Saturday, January 19, 2019

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    Attack on Akwa Ibom assembly and matters arising

Attack on Akwa Ibom assembly and matters arising

BY MICHAEL EFFIONGAnybody that loves Nigeria should condemn the invasion of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly by APC thugs this morning. It is high time Nigeria moved from this backwardness. How can thugs be evading Houses of Assembly stopping elected members from performing their duties in the 21st century?This morning, cultists, some accounts referred to them as thugs, said [...]

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    Ambode: Dangote is the best to develop public infrastructure

Ambode: Dangote is the best to develop public infrastructure

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has described Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessman, as the best solution to public infrastructure.The governor said this at the commencement of the reconstruction of the Apapa-Oshodi expressway.Dangote and the federal government had entered an agreement for the businessman to construct the road.Ambode said the reconstruction of the would bring permanent relief to motorists and residents.“Whatever [...]

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    Eid-el Maulud: FG declares Nov 20 as public holiday

Eid-el Maulud: FG declares Nov 20 as public holiday

The federal government has declared  November 20 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.This was made known by Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior.In a statement by M.B Umar, permanent secretary of the ministry,  Dambazau urged Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which "border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence".He called on Nigerians to uphold [...]

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    ASUU strike continues as meeting with FG ends in deadlock

ASUU strike continues as meeting with FG ends in deadlock

The meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) and the federal government on Thursday ended in a deadlock.Abiodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, disclosed this to reporters after the meeting.He said the strike was still ongoing and would not be called off as ASUU’s demands had not been met.He said the  federal government and ASUU teams agreed [...]

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    ASUU: We’re ready to negotiate with FG

ASUU: We’re ready to negotiate with FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is ready to negotiate with the federal government over the ongoing industrial action.Biodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday.The union commenced an indefinite strike on November 5.Ogunyemi said the decision was taken due to the poor funding of universities in the country, failure on the side [...]

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    Dasuki: No need to submit myself for trial since FG won’t obey orders

Dasuki: No need to submit myself for trial since FG won’t obey orders

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), says there is no need to submit himself for prosecution since the federal government does not obey court orders.His position was contained in a letter dated November 12, addressed to the court 5 registrar of the Abuja federal high court.The former NSA is standing trial for alleged illegal possession of firearms and diversion [...]

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    Obasanjo: Some governors stealing money meant for LGs

Obasanjo: Some governors stealing money meant for LGs

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says governors who are stealing funds meant for local governments through joint account are the enemies of Nigerians.He said this on Monday while hosting Friends of Democracy (FoD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.The NGO had visited the former president to seek his support for the local [...]

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    Shehu Sani: FG should be humble enough to apologise to Atiku

Shehu Sani: FG should be humble enough to apologise to Atiku

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has advised the federal government to apologise to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.In a tweet, the senator described the search of Atiku's private jet by security operatives as an "act of intimidation and harassment camouflaged as a routine".On Sunday, a combined security team, including operatives of the Department of State [...]

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    Minimum wage: Duke advocates review of salaries every 10 years

Minimum wage: Duke advocates review of salaries every 10 years

Donald Duke, presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has called on the federal government to find a long-term solution to the lingering minimum wage crisis in Nigeria.In a statement on Saturday, Duke also called for a periodic review of salaries every ten years, considering variables such as inflation.Duke said the government's “fire brigade” response to the minimum wage [...]

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    Maryam Uwais: No govt has invested in people like Buhari’s

Maryam Uwais: No govt has invested in people like Buhari’s

Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investments, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is the most successful in investing in people.In a statement on Friday, Uwais said since the inception of the social investment pqrogramme (SIP) of the federal government, N500 billion has been budgeted for it."In the last three years we have heard thousands [...]

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    FG to increase power generation to 9000MW by December

FG to increase power generation to 9000MW by December

The federal government says it will increase power generation to 9,000 megawatts by the end of 2018.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, made this known on Tuesday while speaking at a NAN Forum in Abuja.The minister said the government will add 2,000 megawatts to the current 7,000 capacity.Mohammed said the government will also embark on 90 power transmission projects nationwide to [...]

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    FG in last-minute talks with labour to avert strike

FG in last-minute talks with labour to avert strike

Members of the tripartite committee on national minimum wage are currently meeting to chart a way forward and possibly resolve the controversies over the minimum wage for workers.The meeting is taking place at the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) in Abuja.In attendance are representatives of labour unions, organised private sector and top government officials.Members [...]

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    My government won’t condone hate speech, says Buhari

My government won’t condone hate speech, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the federal government will not condone hate speech.According to NAN, the president gave the warning at the 24th convocation ceremony of the University of Uyo on Saturday.Buhari who was represented by Ibrahim Yakasai, director of corporate communications, National Universities Commission (NUC), asked security agencies to fish out and prosecute those making inciting statements.While urging Nigerians to [...]

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    MURIC: Another attempt might be made to cause fuel scarcity

MURIC: Another attempt might be made to cause fuel scarcity

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the federal government to be on the lookout for “sponsors” of artificial petroleum scarcity towards the end of the year.In a statement by Ishaq Akintola, MURIC director, the group described the scarcity as an “annual phenomenon, asking the government to avoid  a repeat of the situation in 2018.The group blamed the scarcity [...]

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    Lai: FG threatening Israel over Nnamdi Kanu? I laughed when I saw that fake news

Lai: FG threatening Israel over Nnamdi Kanu? I laughed when I saw that fake news

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has denied saying the federal government threatened Israel over Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).Kanu went into hiding on September 14, 2017, after a military raid on his father's residence in Abia state.The IPOB leader, who was being prosecuted for alleged treason, surfaced in Israel on Friday, and later threatened to [...]

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    ‘He launched a major reform’ — Garba Shehu defends NHIS ES

‘He launched a major reform’ — Garba Shehu defends NHIS ES

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of allegations of double standard in the crisis rocking the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).Critics of the president have accused him of shielding Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the scheme, who has been involved in different controversies since he assumed office in July 2017.Yusuf was suspended by Isaac Adewole, minister of [...]

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