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NJC recommends appointment of 4 Supreme Court Judges, others

October 25, 2019 Admin III 0

The National Judicial Council Thursday recommended the appointment of four new Supreme Court judges. The recommendations were sent to President Muhammadu Buhari who has the powers to appoint the judges with the backing of the Senate. Those approved are Adamu Jauro (North-East); Emmanuel A. Agim, (South-South); C. Oseji, (South-South); Helen M. Ogunwumiju, and (South-West). Others are four (4) Heads of Read More

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We’ll look into cost of governance, Buhari tells presidential committee against corruption

October 10, 2019 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday hosted members of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) at State House in Abuja, promising to beam the searchlight on cost of governance and weed out possible corruption that exists anywhere. The president appreciated members of the committee for the “major sacrifice they’ve made in accepting the assignment to serve the country,” stressing that “some of Read More

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Obaseki meets with aggrieved APC aspirants

August 29, 2019 Admin III 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has met with aggrieved All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants who participated in the party’s 2019 primary election. Addressing the aspirants at government house in Benin, the governor said the meeting was in line with the recommendation of the Theophilus Okoh Committee set up to reconcile the aggrieved members of the party. Obaseki, alongside party leaders Read More

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Emenalo quits 100,000 Euros-a-month Monaco post

August 12, 2019 Admin III 0

French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco have announced the departure of Michael Emenalo as sports director. Emenalo, 54, who previously held down a similar post at Premier League club Chelsea, reportedly earned 100,000 Euros-a-month (about 40 million Naira) at Monaco. He joined Monaco in November 2017 highly recommended for his eye for top talent, but his recruitments caused him to Read More

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MBF wants 2014 confab recommendations implemented

August 5, 2019 Admin III 0

The Middle Belt Forum has urged the federal government to implement some of the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference especially those that would address structural imbalances in the country. The forum made the plea Monday at its one-day Ethnic Nationalities Conference held in Abuja and attended by states of the middle belt region.   Frowning at the growing insecurity Read More

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Zamfara APC lauds Buhari over ministerial appointment

July 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The Zamfara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Faruk as a minister from the state. The state chairman of the party, Alhaji Lawal Liman, gave the commendation in a statement issued to newsmen Gusau Wednesday by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Shehu Isah-Gusau. Liman pledged the party’s Read More

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Looking beyond IRI, NDI report on 2019 elections

June 20, 2019 Admin III 0

As it ought to be, even where there are some reservations and disagreements, the Presidency has welcomed the joint report of the International Republic Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) on the 2019 general elections in Nigeria and recommendations for the 2023 general elections. The report of the institutions mainly dealt with the issues of low voters turn Read More

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AbdulRazaq suspends 16 Kwara LG councils

June 19, 2019 Admin III 0

Kwara state dovernor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Tuesday suspended the 16 local government council executive and legislative committees following the recommendation of the state house of assembly. “Pursuant to the resolution of the Kwara state house of assembly dated this 18th day of June, 2019, and Section 29 of the Kwara state local government Law Cap. K33, 2006, I, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Read More

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Presidency welcomes IRI, NDI report on 2019 elections with reservations

June 19, 2019 Admin III 0

The Presidency Tuesday welcomed the joint report of the International Republic Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) on the 2019 general elections in Nigeria and recommendations for the 2023 general elections. In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu, the Presidency also expressed concern over parts of Read More

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Onnoghen’s resignation: NJC opens up after Buhari’s acceptance

June 10, 2019 Admin III 0

The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Monday declared its satisfaction with President Muhammadu Buhari’s acceptance of the voluntary retirement of ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. In a statement on Monday by its spokesperson, Soji Oye, NJC described the president’s acceptance of the retirement as being in line with Council’s recommendation made to the President on the 3rd April, 2019. Read More

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Buhari orders IGP, NHRC to workout modalities for implementation of state police, SARS reform

June 3, 2019 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja directed the Inspector General of Police, Ministry of Justice and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to work out modalities for the implementation of the report of the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), within three months. The President gave the directive while receiving the 2804 page-report from the Read More

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FG considering to create STI for physically challenged

May 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu lauded the Northern Nigerian Youth Council (NNYC) for their appeal made to the Ministry to build a science and technical school for the physically challenged northerners.  He commended their action as a  mark of true altruism and selfless service through their philanthropic activities. The Minister made this recommendation during a courtesy Read More

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Youth extol Gov Udom over peaceful election

April 28, 2019 Admin III 0

Youths in Akwa Ibom state under the aegis of Young Democratic Movenment (YDM) have lauded the state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, for ensuring that peace reigned during the just concluded 2019 general elections in the state.  The youths made the commendation while on a courtesy visit to the state Commissioner for Special Duties and Aviation Development, Mr Akan Okon in Read More

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2019: Kogi Hajj Commission can only get better – Chairman

