Southern, Middle Belt Forum Leaders reveals executive disdain for National Assembly The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, has suggested that too much powers in the hands of the executive is the reason for the disregard of the legislative arm of government by some public officials. The Nigeria political system which saddles exorbitant powers in [...]
The Senate was thrown into a rowdy session on Thursday after a Senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe, lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari, describing him as ‘incompetent.’ Mr Abaribe had come under order 43 to discuss the issue of insecurity in Nigeria but his submission threw the chamber into chaos. Watch Also: Abacha Loot: Reps investigate proposed payment [...]
A bill seeking to establish the Chartered Institute of Forensic Accountants in Nigeria on Wednesday passed its second reading at the Senate. Senator Dino Melaye moved the motion for the establishment of the institute. The bill was sponsored by Senator Gbenga Ashafa.
The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, on Wednesday led a march by hundreds of demonstrators through the streets of Kaduna in protest against the planned sack of 21,780 primary school teachers by the state government. The state government said it will sack the teachers for failing a competency test organised for teachers [...]
The Obama family has officially bought a piece of D.C. property. Former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama purchased the Kalorama home they’ve been renting since they left the White House in January. In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, spokesperson Kevin Lewis explained: “Given that President and Mrs. Obama will be in [...]
The Chief of Army Staff, LT Gen. Tukur Buratai has asked soldiers and officers who may be interested in joining politics, to apply for voluntary discharge and leave the Army. The warning, according to him, is coming against the backdrop of reports of officers and soldiers who are being approached by some individuals for what [...]
The House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously resolved to constitute an Ad-hoc committee to probe the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) over unpaid allowances of students who participated in the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES). The decision sequels a motion on the Need to address the non-payment of SIWES allowances to students by the Industrial [...]
Nigeria will be out of recession by June CBN — Governor The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has stated that Nigeria’s economy will soon be out of recession. said that with the current efforts by the Federal Government to revive the country’s economy, the country should be out of [...]
Serena Williams the world most successful female player of the Open era is pregnant This is coming barely 12 weeks after winning a record 23rd Grand Slam singles title The world number two posted a picture on Snapchat, posing in a mirror with the message: “20 weeks”, before deleting it. She is engaged to Reddit [...]
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma has highlighted the three main focal points of Buhari’s administration. The minister stated the major areas while addressing State House correspondents after Wednesday Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. According to the Udoma, the intensions of the government are clear and they are anchored on corruption, [...]
Chad’s Moussa Faki Mahamat has been elected as the new chairperson of the African Union Commission. Manamat won in a seven round vote held at the bloc’s headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday. The Chadian foreign affairs minister defeated favourites Amina Mohamed of Kenya and Senegal’s Abdoulaye Bathily. The 56-year-old and father-of-five [...]
The process for the Ballon d’Or 2016 is underway. France Football are publishing the list of 30 players who could win the trophy. This year’s Ballon d’Or is judged solely by a panel of journalists after Fifa and France Football decided to part ways. They had originally joined forces to combine the previous Fifa World [...]
Three-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo will have to take on Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale for the Ballon d’Or. Both were on the 2016 shortlist announced Monday which also featured Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Borussia Dortmund’s Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Juventus veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Ballon d’Or sponsors France Football magazine [...]
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) on Friday, October 21, 2016 during a press briefing in Abuja accused the Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehanire of forcefully recalling the suspended Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri, Dr. Angela Uwakwem. JOHESU President, Biobelemoye Josaiah divulged information that reached the union was that the [...]
The executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Dr Carlos Lopes has resigned. The Guinea-Bissau national has overseen the affairs of ECA for four years. Sources claim he could be eyeing an influential position in the African Union (AU). “One of his main achievements while with the ECA was his role [...]
Released Chibok Girls are currently in the custody of the State Security Service says Women Affairs Minister, Jumai Alhassan.
The Minister stated this in a tweet. She also added that the girls will meet Vice President, Osinbajo later today.
Twenty-one of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria more than two years ago have been released into the custody of the government, a senior official said Thursday. It was not immediately clear how the girls were rescued, but the Nigerian military has launched a large-scale operation in the Boko Haram stronghold Sambisa forest. [...]
Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has been ordered by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to vacate office immediately for submitting false information to his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, in which he contested for the party’s governorship primary in December 2014. Justice Okon Abang in a judgment on Monday ordered INEC to [...]
A total of 65 persons lost their lives and 136 persons injured following the weekend attacks on Dalori village by insurgents. Dalori, which is less than 10km from Maiduguri, came under the attacks on Saturday evening. The NEMA’s Emergency Response Team immediately mobilized for rescue along with others that include Police Anti bomb Squad, NSCDC, [...]
The 2016 budget proposal submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari is missing, Buhari had on 22nd, December, 2015 presented the budget proposal to the joint session of the National Assembly. The disappearance of the budget document was announced during a closed door session that last 90 minutes. This is coming week after [...]