In recent times, security in Nigeria has so degenerated to a worrisome point that it has affected all strata of the economy. From North to South, East to West, terrorists, bandits, killer herdsmen, armed robbers, kidnappers and even ritualists are having a field day – killing helpless and hapless Nigerians, especially women and children. The […] Read Full Story
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
Nigeria’s Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday read a letter by President Muhammadu Buhari seeking the confirmation of Haliru Nababa as the Controller-General of the Nigeria Correctional Services (NCS).
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Capital component of the 2020 budget only attained 30 percent implementation as at December 31, 2020. BusinessDay recalled that to ensure full implementation of the 2020 budget, the National Assembly extended the capital component of the budget to March 31, 2021. Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, disclosed this on Monday while responding to questions on […] Read Full Story
The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions on Monday issued a warrant of arrest on the interim administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Effiong Akwa, for repeatedly ignoring the committee’s invitation. The committee had invited Akwa to come and explain to the lawmakers the N6.25 billion expended by the commission on […] Read Full Story
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
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Oladayo Amao, has ordered for an immediate investigation into the military aircraft that claimed the lives of all seven personnel on board. The military aircraft, Beechcraft King Air B350i, claimed seven lives after it crashed on Sunday in Abuja. An official statement from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) […] Read Full Story
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
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
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
The Senate has confirmed Victor Muruako as the substantive Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA).
The lawmakers took the decision at Thursday’s plenary after the report was presented and considered.
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The Senate has moved to review the exorbitant increase in shipping fees by mandating its Committee on Marine Transport to engage with stakeholders in the shipping industry and Nigeria Port Authority (NPA). The resolution followed a motion sponsored by Ifeanyi Ubah, a senator representing Anambra South under the platform of Young Progressive Party (YPP). In […] Read Full Story
Former Vice President and 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has cautioned those in authority against granting amnesty to criminal elements. In a press statement, Atiku condemned the abduction of students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, saying the spate of insecurity in Nigeria was now beyond […] Read Full Story
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
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on insecurity following the kidnapping of school children at the Government Science School Kagara, Niger State. The upper chamber also asked Buhari to implement the recommendations of a report by its ad hoc panel on security challenges in the […] Read Full Story
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sought the consideration and approval of the Senate for the 2021 Police Trust Fund budget estimates.
Buhari’s request was contained in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
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Nigeria’s Senate President Ahmad Lawan has advocated for stiffer penalties for anyone found with firearms in the country illegally. He expressed worry over the continued proliferation of firearms, adding that security situation would have improved if these firearms could be effectively mopped up. Lawan, who stated this on Tuesday while contributing to a bill seeking […] Read Full Story
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met with former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday.
Saraki said the meeting was to resolve lingering challenges in the party.
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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
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said the list of successful candidates in its latest recruitment exercise was compiled based on merit and the principle of Federal Character. In a statement on Thursday, the NCS said every local government in the country was appropriately represented. The service said 3,500 names made the final list and would […] Read Full Story
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has agreed to replace open, night and underage grazing in the country with modern systems of animal husbandry following the increasing rate of insecurity. The forum also encouraged its members to put in place systems to accelerate the grazing initiative of the National Livestock Transformation Plan and ranching in the […] Read Full Story
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
When it was first introduced in December 2008 to the National Assembly, the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) provided a Development Trust Fund for the host communities at 10 percent oil companies’ profit to reduce agitations of neglect. It was later reduced to 5 percent in the 2012 version of the bill and in the current […] Read Full Story
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
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