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Buhari Addresses Nation On June 12; Says In The Last

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, June 12, 2021, addressed Nigerians as the country marks Democracy Day. According to the nationwide televised address, which lasted for over 20 minutes, Democracy Day “is a celebration of freedom, and victory for one people, one country and one Nigeria.” Channels TV reports that the President’s address came as thousands […]

Senate Rules Out Impeachment Of Buhari Over Insecurity

The Nigerian Senate has ruled out the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over the current state of the Nation. The Senate dedicated most of the day’s plenary to issues of insecurity across the land. This followed a motion by Senator Sani Musa on the urgent need to halt the activities of terrorists in some Communities […]

Senate Investigates FG Agency Over Sale of ₦31M Jeeps for

The Senate Public Accounts Committee has commenced investigation into the alleged sale of two Prado jeeps worth ₦31m at ₦1.5m by officials of the Lake Chad Research Institute, in Maiduguri, Borno State. The Committee discovered the ridiculous transaction while scrutinising the 2015-2018 Auditor General’s report currently being treated by both chambers of the National Assembly. […]

Minimum Wage: Protesting Workers Force Their Way Into National Assembly

Nigerian workers in their hundreds stormed the National Assembly complex in Abuja, demanding the withdrawal of a bill that would remove the National Minimum Wage from the exclusive to the concurrent legislative list. Channels TV reports that about a fortnight ago, the House of Representatives introduced a bill which, according to the sponsor, Hon. Garba […]

Minimum Wage: NLC Stages Nationwide Protest

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has staged a nationwide protest over proposed amendments to the minimum wage for Nigerian workers.  This protest which is being coordinated from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Wednesday, Marrch 10, 2021, is said to be holding following attempts by some Lawmakers at the National Assembly to remove the […]

Buhari Writes National Assembly, Seeks Confirmation Of Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter to the National Assembly seeking the confirmation of the Service Chiefs. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Mr Babajide Omoworare, said this in a statement on Friday, January 29, 2021. He said after nominating the Service Chiefs, President Buhari, in a letter dated […]

2021 Budget: SERAP Asks NASS To Stop Buhari From Selling

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the National Assembly to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from selling Government properties to fund the 2021 budget. SERAP, in a statement issued on Sunday, January 17, 2021, by its deputy Director, Mr Kolawole Oluwadare, appealed to the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of […]

Army Redeploys 210 Generals, 1,336 Others

The Nigerian Army has redeployed 210 Generals and over a thousand of its Officers to various new positions in a major shakeup. In a list obtained by Channels Television on Saturday, January 9, 2021, a total of 1,546 Officers were redeployed. Besides the generals that were redeployed, 450 Colonels, 309 Majors, 251 Captains and 322 Lieutenants were […]

Gbajabiamila Confirms Death Of Vendor Shot By His Security Aide,

The Speaker of the House of Representative, Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has confirmed the death of a Newspaper vendor shot by one of his security aides on Thursday, November 19, 2020.  Rt Hon. Gbajabiamila who, in a series of tweets on his official handle in the early hours of Friday, November 20, 2020, narrated how […]

Defence Minister Says Nigeria Granted U.S. Permission To Conduct Rescue

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), has disclosed Nigeria was aware of a rescue mission conducted by the United States forces in the Country. While disclosing this to reporters on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at the National Assembly in Abuja, the Minister explained that the Federal Government granted the US permission to […]