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NDC Commandant Hails Army Chief On Leadership Qualities

The Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) Nigeria, Rear Adm. Oladele Daji, has commended the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru’s leadership quality in piloting the affairs of the Nigerian Army. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement, said that Daji gave the commendation when he paid a courtesy call on the COAS on Tuesday in Abuja. The commandant said that Attahiru’s unique and exceptional leadership skills had led to recent successes in the fight against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in the North East and other…

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IG Tasks PTF On Police Barracks’ Renovation, Modern Buildings

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Usman Baba, has called on the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (PTF) to provide befitting accommodation for the increasing number of personnel of the Nigeria Police Force. Baba made the call on Tuesday in Abuja, when a delegation from the PTF led by its Executive Secretary, Mr Ahmed Sokoto, paid him a courtesy visit. The police boss called for urgent steps to renovate and build modern structures in Police barracks by the PTF. He described PTF as an intervention fund established by the Federal Government…

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Senate Suspends Plenary Over Death Of N’Assembly Members 

The Senate, on Tuesday, upon resumption from its two weeks recess, adjourned plenary till Wednesday, 14th March, 2021, over the recent death of two members of the National Assembly. This was just as the upper chamber held a minute silence in honour of both lawmakers who are members of the House of Representatives. The decision to suspend plenary was carried out in line with the tradition of the National Assembly, following a motion moved by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, and seconded by the Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe. Moving the…

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FG appeals to judicial workers to suspend strike

The Federal Government on Monday,  appealed to the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to suspend its nationwide industrial action, which had paralysed activities in courts across the country. The union had on April 6 embarked on nationwide strike to protest non-implementation of the financial autonomy of the nation’s judiciary. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, made the appeal at a reconciliatory meeting between the Federal Government and the leadership of the union in Abuja. Ngige reminded the striking judicial workers that like doctors and nurses, they were…

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Newly Approved Nok University Appoints Prof Nok As VC

The Board of Trustees of the Nok University, Kachia, in Kaduna State, has approved the appointment of Prof. Ishaya Nock as the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the newly approved institution. A statement from the university said on Sunday in Abuja that the board also approved the appointment of Mr Obadiah Joshua as the Acting Registrar of the institution. The statement signed by Mr Adamu Marshal explained that the appointment of the duo followed the recommendation of the Governing Council of the institution which was considered by the board at its…

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APC To Set Up Registration Appeal Committee

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will set up a registration appeal committee to consider complaints from members on the conduct of its ongoing membership registration, revalidation and update exercise. Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), said this in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja. He said that the decision was part of the resolutions reached at the committee’s ninth meeting, held at the party’s national secretariat. Akpanudoedehe said that the meeting discussed the forthcoming Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area council…

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NiMet Predicts 3 Days Sunshine, Haziness

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted sunshine and haziness from Saturday to Sunday across the country. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Friday in Abuja predicted sunny and hazy skies over the Northern region with chances of thunderstorms over Taraba during the afternoon and evening hours on Saturday. According to it, the North Central cities should be in partly cloudy skies during the morning hours. The agency forecast chances of isolated thunderstorms over Kogi, Niger, Kwara, Southern Benue and Southern Nasarawa in the afternoon and evening hours. It envisaged partly cloudy…

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FG Receives India’s 100,000 Doses Of Covishield Vaccines

The Federal Government has received 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines from India. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, confirmed this on Tuesday at the national briefing by the PTF in Abuja. HE said: “As you are aware, Nigeria received 3.94 million doses of the COVID-19 Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on March 2, 2021. “These vaccines represented the first tranche of about 16 million doses allocated to Nigeria through the COVAX facility, aimed at vaccinating an initial 20 per…

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Lawan: Buhari To Submit Supplementary Budget To Boost Security

…Alleges elites behind push to divide Nigeria President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari would later this month submit a supplementary budget to the National Assembly to request for more funds to tackle insecurity across parts of the country. Lawan made the disclosure while speaking to journalists in his home town Gashua on Saturday. According to him, the National Assembly would stop at nothing to ensure that normalcy and security is restored to states faced by challenges such as kidnapping, insurgency, banditry and militancy. He…

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Gbajabiamila, Ghana’s Speaker Seek Improved Parliamentary Relations

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the new Speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament, Mr Albert Bagbin, have agreed to strengthen parliamentary relations. This is in a bid to find lasting solutions to challenges such as the trade dispute involving some Nigerian traders in Ghana. The two speakers reached out to each other during a zoom meeting on Friday. Gbajabiamila told his counterpart that the two countries should continue to explore the avenue of parliamentary diplomacy in addressing shared challenges. He added that there was much both countries…

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