• El-Rufai decries high rate of drug abuse among northern youths

    El-Rufai decries high rate of drug abuse among northern youths

    Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai has raised the alarm over the disturbing rate of drug and substance abuse in the North, revealing that drug addiction is threatening a generation of women and youths.

    El-Rufai described the situation as a ‘sorry tale’ and saying it was time to seek realistic solutions to curb the destructive outcomes of substance abuse in the country.

    The governor, who spoke at a one-day seminar in Abuja, with the theme, Substance Abuse: An Impediment to Gainful Employment, organised […]

  • Senate decries rising medical negligence and the non-compliance, to hold health summit

    Senate decries rising medical negligence and the non-compliance, to hold health summit

    According to reports, the Senate has decried the high rate of medical negligence and the non-compliance with the National Health Act in the country.

    As a result, the upper chamber of the National Assembly said it would hold a stakeholders’ forum tagged ‘First Nigerian Medical Law Summit.’

    The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Olanrewaju Tejuoso, while addressing journalists on Thursday, stated that the forum was necessitated by the increasing petitions against medical institutions and personnel.

    He said, “The Nigerian Medical Law Summit […]

  • Reps panel decries non-patronage of Nigerians in oil and gas sector

    Reps panel decries non-patronage of Nigerians in oil and gas sector

    It was gathered that the House of Representatives committee on local content has decried the non-patronage of qualified Nigerians in the oil and gas sector.

    Chairman of the committee, Mr. Emmanuel Okon, spoke on the issue during a stakeholders meeting on expatriate quota in the sector. He remarked that most oil firms have no quota approvals for the expatriates working them.

    He further stated that findings by the committee indicated that some of the firms engaged expatriates that are not qualified to […]

  • Governor Emmanuel decries imposition of outrageous tariff on imported seedling

    Governor Emmanuel decries imposition of outrageous tariff on imported seedling

    Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has decried imposition of outrageous tariff by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture on importation of crop seedling such as coconut and other crops into the country, saying this hinders sincere commitment to agricultural development.

    Governor Emmanuel who made this known yesterday at Government House, Uyo during a courtesy call on him by the Course 25, Study Team of the National Defence College (NDC), currently on tour of the state said what Nigeria needs more […]

  • Tafawa Balewa’s family decries neglect by Bauchi government

    Tafawa Balewa’s family decries neglect by Bauchi government

    The family of the first Nigerian Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, has complained that the Bauchi State Government has totally neglected them.

    The members of the former first family added that the present state government does not accord them the privileges they used to enjoy in the past.

    The eldest son of the late Nigerian leader, Yakubu Balewa, made this complaint yesterday when a Community Based Organisation (CBO) in the state, ‘Save Bauchi State Organisation (SABSO), paid a visit to the […]

  • Niger Delta youth leaders decries bombing of oil installations

    Niger Delta youth leaders decries bombing of oil installations

    Saddened by the renewed bombings of oil installations in the oil-rich Niger Delta by the notorious militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the Grand Council of Niger Delta Youth Leaders GCNDYL on Sunday in Uyo condemned the sabotage of oil and gas facilities.

    A statement by its spokesperson Comrade Awakessien Clement Eric Omare, decried the renewed attacks saying blowing of pipelines will further pollute and bring further hardship to the people of the region .

    He called on the restive youths […]

  • Comptroller decries poor condition of prisons in Nasarawa

    Comptroller decries poor condition of prisons in Nasarawa

    The Comptroller of Prisons in Nasarawa State, Ekwere Ekanem, has lamented the deplorable living condition of convicts and those awaiting trials for various offences in prisons across the state.

    Ekanem spoke yesterday when he visited the state office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia, the state capital.

    He regretted the absence of rehabilitation programmes for the inmates while in custody.

    According to Ekanem, the total number of prisoners in Nasarawa is 1,663 with just 520 convicted while 1,143 persons are […]

  • ASUU decries reduction of budgetary allocation to education

    ASUU decries reduction of budgetary allocation to education

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decried the reduction of the Federal Government’s allocation to the education sector from 11 percent in 2015 to 8 percent in 2016.

    The ASUU Sokoto Zonal Coordinator, Dr Lawal Argungu, made this known at a Press Conference in Sokoto on Saturday.

    “The way FGN treats the funding of education in this country makes it difficult for ASUU to believe the sincerity of the government in reforming the education sector in Nigeria.

    “It is certainly quite […]

  • ASUP decries non-payment of salaries in 14 institutions

    ASUP decries non-payment of salaries in 14 institutions

    The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has decried the non-payment of 10 months salaries in 14 institutions.

    Chika Ogonwa, the ASUP’s Coordinator, Zone ‘D’, made this known in a media briefing after an emergency meeting of the union in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Wednesday.

    The zone is made up of all the Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and Monotechnics in the South East and the South South.

    Ogonwa, in a communiqué issued after the meeting, said the affected institutions were located in […]

  • Oyo TUC decries workers’ condition, threatens mass action

    Oyo TUC decries workers’ condition, threatens mass action

    The Trade Union Congress in Oyo State has decried the living condition of workers in the state, vowing to embark on mass action if the situation persisted.

    The TUC Chairman, Emelieze Andrew, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Tuesday that urgent steps must be taken by states and the Federal Government to tackle the development.

    Andrew also said TUC would embark on a mass protest at the expiration of a 15-day ultimatum it issued on Monday.

    Lamenting that the economic […]