Fake news can set Nigeria ablaze – Kaduna Speaker

April 10, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Speaker, Kaduna state House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Zailani, has warned that fake news is capable of setting Nigeria ablaze, noting that it has contributed to the spate of insecurity affecting the country.  Addressing a one-day roundtable organised by NUJ Northwest Zone in collaboration with NUJ Kaduna State Council on ‘Fake News, Governance and Society’ in Kaduna on Saturday, Zailani said Read More

COVID – 19: Senate faults FG’s conversion of PTF to Steering Committee

April 9, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Health has faulted the federal government for converting the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID – 19 to Steering Committee on the pandemic without required collaboration with the National Assembly. The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe made these declarations Thursday during a public hearing on a bill titled: “Federal Medical Centre, Read More

Anxiety as FCTA union war lingers

April 8, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

There seems to be no respite in sight over the lingering industrial war between the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and Joint Unions Action Committee (JUAC) as FCT chapters of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC ) have waded in with a vow to formally write FCT Minister and expand demands of the angry workers. This indication Read More

Senate’s move to legalise constituency projects

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Obviously, flowing from the controversy surrounding the constitutionality and/or legality of the constituency projects of given to members of the National Assembly as well as the corruption to which the funds have been enmeshed, the senate recently passed for second reading a bill seeking to legalise constituency projects and dedicate 20 percent of annual national budgets to such zonal intervention Read More

Wase, Lalong mourn Maitala, say his death tragic

April 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The deputy speaker House of Representatives, Idris Ahmad Wase, has described late Hon. Haruna Maitala as a hardworking, dedicated and honest politician whose services were mostly needed. Wase in a statement on his verifiable official Facebook page, said he was saddened by the death of the lawmaker, who died Friday,  in a ghastly motor accident, enroute Jos from Abuja. “I Read More

What Nigerians expect as Constitution Review gets underway

April 2, 2021 TAIYE ODEALE 0

‘…Power devolution to states needed’,…Monarchs demand constitutional role in governance,…2014 National Confab report should be considered – Expert,…We want autonomy for local govts – Workers,…CFGG seeks revenue-sharing formula review Both chambers of the National Assembly like those before them from the 5th to the 8th Assembly, have ad-hoc committees on Constitution Review, from which reports are expected in July, this Read More

2023: Any Hope for Nigerian Youth?

April 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 general elections draw closer, politicians are consulting and building alliances with particular regions demanding the zoning of certain offices even as case is being made in some quarters for increased youth participation. In this report, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU examines the chances of the Nigerian youth in the forthcoming elections. The population of Nigeria, which is touted as the Read More

ICSAN opposes bill granting “chartered status” to APSSON

March 29, 2021 Odunewu Segun 0

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) has kicked against a proposed bill at the National Assembly seeking to grant “chartered status” to the Association of Professional Secretarial Staff of Nigeria (APSSON). The President of the Institute, Bode Ayeku, who made this known in Lagos at a media Parley said the reason for the opposition was that Read More

Mass metering: Senate slams NERC over 13% performance

March 26, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Power, expressed dismay on the abysmal performance of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the mass metering project in the country despite N33.4 billion already released by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Verdict of poor performance slammed on NERC by the committee came from assessment made on the project at an interactive session Read More

Updated: UNICAL Prof. bags 3-year-jail over A/Ibom North election fraud

March 26, 2021 Uko Etim 0

An Akwa Ibom state High Court 2 sitting in Ikot Ekpene, Thursday sentenced Professor Peter Ogban to three years imprisonment after he was found guilty of electoral fraud case leveled against him by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC took Ogban to court on two count charge of fraudulently tampering with the election results in favour of the All Read More

INEC to engage NASS on electoral constituencies- Yakubu

March 16, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained that it is preparing to engage with the leadership of the National Assembly on the issue of division, revision and alteration of electoral constituencies in Nigeria. Chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, who stated this Tuesday, at the consultative meeting with labour unions and professional associations, said the commission’s discussion paper Read More

NDDC: Again, Sen. Okon warns Akpabio to steer clear from South-south Gov

March 15, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Pioneer National Publicity/Organizing  Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Anietie Okon has again advised  the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio to steer clear from politics that may consume him, warning that his recent utterances against the South-south governors was insulting and unfortunate. Okon spoke on Monday with journalists in Uyo while reacting to the Read More

