Anambra extends retirement age to 65

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243,332 total views, 518 views today Anambra state government on Thursday extended the retirement age of teachers from 60 to 65 years. This was said by the Head of Service Harry Udu in  Awka that the extension took effect from January 17 2019. The extension according to Udu affects teachers in both

ELECTION: Senate adjourns till February 19

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244,007 total views, 524 views today The Senate on Thursday  adjourned plenary sitting  till February 19. The senate will be using this period to prepare for the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections. This recess is coming two weeks after resumption from the Christmas break. The senate however did not consider

NURTW Chieftain declared wanted over Lagos APC rally disruption

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246,755 total views, 518 views today The Lagos police command has declared wanted Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), over the disruption of an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally. Chike Oti, the command’s spokesman, said in a statement that the two persons arrested in

Prepare to implement 30,000 minimum wage..NLC

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246,704 total views, 520 views today Waheed Olojede, Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Oyo State on Tuesday told the 36 governors to be prepared to implement the N30,000 minimum wage. Olojede, spoke in Ibadan during a peaceful rally to canvass the transmission of the Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly.

Amina Zakari heads Presidential coalition committe

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13,086 total views, 22 views today The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appointed a National Commissioner in the commission, Mrs. Amina Zakari, as the chairperson of the presidential election collation committee. Mrs. Zakari, a former acting head of the commission, is said to be President Muhammadu Buhari’s niece. INEC Chairman, Prof

Buhari decorated as grand patron of NMMA

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13,051 total views, 22 views today President Muhammadu Buhari has appreciated the confidence reposed in him by Nigerians vowing that he will not disappoint them. The president spoke Thursday at State House, Abuja, as he was decorated Grand Patron of the Nigerian Media Merit Award (NMMA) by the Board of Trustees of

Buhari Mourns Ex-Kano Governor

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10,998 total views, 20 views today President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday condoled with the government and people of Jigawa over the death of former Governor of Kano State, retired Air Vice Marshal Hamza Abdullahi. In a statement by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja, Buhari

Former Kano Governor dies in Germany

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11,021 total views, 22 views today Former Military Governor of Kano State, Air Vice Marshall Hamza Abdullahi, has passed away at the age of 73. Muhammad Talaki, spokesman of Hadejia Emirate Council of Jigawa State, made the announcement on Thursday. Addressing reporters in Hadejia, Alhaji Talaki disclosed that the late military governor,

Kano government sends 2019 budget to House of Assembly

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10,301 total views, 22 views today The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday received the N205.2 billion 2019 Appropriation Bill for the 44 Local Governments in the state. The Speaker, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum, who announced this at plenary, said the document was signed by Alhaji Abba Ladan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of

Mbaka seeks support for Buhari

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10,284 total views, 20 views today Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry, Enugu has called on Nigerians to support President Muhammad Buhari. Mbaka, who has ignored critics over his support for Buhari, urged Nigerians to pray hard so that the country would overcome what he tagged ‘impending unimaginable difficulty’

Nigeria’s US Mission opens condolence register for Shagari

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11,175 total views, 22 views today The Nigerian Missions in the United States have opened Condolence Registers in honour of late former President Shehu Shagari. Shagari died on December 28, 2018, at the age of 93, and the Federal Government of Nigeria declared a three-day mourning period with effect from December 30,

Police arrest man for murder in Yenagoa

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10,445 total views, 20 views today The Police in Igbogene community, a suburb of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, have arrested a man for the murder of two of his children. The suspect, Samuel Sunday Otasi, aged 42, was said to have given the children Sniper to drink after tying them to


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11,264 total views, 21 views today President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that the Federal Government will institute a suitable memorial to immortalise the Former President Shehu Shagari. The President stated this on Sunday during his condolence visit to Sokoto State over the death of Nigeria’s first executive President, Shehu Shagari where he condoled with

Online media practitioners set to hold seminar in Ibadan

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12,412 total views, 20 views today   The Association of Online Media Practitioners of Nigeria (OMPAN), Oyo State chapter is set to hold a day seminar in Ibadan. This was disclosed in a Press Release signed by state’s Chairman of the Association, Mr. Remi Oladoye and made available to journalists by PRO

Nigerian Army pulls out five generals

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14,460 total views, 20 views today The Nigerian Army on Tuesday pulled out two Major Generals and three Brigradier Generals out of service at the Nigerian Army Medical Corps in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria in its report noted that the generals that were pulled out are Maj.-Gen. Abimbola Amusu, Maj.-Gen.

