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10 Things To Know This Thursday Morning- Newspaper Review

10 Things To Know This Thursday Morning- Newspaper Review

Breaking, Business, Opinions, Politics
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 257 Nigerian Voluntary Returnees from Libya. They were stranded in their failed attempt to cross over to Europe. 2. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has revealed that the federal government would apply $3 billion in refinancing the legacy debts of the immediate past government of Goodluck Jonathan. According to Adeosun, the outlay is part of the $5.5 billion foreign loan being sourced from the International Financial Markets. 3. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has claimed the wife of the leader of Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, may have been killed during air strikes on Duruwa village in Borno. The Air Force, air
Nigeria Has Suffered Accidental Presidency Since 1999- Says Ghali Na’Abba

Nigeria Has Suffered Accidental Presidency Since 1999- Says Ghali Na’Abba

Breaking, Economy, Politics
Former Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Ghali Umar Na’Abba, has described all Nigerian presidents from 1999 till date as accidental leaders going by the process of their emergence. The former lawmaker said the faulty process of their emergence was responsible for the leadership problem facing Nigeria. He made these remarks at the 2016/2017 Matriculation and Fellowship Endowment Ceremony of the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) in Abuja. Na’Abba said accidental leadership brings about trial and error in governance, which he said had been Nigeria’s experience since 1999 till date. Claiming that the leadership recruitment process in the country has been hijacked by a few politicians, Na’Abba called for regular ‘tutorials’ for political leaders at all levels.
Breaking: House Of Reps Directs Buhari To  Increase Minimum Wage

Breaking: House Of Reps Directs Buhari To Increase Minimum Wage

Breaking, Business, Economy, Politics
The House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Minister of Labour and Employment to commence the process of negotiating an upward review of the current minimum wage. This followed the unanimous adoption of a motion moved by Rep. Peter Akpatason (Edo-APC), during plenary on Thursday. “The Minimum Wage Act of 2011 set the lowest payable salary at N18,000, but the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the National Employers Consultative Association (NECA) and the Federal Government have agreed to set up a joint review team to study and recommend an appropriate rate. “Labour unions have submitted names of their nominees and have made several requests for commencement of the review process, but government is yet to respond positively to the requests,” he said
Benue State Governor Ortom Admits His failure To Pay Workers

Benue State Governor Ortom Admits His failure To Pay Workers

Breaking, Economy, Politics
Many will criticise Samuel Ortom f0r myriad woes Benue State is currently facing but the Governor admits all blames even as he  says his government had failed in its responsibility of paying workers’ salaries. He admitted this in Markudi after meeting with national leaders of organised labour on Monday.o “A worker deserves his wages, but the Benue government has not been able to fulfill that obligation. We have failed the workers in this regard,” Ortom said in Makurdi, He, however, said that factors responsible for the inability of the state government to pay salaries were beyond it. “Government is worried by its inability to pay workers and has constituted a Joint Technical Committee, comprising civil servants and government officials, to look into the issues surro
Blame Us Not For Taking To Arms- Ipob Tells Buhari/S’East Governors

Blame Us Not For Taking To Arms- Ipob Tells Buhari/S’East Governors

Breaking, Economy, Politics
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari and the five governors of the south eastern states were working hard to criminalize it despite its non-violent stand. In a press release signed by Emma Powerful, media and publicity secretary of the group, he said the Buhari administration and the five governors were worried that despite the brazen provocation and attack against its leader and members, the group had remained non-violent. It said that President Buhari should be blamed if the group decided to shed its non-violent stand and take to arms as it has been pushed beyond limit. “It was the Nigerian government and her security operatives that brought violence into the Biafra agitation not IPOB. Should IPOB decide to engage in armed struggle at
Nigeria: Tiers Of Government Receive More Billion Naira As Citizens Bemoan Poor Governance

Nigeria: Tiers Of Government Receive More Billion Naira As Citizens Bemoan Poor Governance

Breaking, Business, Economy, Politics
 A total of N637.704 billion has been distributed as federal allocation among the Federal Government, State Governments and Local Government Councils for the month of August. A total of N467.852 billion was shared in July. A communiqué issued by the sub-Committee of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) of the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, at the end of the meeting held Thursday in Abuja, showed that the gross statutory revenue received for the month is N550.992 billion. Mrs Kenechukwu Offie, Director of Information, OAGF, in a statement said the shared amount comprise the Month’s Statutory distributable revenue of N550.992 billion and the Value Added Tax of N86.712 billion, making up N637.704 billion. From
Government And Management Responsible For Inglorious Uniabuja

Government And Management Responsible For Inglorious Uniabuja

Breaking, Education, Politics
As a University in the nation’s capital, it is the expectation of many that it should be a model in terms of standard of infrastructure, academic capacity, and ultimately be the envy of others. But after about 30 years since its inception, the struggle to attain both administrative and academic efficiency has been very real, daunting and embarrassing. The latest blow amid others in the past few years is the loss of National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation for courses – notably Political Science and Sociology. There has been a back and forth movement about the legitimacy of courses offered at the University after falling short of NUC accreditation criteria like teacher to students ratio, staff strength, functional and adequate infrastructures like classrooms, librar
Dave Umahi: IPOB Members Are Miscreants And Need Rhabilitation

Dave Umahi: IPOB Members Are Miscreants And Need Rhabilitation

Breaking, Opinions, Politics
Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, said on Tuesday the state government would rehabilitate members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who are from the state. Umahi, stated this during the second edition of Ebonyi Peace Summit held at Ezilo, headquarters of Ishielu local government area of the state. He said many IPOB members were brainwashed and deceived into joining the group because they were jobless and idle. He said governors in the South East are concerned about their (IPOB members) welfare and decided to empower them so that they can become useful to themselves and the society. He, however, added that the empowerment would be given to those who are ready to denounce the activities of the group and become law abiding citizens. “Therefore, I hereby dire

Hope For The North East As Air Force Clears Boko Haram

Breaking, Opinions
 Air Force Chief, Sadique Abubakar assures that Boko Haram kingpins including several of the terrorist group’s logistics strongholds have been wiped out. Abubakar said this on Saturday when he delivered a lecture to students of Senior Course 40 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Kaduna State. He spoke on ‘The Nigerian Air Force in Contemporary Warfare; the Chief of Air Staff’s Vision for Future Engagements’ The CAS said, “Nigerian Air Force air strikes in the North East have devastated and coerced the insurgents by limiting their freedom of action to operate openly and in mass, as was the case before. Equally, these punitive strikes have eradicated the insurgents’ ‘frontline’ leadership and logistics bases, thereby reducing their operational
Presidency Insists Buhari Is Working

Presidency Insists Buhari Is Working

Breaking, Economy, Politics
The Presidency has said contrary to claims by some section of Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is working. Personal Assistant to Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, made the declaration while presenting fact sheets on the Buhari’s administration. In a series of tweets via her social media page, the Presidential aide wrote: “What the noise was all about. What they did not want you to hear or See. But the government was not distracted. The fact sheets posted below her tweets reads in part: “Restoring the moral of Nigerian Military: Reorganizing and better equipping the Nigerian Armed Forces. “Purchase of 12 Super Tucano aircraft worth $600m to aid the Nigerian Military’s current operation in the North East. “Ensuring co
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