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Magu’s Case Shows There are No Sacred Cows, Says Presidency

The presidency, yesterday, said despite the seeming embarrassment the ongoing probe of the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu had caused the government and the country, it was a strong message that no one in Nigeria was above the law or beyond investigation in the country’s...

Primate Ndukuba Tasks Leaders To Take Governance And Development To The Grassroots

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev’d Henry Ndukuba has called on the Federal Government to grant autonomy to the Local Government. Primate Ndukuba who made this call in an interview with Press in his office in Abuja, also requested that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should be allowed to...

Re-tooling Nigeria’s Public Health Model in Post COVID-19 Era

It is no longer news that COVID-19 will leave a serious public health crisis in its wake long after it has gone; an open knowledge that has ensured attention globally is shifting to concretising local and international health partnerships that focus on not just how to successfully contain or tackle the virus, but, more...

Nigeria’s Public Debt Stock Hits N28.63tn

Nigeria’s total public debt portfolio, all the states and the federal government inclusive, stood at N28.63 trillion as at March 31 this year. According to the Nigerian Domestic and Foreign Debt Q1 2020 report released yesterday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the total public debt rose by 4.48 per cent compared to the...

Setting an Agenda for Justice Dongban-Mensem

Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem was penultimate Friday sworn in as the new President of the Court of Appeal (PCA). She succeeded Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa who retired after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70. At the inauguration, which took place at the Supreme Court premises, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad,...

FG Lifts Ban On Interstate Movement From July 1, Extends Phase II Of Eased Lockdown By Another 4 Weeks

Federal Government of Nigeria has extended Phase Two of the eased lockdown by another four weeks, but partially lifted the ban on interstate movement and systematic re-opening of schools. Chairman of Presidential Taskforce PTF on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha disclosed this at a briefing on Monday...

N-Power to absorb 400,000 applicants for third batch

THE Federal Government has said 400,000 applicants will be absorbed into the third batch of its N-Power National Social Investment Scheme (NSIP). Last week, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development announced that it would begin the enrolment of the third batch of N-Power beneficiaries on June 26, 2020. The ministry explained...

Interrogating the Federal Character Principle and Presidential Power

The workability of the Federal Character principle has come under scrutiny lately during the screening and confirmation hearing of the 38 members of the FederalCharacter Commission. This is a modest attempt to elucidate and provide more explanation on a topical national issue often misconstrued by many. On Tuesday, June 2, on the floor of the...

Who Pays Back Nigeria’s Debts?

Once again, Nigeria has a debt problem. Fourteen years after former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his economic team led the country to exit the debt trap of the 1980 and 1990s, Nigeria is once again wallowing in a second debt trap with absolutely no idea of how to exit. Nosa James-Igbinadolor looks at how...

BREAKING: VCs, JAMB adopt 160 as cut-off mark for 2020 admissions

Heads of tertiary institutions have agreed on a minimum score of 160 for 2020/2021 admissions. They also adopted 120 for polytechnics and 100 for colleges. Speaking during the 2020 policy meeting on admissions, Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, said no institution is allowed to go below the minimum score pegged...

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