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The Chairman , Kogi State Hajj Commission (KSHC), Sheikh Luqman Imam Abdullahi has assured that he would not renege in his effort to continually improve in the proper management of general matters pertaining to 2019 Hajj preparations. Sheik Abdullahi who stated this in Lokoja on Sunday while commenting on the recommendation he received from the  Chairman/Chief Executive Officer and management Read More

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Why we adopted simultaneous accreditation, voting – INEC

February 11, 2019 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it adopted the simultaneous accreditation and voting since 2016 from the recommendations made by the Commonwealth Observer Mission which observed the 2015 general election in Nigeria.  Chairman of the commission, Prof Yakubu Mahmood, stated this on Monday when the Commonwealth Observer Mission to Nigeria led by former Tanzanian President, Dr Jakaya Read More

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IMF urges Nigeria to tighten monetary policy, boost non-oil revenues

October 12, 2018 Admin III 0

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Nigeria to tighten its monetary policy and strengthen non-oil revenue mobilisation efforts for a stronger economy. The Managing Director of IMF, Ms Christine Lagarde, gave the advice on Thursday at a news conference on some of the key issues affecting the global economies. Lagarde said that domestic revenue mobilisation, which stood at five Read More

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NAPTIP sacks 6 for ‘demanding’ sex

September 24, 2018 Admin III 0

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says it has sacked six of its officers for corruption and official misconduct. NAPTIP’s head of press and public relations unit, Stella Nezan, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja yesterday. Nezan explained that the offences committed by the officers included arranging professional sureties for suspects for a fee Read More

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APGA suspends Gwagwlada chair over ‘insubordination’

March 6, 2018 Admin III 0

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has suspended its chairman in Gwagwalada area council, Engr. Solomon Umezuruike, for “insubordination and misappropriation of funds.” In a suspension letter signed by the FCT State Chairman of the party, Hon. Chukwuebuka P. Okolie, and FCT State Secretary, Chief Stanley Agwara, it stated that the suspension of the Read More

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Aregbesola pardons 5 inmates

February 23, 2018 Admin III 0

Osogbo Osun state Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has pardoned five inmates in the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison and Federal Prisons, Ilesha. Aregbesola released the inmate following an advice and recommendations of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy. A statement issued by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr Ajibola Basiru, through the Information Officer, Ministry of Justice, Mr. Read More

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Gombe Assembly passes N34.6bn 2018 LG budget

February 22, 2018 Admin III 0

Gombe Gombe state Assembly has passed into law the 2018 appropriation bill of over N34.6 billion for the 11 local government councils of the state as against the over N31. 5 billion initially presented to the House. This followed the adoption of recommendations of the report of the House Committee on Appropriation presented on the floor by its chairman, Mr. Read More

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El-Rufai’s suspension by illegitimate group, laughable – APC

February 20, 2018 Admin III 0

Kaduna The Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the alleged suspension of Governor Nasir el-Rufai by the ‘illegitimate’ Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi splinter group as laughable and should be disregarded. This was just as the party’s State Executive Committee (SEC) said, sales of forms for the party primaries ahead of the Kaduna state local government elections Read More

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Power: N1.5bn daily lost to gas, water, transmission problems–Report

January 3, 2018 Admin III 0

Stories by Benjamin Umuteme Abuja A new report from the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) has revealed that the country’s electricity sector lost N1.5 billion daily to gas, water, and transmission lines. NESI in the report also disclosed that the sector generated 99,000 mega watt/hour (MWh/day) a day on the same day, but lost about 59,424MWh per day to the Read More

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El-Rufai releases 10 inmates, grants pardon to ex-soldier

January 3, 2018 Admin III 0

By Habib M. Bello Zaria Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has granted pardon to 10 prison inmates in the state and approved their immediate release. The governor also granted pardon to Idris Mohammed, a retired soldier and ex-convict, who completed his prison term in 1985. El-Rufa’I’s action was based on the recommendations of the Kaduna state Advisory Council on Prerogative Read More

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Sen Marafa to Gov Yari: You’re not from Zamfara

December 22, 2017 Admin III 0

Taiye Odewale Abuja The feud between Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar and senator representing Zamfara Central, Kabiru Marafa over nominee for the position of Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the state got worsened yesterday with Marafa alleging that Governor Yari is not an indigene of the state. The Senate had, based on recommendation by its committee on Independent National Read More

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Jailbreak, smuggling: Prisons dismisses 8 officials

November 28, 2017 Admin III 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) has dismissed eight officials for various offences. The NPS named the dismissed officials as Thomas Jatau, Mottallem J., Mohammed JIbril, Saleh Dan’Azare, Umar Gusau, Mohammed Ja’Oji, Saidu Gusau, and Maji Maku. The officials, according to a statement by the NPS, were dismissed for various offences, including “trafficking in mobile phones” and “trafficking Read More