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Illiteracy Rate In Nigeria Alarming, Says FG


The Federal Government on Thursday described the rate of illiteracy in the country as alarming. The Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, made the remark when he paid a courtesy call on Gov. Alhaji Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister and the delegates were in the state for a two-day International ... Read More »

Strike: FG Reaches Agreement With SSANU, NASU


The Federal Government has reached an agreement with the Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and National Association of Academic Technologist to suspend their strike after an eight-hour meeting in Abuja. The SSANU President, Samson Ugwoke disclosed this after the meeting which began at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and ended 12:20 a.m. on Thursday. “The three-page agreement was signed and endorsed ... Read More »

2019 Poll: UN Pledges Support For Nigerian Female Politicians


The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) says it will support Nigerian female politicians vying for elective positions in the 2019 general elections. The UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that there was the need to increase women participation in politics in Nigeria. The UN women chief was at the Nigeria ... Read More »

Saraki Explains National Assembly’s Occasional Differences With Presidency

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The National Assembly occasionally differs with the executive arm of government to protect its constitutional mandate and integrity and to ensure that democratic dividends get across the country. Against the backdrop of selfish interests, the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, affirmed that it was only a potent parliament that can strengthen and protect our democracy to champion the needs of the masses. The Senate President, ... Read More »

Why I Insist We Don’t Need Restructuring But Devolution Of Powers — Oshiomhole


Immediate past governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in this interview with reacts to some criticisms against his views on restructuring. Excerpts: Oshiomhole Some Southern leaders have criticized you over your stand on restructuring, what is your take on it, are you retreating? I am also a leader from the South. I don’t know what people mean but I am clear that we need ... Read More »

Dangote: I Am Not PDP Candidate

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Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has denied reports he will run for the Presidency on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), in 2019. Dangote made the denial in an interview with Daily Times. He was reacting to a report that officials of PDP think-tank programme set up by former President, Goodluck Jonathan have contacted him to be the party’s presidential torch bearer in ... Read More »

New Constitution Amendments Trapped At N’Assembly

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•Document not transmitted to state assemblies Works on the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution may be delayed further as the 36 state Houses of Assembly have yet to receive the amendments passed by the National Assembly for inclusion in the 1999 Constitution. Findings by The PUNCH on Thursday showed that 37 days after the Senate and the House of Representatives passed 33 amendments for ... Read More »

Eid-El-Kabir: Nigeria ‘II Be Great Again, Says Amosun


Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun says Nigeria will be great again despite the current economic challenges confronting the country. The governor said this on Friday while speaking with journalists shortly after he joined other Muslim faithful in observing Eid-el-Kabir prayer to mark this year’s Sallah celebration at Lantoro praying ground, Abeokuta. He noted that since President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country from medical ... Read More »

Buhari Hosts Corps Members At Sallah, Says Unified Nigeria A Reality


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed the conviction that the dream of a unified Nigeria remained a reality. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said this in an interview with journalists at his country home in Daura, Katsina State, after taking part in the Eid-el-Kabir prayers. The President based his conviction on the fact ... Read More »

I’ve Stopped Collecting Pension In Kwara – Saraki


The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, said he had stopped collecting pension in Kwara State as a former governor of the state. Saraki, who said this during the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja on Tuesday, declared that he had written a letter to the state government to stop the payment of the pension. According to Saraki, the move was sequel to complaints from ... Read More »

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