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e-payment assists Katsina to fish out ghost workers – Masari

By Hamidu Sabo Katsina Katsina State government said the adoption of e-payment has assisted the present administration in the detection and delection of reasonable number of ghost – workers in the state. The state governor Aminu Bello Masari disclosed this yesterday at the opening of the 5th regular meeting of the National Council on Communication […]

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60m Nigerians illiterate – FG

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has expressed concern over the country’s high rate of illiteracy, saying some 60 million Nigerians, or 30 percent of the population, cannot read or write. Adamu said this yesterday at the opening of the 2017 Nigeria’s Annual Education Conference held under the titled: “Achieving Inclusive Education through Innovative Strategies.” According […]

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Teachers’ sack: El-Rufai appeals to Kaduna NASS members, receives 43,806 applicants

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has appealed to National Assembly members from the state to “help save future generations of the state from servitude by ensuring quality public education.” Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday during a regular consultative meeting with members of the National Assembly from the state, he informed […]

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Boko Haram attacks: Adamawa community threatens relocation to Cameroun

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Yola and Moses John Abuja Following frequent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents, the Madagali community in Adamawa state has threatened to relocate to Cameroun. Speaking during the presentation of relief materials donated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to communities aff ected by recent Boko Haram attacks in Gulak town, yesterday, […]

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EFCC looted 222 mansions recovered by Maina – Senate c’ttee

-I didn’t issue reinstatement directive – Malami -Upper chamber orders probe -He still treats fi les, draws salary till date – Maina’s counsel By Taiye Odewale and Joshua Egbodo Abuja Senator Emmanuel Paulker, Chairman of the Senate committee investigating the botched reinstatement and promotion of the former chairman of presidential task force on pensions, Ibrahim […]

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Ex-PDP N/chair’s wife joins APC

Wife of the former National Chairman of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Amadu Ali, has joined the ruling All Progressives  (APC) . Mrs. Marian Ali, who contested and lost the PDP Delta North Senatorial district ticket for 2015 general elections was received at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja by the party’s […]

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Group calls for Atiku, five ex- governors, others’ return to PDP

***Says they’re not fairly treated in APC A group operating under the aegis of the PDP Unity Forum has appealed to the five governors and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who left the party to return now  that normalcy has returned to the party. The group hinged their call on the reason that the […]

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Buhari takes drastic actions against attacks on Zamfara, North-east communities

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara state, following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun local government areas. To enable the army carry out this new mandate, the President has approved the request of the Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan Ali (rtd) […]

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Why I couldn’t empower traditional rulers – Jonathan

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan  has given reasons why the political elite countered attempts by his administration to amend the constitution and give legal backing to the advisory roles of traditional rulers in the country. According to Jonathan, the politicians attributed their objections to the anticipated power and political influence the amendment may confer on the […]

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PDP explains stand on micro-zoning, Anambra, Edo, Ondo elections

Following the controversy on micro zoning and allegation of doublespeak against the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by some chairmanship aspirants, the party has  reiterated that it only recognised zoning between North and South. This according to the party tallies with the position of the national convention and National Executive Committee […]

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Buhari inaugurates audit committee on recovered assets

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated a three-member audit Committee on the Recovery and Management of Stolen Assets within and outside Nigeria. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting Wednesday at the State House in Abuja, the President said he would never allow wanton diversion and […]

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Why EFCC must arrest former SSS, NIA bosses – Magu

The chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, said on Wednesday that the commission is not discouraged about Tuesday’s failed attempt to arrest the former Director General of the State Security Service (SSS), Mr. Ita Ekpeyong, and former head of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr. Ayo Oke. Fielding questions from State […]

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Nigerian Army orders all personnel to learn Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba before 2019

The Nigerian Army has directed all its officers and men to immediately commence the learning of the three major Nigerian languages. A statement by army spokesperson, Sani Usman, on Wednesday morning said all personnel are expected to be proficient in Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba by December 2018. Mr. Usman, a brigadier general, said the directive […]

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Aviation infrastructure:  Sirika declares deficit an opportunity for investment

..President Buhari declares IWAF 2017 open ..AfDB decries cost of air travel in Africa   Minister of State, Aviation Hadi Sirika has asked aviation stakeholders to take advantage of gaps existing in aviation infrastructure especially in Africa and Nigeria in particular as investment opportunities. Sirika who was speaking Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the […]

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ADP faults Saraki, Gov Ahmed over Kwara LG election, seeks INEC’s takeover

Action Democratic Party (ADP) has demanded that henceforth the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should take over the conduct of Local Government election, alleging “electoral fraud by the state governors.”  The party also faulted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed and Minister of Information Lai Mohammed among other APC leaders for their failure […]

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Buhari congratulates Obiano, says electoral reform working

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the people of Anambra state, the governorship candidates, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), election observers as well as security agencies and other stakeholders, on the peaceful conduct of the November 18 gubernatorial election in the state. While congratulating Governor Willie Obiano on his re-election, the President urged him to […]