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Supreme Court fixes date to hear cross-appeal against central bank, Cecilia Ibru

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned a cross appeal against the Central Bank of Nigeria seeking to compel it to disclose information under the Freedom of Information Act.
Code of Conduct Bureau

CCB: Many public officials not complying with asset declaration law

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) says the level of compliance with the declaration of assets by public office holders in the country is not encouraging.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

[email protected]: Atiku Abubakar’s views are myopic – BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation has said the anniversary of Nigeria’s independence should be a period for sober reflections by all Nigerians, regardless of political affiliations, social, economic or tribal inclinations.

NSITF institutes safe workplace intervention project

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), in collaboration with the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), has Instituted a Safe Workplace Intervention Project (SWIP), to minimise the rate of industrial accidents and promote a safe workplace.

Mohammed Adoke chronicles years in public service

The Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Administration in Nigeria (2010 – 2015) has generated quite a number of post-tenure publications which significantly, in varying degrees of articulation, veracity and delivery shed light on key developments during that momentous phase in Nigerian politics.
Hon. Adebo Edward Ogundoyin of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, representing Ibarapa East state constituency in the Oyo state House of Assembly has emerged as the Speaker of Oyo State.

Oyo speaker charges corps members on positive use of internet

The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Adebo Ogundoyin has advised corps members to judiciously use their valuable time to explore the internet and keep themselves abreast of events around the globe.

Radiographers furious over inclusion of non professionals in training

Members of a professional body of radiographers in Nigeria, the Medical Imaging Society of Nigeria (MISON), have threatened to seek legal measures against the Registrar of the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN) and the Head of Institute of RRBN.

CSO urges SEC to review Oando’s sanction

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Initiative for Leadership and Economic Watch in Nigeria (ILEWN), has urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to review the sanction it placed on Oando Plc to give room for equity and justice.

Femi Falana: CCB’s refusal to disclose assets declared by presidents, governors illogical

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has condemned the Code of Conduct Bureau over its refusal to grant a Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project on the ground that asset declaration form is private information.
Code of Conduct Bureau

CCB: Why we can’t disclose asset declarations by presidents, governors

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has denied a Freedom of Information request demanding specific details of asset declarations submitted to it by successive presidents and state governors since 1999, arguing that: “producing such information would amount to an invasion of privacy of presidents and state governors. Asset declaration form is private information.”
Shuaibu Ibrahim NYSC

NYSC to communicate payment of new N30,000 allowance to corps members

Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said the scheme will communicate to corps members when the payment of N30,000 new allowance would take off.
Shuaibu Ibrahim NYSC

NYSC: We‘ll turn new corps members into employers of labour

As prospective corps members resume camping next week, the Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brid-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has promised to adopt schemes that would make the new corps members employers of labour at the end of their one year compulsory service.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Governor Sanwo-Olu asked to declare assets within seven days

The People’s Democratic Party, Lagos State chapter, has asked Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to declare his assets and make it public within seven days.
Ifeanyi Okowa Delta

SERAP sues Governor Okowa over ‘poor, substandard primary schools’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to: “compel governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State to explain the disparity between budgetary allocations to primary education and the reality that several of the around 1,124 primary schools across the State are in shambles, and with very poor teaching facilities.”

Lawyer calls for speedy resolution of FOI Act case

Prest Aigbokhan, the Executive Director, Freedom of Information Counsel, has admonished the Edo State Government to stop its ploy of wanting to stall judgment in a case that will define the status of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

SERAP seeks details of asset declarations of presidents, govs since 1999

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to Dr. Muhammed Isah, Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) urging him to use his “good offices and leadership position to urgently provide information on specific details of asset declarations submitted to the CCB by successive presidents and state governors since the return of democracy in 1999.”

TSA: Group probes federal government, wants total accruals, expenditure made known

The United Global Resolve for Peace on the Treasury Single Account has called on the Federal Government to disclose the total amount that had accrued to the Treasury Single Account since its implementation.

SERAP writes President Buhari, state governors, seeks disclosure of spending on ‘security votes’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information requests to President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 state governors in Nigeria requesting them to use their “good offices and leadership positions to urgently provide information on specific details of spending of appropriated public funds as security votes between 2011 and 2019.”

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An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on the incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace and has issued safety recommendations.
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AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to storm Maseru, Moshoeshoe International Airport on Friday through a chartered flight to keep a date with Lesotho in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers on Sunday.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.