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  There is a major headway for the autonomy sought by local governments in Plateau State, a major development that will put the state on the path to true federalism.   The Plateau state House of Assembly today, out of the 36 states Houses of Assemblies in Nigeria, granted full autonomy to the Local Government […]

Jacob Zuma has quit as President of South Africa, finally succumbing to a slew of corruption scandals that have drained support from his ruling African National Congress party. he said during a nationally televised political address Wednesday. “No life should be lost in my name and also the ANC should never be divided in my […]

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Nigerians, including civil servants, to register with the political parties of their choice to improve the quality of governance in the country. He also called for the use of electronic voting for party primaries to make them more transparent and credible. Ekweremadu made the […]

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) yesterday suspended the 15-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government over unresolved labor issues. The President of the union, Igwe Achese, said the suspension was as a result of the timely intervention of the  Director General   of   the   Department  of State Services (DSS). He said the DSS resolved […]

Delta Air Lines flight 55 which left the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos at about 10.50pm on Tuesday enroute Atlanta, Georgia, USA, made an emergency landing at the Lagos airport less than an hour after take-off having developed fault mid-air in one of its two engines. No life was lost in the incident which created […]

The University of Lagos has postponed its 50th Convocation previously scheduled to commence on February 19. The university authorities, in a statement released on Tuesday by the Principal Assistant Registrar, Information Unit, Taiwo Oloyede, said the postponement was due to challenges posed by the ongoing strike by the non-teaching staff of the institution. The statement […]

About 10 members of the Senate have staged a walk-out in protest against the adoption of the report by the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on the Amendment to the Electoral Act. The protesters say despite the adoption of the report by the Senate, they would insist on its reversal. They alleged that […]

A rowdy session began at the House of Representatives on Tuesday, forcing the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, to step down a controversial motion temporary, pending further advice by three key committees. The motion had split the House along political party lines and pitting members from Rivers State and their colleagues from Imo State in particular, against […]

About 24 Libyan returness have asked their states to relocate them from the Port Harcourt International Airport. They protested yesterday against what they called their continued stay at the airport’s reception centre. It was learnt that the returnees were not supposed to have stayed at the airport for more than 48 hours after arrival. The […]

The Kano police command has said at least 22 secondary school students died on Tuesday in a road accident in Gaya local government area of the state. The Kano command of the Nigeria police confirmed the accident, saying its operatives were at the scene to “calm the situation”. The accident, which occurred at about 11.00 […]

The Senate yesterday mandated its committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions to probe the scarcity of lower currency denominations in the country. The lower denominations in short supply are N5, N10, N20, N50, N100 and N200.The red chamber said the scarce denominations are critical to the economic development of the country essentially as […]

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is in a trance. This is just as herdsmen struck again in Osun and Ondo states, sacking a council secretariat and burning a farm settlement. Soyinka said he came to his conclusion based on “unforced errors,” adding that the President’s body language had aggravated killings […]


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