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Niger Delta youth protest at NASS, demand dissolution, investigation of NDDC board

The Forum of Concerned Niger Delta’s Stakeholders (FOCONDS), on Tuesday, stormed the National Assembly (NASS) Abuja, demanding for the dissolution and investigation of the Nsima Ekere-led Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board. The protesters, in their number, carried placards with different inscriptions such as: ”Niger Delta Rejects Corruption!” ”Niger Delta Rejects Nsima Ekere,” ”Nsima Ekere, Niger Delta Public Enemy,” etc, ... Read More »

BREAKING: National Council Of State Approves N27,000 As New Minimum Wage, FG to pay N30,000

The National Council of State on Tuesday at its meeting in Abuja has approved N27,000 as the minimum wage for the country. A minimum wage bill is expected to be sent to the National Assembly on Wednesday following the approval. The Federal Government will however pay N30,000. According to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, the Federal ... Read More »

Buhari, Obasanjo meet at Council of State Meeting after 16-paged letter( See pictures)

Just a few days after his 16-pages letter sparked hot exchanges between him and the Presidency, former President Olusegun Obasanjo was at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa of Tuesday for the Council of State meeting. Obasanjo had on Sunday in his open letter titled “Point for Concern And Action” chided President Muhammadu Buhari and compared his administration with thta of ... Read More »

CJN Onnoghen Again Absent as Assets Declaration Trial Begins

Chief Justice of Nigera, Justice Walter Onneghen, was absent for the second time as proceedings commenced against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal Abuja on Tuesday. When proceedings commenced at about 10.21am, Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, 42 other senior advocates and 40 lawyers announced their appearance for the defendant. The federal government had filed a 6 count criminal charge bordering ... Read More »

Over 20 Senior Advocates, More than 100 Lawyers at CCT in Solidarity with Onnoghen

Over 20 Senior Advocates of Nigeria and more than 100 lawyers are already seating in court for the arraignment of the CJN., Walter Onnoghen. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in a statement urged all lawyers to endeavour to be at the tribunal in show of solidarity as support both for Onnoghen and the judiciary. Leading the pack of Senior Advocates ... Read More »

Trial of IMN Leader, El-Zakzaky Resumes Today

File Photo; Ibrahim El-Zakzaky addresses reporters in Abuja in January 2018. A Kaduna State High court will today commence the trial of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat. The IMN leader who is currently facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among other ... Read More »

NASU Shuts down Ibadan Poly over Unpaid Salaries

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, on Tuesday embarked on a peaceful protest over unpaid salary arrears. The protest disrupted both academic and administrative activities on the institution’s campus as the entrance gates were locked. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who monitored the development, also reported that there was traffic snarl in front of the institution ... Read More »

Buhari Presidential Campaign Movement ‘We believe’ Sympathizes With Victims Of Collapsed Stand During Rally In Maiduguri

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri WE BELEIVE, a movement mostly youth group in support of re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has condoled with the families of those who lost their lives on Monday after collapsing of a stand/podium during Presidential Campaign Rally at Ramat Square in Maiduguri, Borno state capital. This ... Read More »

2019 Polls: Be impartial in your role, CSOs urge new IGP, Adamu

A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), on Monday, called on the new Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to be impartial and ensure professionalism in the forthcoming general elections. Speaking on behalf of the group, Mr Auwal Rafsanjani, Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), said non-partisanship  of the police cannot be over-emphasised  during the poll because the ... Read More »

Gov. Badaru Flags Off Campaign

BY SULE TAHIR, DUTSE. Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has flagged off his gubernatorial campaign in Guri local government area of the state with a pledge to consolidate upon achievements recorded by his APC led administration in the last three and half years. Addressing a mammoth APC rally, the governor informed the people that his government has fulfilled its ... Read More »

Chelsea Agree £48.5m Loan-To-Buy Deal With Atletico Madrid For Morata

The Blues striker is closing in on a move back to his hometown as he looks to escape his Stamford Bridge nightmare Chelsea have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid to allow Alvaro Morata to leave on loan, with the Liga club having a £48.5 million ($62m) option to sign the striker on a permanent basis, Goal understands. Morata had ... Read More »

‘Folarin, You Don’t Go To Church And I Am Bothered’ – Falz’ Mother

Popular Nigerian singer, Falz, recently released his much-anticipated album, ‘Moral Instruction,’ which is a body of work that sheds light on the social ills in the country. Amongst the guests present during his album listening party were his parents, Femi and Funmi Falana. During the event, his mother used the opportunity to express her concern about the fact that her ... Read More »

PDP Presidential Council Calls On INEC To Be Transparent In Conducting Elections

The Presidential Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be transparent in conducting the general elections. The party stated this on Monday in a statement by the Director, Media, and Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan. He said, “We challenge INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to rise above the ... Read More »

Two lawyers kidnapped in Rivers

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped two legal practitioners in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital. The Lawyers, John Joseph, Ward 8 APC leader in Emohua Local Government Area of the state, and another simply identified as Barrister Stephenson was reportedly abducted in Iloabuchi area of Mile 1 Diobu, in Port Harcourt City Local Government of the State. Sources close to one ... Read More »

NBA Asks FG To Discontinue Suit Seeking To ‘Remove’ Onnoghen

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called on the Federal Government to discontinue forthwith the prosecution of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The association made the demand in a statement signed by the NBA President, Mr Paul Usoro, on Monday in Abuja. “Being a country governed by laws, the FGN owes us a duty to comply strictly ... Read More »

Appeal Court Refuses to Stop Onnoghen’s CCT Trial

The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal on Monday refused to stop the scheduled arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Abdul Aboki, refused Onnoghen’s request to stop his arraignment at the CCT while delivering ruling in ... Read More »

Girl-child Involvement in Science Vital for Technological Development

By Baba Mohammed   A case has been made for the involvement of the girl-child in technological development by being involved in the male-dominated science and engineering fields. The program coordinator, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League and manager System Application Products (SAP), Olajide Ademola Ajayi, stated this at the Robotic Competition organized by the ... Read More »

Opposition funding violence to prepare ground for Interim Government- FG

With less than one month to the general elections, the Federal Government on Monday raised alarm that some opposition politicians were mobilizing criminal elements to cause chaos with a view to triggering a constitutional crisis that could led to the establishment of an Interim Government. Addressing a world press conference in Abuja, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed ... Read More »

Buhari re-appoints Bogoro as TETFund boss, sacks Baffa

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Professor Suleiman Elias  Bogoro as the Executive Secretary  (ES) of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). He is the immediate past ES of the agency and his re-appointment  followed the sack of Dr. Bichi Baffa on Monday. Baffa, who was an aide to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, was appointed the head of ... Read More »