Politics

Npower volunteers lament unpaid stipends since the program was removed under VP Osinbajo’s watch

Thousands of NPOWER volunteers are currently lamenting unpaid stipends for the past 2 months. Recall that the NPOWER program, which is part of the National Social Intervention Programme (NSIP) hitherto under Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo’s...

Nollywood movies on ‘boy loves girl’ not helping Nigeria’s development -FG

Bolaji Owasanoye, chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), says some Nollywood movies do not help Nigeria’s development because of the values they portray. Owasanoye spoke during a national conversation on citizen ownership of...

Construction of Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline to start soon -Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the federal government will soon commence the construction of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AAK) gas pipeline. Buhari said this in Malabo, Equitorial Guinea, while addressing the 5th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Summit...

NHRC/UNHRC Prioritise Protection of IDPs in detention facilities in the North East.

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tony Ojukwu Esq said the 2020 NHRC/United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Returnees Protection Monitoring Project will beam its...

‘I built it with my personal funds after I left office as governor ’...

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of attempting to seize his house in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state. In a statement Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, issued on...

No contractor can cheat Nigeria without help of civil servants -CCB chairman

Isa Mohammed, chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), says no contractor can swindle Nigeria without the help of civil servants. Mohammed spoke on Tuesday at the national workshop on the reform of the...

Appeal Court affirms victory of Gov Ortom at the March 9th governorship election.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the victory of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State in the March 9 governorship election. In a unanimous judgement delivered on Thursday, the court dismissed the...

Hate Speech Bill, beginning of dictatorship – Afe Babalola

The much touted hate speech Bill being proposed by the Senate, Wednesday received another vituperation, as a legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola(SAN), described it as a slide to dictatorship. Babalola, founder of Afe Babalola University...

Sanwo-Olu finally approves implementation of N35,000 new Minimum Wage

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has officially approved the payment of N35,000 new minimum wage to workers under government’s employ beginning from this month. A circular issued by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola on...

Border closure contributing to rising inflation -Finance minister

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says the closure of the country’s land borders is contributing to rising inflation. Last week, the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released figures that showed that the consumer price index,...