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Nigerians Evacuated from Dubai Photo

Nigerian Returnees from UK Stranded at MMA

Nigerian Returnees from UK Stranded at MMA

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama said his ministry was working frantically to ferry to Abuja Nigerians who were evacuated from London, Friday aboard a British Airways flight but were stranded at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos. The plane touched down around 01.43 pm. An apologetic Onyeama admitted that “we didn’t get it right”

Justice

Court Strikes Out Suit Challenging Bauchi Governorship Election

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday, kicked out a suit challenging the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conclude, collate, and announce the governorship election resultsfrom Tafawa Balewa Local Government in Bauchi State. The Presiding Judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, in his ruling on Monday, dismissed the suit affirming that

Large crowd waiting to vote at Nasarawa High Court polling unit, Mararaba, Nasarawa State

2019 Polls: Exercise Marred By Late Arrival of Materials

Despite INEC’s assurances, voting materials still arrived very late at many polling stations Eager voters overwhelmed polling officers who arrived late at many polling stations in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and Nasrawa State. Hoping that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had got the logistics right as its chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, assured Nigerians and

ASUU

ASUU Ends Three Months Old Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has directed its members to return to the classrooms immediately.This follows the suspension of the three months old strike embarked upon by the university lectures.National President of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi gave the directive at the end of a meeting between the leadership of the union and

ASUU

Why ASUU May Call-Off Strike This Week

There are indications that the strike embarked upon by university lecturers, which has paralysed academic activities in the universities nationwide will soon be called off. The Federal Government on Monday reached an agreement with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to resolve the industrial action.   Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris

Buhari Photo

Buhari Lands In Abuja

Buhari Lands In Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, this afternoon, arrived Abuja from London where he had been on medical leave since May 7. The Nigerian Airforce plane conveying the President arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at 4.35. On hand to welcome him were Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, top government officials and some state

Bukola Saraki

Saraki Vows to Tackle Corruption in NNPC

Bukola Saraki, Senate President, has promised to visit the alleged corruption in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. He also promised that the Senate, under his leadership, would fix the amount the corporation could spend to run its operations. Saraki said this when member groups of the Civil Society Situation Room, led by the convener,Clement

Naval Boss Appeals for More Funding

Oyibe Jibrin, Chief of Naval Staff, has appealed to concerned authorities to provide more funding for the force in order to enable it carry out its statutory functions effectively. Jibrin made the appeal on Tuesday during the closing ceremony of activities marking the 59th Anniversary of the Nigerian Navy in Lagos. The naval boss reiterated

Teachers Commence Strike in Abuja

Primary and Secondary school pupils in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, were on Monday sent home following an indefinite action embarked on by members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers. The union went on strike over some policies adopted by the FCT administration that were not favourable to teachers. The chairman, FCT Wing of NUT,

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