Ajimobi calls for establishment of State Police

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15,279 total views, 20 views today Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has called for the establishment of state police to curb crime in the country. Ajimobi made the call at the inauguration of the Oyo State Safe City Control Centre aimed at improving the security network in the state. Ajimobi said

2019. INEC will use smart card readers… Yakubu

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13,753 total views, 20 views today The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday assured Nigerians that the smart card readers would be used in the conduct of the 2019 General Elections. Yakub gave the assurance amidst controversy over President Muhammadu Buhari’s withholding of assent to

Court sacks APC chairman in Anambra

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13,710 total views, 20 views today A Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, on Thursday, nullified the election of Mr Emeka Ibe as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the state. Chief Uzochukwu Onyekwere, a member of the APC in Anambra and chairmanship aspirant had gone to court

Nigeria third most terrorised Nation… Global terrorism Index

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13,888 total views, 21 views today Nigeria emerged the third most terrorised nation worldwide in the newly released 2018 Global Terrorism Index. In the report, which was released, on Wednesday, the index placed Nigeria after war-torn countries like Iraq, Afghanistan and ahead of Syria and Pakistan. The report also showed that there

House of Reps approve June 12 as Democracy day

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13,800 total views, 22 views today The House of Representatives on Thursday approved June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria and abrogated May 29. Previously, May 29 is always observed as Democracy Day since 1999. But President Muhammadu Buhari, last year declared that June 12 would now be marked as Democracy Day

PDP hold mega rally in Ibadan

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13,739 total views, 20 views today The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday 6th December held its south west mega Presidential rally at Mapo hall Ibadan. In attendance was the party’s presidential aspirant Alh. Atiku Abubakar, his running mate Peter Obi, the gubernatorial candidate in Oyo state Engr. Seyi Makinde,  the former governor

FG slashes cost of examination fees

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14,957 total views, 21 views today The federal executive council (FEC) has approved the slash of the cost of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) application forms from N5,000 to N3,500, from January 2019. It also announced the cost reduction of senior secondary certificate examination (SSCE) handled by National Examination Council (NECO),

Senate confirms Olanipekun as EFCC secretary

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14,995 total views, 20 views today The Senate finally confirmed the appointment of Olanipekun Olukoyede as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Despite disagreement among members of the Senate Committee on Anti -Corruptionn It could be recalled that the unresolved disagreement among the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption had on

Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

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15,057 total views, 20 views today Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is presiding over the Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He does so in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari, who has travelled to Maiduguri, Borno State. Buhari will be attending the annual Chief of Army Staff Conference, holding in

Police dismiss Sergeant over death of undergraduate

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15,056 total views, 20 views today The Police Command in Bayelsa State has dismissed a sergeant, Timadi Emmanuel, who allegedly shot and killed Tariela Nikadae, a 20-year-old undergraduate of Petro-Chemical Engineering, Niger Delta University, Yenagoa. On 23rd November , Sgt. Emmanuel, attached to a patrol team in Akenfa Division, while on patrol

Explosion kills 22 in China

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14,095 total views, 20 views today No fewer than 22 people are feared dead and 22 others injured in an explosion and fire near a chemical factory on Wednesday in a northern China region. The incident happened near Hebei Shenghua Chemical Co. in Zhangjiakou, a city some 200 kilometres (124 miles) northwest

Fashola summoned by Reps over poor roads

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13,994 total views, 21 views today The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has been invited to appear before the House of Representatives over failure of a contractor to reconstruct the Mararaba-Mubi-Michika-Madagali-Gwoza road and three bridges at Kudzum, Delchimi and Wurogyande broken by Boko Haram. A member representing Michika/Madagali

Buhari to visit Borno

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13,984 total views, 21 views today Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to meet the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole at the theatre command fighting insurgency in the north-east region, Borno State. The President will first attend the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) conference at the state’s capital Maiduguri and then

Reps set to probe killing of Soldiers

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14,009 total views, 21 views today The House of Representatives decided to probe the killings of some 44 soldiers by insurgents at Metele village in Guzamala local government in Borno. The House has set up an ad-hoc committee to unravel the lapses that led to the death of the soldiers. The committee

FG, ASUU yet to reach agreement

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14,247 total views, 20 views today The meeting between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday in Abuja ended without any agreement. The meeting, which sought to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike, was presided over by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and started

