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SERAP URGES PRESIDENT TINUBU TO PUBLISH LOANS OBTAINED BY PAST ADMINISTRATIONS

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has askedPresident Bola Tinubu to publish copies of loan agreements obtained by the administration of past Presidents since 1999 SERAP in a statement issued yesterday by its deputy director, KOLAWOLE OLUWADARE, urged Tinubu “to direct appropriate ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to provide the organization with copies of the loan agreements obtained by the governments of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, and also sought “the spending […]

todayApril 15, 2024

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS HALF PAY FOR SSANU AND NASU MEMBERS

The Federal Government says members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, will get half of their withheld salaries should President Bola Tinubu approve the payment of their salary arrears. The Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, revealed this yesterday, saying that the non-academic staff members of universities were not on strike for the same period in 2022 as their academic counterparts. He stated that the […]

todayApril 11, 2024

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SULTAN OF SOKOTO DECLARES WEDNESDAY EID- EL-FITR

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Wednesday, April 10, as Eid-el-Fitri day. This was contained in a press release signed by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council, Professor Sambo Junaidu,  The statement confirmed that the council has acknowledged the report and officially designated Wednesday as the commencement of Shawwal 1445AH. However, the  Sultan felicitated with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah and wished them Allah’s guidance and […]

todayApril 9, 2024

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FEDERALGOVERNMENT DECLARES TUEDAY AND WEDNESDAY HOLIDAYS FOR EID EL-FITR CELEBRATIONS

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, 9th April and Wednesday, 10th April, 2024, as public holidays to mark the Eid El-Fitr celebration. The Minister of Interior, OLUBUNMI TUNJI-OJO, who  disclosed this in a statement signed by the Permanent Scretary of the Ministry, AISHETU NDAYAKO, urged all Muslim faithfuls to continue in the spirit of unity. The Minister, congratulated all Muslim Ummah for the successful completion of the fasting in the holy month of Ramadan […]

todayApril 8, 2024

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PRESIDENT BOLA TINUBU SIGNS STUDENTS LOAN AMENDMENT BILL INTO LAW.

President BOLA TINUBU has signed the National Students Loan Amendment bill into law.  The development follows reviews of the report of the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund by both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Recall that president TINUBU,  had initially in June 2023signed the student loan bill into law  to offer financial assistance to Nigerian students in tertiary institutions but its implementation has faced delays due to various issues hindering its […]

todayApril 4, 2024

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NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES GLOBAL MANHUNT AFTER FLEEING BINANCE DIRECTOR

Minister of Information and National Orientation, MOHAMMED IDRIS yesterdaysaid there is no hiding place for NADEEM ANJARWALLA, a Director of Binance who escaped from custody and fled the country after he was detained by the Government of Nigeria. IDRIS while reacting to ANJARWALLA’s escape from Nigeria said the International Police INTERPOL is currently on his trail, adding that there was no way he would evade arrest since BINANCE is an international firm. His explanation came barely a few hours after the Office of the National Security Adviser confirmed that ANJARWALLA, a key suspect in […]

todayMarch 26, 2024

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SSANU AND NASU END WARNING STRIKE.

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union NASU yesterday ended their seven-day warning strike after they accused the Federal Government of unfair treatment and discrimination by failing to pay them like their academic counterparts.  The President of SSANU, MOHAMMED IBRAHIM in a circular to branch chairmen at public universities all over the country, directed SSANU and NASU members to resume work from today.  The two unions began a seven-day warning strike on Monday, March 18, 2024, over withheld salaries with workers in registry, […]

todayMarch 25, 2024

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CBN CLEARS ALL FOREIGN EXCHANGEBACKLOG

The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN hasannounced it has cleared the seven billion dollars foreign exchange FX backlog inherited by Governor YEMI CARDOSO in fulfillmentof a key pledge on his appointment and signifies a significant step towards restoring confidence in the economy. The Acting Director of Corporate Communications of the CBN, HAKAMA SIDI ALI who confirmed the settlement of all valid FX backlog claims yesterday said the CBNemployed Deloitte Consulting, an independent auditing firm, to meticulously assess the transactions, ensuring that only legitimate claims were honored. The CBN’s commitment to tackling the FXbacklog appears to be paying […]

todayMarch 21, 2024

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SLAIN SOLDIERS TO RECEIVE NATIONAL HONOURS.

President BOLA TINUBU yesterday said the slain military personnel in OKUAMA, a community in UGHELLI South Local Government Area of Delta State, will be conferred with national honors.  TINUBU who disclosed this at the breaking of the Ramadan fast in Abuja with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, TAJUDEEN ABBAS, and the leadership of the House, said while oversight is essential for maintaining transparency and accountability in governance, excessive summoning of officials can disrupt operations and hinder service delivery to citizens. He commiserated […]

todayMarch 21, 2024

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