• House of Reps order a reduction in fuel prices

    House of Reps order a reduction in fuel prices

    The House of Representatives, yesterday directed the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources to commence a downward review of the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol,which is currently pegged at a maximum price of N145 per litre.

    The House at yesterday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, also resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to interface with the Petroleum Ministry on the downward review of the pump […]

  • No pronouncement yet on reduction in graduates’ mobilisation – NYSC

    No pronouncement yet on reduction in graduates’ mobilisation – NYSC

    It was gathered that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has refuted the claim that it had concluded plans to reduce the number of graduates to be mobilised for the 2016 batch ‘B’ orientation course by 67 per cent.

    It said the information flying around on the social media about the development was not the position of the scheme, insisting that no pronouncement has yet been made on the matter.

    In an interview yesterday, the Public Relations Officer ofCorps, Mrs. Abosede Aderibigbe, […]

  • ECOWAS calls for reduction in population growth to enhance economic development

    ECOWAS calls for reduction in population growth to enhance economic development

    It was gathered that the Economic Community of West Africa States has urged member states to sensitise communities on the need to reduce the number of children a family can cater for to enhance economic development and reduce migration.

    The President of the Commission, Marcel de Souza, made the call when he received German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the commission on Monday in Abuja.

    De Souza expressed concern that the demographic growth in the sub-region was equal to its economic growth, […]

  • 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 […]

  • NYSC denies reports of reducing corps members allowance

    NYSC denies reports of reducing corps members allowance

    According to reports, the management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Tuesday denied social media reports of a 25 percent reduction in corps members allowance.

    The NYSC in a statement issued by the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Scheme, Abosede Aderibigbe said the statement is false, mischievous and a figment of the writer’s imagination

    The statement reads in parts, “The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to a statement being circulated in the Social Media about […]