How Buhari’s emergence, Military’s counter-insurgency tactics wiped out Boko Haram from Bauchi – CSOs

September 18, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence in 2015 and the military’s counter-insurgency measures have ended Boko Haram activities in Bauchi state and other parts of the North East.  The team led by Global Amnesty Watch (GAW), also consisting of non-governmental organisations and the media came to this conclusion at the end of Read More

FG lists Nasarawa for out-of-school women project

September 17, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state Governor Abdullahi Sule has said the state would benefit from a Universal Basic Education project of the federal government for out-of-school women. Sule stated this when he received in audience wives of legislators of Nasarawa state House of Assembly, under the auspices of legislators’ wives association(LEWA) in Lafia, the state He said that the project would enable the Read More

Breaking: Buhari signs Police Bill 2020 into law

September 17, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said on Thursday. In a statement issued in Abuja, Adesina said the president communicated his assent to the Bill to the National Assembly in a memo dated September 16, 2020, through the Clerk of the legislature. Read More

Amnesty, CSOs hail Buhari, military for eradication of Boko Haram from Yobe

September 16, 2020 Editor 0

The Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) and a coalition of civil society organisations have commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the military for totally wiping out Boko Haram insurgents from Yobe state.  The group made this known on Wednesday at the end of a tour around the state wherein it accessed the situation on ground in post-Boko Haram era and the peace process in place. Read More

Gana: North Central youth leaders commend Army over killing of notorious killer, bandits

September 15, 2020 Editor 0

Some youth leaders from Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states have commended the Nigerian Army over the killing of militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana.  The group at a joint press conference at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, on Tuesday, expressed total confidence in the troops to “continue to defend our people from the other Ganas and their political allies that are still Read More

Breaking: Health workers begin nationwide strike

September 13, 2020 Editor 0

Health workers associations under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) will as from midnight on Sunday proceed on nationwide strike after their talks with the federal government broke down. All the leadership of JOHESU has asked its members to withdraw services from beginning of the current week. Thid was revealed through a statement the union issued on Sunday Read More

Again, gunmen invade Southern Kaduna community, kill 2, burn houses

September 11, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Unknown gunmen attacked a community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of the Kaduna state, killing two persons and burning several houses, barely 24 hours after Southern Kaduna peace summit.  The peace summit, organised by the National Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) in collaboration with inter-faith groups, had at the end iin Kafanchan on Thursday called for immediate end to Read More

Breaking: FAAC disbursed N3.88trn to FG, states, LGs in 6 months – NEITI

September 8, 2020 Editor 0

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) shared N3.879 trillion to the federal government, states, local government areas and other statutory recipients in the first half of 2020. A breakdown of the disbursements showed that N1.53 trillion went to the federal government, while the states got N1.29 trillion and the 774 local government areas received N771.34 billion. Details loading…

Breaking: From Russia, FG receives COVID-19 vaccine

September 4, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has received the samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine. Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin, presented the samples of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Friday. This was contained in a statement signed by the ministry’s Director of Information, Media, and Public Relations, Olujimi Oyetomi. Details loading…

Breaking: Again, FG jerks up petrol price

September 2, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

As Nigerians still grapple over tripple increase in electricity tariff, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) has increased the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit to N151.56 per litre. This is coming less than 45 days after it earlier increased the price to N141 per litre. PPMC is a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. In an internal memo Read More

Breaking: Local contractors storm finance ministry, protests non-payment

August 31, 2020 Editor 0

Local contractors on Monday stormed the Ministry of Finance Headquarters in Abuja protesting the delay in their payment.  The protesting contractors, who were singing “Zainab pay us we no go go”, “we borrowed money to execute contracts”, “You paid your husband, Zainab pay us” amongst others.  In a statement that was later made available to journalists, the group’s Publicity Secretary, Read More

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi: One year at NITDA

August 19, 2020 Hameed Taiwo 0

This month last year, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of a little known man called Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi as the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). For the generality of the public the name didn’t sound a bell but for industry stakeholders, staff of NITDA and those who are conversant of the Information Technology ecosystem Read More

MPC okays N15trn Infrastructure Development Company

August 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has given a nod to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)-led N15 trillion five-year Infrastructure Development Company. The committee  also commended the federal government for the approval to establish  Infrastructure Development Company, which will leverage local and international funds for rebuilding of critical infrastructure across the country. This entity, which will be wholly focused on Read More

