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    14 ministers in attendance as Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

14 ministers in attendance as Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over the federal executive council (FEC) meeting attended by few cabinet members.Only 14 ministers were at the council chamber of the presidential villa when the meeting started with the rendition of the national anthem at 11am.Some council members are currently in President Muhammadu Buhari’s delegation to the 73rd session of United Nations General Assembly [...]

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    Minister tackles Bayelsa governor over salary, pension arrears

Minister tackles Bayelsa governor over salary, pension arrears

Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture and rural development, has criticised the Bayelsa state government over its inability to pay workers' salaries.In a statement on Tuesday, George Oji, media aide to the minister, noted that Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, has received N1.2 trillion from the federation account from 2012 to 2017.Lokpobiri said Seriake should be able to pay [...]

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    Buhari speaks at UN, calls for global action against corruption

Buhari speaks at UN, calls for global action against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in New York called for global action on corruption, security and UN reforms.The Nigerian leader said this in his address to world leaders at the ongoing 73rd session of the UN general assembly.Buhari, who was the 14th speaker on the first day of the general debate, also unfolded Nigeria’s positions on international matters before the [...]

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    Osun poll: PDP demands resignation of INEC chairman

Osun poll: PDP demands resignation of INEC chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the immediate resignation of Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).In a statement on Tuesday, the PDP accused him of "controlling role in the fraudulent manipulations that characterised" the Osun state governorship election.It also called for the resignation of Amina Zakari, INEC national commissioner, who it claimed was in charge of [...]

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    ASUU to FG: Do the needful to avert another strike

ASUU to FG: Do the needful to avert another strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it will not back down in its efforts to sanitise the university system in the country, especially in the area of welfare of its members.Biodun Ogunyemi, national president of the union, said this in an interview with NAN in Lagos on Tuesday.He said no meaningful development would be achieved if government fails [...]

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    Stop heating up the polity, APC warns Secondus

Stop heating up the polity, APC warns Secondus

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against unguided statements and conduct that could heat up the polity.The APC, in a statement by Yekini Nabena , its national publicity secretary, said Secondus is expected to exhibit patriotism but has failed to live up to expectations."The national chairman of a political [...]

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    Edo APC nullifies expulsion of house of reps deputy chief whip

Edo APC nullifies expulsion of house of reps deputy chief whip

The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has nullified the expulsion of Pally Iriase, deputy chief whip of the house of representatives.Iriase was expelled by his ward in Owan east local government area of Edo on Monday over alleged anti-party activities.The expulsion, which was ratified by the local government chapter of the party, was announced via a letter [...]

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    Lawyers forge court judgements to get SAN title, says Onnoghen

Lawyers forge court judgements to get SAN title, says Onnoghen

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says some lawyers engage in the forgery of court judgements to get nominated for the title of senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).Onnoghen disclosed this on Monday while swearing in new SANs in Abuja.The CJN said the "desperate lawyers" were caught by the Legal Practitioners' Privileges Committee (LPPC) during the screening exercise.He said the offenders have been [...]

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    PDP chieftain attacked at Osun polling unit

PDP chieftain attacked at Osun polling unit

Fatai Diekola, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Osun state, was attacked in Osogbo, the state capital, on Monday.Diekola was said to have gone to canvass for votes at a polling unit where rerun is scheduled to hold on Thursday, when he was lynched by "thugs" suspected to be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC).Officers of the Nigeria Security [...]

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    Over 300,000 apply for 4,000 jobs at FRSC

Over 300,000 apply for 4,000 jobs at FRSC

At least 324,000 applicants applied for jobs meant for 4,000 people at the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).Boboye Oyeyemi, FRSC corps marshall, made this known on Monday when he paid a visit to two centres where applicants were being screened in Abuja.According to NAN, the centres are the Sani Abacha Barracks, Asokoro and the National Stadium, Abuja.The screening are reportedly [...]

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