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UNIABUJA appoints DVC academic, administration

The Governing Council of the University of Abuja has approved the appointment of Prof. Clement Alawa and Prof. Abubakar Abba as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), respectively.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari appoints new NEITI boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

Pat Utomi: Failed institutions, lack of continuity responsible for Nigeria’s woes

A former Presidential candidate and Professor of Political Economy, Prof. Pat Utomi, has identified failed institutions, lack of continuity in government, lack of trust and violation of contractual agreements by government officials as some of the factors responsible for Nigeria’s woes.

#EndSARs: Gani Adams sues for peace, urges FG to embrace call for regionalism

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has urged Nigerian youths to embrace peace as the best means to drive home their demand for police reform and other sundry issues affecting the nation.

Pat Utomi urges Nigerians not to ignore warning on possible recession

A professor of political economy, Pat Utomi, has said the alarm the Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari raised about a likely round of recession by mid-2020 should not be taken lightly.

Pat Utomi wants Nigeria to focus more on production

A professor of political economy, Pat Utomi, says Nigeria can only attain its much desired growth and development if it joins the comity of producing nations in the world.

DSS to quiz INEC commissioner over postponement of elections

The Department of State Services (DSS) has invited Okechukwu Ibeanu, the National Commissioner in charge of logistics at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for questioning.

Kunle Folarin: 85% of goods imported through seaports in Nigeria

Nigerian Ports Consultative Council chairman Kunle Folarin says over 85 per cent of goods and services that enters the country comes through Nigeria’s seaports

Rivers guber: Ex-Rep Dawari George joins fight for APC ticket

A former federal lawmaker who represented the Asari-Toru/Akuku-Toru Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Dr. Dawari Ibietela George, has joined the governorship race in Rivers State.
3 President Muhammadu Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council Meeting held at the Council Chambers in State House. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. AUGUST 1ST 2018

President Buhari withholds assent to PIGB

President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to the Petroleum Industrial Governance Bill (PIGB). The decision is coming after 17 years of rigorous consultations and legislative hassles on the document.

Ex-central bank chief urges federal government to implement APC report on restructuring

A former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Soludo, on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to implement the All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee’s report on restructuring as a step to reposition the country.

Pat Utomi refutes social media claims about President Buhari, 1983 Coup

A Professor of Political Economy and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Professor Pat Utomi, has said he was shocked to read of a statement credited to him on social media conveying a very erroneous impression that President Muhammadu Buhari was responsible for the 1983 coup that toppled the Shehu Shagari’s civilian administration and that in doing so, Buhari prevented Dr. Alex Ekwueme from becoming President.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to find a way of producing oil cheaper at the largest volume possible given the circumstances and future of oil itself and the country’s of requirements and needs.

VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Ugandan presidential inauguration

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will represent Nigeria at the sixth inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos recovers N50 million over fraudulent real estate activities

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had recovered more than N50 million from parties involved in illegal real estate transaction activities.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau, stated this when the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) rose from its meeting on Wednesday at the NGF Secretariat in Abuja.

Gombe eyes World Bank loan to address erosion at Federal College

The state’s Deputy Governor, Manassah Jatau, made the declaration in Gombe on Tuesday when a Presidential Visitation Panel, led by Prof. Kenneth Okiongbo, visited the school.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi traffic agency to enforce ban on commercial motorcyclists – chairman

The Bauchi State Road Traffic Agency (BAROTA), on Tuesday, reiterated that activities of commercial motorcycle riders, popularly known as ‘Okada’ or ‘Achaba’, remained banned in the state.

South Sudan faces its worst food security crisis as humanitarian aid dwindles

An African regional organisation said about 60 per cent of people from South Sudan are facing “their worst food security” and nutrition crisis since the country became independent a decade ago.

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The Akwa Ibom State Government on Wednesday inaugurated its own airline, Ibom Air.

Bayelsa moves to commence commercial flights with Ibom Air

The Bayelsa State Government has opened partnership discussions with the Akwa Ibom State Government on the use of Ibom Air to start commercial flight operations at the Bayelsa International Airport.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: My relationship with Yobe governor cordial

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said his relationship with the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, remained cordial.
Mr Allwell Nwakali, elder brother and agent to 2015 U17 World Cup winner, Kelechi Nwakali, says his brother and client may consider switching allegiance to a foreign country.

Kelechi Nwakali may dump Nigeria for another country – agent

Mr Allwell Nwakali, elder brother and agent to 2015 U17 World Cup winner, Kelechi Nwakali, says his brother and client may consider switching allegiance to a foreign country.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Stray bullet kills NSCDC officer in Imo

A stray bullet has killed a female officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Imo State, Mrs Glory Nkwocha, according to...
The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Reverend Callistus Onaga, has ordered all parishes in the diocese to immediately stop placing holy water at the entrances of the church.

Enugu: Catholic Bishop charges diocesans to pray for church vandals

The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga has asked all parishes, Chaplaincies and religious houses in the diocese to pray for atonement and reparation of violet protesters, who destroyed the Bishop’s court and parts of the Holy Ghost diocese cathedral in Ogui Enugu, on Wednesday.