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…

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…

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…

Senator Manu condoles with family of late Alhaji Maidawa Mutum-Biyu

The Senator representing Taraba Central Senatorial District, Senator Haruna Manu on Tuesday paid a condolence visit to the family of late Alhaji Muhammad Ali Maiwada, over his passage. Senator Manu’s delegation to the family in Mutum-Biyu was led by former Commissioner Hon. Alhassan Hamman alongside his political associates over the demise of the Late Alhaji Maiwada who passed on few days ago after a brief illness at his residence in Mutum-Biyu. Manu described the passage of Late Alhaji Maiwada as a great loss to the family and the entire community…

COMPLETE LIST OF AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS AND PARASTATALS AFFECTED BY THE APPROVAL OF THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING [FEC] MEETING OF 26TH FEBRUARY 2023 ON THE ORONSAYE PANEL REPORT

COMPLETE LIST OF AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS AND PARASTATALS AGENCIES TO BE SCRAPPED 1. Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate to be scrapped and functions transferred to the Federal Ministry of Finance 2. National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC) to be scrapped and functions transferred to the department of Basic and Secondary Education in Federal Ministry of Education.   AGENCIES TO BE MERGED 1. National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) to be merged under the Centre for Disease Control in Federal Ministry of Health. 2. National Emergency Agency (NEMA) to be merged…

Mining: Solid Minerals Development Fund partners Senate,others to attract foreign investments

The Executive Secretary and CEO, Solid Minerals Development Fund SMDF, Fatima Shinkafi,said that the Fund was working with relevant stakeholders including Nigeria Senate to explore investment opportunities in the Mining Sector of the country. She said major focus of SMDF was to create competitive investment and grow the fund by attracting foreign investment, increasing export proceeds and as well, create jobs for Nigerians, hence the partnership with African Finance Corporation.   Shinkafi stated this while addressing journalists after a strategic meeting with the Senate Committee on Solid Minerals, chaired by…

BREAKING: ECOWAS lifts sanctions on Niger, Mali, Guinea

Following the extra-ordinary meeting of Economic Community of West African states in Abuja, the regional bloc has officially agreed to lift some sanctions on Niger Republic, Mali and Guinea.   The decision was reached at the extraordinary summit on the peace, political and security situation in the ECOWAS sub-region in Abuja on Saturday.   President Tinubu, who is the current Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State, led discussion on developments within and around member-states that have fallen under military junta.   NewsBand reported that at various times,…