I signed revised 2020 budget to mitigate Covid-19 effect, says Buhari

• MDAs To Get 50% End Of July President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, signed into law, the revised N10.8 trillion budget for the year 2020 passed by the National Assembly in June. In his remarks, President Buhari said the revised Appropriation Act 2020 became necessary in response to recent developments, in particular, the COVID-19 Pande “Crude oil […]

Sex bill pits students against lecturers

• It’s Bound To Fail – Lecturers• No, It’ll Correct Rot In Tertiary Institutions – Students• ‘This Provides Legal Framework To Treat Sexual Harassment As Crime’• FIDA, WORDOC, Other activists Describe Bill As Welcome Development Mixed reactions have continued to trail the Sexual Harassment Bill recently passed by the senate ostensibly to check the increasing rate […]

Reps disagree with FG on WASSCE

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education, Julius Ihonvbere on Friday questioned the new directive of the Federal Government on West Africa Examination Council (WAEC). The lawmaker in a press statement frowned at the directive to halt participation of students in the forthcoming examination due to COVID-19. He noted that the […]

IMPEACHMENT: Ondo Assembly tells CJ to constitute panel to investigate allegations against deputy gov

A call has been made to the Ondo State Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, to immediately set up a panel to investigate the allegations levelled against embattled deputy governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi. The call was made in a letter to the Ondo State CJ on Thursday which was issued by the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Bamidele […]

FG scratches surface as NIPOST suffocates under pressures

Federal government recently said it will carve out three subsidiary companies out of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) with the hopes of turning around the fortunes of the tottering giant. According to Alex Okoh, director-general, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), three commercial ventures to be carved out of NIPOST as NIPOST Properties and Development Company; […]

We’re focused on conducting WASSCE — WAEC

The Ghana Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said it is focused on conducting this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), in spite of reports that Nigeria has withdrawn from the examination. Nigeria, with a total of 1,549,463 candidates, has reportedly backtracked on its decision to participate in the forthcoming […]

Masari wasted N52.6b from security escrow account, bizman tells EFCC

Katsina State Government has squandered N52.6 billion in the last five years from the state’s security escrow account, a Kaduna-based business mogul and Chairman of Dialogue Group Limited, Alhaji Mahdi Shehu, has alleged in a petition to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, Shehu stated that while Katsina was battling with […]

Passengers want sustainability of COVID-19 protocol as flights resume

After three months, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, resumed commercial operations on a slow note yesterday. Except for some VIPs shuttles, the nation’s airspace was on lockdown since March 30. By 9:00a.m. yesterday, passengers started trickling in their numbers to board the 11:00a.m. Arik flight to Lagos. As required, they complied with the safety […]