Category Archives: Breaking

El-Rufai Says Nigeria Is Still Paying For Gowon’s Refusal To Heed Awolowo’s Advice

  The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed that shortly after the civil war, the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo advised the Gen. Yakubu Gowon regime to deploy new wealth from oil to building human capital through the implementation of a nationwide free education programme. While pointing out that the government failed to…

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Yoruba/Hausa Clash: Governor Ambode Orders Shut Down Of Mile 12 Market, Sets Curfew

  Following a dispute that erupted within the communities in Ketu-Mile 12 area of the state yesterday, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has ordered the temporary closure of the Mile 12 Market. The Governor also announced the restriction of movement on four streets in the area including Oniyanri Street, Maidan Street, Agiliti 1 and…

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NASS To Pass 2016 Budget By March 17 – Appropriation Committees

  The National Assembly Joint Committees on Appropriation, yesterday, assured that the report of the 2016 budget would be laid in the two houses on March 16 this year and passed the following day. The Joint Committees will also interface with the Ministers of Finance and Budget and National Planning, Kemi Adeosun and Senator Udoma Udo…

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“Do Not See Yourselves Through Tribal And Religious Lens” – Ben Bruce To Nigerian Youths

  The #CommonSense Senator, Ben Murray Bruce penned an open letter to Nigerian youths urging them to desist from the mistakes his generation made. Read below! “Youths of Nigeria, I want to communicate with you today. I noticed that there are too many divisions amongst our youths and as a stakeholder in Nigeria and parent…

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Senate Slashes JAMB Registration Fee, Extends Examination Validity To 3 Years

  The Senate during its plenary session yesterday passed a resolution to reduce the registration fee of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from N5, 650 to N2, 500. This resolution was taken following the adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TET Fund, on the inquiry into the new admission…

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Senate To Compel Patronage Of Local Goods

  The Senate, yesterday adopted a motion seeking to amend the Procurement Act to compel all government agencies and institutions to give maximum priority to patronising locally made products. Adopting a two prayer motion moved by Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe (PDP Abia South) titled “Need For Patronisation of Made-in-Nigeria Goods,” the Senate urged the Federal Government…

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