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As Cash Crunch Bites, Ogun Civil Servants May Celebrate Christmas Without Pay

Ibikunle Amosun

Civil servants in Ogun State may celebrate Christmas without pay as the state government is yet to pay December salaries to all and November salaries to many. It would be recalled that a cross-section of workers under the banner of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, SCSN, had objected to what ... Read More »

DSS Creating Enabling Environment For Successful Conduct Of 2015 Polls – DG


The Department of State Services, DSS, has said it is creating the right and conducive environment for the successful conduct of the 2015 general elections. The service said it will not allow divisive politicians and terrorists to derail the nation’s democracy or undermine national security during the exercise. The Director-General ... Read More »

SERAP Sues APC, PDP For Refusing To Disclose Campaign Expenses


PRESS RELEASE A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to court over “failure to disclose their sources of spending on their respective electoral campaigns and other operations linked to the February 2015 general elections.” The ... Read More »

Nigeria 2015: Agbaje Seeks Extension Of Voters Registration In Lagos


The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, on Saturday urged the electoral commission to review and if possible, repeat the Permanent Voter’s Card/Registration (PVC) in Lagos. The candidate made the appeal at an endorsement rally organised by the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Support Groups, ... Read More »

First Lady Performs Ground Breaking Ceremony For N1bn Motherhood Centre In Abuja


Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan, has stated that women and children will soon enjoy a N1 billion Motherhood Centre to cater for them, especially the less privileged ones, who do not get the deserved medical attention in private medical hospitals. The wife of the president, who stated this ... Read More »

Tinubu’s Foundation Donates Food Items, Cash To The Needy In Lagos


A former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has, in the spirit of the festive season, put smiles on the faces of the poor and the needy, by distributing 2,000 bags of rice, vegetable oil, sugar and a little cash gift to people from various parts of Lagos State. ... Read More »

Brace Up For Hard Times From February – Kwara Assembly Speaker Tells Nigerians


The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Mr. Razak Atunwa, on Saturday said most of the states in Nigeria would feel the impact of the economic crunch from February 2015, if urgent preventive measures were not taken. Mr. Atunwa said although many oil producing countries suffer from the current fall ... Read More »

Okada Rider Beats Pregnant Woman To Coma For Grabbing Crotch

Okada riders

A commercial motorcycle rider also known as Okada, yesterday, beat a seven-month pregnant woman to coma along the Lagos-Badagry expressway, near Oluti bus stop in Lagos State. The woman was said to have paid the unknown rider a stipulated amount of money to convey her from Iyana Iba to First ... Read More »

Nigerian Jailed For Attempting To Dupe Australian Of $800,000


Justice Kudirat Jose of a Lagos High Court has convicted and sentenced Promise Ntuen Ekemini to one year imprisonment for hijacking the e-mail of a lawful owner of a property, located in Western Australia valued at $800,000 (Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), and attempting to sell the property. A ... Read More »

Illegal Security Companies Threaten National Security – NSCDC


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Akwa Ibom Command, has described the existence of illegal security outfits in the country as a threat to national security. Public Relations Officer of the Command, Ime White, Public Relations Officer told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Uyo ... Read More »

Police Recover Machine Gun, Rifles From Sea Pirates In Rivers

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Men of the Rivers State police command, on Friday, recovered one general purpose machine gun (GPMG), one G3 rifle, 85 rounds of live ammunition, five assorted phones and the sum of N22,450 from sea pirates operating along the Opobo Queen Town Sea in the state. “On 19/12/2014 at about 1300 ... Read More »

APC Has Destroyed Education In Osun – PDP


The level of rot in the education system in Osun State is alarming, according to the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party alleged that the situation was as a result of the poor attention and lackadaisical attitude of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government in ... Read More »

APGA Supporting Jonathan’s Re-election Bid For Continuity – Umeh


National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh wants more than just leading a political party, he is wants to become a Senator. He also said the party has resolved to support President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 Presidential election to ensure continuity of the transformation ... Read More »

NIS Arrests Nigeriens With Nigerian Voter Cards In Jigawa


The Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, arrested and repatriated 430 illegal immigrants in Jigawa State between January and November 2014, the service said. The service also said its personnel seized temporary and permanent Nigerian voter cards from nationals of Niger who entered Nigeria illegally. The Comptroller of the NIS in the ... Read More »

Adesina Slams Criticizing Predecessor, Says His 2-year Achievement Surpasses The Former Minister’s 7 Years

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina

Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina, has responded to the criticism of a former minister in the ministry, Mallam Adamu Bello, who said Adesina’s achievements are non-existent. The minister said that his achievements are rather unassailable. “It will help greatly for Adamu Bello to point to the number of investments generated ... Read More »

Stomach Infrastructure: Fayose Distributes 80,000 Birds, 100,000 Bags Of Rice To The Less Privileged, Widows

Ayo Fayose

Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, yesterday distributed at least 80,000 birds, 100,000 bags of rice and sums of money to the less privileged, widows and the aged in the state, as part of his stomach infrastructure programme. According to a press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, ... Read More »

Army Was Last Kitted During Shagari’s Era


Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has admitted that the Nigerian army is ill-equipped. The army have often complained that it lacks adequate military hardware to prosecute the war against Boko Haram, which has led to some soldiers refusing to go on operations sanctioned ... Read More »

Jonathan Is Very Sad And It’s Because Of Nigeria’s Health Sector


President Goodluck Jonathan has several things that make him sad, but the condition of the country’s health sector, which has been riddled with frequent industrial action is near the top of the list. He received the report of the Presidential Committee of Experts on Inter-Professional Relationship in the Public Health ... Read More »

Islamic Council Urges Jonathan To Redouble Efforts At Ending Boko Haram Insurgency


The Anambra State Chapter of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to take a decisive action to end the menace of the Boko Haram sect. The Vice-President of the council for Anambra State, Alhaji Dauda Ajagu, who made this position known in ... Read More »

Lagos Workers Smile As Fashola Approves 15% Bonus With December Salary


In spite of the dwindling federal allocation to states and tales of workers being owed several months salaries, the Lagos State Government has decided to appreciate workers in its employ by giving them an end of the year gift – an additional 15% bonus with their December salary. A statement ... Read More »