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Buhari sacks Babachir Lawal, Ayodele Oke; appoints new SGF
Press Release President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the report of the panel headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), which investigated allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke. The president accepted the recommendation.....
How N637.70bn Sept allocation was shared
Data made available from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that N637.70 billion was disbursed by the federal accounts allocation committee (FAAC). The FAAC September 2017 disbursement report was released by the bureau on Friday. “The federation account allocation committee (FAAC) disbursed the sum of N637.70billion to the three.....
Enugu State Govt. absorbs 857 volunteer teachers
  …as Imo Youth must work teachers wait? The volunteers teachers engaged by the Enugu State Government are presently celebrating as Gov.Ugwuanyi kept to his promise regularising their appointments. The regularization of the 857 volunteer teachers in the state, five years after they were recruited was confirmed Thursday by.....
FEC approves 2018 draft budget estimate, Road Trust Fund
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on thursday approved the draft budget estimate for 2018. Making the disclosure is the federal Minister for budget and Planning, Bar Udo Udoma after the FEC meeting. Though, the Minister did not give details of the draft budget estimate as according to him, it is.....
2019, Sule Lamido set to run for Presidency, writes PDP
The former governor of Jigawa State,Sule Lamido, indicates his interest on the Nigeria’s Presidency as he writes the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expressing his interest in the party’s 2019 presidential ticket. The letter announcing Lamido’s interest and dated October 22, shared some of his thoughts and concerns about PDP and.....
National Assembly to blame for “Low Public Trust” in Nigeria’s democracy – Ezekwesili
A former Minister of Education and a co-leader of the #BringBackOurGirls group, Oby Ezekwesili, has blamed the National Assembly for the “low public trust” in Nigeria’s democracy. “The reason we continue after 18 years of uninterrupted democracy to have low public trust in our society is because of the quality.....
21.6% fails Nigerian Law School final exam
The result as released by the authorities of Nigerian Law School on Saturday showed 1272 candidates,21.6%, as having failed the final exams According to Mr Chinedu Ukekwe, Head of Information and Protocol of the Nigerian Law School, a total of 5, 891 students participated in the examinations, while 4, 285.....
BudgIT: Only four states — Kano, Katsina, Rivers and Lagos — can pay salaries without borrowing
Only four states in Nigeria can pay salaries without resorting to lending, a new report by BudgIT,  a civil society organisation, has shown. The report, State of State 2017, was launched on Thursday and released to the public on Friday. “Important is states’ ability to meet their recurrent expenditure obligation.....
Numerous Nigerian youths languishing in Thai jails — Ambassador
Nigerian Youths have been advised to always seek for proper channels in their travel arrangement as over a thousand are languishing in Tai prisons. Disclosing this development is the Nigerian Ambassador to Thailand, Nuhu Bamali,during the African Gems and Jeweller Exhibition and Seminar held in Abuja recently. According to Bamali.....
Residents rejoice as Gov. Ikpeazu lifts curfew in Aba
The announcement by the Abia State governor Okezie Ikpeazu on the lifting of the 10p.m. to 6a.m. curfew imposed on Aba on September 12, as a result of improved security situation in the commercial city brought relief to numerous residents of the commercial city. Mr. Ikpeazu  made this known through.....
World Bank explains stance on Nigerian govt’s debt
The World Bank Group on Wednesday denied that the Bank disagreed with the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, over the borrowings by the Nigerian government to stimulate the economy and finance infrastructure projects in the country. In a mail to the Minister by the Senior Communications Officer of the World.....
FG warns Nigeria to beware of organ harvesters
The growing cases of organ harvesting seem to have attracted the Federal government of Nigeria’s attention as the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, urges Nigerians going on medical tourism to be careful and only patronise accredited institutions so as not to fall victims of organ harvesters. The Minister spoke shortly.....

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