Category Archives: Politics

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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Federal Government moves to regulate social media

Federal Government has said there was no going back on its move to   regulate   social media to ensure that damages were not done to the country through the social media. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made these known at a news conference in Abuja, saying they will inaugurate a stakeholders committee that…

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Leaders must ensure security and welfare of people – Senate President

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan  said for Nigeria to surmount the challenges bedeviling it, all leaders in the country must as a matter of urgency, come together to ensure that the security and welfare needs of the people are adequately met. According to Lawan, Nigeria is at a point where the provision of infrastructure…

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President Buhari denies that he was planning to travel

President Muhammadu Buhari denied a report that he was planning to travel to the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Austria. In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, described the report as fake, urging Nigerians to be discriminatory about what they accepted as credible information and restrain themselves from sharing what they had not authenticated…

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