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FG approves fresh N28bn budget support for 35 states

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government has approved fresh budget support loan facility for 35 states across the country. Each of the states will get N800m, totaling N28bn to meet their salaries and other obligations. The Minister of Budget and National Planning,  Udoma Udoma, disclosed this to State House Correspondents on

FG approves fresh N28bn budget support for 35 states

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government has approved fresh budget support loan facility for 35 states across the country. Each of the states will get N800m, totaling N28bn to meet their salaries and other obligations. The Minister of Budget and National Planning,  Udoma Udoma, disclosed this to State House Correspondents on

Buhari approves 30-member committee for new minimum wage

Ife Ogunfuwa President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a thirty-member tripartite National Minimum Wage committee in commencement of negotiations for a new wage for Nigerian workers. The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, in a statement by its Deputy Director (Press), Samuel Olowookere, on Thursday, said the members

Buhari approves 30-member committee for new minimum wage

Ife Ogunfuwa President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a thirty-member tripartite National Minimum Wage committee in commencement of negotiations for a new wage for Nigerian workers. The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, in a statement by its Deputy Director (Press), Samuel Olowookere, on Thursday, said the members

FG sets up burial committee for Ekwueme

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government has set up a committee saddled with the responsibility of organising a state burial for a former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme,  who died on Sunday in London. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, made the announcement at a meeting of the

My madam locks me up, whenever she travels, says rescued home help

Photos of a 13-year-old female home help who was reportedly rescued by the police after being abused by her boss are going viral online. According to multiple reports, 13-year-old Nkechi Oseh was locked up by her boss, one Betty Ifeoma, a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company at their

Egypt police kill three Islamists in shoot-out

Egyptian police killed three alleged Islamist militants in a shootout and arrested nine belonging to the Lewaa al-Thawra group that assassinated an army general last year, the interior ministry said Thursday. Lewaa al-Thawra surfaced in 2016 to claim several attacks in Cairo, including the assassination of an army brigadier general

NLC alarmed over Boko Haram resurgence, extols Ekwueme

“The Nigeria Labour Congress wishes to commiserate with the government and people of Adamawa State over the killing of 50 worshippers in Mubi by a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber.

‘Maina’s reinstatement letter didn’t emanate from my office’

Malami stated this on Thursday when he appeared before members of House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee investigating the “disappearance, reappearance, reinstatement and promotion of Maina’’.

Interpol rescues 16-year-old Nigerian, 499 others from traffickers, arrests 40

Forty people are facing prosecution after police raids in west and central Africa rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking, including a 16-year-old Nigerian girl, Interpol said on Thursday. Raids were carried out in Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal as part of a German foreign ministry funded initiative targeting

PHOTOS: Oba of Benin visits Buhari

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, on Thursday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. See Photos: Credit: buharisallau

NHRC denies indicting presidency in report

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday said its draft of a report on North-East Human Rights Assessment did not in anyway, indict the Presidency or any Federal or State Government official.

Maina: Senate indicts EFCC, says seized 222 properties ‘shared’

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate ad hoc committee set up to investigate the controversial reinstatement of former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdul-Rasheed Maina, has indicted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The Senate, at the plenary on Thursday, further asked the ad hoc committee to

NHRC denies indicting presidency, others

The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday said its draft of report on North-East Human Rights Assessment did not in anyway indict the Presidency or any Federal or State Government official. Acting Executive Secretary of the commission, Mrs Oti Ovrawah, stated this at a news conference in Abuja. Oti said

Britain sends envoy to Zimbabwe ahead of inauguration

Britain’s Africa minister Rory Stewart arrived in Zimbabwe on Thursday for wide-ranging talks, ahead of the inauguration of a new president following Robert Mugabe’s dramatic departure. Stewart is due to meet political and business leaders, as well as human rights groups and NGOs, the UK foreign ministry said in a

AGF denies approving Maina’s reinstatement

By John Ameh The Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has denied that he ordered the reinstatement of the former Chairman Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina. The AGF, who appeared before an investigative panel of the House of Representatives in Abuja on Thursday, claimed that Maina’s

BREAKING: Senate okays two RECs, rejects one

Leke Baiyewu The Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of Ambassador Rufus Akeju (Lagos) and Dr. Mahmuda Isah (Kebbi) as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The lawmakers however rejected the nomination of Ahmad Bello Mahmud based on the recommendation by the Senate Committee on INEC in

Sudan needs protection from US, Al-Bashir tells Putin

Khartoum needs protection from Washington’s aggressive actions as the situation in Sudan is the result of U.S. policy, President Omar Al-Bashir told his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Thursday. “In the end, it turned out that our country split into two parts, which resulted in a worsening of the situation,

US plotting to discredit World Cup, says Russian senator  

A top Russian senator said on Thursday he had credible evidence of the United States plotting to “discredit” the 2018 World Cup his country is staging for the first time. The claim came as Russia prepares to host the June 14-July 15 global showpiece in the heat of a diplomatic

Zimbabwe grants Mugabe immunity

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. According to the source, Mugabe was assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation. Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe for close