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Senate Won’t Delay Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees – Saraki

Saraki wt French ambassador

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki today gave assurance that there the Senate would play its role in ensuring those nominated for ministerial appointments are screened without delay once a list is sent by President Muhammadu Buhari. Saraki said this while receiving the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gaver, ... Read More »

Military Checkpoints: Nigerians Will Not Feel The Absence Of Soldiers On Roads – Arase

Solomon Arase

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase says the order for the removal of military checkpoints by President Muhammadu Buhari will restore the mandate of internal security to the Nigeria Police Force. However, he allayed fears by some Nigerians after the withdrawal of the military from checkpoints, assuring them ... Read More »

Ambode Visits Chief Of Naval Staff, Urges Navy To Assist Lagos Fight Crime


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday urged the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Usman Jibrin, to use his good offices to assist the state in the fight against crime. The governor, who spoke at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, during his visit to Jibrin, expressed his displeasure at the unfortunate and ... Read More »

Workers To Continue Strike As Osun Promises To Pay One Out Of 7 Months’ Salary Owed

Rauf Aregbesola

Although Osun State government has offered to pay one month’s salary out of the seven owed to workers in the state, the workers say the ongoing strike in the state will remain. The state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) declared that strike would continue until the government accedes ... Read More »

2015 Army Day celebration Commences Tomorrow, July 1


The Nigerian Army will mark the 2015 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL 2015) between July 1 and July 6, 2015. This is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman. Mr. Usman said the theme of this year’s Army ... Read More »

Buhari Promises To Protect Oil and Gas Pipelines


President Muhammadu Buhari today vowed to ensure adequate protection of oil and gas installations across the country to prevent vandalism, oil theft and piracy. “It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to secure the environment. The vandalism of oil installations and pipelines, piracy, oil theft and the fall in ... Read More »

Jega Hands Over To Wali At INEC


Professor Attahiru Jega’s tenure as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, came to an end on Tuesday and he has handed over to Ambassador Ahmed Wali. Jega, who has indicated his interest to return to the lecture room at Bayero University Kano (BUK), from where he was appointed ... Read More »

Buhari’s ADC Orders Comprehensive Audit Of All Security Personnel Deployed In Aso Rock

Aso Rock

The Authorities of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, have ordered a comprehensive audit of all security personnel and forces deployed in the nation’s seat of power. PUNCH reports that a memo signed by the Aide-De-Camp to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lt. Col. Lawal Abubakar, explained the purpose of the audit as for ... Read More »

N192m Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Ex-FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed’s Aide, Others


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday arraigned Yau Gital, who was a former Chief of Staff to the immediate past Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, before an FCT High Court in Gudu on 10 counts of N192m fraud. Other accused persons arraigned alongside ... Read More »

Fayose Rejects Plea To Annul Selection Of Ogaga-Elect, Urges Aggrieved Elders To Go To Court

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Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has explained that he has no power to annul the selection of Prince Adejimi Adu as Ogoga-elect, the traditional ruler of Ikere Ekiti town. The governor, who spoke on Monday when some elders of the town, led by Chief Olusola Bayode paid him a visit, ... Read More »

Buhari Reiterates Commitment To Improve Power Supply


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday again reiterated his administration’s commitment to give the highest possible priority to the rapid improvement of power supply across the country. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the president spoke while granting audience to officials of ... Read More »

Tinubu vs AIT: Court Adjourns N150bn Libel Suit Till September


An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday adjourned the N150bn libel suit filed by former Lagos state Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, against African Independent Television to September 30. Justice Iyabo Akinkugbe adjourned the suit for further direction on the court processes served by counsel to both parties in the suit. The ... Read More »

Buhari Restores Accreditation Tag Of Journalist Expelled From Aso Villa By Jonathan

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The accreditation tag of the State House correspondent of German Radio, Deutsche Welle, Mr. Ubale Musa, which was withdrawn by the Goodluck Jonathan administration, was restored on Monday. A statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the restoration ... Read More »

New AGF Formally Assumes Office, Vows Zero Tolerance For Corruption

Ahmed Idris

The newly appointed Accountant General of the Federation, Alh Amed Idris formally resumed office ‎on Monday with a vow of zero tolerance for corruption at the Treasury House. ‎Idris formally took over from the former acting AGF, Mr. Mohammad Dikwa at about 5:30pm on Monday. He called for cooperation among ... Read More »

Foreign Universities Delisting N/Delta Students On FG Scholarship Over Debt – IYC


The President of Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, Mr. Udengs Eradiri, has drawn the attention of the Federal Government and well-meaning Nigerians to the plight of over 6,000 Niger Delta students on scholarships in some foreign universities. He said the authorities of the foreign universities had started delisting the students, majority ... Read More »

Buhari Orders Re-issuance Of Deutsche Welle Correspondent’s Press Pass


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the re-issuance of Presidential Villa Press Pass to Deutsche Welle correspondent, Mallam Ubale Musa, who was expelled from villa by the administration of Goodluck Jonathan. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this while presenting the re-issued ... Read More »

CIPM To Partner FG In Tackling Unemployment


The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) has promised to partner the Federal Government as it tackles unemployment in the country. The President, CIPM, Anthony Arabome made this commitment during his investiture in Lagos. He explained that the partnership would also include strengthening the educational sector in order to find ... Read More »

Aregbesola Chose Not To Pay Workers Salaries – Monye


A former special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on monitoring and evaluation, Professor Sylvester Monye, has absolved the Jonathan administration of any blames over the failures of the Osun State government to pay salaries, saying Governor Rauf Aregbesola chose not to pay. “When the prices of crude started falling, the ... Read More »

APC Asks Buhari To Discard PIB, Discontinue Fuel Subsidy Regime


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to discard the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), cancel ongoing offshore processing agreements and discontinue the fuel subsidy regime. In its recommendation to the President, the APC also stated that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is indebted to its ... Read More »

Okonjo-Iweala Accused Of Spending $2.1bn Without Authorization


The National Economic Council (NEC) chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday accused former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of spending $2.1 billion from the Excess Crude Account without authorisation. “We looked at the numbers for the Excess Crude Account. The last time ... Read More »