Nine infractions that informed suspension of NHIS Executive Secretary

20 October 2018
Nine infractions that informed suspension of NHIS Executive Secretary

Governing Council of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has released a list of infractions that eventually prompted Thursday’s indefinite suspension of embattled Executive Secretary of the Scheme, Mr Usman Yusuf....

NHIS boss defies suspension order, resumes at work

20 October 2018
NHIS boss defies suspension order, resumes at work

Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, Mr Usman Yusuf, suspended indefinitely by the governing council of NHIS on Thursday, resumed work on Friday, ignoring resolution of the council. It...

Nnamdi Kanu surfaces in Isreal

20 October 2018
Nnamdi Kanu surfaces in Isreal

Mr Emmanuel Kanu, younger brother to leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu, said on Friday that his brother was alive. Emmanuel said that Nnamdi was...

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 60 dead

20 October 2018
Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 60 dead

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 60 people and injuring dozens more, police said....

FG cuts budget, proposes N8.6tn for 2019

19 October 2018
FG cuts budget, proposes N8.6tn for 2019

Federal Government on Thursday proposed a smaller budget size of N8.6tn for 2019 fiscal year in contrast to N9.1tn for 2018. It also projected a total revenue of N7.9tn as...

Buhari, Service Chiefs meet over 2019 elections

19 October 2018
Buhari, Service Chiefs meet over 2019 elections

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with the heads of security agencies to review the country’s security situation ahead of 2019 elections. The meeting, which held under the auspices of...

Senate stands down electoral bill consideration

19 October 2018
Senate stands down electoral bill consideration

Senate on Thursday halted consideration of Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for third reading and passage, until Tuesday. The bill, captured on the Order Paper, was stood down at plenary...

Why NHIS executive secretary was suspended again

19 October 2018
Why NHIS executive secretary was suspended again

Abuja head office of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was on Thursday thrown into jubilation following announcement of the suspension of Mr Usman Yusuf. This is the second time in...

Senate passes FCT University of Science and Technology Establishment Bill

19 October 2018
Senate passes FCT University of Science and Technology Establishment Bill

Senate on Thursday passed Federal Capital Territory (FCT) University of Science and Technology (Establishment) Bill, 2018. The proposed university is to be owned and run by FCT Administration with campus...

Ogun Assembly confirms appointment of Chief Judge

19 October 2018
Ogun Assembly confirms appointment of Chief Judge

Ogun State House of Assembly Thursday confirmed Mrs Mosunmola Dipeolu as substantive chief judge of the state. The lawmakers said Dipeolu, who was the acting chief judge, was found eligible...

Kaduna imposes 24-hour curfew on community

19 October 2018
Kaduna imposes 24-hour curfew on community

Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24 hour curfew on Kasuwan Magani community. Kasuwan Magani is situated in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The curfew is with immediate...

G9 raises alarm over ‘Okada’ riders invasion of the south

19 October 2018
G9 raises alarm over ‘Okada’ riders invasion of the south

PRESS RELEASE G9 is alarmed at the sudden invasion of the Southern and Middle Belt states by Okada riders from the core North, particularly from the North West zone of...

FG pegs doctors’ residency training at 7 years; to enforce ‘no work, no pay’

18 October 2018
FG pegs doctors’ residency training at 7 years; to enforce ‘no work, no pay’

Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved a White Paper that will ensure drastic changes in federal public service. The White Paper was produced from report of technical committee on industrial...

Senate in rowdy session over sitting arrangement

18 October 2018
Senate in rowdy session over sitting arrangement

Senate on Wednesday began plenary on a rowdy note as senators disagree on where former Senate Minority Leader, Mr Godswill Akpabio, should sit. Akpabio had wanted to react to fears...

Police promote 3 AIGs, 4 commissioners

18 October 2018
Police promote 3 AIGs, 4 commissioners

Police Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday approved the promotion of three Assistant-Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to the rank of Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs). The commission also approved...

NYSC bans Benue varsity graduates from national service

18 October 2018
NYSC bans Benue varsity graduates from national service

Management of Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi, is investigating challenges that led to the banning of prospective corps members from the institution from being mobilised for the mandatory National Youth...

Youths’ desperation to cross Mediterranean Sea hurts Nigeria - Buhari

17 October 2018
Youths’ desperation to cross Mediterranean Sea hurts Nigeria - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said sheer desperation of Nigerian youths to travel through Sahara Desert and Mediterranean Sea, in search of menial jobs in Europe, was injurious to the pride...

Fayemi makes first appointments as Ekiti gov

17 October 2018
Fayemi makes first appointments as Ekiti gov

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Kayode Fayemi, has announced his first set of appointments. In a statement released on Tuesday evening, the governor named Mr Abiodun Oyebanji as Secretary to the...

Ondo workers, pensioners protest non-payment of allowances

17 October 2018
Ondo workers, pensioners protest non-payment of allowances

Civil servants and pensioners in Ondo State on Tuesday protested against alleged refusal of the state government to pay their salaries and allowances from the Paris Club refund. The pensioners...

Three dead as plane crashes into crowd

15 October 2018
Three dead as plane crashes into crowd

A small plane has crashed in central Germany, killing two women and a boy. The single-engine Cessna hit a group of people clustered by an airfield on Wasserkuppe mountain near...

Buhari commissions 62 NAF cadets in Kaduna

14 October 2018
Buhari commissions 62 NAF cadets in Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commissioned 62 pilot officers and second lieutenants of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) into Nigerian Air Force (NAF). The president said the 62 cadets’ addition into...

