Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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    Obasanjo: Buhari’s govt moving Nigeria towards the path of disaster

Obasanjo: Buhari’s govt moving Nigeria towards the path of disaster

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of moving the country towards the path of disaster.In an interview with Premium Times, the former president said the progress the country is said to be making is questionable.He lamented the present arrangement of political leadership in the country, saying it tends to favour some zones at the expense of [...]

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    Daddy Showkey tackles FG over Naira Marley’s ‘ill-treatment’

Daddy Showkey tackles FG over Naira Marley’s ‘ill-treatment’

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    Workers’ day: FG declares May 1 public holiday

Workers’ day: FG declares May 1 public holiday

The federal government has declared Wednesday, May 1, as public holiday to celebrate the 2019 workers’ day.Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Nigerian workers on their commitment and sacrifice towards building a greater Nigeria.Dambazau disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Georgina Ehuriah, permanent secretary at [...]

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    FG plotting to crumble Onnoghen’s farm, says CUPP

FG plotting to crumble Onnoghen’s farm, says CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has accused the federal government of plotting to crumble the farmland of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), in Nasarawa state.Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP’s spokesman, made this allegation in a statement on Tuesday, CUPP also alleged that workers in the farm of the suspended CJN located in Uke in Nasarawa state have [...]

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    Onnoghen sues FG over suspension

Onnoghen sues FG over suspension

Walter Onnoghen has filed a suit against the federal government over his suspension as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).The suit was filed by Wole Olanipekun, Adegboyega Awomolo, Kanu Agabi and James Onoja — his lawyers.Accused of false assets declaration, Onnoghen who is currently standing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) was suspended on Friday by President Muhammadu [...]

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    Visa ban threat: FG asks US, UK to monitor ‘desperate’ opposition

Visa ban threat: FG asks US, UK to monitor ‘desperate’ opposition

The federal government has called on the international community to keep a close tab on the opposition ahead of the elections starting in February.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said this while responding to the threats of the US and UK to ban those who interfere with the elections.In a statement issued through Segun Adeyemi, his aide on Friday, Mohammed said the stand [...]

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    ASUU asks FG to release N50bn to end strike

ASUU asks FG to release N50bn to end strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked the federal government to show proof of earned allowance payment before it ends its strike.Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU president, said this in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, ahead of the union’s meeting with the federal government.The union asked the federal government to immediately pay N50 billion out of the outstanding allowance as a [...]

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    Court orders Amosu, ex-air chief, to forfeit N2.2bn to FG

Court orders Amosu, ex-air chief, to forfeit N2.2bn to FG

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of N2.24 billion reportedly seized from Adesola Amosu, former chief of air staff, to the federal government.While delivering a judgement at the resumed hearing on Wednesday, Mojisola Olatoregun, the presiding judge, maintained that the funds were "proceeds of an unlawful activity".Olatoregun also ordered final forfeiture of N190 million recovered [...]

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    FG might plunge Nigeria into needless crisis, says Ohanaeze on CJN’s trial

FG might plunge Nigeria into needless crisis, says Ohanaeze on CJN’s trial

John Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says the country might be thrown into political instability with the prosecution of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria.The federal government had filed charges bordering on non-declaration of assets against the CJN.In a statement, Nwodo said Ohaneze received the news of the decision of the federal government to prosecute the CJN "with shock [...]

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    Falana asks FG to withdraw no-work, no-pay directive to varsities

Falana asks FG to withdraw no-work, no-pay directive to varsities

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the federal government erred on its directive for public universities to stop salaries of lecturers who are on strike.  The no-work no-pay rule was issued in reaction to the indefinite strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on November 5.In a statement on Sunday, Falana said the salaries of the lecturers [...]

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    Lai: FG has saved N17bn from foreign trips, sitting allowances

Lai: FG has saved N17bn from foreign trips, sitting allowances

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the federal government has saved over N17 billion from foreign trips, sitting allowances and souvenirs.Mohammed disclosed this at a forum organised by NAN in Abuja on Tuesday.He said the present administration introduced an efficiency unit in the ministry of finance to ensure that the resources of government were not squandered on "trivialised [...]

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    Wellbeing of education sector dependent on oil prices, says minister

Wellbeing of education sector dependent on oil prices, says minister

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says the wellbeing of the education sector is dependent on oil prices.Adamu made the statement while addressing reporters at the headquarters of the ministry of education on Monday.The interaction took place after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on an indefinite strike.Abiodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, had said the strike became necessary [...]

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    Lai: We are doing our best to rescue Leah Sharibu

Lai: We are doing our best to rescue Leah Sharibu

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government is doing its best to ensure Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl in Boko Haram captivity, is released.The minister said this while speaking with reporters after the 100 years celebration of St. Andrews Catholic Church in his Oro home town, Kwara state, on Thursday.Mohammed said Sharibu is a precious daughter of [...]

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    Another goof?  Dead judge ‘among’ Nigerians banned from travelling abroad

Another goof? Dead judge ‘among’ Nigerians banned from travelling abroad

The federal government has included a dead person on its list of Nigerians banned from travelling abroad, according to the unconfirmed list published by The Nation.On Saturday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, announced that at least 50 Nigerians being probed for alleged corruption have been banned from leaving the country.He had said the action was to the effect of the executive order [...]

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    Labour gives FG 14-day ultimatum over minimum wage

Labour gives FG 14-day ultimatum over minimum wage

Organised labour has given the federal government 14 days to reconvene the committee on a new minimum wage or risk industrial action.Leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) frowned at the decision of Chris Ngige, minister of labour, to adjourn the work of the committee indefinitely.Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said [...]

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    FG accuses Switzerland of ‘daylight robbery’ in recovery of looted funds

FG accuses Switzerland of ‘daylight robbery’ in recovery of looted funds

The federal government has accused Switzerland of “robbing” Nigeria in the course of recovering funds looted from the country.Nigeria recently signed an agreement with Switzerland for the release of $322 million said to have been stolen by Sani Abacha, former military head of state.This is just one of the previous recoveries made by both current and past administrations of the [...]

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