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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 […]

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given an assurance that the House would begin work on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill as well as the amendment of the 1999 Constitution next year. Gbajabiamila dropped the hint yesterday at a retreat organized for chairmen of standing committees of the House by the National […]

As part of efforts in returning the country to the path of economic growth and development, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has urged the indigenous and foreign industries operating in the country to embrace locally fabricated technology. Dr. Onu made the call at the inauguration of the Committee on the Commercialization […]

It has been said that stable and reliable electricity could be enjoyed by Nigerians, if stakeholders in the power sector work in synergy as a united front. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman made the assertion in Calabar, Cross River State while delivering his keynote address at the opening session of a two-day top management retreat […]

At the House of Representatives, the 2020 Appropriation Bill was also passed, after it was raised from the proposed ten point three-three trillion naira to ten point five-nine trillion naira. This followed the consideration and unanimous adoption of the report by the House Committee on Appropriations on the bill. The House asked that the national […]

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