Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Finally, ASUU, FG reach agreement

Finally, ASUU, FG reach agreement

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reached an agreement with the federal government.The accord comes after a meeting, which lasted 12 hours, between the leadership of the union and a government delegation led by Adamu Adamu, minister of education.Speaking with journalists at the end of the meeting, Biodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, said the dialogue yielded "a [...]

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    Resident doctors begin nationwide strike

Resident doctors begin nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has commenced an indefinite strike over the failure of the federal government to meet its demands.The association resolved to take this action after its national executive council meeting which ended in the early hours of Monday in Abuja.Some of the demands of the association include the payment of the salary arrears of its [...]

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    Enelamah advises manufacturers to develop a synergy with govt to solve problems

Enelamah advises manufacturers to develop a synergy with govt to solve problems

Okechukwu Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and development, says the federal government is focused on ensuring a conducive business environment for local manufacturers.Speaking during a tour of May & Baker’s Pharmacentre in Ota, Ogun state, Enelamah, who led a team comprising officials of his ministry, said a tactical war-chest of strategists has been put together under the industrial council to [...]

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    Taiwo Obe: Nigerian politicians never exact on figures — journalists must dig deeper

Taiwo Obe: Nigerian politicians never exact on figures — journalists must dig deeper

Taiwo Obe, founder and director of the Journalism Clinic, says Nigerian politicians are never exact in the use of figures and it is the job of journalists to dig deeper.Obe spoke on Friday while facilitating a workshop on data journalism organised by the Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF), a not-for-profit organisation and partner of TheCable newspaper.CNJF is one of the [...]

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    Now we are talking

Now we are talking

Not a few Nigerians are wont to saying that government has no business in business. And what is popularly adjudged to be the interpretation of that statement is that, given its appalling management of several potentially profitable business-structured government assets, the Nigerian government is one that shouldn't really come near any business concern.Incidentally, examples of the government's gross mismanagement of [...]

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    Epe kidnap: Four students ‘fall sick’… abductors suspend negotiation with parents

Epe kidnap: Four students ‘fall sick’… abductors suspend negotiation with parents

Four of the six male students abducted from Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, on May 25, are ill, a parent quoted the captors of their children as saying.The parent said this on Wednesday when she joined those who staged a protest to government house, Alausa, Ikeja.About 20 of the parents converged on the government house at 9am, with the mothers crying [...]

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    Rehabilitation camp is just like another prison, says uncle of freed Chibok girl

Rehabilitation camp is just like another prison, says uncle of freed Chibok girl

Peter Joseph, the uncle of one of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram in October 2016, says the rehabilitation camp of the government is "just like another prison".In an interview on The Stream, a programme on Al Jazeera, Joseph said he had not been given free access to see his niece, Sarah, since she regained freedom six months ago.“We [...]

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    Lai: We will do what no other government has ever done

Lai: We will do what no other government has ever done

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will handle the economy better than previous governments.Mohammed said this on Tuesday when the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.Mohammed said the federal government is delivering on its election promises and that only "a few vocal minority are [...]

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    Senate never threatened to shut down govt, says spokesman

Senate never threatened to shut down govt, says spokesman

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    There’s a cabal in government but I’m not a member, says el-Rufai

There’s a cabal in government but I’m not a member, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has said he's not a member of the cabal in the presidency because he's preoccupied with the affairs of his state.According to el-Rufai, there's bound to be a cabal in every government and/or institution.He said the key issue is "whether the cabal is positive or negative" in nature.The governor made this known on Thursday while [...]

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    This government is on edge, yet in dark

This government is on edge, yet in dark

I forewarned the Buhari government that it will come to this. Now, the hashtag #Febuhari has turned to #FedupwithBuhari. In an Op-ed I penned on Friday November 26, 2016, titled: “Like Economy, Internal Security Slips out of Buhari’s Hands,” I advised the government to take proactive measure to stop the spark before it turns into a consuming fire, but it will [...]

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    FG: ASUU is demanding N284bn, nobody will pay that in a recession

FG: ASUU is demanding N284bn, nobody will pay that in a recession

The federal government says it cannot meet the N248 billion demand of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), in light of the current economic recession.According to Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, the union made the request, saying it is for earned allowances.But speaking with state house correspondents after the federal executive council meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, the [...]

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    This government won’t succumb to blackmail, Fashola tells DISCOs

This government won’t succumb to blackmail, Fashola tells DISCOs

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the current administration will not succumb to alleged blackmail by electricity distribution companies (DISCOs).In a statement issued by Hakeem Bello, his media aide, the minister said the companies were threatening the government over outstanding debts, which ministries, departments and agencies (MDA), were owing them.Fashola alleged that the DISCOs had so far [...]

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    BBOG member: FG should do whatever it takes to get remaining Chibok girls

BBOG member: FG should do whatever it takes to get remaining Chibok girls

Fatima Kaka, a member of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has urged the federal government to hasten the process of releasing the remaining Chibok girls.Kaka made the appeal on Monday  during an interview with NAN.She also urged the government to hasten the release of other Nigerians kidnapped in the north-east."We don’t know the number of people in captivity; [...]

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    Buhari to sign order on ‘transparent’ contract procedures

Buhari to sign order on ‘transparent’ contract procedures

President Mohammadu Buhari is to sign an executive order on promoting transparency and efficiency, so as to create an enabling business environment ‎in Nigeria.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister ‎of justice, disclosed this in Kaduna on Monday at a retreat with civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Open Governance Partnership (OGP).‎According to Malami, this will [...]

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    Freed Chibok girls to get scholarship, jobs from FG

Freed Chibok girls to get scholarship, jobs from FG

The federal government has offered the released Chibok schoolgirls a promise of free education and employment.Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this when he visited the 21 girls at a medical facility of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.The girls were released on Thursday morning after negotiations – brokered by the Swiss government – with Boko Haram, with government saying Boko [...]

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