Reps insist on regulating NGOs, explain what the bill is about


The Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Umar Jibril, has stated that the non-governmental organisation (NGO) regulation bill is being passed in the interest of Nigerians. On Thursday, Chidi Odinkalu, former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission ...

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Full statement on why NASU, SSANU and NAAT suspended strike

The non academic staff of Nigerian universities have provided reasons for suspending their strike for one month. The staff, members of three unions, NASU, SSANU, and NAAT, announced the suspension of the 11 days old strike on Thursday. Sam Ugwoke, ...

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Troops rescue soldiers, destroy kidnappers den in Niger Delta

The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that its troops had rescued two soldiers kidnapped in the course escort duties while killing many of their abductors and destroying their shrine in Rivers State. The troops also destroyed three pump action guns, ...

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Buhari leaves New York for London

President Muhammadu Buhari has left New York, where he attended the 72nd UN General Assembly, for the United Kingdom. Mr. Buhari was in New York along with other world leaders for the one week UNGA high-level events that started on Tuesday, He was ...

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Customs seizes 2,671 pump action rifles imported from Turkey

FILE PHOTO: Seized Pump Action Rifles

The Tin-Can Island Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 2,671 pump action rifles imported from Turkey. Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of NCS, told journalists in Lagos on Thursday that the seizure was the fourth at the Lagos port within ...

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FG approves N45bn gratuity for former Nigeria Airways staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N45 billion for the settlement of entitlements for workers of the defunct national carrier, Nigeria Airways. Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council, ...

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FRESH: NASU, SSANU, NAAT end meeting with FG, to make pronouncement on suspension of strike

ASUU and FG meet on Strike

There seem to be hope for Nigerian universities as the non-teaching staff (NASU, SSANU, NAAT) have had a successful meeting with representatives of the federal government and have accepted a proposal. However, the strike does not end immediately, as they ...

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Abuja court grants injunction declaring IPOB terrorist group

The acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Abdul Kafarati, on Wednesday granted the Nigerian Government an interim injunction proscribing the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This followed an application filed by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general ...

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Buhari orders commencement of legal process to proscribe IPOB

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the commencement of formal process for proscription of secessionist group, the Indigeneous People of Biafra (IPOB). The Nigerian Military had last week declared IPOB a terrorist organisation after which governors of the five south-east states ...

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Health workers declare indefinite strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) on Wednesday declared a nationwide indefinite strike. The national chairman of JOHESU, Mr. Biobelemoye Josiah during a media briefing in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Wednesday said the strike will become effective on Thursday. He stated that the union ...

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