After a round of intrigues with the imprimatur of the United States and its allies, an independent review panel, led by former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson
FG, states, councils share N2 trillion in three months
No fewer than N1.95 trillion was shared by the federal, state and local governments from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) in the first quarter of this year.
Buhari approves payment of lecturers' withheld salaries
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate payment of the February and March 2020 withheld salaries of lecturers in federal universities who had not registered in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information (IPPIS) platform. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator (Dr) Chris Ngige, made this disclosure in a statement on Tuesday. In the statement…
FG receives medical kits donated by Chinese billionaire
The Federal Government has received test kits and preventive materials for Coronavirus donated by Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, who promised to assist the 54 African countries with preventive materials to contain the spread of the disease in Africa.
Rev. Andimi beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam — Northern CAN
The 19 Northern states chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that Boko Haram insurgents beheaded the Adamawa State chairman of the association, Reverend Lawan Andimi because the clergy refused to be converted to Islam
Nigeria gets 95, 000 slots for Hajj 2020
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…