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‎JUST IN: Why we must pass bill to regulate NGOs, CSOs – House of Reps

The House of Representatives on Friday restated its determination to pass a bill ‎to regulate non-governmental organisations, NGOs. Several Nigerians including the former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, have critic‎ised the bill describing it as unnecessary. Such critics say there are already enough existing laws that…

Governor Aminu Tambuwal with the president-general of Ohaneze Ndi'gbo, John Nnia Nwodo, during the latter's visit to Sokoto Government House...Thursday 21/09/17

Ohanaeze takes message of peace, unity to Sokoto

The apex Igbo socio-cultural association, Ohaneze Ndi'gbo, has urged Nigerians to promote virtues of peace and tolerance among themselves so as to enhance the unity of the country. The president-general of the association, John Nwodo, made the plea on Thursday when he led members of the association on a visit…

Aliko Dangote

Dangote wants oil prices to remain low

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, said at the United Nations General Assembly in New York that he was praying for the global crude oil prices to remain low for a longer period to enable resource-rich countries turn to other sectors to grow their economies. Mr. Dangote was speaking with investors…

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Speak up against Buhari govt’s illegal actions, Wike tells Church

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday called on the Church to speak up against the federal government's "illegal and corrupt" actions. He said this was necessary to stem the drift of the Nigeria into "unprecedented crisis". Mr. Wike made the call in a keynote address at the 12th General…

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Anambra PDP candidate picks running mate

The People's Democratic Party candidate in the Anambra governorship election, Obase Osekola, has selected his running mate. Mr. Osekola presented Chidi Onyemelukwe at the PDP secretariat in Awka. The running mate is the first daughter of Alex Ekwueme, a former Nigerian Vice President. Ms. Onyemelukwe is a graduate of Law…

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  swearing-in  Commissioners at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, assigns portfolios to 20 new commissioners

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday assigned portfolios to newly appointed commissioners the state. According to a statement posted on Facebook by one of the new appointees, Emma Okah, the new commissioners and their portfolios are as follows. 1. Barr Emma Okah - Information 2. Prof Roseline Konya -…

Yewande Sadiku [Photo: creativenigeria.org]

NIPC targets $25 billion Investment, as Nigeria’s Investment Forum opens in New York

The Nigeria Investment Promotion Council, NIPC, said on Tuesday its target is to attract about $25 billion as the Nigeria-U.S. Investors Roundtable opens in New York. The NIPC Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Yewande Sadiku, said the Council’s target in foreign direct investment, FDI, from the Forum is expected to surpass…

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing World Leaders at the 71st General Assembly of United Nations in New York 7000/21/9/2016/ICE/HB/BJO/NAN

In UN speech, Buhari urges resolution of Myammar, North Korea crises

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the United Nations to ensure a peaceful resolution of the North Korea nuclear crisis. In his speech to the ongoing 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, Mr. Buhari also urged the government of Myammar to halt what he said "from all indications is…

Borno State, Kashim Shattima. [Photo credit: 360Nobs.com]

Five Northern governors depart for South-east, South-south on peace mission

Five Northern governors will on Monday depart for the South-east and South-south on a two-day visit to douse tension and promote peace and dialogue among all sections of Nigeria. According to a statement by the spokesperson of the governor of Sokoto State, Imam Imam, the team is being led by…

IPOB Protesters: [Photo credit: Daily Post Nigeria]

Disgruntled politicians, treasury looters sponsoring IPOB – Nigerian Govt

The federal government says Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is not set up to fight for right of anyone or group but a tool by opposition to destabilise the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this at a news conference in Lagos on Sunday. He alleged…

DNA Forensic Laboratory used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: How Nigeria]

Lagos completes ‘Nigeria’s first DNA laboratory’ – Official

The Lagos State Government on Sunday said it had completed the construction of the first ever high-powered DNA Forensic Laboratory in Nigeria. Adeniji Kazeem, the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, who disclosed this in a statement said skeletal work had already commenced in the lab known as the…

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state. [Photo credit: Nairaland]

Governor Wike warns IPOB, says Rivers people subscribe to Nigeria’s corporate existence, indivisibility

