• NYSC sets up committee to look into death of three corp members

    NYSC sets up committee to look into death of three corp members

    The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) yesterday set up a high-powered committee to look into the death of three of its corp members, Elechi Nwenenda, Oladepo Ifedolapo and Asuquo Ukeme who died at the ongoing Batch B (Stream 1) orientation camps in Bayelsa, Kano and Zamfara States.

    Brigadier General Sule Kazaure, NYSC Director General, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja in a statement he personally signed.

    The committee, according to him, will probe the remote and immediate causes of the deaths that […]

  • Masari inaugurates dialogue, amnesty committee for cattle rustlers

    Masari inaugurates dialogue, amnesty committee for cattle rustlers

    According to reports, Katsina State Government on Saturday inaugurated a 15-man Committee on Dialogue and Amnesty to parley with cattle rustlers operating in the forest across the state.

    Speaking while inaugurating the committee in Katsina, Governor Aminu Masari mandated the committee to meet with various gangs of cattle rustlers operating in the state with a view to identifying their grievances and advice the government.

    Masari also asked members of the committee to consult widely with stakeholders and engage religious and traditional leaders […]

  • PDP begins preparation for 2019 elections, inaugurates committee

    PDP begins preparation for 2019 elections, inaugurates committee

    According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party, under the leadership of Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, has constituted a Strategic Committee to Regain Power in 2019 through every democratic means.

    Makarfi, the Chairman, PDP National Caretaker Committee, said at the inauguration of the committee in Abuja on Tuesday, that the group was also expected to offer advice on how to make the party stronger and better.

    He said the formation of the committee was not because of the crisis in the party, but in […]

  • Obaseki’s inauguration: Oshiomhole  appoints Edo SSG as transition committee chairman

    Obaseki’s inauguration: Oshiomhole appoints Edo SSG as transition committee chairman

    Edo State government has set up a 19-member transition committee headed by the Secretary to Edo State Government, Professor Julius Ihonvbere.

    The Chief of Staff to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Mr Patrick Obahiagbon, is the chairman of the inauguration committee.

    The committee is expected to ensure smooth transition of power and swearing in of the governor-elect of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

    The ceremony will hold on November 12, 2016.

    Obaseki defeated his closest rival in the September 28 […]

  • Senate committee backs CBN’s monetary policies

    Senate committee backs CBN’s monetary policies

    According to reports, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim, monday said he was so far satisfied with the current monetary policy measures adopted by the Central Banking of Nigeria (CBN) to get the economy on the right track.

    He said the committee would continue to play its role to help the apex bank effectively perform its duties for the country to function properly.

    Addressing journalists at the CBN headquarters in Abuja, shortly after […]

  • Ondo election: APC sets up 49-member committee

    Ondo election: APC sets up 49-member committee

    According to reports, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday in Abuja, constituted a 49-member campaign committee to work for the party’s victory in the Nov. 26 governorship poll in Ondo state.

    The committee has nine serving governors, nine ministers, former governors, members of the National Assembly, and the Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives.

    Inaugurating the committee at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja, National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said that the committee had the big challenge of delivering Ondo to […]

  • Reps set up committee to probe DSS’ raid on judges’ homes

    Reps set up committee to probe DSS’ raid on judges’ homes

    According to reports, the House of Representatives has set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the raids carried out by the Department of State Services (DSS) on some judges homes across the country over the weekend.

    The homes of seven judges was raided by the DSS on allegations of corruption.

    On Tuesday, the house resolved to investigate the matter, following an urgent motion on matters of public importance sponsored by Kingsley Chinda.

    While moving the motion on the floor the house, he […]

  • Makarfi, Sheriff agree on 24-man negotiating committee

    Makarfi, Sheriff agree on 24-man negotiating committee

    According to reports, the factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and the Chairman of its National Caretaker Committee,  Senator Ahmed Makarfi, have agreed to set up a 24-man committee to handle negotiation between the two warring factions.

    The committee, which will consist of 12 members each from the two factions, is expected to be unfolded this week, according to investigations by our correspondent.

    Our correspondent gathered that the two leaders of the committee had agreed that […]

  • Igbo youth urges FG to constitute Reconciliation Committee

    Igbo youth urges FG to constitute Reconciliation Committee

    According to reports, the President, Igbo Youth Congress, Bright Ezeocha, on Saturday urged the Federal Government to constitute a National Reconciliation Committee to facilitate national unity for the progress and development of the nation.

    Ezeocha made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on the occasion of Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary.

    According to him, the bedrock to the growth and development of any nation is unity and peace, and a divided nation cannot record progress.

    Ezeocha said: […]

  • Governor Okorocha appoints wife chairperson Amnesty committee

    Governor Okorocha appoints wife chairperson Amnesty committee

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, at weekend, appointed his wife, Nkechi, to chair the state’s Amnesty committee.

    The governor also inaugurated two other committees including the committee on the Review of the Activities and Infrastructural Development of state owned Higher Institutions, and the Technical committee for the take-off of the Eastern Palm University, Ogboko.

    In the terms of reference to the Amnesty Committee, the governor charged them to come up with programmes and ideas that would ensure the sustenance of the […]

  • Committee postpones coronation of Benin Crown Prince

    Committee postpones coronation of Benin Crown Prince

    According to reports, the Benin Traditional Council on Wednesday announced October 20 as the new date for the coronation of the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa.

    Prof. Gregory Akenzua, the Chairman of the Coronation Planning Committee, made the announcement at a news conference at the Oba’s palace in Benin.

    According to Akenzua, who is the Enogie of Evbuobanosa/Abudu, the date for the coronation was changed from September 26.

    He said: “The change of date is sequel to the announcement by […]