Author archives: Bashir M. Yusuf

INEC POSTPONES KOGI AND BAYELSA STATES 2019 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTIONS.

Independent National Electoral Commission has shifted the November 2, 2019 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states by two weeks. A statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education and Information Festus Okoye, said the decision was in response to several appeals by critical stakeholders in Bayelsa that the earlier date clashed with the…

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Talks about to fail as May’s premiership fade.

Britain’s turbulent separation from the European Union was again in disarray as last-ditch cross-party talks teetered on the brink of failure in the twilight of Prime Minister Theresa May’s premiership. Nearly three years after the United Kingdom unexpectedly voted in a referendum to leave the EU, it is still unclear how, when or if it…

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National Youth Service Corps allowances increase to 30,000.

Federal Government has increased monthly allowance of members of National Youth Service Corps to 30,000. Minister Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja during a press conference where she added that the total sum of N649.434 billion was verified by the ministry as the outstanding balance to be refunded to the state…

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Federal government recovers N605 billion through whistle blowing policy.

Minister of Finance in Nigeria, Zainab Ahmed, says federal government has recovered N605billion through the whistle blowing policy. She gave the figure while speaking with journalists in Abuja. She said states yet to receive their final tranche of the Paris Club debts refunds would be paid as soon as funds have been released to that…

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Death of three military personnel in Borno was a “wake-up call” to further strategies to defeat terrorists – Buratai.

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says that the death of three military personnel in Borno was a “wake-up call’’ to further strategies to defeat terrorists. He stated this at the burial of Lt-Col. Ibrahim Aminu, Cpl. Jibril Ahmadu and Lance Cpl. Tijjani Mohammed, at the Maimalari Cantonment Cemetery, in Maiduguri, Borno State. The…

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U.N. official urges Myanmar to grant aid workers “predictable, sustained access” to Rakhine state.

U.N. official has urged Myanmar to grant aid workers “predictable, sustained access” to Rakhine state, where fighting between government troops and rebels has displaced nearly 33,000 people since late last year, saying lack of aid has cost lives. A U.N. assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Ursula Mueller, said authorities had turned down her requests to…

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Minister of Interior urges police chiefs in West Africa to collaborate to tackle transnational crimes.

Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, has urged police chiefs in West Africa to collaborate more in order to tackle transnational crimes within the sub-region. Dambazau, who said the fight against crime require collaborative efforts of countries and security agencies, noted that transnational crimes cannot be won by a single country or a security agency.…

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Federal Government abolishes the dichotomy between holders of Bachelor’s degree and those with Higher National Diploma.

Federal Government has abolished the dichotomy between holders of Bachelor’s degree and those with Higher National Diploma (HND) in all the services under the ministry of interior. Confirming this development in a statement, the secretary to the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), Al-Hassan Yakmut, said the approval was given after the…

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President Buhari frowns at the inability of the Nigerian elites to address the welfare and educational needs of the less-privileged.

President Muhammadu Buhari has frowned at the inability of the Nigerian elites to address the welfare and educational needs of the less-privileged members of the society. The president made his feelings known when he hosted Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers, service chiefs, heads of security agencies and chief executives of federal Government agencies and institutions…

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THE PEOPLE OF WUDIL L.G IN KANO STATE DISSOCIATE THEMSELVES FROM THE REALIGNMENT OF THE TRADITIONAL EMIRATE COUNCIL.

The people of Wudil Community in Wudil local government of Kano state have dissociated themselves from the realignment of the traditional emirate councils, insisted to remain with the old order. The community while expressing dissatisfaction over the new appointment and deposition laws which ceded the community under Gaya emirate councils, maintained that Wudil will rather…

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