Category Archives: Politics

Service chiefs ask to step aside

The Senate, have asked the country’s service chiefs to step aside owing to the rising insecurity in the country. The resolution followed a motion by Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno), who expressed worry over the reported voluntary retirement of over 200 army officers. The Red Chamber, accordingly, asked its joint committee on security to find…

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President Buhari to consult ECOWAS toward finding solution to Mali’s crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to consult with key leaders of ECOWAS countries in order to find a solution to the crisis rocking Republic of Mali. President Buhari made the promise while receiving reports from ECOWAS Special Envoy to Mali, a former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan. The President thanked Dr Jonathan for his comprehensive…

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INEC releases new guidelines on the conduct of Edo and Ondo states elections

Independent National Electoral Commission has released new guidelines on the conduct of the Edo and Ondo states governorship elections, as well as nine bye-elections across seven states of the federation. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye, stated this on Thursday night at the end of the commission’s management…

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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo constitutes committee on reopening the economy

This was one of the resolutions reached after chairing a virtual National Economic Council meeting on Thursday.  In a press release signed by Mr. Laolu Akande, the Vice President spokesperson, Osinbajo noted that members of the NEC reached a resolution to ensure a more effective synergy between the Federal Government and the sub-nationals especially in…

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President Buhari directs repositioning of economy

President Muhammadu Buhari directed a repositioning of the economy, starting with a review of 2020 budget to reflect realities in oil sector, and prioritizing health sector infrastructure to respond to the threats posed by Coronavirus. Buhari gave the directive after the 2nd Regular Meeting of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), held at the Presidential…

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ASUU reaches agreement with Federal Gov’t on the ongoing warning strike

Academic Staff Union of Universities-ASUU says it has reached concrete agreement with the federal government on the ongoing warning strike embarked upon by the union. ASUU president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, said this in Abuja while addressing newsmen at the end of closed-door meeting at the ministry of labor and productivity. The meeting which began at…

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Minister for Labour and Employment expresses displeasure over oppressive terms of employment

Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngigi, has expressed displeasure against oppressive terms of employment, stating that the federal government would discourage unfavorable workers’ conditions of service. Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngigi, has expressed displeasure against oppressive terms of employment, stating that the federal government would discourage unfavorable workers’ conditions of…

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Federal Gov’t to deploy GIS to help farmers achieve increased production

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that the Federal Government will sustain the deployment of Geographic Information Services (GIS) and other similar technologies to help farmers achieve increased production. He made the pledge in the State House when he received a delegation of the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON) led by the President of the International…

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Federal Government to provide jobs to 12 million youths

Federal Government says it is ready to provide jobs for no fewer than 12 million Nigerian youths. Minister of State for Trade, Industry and Investments, Ambassador Maryam Katagum disclosed while the commissioning ceremony of Industrial Training Fund office Complex in Katsina State Katagun said the Federal Government has already directed its parastatals to initiate moves…

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