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Why FG won’t hike petrol price in February – NNPC

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it is resisting the temptation of hiking the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in February because it has to wait for conclusion of the stakeholders and labour consultation meeting. It assured the consumers that in spite of the rise in the price of crude oil in...

Full list: NJC recommends appointment of 26 judges

The National Judicial Council has recommended the appointment of 26 judges after a meeting it had on March 17 and 18 under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Muhammad. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the NJC spokesman, Soji Oye, who also revealed that the Council issued a...

#EndSARS Aftermath: CBN Must Desist From Jumping Into The Political Arena – Falana

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stay out of politics and stick to the business of banking. Falana’s call was made in reaction to the unfreezing of bank accounts belonging to 20 #EndSARS promoters. Following the #EndSARS protest that rocked the nation in October 2020,...

BREAKING: Kagara Abductees Released – Official

The abductees from Government Science Secondary School Kagara, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been released. A government official who confirmed the release to Channels TV said they are on their way to Minna, the state capital. According to him, the children were released from a location close to where the fifty-three abductees...

Kidnappers demand N100 million ransom for UI student

Abductors of a student in the sociology department of the University of Ibadan (UI), Emmanuel Odetunde, have demanded a ransom of N100m for his release. Odetunde was abducted around 5 pm on Monday while working at his father’s poultry farm in Oke Odan, Apete area of Ibadan, Oyo capital. The Nation gathered he was picked by...

FG begins selection of N-Power Batch C applicants

The Federal Government on Thursday announced it has begun the selection process for applicants who indicated interest to be employed under the N-Power Batch C. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Farouq had last year announced that over five million applications were received. The online application process, which began on Friday,...

NCAA Lifts Ban On Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced the lifting of the ban on Boeing 737 Max Aircraft in the Nigerian Airspace, following the two accidents involving the Boeing 737 Max Aircraft. According to a communique signed by Capt. Musa Nuhu the Director-General of the NCAA, the approval is effective 12th February 2021. Consequent to the...

Nigeria: Excitement in EFCC Over Bawa’s Nomination as Chairman

There was excitement at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja and other zonal offices nationwide on Tuesday as President Muhammadu Buhari broke with tradition to pick an operative, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, as the next chairman of the commission. Buhari in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate,...

Kaduna Security: Troops Kill More Bandits In Birnin Gwari

Troops of the Nigerian Airforce have killed more bandits during Air operations in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The sustained military operations followed recent killing of over 40 people in five local government areas of the state within 48 hours. According to the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, bandits...

NLC storms National Assembly, protest moves to reclassify minimum wage [Photos]

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and its allies are currently at the National Assembly Complex, protesting moves by lawmakers to remove minimum wage from Exclusive Legislative List to Concurrent Legislative List. The union had on Tuesday, mobilised its members across the country to embark on the protest today (Wednesday). Those residing in the Federal Capital Territory,...

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