Group urges Buhari to reverse fuel pump price hike

March 15, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A group under the aegis of Arise for Good Governance has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency reverse the recent astronomical increase in the fuel pump price in the interest of peace and welfare of Nigerians. The Kogi state coordinator of the group, Solomon Agada, who made the call Sunday at a press conference held Read More

Minimum wage bill: NLC threatens to recall Akwa Ibom NASS member

March 11, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to recall any National Assembly member from the state who may support the controversial new minimum wage bill. The chairman, Comrade Sunny James, during NLC protest in Uyo metropolis Wednesday said the minimum must not be taken away from the exclusive list to concurrent list. He noted that Read More

NSE completes demutualisation , receives SEC, CAC final approval

March 11, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has received final approvals of its demutualisation plan from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). With these approvals, The Exchange has now completed its demutualisation process. Under the demutualisation plan, a new non-operating holding company, the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (‘NGX Group’) has been created. The Group will have three Read More

NLC: Benue Assembly vows to work against anti-people policies

March 11, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue State House of Assembly Wednesday promised to work with the organised labour in the state to fight against government policies that are anti people. Speaker of the Benue state House of Assembly Titus Uba made this known when the organised labour was at the assembly during a peaceful protest against the move by the National Assembly to transfer Read More

IWD: AGED decries lack of access, ownership of land by women

March 11, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A non-governmental organisation, Africa Global Empowerment Development Network (AGED), has decried lack of access and ownership of land by women across the country. Assistant Director Programme of AGED, Joy Ezekiel, stated this Monday during a roundtable dialogue on Women’s Access to land in celebration of InternationalWomen’s Day with the theme: “I choose to challenge”. She said: “We at AGED network Read More

NASS not hit by cash crunch – Spokesman

March 10, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The spokesman of the Senate, Senator Ajibola Basiru (APC Osun Central) , Tuesday debunked insinuations that the National Assembly is cash strapped. Senator Basiru in a personally signed press statement in reaction to a story published by one of the national dailies on alleged cash crunch hitting the National Assembly, said being an institution on first line charge, it is Read More

Arewa Assembly cries out over plots to cancel eligible customer scheme from electricity market

March 7, 2021 David Agba 0

Coalitions of Arewa Assembly have decried the recent move to stop the provision of Eligible Customer, EC scheme in the Nigerian Electricity market. The Coalitions of Arewa Assembly in a statement issued at the weekend by its National Coordinator, Mallam Attahiru Usman, disclosed that the move by some Discos cartels is a deliberate attempt to collapse the economy stressing that Read More

True federalism and labour issues, by Salihu Moh. Lukman

March 7, 2021 Salihu Moh. Lukman 0

After its March 2, 2021 National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) announced that ‘should the need arise, it has empowered the National Administrative Council (NAC) to declare and enforce a national strike action especially if the legislators continue on ruinous path of moving the National Minimum wage from the Exclusive to the Concurrent Legislative List.’ In addition, Read More

Pictures: Buhari set to decorate new CDS, Service Chiefs

March 5, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday decorate the new Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs with their new ranks. This was disclosed by Bashir Ahmad, a media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari via his verified Twitter handle. He wrote, “Following their confirmation by the National Assembly, President @MBuhari will later today, decorate the newly appointed Service Chiefs with their Read More

Capital projects: Bala laments FG’s injustice to North-east

March 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed, has lamented what he described as the ‘federal government’s injustice’ to the North-east geo-political zone in terms of capital projects. The governor made the lamentation Wednesday during the opening of the 4th North East Governors forum meeting hosted by the state. He decried that the region lags behind in terms of development due to federal Read More

Breaking: Take insurgency battle to Boko Haram, bandits, Senate tells newly confirmed CDS, Service Chiefs

March 2, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Major General Lucky Eluoye Onyenucheya Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff. Also confirmed were the nominations of Major General Ibrahim Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu as Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka  Amao  as Chief of Air Staff.  The confirmation of the nominees Read More

ADC to challenge defection of Rep member in court

March 2, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

African Democratic Congress (ADC) has said that it will challenge the ‘illegal’ defection of its member in the House of Representatives, Hon Peter Makinde of Ondo East/West to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). The party which dismissed the purported defection of Hon Makinde to the APC as a huge joke described it as illegal and a plot to destabilise Read More

FG mulls Uber mobile ambulances for emergency medical services

February 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has disclosed that it was considering initiating an Uber-like mobile ambulances scheme that would provide emergency medical services to Nigerians. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at a three-day retreat for the National Assembly on Amendments of National Health Act 2014. Ehanire said the ambulances in partnership with the private sector would provide first Read More