Breaking: Panic grips many as Coronavirus hits NFF secretariat

August 19, 2020 Editor 0

Management and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation will undergo coronavirus pandemic tests at the Sunday Dankaro House, National Stadium Complex, Abuja on Thursday. The General Secretary of the Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who addressed the management and staff on Wednesday, informing them that the test has become pertinent following the positive detection of a member of the management. The Read More

PDP berates APC over allocation of FG’s 774,000 Jobs

August 17, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the alleged resort to political godfatherism in the allocation of federal government’s 774,000 jobs to political office holders instead of an open process that will accommodate every Nigerian. PDP National Pubblicity Secretary  Kola Ologbondiya in a statement, Monday described the method adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its administration as “an Read More

Breaking: International flights to resume August 29th

August 17, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The federal government through the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced that International flights which were suspended by the nation’s aviation authorities in the country as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic globally, will resume on 29th August 2020. The Minister who announced this at Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said Nigeria’s Read More

FG gives CCECC January 2021 ultimatum to complete Lagos-Ibadan railway projects

August 16, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Federal Government through the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has  issued a five month ultimatum to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, handling the ongoing extension of the Lagos-Ibadan railway projects extension to ensure the completion of the project by January 1, 2021. The Minister gave the directive at the New Apapa Dockyard station at the weekend following Read More

Bauchi gov, Bala blasts APC govt over corruption allegations against him, Fintiri

August 14, 2020 Editorial II 0

The Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed, has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government over the corruption allegation levelled against him and governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state.  Recalled that the presidency, had in a statement urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sack governor Fintiri and the Bauchi state governor over alleged corruption allegations against them before their Read More

US visa ban: We ‘ve substantially met demands – FG

August 13, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government Committee on Citizen Data Management and Harmonisation said it has concluded its assignment and substantially addressed the concern of the United States America on citizen data that led to its imposition of visa ban on Nigerians.  Following the temporary visa restrictions placed on Nigerian citizens on January 31, 2020 by the United States Government, President Muhammadu Buhari, Read More

BPE not responsible for sale of FG’s landed property

August 13, 2020 David Agba 0

The Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) Mr. Alex A. Okoh has clarified that the Bureau is not responsible for the sale of federal government’s landed property in the country. Appearing before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, chaired by Mr. Oluwole Oke on Tuesday, Okoh said in line with the core mandate of the Bureau, Read More

Exposed! Those gaining from Nigeria’s security crisis

Barely two weeks after Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum alleged sabotage in the military’s fight against insurgency, his Zamfara counterpart, Dr. Mohammed Bello Matawallen, has also accused some ‘power-seeking’ politicians of benefitting from the nation’s security challenge, particularly in the northern part of the country. In recent time, the northern part of the country has continued to face one security Read More

FG spends N409bn to settle ex-PHCN workers-BPE

August 11, 2020 David Agba 0

The federal government has so far spent N409, 915,331,675.45 on the payment of severance benefits to ex-workers and death benefits of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has said. In a statement signed by the Bureau’s Head of Public Communications, Mrs. Amina Othman Tukur, the payment streams were categorized into two: ·        Read More

The Babel of voices over mounting debts

August 11, 2020 Jerry Uwah 0

Nigeria’s mounting debt is at the center of the storm rocking the nation at the moment. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) kicked up the storm in 2019 when it warned that Nigeria’s debt was no longer sustainable. The IMF warning was followed by a similar red flag on debt from the World Bank. Ironically even after warning that Nigeria’s debt Read More

WASSCE: Osun begs exited N-Power teachers to return

August 11, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

Osun state government has appealed to N-Power teachers to return to school to complete the revision for students preparing for West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). A statement by the senior special adviser to Governor Gboyega Oyetola on Special Intervention Programmes, Lukman Abimbola Bello, said the appeal became necessary because some of the N-Power teachers were directly teaching SS3 Read More

Court strikes out suit seeking forensic auditing of NSIA

August 11, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Monday struck out a suit seeking an order suspending Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji, as well as an order for a forensic audit of the organisation’s accounts from inception. Justice Ahmed Mohammed struck out the case consequent upon an application for the withdrawal of the suit by the Read More