Senate dumps passage of N22.7trn Ways and Means 

January 25, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday jettisoned planned final consideration and passage of N22.7trillion Ways and Means Restructuring request forwarded to it and the House of Representatives by President Muhammadu Buhari in December, 2022 for expeditious consideration. Failure of the Senate to pass the N22.7trillion Ways and Means Restructuring request by President Buhari puts Nigeria at risk of incurring additional N1.8trillion debt as Read More

Fed Poly Bauchi sacks 2 lecturers for raping students

October 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal polytechnic Bauchi has dismissed two of its lecturers for allegedly raping some female students of the polytechnic recently. Rector of the polytechnic Sunusi Gumau disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting of the governing council of the institution held over the weekend. According to the rector, the dismissed lecturers are Adebusoye Michael Sunday, of Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

2022 Budget: Senate approves N13.98trn MTEF/FSP projections

September 22, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday approved the N13.98trillion 2022 budget proposal as contained in the 2022 – 2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework ( MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP), forwarded to it for consideration by President Muhammadu Buhari in July this year . Projected N5.62trillion budget deficit and N4.89trillion new borrowings , were however kicked against by some Senators during general debate Read More

Customs lists conditions for subletting of licence by clearing agents

August 19, 2021 David Agba 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has issued a memo listing conditions that customs brokers must comply with before subletting their licences to others. Customs brokers, also known in Nigeria as licensed customs agents, must statutorily be licensed by the NCS before they can be involved in the clearance of goods at airport, seaport and land borders. However, very few clearing Read More

PIB: Buhari has shown courage to do the right thing – APC

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2021 into law as passed by the National Assembly, saying such has ended the long jinx of the PIB delayed since early 2000s.  The governing party, however said Nigeria’s oil and gas industry which used to loose as much as $15 billion in investments Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More

Reject outcome of Osun ward congress, APC group tells Buni

August 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Members of the Osun Progressives (TOP) have called on Governor Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to reject the outcome of the ward congresses held in the state in its entirety. While describing the exercise as a sham, the APC faction narrated how Osun state government allegedly manipulated the exercise. The group loyal to Read More

Breaking: NSCDC launches gender policy

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) has just lunched the gender policy to militate against rights and full participation in policies formulation and representation of women on an equal basis with men in the corps.  The Commandant General of NSCDC, Ahmed Abubakar Audu, just made the announcement in Abuja during his opening address on the lunching of gender policy Read More

Stakeholders begin validation of reverse policy on labour migration

July 9, 2021 Moses John 0

Stakeholders in the labour sector in Nigeria on Wednesday commence validation of the revised National Policy on Labour Migration (NPLM,2014). Speaking at a workshop for stakeholders to validate the revised Policy, the Director Employment and Wages, Mr. John Nyamali said federal government is determined to manage organized labour migration in the country and harness its benefits for national development. He said the journey started with the adoption of  Read More

Breaking: APC moves to punish Lai Mohammed over outburst against Kwara governor

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has given indication that it may sanction the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed over his recent outburst against governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in the state. The minister had claimed that he sponsored the electioneering campaigns of the governor in 2019 which has been denied. Responding to the development Read More

ALGON factional president in EFCC net over N5.2bn fund

June 10, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday summoned Mr. Alabi Akolade David, a factional president of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) over alleged misappropriation of N5. 2 billion belonging to the association. Mr. David, who leads a faction of ALGON, has been locked in a battle of supremacy with the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of Read More

NIS to profile herders entering Nigeria through Niger border

May 27, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has said it will henceforth profile herdsmen entering the country at Jigawa, through the border with Niger Republic. NIS Controller in Jigawa, Isma’il Abba, stated this while speaking at the decoration of 58 recently promoted officers. He said the decision was aimed at tackling the annual influx of camels into the state through the common Read More

EFCC recovers over N1bn cash from civil servant

May 20, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, Thursday disclosed that the Anti-graft agency last week recovered over N1 billion cash sitting in one bank account from a Civil Servant. Bawa made the disclosure while appearing before the Senate Committee on Finance, investiating the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)  and payment of 1 % stamp duty by contractors  Read More

FCTA vows to demolish all illegal structures, warns against infractions

May 19, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed that it would demolish all illegal structures in the nation’s capital no matter how highly placed. Acting director, FCTA department of Development Control, Tpl Garba Kwamkur who disclosed this Wednesday, during weekly inspection of on-going developments across the territory, warned developers to desist from violating the Abuja Master Plan with all sorts Read More

Lawan swears in Ibezim as Senator representing Imo North

April 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, swore in Chukwuma Frank Ibezim to represent Imo North Senatorial District. Ibezim took the oath of office at exactly 11:02am during the start of plenary. The oath was administered by the Clerk to the Senate, Mr. Ibrahim El-Ladan. Recall that the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja had on February 16 affirmed the Read More

2023: Northern students endorse Atiku, support apprenticeship program

April 15, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Ahead of the 2023 elections, the Association of Northern Nigerian Students (ANNS) which is the apex students body in the 19 northern states has endorsed a former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as next president. The association made the endorsement Thursday at a press conference addressed by its national Vice President Comrade Sani Adamu and representatives from northern states held at Read More

Pantami, a victim of media attacks?

April 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

An online new medium, NewsWireNGR, has retracted and deleted from its platforms, news websites and the various social media pages a publication of Daily Independent alleging that Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Sheikh Isa Pantami, is placed on terror watch-list for alleged ties with Boko Haram Leader Muhammad Yusuf. NewsWireNGR said it has launched an independent audit to Read More