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BREAKING: Police seal off CJN Onnoghen’s office, eject administrative staff

2019-01-28T10:31:55+00:00

The police have early Monday sealed off the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, who was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, last Friday. In a move that appeared to stop any possibility of Onnoghen to accessing the office, policemen were said to have sealed the office and ejected all administrative staff in the axis of the CJN office as early as 7am on Monday. One of the sources said, “The police have sealed the office of the CJN. Officers and men of the Force went to the administrative staff offices at about 7am and ordered clerical and [...]

BREAKING: Police seal off CJN Onnoghen’s office, eject administrative staff 2019-01-28T10:31:55+00:00

Minimum Wage: FG to Send Proposal to NEC Thursday

2019-01-16T10:28:07+00:00

The Federal Government is set to present the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage proposal to the National Economic Council on Thursday (tomorrow) for further consultations. This was the key resolution of an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which ended in Abuja on Tuesday night. President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting at the Presidential Villa. State governors, the Central Bank of Nigeria and some major Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government constitute the NEC. The Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed, informed State House correspondents after the FEC rose that deliberations centred on the minimum wage. Mohammed did not [...]

Minimum Wage: FG to Send Proposal to NEC Thursday 2019-01-16T10:28:07+00:00

BREAKING: Senate Opens Public Hearing on Vote-buying

2018-12-10T12:27:53+00:00

The Nigerian Senate has formally declared open the public hearing on vote-buying and improving electoral processes in the country. This was contained in a tweet on the verified Twitter handle of the Nigerian Senate @NGRSenate. Earlier, Senate President Bukola Saraki had welcomed the National Assembly Joint Committee on INEC to the one-day event, even as the Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Suleiman Nazif, led the opening prayer and welcomed the Bukola Saraki, House Speaker Yakub Dogara, senators and honourable members. Nazif, in his welcome address, said the National Assembly amended the Act, noting, “Any person who processes fake voters card [...]

BREAKING: Senate Opens Public Hearing on Vote-buying 2018-12-10T12:27:53+00:00

President Buhari to Visit Borno Today

2018-11-28T10:51:31+00:00

President Buhari will on Wednesday visit Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The President will use his visit to flag off the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) conference which begins today. He is also expected to meet the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole at the theatre command fighting insurgency in the north-east region. The planned visit by the Commander-in-Chief comes about two weeks after the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a Boko Haram splinter group, killed dozens of soldiers in Metele, a remote village near the border with the Niger Republic.

President Buhari to Visit Borno Today 2018-11-28T10:51:31+00:00

Federal Government Promise to ensure flood victims Are Well Taken Care Of

2018-09-25T11:08:37+00:00

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has promised victims of the flood disaster that the Federal Government will ensure that they are well taken care of, even as it continues to make efforts to tackle the menace. He made the promise on Monday when he visited an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Koton Karfe, Kogi State, created for the flood victims. The Vice President stated that once the flood waters recede, the government will do its best to compensate all those who have lost property and farmlands.  

Federal Government Promise to ensure flood victims Are Well Taken Care Of 2018-09-25T11:08:37+00:00

Federal Government Promise to ensure flood victims Are Well Taken Care Of

2018-09-25T10:57:11+00:00

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has promised victims of the flood disaster that the Federal Government will ensure that they are well taken care of, even as it continues to make efforts to tackle the menace. He made the promise on Monday when he visited an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Koton Karfe, Kogi State, created for the flood victims. The Vice President stated that once the flood waters recede, the government will do its best to compensate all those who have lost property and farmlands.  

Federal Government Promise to ensure flood victims Are Well Taken Care Of 2018-09-25T10:57:11+00:00

Police Recover Hidden FG Assets, 9,657 Illegal Arms, Others

2018-09-21T10:09:23+00:00

Police authorities say they have recovered monetary and non-monetary assets of the Federal Government hidden in some commercial banks across the country. They have also recovered a total of 9,657 illegal and prohibited arms and more than 26,000 ammunition in two batches across the country. Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood on Thursday said the nationwide mop up exercise by the police is aimed at the full enforcement of the Firearms Act. According to him, the mop-up began after the expiration of the ultimatum of the deadline given by the force for persons with illegal firearms, weapons and ammunition to turn [...]

Police Recover Hidden FG Assets, 9,657 Illegal Arms, Others 2018-09-21T10:09:23+00:00

Minimum Wage: Labour Issues 14-Day Ultimatum To FG

2018-09-14T09:47:06+00:00

The organised labour has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government, to allow the tripartite committee conclude its work on the new national minimum wage. The Labour leaders gave the ultimatum on Wednesday, stating that the National Minimum Wage Committee commenced work in March 2018 with timelines to deliver on its mandate by August/ September 2018. They accused the Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr Chris Ngige of delaying the process of arriving at a new minimum wage which workers had been expecting since 2016. Ngige had earlier stated that the committee should adjourn indefinitely to enable him consult further [...]

Minimum Wage: Labour Issues 14-Day Ultimatum To FG 2018-09-14T09:47:06+00:00

Paris Club Refund: FG To Halt States Owing Salaries

2018-09-12T10:55:30+00:00

The Federal Government said states must clear the backlog of salaries and other related staff arrears before they would be able to access the remaining 2.69 billion dollars Paris Club Refund. The Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr Hassan Dodo, on Tuesday, said the Federal Government would commence phased payments of the refund to the states once the condition and several others were met. “The DMO led the reconciliation process under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Finance. The final approval of 2.69 billion dollars is subject to some conditions. “Salary and staff related arrears must be paid [...]

Paris Club Refund: FG To Halt States Owing Salaries 2018-09-12T10:55:30+00:00