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FG to subject public buildings in Nigeria to mandatory maintenance checks

FG to subject public buildings in Nigeria to mandatory maintenance checks

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the federal government has concluded plans to subject public buildings across the country to mandatory maintenance checks. Osinbajo stated this at the closing ceremony of the Construction Artisans Awards and Job Skills Expo in Abuja. The vice president, represented by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola,...

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President Buhari promises to rejig police and judiciary if re-elected

Presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress – APC, Muhammadu Buhari has promised to rejig the police and judiciary for better results in the fight against corruption, if re-elected on February 16. Addressing supporters in Abakaliki Township Stadium in a rally to officially flag off his campaign in the state, the president said his administration...

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EFCC files 10-count charge against former S.G.F, Babachir Lawal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has filed a 10-count charge against a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and five others. The charges were filed on Wednesday. Others included; Hamidu David Lawal, Sulaiman Abubakar, Apeh John Monday, Rholavision Engineering Limited and Josmon Technologies Limited. All the suspects are expected...

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NIMC stresses need for national identity numbers

Following the commencement of the mandatory use of National Identity Number – NIN this January by the National Identity Management Commission – NIMC, the commission is insisting that people yet to register to collect their NIN slips do so, while further listing the features of its permanent identity cards, when successfully collected. Speaking with Planet...

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ASUU issues warning to university VCs over non-compliance to ongoing strike

Academic Staff Union of Universities – ASUU has threatened that it would sanction some university vice chancellors who may have been uncooperative in the ongoing strike by the lecturers. ASUU President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi reacting to the allegation that some vice chancellors have been intimidating lecturers in their institution and have ordered them back to...

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Atiku visits US, to meet Nigerian business community

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party-PDP Atiku Abubakar yesterday arrived the United States of America to meet with the Nigerian business community in the U.S. According to a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibeh, Abubakar is also expected to meet with U.S. government officials during the visit. The PDP presidential hopeful who...

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FG to present proposed new Minimum Wage to National Council of State on January 22

Federal government says the proposed new National Minimum Wage will be presented to the National Council of State on January 22. The Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige disclosed this while speaking with State House correspondents after the National Economic Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja....

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Joint Health Sector Unions threatens to resume strike on January 31

Joint Health Sector Unions-JOHESU, has threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended on 30th May 2018 if the issues in dispute are not resolved before Thursday, 31st January this year. Issuing the strike notice in a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Doctor Chris Ngige, JOHESU Chairman, Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah noted...

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House of Representatives to commence debate on 2019 budget today

House of Representatives will today commence debate on the 2019 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 19 last year before the joint session of the national assembly. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who made the announcement during plenary yesterday, said the House will commence the second reading of the...

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FG orders NFIU to freeze bank accounts of CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen

The Federal Government has asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit to freeze the bank accounts of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. A letter from the office of the Attorney-General-AGF of the Federation says the order was in line with Executive Order 06 on the preservation of assets connected with corruption. In the...

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President Buhari seeks re-election to consolidate on his achievements in office

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is seeking re-election in the 2019 presidential election to consolidate on his achievements in the fight against corruption, insecurity and to ensure economic development. Buhari who made this known at a town hall meeting tagged ‘The Candidates organised by the media and also attended by his vice professor Yemi Osinbajo,...

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President Buhari launches New Nigerian passport with 10 years validity

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a new enhanced security Nigerian passport with 10-years validity. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, assisted by the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammed Babandede, who spoke with state House correspondents noted that apart from the 10-year validity, the passport had an enhanced and self-tracking application. According to the...

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President Buhari to release intervention fund to support research

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the creation of an intervention fund to support research in science and technology in the country. Buhari made the pledge in Enugu while declaring open the 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo organized by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology under the theme: ‘Science,...

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Presidency shortlists Adamu Mohammed as possible replacement of IGP Ibrahim Idris

The presidency has shortlisted an Assistant Inspector General of Police from Nasarawa State -AIG Adamu Mohammed as a possible replacement of the retiring Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. Reports say President Muhammadu Buhari will today officially name the replacement to Idris who is expected to retire from service on attainment of the mandatory 35 years...

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CCT adjourns proceedings against CJN, Walter Onnoghen, till January 22

The Danladi Umar-led three-man Code of Conduct Tribunal has adjourned proceedings involving the charges of non-declaration of assets preferred against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, till January 22. Umar ruled that the tribunal would hear Onnoghen’s motion challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal at the next proceedings. The tribunal adjourned the case...

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Political parties and candidates urged to sensitize members against electoral violence

Political parties and candidates have been urged to sensitize their members against electoral violence in order to pave way for free, fair and credible election in the upcoming polls. Speaking ahead of the 2019 general election, some Uyo residents who blamed the desperation of politicians on recurring violence during elections, urged the Federal Government to...

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South-South Governors urge Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen to ignore court summons

The South South governors have condemned what they decried as “assault” on the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen, telling him to ignore the court summons. The governors noted that the attempt to drag the CJN to the CCT was a grave and dangerous escalation of the assault on institutions of state, including...

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JAMB warns prospective candidates to adhere strictly to registration procedure for 2019 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board -JAMB has warned prospective candidates to adhere strictly to the registration procedure for the 2019 UTME to avoid creating issues for themselves. The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin gave the warning in an interview in Lagos. The registration of candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination...

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ASUU refutes having agreement with the federal government

The Academic Staff Union of Universities -ASUU, has refuted having any agreement with the federal government. In a statement it issued, ASUU inform the public and by extension students of Nigerian universities that “the union has not reached any agreement with Aso Rock. According to the national president of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, the ministry just...

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INEC releases Voting procedures for general elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission -INEC has released the voting procedures for the general elections. The electoral body made the announcement in an article entitled ‘How To Vote’ published on its website. With 36 days to the polls, INEC highlighted seven procedures the electorate should follow in casting their votes on the day of elections...