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House Of Representatives Wades Into NEMA Staff Strike

8 hours ago /
Nation 

Civil servants at the national emergency management agency, NEMA, have called off their industrial action following the intervention of the House of Representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness. A truce was reached on Tuesday as NEMA officials promised to attend to the demands of the staff, one of which is...

Kano Spends N1.8 Billion For Foreign Scholarships

8 hours ago /
Education 

The Kano state government says it has expended more than one point eight billion naira for foreign scholarship in the last eight months. Commissioner for Information Muhammad Garba, says the Ganduje administration had inherited a huge outstanding foreign scholarship debt from the last administration. The debt was settled for the benefit...

Death Toll In Borno/Muna Suicide Bombings Rise To 18

8 hours ago /
Nation  Security 

18 persons have been killed in multiple suicide bomb attacks at Muna garage area, on the Maiduguri-Gamboru Ngala Road, in Maiduguri. 16 others got injured in the attack which occurred slightly after 8pm on Sunday, involving 3 explosions. Commissioner of Police Damian Chukwu told journalists after a visit to the scene that,...

PDP Senate Caucus Meets Chairmanship Aspirants

8 hours ago /
Politics 

The Senate caucus of the People’s Democratic Party on Monday held a crucial meeting with aspirants for the chairmanship position of the party in Abuja with senators screening aspirants on their plans for the PDP. Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio led the PDP senators to screen aspirants on their vision...

We Have No Hands In Maina's Reinstatement - DSS

8 hours ago /
Nation 

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has no hands in the recall or reinstatement of Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of the presidential task force on pension reform. The DSS said there was no correspondence of any sort between the DSS and the head of service with respect...

Catalonia Vows To Resist Madrid

16 hours ago /
International News 

Catalan authorities have stated that it will not follow orders from the Spanish government if Madrid moves to reassert control over the region. Foreign affairs spokesman Raul Romeva stated that the central government was acting against the will of catalans. Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has announced plans to sack the region's...

Immigration Boss Seek Cross River Government’s Collaboration In Managing Cameroon Refugees

16 hours ago /
Nation 

No fewer than fourth thousand Cameroonian migrants are expected to find their ways into Nigeria for protection says the comptroller general of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede. The immigration boss who visited the main border axis of cross river state however said there was no cause for alarm as governor Ben Ayade has...

Buhari Visits Niamey On Tuesday

16 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari will Tuesday depart for Niamey, republic of Niger, to participate in a meeting on common currency for the west African sub-region.   member countries of the ECOWAS task force on common currency are ‎Nigeria, cote d'ivoire, Ghana and Niger.   The minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun and the central bank of Nigeria governor,...

Argentina Governing Party Wins Mid-Term Elections

16 hours ago /
International News 

Argentina's centre-right governing coalition has won a sweeping victory in mid-term congressional elections. The result will strengthen president Mauricio Macri's position as he seeks to complete his pro-market reforms. He told supporters that they had shown it was possible to change the history of Argentina. Former left-wing president Cristina Fernández De Kirchner secured...

Judicial Officers Urged To Understand Oil And Gas Matters

17 hours ago /
Nation 

There was a consensus among participants at an oil and gas conference in the Nigerian capital, Abuja of the need for a strong knowledge and skills acquisition among judicial officers handling legal matters on Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. The executive secretary of petroleum technology development fund, PTDF, Aliyu bello set...

FIFA Awards Holds In London

17 hours ago /
Sports  

World football governing body FIFA is set to honour outstanding players and coaches in an award ceremony in London Football stars past and present started arriving London on Sunday, among them are Argentina’s Diego Maradona, France’s marcel Dessaily, and Nigeria’s duo Emmanuel Amunike and Austin jay-jay Okocha. Okocha is a member of the...

Due Process In Army Procurement

17 hours ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army says in line with the Federal Government's intolerance to financial corruption, it is taking steps to educate its personnel on procurement laws and best practices. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai said this in Abuja when he visited the Director-General of the Bureau for...

Kenya Election: Raila Odinga’s Sister Charged With Inciting Violence

17 hours ago /
International News 

Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered that opposition leader Raila Odinga's sister should immediately be charged with inciting violence against the election commission. Ruth Odinga is alleged to have entered an election centre without permission, and caused damage to property, although Odinga, a former deputy governor of Kisumu state, has not yet...

FG Replies Critics Of Its Achievements

17 hours ago /
Nation 

The federal government says descriptions of its achievements by critics of mere lies and propaganda will be matched with verifiable facts and figures. Minister of information and Culture Lai Mohammed who said this on Monday in Abuja at the Nigeria governors’ forum media conference noted that the criticisms will be the...

Borno Blast Kill 16

17 hours ago /
Security 

16 persons were killed in a multiple suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri on Sunday. 18 others were said to have been injured in the attack which occurred slightly after 8pm, involving three explosions. The police in Maiduguri who summarised the incident said, a male suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device, ied, strapped on him at...

Igbo Leaders Of Thought Commend Buhari For Engagement With South East Zonal Leaders

17 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended over his recent engagements with leaders from the southeast zone of Nigeria. Some leaders of thought, under the aegis of Igbo people of Nigeria who gave the commendation during a march to the Aso Rock presidential villa, in  Abuja, said they see the interactions as a...

Buhari Directs Sack Of Maina

18 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate disengagement from service of Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the presidential task force on pension reforms.  in a memo to the head of the civil service of the federation, the president equally demanded a full report of the circumstances of Maina's recall and...

Senate Enacts Enabling Laws For Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation

18 hours ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has enacted an enabling law that will fundamentally position the country’s tourism industry to contribute more to the treasury. With the new act, the Nigerian tourism development corporation has now given way to the Nigerian tourism development authority NTDA) After an extensive clause by clause consideration, the senate repealed the Nigerian tourism development corporation,NTDC, act and replaced...

More Calls For The Promotion Of Girl Child Education

19 hours ago /
Education  Nation 

The international day of the girl-child may have come and gone but key players have continued to engage issues bordering on the welfare of the girl-child. Many say that for Nigeria to achieve success with the sustainable development goals (SDGS) policies aimed at promoting social freedom and financial empowerment for the girl-child...

Nigeria/Cameroon Boundary: Governor Ayade Charges Immigration To Protect Citizens Along Border Line

20 hours ago /
Nation 

The Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade has called on the nigerian immigration service to protect the citizens living along the border lines between Nigeria and the republic of Cameroon. Ayade stated this when he received the comptroller general of immigration, Muhammed Babandede who paid him a visit in his...


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