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Punish Coffin-Bearing Women Protesters, Group Urges Bayelsa Govt

A group of leaders from all the local government areas of Bayelsa State, under the auspices of the Bayelsa Restoration Caucus, has asked the government to punish those found wanting in the recent women protest in the state. Old women of between ages 60 and 70 years, working for the state-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma, had on Tuesday protested their ...

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Vocational Training, Apprenticeship Will Solve Nigeria’s Youth Unemployment Challenge, Says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says vocational training and reviving Nigeria’s apprenticeship culture will solve the youth unemployment problem in the country. According to Osinbajo, “It is my firm belief that reviving our apprenticeship culture forms a key part of the solution to the issues of skill shortages and youth unemployment. “We must seek to put learning back into apprenticeships, allow ...

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APC Debunks Fayose’s Claim To Use FUOYE VC To Rig Ekiti Poll

The All Progressives Congress  (APC) in Ekiti State has chided Governor Ayodele Fayose over his allegation that the party had colluded with the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Professor Kayode Soremekun, to recruit the students of the university to act as presiding officers to rig the July 14 governorship election in favour of APC. Fayose had on state ...

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FG Releases N1.3bn Earned Allowances For UNN Lecturers

Dr Ifeanyichukwu Abada, Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Nigeria Nsukka(UNN) chapter, says the Federal Government has released N1.3 billion as earned allowances of members of the union. Abada spoke to newsmen on Friday in Nsukka, at the end of an emergency congress of the union. He said the aim of the emergency congress was to inform ...

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Obi To Nigerians: Let’s Treat Education With The Seriousness It Deserves

A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has called for attitudinal change towards education among Nigerians. He decried the subsisting situation of, in his words, “the lack of treating education with the seriousness it deserves by classifying money spent on it as expenditure rather than investment”. Making this observation on a visit to Good Shepherd Anglican Academy, Lokoja, ...

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State Governors Draw Battle Line With NNPC Over Oil Revenue

The National Economic Council (NEC) has confirmed that the N526 billion and 21 billion dollars was under-paid to the federation account by some Federal Government revenue generating agencies between 2010 and 2015 including the NNPC. Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe state made the disclosure while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting of the Council, which was presided over by ...

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Abuja Court Adjourns Melaye’s Case Indefinitely On Health Grounds

Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of FCT High Court, Maitama, on Thursday adjourned indefinitely the trial of Senator Dino Melaye, being tried for allegedly giving false information. Melaye, representing Kogi West, was dragged to court on two counts bordering on giving false information, offences he denied committing. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the judge, on Wednesday, adjourned until May 17, and ordered ...

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Ex-PDP Chair, Ali Modu-Sherrif, Meets Buhari, Shuns Journalists

A former National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu-Sherrif, on Thursday avoided journalists after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari. The Punch reported that the meeting, which lasted about an hour, was held inside the President’s office. On arrival at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for the meeting about 2.40pm, Sherrif had promised to speak with ...

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Ekwunife, Danbazzau, Eweka, Zwingina, Elegbeleye, 69 Others Head APC State Congresses, Appeal Committees

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday inaugurated 5-member State Congress Committees to conduct Congresses in different states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday. Three-member committees were also inaugurated to entertain appeals that may arise from the State Congresses. Some State Congress Chairmen are Pius Odubu (Adamawa); Gen. Danjuma Danbazzau (Taraba); Prince Austin Eweka (Kano); Sen. Domingo Obende ...

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Ramadan: Corps Marshal Congratulates Muslims, Enjoins Safety

With the official announcement of commencement of Ramadan fast by the Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, His Eminence, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, following the sighting of the new moon, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has congratulated the Muslims on the commencement of  the spiritual exercise, ...

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