Month: April 2021

Federal Government, World Bank Meets Over NBS ‘Confusing’ Employment Statistics

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT The federal government and the World Bank will hold a virtual meeting today, in other to discuss the modalities used by the national bureau of statistics in gathering data for employment statistics. The minister of Labour and employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosed this while receiving the leadership of the chartered institute of …

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Federal Government Declares Monday Public Holiday To Mark Workers’ Day

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT The federal government has declared Monday, 3rd of May, 2021, as a public holiday to mark this year’s international workers’ day celebration. The minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Nigerian workers for witnessing this year’s celebration. Aregbesola in a statement today …

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Amotekun, OPC Vigilante Arrest 11 Suspects Terrorizing Oyo Residents

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT Operatives of Oyo state security network agency also known as Amotekun, Oodua people’s congress and vigilante group of Nigeria have arrested no fewer than eleven suspects who have been terrorizing residents of the state. Amotekun commandant in Oyo state, col. Olayinka Olayanju explained that six of the suspects were arrested at Kajola …

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Compulsory Vocational Studies Bill Passes Second Reading In House Of Reps

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT A bill mandating the teaching of vocational studies in Nigeria’s secondary schools has passed the second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill which was sponsored by hon. Joseph Asuku Bello representing Adavi/Okehi federal constituency of Kogi state was first read on the floor of the lower chamber on 2nd July, …

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Independent National Electoral Commission Announces February 18 For 2023 General Election

BY SHITTA SOFIYAT The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced February 18 as the date for the 2023 general election in the country. The Independent National Electoral Commission chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement during a one-day public hearing on the National Electoral Offences Commission Establishment Bill 2021, organised by the Senate Committee on …

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2021 rainfall: Lagos issues flash flood alert

BY DEJI OGUNSOLA Lagos State Government has alerted residents along flood plains of major rivers and drainage channels such as Owode, Iwaya, Makoko, Badia, Ijora, Isaalu, Pota and Shibiri to move to higher grounds when the need arises. The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello,while briefing newsmen on the seasonal climate predictions …

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Breaking: Ag IGP disbands police monitoring teams in Lagos, Port Harcourt

BY DEJI OGUNSOLA Acting Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Monitoring Satellite Offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt over complaints of harassment and operating beyond their briefs by Nigerians. Speaking at his maiden meeting with Command Police Commissioners and zonal AIGs, in Abuja on Thursday, Baba said the …

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Governors Seek Special Review of Nigeria’s Security Challenges

BY DEJI OGUNSOLA Members of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum have called for a special review of the nation’s security challenges for an in-depth understanding of the enormity of the situation. They made the call at a meeting presided by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum Chairman, Kayode Fayemi, at the State House in Abuja. While briefing newsmen …

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