News Summary; 25/05/2017 Buhari Committed to Addressing Nigerian Women Challenges

President Buhari’s Committed To Addressing Nigerian Women Challenges President Muhammadu Buhari is committed towards addressing the challenges confronting Nigerian women and girls. The Director General National Centre for Women Development, Barrister Mary Ekpere Ita made the statement during the presentation of empowerment kits to trained female artisans in Abuja. Public Hearing on Health Bills The…

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Court Remands George Turnah In Prison For N3bn Scam

Court Remands George Turnah In Prison Justice Ibrahim Watilat of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Wednesday dismissed an oral bail application made by a former Special Adviser to Dan Abia, erstwhile managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commissiom, NDDC, and ordered that he be remanded in prison custody….

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FEC Approves 29-Member Committee On National Minimum Wage

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the setting up of a 29-member National Minimum Wage Committee to negotiate and arrive at a new minimum wage in the country. The meeting was presided over by acting President Yemi Osinbajo. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige said this when he briefed State House…

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Acting President Osinbajo Extols Edwin Clark At 90

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, warmly felicitates with former Federal Commissioner of Information and elder statesman Chief Edwin Clark on his 90th birthday, May 25th, 2017. Professor Osinbajo joins family members, friends, colleagues and the entire Ijaw nation in commemorating the milestone in the life of the nationalist, whose life reflects our collective and continuous efforts…

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Messi Loses Appeal In Tax Fraud Trial At The Supreme Court

Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi and stood by a Catalan regional court’s 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud, according to court documents. The five times winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or awards which he won four times consecutively,  is however unlikely to go to prison. Messi…

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Head of Service: FG Remains Committed To Payment Of Salary Arrears And Allowances

The Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winfred Oyo-Ita, says the Federal Government is committed to payment of the outstanding salary arrears and allowances of public servants in the country. Oyo-Ita said this at the interaction with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Public and Civil Servants on Wednesday in Abuja. She said that…

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Gov. Al-Makura Says Social Media Now A Vehicle of Commotion and Anarchy

The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, says that social media has become a vehicle of commotion, anarchy and instigation hold sway. He charged journalists in the country on professionalism in order to curb excesses of social media reports. He made this known when he received members of the Nasarawa State chapter of Nigeria Union Of…

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Ramadan Fasting and Its Virtues

Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness. Fasting is fardh (obligatory) for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, the elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic or going through menstrual bleeding. Ramadan is a month of fasting and prayers for the Muslims and believers of…

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Mrs. Buhari Thanks Nigerian Women For Their Unflinching Support

Mrs. Buhari Thanks Nigerian Women For Their Unflinching Support Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has expressed her appreciation to Nigerian women for the unflinching support they have been giving her husband since the last presidential election. She said the support has been the force driving the President and herself. She made the…

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CSO Urges FG To Ensure Accountability In Setting Up North East Development Commission

CSO On North East Development Oxfam Nigeria,  a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), has called on the Federal Government to ensure accountability and transparency in establishing a North -East Development Commission (NEDC). Its Programme Officer, Mr Celestine Odo, made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. He said…

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FG To Provide An Enabling Environment For The Private Sector

The Minister of Transport, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to sustain the modest feat recorded in the Transportation sector by providing an enabling environment for the private sector to push the industry to the highest height in Nigeria. Hon. Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi receiving an Award from the President/Chairman…

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Tap From The $300 Billion Growing Animation Technology

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has made a strong pitch for Nigeria to embrace the growing Animation technology in order to benefit from what has become a $300-billion industry and which represents 25% of the global audiovisual market. Addressing the opening ceremony of the 7th African Digital TV Development Seminar in…

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Recession: CBN Hosts ‘Tweet-Meet’ To Engage Stakeholders on The Economy

The Central Bank of Nigeria will be convening a Tweet-Meet on the economy on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 to engage opinion shapers and stakeholders on the economy in a live interactive session on Twitter. An hashtag is often used to thread a tweet-meet, and the tags #CBNSpeaks and #Rexit have been proposed. The Tweet-Meet which…

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Full Details of FAAC Meeting and Sharing Formula For The Month of March

NAN, Abuja: The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Tuesday shared N415.7 billion, which is N52.1 billion less than what the three tiers of government shared as revenue for March. The Accountant-General, Mr Ahmed Idris, who represented the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, told journalists in Abuja that the N415.7 billion was distributed under…

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Acting President Mourns Channels TV State House Correspondent

Laolu Akande, Abuja: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has received the news of the death of Mr. Chukwuma Onuekwusi, Channels TV State House Correspondent with great sadness. Prof Osinbajo extends heartfelt condolences to his family, as well as the Channels TV family on the very sad passing of Mr Onuekwusi. He also commiserates with the…

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