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Buhari Orders Service Chiefs to End Insecurity Nationwide


President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday ordered the service chiefs to rid the nation of the security threats confronting it and ensure the protection of lives and property of citizens in the country. The president specifically ordered the security chiefs to deal decisively with the threats posed to Nigeria’s corporate existence and its citizens by Boko Haram, the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), herdsmen and kidnappers. The ... Read More »

FG May Adopt Selective Minimum Wage Increase –Osinbajo


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government may consider increasing workers’ remuneration package, especially bonuses of certain government agencies, instead of increasing wages across board. According to a transcript made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Vice-President spoke during a session titled, ‘Conversation with the Vice-President’ at the 2017 Nigerian ... Read More »

Again, Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture of 56 Properties Linked to Alison-Madueke


A Federal High Court in Lagos has again ordered that 56 buildings linked to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and her associates be temporarily forfeited to the federal government The buildings located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Rivers States and valued at N3.320 billion, were alleged to be proceeds of corruption. The court presided over by Justice AbdulAziz ... Read More »

We Won’t Borrow To Pay Workers, Says Akeredolu


The Ondo State Government has denied the report that it had promised to pay the remaining 20 per cent of the outstanding salary of September 2016 by the end of August. It said it would only do so as soon as resources were available. The state government also declared that it would not borrow money to pay the remaining outstanding salaries of the workers, maintaining ... Read More »

PSC Approves Promotion Of 6,455 Senior Police Officers


THE Police Service Commission, PSC, has approved the promotion of 6,455 senior police officers. The promotion was based on recommendations from the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim. The commission also returned to the IGP all recommendations pertaining to special promotions. This came as its Special Committee investigating the issues arising from it has since begun sitting. A statement signed by Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of ... Read More »

Buhari Works from Home Pending Renovation of Office


President Muhammadu Buhari, who resumed duties Monday after a 103-day medical vacation abroad, will operate from his official residence until the completion of the renovation of his office, the Presidency said Monday. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Shehu Garba, told THISDAY that the president’s office needed renovation because of its devastation by rodents during the president’s long period ... Read More »

Kudos for Buhari’s speech


The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday led the commendation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast after his arrival from medical vacation in London. The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Senator Shehu Sani and others also have given kudos for the short speech. APC National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun told reporters that the President left no one in doubt that Nigeria’s unity was not negotiable and the fact that ... Read More »

PDP’s Understanding of Restructuring Nigeria Shallow, Says APC


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) definition and understanding of the restructuring of Nigeria as shallow and far from what Nigerians are asking for. The two main parties had since last week been engaged in a debate on an issue that has recently become the centre of national political discourse in Nigeria. The APC said it had decided to ... Read More »

Buhari Resumes, Transmits Letter to N’Assembly


Two days after returning to Nigeria from a 103-day medical vacation in London, President Muhammadu Buhari has written the National Assembly, notifying it of his resumption as the nation’s president. According to a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the president in a letter dated August 21, 2017, told both the Senate and the House of Representatives that he was ... Read More »

Osinbajo Orders IG to Commence Community Policing


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the Nigeria Police to commence the implementation of community policing programme. The acting president gave the order at a one-day National Economic Council (NEC) security retreat held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa last Thursday. Making this disclosure in a statement last night, the acting president’s spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande, said Osinbajo asked the Nigeria Police to ... Read More »

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