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-JAMES ABRAHAM Members of the Plateau State House of Assembly have been call upon not to frustrate the Not Too Young To Run Bill currently before the House in the interest of Plateau people and growth of Nigerian democracy Correspondent JAMES ABRAHAM reports that the Nigerian Senate had in July last year passed the bill […]

South Africa’s ANC party confirmed Tuesday it had decided to “recall” scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma from office but said there was no deadline for him to resign, pitching the country into further uncertainty. ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule told reporters that Zuma had “agreed in principle to resign and had proposed time frames extending from three […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said that it will “show no mercy” to the alleged ‘snake’ that recently “swallowed” the sum of N36m at the Makurdi, Benue State office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. An employee of JAMB, Philomina Chieshe, had, during an interrogation by a committee set up to audit […]

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops have rescued 46 captives and destroyed a highly fortified Boko Haram insurgents’ camp deep inside Sambisa forest as part of its ongoing “clearance operation” . the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, “Operation Lafiya Dole”, Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Nwachukwu said […]

At the closing of the two-day summit on national security organised by the Senate, state governors and the federal parliament have agreed to allow states to have their police. They backed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who stated at the opening of the event on Thursday that state police was “the way to go.” Participants, who included […]

The federal government has disclosed that Nigeria’s electricity sector is losing N24 billion monthly to the diesel generator market, which consumers especially heavy electricity users like industries embrace as an alternative to power their homes and operations, Speaking on Monday, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who was represented at the February […]

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has advised wealthy Nigerians to take advantage of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme to regularise their tax status and escape unsavoury consequences. The minister said this in Enugu State when the state government hosted officials of VAIDS. She said the Federal Government had compiled data on property, […]

The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, has said he is ready to engage the Federal Government in a legal battle over allegation that he gave false information about an assassination attempt on his life to the police in April 2017. Melaye, in his reaction to his arraignment by the Federal Government on […]

Benue State Police Command has said the body of one of its officers has been retrieved in unflattering condition, as some body parts have been removed. Four policemen were declared missing after the Saturday night attack on Azege-Ayilamo community in Logo Local Government area of the state. The command stated on Saturday that suspected herdsmen […]

Boko Haram have freed three University of Maiduguri lecturers and 10 women it kidnapped when it ambushed a convoy of military, police and oil workers on Damboa Road, near Maiduguri last year. Three University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) lecturers abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Magumeri, Borno State, and 10 women kidnapped in a raid […]

-JAMES ABRAHAM The recent report on restructuring submitted to the APC National leadership by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Elrufai is attracting fresh reactions from members of the public in Jos , the Plateau state capital Correspondent JAMES ABRAHAM reports that the 23- man committee which was inaugurated in August 2017 by the APC National […]

The planned review and removal of the mandatory Value Added Tax (VAT) on all air travel tickets issued in the aviation sector will save local airlines at least N11.55 billion in revenue yearly. The tax, which is five per cent of every ticket fare paid only by local passengers, has been scheduled for consideration and […]

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