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FG declares Monday, Nov 11 public holiday for Maolud Nabiyy

FG declares Monday, Nov 11 public holiday for Maolud Nabiyy

THE Federal Government on Thursday declared Monday November 11, 2019 as public holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-ul-Maolid celebration in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government. A statement issued by Mohammed Manga,  Director, Press and Public Relations at […]

Offa Poly lecturer remanded in Ilorin prison over employment scam

Offa Poly lecturer remanded in Ilorin prison over employment scam

Mustapha Ilyas Abdulwasiu, a lecturer with the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, was on Tuesday arraigned before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorinon by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ilorin Zonal office  on a nine count charge bordering on employment scam and obtaining money by false pretence. The defendant, who teaches […]

Kaduna Councillor Arrested For N11m Fraud

Kaduna Councillor Arrested For N11m Fraud

Chris Steven, Abuja The Kaduna Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested a councillor representing Kakuri Hausa, Ward, Kaduna South Local Government of Kaduna State, Theophilus Madami for offences bordering on alleged criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N11.8million. The suspect, allegedly […]

Minimum Wage Payment Takes Effect From April 18, Presidency Directs

Minimum Wage Payment Takes Effect From April 18, Presidency Directs

  Chris Steven, Abuja The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo resolved on Wednesday that the full implementation and payment of the new minimum wage to Nigerian workers should take effect from April 18, 2019. The decision was sequel to an earlier agreement between organized labour and the Federal Government […]

Why Ndume And His Ilk Dread Peace in Borno State

Why Ndume And His Ilk Dread  Peace in Borno State

By Richard Murphy I expect Nigerians to persistently and courageously interrogate their leaders who hold any mandate in public trust. This is a cliché resounded so many times to the point of boredom. But most of us ignore or prefer to overlook it for very selfish reasons. May I not sound like a simpleton. But […]

Ali Ndume’s tactics on Boko Haram aimed at diverting attention from his contributions to insurgency – NDF

Ali Ndume’s tactics on Boko Haram aimed at  diverting  attention from his  contributions to insurgency – NDF

The National Democratic Front (NDF) believes Senator Ali Ndume’s latest strategy on Boko Haram is aimed at  diverting the world’s attention from his dishonourable contribution to Boko Haram  insurgency. The group made this known at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja in reaction to the Borno South lawmaker’s assertion about the Nigerian Armed Forces. […]

ICAO Certifies Nigeria Aviation Sector 96% Safe – Sirika

ICAO Certifies Nigeria Aviation Sector 96% Safe – Sirika

Chris Steven,  Abuja The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) a global regulatory agency for aviation has rated Nigerian airports to be 96.4percent secured and efficient. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika who displayed the plaque issued to Nigeria on Tuesday, said Nigeria’s rating improved when the federal government adopted deliberate policies to improve security measures at […]

Amnesty International laments arrest of journalists, threats to freedom of expression in Nigeria

Amnesty International laments arrest of journalists, threats to freedom of expression in Nigeria

Chris Steven, Abuja The Amnesty International has lamented that journalists, bloggers and activists in Nigeria are increasingly harassed, intimidated, sometimes physically assaulted and arbitrarily arrested by Nigerian authorities simply for doing their job or expressing dissenting opinions. The organisation said at least 19 journalists were detained at various times this year, as it launches “Endangered […]

Boko Haram: CSOs score Nigerian troops high after tour of liberated communities

Boko Haram: CSOs score Nigerian troops high after tour of liberated communities

Chris Steven, Abuja Following a thorough tour of liberated communities in the North-East, the Coalition for Human Rights and Rights Monitoring Group has praised the Nigerian Army for restoring peace to the region. The group, consisting of 10 civil society organisations revealed in a press conference on Monday  that it undertook a 10-day assessment to […]

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