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Dolapo Osinbajo: Nigerian women marginalised

The Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, has bemoaned the marginalisation of women in the country. She said that for the country to make substantial progress, the role of the women must be appreciated.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti government promotes 16 traditional rulers, grants 5 communities autonomy

Newsmen said the announcement was made by the Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Chief Muyiwa Olumilua, in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti.

ASUU criticises President Buhari’s appointment of Uniabuja vice-chancellor

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has faulted the appointment of a former Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Prof Abdulrasheed Na’allah, as Vice Chancellor of University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Lai Mohammed to appear in court over alleged N2.5 billion misuse

Lai Mohammed, the former Minister of Information and Culture, is to appear before a Federal High Court Abuja to explain his role in the alleged misapplication of N2.5 billion Federal Government Digital Switch-Over (DSO) programme.

DSO: Minister approved N2.5 billion for Pinnacle – witness

The trial of the Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo, and three others has commenced before a Federal High Court in Abuja where a prosecution witness, Mrs Alheri Saidu, told the court how the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, gave approval for payment of N2.5billion to Pinnacle Communications Ltd.

Minister approved payment of N2.5 billion to Pinnacle for digital switchover – witness

Mrs Alheri Saidu, a witness in the on-going trial of Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo, says the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, approved payment of N2.5billion to Pinnacle Communications Ltd.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi: I bear no grudge against Segun Oni

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti says he has no grudge against his predecessor, Chief Segun Oni, for challenging his election victory in court.

President Kenyatta intervenes to save Kenya Airways

Authorities closed the week preparing for a final push to the proposed merger between Kenya Airways and the agency that manages the country’s airports — the Kenya Airports Authority.
Kayode Fayemi

ASUU: Governor Fayemi’s removal of Ekiti university vice chancellor didn’t follow due process

The Academic Staff Union of Universities in Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, has condemned the removal of the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, by Governor Kayode Fayemi, saying the action did not follow due process.

Federal government charges NBC boss, others with N2.5 billion fraud

The Federal Government has filed charges against the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, Modibbo Kawu, Pinnacle Communications Limited; its founder, Lucky Omonuwa; and its Managing Director, Dipo Onifade, for alleged fraud to the tune of N2.5bn.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Nyesom Wike: Blackmail can’t change termination of assets sale to Sahara Energy

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has declared that no amount of blackmail and propaganda will alter the termination of sale of valued state assets to Sahara Energy Limited.

Rivers: Why sale of power plants, others to Sahara Energy was terminated

The Rivers State Government says it approved the termination of the share sale contract for 70 per cent equity of the state-owned power generation assets in line with recommendations of the White Paper on the Report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry for the Investigation of the past administration’s sale of Valued Assets of the state and other related matters.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers government terminates sale of state-owned power plants to Tonye Cole’s companies

The Rivers State Government has announced the termination of the share sale contract for the 70 per cent equity of the State Government-owned power generation assets held by First Independent Power Limited in Omoku, Afam, Trans-Amadi and Eleme Gas Turbines to NG Power-HPS Limited.

Femi Falana asks Nigerian Army to stop targeting Amnesty International

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it would make a case for the closure of the Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, alleging the human rights group “is working hard to destabilise the country.”

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.

ICPC probes NBC’s Ishaq Kawu, others over N2.5 billion digital switch-over grant

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has launched a full scale investigation into allegations of mismanaging N2.5 billion of the N10 billion grant for the digital switch-over programme of the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC).

Minimum wage: Federal government, governors to harmonise positions on Monday – Chris Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Friday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and announced to the media that the Federal Government and the state governors will meet on Monday to harmonise their positions on the new national minimum wage.
Ayuba Wabba

NLC threatens to report federal government to ILO over no work, no pay policy

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to report the Federal Government to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) over its White Paper on “No work, no pay’’ policy.

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Ogun strengthens tie with MAN towards economic growth

Ogun State government has renewed its commitment to strengthen economic ties with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), to enhance socio-economic growth of the state.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders at Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.

NAF air strikes kill key ISWAP leaders in Borno

Some key Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) leaders have been killed by airstrikes at Jubillaram and Alinwa in the Northern part of Borno State.

PDP asks National Assembly to probe President Buhari over Abacha loot

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly to immediately undertake a forensic probe of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

We’ve lost over 86 people to Fulani herdsmen since 2012 – Delta community

Residents of Agadama in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State have lamented that the community lost over 86 people to suspected Fulani herdsmen since the attacks started in 2012.

Group: Politicians, traditional rulers responsible for military invasions of Ijaw communities

Niger Delta Rights group known as the Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative (IPDI), has accused Ijaw political leaders and traditional rulers as being responsible for the incessant military invasions in Ijaw communities.