Again El-Rufai Replies Dogara “Distraction Will Not Work” #Open NASS

Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna: The Kaduna State Government wishes to issue this update in relation to the gentle admonition that Mallam Nasir El-Rufai gave to the NASS leadership on the imperative of budget transparency. The House of Representatives has responded with predictable tetchiness to a simple and clear demand that details of the National Assembly budget…

Federal Government Re-Constitute Ministerial Committee On SERVICOM

Mohammed Manga, Abuja: The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has called on the members of the reconstituted Ministerial SERVICOM Committee in her office to play a crucial role in entrenching the change mantra of the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration by ensuring that all Federal Civil Servants in the country…

President Accents Anti-Torture Law Eliminating Torture In Police Cell

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya on Thursday signed an anti-torture law seen by human rights activists as an important step towards eliminating torture in police cells. The law, which was passed by parliament on April 6, empowers the country’s National Commission on Human Rights to investigate torture allegations and provides for reparations to victims. Human…

We Won’t Make Laws That Will Interfere With Religion

Sanni Onogu, Abuja: Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate will not make laws that interfere with the religious creeds of Nigerians. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, disclosed this when the Council of Ulama (Muslim clerics) in Nigeria visited him in Abuja. “I say…

FG commences online update of public servants on IPPIS

The Federal Government has commenced online update of federal public servants in Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that are currently enrolled on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS). Mrs Winifred Oyo-EtaHead of Service of the Federation Mr Mohammed Manga, Assistant Director, Media Relations Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation…

FRSC Not involved In Speed Limiter Sale ~ Spokesman

FRSC On Speed Limiter The Federal Road Safety Corps (FSRC) has reaffirmed its position of non-involvement in the marketing speed limiting devices for vehicles in the country. Spokesman of the agency, Mr Bisi Kazeem, told the newsmen in Abuja on Friday that accredited vendors were in charge of sale and calibration of the device, and…

UN Deputy Secretary-General Advises On Prompt Preparations For Census

Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has  tasked the Federal Government on the need to promptly begin preparations for the next population census. Mohammed gave the advice when Dr Ghaji Bello, Director-General of NPC , who led Nigeria’s delegates at the 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development on a visit in New…

FG to ban exportation of unprocessed solid minerals by October

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, says the Federal Government plans to stop exportation of unprocessed solid minerals by October. Dr Kayode Fayemi Minister of Solid Minerals Fayemi made this known in Abuja on Thursday when delivering a lecture on “Nigeria’s Solid Minerals: Prospects and Challenges and the Nation’s Quest for…

Reps reject bill to empower National Assembly to impeach state governors

The House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected a Bill for an Act to empower the National Assembly to impeach state governors and their deputies. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Edward Pwajok (Plateau- PDP) sought to alter the Constitution of the country to enable the National Assembly to impeach the governor and his deputy in appropriate…

40 Nigerians Deported By Italian Authorities

The Italian government has deported 40 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country. Reports says that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos on Tuesday night. The deportees,who are all male, were brought back in a chartered aircraft with registration number EL-SMU/3737. DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos…

FG’s Proposed Modular Refinery: Ijaw Youth Council constitutes working committee

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) on Tuesday constituted a technical committee to work out details of the Federal Government’s proposed modular refineries. The IYC President, Mr. Eric Omare, told newsmen in Yenagoa that efforts were underway to shortlist competent people from the Niger Delta region with technical expertise to serve as members of the committee. The…