Category Archives: Politics

Governor El-Rufai describes Dr. Hadiza Balarabe as an epitome of hard work

Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir El Rufai of has described Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, his Deputy as an epitome of hard work, honesty intelligent and excellence personality. The Governor made this known in an elaborate speech at the grand reception organized in honour of his deputy governor in Kafanchan during the week. He said that the…

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Minister of Women Affairs urges gov’t at all levels to include women in the development process of the country

Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has urged government at all levels to include women in the development process of the country. Tallen, who stated this in Akure, Ondo state capital, during a courtesy call to the Ondo state governor, said the country would be doing a lot of disservice to itself by relegating women…

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New investments and reforms in agriculture key to taking 100 million Nigerians out of poverty – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says that new investments and reforms in Nigeria’s agriculture sector hold the key to the government’s goal of taking 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years. Speaking at a panel discussion on the second day of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, President Buhari…

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Senate to end 2020 budget defense by ministries today

Meanwhile, spokesman of the Senate, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, yesterday insisted that the ongoing 2020 budget defense by Ministries, Departments and Agencies would end today. Senate President Ahmed Lawan had, on October 14, said the Senate adjourned plenary to October 29 for the committees to work on the budget, warning that any minister or head of…

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Former INEC Chairman re-appears before a Federal High Court over money fraud allegations

The former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission – INEC Prof. Maurice Iwu re-appeared before a Federal High Court in Lagos, in answer to over one billion naira fraud allegations. Iwu is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – EFCC on four counts bordering on the offence. He appeared before Justice…

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There are plans to review the wages of all political office holders – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said there are plans to review the wages of all political office holders in the country. Ngige told members of Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) during a visit to his office in Abuja. He said there was a need to review and streamline the wages…

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President Buhari promises to carry everyone along

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to carry everyone along on his last lap as Nigeria’s democratically elected President. President Buhari made the promise when he received at State House, Abuja, some of the Ministers who served with him as military head of state between January 1984 and August 1985. Buhari, who thanked the former Ministers…

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Supreme Court strikes out appeal by Presidential candidate

The Supreme Court has struck out the appeal by the Hope Democratic Party challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential election. A five-member panel of justices led by Justice Mary Odili, unanimously held that the party had no valid appeal before the apex court and therefore, struck out the two…

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Labour Unions to embark on strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have threatened to embark on strike over the stalled negotiation of the Consequential Adjustment of salaries arising from the N30,000 new national minimum wage. President of NLC Ayuba Wabba and TUC President Quadri Olaleye, in a joint statement disclosed this after meeting with the Joint National…

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Federal Gov’t urges CAN leadership to seek private audience with it

The Federal Government has urged the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria to seek audience with it privately on national issues rather than go public. The Minister of Special Duties and International Affairs, George Akume, made the call in Abuja when he hosted a delegation of CAN led by its president, Samson Olasupo. According…

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