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SPW: Nigerian government commences partial payment of beneficiaries

The Federal Government has commenced partial payment of the N20,000 monthly stipend to the 774,000 beneficiaries of the Special Public Works programme.
Centre For Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL)

CACOL backs Senate decision to probe ‘N3 billion FMBN contracts’

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has thrown its weight behind the Nigerian Senate in its bid to unravel the mystery surrounding the alleged irregular award of N3 billion contracts in four phases at the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).

CSO seeks end to maltreatment of Nigerians in Cape Verde

A civil society organisation (CSO), under the auspices of Coalition of Active Young Citizens, has written to the Federal Government seeking an end to the alleged maltreatment of Nigerians in the diaspora, especially Cape Verde.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House accedes to JUSUN’s demand on independence of judiciary

House of Representatives yesterday agreed with the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) on the need to guarantee the independence of the judiciary to enable the courts to function effectively without external interferences.
No fewer than 22 FIFA badged Nigerian referees on Friday underwent the FIFA physical fitness training test at the Moshood Abiola National stadium, Abuja.

NRA condemn attacks on referees, threaten boycott of unsafe grounds

The Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) has strongly condemned the renewed incessant attacks on its members at various venues of the country’s leagues.

Ibadan polytechnic students threaten public protest over extortion, mass failure

Students of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, have threatened to publicly protest continuous extortions by lecturers as well as the recurrent mass failures typifying their examinations, saying their future was hanging in the balance.
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Public Matters, Mr. Ajuri Ngelale, said Nigerians are benefitting from the goodwill of the President.

Presidency, Transparency International clash over state of anti-corruption fight in Nigeria

The Federal Government and Transparency International, TI, have continued in their disagreements over the state of the war on corruption in Nigeria as they trade tackles during an anti-corruption radio programme in Abuja this Wednesday.
British police are looking into cases of sexual assault reported by girls amid a deluge of witness testimonies collated online that is embroiling some of the country’s top private schools.

UK police probe school sexual assault claims flooding website

British police are looking into cases of sexual assault reported by girls amid a deluge of witness testimonies collated online that is embroiling some of the country’s top private schools.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, stated this while briefing newsmen at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.

President Buhari explores cargo tracking note to curb insecurity

In a bid to curb the rising insecurity situation, President Mohammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, to reintroduce Cargo Tracking Notes, CTN, following the proliferation of arms and increase in banditry across the nation.
Fredrick Nwabufo

Biafra, Oduduwa Republic – ’liberation struggle’ as the new hustle

In the tome of liberation struggles, a few names resonate infinitely. One name that rings trenchant to this day is Ernesto ‘’Che’’ Guevara. ‘’Che’’ envisioned a world as recreated in the dialectics of Karl Marx – where those in the lowest rung of the social strata can command their destiny. Che fantasised about an ‘’international revolution’’ which would sweep across the world beginning from Latin America.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Why we must correct anomalies in gas sector

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday said Nigeria’s gas sector has the potential to create millions of jobs, bring about industrialisation as well as generate more revenue for the government.
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APC chieftain petitions party over non-inclusion in board appointments

Following the Non-Inclusion of Chief Nwaeze Prince among stakeholders for board appointment in Ebonyi state, the All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain has written to the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the party.
Nigeria’s interior minister Rauf Aregbesola made the disclosure at an ongoing press conference at the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Abuja.

Minister raises concerns about ‘fair-weather’ people joining APC

Aregbesola’s statement comes amidst concerns raised by some APC leaders about the defection of former deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to the APC.

