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Nigeria needs N1.13 trillion annually to maintain efficient police – IGP
  The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Tuesday said that the Nigeria Police Force required N1.13 trillion annually to effectively execute its operations. Mr. Idris said this at a Public hearing on a Bill to establish the Police Reform Trust Fund and a Bill to amend the Explosives Act.....
Osinbajo okays 19 new National Industrial Court Judges
 The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on Tuesday, approved the appointment of 19 new Judges for the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, NIC.  Appointment of the new NIC Judges was based on recommendation of the National Judicial Council, NJC.  According to a statement by the Director of Information at.....
Orji Kalu speaks on Igbo ‘quit notice
A former governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, says Nigeria has “gone past quit notice” as the various ethnic groups that make up the country have lived harmoniously for many years. Mr. Kalu, who was referring to the quit notice issued to Igbo people to leave Northern Nigeria, said everything possible.....
FG begins 2017/2018 N-Power recruitment
The Federal Government has begun recruitment into the 2017/2018 phase of its empowerment programme, N-Power. The programme which is aimed at creating jobs to teaming unemployed youths and graduates has recorded huge success so far especially as many beneficiaries recounted the good turn-around fortunes in their lives in the 2016/2017.....
INEC deploys 14 new RECs to states
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has approved the posting of 14 newly sworn-in Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to states, according to a statement by its Secretary, Augusta Ogakwu. The statement issued on Friday showed that James Apam from Benue was posted to Kogi, while Nentawe Yilwatda from Plateau was.....
S/East gets 9% of energy generated in Nigeria – EEDC
A Director in the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Dr Steven Dike says that only nine per cent of energy generated in the country is allocated to the South East zone.  Dike, a board member of the company told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Thursday, that.....
Senate Approves NYSC For Open University Graduates
The Senate has approved the National Youth Service Corps scheme for graduates of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). The approval followed the passage of the National Open University of Nigeria Bill sponsored by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TetFund Sen. Jibrin Barau during Thursday’s plenary. According.....
Senator Akpabio Urges Igbos To Shelf Secession Plan
The immediate past Governor and Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio on Thursday happed on the indivisibility of the country as one nation and urged the people of the south East to join hands with others in order to bring lasting solution to mirage of problems facing it. Senator Akpabio.....
Keyamo, 29 others named Senior Advocates of Nigeria
The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) on Thursday announced the appointment of 30 legal practitioners to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN. The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hadizatu Mustapha, made the announcement in Abuja while briefing journalists at the end of the committee’s 127th meeting. Festus.....
Uzodinma emerges Southern senators’ forum Chairman
From Our Reporter The battle for 2019 takes new shape with the emergence of Southern Senators Forum, and headed by Senator Hope Uzodinma representing Imo West at the Red Chamber of the National Assembly. Making this known Wednesday, Senate Minority leader, Obong Godswill Akpabio stated that the re-emergence of the.....
Ilomuanya no longer our chairman — S’East monarchs
THE South East Council of Traditional Rulers yesterday called on the general public to desist from transacting any business with Eze Cletus Ilomuanya as the chairman of the council and to desist from addressing him as such, saying that he has since ceased to be the chairman of the South.....
Bribery claims against Dangote ’embarrassing’ — Spokesperson
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, says allegation of bribery linked to him is “all falsehood”. Mr. Dangote said a committee set up by the Kano State House of Assembly to probe the bribery allegation should not waste its time. “It’s all falsehood,” Dangote Group spokesman, Tony Chiejina, said. The allegation.....

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