N5bn defamation: I was treated like a plague – Dokpesi

By Alexandra Oladipo The Chairman , Daar Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dopkesi, on Tuesday told FCT High Court Apo, that everybody treated him like a plague after his name appeared  on the looters’ list released by the Ministry of Information. Dokpesi stated this while being cross-examined by the defendants’ counsel in a suit he filed […]

Just in: Minimum wage: JNPSNC meets states councils

The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council meets with the states councils chairmen and secretaries to give them template to ensure successful consequential adjustment at the states level. The meeting holds at the Medical and Health Secretariat, Ayuba wabba House. The Chairman of the JNPSNC Trade Union Side (TUS), Simon Anchaver while addressing the press […]

Gov. Badaru presents N152.9bn budget for 2020 fiscal year

Jigawa State governor, Mihammadu Badaru Abubakar has presented a budget proposal of the sum of N152.9 billion for 2020 fiscal year. Presenting the budget, tagged: “Budget of sustained economic growth and social transformation-meeting the next level” to the state assembly, the governor said the 2020 budget was 4.5 percent less than the 2019 fiscal estimate. […]

Senate confirms Tsoho as Chief Judge of Federal High Court

The Senate, on Tuesday, confirmed the appointment of Justice John Tsoho as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court. The confirmation followed a report submitted by Sen. Michael Bamidele, Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters which recommended the confirmation of Tsoho’s appointment. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the […]

Buhari appoints Sarah Alade as Special Adviser on Finance, Economy

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Sarah Omotunde Alade, as Special Adviser to the President on Finance and the Economy, domiciled in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning. This information is contained in a statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba […]

Africa’s greatest asset is not oil – Peter Obi

By Mustapha Sumaila The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential poll, Peter Obi says that African’s greatest assets is not oil but  its youth dominated population. Obi said this during a panel discussion at the ongoing African Economic Congress (AEC) in Abuja on Tuesday. The theme of the maiden congress […]

Senate confirms 15 NDDC nominees, rejects 1

By Kingsley Okoye The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of 15 persons for the appointment on board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), out of 16 names nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari. Senate, rejected the nomination of Dr Joy Nunieh, nominee for Rivers, following her absence at the screening conducted by Senate Committee on […]

Police partners NYSC to fight cultism in schools

By Stanley Nwanosike The National Coordinator, Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV), SP Ebere Amaraizu, on Tuesday said the group would partner with National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) to eradicate cultism in schools nationwide. Amaraizu said this when he led members of the group on a courtesy visit to NYSC State Secretariat in […]

Slow pace of work on Badagry expressway worries CAN

By Raji Rasak The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has decried the slow pace of work on the Agbara – Seme section of the Lagos – Badagry expressway, describing the condition of the road as “pathetic”. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 46 km Agbara – Seme border expressway was awarded to […]

NIGER STATE APC INTERVENES BETWEEN EXECUTIVES AND LEGISLATIVE ARMS

The State Executives of APC has intervened in the feud between the Executives and Legislative arms over denial to attend the inauguration of the Commissioners in Government House Minna. The State Chairman of the party Engr. Imam who invited the Principal Officers of the Assembly, expressed worry over the development. He promised that the party […]