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Sixteen out of the nineteen members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party have passed a vote of confidence in the state Governor, Seriake Dickson. The PDP lawmakers, who dominate the House, are said to have met the governor at the Government House Yenagoa to reaffirm […]

Judicial officers have been tasked to work towards the creation of Special Courts to assist in the speedy administration and dispensation of justice in the country. This was the position of President Muhammadu Buhari at the opening of the 2019 biennial All Nigeria Judges Conference of Superior Courts today in Abuja. Buhari said he was […]

Federal Government says the inaction by Benin and Niger Republics towards resolving issues that led to the closure of Nigeria’s land borders has left the country with no option of revoking the action. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who stated this while leading the Federal Government delegation on tour of the Seme land […]

Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, has pointed out bush burning practice as one of the causes of climate change. Ikeazor, who condemned the practice in Nigeria, explained that climate change results in excessive heat, drought, rising sea levels, and unhealthy climate conditions. Speaking on the sidelines of a Climate Change Conference in Lagos […]

It was a rowdy morning at the Nigeria Correctional Service in Eket today as inmates protested the alleged killing of their colleague. Reports say, the protest was triggered after a prison staff allegedly beat an inmate to death last evening. The irate inmates numbering over one hundred insisted that the deputy comptroller in charge of […]

Academic Staff Union of Universities is planning to boycott registration into the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System announced by the Federal Government to begin next week. ASUU’s National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, made this known while reacting to an advertorial by the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, which state that the university tutors […]

Dino Melaye of the Peoples’ Democratic Party and his All Progressives Congress rival, Smart Adeyemi, will on November 30, 2019, know their fate on who represents the people of Kogi west Senatorial District. This is as the Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed the date for the conduct of Supplementary and re-run elections for Kogi west […]

Status of the ownership structure of power distribution companies in the country is to be reviewed by the National Economic Council. The review will be done by an ad hoc committee chaired by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, while Governors representing the six geopolitical zones on the Board of the Niger Delta Power […]

The House of Representatives is calling for the abolishment of ‘acceptance fees’ paid by students offered admission into various institutions in Nigeria. One of the lawmakers Emeka Chinedu who moved the motion said one of the factors contributing to poor access to tertiary education is the admission policies being enforced by tertiary institutions. Chinedu noted […]

It is now mandatory for all states and federal institutions as well as private organizations to have sanitation facilities in public places. President Muhammadu Buhari who gave the directive yesterday in commemoration of world toilet day said it was part of efforts to end open defecation in the country. The President also said households must […]

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