Reps Commence Public Hearing On NGO Bill

Reps Commence Public Hearing On NGO Bill

The bill which has come under heavy criticisms seeks to set up a Federal Agency to be known as the NGO Regulatory Commission to regulate activities of NGO’s and civil society organisations, CSOs, across Nigeria. The hearing has in attendance Civil society organisations, religious leaders among others. Speaker Yakubu Dogara is represented by the chairman of the House Committee on Finance, Babangida Ibrahim. Declaring the public hearing opened, Ibrahim said, “The roles of the CSO…

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Stop Blame Game, Create Jobs, Saraki Tells FG

Stop Blame Game, Create Jobs, Saraki Tells FG

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has stated that it will be futile for the current administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari to blame past administrations for the spate of unemployment in the country. He called on the Federal Government to do more in creating jobs for the teeming youths in the country. Saraki also called for closer coordination between the agencies of the Federal Government in charge of youth development and job creation. He stated…

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Tinubu, Akande, Ajimobi To Welcome Alao-Akala, Folarin, Others To APC – Saturday

Tinubu, Akande, Ajimobi To Welcome Alao-Akala, Folarin, Others To APC – Saturday

All arrangements have been concluded to formally welcome former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, on Saturday. Alao-Akala served as governor of Oyo State from 2007 to 2011 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Alao-Akala, who defected from PDP to the Labour Party (LP) prior to the 2015 general elections, is expected to lead other political heavyweights in the state to…

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Federal government to complete Lagos-Ibadan rail December 2018 – Amaechi

Federal government to complete Lagos-Ibadan rail December 2018 – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, on Tuesday, December 12, said the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line would be completed in December 2018. The minister made this known while inspecting the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line in Papalanto, Ogun state. Amaechi during the inspection said he was impressed with the level of ongoing construction work, stating that the contractors were facing some challenges which is slowing the pace of work. He also said that…

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OP-ED: Between The Umbrella And The Broom … By … SOC Okenwa

OP-ED: Between The Umbrella And The Broom … By … SOC Okenwa

This weekend opens the Peoples Democratic Party’s national (elective) convention in Abuja. For weeks and months now following the victory of the Ahmed Markafi-led faction in the Supreme Court there has been high-wire politics and political intrigues trailing the convention. The stakes are as high as expectations for a new course to be charted by the foremost opposition party in the country. Positions are up for grabs including the National Chairmanship zoned to the south…

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Bayelsa Assembly Moves To Outlaw Open Grazing

Bayelsa Assembly Moves To Outlaw Open Grazing

Bayelsa House of Assembly on Tuesday held a public hearing on a Bill seeking to prohibit open grazing of cattle in the state. The bill entitled “Cattle Breeding, Rearing, Marketing, Regulation and Control 2017’’ was sponsored by the Leader of the House, Mr Peter Akpe, representing Sagbama Constituency 1. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hearing was organised by House’s Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources and Security and Special Duties. Declaring…

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Edo Govt Promises To Clear Pension Debts By 2018

Edo Govt Promises To Clear Pension Debts By 2018

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, said the state government has paid off N6billion of the N10 billion pension arrears that accumulated between 1996 and 2000. Mr Obaseki made this known when he met with pensioners in the state on Monday to commemorate the 16th Annual National Pensioners’ Day in Benin City, the state capital adding that the N3.9b arrears backlog would be cleared before December 2018. He said that the arrears had accumulated between…

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APC Congratulate PDP New Chairman Uche Secondus

APC Congratulate PDP New Chairman Uche Secondus

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the newly elected National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus. This comes as a complete reversal of its earlier position on the election that brought Secondus to position of Chairman of PDP’s National Working Committee (NWC). Recall that the APC had claimed that reports of alleged rigging during Secondus’ election shows that PDP is rooted in corruption and cannot change.  However, in a statement Tuesday…

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Amaechi Reveals Why He Dumped PDP, Teamed Up With Buhari

Amaechi Reveals Why He Dumped PDP, Teamed Up With Buhari

Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi has revealed why he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Amaechi said his pursuit for change made him to dump the former ruling party forget APC. Speaking in Lagos, the former Rivers State Governor said he would have done otherwise by staying in PDP and fight for the change, but there was a need to cross over to APC because of his belief in President…

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Amaechi Reveals Why He Dumped PDP, Teamed Up With Buhari

Amaechi Reveals Why He Dumped PDP, Teamed Up With Buhari

Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi has revealed why he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Amaechi said his pursuit for change made him to dump the former ruling party for APC. Speaking in Lagos, the former Rivers State Governor said he would have done otherwise by staying in PDP and fight for the change, but there was a need to cross over to APC because of his belief in President…

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