Former Minister of Education, Fabian Osjui dies at 81

A former Minister of Education, Professor Fabian Osuji has died at the age of 81.   The educationist died on Wednesday morning, according to a family member who confirmed the news.   He had returned from a vacation in the United States on Saturday where he is been treated for undisclosed medical issues.   Professor Fabian became a lecturer, senior lecturer and associate professor in the Department of Zoology, University of Ibadan in 1973, a post he held till 1981.   He was also a visiting scientific fellow at the…

NYSC DG charges Corps Members to respect culture of host Communities

Corps Members have been advised to respect the culture and tradition of their host communities at the end of their three weeks Orientation Course. The Director General ,National Youth Service Corps NYSC, Brigadier General YD Ahmed gave the charge today in his address to Corps Members at the NYSC Akwa-Ibom State Orientation Camp, Ikot Itie Idung in Nsit Atai Local Government Area. He urged them to avoid every action that may put them on collision with their hosts, added that every Corps Member must imbibe tolerance, humility, diligence, respect and…

Power: Nigerian Lawmakers, critical stakeholders attend 5-day Study Tour of Turkey Electricity sector

Nigerian lawmakers and critical stakeholders in the power sector are currently undergoing a five-day Executive Study Tour of Turkey Electricity/Power Sector and Market from February 26th through 1st of March 2024 in Turkey. On day two of the workshop, Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts and Public Procurement ,Senator Haruna Manu representing Taraba Central Senatorial District actively participated in the various sessions. Today’s topic is centred on Turkey Energy and Electricity Sector -Centre for Energy and Sustainable Development (CESD). Senator Manu said “apparently the study tour as it’s…

PROBE: ALIA DIVERTING ATTENTION FROM HIS FAILURES …Gov on a Vendetta Mission Against His Predecessor By Peter Awunah, PhD

It is now obvious that the Governor of Benue State, Hyacinth Alia is incapable of tackling the serious issues of insecurity and the hardship facing the people and has decided to employ tactics to divert attention from his ineptitude.   On Monday, February 26th, 2024, Governor Alia inaugurated two judicial commissions of inquiry with a charge on them to investigate the management of the state’s resources and assets under the previous administration of Samuel Ortom.   The move came on the heels of series of attacks on people in different…

Labour Union Protest: Gov Otu seeks NLC’s support on bloated Wage Bill

Cross River State Governor, Bassey Otu has called on the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, in Cross River State to support the government’s effort towards sanitizing the state civil service, which has been blighted by several anomalies that have left the present administration with a bloated wage bill. Governor Otu made the call when he addressed protesting labour leaders, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 in Calabar as part a nationwide protest by the NLC. The Governor, represented by his deputy, Rt. Hon. Peter Odey, commended the protesting workers for their peaceful and…

BREAKING: NLC suspends 2-day Nationwide Protest

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended the ongoing two-day nationwide protest against hardship and rising inflation in the land.   This was announced in a communique issued by the union on Tuesday evening, stating that NLC is giving the Nigerian Government a new ultimatum till March 13, 2024, to fulfil its promises to the union.   The communique added that the decision to suspend the protest halfway was taken at the end of its National Executive Council meeting because the union felt the objectives of the…

Lawyers write Tinubu, DSS, invite EFCC to investigate missing N20bn LGs funds in Benue State

A pro-democracy, anti-corruption and justice sector civil society organisation, Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN), has written a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to arrest, interrogate and prosecute the Special Adviser to Benue Governor Hyacinth Alia on Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Dennis Akura and others for alleged diversion of local government funds. The petition which was written on Tuesday, 20th February, 2024, was received and acknowledged yesterday at the headquarters of the the anti graft agency in Abuja. In the petition also sent to…

Hardship: We’ll not hesitate to make adjustments in our salary if necessary – Kalu

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has said that members of parliament are feeling the pulse of the nation and are willing to make adjustments in their salary as necessary sacrifice to helping their constituents cope with the current economic realities in the country.   He recalled that the parliament made similar sacrifices in 2020 to help cushion the effects of economic hardship imposed on the people by COVID-19.   The Deputy Speaker made the submission while responding to critical questions on the adoption…

BREAKING: CBN begins sale of dollars to BDCs

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the sale of foreign exchange to Bureau de Change (BDC) operators in the country.   This was disclosed in a memo issued on Tuesday and signed by Hassan Mahmud, the director of Trade and Exchange Department at the apex bank.   This move marked a pivotal shift from the stance taken more than two years ago by the then CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, who stopped forex sales to BDC operators in a bid to stabilize the forex market.   The circular titled,…

FCT Police arrests another most wanted Kidnap Kingpin,Samaila Wakili

The operatives of the FCT Police Command, in a continued effort against banditry in FCT and its environs, on February 24, 2024 at about 7:05 PM, acting on credible intelligence, stormed Sardauna Forest, Toto, Nasarawa State and arrested one Samaila Wakili Fafa A.K.A Habu Ibrahim, a kidnap kingpin who has been on the wanted list of the Command for a long time and bounty placed on his head by the Hon. Minister FCT, Nyesom Wike.   The suspect is one of the two kidnappers the Honorable Minister FCT placed bounty…