Tag: Government

“It is not just against the media” – Nigerian National Newspapers protest amendment of NBC, NPC bills

Major National dailies in Nigeria from Punch Nigerian Newspaper, to Vanguard Nigerian National Newspaper, to DailyTrust Nigerian National Newspaper, Business Day, Guardian, Daily Sun and others, Monday issued a unanimous statement of protests against the Nigerian Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari. In the joint statement published across the front[Read More…]

Oyewole Michael: Nigeria, A Country Without A Leader

“It takes leadership to improve safety.” – Jackie Stewart The senseless killings, incessant kidnappings, destruction of lives and property is gradually becoming our new normal. Or, it is not? How did we get here? Nearly on a daily basis we hear of one dastardly act or another. Every part of[Read More…]

“To avert a total breakdown of law and order” – Ex-Militant leader, Government Tompolo gives Buhari 7-day ultimatum

Ex-Militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, on Sunday, issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to inaugurate the substantive Board of the Niger – Delta Development Commission, NDDC. Tompolo, Ibe-Ebidouwei of Ijaw nation, in a statement, said: “I wish to call on Mr. President, members of the National Assembly[Read More…]

Buhari administration’s Social Investment Programmes, creating opportunities – Vice President osinbajo

Just like the implementation of the Social Investment Programmes, the Buhari administration has over the years deployed significant resources to address challenges in education and healthcare, in its efforts to address human capital development and related issues in the country, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated[Read More…]

Lawyers Urge Nigerian Government to Domesticate Regional and International Instruments on the Safety of Journalists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAGOS, Monday, April 19, 2021: Participants rising from a Litigation Workshop for Lawyers on the Safety of Journalists have called on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to domesticate relevant regional and international instruments and standards on the safety of journalists in order to give impetus[Read More…]

SERAP seeks probe of ‘missing N106bn In 149 MDAs in 2018’

ß(SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to investigate allegations that N106bn of public funds are missing from 149 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), as documented in the 2018 annual audited[Read More…]

Fredrick Nwabufo: Lai and the burden of spokesman-ship

By Fredrick Nwabufo There is more to Lai than meets the eye. He is more controversial than he is understood. And he has chalked up quite a reputation for himself as an unabridged talker. Lai does not mince his words. He says them as they erupt from his consciousness. He[Read More…]

428 government agencies unable to pay November salaries

The Director General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, has confirmed that about 428 Federal Government agencies would not be able to pay salaries by the end of November. Akabueze stated this on Tuesday when he appeared before Senate Public Account Committee to discuss the implementation of the new minimum[Read More…]

For destroying 1,975 bottles of beer estimated at N200m, Kano Govt increase salaries of Hisbah officials

Following the destruction of about 1,975 bottles of beer estimated at N200m by the Kano State Hisbah Board in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has promised to increase the salaries of officials of the Islamic security outfit. Speaking during the destruction exercise at Kalebawa, Ganduje said the consumption of[Read More…]

Breaking: Edo state govt reviews 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on the state

The Edo State Government has reviewed the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on the state on Monday to quell civil disturbances in the wake of the hijack of #ENDSARS protests. Governor Godwin Obaseki said the curfew is now to commence from 4pm to 6am daily, starting from Friday, October 23, and[Read More…]