Police Council confirms Arase IG *IG pledges fairness to all

Inspector General of Police, can now sit comfortably in his new position following his confirmation on Tuesday afternoon as a substantial IG by the National Police Council (NPC). Shortly after his appointment, on April 21, this year, speculations had gone rife that the sacking of his predecessor, Sulleiman Abba was politically...... read more

Obasanjo goes late to council of state meeting... Buhari, Gowon, others also present

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was among former Nigeria leaders that attended Tuesday’s Council of State meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. However, the former president entered the Council Chamber venue of the meeting at 12.10pm, about 40 minutes behind schedule.  The meeting started at 11.30am after the arrival of President...... read more

Strange! Zik’s first son, Chukwuma dies a day to father’s 19th anniversary

Scion of the first President of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chukwuma passed away on Sunday, May 10, exactly a day away from the date on which the father died. Zik, born in 1904, died in 1996 at the age of 92, while Chukwuma, also named Bamidele, a Yoruba name for follow...... read more

Federal civil servants to undergo compulsory certificates screening

All civil servants on the Nigerian federal government payroll are to undergo compulsory verification and revalidation of their credentials and service records. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi, directed officials handling the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System to undertake the exercise. The exercise, Mr. Kifasi...... read more

BREAKING: Supreme Court stops constitution amendment

Supreme Court has stopped the National Assembly from taking further steps towards amending the ‎1999 constitution. In a ruling this morning,‎ a seven-man panel of justices of the apex court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, ‎Justice Mahmud Mohammed, ordered the National Assembly to maintain status quo on the...... read more

We will hold Buhari, APC to ‘3 million jobs a year’ promise -NLC, TUC

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, have vowed to hold the incoming Muhammadu Buhari-led government accountable in respect of his party’s promises to Nigerians and workers in particular. Mr. Buhari was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The unions made the vow at...... read more

May Day: Plateau workers threaten strike

Plateau State NLC has directed all its affiliate unions and workers to commence mobilisation for a strike at the expiration of its ultimatum to the state government on May 4. The state NLC Chairman, Jibrin Bancir gave the directive while briefing newsmen in Jos on Friday on the occasion of the 2015 Workers...... read more

May Day: Benue Workers boycott celebration over unpaid salaries

Workers in Benue State on Friday blatantly refused to take part in the activities marking the workers day celebration, saying they are owed salaries by the state government and there is no basis for jubilation. This year’s celebration of workers day in the agrarian state witnessed a low turn out of...... read more

BREAKING: Security agents lock out NLC members in Lagos

Security agents have sealed off the national stadium in Lagos to prevent the planned Workers Day celebration. It was gathered the action was to prevent the Ajearo-led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC from using the stadium for its march past and rally. Ajaero had emerged factional president of organisation after...... read more

May Day: FG declares Friday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday, May 1 as public holiday to mark this year’s Workers’ Day. Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, who made the announcement, according to a statement on Tuesday in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, congratulated all Nigerians on their resilience and commitment in the...... read more

Adamawa Assembly locked over impeachment attempt on Fintiri

The Adamawa State House of Assembly stayed shut Monday for the second week running over attempts to impeach the Speaker, Umaru Fintiri. The House, scheduled to sit last week, shifted its plenary to Monday, April 27, following a threat by 11 out of 25 lawmakers to pass a vote of no...... read more

Defiant Diezani fires back at critics: I can’t run from you, Nigeria is my country

To critics of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison Madueke, a message came today: You can’t scare me out of my fatherland. This was one of the imports of her elaborate interview with reporters in Abuja, where she spoke in details about the various allegations that have been trailing...... read more

Senate adjourns in honour of ​late ​Uche Chukwumerije

The Senate on Tuesday adjourned sitting untill Wednesday, April 22, to mourn the late lawmaker, Uche Chukwumerije​,​ who passed away on Sunday. Before the adjournment, lawmakers observed a minute silence in his honour. The ​p​resident of the Senate, David Mark, while paying tribute to the late lawmaker, said ​Mr. Chukwumerije​’s death...... read more

Deziani is not begging me – Abdulsalami *Says mischief-makers at work

Former head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar is unhappy about what he says is the wrong interpretation being attributed to his recent meetings with Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Deziani Allison-Madueke, describing it as mischievous.   Abubakar, who is the Chairman of the 2015 Election Peace Committee, told State House correspondents at...... read more

Death claims Jonathan's Aide, Oronta Douglas

It has been learnt that Oronto Douglas, a top presidential aide and confidant of President Goodluck Jonathan, has died. Mr. Douglas died early this morning [Nigerian time] at the State House Clinic, a close family source disclosed. The source said Mr. Douglas died from cancer-related complications. Mr. Douglas came to national...... read more

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