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Senate summons Finance Minister, CBN Governor over state of economy …as Naira depreciates further against dollar

Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Senate on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the poor state of the nation's economy. The lawmakers consequently summoned the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to brief it on the monetary/fiscal policies being adopted to salvage the worsening economic situ ... Read more

2019: INEC to dump manual electoral process

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Ahead 2019 general election, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Tuesday, hinted that the commission was planning to phase out manual conduct of elections in the country. The INEC boss, who dropped the hint while receiving in audience the executives of the forum of State Independent El ... Read more

Randy lecturers: University 'Sex-for-grades' prohibition bill passes in Senate

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
A bill prohibiting sexual harassment of students by educators in tertiary educational institutions has scaled second reading at the senate. The bill, which was debated on Tuesday, received the endorsement of many lawmakers. Leading the debate on the bill, Ovie Omo-Agege, a senator from Delta central, argued that sexual harassment was rife in ... Read more

Payroll Scam: Dickson Inaugurates Pensions’ Boards, Wants Real Pensioners Identified

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Governor of Bayelsa state, Henry Henry Seriake Dickson on Tuesday constituted the State and Local Government Pension Boards, with a charge on them to make concerted efforts at ensuring the physical verification of all pensioners. While giving an assurance that payment of those identified will commence with immediate effect, he lamented th ... Read more

Petrol Price Increment As Buhari’s 1st Year Anniversary Gift To Nigerians

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Despite his electoral promise to reduce petrol pump price from the N87 per litre that he met it, President Mohammad Buhari increased the price to N145 With this increment, Buhari has further impoverished Nigerians. Nigerians should be reminded that on April 14, 2015, President Buhari rsquo;s ally and former Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Pro ... Read more

Jonathan has not gone to exile in Ivory Coast: Close associates

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
FORMER President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan insisted, yesterday, that he is not on self-exile in Côte d'Ivoire as alleged, even as friends and family asserted that he had no cause to permanently relocate from the country. A close political associate, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, who spoke to Vanguard after speaking with Dr. Jonathan quoted the former president ... Read more

EFCC Gets Contentious Order to Remand Femi Fani-Kayode

Monday, May 23, 2016
Despite having been served court notices for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights, the EFCC today sneaked Chief Femi Fani-Kayode into an Ikeja magistrate court where they obtained a highly contentious warrant to keep him in their custody for another three weeks even though EFCC requested for a thirty-day remand warrant. Chief F ... Read more

NCC explains delay in 2.6GHz spectrum auction

Sunday, May 22, 2016
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), at the weekend, explained the delay in the auction of the nation's 2.6GHz spectrum, attributing it to the fact that only one operator indicated interest to bid for the spectrum. NCC had planned to licence the 2.6GHz spectrum to any telecoms operator that would emerge winner in a planned bid auction s ... Read more

Court reinstates impeached Kogi Speaker, Momoh Jimoh Lawal

Friday, May 20, 2016
An Abuja Federal High Court on Thursday restored to his position the impeached Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Momoh Jimoh Lawal. The court equally restored the Deputy Speaker, Aliyu Akuh and seven other Principal Officers of the Kogi State House of Assembly viz: Kolawole Mathew, Osiyi Godwin, Sunday Shigaba, Ndako Idris, Oluwa ... Read more

FG to set deadline for NNPC, refineries' privatisation

Friday, May 20, 2016
The Federal Government has said it will set a time frame for the privatisation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the refineries before the end of this year. As part of the deregulation of the downstream oil and gas sector, the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Dr. Adeyemi Dipeolu, said the government would se ... Read more

Strike: FG begs NLC to return to negotiation table

Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Federal Government on Wednesday said it was prepared to reopen negotiation with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the fuel price hike. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said in a statement on Wednesday night that the strike action called by the NLC to press for the reversal of fuel price will neither earn more ... Read more

Nigeria is broke, economy on brink of collapse – FG

Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Federal Government on Wednesday raised alarm that Nigeria is broke and that the economy is on the brink of total collapse. This is coming as the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, also revealed that Nigeria's output growth declined by 2.47% in 2015. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, revealed this shocking news yesterday wh ... Read more

Senate throws out Anti-Social Media Bill

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
THE Senate, on Tuesday, unanimously rejected the Bill for an Act to Prohibit Frivolous Petitions and other matters connected herewith, otherwise known as anti-social media bill. The rejection was due to the report of the Committee on Judiciary,Human Rights and Legal Matters, which reported to the Senate that most provisions of the bill were alre ... Read more

Labour unions begin strike over fuel price hike …FG threatens workers, says 'no work, no pay'

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have resolved to proceed with the indefinite strike today (Wednesday) over fuel hike. This was the resolution of the union at its National Executive Council, NEC meeting, held today, at the NLC headquarters in Abuja. Although, newsmen, who waited anxiously to be briefed of t ... Read more

Govt to concession Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt Airports

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the Federal Government will concession the Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano international airports in the first phase of its concession programme. Sirika disclosed this at the 2016 Aviation Stakeholders Forum on Monday in Abuja. 'The thinking is that just like every other place in th ... Read more
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Niger Delta: Militants blow up NNPC

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Nigeria’s energy sector was again dealt a huge blow on Friday when suspect ...
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National Labour Congress suspends s

Sunday, May 22, 2016

National Labour Congress held an emergency meeting on Sunday 22 May 2016, with i ...
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Militant Group Issues Buhari 7-Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Following the continued detention of the leaders of the Indegenous People (IPOB) ...
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The Niger Delta Avengers

Sunday, May 22, 2016

[B]By Reuben Abati[/B] Niger Delta Avengers is the name of a new group of milit ...
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Another Chibok girl Serah Luka resc

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Nigerian Army said Thursday that   that another girl of the Government Secon ...
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Goodluck Jonathan goes into exile i

Monday, May 23, 2016

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