How ICPC is combating corruption in MDAs, stopped diversion of N189 billion personnel cost

In the past few years, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission, as part of its statutory mandate, has been conducting systems study and review of ministries and organisations in the federal public service.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan: Restructuring alone can’t solve all our problems

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said restructuring alone cannot solve Nigeria’s problem.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor: I feel uncomfortable paying salaries in percentages

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State says he is not comfortable paying workers’ salaries in percentages because throughout his 30-year working life, he never got his salary in such manner.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Governor Uzodinma: I won’t owe any Imo worker or pensioner their entitlement

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has said that he will not owe any worker or pensioner in the state or local government civil service their salaries, pensions or entitlements during his tenure as governor.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, says to reduce the over 2.5 million acutely malnourished and stunted children, the Federal Government is implementing innovative policies and strategies that are appropriately funded, data-driven and sustainable.

Nigerian government solicits donor agencies support amid crisis

As the country grapples with myriad of humanitarian crises in history, the Federal Government has solicited for continuous support from international agencies to bridge the resource gap.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Lagos Assembly passes anti-corruption bill into law

The Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, passed into law a bill to establish the state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, even as a bill for a law to regulate real estate activities in the state also scaled second reading on the floor of the House.

Ondo governorship election petitions tribunal holds inaugural sitting Tuesday

Justice Umar Abubakar, leading two other justices, will hear the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Eyitayo Jegede, against Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who was declared the winner of the October 10 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu, has explained why he is eyeing the governorship seat of Anambra state come 2021.

Anambra election: God has cleared my way to government house – George Moghalu

Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu, has explained why he is eyeing the governorship seat of Anambra state come 2021.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: We are working on SSANIP demands

The Federal Government has appealed to the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics, (SSANIP) to shelve its proposed strike, as government was working assiduously to meet their demands.

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The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

GOC charges soldiers to be combat ready

Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, the General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, has charged soldiers to be combat ready and maintain physical fitness.

Lawyers want ‘archaic, obolete’ laws reviewed to reflect current realities

Some Abuja-based lawyers on Monday called for review of laws which provisions no longer reflect realities to advance justice administration in Nigeria.
Ahmed Musa trained with Kano Pillars for the first time since rejoining the club on Monday morning.

Ahmed Musa trains with Kano Pillars for the first time

The Super Eagles captain linked up with his teammates at the Nigeria Professional Football League outfit for the first time since the move was confirned last week.
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that they will not be one of the clubs joining the proposed Super League.

Borussia Dortmund confirm they will not join European Super League

Plans for the formation of a new European competition were unveiled on Sunday, with 12 founding clubs having already signed up for the competition which has been designed to rival the current Champions League.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Abia: Police yet to confirm alleged attack on station

The Abia State Police Command is yet to confirm an alleged attack on Uzuakoli police station in Bende Local Government Area.

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Federal and the Delta State governments have been urged to take urgent step for flight resumption at the Osubi Airstrip in Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State.

Itsekiri, Urhobo youths lament continued closure of Osubi airstrip

A statement in Warri by President, Urhobo Youth Council, Enerho Godspower, and Itsekiri National Youth Council, Weyinmi Agbateyiniro, enjoined political leaders from the state to wade into the matter, adding that they would not hesitate to disrupt the flow of the nation’s economy in the area.
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NEMA distributes relief materials to fire victims in Osun

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday distributed relief materials to victims of the December 2020 fire outbreak in Odo-Ogbo market, Ile-Ife, Osun.
Two communities in Ijero and Ekiti-West Local Governments became the latest beneficiaries of the numerous empowerment programmes initiated by a member of the National Assembly Hon. Omowumi Ogunlola.

House member donates school buildings, ultra-modern town hall to constituents

Two communities in Ijero and Ekiti-West Local Governments became the latest beneficiaries of the numerous empowerment programmes initiated by a member of the National Assembly Hon. Omowumi Ogunlola.
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Census: NPC commences TOT pre-test exercise

Ahead of the next population and housing census, the National Population Commission (NPC) has commenced the first Training Of the Trainers (TOT) pre-test exercise for staff across the country.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army arrests 12 suspects for drug peddling

The Nigerian Army, 4 Brigade, Benin, on Wednesday handed over 12 suspects arrested in connection with peddling illicit drug to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Edo Command.