Senate re-introduces bill to establish South East Development Commission
The bill, which scaled first reading on the floor, was passed by the 8th Senate but failed to receive presidential assent.
TRENDING: #ShameOnNTA: Nigerians slam poor NTA coverage of Super Eagles match
With the hashtag #ShameOnNTA, fans vented their displeasure at Africa’s supposed biggest TV Network.
Senate stands down bill on inauguration of National Assembly
The senators say the bill is in conflict with the provisions of the Constitution.
Google to offer checking accounts for consumers – WSJ
The project, named Cache, will have accounts by Citigroup Inc and a credit union at Stanford University.
Court orders convict to sweep court premises for stealing wrappers
The convict pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal trespass and theft.
Police Commission deploys 45 monitors for Kogi, Bayelsa elections
The governorship elections hold on November 16.
6.5m Nigerian women now use modern contraceptives — Report
The report estimates that as a result of the increased use in the country, over 2.3 million unintended pregnancies have been prevented.
Counsel accuses EFCC of withholding evidence in alleged N170 million contract fraud
The counsel to the petitioner wrote to the EFCC to raise concerns.
NYSC Director-General speaks on skirt for trouser controversy
“For the avoidance of doubt, the scheme has maintained one dress code since May 22, 1973 when it was established.”
SSS arrests university worker, others for alleged kidnap
The governor said the three children, including a set of twins were sold in Anambra.
Travel agent sues NAHCON chairman over tenure elongation
Also joined in the suit is the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami.
NMA official advocates establishment of Tertiary Health Trust Fund
He also urged the government to consider channelling recovered looted funds into the health sector to improve its operations.
Tobacco-control advocates laud ILO’s severance of ties with Big Tobacco
The agency endorsed an integrated strategy to address decent work deficits in the tobacco sector, which will be implemented free from tobacco industry money.
Nigerian initiative wins Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award
The Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award is given by the Secretary-General each year.
Investigative Journalism not all about naming, shaming corrupt officials – Editor
“People always think that investigative journalism is about just exposing, and shaming public officials. That is not what journalism is all about.”
Senate urges police to investigate Onitsha tanker accidents
The Senate resolves to send a delegation to visit and commiserate with the victims.
Alleged N100bn Fraud: Court reserves ruling in Maina’s bail application
The attributed the reason to the heavy workload in the court.