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Senator Saraki mourns ex-VP Alex Ekwueme, commiserates with Nigeria, family

Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki has expressed grief over the demise of the first elected Vice-President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme.

Ohanaeze, BIM, others mourn ex-VP Alex Ekwueme

Former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme, 85, has died in a London clinic, the family confirmed on Monday.

South-East governors mourn ex-VP Alex Ekwueme

The South-East Governors’ forum on Monday, joined millions of Nigerians to mourn the death of former Nigeria’s Vice-President, Dr Alex Ekwueme.

Parents in Enugu oppose corporal punishment in primary schools

Some parents in Enugu on Monday frowned at the use of corporal punishment in nursery and primary schools in the state as a disciplinary measure to correct children.

NCC seeks National Assembly support for telecoms sector’s growth

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has solicited the support of the National Assembly, especially the Senate, for a more vibrant telecommunications sector.

CDHR tackles federal govt over lack of record of treaties signed

National President, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, Mr. Malachy Ugwummadu, has expressed worry over what it described as an embarrassing report that Nigeria lacks available, inclusive and updated record of treaties and conventions to which she is a signatory.

Nigeria committed to stopping terrorist financing in Africa – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria has pledged its commitment to curbing terrorist financing and money laundering in Africa through effective regional cooperation.

Federal govt winning the anti-terrorism war – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has applauded a recent global endorsement of its fight against terrorism, as contained in the 2017 Global Terrorism Index of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

Anti-corruption fight has restored Nigeria’s integrity – Labour

Organised Labour, weekend in Abuja said the anti-corruption crusade of the Federal Government, had restored the nation’s integrity in the eyes of the international community.

Why we won’t accept ranching in Nigeria – herdsmen

Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria have vowed not to accept cattle ranching because the country’s geographical location was not suitable for it.

PANDEF to meet in Warri as another group threatens attack

Militant groups have kicked against the proposed Tuesday meeting of the Pan Niger Delta Elder Forum‎ (PANDEF) in Warri, Delta State, describing it as a threat to peace in the region.

17 states fail to access N16.2 billion UBEC fund in 2017

Failure by some state governors to access the Universal Basic Education Commission’s (UBEC) intervention fund is threatening the future of millions of Nigerian school children.

Governance: Nigeria ranks 35th out of 54 African countries

Nigeria has emerged 35th out of 54 African countries in overall governance ranking, according to a report released on Sunday in Dakar, Senegal by The Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Ex-VP Alex Ekwueme’s death, painful – Governor Obiano

The Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has confirmed the death of a former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, describing it as painful.

Don’t encourage militancy – Oba of Benin tells OPC

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has urged the founder of Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, to ensure that the group did not embrace militancy.

NCPC to commence airlift of pilgrims from Lagos airport

The Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), has disclosed that it would commence airlift of pilgrims to Israel from the Lagos International Airport.

Lagos seals off 18 hotels, event centres over tax evasion

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has shut 13 hotels, restaurants and event centers for failure to pay their taxes to the state government in accordance with the Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant

Stop importing non-workable ideas – Governor Ambode tells civil servants

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has warned civil servants against importing non-workable ideas and policies into the civil service in order not to impede productivity.

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