Oyegun, APC Governors In Crucial Meeting

Members of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) are currently meeting in Abuja with the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in attendance. The meeting which is ongoing at the Imo State Governor’s Lodge was at the instance of the PGF chairman, Governor Rochas Okorocha, although the agenda is

House Tasks IGP, FG On Kidnappings, Extra-Judicial Killings

The House of Representatives has urged the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, to beef up his strategies towards arresting the rising spate of kidnappings across the country. The lawmakers have also tasked the Federal Government to reopen investigations into cases of extra-judicial killings and other high profile murders alleged

Kaduna Government Saves 120 Million Naira From Ghost Workers

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says over 120 million naira was saved from salaries paid to ghost workers after the biometric verification of civil servants conducted recently by his administration. In a state-wide broadcast on Thursday, Governor El-Rufai also announced a 60% reduction of overhead costs as part of

House of Reps Reconciles Factions

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives says it has resolved the issues that caused factionalization among its members. The APC caucus had a meeting on Wednesday night where the factions in the House were reconciled following the disagreement that trailed the election of Honourable Yakubu Dogara

El-Rufai unvails his commissioners

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has unveils his cabinet team, two women and eleven men after two months in office, to serve as commissioners in the state. The 13 persons who were nominated 13 as members of the state executive council on Thursday in a letter to Aminu Shagali, Speaker of the Kaduna

Okagbare, Okoro Exempted From All Nigeria Athletics Championship

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has granted the request of Blessing Okagbare and Chinwe Okoro to be exempted from the ongoing All Nigeria Athletics Championships at the Warri City Stadium. The two-day championship serves as trial for the Beijing 2015 IAAF Athletics Championship and Brazzaville 2015 All Africa Games.

Former CDS Advises Government To Improve Military Funding

The former Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has advised the Federal Government to increase its funding of the armed forces as continued dependence on foreign support would not help the military to successfully protect Nigeria’s territory.

 The former Chief of Defense Staff gave the advice at

Senate To Investigate Waivers On Agricultural Products

The Senate has asked the Federal Government to stop all waivers on rice importation and agricultural products for the time being. The Senate also asked the Federal Government to mandate the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Comptroller-General of Customs to ensure that all duty due to

Amosun Orders Payment Of 500 Million Naira WAEC Debt

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, says he has ordered the immediate payment of about 500 million Naria the state owes the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Governor Amosun gave the hints on Wednesday while inaugurating the State’s Local Government Transition Committee held at the Obas’ Complex in Abeokuta, the

Obiano Assures Anambra Civil Servants Of Better Welfare

Civil servants in Anambra State converged on Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka, the state capital, to mark the 2015 African Public Service Day and got the government’s assurance of a better welfare. Addressing the workers on Wednesday, Governor Willie Obiano, commended them for their immeasurable contributions to the success of his

Man Dies As Hundreds Aim Channel Tunnel

French police have confirmed the death of a man while about 1,500 migrants were trying to enter the channel tunnel in Calais on Tuesday. Speaking after a meeting of the government’s Emergency Cobra Committee, Home Secretary, Theresa May, said the UK was pressing for the rapid installation of 1.

Senate postpones screening of Service Chiefs, sets up C’tees

The Senate has set up three out of 57 Standing Committees for smooth running of legislative business, pending the constitution of 54 other committees. The Committees are Senate Services chaired by Ibrahim Gobir (APC, Sokoto East); Rules and Business, chaired by Babajide Omoworare (APC, Osun East) as well as Ethics;

Pakistan Police Kill Ishaq, Sunni Militant Chief

Police in Pakistan have killed Malik Ishaq, the leader of banned Sunni militant group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. Ishaq, who had been detained on Saturday, was in a police convoy in Punjab province on Wednesday, when supporters opened fire in an attempt to free him.

Senate Republicans Set To Vote Planned Parenthood

Senate Republicans are planning to vote on legislation to cut 500 million Dollars in annual federal funding for planned parenthood. The voting is to come in a few days time, owing to a fight in congress over the issue of abortion which had been dormant.