Month: August 2017

Page: 5

The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has insisted that Nigeria’s unity is negotiable. President Buhari had said in a nationwide broadcast on Monday morning that Nigeria’s unity was not negotiable, warning agitators to desist from such quest. But the President, IYC, Eric Omare, insisted on Monday that the unity and […]

The Federal Government has extended its whistleblowing policy in the fight against human trafficking. The Federal Government’s action was sequel to a request by the Director-General ‎of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli to extend policy to issues of human trafficking. This, she had explained, was to encourage […]

The federal government and 36 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have so far received the sum of N2.56 trillion in the first half of 2017 from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) as monthly allocations, investigation by Economic Confidential magazine has revealed. A press statement issued yesterday in Abuja by […]

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will meet today, to deliberate on the offers made by the Federal Government last Thursday in Abuja. At the meeting, the members would decide whether or not to accept the offers made. The union would also take a position on the ongoing strike, which had paralysed academic activities […]

The persistent flooding being witnessed in many parts of Ray-field community in Jos has prompted residents in the high-brow area to cry out over the danger posed by flood menace whenever it rains. Following the development, it was   observed that several houses have been abandoned by their owners raising fears of being turned into hiding […]

After more than three months in London on a medical vacation, President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Saturday and this morning he addressed the nation. In his speech, the President spoke about Nigeria’s unity, agitations, and the war on Boko Haram, among other things.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has come under criticism from stakeholders in Jos who have been reacting to comments credited to him on the prevailing culture of hate speeches in the country The Acting President had on Thursday declared that henceforth, threat to people via words or speech is now to be considered as terrorism and […]

President Muhammadu Buhari who has been receiving medical attention in London, the United Kingdom since May 7 is expected back in Nigeria today. He is also scheduled to address Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast on Monday. His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists […]

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to “direct the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to lead the investigation of Wednesday’s attack by gunmen on the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja. SERAP is also asking the government to bring anyone […]

The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, has disclosed what he, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Yakubu Dogara discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Bukola, who alongside Dogara visited Buhari in London on Thursday said the parley was a “meeting of substance.” The Senate President disclosed that they discussed the virement request the […]

The Federal Government on Friday declared that the 106 released girls of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, are ready for reintegration into the society. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Jummai Alhassan, made the comment while briefing the Press on the update of the released Chibok girls in Abuja on Friday. Alhassan […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, has been adjudged as the most effective government agency in Nigeria. This was the outcome of a survey conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC. The survey specifically indicated that “as far as Nigerians are concerned, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, remains […]

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