Governor Nasir el-Rufai Reveals Why Some People, Are Scared Of Restructuring

Mallam Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State in northern Nigeria The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has disclosed that the reason why some people and groups are scared about restructuring was because restructuring would affect their political viability. This was made known through a statement by his Special Adviser to the Governor (Media and Communication), Mr Muyiwa Adekeye via speech by the governor titled, ‘Restructuring is a national endeavour, let’s realise it together’, and shared by the governor on his social media handles. The governor called for a collective…

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Nigeria Army Demotes General Adeniyi Over Leaked Video

Following what the Nigerian Army described as ‘violating social media guidelines’ the former Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, was on Monday convicted by a military court martial sitting in Abuja. The court martial also demoted the General.  The Army said the tribunal found Adeniyi guilty of violating military social media guidelines and ordered his demotion by at least three years. Adeniyi’s aide, Private Tokunbo Obanla, who was prosecuted alongside the general, was also found guilty and sentenced to 28 days in jail with hard labour.…

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Boko Haram Rampaging, Buhari Helpless, Security Totally Collapsed – PDP

President Buhari of Nigeria appears to have no further ideas about managing heightened insecurity in Africa’s most populous nation Following the horrid slaughtering of rice farmers in Borno State despite the army claiming that Boko Haram has been degraded, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hit hard at President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) regime, which he leads. The PDP said it is now obvious that Buhari and his government have become helpless as the nation’s security deteriorates to all-time low. The PDP in a statement titled, “PDP…

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2021 Budget Allocation For Road Maintenance Paltry, Says Senate

Nigeria’s Senate has said the country would require N400 billion for the maintenance of 35,000 kilometers of federal roads across the country. The upper house also described the N38 billion earmarked for road maintenance in the 2021 budget estimates as paltry compared to the serious maintenance required on the nation’s federal roads. It is no longer news that most federal roads in the country have failed due to lack of maintenance, which has made travelling by road across Nigeria a harrowing experience. Following this gaping challenge, the National Assembly Joint…

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Eight Months After, ASUU To Call Off Strike

At long last, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has agreed to call of the strike action, which started some eight months ago. The leadership of the union, we gathered, reached the consensus during a meeting with the government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday. At the meeting too, the government pledged to pay N40 billion as the Earned Allowance and N30bn for the revitalisation of the university system bringing the total payment to N70 billion. It was also…

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Fuel Price Hike, Organised Labour, FG To Meet December 7

Nigeria’s government and the organised labour agreed one week for consultation over the demand for the reversal of the pump price of petrol, which was hiked arbitrarily within days to nearly N170 per litre. Those in the meeting from the government side include the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajia Sadiya Farouk; Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo; Minister of State (Power), Jeddy Agba; and Minister of State (Petroleum), Timipriye Sylva. There were also the GMD of NNPC, Mele Kyari; the Chairman/CEO, National Electricity Regulatory Commission…

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N2billion Money Laundering Suit: Abdulrasheed Maina’s Court Trial Goes On Without Him

The Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja division has commenced the trial of a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, in his absence a day after the court remanded Senator Ali Ndume in Kuje prison for failing to produce him in court. Maina, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on N2bn money laundering charges, had last attended court on July 2, 2020, during the cross-examination of the sixth prosecution witness by his legal team. However, he failed to attend subsequent…

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N2billion Money Laundering Case: Justice Abang Remands Senator Ndume In Prison As Maina Jumps Bail

Abdulrasheed Maina (left) who allegedly jumped bail and Senator Ali Ndume who stood for him The last is yet to be heard of the ongoing court case involving the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina as the The Federal High Court in Abuja today (Monday November 23, 20200 ordered the remand of Senator Ali Ndume over his inability to produce Maina, who has jumped bail in respect of his ongoing N2bn money laundering trial. Justice Okon Abang ordered that he Senator who stood surety for…

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Negotiations: Labour Leaders Walkout Of Meeting With Nigeria Government

The organized labour unions in Nigeria on Sunday stagged a walkout from a meeting between them and the Federal Government on the hikes in fuel pump price and the electricity tariff as the meeting ended in disarray. The dialogue, which was meant to take updates on the implementation of resolutions reached during the three previous meetings, ended abruptly barely 10 minutes after it commenced at the Presidential Villa banquet hall, Abuja. The meeting had started at 8:18 pm when the Trade Union Congress (TUC) President, Quadri Olaleye, raised the issue…

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#ENDSARS Protest: Akwa Ibom State Lifts Curfew

Finally, the Akwa Ibom State government has lifted the curfew, which was imposed on the state following widespread violence that erupted during the #ENDSARS protests in the state. The state was one of the states hit when hoodlums hijacked the protest following the military shooting of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State. The Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ini Emem Obong, in a statement at the weekend said the discontinuation order followed the return of normalcy and widespread consultation with the security agencies in the state.…

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