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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the continuation of the Interim Management Team at the Niger Delta Development Commission pending the completion of the forensic audit. According to a statement signed by Presidential Media Aide, Femi Adeshina, the Board of the NDDC will be recomposed and inaugurated after the forensic audit of the organisation. The President […]

To ensure safer roads during the festive periods and beyond, the Federal Road Safety Corps has deployed thirty five thousand, four hundred and fifty personnel, including Special marshals across the country for the 2019 Ember Months Campaigns. The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, who stated this in a statement today, said eight hundred and […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has given kudos to Chadian Forces for their contributions to the counter-insurgency campaign in the Lake Chad Basin. Chad, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Benin are part of the regional force fighting Boko Haram insurgents under the Multinational Joint Task Force. Represented by the Minister of Defence,Retired Major General Bashir Magashi, during an […]

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 […]

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 […]


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