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Togo’s Political Instability May Affect Nigeria, Others -Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari and his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara, on Wednesday expressed concern that political instability in Togo, if not averted, could have regional consequences. According to a statement on Thursday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, both leaders expressed the view during a bilateral meeting in Abidjan on the margins of the 5th AU-EU Summit. “We ... Read More »

Major Oil Firm, MRS, Owes FCMB N6.2bn

The Central Bank of Nigeria-initiated name and shame campaign of banks’ delinquent debtors gained further momentum on Wednesday as First City Monument Bank Limited and Ecobank Nigeria published their lists. The lists have the names of popular companies, whose directors are prominent Nigerians appearing among the high non-performing loan defaulters. MRS Oil & Gas, a major player in the downstream sector of the oil and ... Read More »

Fire Guts INEC’s Electoral Institute

The Independent National Electoral Commission’s Electoral Institute in Abuja has been gutted by fire. The fire which began at about 11pm on Saturday destroyed bags, envelopes, election forms and electrical control panel/ switch   in the institute’s warehouse before it was contained at 2am on Sunday. Before INEC spoke on the incident, there was   apprehension, especially in Abuja on Sunday that some sensitive materials for the ... 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 »

Mu’azu Says Automatic Ticket is Undemocratic

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has ruled out the possibility of handing automatic tickets to the party’s members in the House of Representatives. Mu’azu was reacting to a request by the House Leader, Hon. Mulikat Adeola-Akande, at a PDP caucus meeting with the lawmakers on Tuesday, where he described automatic ticket as undemocratic. Adeola-Akande, in an address at the meeting, had ... Read More »

EFCC Partners Australia Police in Fighting Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Western Australia Police are to work together to combat internet fraud and money laundering. This is contained in the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU that was signed today by the parties under the Sponsorship of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The latest collaboration between the EFCC and the Major Fraud Squad, MFS of the WA Police is a further ... Read More »

Anti-Confab Agitators Are Selfish, Says Braithwaite

Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, Coordinator of the Southwest Consultative Forum for the National Conference, yesterday, described those opposing the planned National Conference as selfish. President Goodluck Jonathan October 1, set up the National Conference Advisory Committee, naming Senator Femi Okurounmu as its chairman. The committee was to facilitate the convening of a National Conference by the Federal Government. Addressing newsmen in Lagos after a closed-door meeting ... Read More »

We’re Not Opposed to National Dialogue – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it is not opposed to any form of national dialogue or conference or conversation as long as it is geared towards improving the quality of life of the Nigerian people. The Congress also stated that in as much as time or timing is of essence, motive is even more significant. It stressed that a meaningful dialogue can be ... Read More »

ASUU Strike: TUC Urges Stakeholders To Look Beyond Personal Ego

Mr Boboi Kaigama, the President – General of Trade Union Congress (TUC) says Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) should put aside personal ego and resolve their impasse. Kaigama, who said this at a news conference on Wednesday in Jalingo, urged both parties to consider the plight of students and their parents in the present strike by lecturers. He disclosed that TUC ... Read More »

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