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Buhari Inaugurates Committee On Legislature, Judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, inaugurated the Presidential Implementation Committee on Autonomy of the State Legislature and State Judiciary at the State House, Abuja. The presidential committee is expected to ensure that the independence of the judiciary and legislature is maintained. Buhari’s speech, as well as photos from the inauguration, were shared on the verified Twitter handle of the Presidency. Part of ... Read More »

Army Chief Lauds Troops For Repelling Boko Haram Insurgents

The Chief of Army Staff (CAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has commended troops of Operayion Lafiya Dole for displaying great valour in repelling Boko Haram insurgents’ attack on Michika, Adamawa State. Buratai made the commendation during an operational visit to troops of 155 and 143 Task Force Battallion at Michika and Lassa. Buratai, who was represented by Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu, the ... Read More »

U.S. Cautions Stakeholders On Peaceful Re-Run Polls

 IGP deploys AIGs, CPs to ensure security in states INEC vacates court orders on Bauchi, Adamawa polls Releases timeline for conclusion of Rivers State’s exercise The United States of America has cautioned all political stakeholders to play according to the rule in tomorrow’s supplementary elections. It urged them to work towards credible and peaceful supplementary elections, even as it expressed ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Employers’ Union Warns FG On VAT Hike

Nigeria’s influential employers union has warned the Federal Government not to go ahead with a proposal to increase the Value-Added Tax (VAT) charged in the country. On March 19, the government announced that a new VAT regime might be put in place after the nation’s upper legislative chamber approved a long-awaited new minimum wage of N30, 000. Speaking at an ... Read More »

Tradermoni Still In Operation —Presidency

The TraderMoni scheme, other Government Enterprise and Empowerment micro-credit products (MarketMoni and FarmerMoni), a component of the Buhari administration’s Social Investment Programme are still very much in operation, the Presidency has said. Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this in a progress report on GEEP made available ... Read More »

Court Grants Leave To NASS, PASAN To Settle Dispute

The National Industrial Court on Thursday granted leave to the National Assembly and the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, to explore the possibility of out-of-court settlement. At the resumed hearing of pending applications, the claimant’s counsel, Mr Anthony Ameh and counsel to the fourth and fifth defendants, Mr Charles Yoila, both said they had motions before the court. Ameh’s motion, ... Read More »

Nigeria Ranks 85 On 2019 Global Happiness Report

As the world marks the International Day of Happiness, Nigeria is ranked 85 out of 156 countries and second in sub-Saharan Africa in 2019. This is according to the annual Global Happiness Policy Report produced by the Global Happiness Council, which was released Wednesday. It was edited by John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey D. Sachs, et al. Nigeria’s ranking ... Read More »

Buhari Rejects Five More Bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has again, on Wednesday, declined assent to five more Bills passed by the National Assembly. His latest rejection of the Bills brings to 26 the number of bills passed by the Eighth National Assembly and rejected by the President. In a letter addressed to Senate President Bukola Saraki and read at Wednesday plenary, the President listed the ... Read More »

FRSC Proffers Solution To Apapa Gridlocks

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says introduction of holding bay and an electronic call-up system among articulated vehicles can easily address the usual Apapa gridlocks in Lagos State. Mr Hyginus Omeje, the FRSC Lagos State Sector Commander, made the assertion on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “Until the permanent solution is ... Read More »

Workers Laud Senate For Approving N30,000 As Minimum Wage

A cross section of civil servants in the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday in Abuja lauded the Senate for approving the N30,000 minimum wage. Mr Moses Oga, a civil servant praised the Senate for taking the bold step after several negotiations between labour and the Federal Government. He said the new development was good for the Nigerians workers, adding that ... Read More »