BREAKING: FG, ASUU Reach Truce

…….ASUU To Hold NEC Meeting, Decide Fate The Nigerian government has reached an agreement with striking university lecturers, raising the possibility of ending the teachers’ prolonged industrial action. The national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive Committee of the union will review its decisions based on the new commitment by the federal government. He said the strike could only be called off or not after the NEC meeting. He did not say when the meeting will hold. The lecturers have been on…

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2019: Actress Angela Okorie Calls on Nigerians Not To Vote For Sympathy

Nollywood actress and producer, Angela Okorie has called on Nigerians to vote wisely in the forthcoming general elections. She also urged the public not to avoid sympathy vote, but vote for the right person, who can ensure good governance. On how to know who the right person to vote for is, in a post on her Instagram page on Monday morning, she said: “Go for research, be adherence to political debates, don’t sell your vote because it is your right.” “Due to the bad governance Nigerians have experienced years back…

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Man stabbed to death in Rivers for pasting campaign posters

A young man in his late 20s, identified as Chimezie Dike, was on Saturday stabbed to death during a fight with one Henry Ekeozor over the pasting of campaign posters on the wall of a building. The incident was said to have happened around 8.20pm at 40B Azikiwe Street, Mile 2, Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The deceased, according to sources, was not a member of the All Progressives Congress, but was contracted to paste the campaign posters of Collyns Owondah, a House of Representatives candidate of the party in…

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BREAKING: FIRS breaks all-time record, generates N5.3trn in 2018

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has broken Nigeria’s all-time revenue generation record, after generating N5.3 trillion in 2018. In Nigeria, FIRS highest revenue generation was previously recorded in 2012, when the agency generated N5.07 trillion. Tunde Fowler, FIRS chairman, who announced the 2018 record said the cost of collection as a percentage of actual taxes collected has been reducing, as the government is generating more at a time when oil prices are low. “While we have been steadily increasing revenue collection over the years, our cost of collection has actually…

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JUST IN: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim To Resign February

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced Monday he would step down next month, more than three years before his current term was due to expire. The decision ends Kim’s six-year tenure and may give US President Donald decisive influence over the future leadership of the global development lender. “It has been a great honor to serve as president of this remarkable institution, full of passionate individuals dedicated to the mission of ending extreme poverty in our lifetime,” Kim said in a statement. Kim, who became president in 2012, is…

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BREAKING: Buhari appoints Hamman-Tukur as NFIU Director

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Modibbo Hamman-Tukur as the Director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit. This was confirmed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in Abuja. Hamman-Tukur, who holds a Master’s Degree in Science, hails from Adamawa State. The statement reads, “In accordance with the provision of Section 5(1) of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit Act 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Modibbo Hamman-Tukur as a Director of the Unit. “This was contained in a letter dated January…

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Minimum Wage: NLC To Hold Nationwide Protest Tuesday

The Nigeria Labour Congress says it will on Tuesday hold a nationwide protest to drive its demand for the upward review of the national minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000. The General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, said in a statement that there would be no strike for now. Ozo-Eson, therefore, asked members of the public to disregard reports that the strike would begin tomorrow. The statement read in part, “It has come to our attention that some sections of the news media have largely misrepresented our action…

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Boko Haram Attacks: Gov. Shettima Weeps During Meeting With Buhari

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Monday wept over the resurgence of attacks by Boko Haram in his state when he led a delegation to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting is currently holding inside the council chamber of State House Presidential Villa Abuja. The governor broke down as he delivered his opening remarks, to state why he and his team were visiting the president again. The meeting has in attendance all three senators from the state, members of the House of Representatives, the APC governorship candidate and…

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US returnee accuses Lagos policeman of using a cult group to threaten him inside police station

Nigerian man has claimed that he was threatened by a policeman in Lagos The man revealed that he had been allegedly threatened with the name of a cult group He explained that the incident happened at a Lagos station when he went to report a robbery A Nigerian man has taken to social media to accuse police officers at a station in Lagos state of threatening him. The man claimed that a policeman at the station had written a note filled with threats on his car while he was in…

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Police Says Melaye ‘In Good Health’, Fit To Stand Trial

Police say the lawmaker representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, is in good health. The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Medical, Mr Kaomi Ahmadu, disclosed this to reporters at the Police Hospital, Garki in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. “All this long, we have been managing him and thank God he is in good health now,” he said. “At any moment, if there is any course for us to invite a specialist or take him to a specialist centre, we oblige him. He also has a…

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