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Governors reject autonomy for LGs

Friday, October 24, 2014
In a rare show of solidarity, the two factions of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, temporarily put aside their year-long differences, yesterday, to fight against the National Assembly proposal granting autonomy to the countrys local governments. The two factions, led by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and Jonah Jang of Plateau State, ... Read more

Lagos Attorney-General defends ban on Hijabs in schools

Friday, October 24, 2014
The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Rahman Ade Ipaye, has expressed appreciation of the judgment of the Ikeja High Court which upheld the ban on hijabs in primary and secondary schools in the state. Ipaye, in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer PRO, Mrs. Bola Akingbade, said the state governmen ... Read more

Constitution Review: Minimum wage still on exclusive list – Ihedioha

Friday, October 24, 2014
The House of Representatives clarified on Thursday that the National Assembly did not remove labour matters from the Exclusive Legislative List, contrary to reports making the rounds. The Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, made the clarification amid threats by organised labour to embark on strike over the matter. Ihedioha, ... Read more

‘NCC Yet to Decide on Physical Infrastructure Sharing'

Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC, which is the telecoms industry regulator, is yet to decide on the modalities for physical infrastructure sharing among telecoms operators. Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah, who dropped the hint in Lagos at the Telecoms Executives and Regulator Forum organised by the Association of T ... Read more

Nigerian airports handled 57.55m passengers in four years -Bureau

Thursday, October 23, 2014
A total of 57,550,193 passengers used 22 Nigerian airports between 2010 and 2013; statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics have shown. The report titled Summary Report of Passenger Traffic: 2010-13 and Q1, 2014 which was released by NBS in Abuja on Thursday showed that the number of passengers handled by the airports attained i ... Read more

Fayose's Aide Blasts Ekiti Speaker Over Claim On Closure Of Filling Station, Says: "He Has No Right To Own Private Business"

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Information and Social Media, Mr Lere Olayinka has described claim by Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Adewale Omirin that his filling station, T5 Petrol Station was sealed up for political reasons as the height of mischief and misrepresentation of facts.He said as a publi ... Read more

Reps summon CDS, Service Chiefs, IG, others, over use of face masks, hoods

Thursday, October 23, 2014
The House of Representatives yesterday, ordered its security-related committees to summon the heads of the nations security agencies over the indiscriminate use of face masks and hoods by their operatives. Specifically, security leaders to be invited for the meeting, which date has not been fixed, include the Chief of Defence Staff CD ... Read more

FG, States share $2.7bn from Excess Crude Account

Thursday, October 23, 2014
The countrys revenue fell by N99.55bn in the month of September, thereby causing the three tiers of government on Wednesday to share N2.7bn that should have been transferred to the Excess Crude Account. The Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Jonah Otunla, said the technical meeting of the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee that held ... Read more

Reps approve $1b loan request to fight terrorism

Thursday, October 23, 2014
The House of Representatives has okayed the 1 billion external loan request sought by President Goodluck Jonathan to enable the government prosecute the fight against the menace of Boko Haram insurgency ravaging the North East part of the country. The development came as the parliament also Wednesday mandated its Committee on Petroleum Res ... Read more

Jonathan makes minor cabinet reshuffle

Thursday, October 23, 2014
President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday directed theMinister of State I, Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, to take over as the substantive Minister of State, Education following Mr. Nyesom Wikes resignation. While the Minister of State II, for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, was asked to take over as the Supervising Minister of ... Read more

APGA will Grow from Strength to Strength – Obiano

Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has assured the members of the All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA that his administration is totally committed to building the party into a strong and dominant political platform that will provide a viable alternative to all Nigerians who desire a new and progressive paradigm of leadership.A ... Read more

Asoluka calls for election of credible candidates

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Frontline Owerri zone senatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Hon. Chris Asoluka Okwuruoha, has advised Imo people to vote for candidates who have not only good and unquestionable characters, but those who have the interest of the people at heart.Dr. Asoluka who made this charge at a media parley with the press in his Ihiag ... Read more

Ohaneze Ndigbo Backs Ikiogha For Reps

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Bayelsa State Chapter of Ohaneze Ndigbo has backed Chief Diekivie Bovie Ikiogha for the 2015 House of Representatives election, to represent Yenagoa/Kolokuma/Opokuma Federal Constituency.Media Aide to the aspirant, Mr. Etete Enideneze, said the organisation declared its total support to Chief Ikiogha, yesterday, when it paid him a solid ... Read more

Senator Chris Anyanwu To Run As Imo Governor

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ahead of the 2015 Imo governorship elections, aspirants from various parties have been declaring their intention to run for the number one seat in the state.The latest of such declaration is coming from a two-time Senate member representing Imo East senatorial district, Senator Chris Anyanwu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.Duri ... Read more

Senate passes bill to protect border communities

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Senate, on Tuesday, passed a bill seeking to promote development at the nations border communities in a bid to stop the rate of insurgency and trans-border crimes. The bill sponsored by Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, which was tagged a bill for an Act to amend the Border Communities Development Agency Act Cap, B10 laws of the Federation of N ... Read more
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Governors reject autonomy for LGs

Friday, October 24, 2014

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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A nation of hungry people – T

Monday, October 20, 2014

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