EU, UK, others should emulate US Visa ban on election manipulators – Rep Yusuf

—Warns against inconclusive polls in Edo By Johnbosco Agbakwuru A member of the House of Representatives, Teejay Yusuf, has appealed to the European Union, EU and the United Kingdom, UK to emulate the United States and place visa ban to those who manipulate the electoral process against the choice of the majority. Honorable Yusuf, who …

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Nigeria’s public service not dumping ground — FG

By Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja The Federal Government has described the Nigerian public service as its engine room, saying it is not a dumping ground for people who have nothing to offer to societal development. Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha stated this on Thursday in Abuja at the unveiling …

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Bayelsa drags FG, Akwa Ibom to Supreme Court over Soku oil wells

Bayelsa State government has filed a suit before the Supreme Court seeking to stop the Federal Government from further paying monthly statutory allocation from Soku oil wells to Rivers State. In the suit filed in Abuja, according to Channels TV, Bayelsa State Government is invoking the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, which enables a …

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PDP laments growing insecurity in Ekiti

It’s a general issue in the country — APC By Rotimi Ojomoyela – Ado-Ekiti The Ekiti State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), has expressed concern over the increasing wave of murder and kidnapping in the state. The party called on Governor Kayode Fayemi to show more interest on the issue of security in the …

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Fuel, Electricity tariff hike: FG to convene meeting over Labour threat — Ngige

Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja The Federal Government on Thursday said it will convene meeting with its relevant agencies and Ministries over the recent threat by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, that government should revert back to old prices of fuel and electricity tariff. Minister of Labour …

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Insecurity challenges can be addressed through intelligence gathering ― IGP

IGP, Mr. Mohammed Adamu By Francis Efe – Warri Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday said the insecurity challenges in the country can be largely addressed through effective intelligence generation by the State Intelligence Bureau, SIB. The Inspector General of Police made this statement in Warri, Delta State, during the occasion of …

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FG to begin work on Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail line soon — Amaechi

By Dirisu Yakubu – Ibadan The federal government will commence work on Port Harcourt-Bonny-Maiduguri railway corridor as soon as the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge is completed, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has assured. Amaechi however added that the planned commencement is subject to approval by the Federal Executive Council, FEC. The Minister stated this in Ibadan, …

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Buhari signs Police Bill 2020 into law

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020. President Buhari in a memo dated September 16, 2020, communicated his assent to the Bill to the National Assembly, through the Clerk of the legislature. A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and …

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Recovered Loots: EFCC, ICPC agree to transfer records to central database

Malami launches Central Criminal Justice Information System As UK calls for transparency, efficient management of recovered assets EFCC By Ikechukwu Nnochiri – Abuja Heads of anti-corruption agencies in the country, on Thursday, agreed to transfer all their assets recovery records to a new central database that is domiciled at the Federal Ministry of Justice. They made …

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Niger paying salaries to 333 dead civil servants; N5bn stolen in 2 years

Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani By Wole Mosadomi – Minna Three hundred and thirty-three certified “dead civil servants” have been uncovered to be on the payroll of  Niger state government for the past two years. Besides the unbelievable revelation of the dead, N207M has also been uncovered as being stolen and paid as salaries to fake …

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Fayemi promises not to renege on payment of gratuity

Kayode Fayemi By Rotimi Ojomoyela – Ado-Ekiti As part of steps taken by the Ekiti State government to gradually defray the backlog of gratuity owed the retirees, no fewer than 52 pensioners were given cheques worth several millions of naira as gratuities on Thursday. The State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi who handed out the cheques in …

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Ugwuanyi hails IGP Abubakar for additional Police Area Command in Enugu

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has expressed the immense gratitude of his administration to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, for approving the permanent site of the Police Area Command Headquarters, Orba, in Udenu Local Government Area of the state, to enhance the security of the area and its jurisdiction. Speaking …

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Niger Delta govs see 13% derivation as free money ― Rep Dagogo 

By Tordue Salem – Abuja A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Dagogo Farah, has accused governors of the Niger Delta of prodigal expenditure of the thirteen per cent derivation allocated to them from oil sales. The lawmaker from Rivers State said this in an interview with VANGUARD on Thursday. “This is a very …

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Dollar has affected price of gold, says Taiwo, CEO Accolade Jewellers

CEO of Accolade Jewellers, Kolade Taiwo. The  CEO of Accolade Jewellers, Kolade Taiwo, has lamented that the high exchange rate between the American dollars and Nigerian naira has negatively impacted the price of gold in the local market. Speaking in an interview with reporters in Lagos, Kolade Taiwo said the prevailing harsh economic conditions have made …

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Edo 2020: CODER mobilises 50 election observers, sues for peace

Ahead of the Edo State gubernatorial election slated for this Saturday, a non-governmental organization, Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reforms (CODER) has mobilized over 50 observers to monitor the electoral processes and the political developments in the state. CODER, in a statement on Thursday by its national coordinator, Mr. Temitope Shaba and spokesman, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, …

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FG reviews treasury forms, accounting documents for digital compliance

President Muhammadu Buhari The Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, OAGF, has commenced a comprehensive review of treasury forms and other accounting source documents in use in all ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs, of the Federal Government. A statement by Henshaw Ogubike, Director, Information, Press and Public Relations, noted that the review was in exercise …

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Edo polls: Do-or-die mentality, threat to free, fair elections — Buhari

Urges Parties, security, candidates to behave responsibly By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that the do-or-die mentality to politics was a threat to free and fair elections because the actors are more focused on winning than caring about a fair outcome that reflects the will of the people. President Buhari in a message to …

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Why I resigned — Babalakin

Dr. Wale Babalakin Dr. Wale Babalakin(SAN) has stated the reasons he resigned, on Thursday, as the Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Lagos, UNILAG. His resignation came few hours after the Special Visitation Panel set up by the Federal Government to look into the affairs of the university submitted its report to the …

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