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Lagos Governor Ambode inaugurates 37 commissioners, special advisers
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday swore in 23 Commissioners and 14 Special Advisers, charging them to work ceaselessly to ensure that the state lives up to its potential. Speaking at the ceremony held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, at the secretariat in Alausa, Mr. Ambode told the.....
Biafra group write world leaders over leader’s arrest
The group championing the secession of Biafra from Nigeria, Indigenous People of Biafra Worldwide, which owns Radio Biafra on Sunday, wrote an open letter to world leaders over the plight of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who was arrested yesterday by the Directorate of State Service, DSS. In the letter written.....
New NYSC certificates to bear owners photo
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that the certificate of national service, exemption letters would now bear pictures of the owners. Speaking during a briefing yesterday in Abuja, Acting Director, Certification of the NYSC, Alhaji Aliyu Taura said with effect from Batch C 2014, all certificates of service would have.....
Buhari sacks his liaison officer
President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked his Presidential liaison Officer, Nura Rimi, five months after his was appointed into the post. No reason was given for the president’s decision which has also not been officially announced. According to Sunday Vanguard sources, Alhaji Rimi who served as President Goodluck Jonathan’s Chief Protocol.....
Alamieyeseigha dies of high blood pressure
Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, died on Saturday at the age of 62. It was learnt that he died of a high blood pressure. Alamieyeseigha, who died around 4pm, was earlier rushed to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital from his residence in Port Harcourt, Rivers.....
Muruako: Adherence to Fiscal Responsibility Act will Address Corruption
Ag. Chairman, Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), Mr. Victor Muruako The acting Chairman, Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), Mr. Victor Muruako, said Tuesday that the Fiscal Responsibility Act offered a most effective means of tackling corruption in the public sector. He said it would be a landmark achievement for the current administration.....
“We never spent billions on independence anniversary — Jonathan”,
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the statement by the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir el-Rufai alleging that his administration spent N64billion on October 1 celebrations between 2010 and 2015. The statement, titled “We never spent billions on independence anniversary — Jonathan”, was issued on behalf of the.....
EFCC storms Alison-Madueke’s Abuja residence, as ex-minister is arrested in London
The Asokoro, Abuja residence of the immediate-past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Friday, was stormed by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in what has been described as part of a multinational investigation of the former minister. This is even as reports say Diezani was.....
NLC accuses some states of diverting bailout loan
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday alleged that some governors are diverting the bailout loan into fixed deposit accounts. Its president, Ayuba Wabba, who said this in an Independence Day message, added that the governors’ actions would be resisted. Wabba praised the National Council of State and President Muhammadu Buhari.....
Ministerial List: Buhari only sent 21 names, to send others before Tuesday
AT last, Senate President Bukola Saraki Wednesday received the Ministerial list from President Muhammadu Buhari, just as the names would be forwarded in batches. A source told Vanguard that instead of thirty – six names, President Buhari sent twenty – one names as Ministerial nominees to the Senate President, with.....
Ministerial List: President Buhari appoints self as Petroleum Minister
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is to take personal charge of the country’s crucial oil portfolio, his spokesman said on Tuesday, as a deadline loomed for him to finally nominate his cabinet. Reports from New York, where Buhari has been attending the UN General Assembly, quoted the president as saying he.....
Appointments: Shun ministerial positions, Ohanaeze urges Igbo
The apex Igbo socio-cultural group,Ohanaeze Ndigbo,yesterday,appealed to the Igbo nation to remain calm in the face of seeming lopsidedness of appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari. Ohanaeze was reacting to the strident outcries that have attended the appointment of the president’s ‘kitchen cabinet’. President General,Ohanaeze Ndigbo,Chief Enwo Gary.....

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