I’m not sleeping on duty – President Buhari replies Bishop Mamza President Muhammadu Buhari has described as unfair the comment by the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Rt. Rev. Fr. Stephen Mamza that he was “sleeping on duty as Commander-in-Chief.” Buhari spoke through Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity. The presidential aide observed that it was...... read more
Onnoghen removed from NJC membership list Justice Walter Onnoghen’s name has been removed from the National Judicial Council’s members’ list, preparing the ground for a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, to emerge as the council’s deputy chairman, The PUNCH reports.  The altered membership list of the NJC was observed on the council’s website at...... read more
Senate passes petroleum bill, six others rejected by Buhari The Senate on Wednesday passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill and six other bills earlier rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari. The passage of the bills followed the adoption of their clause-by-clause consideration that lasted some hours. Other bills passed are the  Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill, National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism...... read more
Nigeria birth registrations rise by 29m A birth registration programme implemented by the National Population Commission (NPopC), with support from the United Nations Children Fund (FUND) has increased the number of children between the ages of zero and 17 years registered in Nigeria by about 29 million. An evaluation report launched yesterday for children under one year...... read more
BREAKING: CCT to determine Onnoghen's fate on Thursday The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday fixed Thursday for its final judgment in the charges of false and non-declaration of assets instituted against Justice Walter Onnoghen, who reportedly resigned as the Chief Justice of Nigeria on April 4. The Danladi Umar-led three-man bench fixed the date for judgment after the...... read more
Buhari renews pledge to secure release of Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu President Muhammadu Buhari has said his promise to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls in captivity of Boko Haram remains valid and will be fulfilled.  The President renewed the pledge in a message by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, to...... read more
We will implement subsidy removal gradually - Zainab Ahmed The minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, says the federal government will implement fuel subsidy removal gradually. Addressing the press on the sidelines of the ongoing spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group, Ahmed said fuel subsidy cannot be removed at once. In her address on Thursday, Christine Lagarde...... read more
Be careful of funding conditions by China, IMF urge Nigeria, others The  International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged countries including Nigeria to ensure that the terms are favourable for the borrower when they borrow from abroad. The Financial Counselor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF, Tobias Adrian made the remark at the press briefing on the Global...... read more
Senate approves N10bn for Zamfara victims The Senate yesterday resolved to provide N10 billion in the 2019 budget as intervention fund to cater for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other persons affected by the activities of armed bandits in Zamfara State. The Senate also urged the Federal Government to set up an adhoc committee to be...... read more
Only state police can tackle banditry, Senate tells FG The Senate on Thursday berated the Federal Government over its inability to tackle the alarming rate of insecurity in the country, particularly banditry in the North-West geopolitical zone. It  stressed that introduction of  state police remained the only solution to the menace. The Senate took the position following separate motions moved...... read more
BREAKING: Nigeria ranks second worst country in use of sovereign wealth fund - IMF The International Monetary Fund has ranked Nigeria as the second worst country in the world in the use of sovereign wealth funds. According to the Fiscal Monitor report released on Wednesday, Qatar was the only country worse than Nigeria on the index. The Bretton Wood institution said the index was compiled...... read more
It’s ridiculous to say I’m not moved by Zamfara killings - Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari says it is “ridiculous” and “unfair” to suggest that he is not concerned about the killings in Zamfara state. Writing via his Twitter handle on Sunday, the president said ensuring the protection of lives of Nigerians remains his primary responsibility. Zamfara has been experiencing attacks by bandits which...... read more
NAF helicopter blade kills personnel in Borno An aircraft man, Umaru Abdul-Ganimu, has been killed by the blade of the Nigerian Air Force helicopter in the Bama area of Borno State. The personnel, who was said to be actively involved in the counter-insurgency Operation Lafiya Dole, was said to be passing through the side of the functioning rotor...... read more
25 Lawyers backs-out from Onnoghen's suit Twenty-five lawyers have approached a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, asking it to terminate further hearing on suit challenging what they termed as illegal suspension of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari.The plaintiffs, led by human rights activist, Mr Johnmary Jideobi, said they...... read more
Pick SGF from South-East, Ohanaeze youths urge Buhari The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to pick the next Secretary to the Government of the Federation from the South-East to correct the perceived marginalisation of the Igbo. The Ndigbo youth group also endorsed the emergence of a Senate President from the North-East, as proposed by the...... read more
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