Pipeline fire kills 16 people in Abia - NNPC

13 October 2018
Pipeline fire kills 16 people in Abia - NNPC

Sixteen people were killed after a fire broke out on Friday on an oil pipeline in the southeast of Nigeria, a spokesman for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation told Reuters....

Aircraft catches fire in Lagos

13 October 2018
Aircraft catches fire in Lagos

A turboprop aircraft belonging to Overland Airways was on Friday severely damaged by fire while parked at the airline’s hanger at General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos....

Religious leaders call for immediate release of Leah Sharibu

13 October 2018
Religious leaders call for immediate release of Leah Sharibu

Eight months after her abduction, religious leaders in Nigeria have reiterated calls for the release of Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, without further delay. Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN),...

Senate confirms 22 NPC commissioners, rejects one

12 October 2018
Senate confirms 22 NPC commissioners, rejects one

Senate has confirmed 23 commissioners for National Population Commission (NPC). The commissioners confirmed on Thursday by the lawmakers are Nwanne Nwabusi (Abia), Clifford Zirra (Adamawa), Chidi Ezeoke (Anambra), Isa Buratai...

Sultan inaugurates foundation to promote peace

12 October 2018
Sultan inaugurates foundation to promote peace

Sultan of Sokoto, Mr Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has inaugurated the Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development aimed at promoting peaceful coexistence as well as strengthen maternal and child health services...

Oyo celebrates twins festival Saturday

12 October 2018
Oyo celebrates twins festival Saturday

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Oyo State government will on Saturday October 13, 2018 celebrate the first edition of twins festival in Igboora area of the state. The state Commissioner for Information,...

Buhari signs Executive Order to collect taxes on foreign assets of Nigerians

11 October 2018
Buhari signs Executive Order to collect taxes on foreign assets of Nigerians

Federal government is stepping up regulations on money laundering and tax evasion by releasing a new Executive Order tagged ‘Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme (VOARS).’ The new Executive Order (008)...

Senate committee approves Buhari’s N242bn for 2019 elections

11 October 2018
Senate committee approves Buhari’s N242bn for 2019 elections

Senate Committee on Appropriation has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for virement of N242 billion under 2018 Appropriation Act to conduct 2019 general elections. Chairman of the committee, Mr Danjuma...

Senate confirms Buhari’s nominees into CBN, AMCON

11 October 2018
Senate confirms Buhari’s nominees into CBN, AMCON

Senate has confirmed Mr Folashodun Shonubi as Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Mr Muiz Banire as chairman governing board of Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON)....

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking 'hell' storm mauls US

11 October 2018
Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking 'hell' storm mauls US

The most powerful hurricane ever to hit north-west Florida has flooded beach towns, submerging homes and snapping trees like twigs. Hurricane Michael - a category three storm with 125mph (200km/h)...

Buhari writes Saraki, declines assent to 15 bills

10 October 2018
Buhari writes Saraki, declines assent to 15 bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to Senate President Bukola Saraki to express his decision to decline assent to 15 bills. Following the president’s letter, Senate on Tuesday resolved to set...

Buhari seeks NASS approval for another $2.78bn loan

10 October 2018
Buhari seeks NASS approval for another $2.78bn loan

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested a National Assembly resolution to raise $2.78 billion from the International Capital Market for part-funding of 2018 budget. Mr Buhari’s request came in a letter...

Nigeria’s economy performing poorly – IMF

10 October 2018
Nigeria’s economy performing poorly – IMF

Growth prospects in Africa are being held down by poor economic development in Nigeria, South Africa and Angola, the International Monetary Fund has said. The Breton Woods institution, which said...

Nigeria again ranked highest on inequality index

10 October 2018
Nigeria again ranked highest on inequality index

For the second time, Nigeria has been ranked the country with the highest inequality among its citizens by OXFAM. OXFAM, a global civil society body that fights against injustice, and...

Nigeria needs president who understands the economy —Obasanjo

10 October 2018
Nigeria needs president who understands the economy —Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said yesterday Nigeria needed a President who understands the economy. Obasanjo, who stated this at Foursquare Gospel Church’s annual public lecture in Lagos, quoted the words...

Teachers must get their reward on earth - TRCN boss

10 October 2018
Teachers must get their reward on earth - TRCN boss

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Mr Olusegun Ajiboye, has called for better treatment of teachers in the country, saying Nigerian teachers must enjoy their rewards...

Minimum wage: Stalemate as FG insists on N25,000

09 October 2018
Minimum wage: Stalemate as FG insists on N25,000

Negotiations by Tripartite Committee on a new National Minimum Wage have run into a stalemate, following the Federal Government’s stance that it cannot afford more than N25,000 per month. But...

Water scarcity cause of farmer-herder crisis - Tinubu

09 October 2018
Water scarcity cause of farmer-herder crisis - Tinubu

All Progressives Congress chieftain, Mr Bola Tinubu, has asked the government to immediately convert unused land to grazing routes as this will curb incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen. Tinubu...

CJN warns lawyers against delays, says Supreme Court has cases till 2021

09 October 2018
CJN warns lawyers against delays, says Supreme Court has cases till 2021

Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Mr Walter Onnoghen, has warned lawyers not to engage in actions that cause delay in cases at Supreme Court. The warning is aimed at ensuring the speedy...





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