Breaking: Like WAEC, FG sets kick-off dates for NECO, NABTEB exams

July 29, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, has announced that the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for SS3 pupils will commence on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020. Minister Nwajiuba who made the disclosure also said the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examinations will start on September 21 Read More

Breaking: FG extends resumption of Int’l flight

July 21, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has again postponed resumption of international flight due to continuous spread of coronavirus in the country and beyond. However, the Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika via his twitter handle explained that no new resumption date has not been scheduled. He said, “International Flight resumption date is not October. NAMA just issued a routine 90 day notices to Read More

Breaking: FG evacuates 270 stranded Nigerians from Egypt

July 10, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 270 stranded Nigerians are about now on their way to Abuja from Egypt due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was disclosed on the Twitter handle of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM). According to the commission, “270 Stranded Nigerians departed Cairo Egypt via @eayptair for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with two other Nationals. “The flight is expected Read More

Breaking: FG unveils 12 new Perm Secs…see their full names, state of origin

June 16, 2020 Editor 0

President Mohammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of 12 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Dr Folasade Yem-Esanmade, this known in a statement signed by Director Communication, Mrs Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, in her office in Abuja. The new Permanent Secretaries are; Mr Akinlade Oluwatoyin from Kogi, Malam Alkali Nura Read More

Breaking: FG slams sanctions on Airline coy, captain for flying Naira Marley

June 15, 2020 Editor 0

The airline that flew Naira Marley to and and fro the nation’s capital, Abuja is in trouble. Now, the Minister for aviation, Hadi Sirika, has disclosed that the airline company has been sanctioned for carrying out a different purpose outside the reason it was given approval. Sirika who spoke during the routine media briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) Read More

Covid-19: FG and a pragmatic leader’s swift response

April 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

Leadership is nothing until it is people-centered, result-driven and forward-focused. Like linear equation, every action taken by President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus has combined effectively to check the spread of the dreaded virus.  Coronavirus in Nigeria has revealed three things: that Nigeria, under President Buhari, has returned to the Read More

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Breaking: FG makes u-turn on suspension of Ogunbiyi as REA MD

January 7, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has made reversed the suspension of Managing Director of Rural Electricity Agency (REA) Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi, instead her resignation has been considered. Ogunbiyi resigned in a bid to take up a new job with the United Nation. She was suspended on December 31, 2019 over alleged malpractices. After her suspension, Ogunbiyi, first female MD of the REA, Read More

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Breaking: No more! FG stops N50 charge on POS transactions

December 24, 2019 Editor 0

Additional N50 charge being imposed on transactions conducted on Point of Sale (POS) machines has been removed by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) on Tuesday. A statement by FCCPC’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Babatunde Itukera, described the charge as counterproductive. Details loading…

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39, 000 lecturers enrolled in IPPIS: FG promoting fake news – ASUU

December 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Sunday accused the federal government of promoting fake news over its claim that it had enrolled over 39,000 lecturers on the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS). The union, speaking through the University of Ibadan chairman of the union, Prof Deji Omole, also declared that the “said claim by the federal Read More

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FG to review revenue formula – RMAFC

August 7, 2019 Editor 0

The federal government Tuesday said it’s once again considering a review of the federation allocation sharing formula for Federal, States and Local Governments due to the present economic realities. Chairman Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) Elias Mbam said this  after receiving an award of excellence from the Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) in Abuja. Currently, the country is operating Read More

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Farmers association warn Osun govt against imposition, division

March 7, 2019 Editorial II 0

All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), has warned the Osun state government against interfering in the selection of leadership of the association in the state. The association alleged that government interference has caused division among members and also hindered its success, insisting that it would reject imposition of candidate on its members. The Chairman of AFAN in Osun state, Alhaji Read More

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2019 elections largely peaceful, orderly – GEPI

February 26, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Global Economic Policy Initiative (GEPI) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies for a “largely peaceful and orderly general election.” The group in a statement signed Tuesday by its chairman, Bernard Okri, in Asaba, Delta state, stated that the observations it made from its situation room showed that the conduct of the February 23rd Read More

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Phone theft: 2 bag 6 months jail in Osun

February 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

A Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, osun state capital, Thursday, sentenced two men, Ogboye Seun (20) and Sunday Iyiola (22) to six month imprisonment for stealing mobile phone.   The prosecutor, Fagboyinbo Abiodun, told the court that the convict committed the offence on July 29, 2017 at about 3:00am at Oke Arugbo community, Osogbo.    He said the convict broke and enter Read More

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Elections: WANEP sensitizes stakeholders on farmers manifesto in Bauchi

February 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

Ahead of the 2019 General elections in Nigeria, the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) has urged relevant stakeholders in the  socio-economic and political sphere of the country to mainstream agricultural sector as a means of addressing the emerging security challenges and agitations for sustainable development. This was contained in a report made available on Wednesday by the Programme Read More

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Iran Backing Atiku Over Shiites’ Interest In Nigeria

February 20, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Sunnah Group of Nigeria (SGN) has adduced reasons why the Islamic Republic of Iran is backing the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for the Saturday, February 23 elections. The group revealed how Atiku’s link with the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shia or Shiites, has earned him a wide Read More

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Buhari to probe INEC after elections

February 18, 2019 Editorial II 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to probe the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the postponement of last Saturday elections. Speaking on Monday in Abuja at a caucus meeting, called by his party to review activities of the APC ahead of the rescheduled election the president said the electoral body has to answers some questions after the Read More

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Breaking: Again, Onnoghen ‘shuns’ CCT, FG beckons arrest warrant on suspended CJN

February 13, 2019 Editor 0

After failing to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal again, the Prosecuting Counsel, Aliyu Umar (SAN), who stood in for the  Federal Government has beckoned on the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to issue a warrant of arrest against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. The application followed Justice Onnoghen’s failure to appear before the tribunal Read More

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Breaking: Varsities remain shut as ASUU, FG meet again

February 1, 2019 Editor 0

After barely three months since virtually all federal institutions were locked, the federal government and the leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are in another round of discussion. The lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with the government. The meeting is about now holding Read More

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Elections: FG reads riot act over firearms build-up, hate speech

January 18, 2019 Editorial II 0

The federal government has read riot act to political actors over reports of firearms build-up with intent to threaten the electoral process and National Security in the country ahead of the general elections starting February. The National Security Adviser (NSA) Maj-Gen. Monguno (rtd), gave this warning on Friday during the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) at the Office of Read More

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Python dance: Lawyer drags FG to court

January 2, 2019 Editorial II 0

 A Lagos-based Rights Campaingner, Chief Malcom Omirhobo, on Wednesday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to declare as unlawful and unconstitutional, the declaration of “Operation Python Dance” across the nation. The applicants in the suit labelled FHC/ABJ/CS/01/2019, are Omirhobo and Board of Incorporated Trustees of Malcom Omirhobo Foundation. Joined as respondents are the Attorney General of the Federation, The Read More

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FG receives ‘fraud report’ on NHIS , promises speedy implementation

December 24, 2018 Editor 0

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, on Monday received report of the Presidential Independent Fact-Facting panel on National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) set up to investigate allegations of fraud against the Executive Secretary of the agency, Professor Usman Yusuf. Receiving the report from the chairman of the panel and retired federal permanent secretary Dr Bukar Read More