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Oyo Assembly approves N14.2bn FG bailout for salaries

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Oyo State House of Assembly has approved the application of the state government to approach the Federal Government for a N14.16 billion bailout fund. The approval came up at an emergency plenary session of the Assembly yesterday, presided over by the Speaker, Hon. Michael Adeyemo. The speaker opined that the bailout, which would be given ... Read more

Fidelity Bank upbeat on diaspora remittances

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Fidelity Bank Plc has expressed optimism that the prevalent economic condition triggered by the slump in global oil prices will not reduce diaspora remittances to Nigeria. It predicted that remittances from Nigerians living abroad would rise to $35 billion in 2016, making Africa's most populous country, one of the largest recipient of remittance ... Read more

Fed Govt to domesticate 18 weeks maternity leave

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Minister of Labour and Productivity Dr Chris Ngige has said that he will liaise with his health counterpart Prof. Isaac Adewole to make the Federal Executive Council domesticate 18 weeks maternity leave in Nigeria. He states this yesterday in Abuja during the launch of 2016 Lancet Series on Breast feeding, and high- level policy dialogue on ... Read more

Tompolo writes Buhari, makes demands of presidency

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemukpolo, otherwise known as Tompolo, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking the return of 'Golden Sword', which he described as the symbol of authority of the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government Council of Delta State, allegedly carted away last May by troops of the Joint Mili ... Read more

Buhari under fire for clearing Buratai over Dubai assets … Boko Haram terrorists behind property allegations – Buratai

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Lawyers, on Tuesday, told the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government that only security agencies have the statutory duty to clear the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai on his acquisition of properties in Dubai. Speaking on the development, activist lawyer, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa said the clean bill of health handed the army chief ... Read more

Senate serves fresh summons on AGF over Saraki, Ekweremadu, others

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Senate, through its committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, on Tuesday, issued a fresh summons on the Attorney General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN). Malami's invitation is in connection with the forgery case his office instituted against Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his depu ... Read more

Nigeria's sovereignty is negotiable – Soyinka

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has lent his voice to the growing calls for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation, saying the sovereignty of the nation is negotiable. Speaking during a visit to PUNCH Place, the corporate headquarters of PUNCH Nigeria Limited, Kilometre 14, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, on Tuesday, Soyinka said ... Read more

Congrats!! Abuja Based Lawyer, Barr. Shittu Osigwe And Wife Welcome New Born Baby

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Popular Abuja based lrm; lawyer, Barr. Shittu Osigwe and wife just delivered a bouncing baby boy few days ago. It was indeed a celebration galore for the family as they welcome their new child to the family. Bar. Shittu who is a Principal Partner and the Anchor of Legal consultants is also a peak performance coach, who has successfully ... Read more

Alleged forgery: Court grants Saraki, Ekweremadu bail

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu over charges of criminal conspiracy and alleged forgery of the Nigerian Senate Standing Rules, 2015. Both Saraki and Ekweremadu appeared before Justice Halilu Yusuf on Monday along with a former clerk of the Nationa ... Read more

Bank CEOs, Chairmen risk sack over late accounts publication

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it would sack chief executive officers and chairmen of banks that fail to publish their financial statements within the regulatory period. This was contained in the Monetary, Credit, Foreign Trade and Exchange Policy Guidelines for the 2016/2017 fiscal year released by the apex bank, yesterday. Accor ... Read more

Land grabbers: Ambode outlaws 'Omo-Onile' in Lagos State

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Lagos State government yesterday warned that it is set to visit the activities of land grabbers, also known as Omo-onile, in the state with full wrath of the law. The warning was delivered by the government through the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem who said the state is ready to apply the full wrath of th ... Read more

High Court orders Abia governor, Ikpeazu, to vacate office …don't panic, I'm still in charge – Ikpeazu tells Abians

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja presided over by Justice Okon Abang has annulled the election of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and ordered INEC to issue a Certificate of Return to Mr. Uche Oga, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, who contested the governorship ticket with the governor. The order was based on the allegation that ... Read more

A cabal has hijacked Buhari's govt – Saraki …Pres. Buhari is nobody's stooge – Presidency

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Senate President Bukola Saraki has alleged that there is a government within President Muhammadu Buhari's government using their executive powers to persecute the leadership of the Senate. Saraki made the allegation in a statement on Monday after he, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu; and two others were arraigned for an alleged forgery. Saraki said ... Read more

Pounds, bank, airline, property shares tumble over Brexit …as EU rejects informal talks with UK

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
UK financial markets remain volatile in the wake of the Brexit vote, with sterling plunging to a 31-year low against the dollar, and some share trading temporarily halted. Yields on 10-year government bonds sank below 1% for the first time as investors bet on an interest rate cut. Shares in airlines, house builders and banks were worst hit, w ... Read more

Who needs the peace corps? – Thisday

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Government should strengthen existing paramilitary outfits instead of establishing new ones Despite stiff opposition from several security agencies, especially the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the House of Representatives recently passed a bill to establish the Nigeria Peace Corps. The bill is now awai ... Read more
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