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Judiciary elevation: 25 new Judges for the Appeal court

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of 25 justices to the court of appeal.

National Conference: Anyim Pius, Kutigi, others share their opinions

4 years ago /

Delegates to the National Conference taking place in Abuja, the nation’s capital, say they will place national interest above sentiments in their deliberations.

Party funding: Political parties come up with divergent views

4 years ago /

Funding of political parties in the country has remained a contentious issue since the return of democracy in 1999.

Fuel scarcity update: Benin unhappy with persistent hardship

4 years ago /

Motorists and residents in Benin City Edo state capital have continued to lament the hardship they experience on a daily basis as a result of the un-ending fuel scarcity, which has remained unabated for almost one month.

Nigerian Immigration Service exploits unemployed youths

4 years ago /

In 2013, a major recruitment scandal rocked the Nigeria Immigration Service, when some members of the National Assembly raised an alarm that the service had circumvented the public service recruitment procedure by offering employment to a number of candidates who did not pass through the civil service recruitment process.  

Minister of Interior, Abba Moro visits National Hospital

4 years ago /

The minister of interior, Abba Moro has visited victims of saturday’s stampede of job seekers receiving treatment at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Immigration stampede: PDP on Immigration disaster

4 years ago /

As the nation griefs over the death of many job seekers, two political parties are currently engaged in verbal war over the incident.

Immigration stampede: Over 20 killed across the nation

4 years ago /

On Saturday the unemployment malaise in the nation was brought to light again as dozens of job seekers lost their lives in various parts of the country as they sought for employment into the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) as they were trampled to death during a stampede as many others were injured.

Abuja National stadium stampede: Injured victims speak out

4 years ago /

Following the stampede, which left at least seven persons dead at the Abuja National stadium on Saturday, the Nigerian minister of interior Abba Moro’s visit to the National hospital Abuja was only to be expected.  

Missing money: NNPC insists no money is missing

4 years ago /

The senate probe into alleged unremitted $49.8 billion continued on Thursday with the group-managing director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC Andrew Yakubu saying no money is missing.  

Fuel scarcity: Key player pledges commitment to bring it to an end

4 years ago /

In a bid to check the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country, a key player in fuel distribution has pledged his commitment and that of others with like mind to work towards ensuring that the scarcity ends.

Navy demands release of N4.5 billion 2013 outstanding budget

4 years ago /

The Nigerian navy has expressed fears that its contractual agreement for the supply of off shore petrol vessels would be breached if its outstanding N4.5 billion capital appropriation for 2013 is further delayed.

Federation Account: Some agencies are still yet to make 25% remittance

4 years ago /

Poor allocations and late release of funds to government ministries, departments and agencies have been the major complaints of most parastatals in the on going 2014 budget defence at the National Assembly.

Human Rights Abuse: UN wants implementation of 2013 report by Nigeria

4 years ago /

The United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Navi Pillay has advised the Nigerian government to implement the recommendations of the 2013 UN report on Human Rights situation in Nigeria.

Amendment to delegates list

4 years ago /

The federal government has announced amendments to the list of delegates to the national conference.

War on Terror: Security agencies accuse politicians of undermining operations

4 years ago /

Nigeria’s security agencies say a section of the country’s political elite is undermining current efforts to tackle security challenges in the North-east.

Former British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw speaks to Nigerian lawmakers

4 years ago /

Former British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw believes Nigeria must have to tackle corruption and reduce the level of inequality in the country if it is to make progress.

Fuel scarcity update: Suleja depot without PMS

4 years ago /

The NNPC depot in Suleja, which supplies the capital city, Abuja, with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, still has no product in stock.

Civil Rights lawyer sues NJC

4 years ago /

Civil Rights lawyer Nkereuwem Akpan has dragged the National Judicial Council NJC and President Goodluck Jonathan before a Federal high court over the nomination of Justice Zainab Bukachuwa as the President of the court of appeal.

Democracy and Governance: Amaechi, Falana, Straw and Bruton brainstorm

4 years ago /

Issues of governance took centre stage at an International Conference on Democracy and Good Governance organized by the Rivers State government.