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MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC supports minister on prison decongestion

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has supported the call by Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, for decongestion of Correctional Centres to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Closure of inter-state borders: An administrative explanation

Most of our 36 States Governors have so far done well in measures to combat COVID 19 and must be commended. Most of them, are leading by example and that is good.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna imposes curfew

Kaduna State government has imposed curfew throughout the state, following the non-compliance to certain measures that were earlier put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Presidency has no justification barring media houses from Aso Villa

Leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the presidency has no justification whatsoever to shut media organisations out from covering activities of the presidency.

Dansukigate: Witness tenders more evidence of how ex-NSA’s aide transferred millions to bank accounts

Prosecuting witness, Hassan Seidu, during the continuation of trial in-chief, in the ongoing trial of Nicholas Ashinze, former aide to ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, told Federal High Court, Abuja, presided by Justice Okon Abang, how the Commission was able to recover exhibit (i) 43 and (i) 44, containing alleged money transfers and lists of beneficiaries and their account numbers in the course of investigation.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate mulls mandatory debate by INEC for presidential, governorship candidates

Moves to make it mandatory for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to organise public debates for all candidates to the Offices of Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President, President, yesterday got a boost as a Bill to such effect scaled second reading in the Senate.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court reserves ruling on Zamfara election review application

A five-member panel of justices presided by the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad announced that the date for the judgment will be communicated to parties in the matter.

Coalition calls on Nigerians to reject proposed Armed Forces Commission Bill

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has called on Nigerians to reject the Senate’s proposed bill on the Armed Forces Service Commission, describing it as a ‘taboo’.

PDP urges National Assembly not to pass ‘anti-Social Media Bill’

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday urged the leadership of the National Assembly to resist all pressures to pass the anti-social media bill, which it said is anti-people and unconstitutional.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP urges Nigerians to resist anti-social media bill in Senate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, urged Nigerians, including the media, organized civil society and all pro-democracy groups to unite against moves to pass the obnoxious anti-social media bill at the National Assembly.

Femi Falana: State, local councils entitled to 48 percent of recovered funds

A human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday said state and local governments are entitled to at least 47.32 percent of the stolen funds recovered from indicted public officers in line with the provisions of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) Act.

Gani Adams: Senate must take Constitution review seriously

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, yesterday, called on the Senate to take the proposed constitutional amendment as a matter of priority urging the lawmakers to use the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference as a template for the review.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

President Buhari approves appointment of Justice Monica Mensem as acting Court of Appeal president

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Hon. Justice Monica B. Dongban Mensem as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal for an initial period of three (3) months.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

Group: President Buhari marginalising Southeast in major appointments

A group, League of Patriotic Nigerians, alleged marginalisation of South East in appointments by the federal government, saying the development was against the federal character principle of the country.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Nigeria needs new constitution to forestall another war – ex-president

The agitation for a new political order and arrangement in Nigeria got a new convert in former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo: We need a new constitution in Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday, canvassed a new constitution for the country as against an amended one.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

President Buhari approves retirement of Winifred Oyo-Ita

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan as the substantive Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with effect from Friday, 28th February 2020.
Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, spoke on Thursday at a public service innovation conference organised for Federal Permanent Secretaries, Directors-General/Chief Executive Officers of Agencies/Parastatals and Heads of Tertiary Institution in the country.

President Buhari approve Winifred Oyo-Ita’s retirement, names Folashade Yemi-Esan substantive Head of Service

After five months of easing her out of office, President Muhammadu Buhari has finally approved the “retirement” of Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita as Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

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President Buhari meets with presidential committee on Nigeria’s economy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with the Presidential Committee on the impact of the coronavirus on Nigeria’s economy, and directed the Ministry of Finance and National Planning to ensure that salaries were paid.
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President Buhari directs prompt payment of salaries

He also directed the ministry to ensure that critical infrastructure like roads, rails are protected and as much as possible, use local inputs so that the country retains value within her economy.
The state commissioner for health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, made the call in a telephone interview in Uyo on Saturday.

Akwa Ibom government demands second coronavirus tests, questions NCDC announcement of confirmed cases

The Akwa Ibom government appears to be contesting the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)’s announcement of cases of the novel coronavirus in the state.

Shippers council donates N10 million items to curtail coronavirus spread

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), has donated protective gears for port users worth N5 million and an additional N5 million to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos and FCT respectively.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Official: Bauchi to discharge two coronavirus patients

The Bauchi State Government has said that two out of the three index Coronavirus (covid-19) patients would soon be discharged.