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NLC urges PMB to sign NRIC bill

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law the National Research and Innovation Council, NRIC, Bill into law.

NLC President Ayuba Wabba,

He said, "Nigeria is endowed with diverse solid minerals. Unfortunately, since the discovery of crude [...]

Fri, 10 May 2019


Don’t slow us down, Amaechi charges NRC board members

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has charged the newly inaugurated members of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, board ‘not to slow down’ the work of the agency for rail development in the country. 

Amaechi gave the charge during the inauguration of the Niger [...]

Fri, 10 May 2019


EFCC Abuja zonal office recovers over N100m

The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured 16 convictions between November 2018 and April 2019, with recoveries of more than N100 million.

Head of the EFCC Abuja Zonal Office, Umar Hadejia, said the achievement comes a few months after the anti-gra [...]

Fri, 10 May 2019


Gunmen attack commissioner’s residence, kill 400-level student

Suspected gunmen attacked the residence of the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Higher Education, Chief Clement Uhembe, and killed a 400-level student, Terlumum Hemba, of the Federal University, Lafia. 

 

The incident is said to have taken place at the commissioners’ resid [...]

Fri, 10 May 2019


About 900 children ‘released’ from CJTF in Nigeria- UNICEF

As part of its commitment to end, prevent the recruitment and use of children, the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, says a total of 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force, CJTF, in Maiduguri, North-East Nigeria.

According to a [...]

Fri, 10 May 2019


NGO bags 2019 UN SDG award

A non-governmental organisation, Follow The Money, has emerged winner of the United Nations, UN, Sustainable Development Goals Mobilizer Award.

This was disclosed at the SDG Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany. 

In a press statement signed by Mrs. Kevwe Oghide, communications [...]

Fri, 10 May 2019


Abuja taxi driver threatens UBER over character defamation

An Abuja based taxi operator, Mr. Edeh Ogechukwu, has threatened to sue UBER, a smartphone application that connects drivers to passengers in a given location, for defamation of character. 

Ogechukwu, who claimed to be operating his private commercial taxi since 2012 in the Federal Capital [...]

Fri, 10 May 2019


Insecurity: FCTA to audit abandoned, uncompleted buildings

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has concluded plans to embark on comprehensive audit of abandoned, uncompleted buildings, parks and event centres, especially those posing security threat to the territory. 

Our correspondent reports that most of the areas that will be af [...]

Fri, 10 May 2019


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