Thickening Plot To Scrap EFCC

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) last Wednesday raised the alarm about a draft bill seeking to scrap the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and replace it with an agency under the control of the Attorney-General of the Federation. Statekholders are worried that this could be the nail in the coffin of the anti-corruption war, writes ADEBISI ONANUGA. A plan to scrap the … Continue reading Thickening Plot To Scrap EFCC

Buhari Commends Election Process In Edo

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASEPRESIDENT BUHARI COMMENDS ELECTION PROCESS IN EDO STATE, REITERATES COMMITMENT TO FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS Press Release President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the election process in Edo State which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The President congratulated the winner and urged him to show grace and humility in victory. Related … Continue reading Buhari Commends Election Process In Edo

F.G. Clarifies Statement On Registration For Account Holders

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) said yesterday that only bank customers who maintain accounts in countries and tax jurisdictions other than Nigeria are required to register afresh with their banks. Highlights • Apologizes for misleading tweets • FIRS issues guidelines on ‘self-certification’ The agency said the exercise was for tax and anti-money laundering monitoring purposes. The FIRS, in a clarification, said  such account holders … Continue reading F.G. Clarifies Statement On Registration For Account Holders

Nigeria In Talks With Russia On Vaccines

Nigeria is currently in talks with the Russian Government and other countries producing reliable vaccines for a possible supply when they are developed. From Moses Emorinken, Abuja Highlight ’Fed Govt has invested in local vaccine company’ Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who stated this on Thursday, added that although India has been promise 10 million vaccines from the Russian Government, it is optimistic Nigeria … Continue reading Nigeria In Talks With Russia On Vaccines

Edo 2020: Buhari Reiterated Commitment To Credible Elections, Warns Against Poll Rigging and Election Violence

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reiterated his commitment to credible elections. From Bolaji Ogundele and Nicholas Kalu, Abuja Highlight APC preaches peace as PDP protests INEC promises fairness Tight security in state He warned against violence and lack of fairness in Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress … Continue reading Edo 2020: Buhari Reiterated Commitment To Credible Elections, Warns Against Poll Rigging and Election Violence

West African Leaders Insist On Civilian Rule In Mali Within Days

West African leaders have emphasised that Mali’s junta should nominate civilian transitional leaders within days to lead the nation toward elections, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said following a regional summit. Six leaders from the West African regional economic bloc, ECOWAS, met with Mali’s junta Tuesday in Ghana, whose president now serves as the bloc’s new chairman. They agreed the junta must install a civilian president … Continue reading West African Leaders Insist On Civilian Rule In Mali Within Days

NLC Give F.G. 14 Days Ultimatum To Reverse Petrol and Electricity Price or Face Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to shut down the economy if the federal government refuses to reverse the recent hike in petrol price and electricity tariff in 14 days. By Azeezat Adedigba The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said this at the end of the NLC’s central working committee (CWC) meeting on Wednesday in Abuja. Mr Wabba said workers and Nigerians are disappointed that the government … Continue reading NLC Give F.G. 14 Days Ultimatum To Reverse Petrol and Electricity Price or Face Strike

UK Threatens To Sanction Violence Sponsors, Deploys Observers

The United Kingdom plans to deploy observers monitor Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State and ant the October 10 poll in Ondo State, its High Commissioner to Nigeria Catriona Laing said on Tuesday.  By Yusuf Alli, Abuja It also spoke of a plan to take action against sponsors of violence, including travel ban to the United Kingdom. But it said the British High Commissioner to … Continue reading UK Threatens To Sanction Violence Sponsors, Deploys Observers

Petrol and Power Rates Hike Is Choking Workers — Labour

Organized Labour on Tuesday demanded measures to cushion the effect on workers of the increase in petrol price and the hike in electricity tariffs.  By Frank Ikpefan, Abuja Highlights • Government should provide succour • Why we are borrowing, by Buhari They told the government that the new price regime had choked workers and that the gains recovered with last year’s raised minimum wage had … Continue reading Petrol and Power Rates Hike Is Choking Workers — Labour

Tinubu Appeals To Edo People To Reject Obaseki At The Polls

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has urged voters to reject Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki at the polls on Saturday. By Emmanuel Oladesu Highlight ‘Edo governor is a dictator’ He described him as a dictator who undermined democracy in Edo State by preventing the swearing in of 14 members of the House of Assembly. Tinubu said the electorate should reject Obaseki’s … Continue reading Tinubu Appeals To Edo People To Reject Obaseki At The Polls