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9 Feb 2016
Tinubu laments N1.5b owed women THE Senate Committee on Federal Character Affairs yesterday expressed disgust over the absence of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, from a meeting convened to deliberate on the budget for key parastatals under the purview of the SGF. In another development‎, Chairman, Senate Committee on…
9 Feb 2016
THE Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday said the National Assembly would soon begin work on its own version of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Speaking while receiving the international board of Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) at the National Assembly, Dogara said…
Emefiele
9 Feb 2016
The direct development intervention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the nation’s real sector has been estimated at about N1.36 trillion. Besides, the sustained credit stimulation efforts by the regulator has been described as incentives aimed at enthroning a regime of “reasonable rates” in banks, not overshadowing them. The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele,…
9 Feb 2016
Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos yesterday renewed the bench warrant issued against a former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo....
9 Feb 2016
DESPITE losing the bid to stop his trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over alleged false declaration of assets, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday received a vote of confidence from some of his colleagues in the upper chamber. A statement issued by Senate Spokesman, Saabi Aliu Abdullahi, yesterday disclosed that an unspecified number…
9 Feb 2016
GENERAL Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Adejare Adeboye, has called on managers of the Nigerian economy and business owners to imbibe the fear of God and ask for wisdom for economic revival. Adeboye ministering on Sunday at the RCCG Headquarters, Throne of Grace, Ebute-Metta, Lagos during a special prayer session…
Aregbesola1
9 Feb 2016
FACED with current economic realities in Nigeria, Osun State said it has resolved to come up with new strategies that would help it navigate through the financial challenges while sustaining all its development programs. A communique issued at the end of a three-day retreat held in Iloko Ijesa, in Oriade Local Government Area of the…
9 Feb 2016
A LAGOS High Court sitting in Igbosere has adjourned the suit filed by Guinness Nigeria Plc. against the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), to March 16, 2016 to enable the parties to meet for an amicable resolution of the dispute. The presiding judge, Justice Wasiu Animashaun adjourned the matter yesterday…
TB-JOSHUA-NEW
9 Feb 2016
A LAGOS High Court sitting in Ikeja yesterday dismissed two applications seeking to stop the prosecution of the two engineers who constructed the collapsed six-storey building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Ikotun area of Lagos. The collapse of the building, which occurred on September 12, 2014, led to the death of…
9 Feb 2016
All public primary schools in Ekiti State were yesterday shut down, as teachers began two-day warning strike over unpaid salaries and entitlements. The striking teachers were protesting non-payment of the 2014 Leave Bonus and the outstanding September, 2014 salary, which the former administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi owed them. Justifying the strike action, which paralysed…
9 Feb 2016
LAGOS State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday swore-in two newly appointed Permanent Secretaries into the state civil service with a charge on the appointees to be champions of his administration’s continuity with improvement mantra. The newly appointed Permanent Secretaries are Dr. Olayiwole Shakirudeen Onasanya and Mr. Olumide Abayomi Lawal. Ambode, who spoke at the Executive Council…
9 Feb 2016
Over 60 students in police net THE serenity of the six-year-old Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) was on Sunday evening shattered as some students went on violent protest for yet to be identified reasons. Property worth several millions of Naira was damaged while the police arrested no fewer than 60 students. During the protest that…

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