The Rivers State government will not tolerate any attack on other Nigerians living in the state by members of the Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra, IPOB, or any other group, Governor Nyesom Wike has declared. He made the declaration on Friday in a broadcast following inter-ethnic disturbances in parts of the…

Nigerian police force

Abia Violence: Inspector General of Police briefs Osinbajo on IPOB

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday afternoon briefed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the ongoing violence in Abia State. Mr. Idris said the police are adopting a three-pronged approach to resolve the crisis. PREMIUM TIMES reported how a police station was burnt on Thursday morning by suspected…

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Abuja gets new police commissioner

A new Commissioner of Police for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Sadiq Bello, assumed duty at the FCT Police Command Headquarters on Wednesday after a handing-over ceremony with his predecessor, Musa Kimo, who has been redeployed. A press release signed by the command spokesperson, Anjuguri Mamzah said Mr. Bello holds…

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo to establish 13.5 hectares ‘Aso-Ofi’ International Tourism Market

The Oyo State Government on Thursday disclosed that it has approved 13.579 hectares of land for the establishment of Aso-Ofi International Tourism Market in Iseyin area of the state, saying that the foundation will be laid during the 2017 Aso Ofi Festival coming up on September 16. The State Commissioner…

Buhari at FEC[Photo credit: www.newsflashngr.com]

Nigerian govt orders probe of ex-heads of JAMB, NIMASA

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided by President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the probe of past heads of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, over what it called poor remittances in the past. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who…

GIG-Motors Jibowu, Lagos

‎Lagos govt orders inter-state buses to leave Jibowu, Ikorodu Road within seven days

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced the restriction of the operation of inter-state buses and vehicles operating along Ikorodu Road from going beyond Ojodu Berger and Ojota Motor Parks. The state government has also issued a seven-day ultimatum to the operators to relocate to the designated inter-state motor parks…

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CDHR condemns SSS attack on Osun journalists

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, in Osun State has described as barbaric and condemnable, the unprovoked attack on journalists by overzealous officers of the State Security Service, SSS. CDHR in a press release signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Wahab Akinrinade and Emmanuel Olowu respectively, on Wednesday said…

Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun Approves Appointment Of New Akarigbo Of Remoland

The Ogun State Executive Council has approved the appointment of Babatunde Ajayi from Torungbuwa Ruling House as the new Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland. According to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, Mr. Ajayi was appointed by the kingmakers to fill the vacant post on…

Governor Abubakar Bello [Photo credit: National Trail Newspaers]

Niger Govt. Increases Contribution To State Workers’ Pension

The Niger State Government has increased by three per cent its counterpart funding of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) of the state's workers. This was contained in a new bill passed by the State House of Assembly and signed into law last week by Governor Abubakar Bello. According to a…

Minister of Budget and National Planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma [Photo Credit: Channels TV]

States, LG’s must diversify revenue base – Minister

The continued dependence on allocation from the Federation Account is no longer sustainable due to dwindling crude oil sales revenues, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma, has said. The minister who was speaking at a two-day national workshop on alternative sources of revenue for sustainable development in states…

Central bank of Nigeria

CBN injects fresh $250 million into FOREX market

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Monday, injected another $250 million into the foreign exchange market, to keep the inter-bank market liquid. Details of the fresh funding in Monday’s intervention showed that the wholesale sector got about $100 million, while the Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs window received a…

Rescued Chibok girls reunite with parents

24 Chibok Girls Mark Third Anniversary at American University of Nigeria

The Chibok Girls Education Initiative at the American University of Nigeria, AUN, celebrated its third anniversary on August 25 with an award ceremony. The occasion recognised outstanding achievements among the first group of 24 rescued girls who arrived at AUN in 2014 and have been on automatic scholarship. According to…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto, Zamfara Govts Team Up To Fix Sokoto-Gusau Federal Highway

Sokoto and Zamfara State governments have completed the repairs of the 214 km Sokoto-Gusau federal highway in the North-west zone of Nigeria. This was disclosed in a statement issued in Sokoto on Monday by Imam Imam, the spokesperson to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State. The road, which connects Sokoto,…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Judge’s absence stalls Orji Kalu’s corruption trial

The absence of Justice Mohammed Idris on Monday stalled the trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, before a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court. The matter had been adjourned to continue Monday but most of the courts failed to sit due to the ongoing judges'…