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Service Chiefs appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari have been confirmed by the Nigerian Senate. The confirmation today followed the report by the Senate Committee on Defence submitted to the Senate plenary. Senate Committee Chairman on Defence and former Governor of Sokoto State, Senator Wamakko in the report explained that the nominees who were appointed to […]

North East Elders for Peace and Development is cautioning Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, against justifying armed banditry and other associated criminality ravaging the north. The elders expressed fear that recent comments and attitudes of the cleric could embolden the bandits. Dissociating themselves from comments credited to Gumi where he accused the Nigerian military of […]

Screening and confirmation of the newly appointed Service Chiefs have commenced. The event which is taking place in the Abuja is coordinated by the House of Representatives Committee on Defence. Chairman of the Committee on Defence and Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee screening the Service Chiefs, Babajimi Benson, said the lawmakers will give the service […]

Effective Monday, December 21, Federal Road Safety Corps will start enforcing the use of National Identification Number for the processing of driver’s licence nationwide. Spokesman of the Corps, Bisi Kazeem, made this known in a statement in Abuja.   Kazeem said that the enforcement became necessary following the Federal Government’s directives on harmonisation of citizens’ […]

National Examinations Council has set up an administrative panel to investigate some Schools and individuals involved in examination malpractices in the just concluded Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations. The Council is threatening to cancel all results of candidates in such schools if found guilty by the panel. A statement issued by the Council’s spokesman, Azeez Sani, […]

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, is insisting that its members will not return to the classroom on empty stomachs. The Union wants its payment system, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, adopted, as an alternative to the Federal Government’s Integrated Personal Payroll Information System, IPPIS. Coordinator, ASUU Calabar Zone, Dr Aniekan Brown, who stated […]

Central Bank of Nigeria has approved the requirement of Chief Compliance Officers by deposit money banks. The bank gave its permission in a letter signed by its Director, Financial Policy and Regulation Department, Kevin Amugo. Amugo noted that those to be appointed as Chief Compliance Officers must be on a grade not below an Assistant […]

Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, is proposing that revenue from the Lekki tollgate, Lagos State, be donated to victims of the #EndSARS protest shootings. In a statement, Tinubu also asked that other identifiable victims of police brutality in the state should benefit from the proceeds. He absolved himself from allegations of ordering […]

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says he would not sign the 2021 Appropriation Bill if provisions are not made for the compensation of families of victims of police brutality in the last decade. Gbajabiamila gave other conditions for signing the budget to include better welfare package provisions for police officers and implementation […]

Following last night’s shooting at the Lekki toll gate, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered an investigation into the incident and called on Lagosians to remain calm. Sanwo-Olu advised security agents not to arrest anyone because of the curfew, which is to last for twenty-four hours. The Governor in a statement signed by the Commissioner for […]


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