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Kaduna: Deceased teachers, messengers among those that ‘passed teachers’ test – NUT

Deceased and retired teachers, messengers and security personnel were listed among “teachers” that passed the test conducted for primary school teachers in Kaduna State, according to the Nigeria Union of Teachers.

Niger Assembly suspends local council chairman, councillors

The Niger State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution suspending the elected chairman and councillors of Mashegu Local Government Area over alleged unruly conduct.

Health ministry warns agencies against flouting spending limits

The Ministry of Health has warned heads of health agencies and parastatals of sanctions against flouting their statutory expenditure limits and spending without due approval.

Federal, states, local govts to receive more revenues in 2018 – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said that the three tiers of government would receive additional 12 per cent revenues in 2018.

Benue community in Ebonyi holds solidarity rally for Governor Ortom over Anti-Open Grazing Law

Benue Community in Ebonyi State, on Tuesday, staged a solidarity rally in support of Governor Samuel Ortom over the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law enacted by the State.

Why we invited DSS operatives – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited some Department of State Services operatives for questioning over the $2.2 billion arms procurement scandal in which a former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd), is implicated.

President Buhari must account for killing IPOB, Shiite members – Ex-Minister Abubakar Sulaiman

Former Minister of National Planning, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari must give account of the deaths of about 400 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shiites killed under his administration.

Federal govt exclusive function should be unbundled – Bisi Akande

Former interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande, has said that there is a need to unbundled the exclusive functions of the federal government and share them among the federating units.

Minister Kayode Fayemi expresses worry over low investment in mining sector

The Minister of Mines and Steel, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has expressed concern over low investment in the mining sector.

Federal govt, UNICEF harp on early childhood development

The Federal Government and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have charged educationists, parents, media, nongovernmental organizations, government agencies and other stakeholders to play their respective roles on early childhood development so as to enable the children grow well and reach their full potential in life.

President Buhari presents N8.612 trillion budget for 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday presented to a joint session of the National Assembly a budget estimate of N8.612 trillion for the 2018 fiscal year.

Nigeria Customs officials kill two while searching for smuggled rice

Two residents of Oja Odan, in the Yewa North Local Government Area have been reportedly killed after some officials of the Nigeria Customs Service allegedly stormed the community.

2018 Budget: President Buhari bans recruitment by MDAs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday banned fresh recruitment by all Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, except by presidential approval.

JSS student arrested for endorsing Governor Al-Makura on Facebook

A 17-year-old student, Stephen Tabulo, has been arrested by the police for reportedly endorsing the 2019 senatorial ambition of the Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, on the Facebook.

Nigeria media one of the freest in the world – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the “Nigeria media is acknowledged as one of the freest in the world’’.

Jersey Island gives conditions for return of $300 million Abacha loot

The government of Jersey Island insists that the Abacha loot would not be released to Nigeria if a third party representation is brought into the picture.

Reps Speaker Yakubu Dogara advocates for quick approval of 2018 Budget

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has called for improved synergy between the legislature and the executive to ensure speedy passage of the 2018 Appropriation bill.

College workers protest in Ekiti over unpaid salary

Workers at College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, on Tuesday protested against unpaid eight months’ salary arrears owed them.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.