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Senate, SGF direct PTAD to reinstate sacked directors

The Senate and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), have both directed the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to reinstate the five directors of the agency that were sacked last year.

Lagos Assembly screens, confirms Ambode’s commissioner-nominees

Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday screened and confirmed six nominees of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for various positions of Commissioners and Special Adviser.

EFCC can’t probe states’ accounts without assembly’s approval – court

A Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission could not probe states’ finances without a report of indictment from states’ Houses of Assembly.

National Assembly staff warned against unhealthy practices

The Management of the National Assembly, yesterday, warned its staff against acts capable of causing financial embarrassment as well as tarnishing the image of the legislative arm of government and the Nigerian Public Service.

Senator Nwaoboshi shuns EFCC invitations over alleged N2.7bn scam

The lawmaker representing Delta-North Senatorial District, Peter Nwaoboshi, who is a self-acclaimed ‘loyalist’ of convicted former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, has reportedly shunned several invitations from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

IPOB: Arewa youths task northern govs to be proactive

The Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA) has tasked Northern governors to be proactive in ensuring peace in their states.


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Land Use Charge: Lagosians To Block 3rd Mainland Bridge Monday

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Olorunleke Ojo: Akwa United luckier than Al Ittihad in penalties

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Abuja Chamber commends federal government’s decision to sign African free trade agreement

Mr Adetokunbo Kayode, President of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry has commended Federal Government’s decision to make Nigeria a signatory to the establishment of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Hunt for clues after Miami bridge collapse kills six

Investigators were combing the scene of a footbridge collapse in Miami on Friday to determine how a brand new structure could fail in less than a week, as police said the death toll of six was set to rise.

President Buhari mourns Bishop Joseph Bagobiri

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolence over the passing away of the Bishop of Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Joseph Bagobiri, who died on Feb. 27.

Dozens killed in troubled eastern DR Congo province

Dozens of people were killed overnight in several villages in DR Congo’s northeast province of Ituri, raising the toll of an ethnic conflict that has already caused tens of thousands to flee, officials said Tuesday.

President Buhari’s visit: Security beefed up in Makurdi

Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Benue on Monday, security has been beefed up, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.