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Re-Awake Spirit Of ‘Nigerianness’ In You, Amosun Tasks Nigerians


Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has tasked Nigerians to re-awake the spirit of ‘Nigerianness’ in them in order to surmount the socio-economic and political challenges confronting the nation. Amosun, who expressed regret that the ‘Nigerianness’ in the citizens had been diluted and eroded by hate speeches capable of setting the country on conflagration, maintained spirit of resilience must be mustered by all Nigerians, to ... Read More »

Buhari Confusing Restructuring With Break-Up, Says Afenifere


The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, and its northern counterpart, the Arewa Consultative Forum, on Sunday, disagreed on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day’s broadcast. Buhari had, in the broadcast, said irresponsible groups had hijacked the restructuring debate, decrying what he called the folly of “hot-headed” youths. The ACF said the broadcast was timely, but Afenifere said the advocates of restructuring meant well for the country. The ... Read More »

Nigeria Won’t Break Up Under Me, Says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said the clamour for restructuring gave some groups which he described as “highly irresponsible” the leeway to call for the nation’s breakup. He vowed never to allow such happen under him. Buhari made his position known in a national speech to mark the nation’s 57th independence anniversary on Saturday.  He is expected to address the nation at 7am on Sunday (today). ... Read More »

Independence: Buhari’s Speech Holds Prospects For Anti-Corruption Fight — CACOL


The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership on Sunday described President Muhammad Buhari’s Independence Day speech as one that inspires hope for a better Nigeria. The Chairman of the anti-corruption group, Mr Debo Adeniran, while reacting to the broadcast, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the speech was particularly good for the anti-corruption fight. He said the President reflected commitment and sincerity of purpose ... Read More »

Sheriff, Oyegun Visit Aso Rock, Meet Osinbajo


Ousted Peoples Democratic Party National chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, on Thursday visited Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. Sheriff, who is a former Governor of Borno State, arrived at Osinbajo’s office at about 3.30pm. Osinbajo went into the closed-door meeting with Sheriff shortly after presiding over a meeting of the National Economic Management Team. Moments after, the chairman of the All ... Read More »

High UTME Score No Guarantee For Varsity Admission –JAMB Registrar


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board says that only a combination of JAMB cut-off marks, post-UTME, ‘O’ level results and other admission criteria as determined by institutions can ensure candidates’ admission. The JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this at an intensive training and sensitisation forum on Central Admissions Processing System for the 2017/2018 academic session on Thursday in Abuja. Oloyede said that scoring higher ... Read More »

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 »

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