10 Things To Know This Thursday Morning- Newspaper Review

10 Things To Know This Thursday Morning- Newspaper Review

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…

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

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

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…

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Breaking: House Of Reps Directs Buhari To Increase Minimum Wage

Breaking: House Of Reps Directs Buhari To  Increase Minimum Wage

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…

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Benue State Governor Ortom Admits His failure To Pay Workers

Benue State Governor Ortom Admits His failure To Pay Workers

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…

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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

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…

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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

 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…

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Government And Management Responsible For Inglorious Uniabuja

Government And Management Responsible For Inglorious Uniabuja

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…

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Dave Umahi: IPOB Members Are Miscreants And Need Rhabilitation

Dave Umahi: IPOB Members Are Miscreants And Need Rhabilitation

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…

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Hope For The North East As Air Force Clears Boko Haram

 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…

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Presidency Insists Buhari Is Working

Presidency Insists Buhari Is Working

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….

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