• Give thanks to God always, even with the present economic recession – clerics urge Nigerians

    Give thanks to God always, even with the present economic recession – clerics urge Nigerians

    Pastor Tolani Adeyemo, wife of the Pastor-in-Charge of Lagos Province 18 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has urged Nigerians to always give thanks to God, even with the present economic recession.

    Adeyemo gave the admonition on Sunday while delivering a sermon at the 10-year anniversary of RCCG Ogun Province 8 Area/Zonal Headquarters, Isheri in Ogun.

    She said that any nation which had the fear of God and was filled with righteousness was qualified for God’s favour.

    “The nation may be […]

  • Federal lawmakers urge posthumous promotion for slain Col. Abu-Ali

    Federal lawmakers urge posthumous promotion for slain Col. Abu-Ali

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Tuesday recommended that a Nigerian soldier who died over the weekend be given a posthumous promotion to be a colonel.

    Muhammad Abu-Ali died in a Boko Haram ambush on Friday night as a lieutenant colonel.

    The proposal by the House followed a motion of urgent national concern raised by one of its members from Sokoto, Abdulsamad Dasuki.

    Mr. Dasuki in his motion also said the Nigerian government should employ his wife into the civil service […]

  • Governors urge Adeosun to release ecology funds

    Governors urge Adeosun to release ecology funds

    It was gathered that the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, on Tuesday led governors of six states to a meeting with the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr, Godwin Emefiele, over some issues relating to the management of the ecology fund.

    The state governors that accompanied Yari to the closed door meeting are the the governors of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha; Kaduna, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai; Osun, Rauf Aregbesola; […]

  • Confirm Magu as EFCC’s substantive chair – CSOs urge Senate

    Confirm Magu as EFCC’s substantive chair – CSOs urge Senate

    Anti-corruption groups have called on the leadership of the Senate to expedite action on the confirmation of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, so as to give the ongoing anti-corruption fight the impetus it desperately needs and help sustain the Buhari administration in curtailing impunity in governance.

    This was stated in a statement collectively signed by Debo Adeniran, Coalition Againts Corrupt Leaders (CACOL); Lanre Suraju, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC); Adetokunbo Mumuni, […]

  • Shiites threaten to storm Abuja, urge El-Zakzaky’s release

    Shiites threaten to storm Abuja, urge El-Zakzaky’s release

    Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as Shiites, said on Monday that they would march on Abuja to protest the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, in the Department of State Service.

    They noted that following the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum given by the sect to the Federal Government within which to release El-Zakzaky, Shiites in millions would occupy the federal capital until their leader is released.

    The group spoke under the aegis of ‘Save Zakzaky’s […]

  • Nurses urge doctors to shelve strike

    Nurses urge doctors to shelve strike

    Nurses under the aegis of University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) have appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to shelve its planned nationwide strike.

     

    The association, in a statement, yesterday, said the oath of allegiance “to God and humanity by health workers was sacrosanct” and that “no reason was good enough for anyone to breach it in the name of strike’’.

    The association in a statement issued in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State by its National Secretary, Mr Goodluck Nshi, […]

  • Recession: Reps members urge Buhari to fully implement 2016 budget

    Recession: Reps members urge Buhari to fully implement 2016 budget

    Members of the House of Representatives have urged President Muhammadu Buhari and his economic team to accelerate the implementation of the 2016 budget.

    They also advised the President to expedite action on the presentation of the 2017 budget projections to avoid delay in its passage.

    A cross section of lawmakers who spoke in separate interviews in Abuja on Friday noted that the implementation of the 2016 budget was integral to taking Nigeria out of its present recession.

    They explained that the executive cannot […]

  • Militants and stakeholders urge Buhari to stop CBN from winding up banks

    Militants and stakeholders urge Buhari to stop CBN from winding up banks

    A Niger Delta militant group, Iduwn Volunteers Force, IVF, and some major shareholders in the banking sector have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, from forcefully winding up some banks in the country, including Skye Bank Plc.

    The group, in statement in Lagos by its Commander Johnson Biboye, also asked the President to prevail on the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele to withdraw a letter addressed to 11 banks, including Skye Bank Plc, compelling them to […]