Subsidy removal: Lawan urges NLC, TUC to shelve planned protests  

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress to abort the planned protests against the Federal government’s proposed removal of fuel subsidy, saying the move is “totally unnecessary”.   Lawan made the appeal on Monday when he met with the Minister of Finance, Budget and  National Planning, Zainab Ahmed and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva over the planned removal of subsidy on petroleum products by the Federal Government.   Those at the meeting included the Senate Leader, Yahaya…

Nigeria,Sao Tome And Principe to strengthen Defence collaboration

The Armed Forces of Nigeria and that of Sao Tome and Principe have expressed commitment to strengthen the existing bilateral defence collaboration between the  armed forces of both countries. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor made this known when he played host to the CDS of the Armed Forces of Sao Tome and Principe, Brigadier General Idalecio Pachire who was on a visit to Nigeria. The meeting between the two Defence Chiefs centred on the critical role which both nations Armed Forces are playing in securing the…

Stop Killing Women And Children; they need the most protection, NHRC Boss warns

The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu SAN, has called on perpetrators of violence against women and children to desist from the dastardly act, saying women and children need protection from all forms of harm. The legal luminary stated this in Abuja over the weekend while expressing his disappointment in the attitude of those who are entrusted with the safety of this vulnerable group of people but turn around to betrayed the trust. The human rights boss who said all hands must be on deck to provide a…

New Awards to NCC, Danbatta Underscore Significance of Telecom Contribution to GDP

On a note that signals a momentous year for the Commission, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has already put two awards in its kitty, as it receives The REGULATOR OF THE YEAR Award for 2021. Its Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO), Prof. Umar Danbatta, also received the PUBLIC OFFICIAL OF THE DECADE Award. The combined awards, issued on the heels of a public lecture, titled, Public Sector Financing: The Oil Revenue, Challenges, Solutions and Prospects, eloquently expressed the significance of telecom sector’s contribution to Nigeria’s economy. Noteworthy…

CSO tasks AMCON over delay in publishing names of Debtors

Renew Nigeria, a non governmental and rights group has asked the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria AMCON to publish names of obligors to Nigerian Banks after the expiration of January 5th , 2022 deadline.   The civil society organisation in a statement released by Jim Oweto on Sunday night challenges AMCON not to water down or rescind the planned to make public it’s debtors amounting to over N4.4 trillion.   Oweto said the delay weeks after the deadline given to Nigerian debtors to come forward for a repayment or payment…

Global Compact On Refugees GCR; Success Story Of Imaan Suleiman’s Refugees Commission. By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.

To address the growing needs of persons with concerns in Nigeria and across the globe, ranging from school age, Internally Displaced Persons IDPS, Stateless, returnees, asylum seekers, and the need for regional approach through a road map for the vulnerable in the society, the Global Compact Refugees GCR was convened. The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and internally displaced persons NCFRMI, had keyed into the program since December 17th 2018, with a planned domesticated template for the vulnerable in 2023 in Nigeria. The development informed the yearly seminar that held…

Taraba Muslim Council tackles Gov Ishaku over marginalization of Muslims

The Taraba State Muslims Council has accused Governor Darius Ishaku of marginalisation of Muslims in the state. The council, which represents the interest of Muslims in the state, raised concerns over the Ishaku-led government’s marginalisation of Muslims in terms of political appointment and employment. Before the accusation, unlike the Christian organisation, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), which had always been vocal on issues in the state, the Muslim Council hardly voiced out its concerns. The recent appointment of 12 permanent secretaries by Gov Ishaku, who are all Christians, attracted a…

APC Convention: Orji Kalu visits APC Chairmanship Aspirant, Sen Sani Musa

The Chief Whip of the Nigeria Senate and APC Presidential hopeful, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu on Sunday night paid a visit to the residence of Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, who is representing Niger East in the Senate and one of the leading aspirants for the APC National Chairmanship in the forthcoming 26th Feb. 2022 National Convention at his Maitama residence in Abuja. The APC Chieftains discussed ways to improve the fortunes of the party, the party’s coming national convention and the way forward for a successful APC at all levels.…