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Month: January 2021

The ongoing public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) on Thursday hit a snag as members of the host community exchanged blows during the hearing. The host community is an integral part of the PIB; however, issue of representation caused the pandemonium. The fistfight broke out when opposing reps exchanged blows over who should […]

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has announced the return of 384 Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates. The returnees are part of the 802 Nigerians stranded in Saudi Arabia that the Nigerian government had promised would be evacuated to Nigeria on Thursday and Friday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that the second batch will […]

The National Examinations Council has fixed new dates for the examination following requests by candidates to be given more time to complete their registration process for the 2020 Senior School Certificate Exams. The Council has promised to put measures that will protect candidates and exam officials from contracting COVID-19 while sitting for the exam. This […]

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has directed the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to coordinate the deployment of a plan to address the out-of-school children problem. The President gave the directive at State House, Abuja, while inaugurating the 18-member Presidential Steering Committee on Alternate School Programme, co-chaired by the Ministers of Humanitarian […]

The Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, of the Central Bank of Nigeria is opposed to another round of coronavirus lockdown. CBN Governor GODWIN EMEFIELE, who made this known in Abuja at the end of the first MPC meeting in 2021, said the Bank would work with the fiscal authorities to revamp the economy by working on […]

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has announced the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service. They are Chief of Defence Staff, General ABAYOMI OLONISAKIN; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TUKUR BURATAI; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral IBOK EKWE IBAS; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal SADIQUE ABUBAKAR. In a statement […]

Governors of the South-West have agreed to ban all forms of open and night grazing across states within the region. This resolve was reached on Monday at a meeting between governors from the South-West region and the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN). Governors of the South-West have agreed to ban all […]

The federal government has cautioned Nigerians against political and ethnic sentiments capable of swelling the current ethnic and religious clashes over security issues in some states. It stated that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is working assiduously to address all issues currently creating tensions in the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji […]

Rivers State Governor, NYESOM WIKE, has disowned presidential campaign posters bearing his name which flooded some major streets of Abuja today. In a statement, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, PAULINUS NSIRIM, said Governor WIKE had not informed anyone that he was interested in the Presidency of Nigeria. The statement noted that the posters were […]

Traders in Okrika in Rivers State are living in fear following the activities of hoodlums who are stationed at every junction of the local government area to collect an illegal toll. The businessmen are made to pay a so-called survival package to the boys who are believed to be members of cult groups. It may […]