Executive asked us to cut MDAs’ budgets for 2019 elections – Senator The Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, Rafiu Ibrahim, says the Senate’s decision to review the supplementary budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies for the 2019 general elections is based on a request from the Executive. He said the insinuations that the senate...... read more
It’s N30, 000 or strike - NLC The Nigeria Labour Congress has threatened to go on strike if the Federal Government fails to approve and implement the N30,000 minimum wage recommended by the tripartite committee. The General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, Mr Musa Lawal, said this while reacting to comments by the Minister of Information, Lai...... read more
FG denies approving N30,000 minimum wage The Federal Government said on Wednesday the N30,000 minimum wage proposal contained in the report of the tripartite committee set up by the Federal Government was still a recommendation and had not been approved. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who spoke with State House correspondents after the weekly...... read more
Labour strike: Aviation unions vow to cripple local, international flights The unions in the country’s aviation sector have declared their intentions to partake in the indefinite strike scheduled to begin on November 6. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had announced the strike as a means to press home the demands for an upward review of minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000....... read more
NHIS crisis: Reps panel begins probe An ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives has begun an investigative hearing into the raging crisis at the National Health Insurance Scheme. The committee, which is headed by Mr Nicholas Ossai, is already grilling the Chairman of the Governing Council of the NHIS, Dr. Enyantu Ifenne, on why it...... read more
BREAKING: Buhari visits Kaduna to intervene in crisis President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Kaduna State. His visit is part of efforts aimed at finding a lasting solution to the consistent killings in the state in recent times. Buhari is expected to meet with religious and traditional leaders as well as other stakeholders. Details later…  ... read more
APGA explains Ararume’s emergence Imo State Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Peter Ezeobi, at the weekend, said that the party’s choice of Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume as the governorship standard bearer of the party in the state was a landmark decision collectively taken to ensure the party emerges victorious in next year’s poll....... read more
INEC blocks APC from fielding candidates in Zamfara for 2019 elections The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has banned the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC from fielding candidates for elective positions in Zamfara state for the 2019 elections. According to the electoral body, the decision was taken as a result of the failure of the party to elect its candidates within the...... read more
NJC recommends two judges for dismissal The National Judicial Council has recommended the dismissal of two judges to President Muhammadu Buhari. According to a statement by the Director of Information of the NJC, Mr. Soji Oye, on Thursday, the dismissed judges are, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court and Justice James Agbadu-Fishim of the National...... read more
Buhari, Aisha arrive New York for UNGA President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York to attend the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) which officially opened on Sept. 18. The president who was accompanied by his wife, Aisha, departed the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Sunday morning and had arrived...... read more
National Assembly pospones resumption to October 9 The National Assembly says it has postponed its resumption to October 9, 2018. The lawmakers had been on recess since July. They were to resume on Tuesday but has now been postponed. A statement issued by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori informed the lawmakers of the postponement in...... read more
Buhari overrules IGP's order on Adeleke's invitation President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday stopped the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, from inviting the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the governorship election slated for Saturday in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke. The police had earlier invited Adeleke to the Force Headquarters in Abuja for the purpose of...... read more
Again, court summons Saraki on fresh criminal complaint A Grade I Area Court in Aco Estate, Lugbe, Abuja, has ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to serve a summons on the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to compel him to face a criminal complaint initiated against him by a private lawyer in respect of the bloody bank...... read more
We are no longer investigating Kemi Adeosun - ICPC The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission said on Monday that it had stopped investigations into the use of a forged exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps by a former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. The ICPC stated this just as the NYSC said it had...... read more
President Buhari appoints Zainab Ahmed as Kemi Adeosun’s replacement President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, as the replacement for Kemi Adeosun who resigned as the minister for finance on Friday. Adeosun resigned earlier on Friday, more than 60 days after she was accused of forging her NYSC exemption letter. “President...... read more
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