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FG Requires about N416billion Annually for Highway Projects across the Country – Minister

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Minister of Works, Arc. Mike Onolememen has made it known that the Federal Government requires about N416billion annually for highway projects across the country. The minister who along with his Minister of State, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda, briefed the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on his ministry’s achievement ... Read More »

$620,000 Bribery Scandal: Farouk Lawan Prays Court to Throw out Case against Him

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The trial of the embattled former chairman of the Ad hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Regime, Honourable Farouk Lawan and the secretary of the Committee, Boniface Emenalo, which was meant to commence before an Abuja High Court on Wednesday, could not commence due to an application brought by the accused ... Read More »

Boko Haram Amnesty: “It is a clarion call to more terrorism in Nigeria” – Christian Youth Group

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A group, the Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) has threatened violence if the planned amnesty for members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect is carried out. YOWICAN, whose membership cut across the six geopolitical zones in the country, said that, rather than considering amnesty to the ... Read More »

Northern Governors Forum Agreed on Amnesty for Boko Haram a Year ago – Governor of Sokoto

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Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has said that the resolve by the Federal Government to grant amnesty to members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, would go a long way in bringing to an end the security challenges the sect is posing to the nation. Governor Wamakko, stated this ... Read More »

We are not trying to “muzzle” the press – Presidency Reacts to Arrest of Leadership Staff

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The Presidency has reiterated its committed to freedom of the press, but however cautioned against the publication of falsehood. This was made known in a statement by the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Reuben Abati, following a release issued by the management of Leadership Newspapers, ... Read More »

Use public procurement system for transparency and accountability – BPP Tells State Governments

Director-General, Bureau of Public Procurement, Mr. Emeka Eze

The country’s Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has advised state governors to set up a public procurement system as a way of ensuring further transparency and accountability in government. Director-General of the bureau, Mr Emeka Ezeh, made this call while speaking at a high level interactive session with a delegation ... Read More »

FG Might Reconsider Scrapping NECO, UTME – Presidential Aide

Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai

It has been revealed that the Presidency may reconsider the scrapping of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and others penciled in for scrapping by the Oronsaye Panel. This revelation was made by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Student Matters, Mr Jude ... Read More »

Ekiti Deputy Governor’s Death: Group Charges Government on Funding of the Health Sector

LATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF EKITI STATE, MRS. FUNMILAYO OLAYINKA

Following the recent death of the deputy governor of the state, the Ekiti State chapter of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has decried the death of prominent Nigerians to curable and preventable diseases in recent times, saying it was “a big challenge to governments at all ... Read More »

ACN is Looking for Trouble, but We will Ignore them – OPC Founder

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The founder of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Dr Frederick Fasehun, has promised hell for the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) if the party continues to spread false information against him and his group as it did on the alleged N2.4billion contract to protect of pipelines in the South-West zone. Fasehun, ... Read More »

EFCC Summons Clerk of the House of Representatives over “ongoing investigations”

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The Clerk of the House of Representatives, Mr Sani Omolori, has been summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday over what has been called “ongoing investigations.” Spokesperson for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed this in Abuja said that the Clerk is being invited to ... Read More »

President- General of Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo Worldwide supports Amnesty for Boko Haram

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Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo Worldwide, a pan Igbo social group has backed the call for amnesty for the dreaded Boko Haram sect. This is as the President- General of the group, Chief Gary Nnachi, has joined the long list of other Nigerians calling on the Federal Government to grant amnesty to members ... Read More »

The quality of our ruling elite has degenerated with each successive Republic – Prof Sagay

PROFESSOR ITSE SAGAY (SAN)

Professor Itse Sagay, a renowned legal practitioner, has criticised the country’s ruling elite for failing to provide good governance for the nation. Prof Sagay made this known in Lagos while delivering a lecture ‘Good Governance and Enforcement of Law and Order’ at the Nigerian Institute of Management’s 2013 Management Day. ... Read More »

It is uncalled for and evil for anyone to want to mix politics with religion – Governor Rauf Aregbesola

OSUN STATE GOVERNOR, OGBENI RAUF AREGBESOLA

Osun State Governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, has restated his administration’s opposition to the imposition of any religious faith in the state. Governor Aregbesola made this disclosure during the 2013 Easter service of songs held by the Apostolic Faith Orchestral choir at the state Government House Oke-fia, Osogbo. He noted that ... Read More »

Shame: Court Proceedings Adjourned as Prison Officials had no Means of Transporting Suspects to Court

CONTROLLER-GENERAL OF NIGERIAN PRISONS SERVICE, ZAKARI OHINOYI IBRAHIM

A drama of some sort played itself out at an Onitsha High Court 5, on Tuesday, as proceedings on a kidnap case had to be stalled, following the failure of officials of Onitsha Prisons to produce the kidnap suspects in court. When the case came up for hearing before Justice ... Read More »

APC Drags INEC to Court over Name

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The last might not have been heard of the controversies trailing the registration of the “APC” acronym as the drama took a new twist on Tuesday, with one of the associations jostling to be registered under the acronym, African Peoples Congress, dragging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before a ... Read More »

Nothing Like Disagreement between Anenih and Tukur – PDP Reacts to Rumours

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has refuted the claim making the rounds in some quarters that there was a rift between the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and its Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Chief Tony Anenih, describing it as “false and baseless.” The leadership of the party made this known in ... Read More »

Tell PDP to treat us well; we will tell our people to continue to vote for PDP – Amaechi tells Anenih

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Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih recently led a delegation of other BOT members of the party to Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday. According to Anenih, they were in Rivers State to consult with Rivers State Governor, Rt. ... Read More »

NLC Suspends Strike and Protest March Scheduled for Today as FG Takes Action on Pension

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In what can be described as a welcome development, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended the planned strike and protest march scheduled for today in Abuja and Lagos, as well as other state capitals across the federation, over the plights of Nigerian pensioners. This suspension followed the decision of ... Read More »

Amnesty: We are ready to dialogue on the condition that… – Boko Haram

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Members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, through one of their leaders, Muhammad Marwan, have said that if the Federal Government would not blackmail or deceive them as was done in the past, they will be ready to avail themselves for dialogue as was initiated by the Northern Elders Forum. ... Read More »

“General System Collapse” Responsible for Poor Electricity Supply – Ministry of Power

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As most Nigerians would have noticed, there has been a significant drop in the supply of electricity across the country. This is as a result of a drop in power generation from a peak of 4,517 megawatts attained on December 21, 2012 to 3,443MW on Tuesday. The Punch, which made ... Read More »