Saudi Arabia authorities have retained 95, 000 slot allocation for Nigeria pilgrims in 2020 Hajj. Similar allocation was appropriated to hajj commission in 2019 operation. Head of Public Affairs, National hajj Commission, Fatima Usara, said that the allocation was part of an agreement reached between officials of hajj commission and Saudi authorities. According to Usara,…
Bayelsa poll: Four journalists escape death after boat capsizes
A boat conveying journalists across flooded parts of Sampou community on Nun River in Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa capsized and threw the four occupants into the water. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the boat was carrying four journalists covering the governorship elections, including its correspondent. The journalists were returning from…
Rights group writes NHRC, U.S. over detention of journalists in Cross River
A political pressure group, Concerned Nigerians, has urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the United States (U.S.) to commence an investigation into the growing clampdown on press freedom and freedom of expression in Cross River State.
Minimum Wage: Reps commends FG, Labour for averting strike
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Compliance, Mr Dennis Idahosa, has commended the Federal Government and organised labour over the peaceful resolution on the full implementation of the new national minimum wage.
2019 World Teachers Day focuses on young teachers in a digital age
The teaching profession is arguably the noblest among its peers of discipline in life. To celebrate teachers globally, the United Nations declared in 1994 declared that 5 October of every year would be World Teachers Day...
P&ID: Nigeria to appeal against payment of $200m deposit
Nigeria Wednesday instructed its lawyers to appeal against the payment of $200 million US dollars payment which was a condition for the granting of the stay of execution in the $9.6bn award in favour of Process and Industrial Development Limited. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in Abuja noted that the…
Aregbesola looks to technology for faster processing of Nigerian passport
The minister of interior Rauf Aregbesola has thrown his weight behind technology for the faster processing of the Nigerian passport. "With technology, it is possible to process and obtain the passport within 48 hours, if the application does not have any issues. Nigerian passport should be available within 48 hours maximum after application and at…
How Nigeria lost $9.6b gas contract award suit in UK
The Irish gas firm involved in the $9.6 billion asset controversy with Nigeria at the weekend blamed President Muhammadu Buhari’s government for the nation’s precarious situation in the matter.
NNPC faults presidential panel, restates commitment to transparency, due process
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday restated its commitment to transparency and due process, especially with regard to an alleged breach of Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.
Buhari to attend AU Summit in Niger Republic
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Saturday for Niamey, Niger Republic to attend the African Union (AU) Summit, scheduled to hold on July 7. A statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday, said the president would participate in the 12th Extraordinary Session of…