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Nigerian Guild of Editors to Avengers: Drop Your Arms, Embrace Dialogue

Nigerian Guild of Editors to Avengers: Drop Your Arms, Embrace Dialogue

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, has urged the Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group, to embrace peace rather than violence. The call was made at a meeting of the editors in Katsina, on November 9, 2017. In a communique issued at the end of the meeting, the Nigerian Guild of Editors expressed worry over the

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Lagos NUJ Urged to Focus on Training, Welfare of Journalists

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Lagos State chapter, headed by Qasim Akinreti, on November 11, 2017, held its monthly congress. At the end of it, a communiqué was released. Part of the resolution was a call on the federal government to take a stand on the anti grazing bill which some states in the

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Why FG Delays Payment of Whistleblower

  The Federal Government has given reasons for the delay in fulfilling its obligation to the Whistleblower, who provided the tips that led to the recovery of funds stashed away in a property in Ikoyi, Lagos earlier this year. Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun while giving reasons for the delay in payment,  explained that the Ministry


IGP Supporters Storm National Assembly Over Probe

Some Nigerians today stormed the National Assembly to protest the planned probe of Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police, by the lawmakers. Idris was asked to appear before the Senate to defend himself against allegations of corruption and abuse of office leveled against him by a Nigerian senator, Isa Misau. Among others, Misau had accused

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Climate Change And The Need For Policy Change In Lagos

The impact of the flooding was huge and devastating and after an assessment of the affected areas Babatunde Adejare, Lagos State commissioner for the environment, aside showing his disappointment, made a commitment that things would change. This would happen through concerted efforts by the state government to ensure that some of the abnormalities that contributed

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Diezani, EFCC And The Fear Of Arraignment

It remains one of the biggest corruption cases in Nigeria’s history. Even with the mind boggling corruption tales that have, for decades, been associated with many Nigerian public officials, the one allegedly involving Diezani Alison-Madueke, former petroleum minister in Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, stands out in many ramifications. Not just about the outrageous sums she is

Senator Danjuma Goje Loses Wife

Danjuma Goje, former governor of  Gombe State, has lost his wife Yelwa. The former Gombe State first lady died in a hospital in the United States. The news of Yelwa’s death was conveyed Monday via a statement signed by her son Ahmed Mohammed Goje. The statement reads: “With gratitude to Allah (SWT), I regret to

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Buhari Sacks Lawal, Oke, Appoints New SGF

Seven months after a panel was constituted to probe Babachir David Lawal, secretary to the Government of the Federation and Ayo Oke, director general of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA over allegations bordering on breach of trust and possession of huge sums of money respectively, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recommendation of the panel

FG Approves Tax Relief For Private Sector To Aid Road Infrastructure Development

As part of efforts to unlock socio-economic development, facilitate investment and achieve inclusive economic growth, the Federal Executive Council on Thursday approved a tax relief scheme to attract private sector investors in the provision of federal road infrastructure across the country. This follows a Memorandum for the setting up of a Road Trust Fund, RTF,