Day: September 5, 2017

The National Council on Privatisation (NCP), chaired by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the commencement of the privatisation of Afam Power plants 1-5 to inject additional power into the national grid and improve electricity nationwide. The Council during its recently held meeting also approved the pursuit of an out-of-court settlement involving the privatisation […]

The hearing of a N300m suit filed by suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as ‘Evans’ against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, and three others, has been adjourned till Sept 21. In the suit, Evans challenged his continued detention since June 10 without arraignment. He claimed that his parade on June 11 before […]

Following the ongoing ASUU strike, the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest in Abuja. The student body also in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and signed by its National President, Comrade Kadiri Aruna, called for immediate resolution of the lingering ASUU crisis among others. Speaking further, Kadiri […]

President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufu has arrived Nigeria for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. This was made known by the Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, via his twitter handle. According to Bashir, President Issoufu has arrived Katsina airport and is on his way to meet Buhari at his […]

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, through tax collection, generated the sum of N2.11tn as revenue from January to July this year. This is contained in a progress report of the FIRS for the period under review released on Monday, showing the revenue performance and impact of the new tax regime. The aggregate revenue projected in […]

Nigeria is finally out of recession as data on the country’s Gross Domestic Product released today shows that the economy grew at 0.55 per cent in the second quarter of 2017. This is 2.04 per cent higher than the rate recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2016 and higher by 1.46 per cent points from […]

THE negotiation between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will commence today. The meeting is at the request of ASUU, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who will lead the Federal Government team along with the minister of education in the negotiation said. Ngige, who spoke on the […]

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