Osinbajo Chairs Exco-Legislative Forum

In a bid to quicken legislative processes to deliver more dividends of democracy to Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated a government Consultative forum including representatives of the Executive and the legislative arms alongside APC party leaders. The forum will foster harmonious working relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government in such a way that they will both effectively work to advance the Next Level manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress. Constituting the forum at the Council Chambers in the State House, Abuja, Buhari named, Vice-President…

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Supreme Court Upholds Yahaya Bello’s Election As Kogi Governor

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in the November 16 governorship election. A seven-member panel of justices on Monday unanimously dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP candidate, Musa Wada for being unmeritorious. The main judgment read by Justice Uwani Abba-Aji said the Grounds 1, 2, 3 of the appeal hinged on alleged overvoting, card reader malfunction and electoral violence were not proved beyond a reasonable doubt. The Kogi State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal which sat in Abuja had in…

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Dutse NBA Threatens To Boycott Conference Over El-Rufai

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dutse Branch, Jigawa State, has threatened to boycott the NBA national Virtual Annual General Conference if the decision of national executive on Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State is not reversed immediately. The chairman of the branch, Garba Abubakar, in a press release on Friday, expressed the branch’s disagreement with the position of National Executive Committee of the Association to withdraw the earlier invitation sent to el- Rufa’i to speak at the forthcoming conference. The NBA’s NEC had, on Thursday, succumbed to the threats of…

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Stoke City Set To Sign Former Chelsea And Nigeria Midfielder John Mikel Obi

Stoke City are set to sign former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi on a one-year deal. The former Nigeria captain, 33 year old, is a free agent having left Turkish side Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March. Mikel made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell, which ended when he left Stamford Bridge in 2017. He won the Champions League and Europa League, two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and the League Cup with the London side. After leaving Stamford Bridge he joined Chinese side Tianjin TEDA…

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DSS Tongue Lashes Mailaifa, Warns Against Inciting Comments

The Department of State Services DSS, on Friday, warned that it would clamp down on notable personalities and groups who incite a breakdown of law and order in the country.   This is contained in A statement from the spokesman of the Service, Peter Afunanya said in line with its mandate of detecting and preventing threats and crimes; “the Service hereby reiterates its previous warning that it will henceforth not condone unruly conducts of persons and groups that ought to know better.”   He added The Service will not stand…

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Nigeria Faces Second Recession In Four Years

The Federal Government has said the likelihood of Nigeria sliding into another recession in the Third Quarter of 2020, making it the second time within four years. The Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, said this in Abuja on Thursday at the beginning of a five-day interactive session on the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. The government said the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in crash of global oil prices among other economic factors had adversely affected the nation’s economy, with the Gross…

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NBS Says Nigeria’s Unemployment Rate Rises To 27.1%

The National Bureau of Statistics has finally released data on the nation’s unemployment rate after an 20-month interval, saying the unemployment rate rose to 27.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 from the 23.1 per cent recorded in Q3 2018. The NBS, in its ‘Labor Force Statistics: Unemployment and Underemployment Report’ released early Friday, said underemployment rate increased from 20.1 per cent in Q3 2018 to 28.6 per cent in Q2 2020. It said, “For the period under review, Q2 2020, the unemployment rate among young people (15-34…

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Covid-19 Regulations: FCT warns Public Schools against non-compliance

The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has warned principals of government-owned secondary schools in the territory against non-compliance with Covid-19 safety guidelines. Chairman, FCT Ministerial Enforcement Taskforce on Covid-19 Restrictions, Ikharo Attah gave the warning on Thursday during an inspection tour of some schools in Kubwa, Dutsen Alhaji and Gwarinpa Housing estate. The taskforce which visited some government-owned and private schools was unhappy with the compliance level in some of the government-owned schools. Specifically, at the Junior Secondary School Kubwa 3 located inside Kubwa Model Primary sichool in Phase 3,…

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NBC Slams Nigeria Info N5m Fine Over Mailafia’s Comment

The National Broadcasting Commission has fined a radio station, Nigeria Info, N5m, for a recent comment made by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailaifa. This was contained in a statement signed by the NBC management on Thursday titled, ‘The National Broadcasting Commission Fines Nigeria Info 99.3 For Unprofessional Broadcast’. Mailaifa was interviewed on Monday during one of the station’s programmes, Morning Cross Fire. He had talked on the killings in Southern Kaduna, one of the parts of the North-West region worst hit by…

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Nigeria Government To Auction N150bn Bonds At 12% In 7 Days

As part of capital raise to finance the 2020 budget, the Debt Management Office (DMO), will within in seven days’ time, offer a 10, 15, 25 and 30 year bond at 12.50 percent, 12.50 percent and 9.80 percent and 12.98 percent interest rates respectively.   This was contained in a document published on the Debt Management Office (DMO) website. It showed a breakdown of N150 billion bond that includes 10 year reopening N25bn bond which would mature in January 2026. The 15 year N40bn bond that would mature in March…

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