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Cutting Of Workers’ Pay, Hours Illegal, FG Tells Govs

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Government, yesterday, warned governors against reducing the remunerations and hours of work of workers. The warning came against the backdrop of actions of Imo and Benue state governments to compel workers in their employ to work for some days and go to the farm for other days of the week. While Imo asked its workers to work in offices for three days of the week ... Read More »

I’m Not Bothered By My Death Rumour, Says IBB

Former military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida is unbothered by last week’s rumour of his death. He told reporters yesterday at his Hilltop Mansion in Minna, the Niger State capital: “The rumour does not shock me; neither does it bother me because I know I must go and meet God, my creator. There is nothing really to worry about, my religion has told me. “As a ... Read More »

I’m Not Bothered By My Death Rumour, Says IBB

Former military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida is unbothered by last week’s rumour of his death. He told reporters yesterday at his Hilltop Mansion in Minna, the Niger State capital: “The rumour does not shock me; neither does it bother me because I know I must go and meet God, my creator. There is nothing really to worry about, my religion has told me. “As a ... Read More »

Another Poll Delay’ll Amount To A Coup – Buhari

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has warned that further postponement of the March 28 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission will amount to “a civilian and military coup.” While advising INEC to take note of its constitutional limitations, he also ruled out participation in any election debate following the postponement of the elections. The former Head ... Read More »

Reps Want Sept 22 Schools’ Resumption Date Changed

The House of Representatives said on Tuesday that a postponement of the September 22 resumption date for private and public primary/secondary schools in the country was likely. It explained that it had directed its Committee on Education to take “another look” at the date in view of the fact that the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country had yet to be fully ... Read More »

Adamawa Assembly Moves To Impeach Nyako, Deputy

AN investigation into the activities of Adamawa top government officials over an alleged massive fraud by them Wednesday reached its climax as the Assembly members directed the Clark of the House to serve an impeachment notice on Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy Mr. Bala Ngillari. Citing several constitutional breaches by the embattled governor, the Deputy Speaker of the House, Laori Kwamoti, moved a motion ... Read More »

N446bn Theft Case: Protests As FG Drops Charges Against Mohammed Abacha

Protests on Wednesday greeted the Federal Government’s withdrawal of the N446.3bn theft charge it instituted against Mohammed Abacha,   son of a former Head of State, the late Gen. Sani Abacha. Those who flayed the action which took place at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, were prominent Lagos lawyers – Femi Falana, Jiti Ogunye, Fred Agbaje and Femi Aborisade – as well as the ... Read More »

Senate Proposes Plan to Subject New Constitution to Referendum

In what may serve as a major breakthrough for advocates of a new constitution by the people of Nigeria, the Senate will today vote on a fresh proposal to Section 9 of the 1999 Constitution which seeks to empower the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a referendum on proposals for a new constitution by the National Assembly. This idea was one of the ... Read More »

Chibok Girls Plead For Release In New Video

President Goodluck Jonathan has reportedly seen a new video released by Boko Haram, where the abducted school girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, spoke about their ordeal in the hands of the insurgents for the first time and pleaded with him to secure their release. The girls were reportedly ill and are in camps located in Chad, Niger and Cameroon, with one ... Read More »

Reps Okay State of Emergency Extension

politicsThe House of Representatives on Thursday approved the extension of emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states by another six months. The decision came through a majority voice vote shortly after a closed-door meeting with service chiefs ended around 4.40pm. The meeting, which started at 2.09pm, was presided over by the Speaker of the House, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal. Tambuwal said the House chose to ... Read More »

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