Akwa Ibom State government has again dispelled as false, unfounded and handiwork of mischief makers, rumours making the rounds about the purported prevalence of Covid-19 in the state. Commissioner of Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, made the clarification yesterday during a press briefing at Government House Press Center, Uyo. Dr. Ukpong said the briefing was in line with the determination […]

As coronavirus continues to ravage the world, the House of Representatives has passed the Emergency Economic Stimulus Bill, 2020. The bill will among other things provide temporary relief to companies and individuals from the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jointly sponsored by Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase, […]

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Batch ‘A’ corps members have been told to prepare their minds to return to camp, to complete their orientation course as soon as Nigeria was clear over Covid-19. Director-General National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier-General Shuaib Ibrahim, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja, explained that, the suspension of the exercise was temporary, to curtail spread of […]

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, is seeking the assistance of the United Nations on the repatriation of looted funds to Nigeria. Lawan made the appeal yesterday when the United Nations Country delegation paid a visit to his office at the National Assembly, Abuja. He lamented that the fight against corruption in Nigeria had continued […]

Hard times await members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities who have not registered in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. This is as the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Minister, Zainab Ahmed, has said such persons would no longer get their salaries, with effect from February’s pay. Speaking at the […]

House of Representatives has threatened to deduct from source, several billions of Naira from the allocations of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board as a result of improper remittances to the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the federation. The House also directed the management of Mobile Telecommunication Nigeria, MTN, to furnish the house evidence of tax […]

House of Representatives wants the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, to publish the names and pictures of convicted traffickers. This followed a unanimous adoption of a motion moved by Representative Rimamnde Kwewum and seven others during plenary, on the “Need to Investigate the Degrading Sex Slavery Nigerian Women are Subjected […]

There will be no fresh governorship election in Bayelsa State as requested by the All Progressives Congress. This was stated by INEC’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. Osaze-Uzzi explained that having declared PDP’s Douye Diri winner of the election as ordered by the Supreme Court, […]

National Assembly has begun consultation with the Executive arm of government on a new version of the Petroleum Industry Bill to be introduced in the legislature. President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, made this known during a meeting with representatives of the International Monetary Fund in Abuja. According to Lawan, the Ninth Assembly in its […]

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