EFCC speaks on alleged donation from Ganduje

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14,322 total views, 20 views today The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has described reports that it received a donation of N10 million from Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, as a “false and deliberate attempt to malign the efforts of the commission in the fight against corruption.” Some reports had indicated

Buhari is not scared of debate.. Keyamo

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14,351 total views, 20 views today The Buhari Campaign Council has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not evading debate but will only participate if he is convinced that the circumstances and rules for such debate are germane. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had challenged the president to a live debate with

Civil servants will retire at 70… Donald Duke

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14,038 total views, 10 views today Mr Donald Duke, Presidential candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), has promised that the retirement age for civil servants would be extended to 70 years if elected president in 2019. Duke, represented by Mr Precious Elekima, the Governorship candidate of the party in Rivers, made the

Oyetola takes over Osun today

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10,635 total views, 10 views today Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola will be sworn in today as the new governor of Osun state, succeeding Rauf Aregbesola, who has completed an eighth-year tenure. Oyetola is the fifth civilian governor of the state, created in August 1991. Others before him were Isiaka Adeleke, who ruled between

Sign Disability bill to law. CODO to BUHARI

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10,671 total views, 12 views today In accordance with the recently completed legislative action by the National Assembly (NASS) on the discrimination against persons with disabilities, Coalition of Disability Organisation (CODO) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Nigerian Disability Bill into law. Convener of CODO, David Anyaele, who made the

ASUU, FG to resume talks on strike action

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10,635 total views, 10 views today Leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and delegates of the Federal Government are expected to meet today at the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja. The meeting is scheduled to hold at 5:00 pm today. The meeting comes after last week’s meeting by

PDP challenges Buhari for Debate

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10,435 total views, 10 views today Nigeria’s opposing People’s Democratic Party has challenged the All Progressive Congress presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, to a live debate with its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on critical sectors of the country. The opposition party in a statement released by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan, said Buhari

Buhari mourns Abba Kyari

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10,462 total views, 10 views today President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences over the passing of former Military Governor of the defunct North Central State, retired Brig.-Gen. Abba Kyari. President Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in

PVC Stops Katsina Speaker from voting in Bye-election

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10,975 total views, 10 views today The Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Abubakar Kusada, could not vote during Saturday bye-election for the Ingawa/Kusada/Kankia Federal House of Representatives due to his lack of a Permanent Voters Card. Kusada, who was the All Progressives Congress candidate in the election, nonetheless, won the

Oyo Government rebuilds Ayefele’s music house

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11,483 total views, 10 views today Oyo State Government has begun rebuilding Yinka Ayefele’s Music House which was demolished on August 19, 2018. The house is also the office for Ayefele’s Fresh FM station. The Oyo State Government carried out the demolition claiming infringement of some building laws but the remorseful government

Police seals Anambra House of Assembly Complex

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11,358 total views, 10 views today The Police Command in Anambra has announced the sealing of Anambra Assembly (ANHA) complex over the impeachment crisis rocking the House. SP Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Friday. Mohammed said the application to seal

Man gets life sentence for killing cousins

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10,960 total views, 12 views today A young Brazilian man who murdered two cousins aged one and three and dismembered their parents was handed life sentence in Spain on Thursday. Patrick Nogueira, 22, fled to his native Brazil shortly after the killing at the family’s home in the village of Pioz near

NYSC to begin posting Corp member to Benue state

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10,984 total views, 10 views today Following Governor Samuel Ortom’s intervention, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has promised to resume posting of corps members to Benue State. It could be recalled that the heightened tension the herdsmen crisis generated in Benue at the beginning of this year led to the suspension

Court stops NLC TUC planned strike action

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13,876 total views, 10 views today The National Industrial Court of Nigeria has ordered the organised labour, comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress not to embark on its indefinite strike scheduled to commence on November 6. Justice Sanusi Kado, on Friday, gave the order in a ruling on

University Professor commits suicide in Markurdi

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15,092 total views, 10 views today Prof. Frank Onyezili, a senior lecturer with the Biological Sciences Department of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, has committed suicide. Sources close to the professor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Makurdi that the deceased was found dead on Tuesday, Oct.

Fayose’s trial to start November

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14,789 total views, 11 views today Former Ekiti governor Ayodele Fayose was granted bail this morning over the N30.8 billion fraud charge slammed on him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. His trial will start on 19 November, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun ruled. Fayose was docked at the Federal High Court in