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Senate confirms Olonisakin, Buratai, others as non-career ambassadors-designate

Muhammadu Buhari

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of former service chiefs Gabriel Olonisakin, Tukur Buratai, Ibok-Ete Ibas, Sadique Abubakar and Muhammad Usman as non-career ambassadors-designate. President Muhammadu Buhari had on February 10, 2021 forwarded the names of the former service chiefs for confirmation by the lawmakers. Adamu Bulkachuwa (Bauchi North), chairman of the Committee […] Read Full Story

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APC membership revalidation/ registration exercise flagged-off in FCT

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has flagged- off its membership revalidation and registration exercise in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The exercise was performed by Osita Izunaso, the party’s Revalidation and Registration Committee Chairman for the North Central zone and Umar Sanda, the Chairman of the APC Membership Registration and Revalidation Committee for the FCT. […] Read Full Story

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Medical tourism: Senate moves to block revenue leakages, exodus of doctors, nurses

The Senate has moved to block revenue leakages from medical tourism following the consideration of a bill seeking the reduction in the number of Nigerians travelling to other countries for medical care. The bill titled: “Federal Medical Centres (Establishment) Bill, 2021” was sponsored by Aishatu Ahmed (APC, Adamawa Central). Leading debate on the bill, Ahmed […] Read Full Story

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PDP demands sacking of Defence Minister over unguarded utterances

Kola Ologbondiyan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the sacking of the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi for what it described as “abdicating his statutory duties in asking unarmed Nigerians to defend themselves against armed aggression by bandits and terrorists.” The opposition party said the minister’s statement was reckless and irresponsible, adding that it was a […] Read Full Story

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Muruako confirmed as Fiscal Responsibility Commission chair after 7yrs

Victor Muruako

After seven years in acting capacity, the Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of Victor Muruako as chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC). An analyst told BusinessDay that the confirmation may not be unconnected with the Federal Government’s desire to strengthen its anti-corruption institutions and improve its corruption perception index in 2021 and 2022. […] Read Full Story

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Insecurity: convene consultative meeting of NPC to appoint new police boss, PDP-GF tells Buhari

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The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum (PDP-GF) on Wednesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to convene a consultative meeting of Nigeria Police Council (NPC) to appoint a new Inspector-General of Police. The forum said the appointment of the new police boss could be in acting or permanent capacity as envisaged under the 1999 Constitution. The […] Read Full Story

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NYSC DG tasks corps members on modern trends in agriculture

Shuaibu Ibrahim

Corps members have been tasked to equip themselves with modern trends in agricultural practices. The NYSC Director-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this on Monday in an address during a virtual seminar with the theme: ‘Alleviating Hunger and Poverty Through Agriculture: Today’s Youth-Tomorrow’s Leaders’ organised by corps members serving at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan. […] Read Full Story

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FG offers automatic employment, scholarship to 110 ex-corps members

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service with scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to the doctoral level in any university in Nigeria. Buhari disclosed this at the virtual 2018/2019 President’s National Youth Service Corps Honours Award Ceremony held at the State House […] Read Full Story

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FCT APC kicks-off membership registration

Ramatu Aliyu

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has concluded plans to commence membership registration and revalidation Monday, February 8, 2021. FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu announced this during the presentation of stakeholders of the party to members of the Registration and Revalidation Committee in Abuja. Aliyu tasked the Committee […] Read Full Story

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FCTA vows to recover encroached pedestrian walkways to ease movement

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed to recover all encroached pedestrian walkways in the territory in order to ease human and vehicular movement especially within the city centre. Consequently, officials of the FCT Department of Development Control visited one of the notorious spots, where a restaurant and bar built on pedestrian walkway beside […] Read Full Story