Gov. Wike Rescues Joi Nunieh From Police Siege As She Was Schedule For Senate Adoc Committee Meeting In Abuja

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The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has rescued the former acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Ms. Joi Nunieh from her house after armed policemen laid siege to her house.  Wike arrived Nunieh’s residence off Herbert Marclay Street, Amada-Flat at about 10:30 this morning following reports that she had been prevented from leaving her house by a team of policemen allegedly on the order of the Inspection General of Police  Munich was scheduled to appear before the House of Representatives ad hoc committee set up to probe…

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CBN Seek Exclusive Rights To Approve, Revocate Bank Licenses

BN Projects Huge Fall In Foreign Reserves

Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said, in line with international best practices and to avoid duplication of functions, the Apex Bank should retain exclusive right to license new banks and the revocate the license of banks in distress. The CBN governor made the appeal at the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions public hearing on the Banks and other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA), Cap B3 LFN 2004 (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2020 and the Electronic Transaction Bill 2020. Emefiele was represented by Mr. Kofo…

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FG Insists On WASSCE Ban For Nigerian Students


The federal government on Wednesday said it would not yet reverse its decision not to reopen schools to allow SS 3 students to participate in the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). There had been outcry and condemnation since the Nigerian government announced that SS 3 students would not take part in this year’s WASSCE in order to avert the spread of Coronavirus. Minister of State for Education, Chief Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, after the Virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, said the position remained unchanged. The minister…

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FIFA Unveils World Cup Qatar 2022 Match Schedule

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The iconic image of FIFA World Cup™ champions France lifting the trophy at Luzhniki Stadium is still fresh in the memory of every football fan. Exactly two years after that historic occasion on 15 July 2018, the unveiling of the match schedule for the next edition invites the football world to dream of a new beginning – one that, now, has a precise time and place to start. Al Bayt Stadium, a 60,000-capacity arena that takes its name and shapes from the traditional tents used by nomadic peoples in the…

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Kano Assembly adopts castration as punishment for rape

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Members of Kano State Assembly on Wednesday unanimously adopted castration as punishment for rape in the state. The adoption initiated a process to further amend the State’s Penal Code amendment (No.12), Law of 2014. Nuraddeen Alhassan (APC-Rano) had sought a review of the law as he stated that the present 14-year jail punishment was not enough. He said; “Therefore, I am calling on the House to recall the law and amend it, to provide castration punishment for rapists. “I believe this is the only measure to be taken to end the…

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Okonjo-Iweala Sends Message To U.S govt In WTO DG Campaign

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Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s candidate to head the World Trade Organization (WTO) has urged U.S. President Donald Trump or his successor not to leave the Geneva-based body. She said reforms were possible. Washington has been a regular critic of the WTO and is along with other members is urging reforms to its 25-year-old global trade rule book. It has also blocked appointments to its top appeals court, paralyzing its functions.                                         …

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Senate Passes Bills To Establish Maritime University, Two Others

Senate Demands More As FG Approves N5bn Bailout For Aviation Sector

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to establish the Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Delta State. Also passed were two bills to establish the University of Technology, Auchi, Edo State; and Federal College of Education, Giwa, Kaduna State. The three bills were passed by the upper chamber following a clause-by-clause consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND. While the bill seeking to establish the Nigeria Maritime University was sponsored by Senator James Manager (PDP – Delta South); the other two to establish…

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Senate Wants Age Review For Job Seekers

Senate Condemns Rising Cost Of Buhari’s Foreign Medical Trips

The Senate has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to direct the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity to set up a Committee to review the age limit for job seekers in the country to allow competent applicants to be employed by the Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of Government. The call was made in a resolution that followed the consideration of a motion brought to the floor by Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC – Sokoto East). Coming under order 42 and 52 of the Senate Standing Rules, Gobir noted…

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Why UK Frustrated Air Peace Attempt To Evacuate Nigerians – Onyema

Air Peace To Begin Commercial Flight Operations Into Johannesburg Route Soon

Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, has described the denial of his airline landing permit to evacuate stranded Nigerians in the United Kingdom as an eye-opener. Onyema expressed his disappointment in the British government, accusing it of frustrating the effort of the Nigerian government and Air Peace to evacuate stranded Nigerians. The Air Peace boss at a webinar on Tuesday night also absolved the Nigerian government of any blame on the repatriation flight. He said it was a demand for a Third Country Operator approval that forced the…

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