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DMO: Federal government to speed up payment of oil workers

The Debt Management Office (DMO) is to speed up the implementation of the Promissory Note Programme and Bond Issuance to settle inherited local debts and contractual obligations due to various categories of creditors, including oil marketers.

CSOs decry non-release of healthcare fund

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and stakeholders in the health sector have criticised the delay in releasing the Basic Health Care Provision Fund earmarked in the 2018 budget by the Federal Government.
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Kenya lawmakers debate giving women a third of parliament seats

Kenyan parliamentarians on Tuesday debated a bill that would allocate a third of all seats in parliament to women, with campaigners optimistic that it would pass in spite of previous failures.

Ali Ndume backs N30,000 minimum wage

Senator Ali Ndume, Chairman, Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service, on Tuesday backed the proposed new National Minimum Wage of N30,000.

Olisa Agbakoba urges strong fiscal policy in revamping nation’s economy

Former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr Olisa Agbakoba, on Tuesday called for the introduction of a vibrant fiscal, trade and monetary policies to boost the country’s economy.

NDIC reiterates commitment to protect depositors, promote stable banking system

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation has reiterated its commitment to ensure the protection of depositors in the country.

Anambra Assembly crisis: APC House of Reps candidate demands Willie Obiano’s impeachment

An All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representatives candidate for the 2019 general elections, Chiedu Godswill Eluemunoh, has urged members of the Anambra State House of Assembly, to impeach Governor Willie Obiano over what he described as ‘gross abuse of office’.

Activist sues federal government, security chiefs over military operations

Human rights lawyer, Chief Malcom Omirhobo has sued the federal government of Nigeria, the security chiefs and the government of the 36 states of the federation at the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking to restrain the military from embarking on operation crocodile smile 111 in the Niger Delta region of the country.

Bala Na’Allah: Nigeria Police law obsolete, existing since 1943

Senator Bala Na’Allah, the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate on Monday said the nation was operating an obsolete Nigeria Police law, which had been in existence since 1943.
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Adams Oshiomhole: Kwara people will retire Bukola Saraki from politics in 2019

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has said the people of Kwara State will retire the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, from active politics in 2019.

British envoy urges National Assembly to pass PIB, Gender Bill, others

The British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Harriet Thompson, has urged the National Assembly to pass the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill and other critical bills before the expiration of its tenure.

DMO, oil marketers to meet over payment of subsidy arrears

The meeting, which is at the instance of the DMO is designed to provide an opportunity for the debt management agency to explain the process for the issuance of promissory notes to settle outstanding arrears due to the marketers as well as provide a ‘Status Report.’
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

Solomon Dalung meets Muhammadu Buhari, seeks N1.3 billion for National Sports Festival

The Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari, asking for N1.3 billion to host the National Sports Festival in Abuja next month.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Bukola Saraki: National Assembly will pass priority bills despite campaigns

Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday assured Nigerians that legislative duties in the National Assembly would not be relegated to the background in view of the commencement of the 2019 electioneering campaigns.

Solomon Dalung: Nigeria risks being delisted by World Anti-Doping Agency

Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, on Monday in Abuja warned that Nigeria risked being delisted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) if urgent action was not taken.

TUC tasks governors on implementation of new minimum wage

Comrade Kolawole Olumoh, Chairman Trade Union Congress, Kwara chapter, has charged the 36 state governors to cut down their expenses on political appointees and others.

DStv subscribers demand pay-as-you-view billing system

Digital Satellite Television service subscribers in Nigeria are grumbling over the continued payment for services not rendered by MultiChoice, the major distance-to-home service provider in Nigeria.
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Muhammadu Buhari: Nigerians, let’s move to the Next Level

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday launched his 2019 electioneering campaign yesterday in a grand style, presenting a document called the ‘Next Level,” of where he wants to take Nigerians.

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Police vows to track down killers of DELSU student

The Police in Delta State has vowed to track down killers of the Delta State University (DELSU) student, Elizino Joshualia Ogege who was gruesomely murdered by persons suspected to be ritual killers.

Farouk Lawan demanded $500,000 bribe – Femi Otedola tells court

Businessman, Femi Otedola, on Wednesday, revealed that a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, demanded a $500,000 bribe from him to remove his company, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of oil companies allegedly involved in fuel subsidy fraud.

Yahaya Bello promises N100 million reward for information on aide’s killers

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised a N100 million reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of those that killed Malam Yusuf Adabenege, his Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism.

Kogi: Why we shut telecoms facilities

The Kogi state government on Wednesday countered the claims of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) over the shutting down of facilities in the State, saying the action was based on court orders.
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Recep Erdogan takes aim at George Soros over jailed Turkish philanthropist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused George Soros of aiding a jailed Turkish philanthropist facing hugely controversial charges of seeking the overthrow of the government, describing the Hungary-born American billionaire as a "famous Hungarian Jew".