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We Won’t Leave PDP – Tambuwal, Amaechi

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday dispelled growing rumours that he was on the verge of leaving the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for an opposition party. Tambuwal told journalists at the Benin Airport, Edo State, yesterday that he was still a member of the PDP and was not set to leave the ruling party. President Goodluck Jonathan had warned ... Read More »

Sambo calls for increased trade ties between Africa and Japan

The Nigerian Vice President said this in Japan on Saturday. Nigeria on Saturday in Yokohama, Japan, called for increased trade ties between Japan and Africa to sustain economic development and growth on the African continent. Vice President Namadi Sambo made the call at the ongoing Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), a statement by the Vice President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Umar ... Read More »

PIB Bill May Become Law Before 2014 – Senator

Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu, Chairman, Senate Committee on Oil and Gas Resource, said that she was optimistic that the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) would be assented to before the end of 2013. Nwaogu told newsmen in Aba on Monday that consultations were still on with stakeholders, especially from the northern part of the country, to address fears on the bill’s contents. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Senate had approved that the bill should be moved to its Second Reading stage. ... Read More »

NSE Records Marginal Growth, Indices Appreciate By 0.1%

Transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)  recorded marginal growth  on Monday with the market indices appreciating  by 0.1 per cent. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the All-Share Index appreciated by 35.83 points to close at 37,386.36 against the 37,350.53 posted on Friday. Similarly, the market capitalisation, which opened at N11.94 trillion, grew by N11 billion to close at N11.95 trillion. Nestle led the gainers’ table, gaining N2.20 to ... Read More »

SSS Forgives Ombatse Over Killing of 10 Officers–allAfrica

The State Security Service (SSS) has forgiven the Ombatse cult group for killing its 10 officers, its Director General Ita Ekpenyong said. Ekpenyong declared this during the candlelight vigil held at the SSS headquarters in Abuja in honor of the 10 SSS operatives killed by Ombatse cult in Alakyo, Nasarawa state. “To those who could kill the body, note that you have made your community ... Read More »

$650,000 bribe: You have case to answer, court tells Farouk Lawan

AN Abuja High Court on Friday told the Chairman and Secretary of the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Subsidy Probe, Farouk Lawan and Emenalo Boniface, that they have a case to answer in the alleged $620,000 bribery charge preferred against them. The Federal Government had on February 1 filed a seven-count charge against the two men, bordering on collection of $620,000 bribe from ... Read More »

Senate Passes State-of-the-Nation Address Bill

The Senate yesterday finally passed the bill seeking to compel the president to present a state-of-the-nation address before the joint session of the National Assembly into law and urged President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the bill without any delay. While urging the president to urgently sign the bill into law, Senate President, Senator David Mark, said the law would take effect from July this year. ... Read More »

Jonathan Has Not Endorsed Anyone For 2015 – Presidency

President Goodluck Jonathan has once more called on those who drop his name for the 2015 general elections to desist from such act as he is fully focused on the implementation of his administrations agenda for national transformation and not politics of future elections. Briefing State House correspondents on the reports, the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati advised the ... Read More »

Minister Denies Knowledge of Plans to Scrap NECO, JAMB

Nigerian  Education Minister, Prof. Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufa’i on Wednesday denied knowledge of plans to scrap the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Examinations Council (NECO). Rather, she told journalists in Abuja that the Federal Executive Council approved Institutionalization of six-level National Vocational Qualifications Framework in Nigeria and the placement of the National Vocational Qualifications in the scheme of service. She stressed that ... Read More »

EFCC Re-arraigns 7 Over N30 billion Police Pension Scam – Channels

Seven former police pension officials have been re-arraigned before Justice Hussain Baba of an Abuja High Court on an amended 20 counts charge of criminal breach of trust and conspiracy involving the sum of N29.8 billion. They had earlier been arraigned before Justice Mohammed Talba who sentenced one of the accused persons, Mr John Yusufu, to a two year jail term with an option of ... Read More »

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