BREAKING: FG set to reverse pump price to N160 per litre after meeting with labour leaders

The pressure by organised Labour on the Federal Government to reverse the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) back to N160 per litre seems to be yielding fruits. At the end of the resumed negotiations between government and the labour movement yesterday night, the Federal Government indicated willingness to consult widely with the view to reviewing the price downward, saying it might unveil the new price at the resumed meeting slated for December 7. The Federal Government said the period between now and then would allow it embark on…

Gov Sani Bello recovers from COVID-19

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has tested negative to COVID-19 following repeat tests of the viral disease A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mary Noel-Berje, said having gone through repeat tests which turned negative, the Governor is pronounced free of the Virus and confirmed fit to resume his official duties. ” I am happy to announce to you that I have been confirmed negative and declared fully recovered. I can now resume my official work. I thank you all for your prayers and good wishes” the Governor…

NUC approves CUSTECH, Kogi state as 50th state University in Nigeria …institution ‘ll meet international standard ,says Yahaya Bello

The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday granted approval and recognition for the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology, (CUSTECH) Osara, Kogi State as the new addition to the list of State owned Universities in Nigeria. Speaking while reading out the letter of recognition for the institution’s establishment, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Adamu Abubakar Rasheed noted that the newly recognized State University would have the maximum support of the commission. He enjoined the state government to take full advantage of both professional and technical advice…

JUST IN: Nigerian Ambassador to Jordan, Haruna Ungogo, is dead

Haruna Ungogo, the Nigerian ambassador to Jordan is dead. Emporium Reporters learnt that Ungogo died at a hospital in Garki, Abuja on Sunday. Multiple sources said Ungogo, a Kano indigene, had been ill for some time. His body has been moved to the state for burial in line with Islamic rites. The deceased served as Secretary to the Kano State Government. He was formerly Rector, Kano State Polytechnic. In October 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded the names of Ungogo and 45 others to the Senate. They were nominated as non-career ambassadors…

Buhari reappoints Mahmood Yakubu As INEC Chairman For Another Five-Year Term

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office.   In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President Buhari stated that in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), “I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate, the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for appointment as Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second and…

Hoodlums resume looting of Abuja Warehouses In Gwagwalada, Idu

Suspected hoodlums have resumed the looting of warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives were believed to have been kept. Our correspondent gathered that the youths are presently looting some warehouses in Gwagwalada, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory. They reportedly carted away cartons of cereals, bales of clothes, bags of rice and millet and other commodities. It was also learnt that youths who raided some warehouses at Idu Industrial Estate on Sunday, have resumed their activities this morning. During their raid, hundreds of youths,  men, women and some children defied…

BREAKING: NANS Impeaches Danielson As President

The Senate of the National Association of Nigerian Students has impeached the President of NANS, Mr. Danielson Bamidele Akpan and Chidi Ilogede, President and Vice President of the association respectively for diversion of funds. This was contained in a press statement signed by the association’s Senate President, Gambo Abu Mohammed and obtained by News Digest. According to the statement, the suspension is immediate.  Read FULL statement below: “A Committee set up by the NANS Senate to investigate allegations of misappropriation and diversion of students Covid-19 Palliatives indicted the President for…

BREAKING: Ganduje suspends Media aide over attack on Buhari

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has suspended his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai over some unguarded utterances on the person of President Muhammadu Buhari on the social media platform. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who conveyed the governor’s directive in a statement this afternoon, said the suspension is with immediate effect. He said that though the media aide has own up the indiscreet comment as his personal opinion, but that as a public figure, it will be difficult to differentiate between personal opinion…