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Nigerians who will still be serving under the National Youth Service Corps scheme can begin to chant songs of joy. This is because, come 2020, they will begin to receive the thirty thousand naira new minimum wage as allowance. Director-General of the scheme, Shuabu Ibrahim gave the assurance in a statement in Abuja. Ibrahim said […]

The suit filed by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra,  Nnamdi Kanu against President Muhammadu Buhari has been thrown out by the ECOWAS Court of Justice. The IPOB leader had alleged torture, assault, inhuman treatment and the violation of his property rights by the Federal government, demanding eight hundred million dollars compensation. Delivering […]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won a parliamentary majority after a snap election was called over Brexit. Results show that the Tories won three hundred and twenty six of the six hundred and fifty seats in the lower House of Commons. Analysts say this would be the party’s biggest majority in three decades. Meanwhile, […]

Days after the Ondo State Government announced its reabsorption of the sacked fifty-nine workers into the state civil service, the affected workers, have rejected the gesture. The workers, who were teachers at the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Staff Primary and Secondary School, were sacked on the alleged grounds that the management had no financial capacity to […]

National Broadcasting Commission is seeking intensified efforts by the Federal Government towards promoting news literacy and strong professional journalism in Nigeria. NBC Director-General, Ishaq Modibbo-Kawu, who made the call at the 2019 Annual World Human Rights Day in Lagos, identified fake news and sophisticated disinformation campaigns as challenges in a democratic system. Modibbo-Kawu, represented by […]

Independent National Electoral Commission is optimistic that electronic collation and transmission of results is achievable for the 2023 election. The position of the Commission on the matter was made known by its National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, at a national stakeholders’ forum on elections in Abuja. Okoye […]

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has uncovered tricks by some universities to circumvent the rights of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates through back-door admissions. The board, in its weekly bulletin, vowed to sanction such universities offering admissions to Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates on their portals without abiding by the Central Admissions Processing System. It […]

The 9th Senate says it will commence work on the Petroleum Industry Bill as soon as they resume in January 2020. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan announced this in a statement in Abuja. The proposed bill will enable the Federal Government overhaul the petroleum industry so as to entrench efficiency and transparency in upstream and […]

Governors of the thirty six states of the federation have been asked to publish details of payment of pensions to former governors and other ex-officials between 1999 and 2019. A group, Scio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project made the demand in a letter tagged ‘Freedom of Information Act request’ sent to the Chairman and Deputy Chairman […]

The Presidency has once again justified the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by operatives of the DSS saying millions of Nigerians are not bothered. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said this during a TV programme in Lagos. Adesina was reacting to the outrage that greeted the violent re-arrest of Sowore […]


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