Day: November 13, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday expressed support for the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai’s planned sacking of 21,780 teachers who recently failed the competency test conducted by the state government. Buhari made his position known at a special retreat of the Federal Executive Council on the challenges facing the education sector in Nigeria themed: “Education […]

MINISTER of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has said the Federal Government has not withheld any fund due to any whistle-blower. Reacting to the issue of the whistleblower of the Ikoyi loot, Adeosun, in a statement in Abuja, said the ministry had in place, detailed procedures for processing payments due under the Whistle-blower Policy. The procedures, she […]

The Senator representing Bauchi Central, Isah Misau, has filed a motion before an Abuja high court seeking to discountenance the suit filed against him by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The senator is also asking for time to put up a strong defence against the allegation of defamation filed against him by the […]

On this day in 2011, Mario Monti accepted to become the 54th Prime Minister of Italy following the resignation of Silvio Berlusconi, who failed to tackle Italy’s debt crisis. Monti, an economist served as the Prime Minister of Italy from 2011 to 2013, despite never having been an elected politician. Prior to his appointment as […]

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has resolved to support anyone who emerges the party’s National chairman at the upcoming National Convention of the party. This was one of the decisions taken at the forum’s meeting on Sunday at Enugu State Government House, Enugu. The meeting was well attended by the governors of Akwa […]

Terminal Operators operating at the nation’s seaports have  decried reports that the Federal Government has granted approval for an oil company to open a new tank farm on Creek Road, Apapa. the Chairman, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Vicky Haastrup described the reported approval as ill-timed and ill-advised. A recent report indicated that […]

Two persons were ambushed and killed yesterday by unknown gunmen in Wereng-Kum village of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 11:00p.m., on Sunday night, leaving Bulus Dantoro, 35, and Dung Christopher, 28, who were returning home on motorcycle dead. The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) […]

The Nigerian Army has said it lost three of its personnel after successfully clearing 13 Boko Haram hideouts in the Sambisa forest in one week. Colonel Kinsley Samuel, Deputy Director, Public Relations, 7 Division of the Nigeria Army Maiduguri, Borno State, who made this disclosure on Sunday, explained that six soldiers were injured during the […]

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has predicted that the nation’s external reserves will hit $40bn in 2018. Emefiele, who gave this forecast at the weekend in Lagos during the annual bankers’ dinner of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), said the reserves would continue to grow as they […]

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, said it will commence a “total and comprehensive indefinite” strike today over the federal government’s failure to fulfil the outstanding agreement made with the union. The National President of the union, Usman Dutse, on Sunday said, there was a meeting between the union and the ministry of labour […]

On this day in 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. murdered his entire family in Amityville, Long Island, the United States of America, in the house that would become known as The Amityville Horror. He was tried and convicted for the killings of his father, mother, two brothers, and two sisters. The case inspired the book and […]

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Muhammad Isah, acting Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and Bolaji Owasanoye, acting Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to “jointly investigate allegations of incompatibility and/or apparent conflict of interest situation, and abuse of office involving Governor Rochas Okorocha of […]

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