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Labour No Longer At Ease With Employment Crisis, Says NLC


…Reports el-Rufai to ILO The employment crisis in Nigeria is a serious concerns to all well meaning Nigerians. This probably explains why the Kaduna State Government led by Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has entered the bad books of Organised Labour in Nigeria as the only employer, whether public or private, that has sacked the highest number of workers in one swoop without caring about the social ... Read More »

Police Confirms 9 Killed In Fresh Taraba Attack


The Police Command in Taraba on Wednesday confirmed the death of nine persons in early morning attacks on Tutuwa community in Ussa Local Government Area of Taraba. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP David Misal, told newsmen that a yet-to-be identified armed militia must have carried out the deadly attack. Police Misal said that Alhaji Aliyu Tafida, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) ... Read More »

I Owe You No Apologies, IG Tells Senate


The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has responded to the Senate resolution on his non-appearance before the upper chamber, saying he owed them no apologies. The IG said he did not have to appear before the lawmakers, noting that a senior police officer of the rank of Deputy Inspector-General or an Assistant Inspector-General could act on his behalf in an official capacity at any function. ... Read More »

Refusal To Honour Invitations: Mixed Reactions As Senate Says IG Unfit For Public Office

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There were indications on Wednesday that the National Assembly had decided to suspend the 2018 budget of the Nigeria Police Force to penalise the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, over his refusal to honour invitations by the Senate. Findings showed that the fresh summons issued to Idris earlier on Tuesday by the Senate was the last chance he had to appear before the legislature ... Read More »

Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting


The weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council is ongoing at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is presiding over the meeting holding inside the Council Chamber. Osinbajo is standing in for President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently in London, United Kingdom where he is scheduled to meet with his doctor. Details later… Read More »

ICPC Charges Suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo, With N115m Fraud


The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has preferred three charges against the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo, The PUNCH can report In the charge marked CR/185/18, which was filed before a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, the ICPC accused Gwarzo of committing the fraud in June 2015. The commission also preferred two charges against the SEC Executive ... Read More »

Boko Haram No Longer Holds Any Territory – Nigeria Tells UN


Nigeria told the UN General Assembly in New York that the Boko Haram terrorists no longer held any territory in the country. Nigeria’s Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Samson Itegboje, stated this while presenting Nigeria’s message at the ‘High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace’ at the UN headquarters. Itegboje said the meeting was being convened at a ... Read More »

Suicide Bombers, Gunmen Attack Kabul Police Stations

Suicide bombers and gunmen launched apparent coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations on Wednesday, with witnesses reporting on social media that both assaults are still under way. AFP journalists heard several loud explosions in the heart of the Afghan capital followed by gunfire that was confirmed by Afghan officials and witnesses. In the first attack, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a police ... Read More »

INEC Falsely Captured Our Data For Melaye’s Recall, Kogi PDP Says, Threatens To Sue


Members of the People’s Democratic Party in the Western Senatorial District of Kogi State have resolved to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission for allegedly “falsely” using their data and signature for the failed recall process of Senator Dino Melaye, conducted on April 28, 2018. Rising from a special meeting held in Kabba, the Kogi West PDP, a communique signed by the senatorial chairman, Mr. ... Read More »

ICYMI: Buhari Appoints Keyamo, Six Others As NDIC Board Members


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), and six others as members of the board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation. Keyamo is to represent Delta State on the board. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the letter from Buhari at the plenary on Tuesday in which he sought legislative approval for the appointments. Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, who is spearheading Buhari’s ... Read More »

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