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ASUU Strike: We’ll Shut Primary,Secondary Schools — NUT

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  THE leadership of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has vowed to ground both primary and secondary schools in the country if the Federal Government fails to resolve its feud with the Academic Staff  Union of  Universities  (ASUU), as soon …

Lawmakers May Lose Diplomatic Passports

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Culled From Leadeship Newspaper: There were feelers last night that the federal government has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to revoke all diplomatic passports in the possession of senators and members of the House of Representatives. The move has …

President Goodluck Jonathan Sacks Two Special Advisers

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  A week after President Jonathan sacked nine ministers, he has again sacked two more people. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) Mr Reuben Abati, Pres. Jonathan announced the sack of two special advisers – …

Presidency, New PDP In Fresh Row Over 2015

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The Presidency on Wednesday took a swipe at the Abubakar Baraje faction of the Peoples Democratic Party for referring to President Goodluck Jonathan’s purported 2015 ambition as a “third term from the back door.” The Presidency said the New PDP’s position …

Senate Resumes Discussion On 2014 Budget

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Senator Ita Enang The Senate will reconvene  after seven weeks of holiday with expectations that the executive will send to it, the Medium Term Expenditure Framework which will form the basis for their deliberations on the 2014 budget. The MTEF, which …

Our Salaries Are Outrageous, And I Feel Guilty For Milking The Country’s Funds – Ex-Senator

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A Nigerian senator earns far higher than United States president, whose total salary per annum is $400,000. Amid the increasing criticism of the huge salaries and allowances of Nigeria’s lawmakers, a senator (name withheld) has affirmed insinuations that their earnings are …

EFCC Quizzes Bukola Saraki, Interrogation Continues Today

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on Monday quizzed a former Governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki. The Senator has earlier in the month denied that he was invited for questioning by the Agency.Daily Post gathered that the Commission …

“2015 Election”: APC Will Push PDP Out Of Power – Buhari Boasts

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A former Head of State and one of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) boasted that the All Peoples Congress, APC will force the ruling Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, out of power come 2015. According …

Economy Needs Information Technology — Ndukwe

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Former Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Mr. Ernest Ndukwe, has urged the Federal Government and the National Assembly to enact laws to protect Information and Communications Technology and power facilities as critical national infrastructure. Ndukwe, who made the call at …

ASUU explains why they are on strike

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Gentlemen of the Press, you will recall that the crisis at River State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, has become a recurring decimal at our interactions with the media since August 2012 because it is an issue that …

How Uduaghan battled to save Ewherido’s life

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The sudden death of Senator Pius Akpo Ewherido, representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, after a brief illness Sunday, may no longer be news. But the news now is that his kinsmen in Ewhu Kingdom, where the senator …

President Jonathan Passed Condolences To Family of Senator Ewherido Who Died Today

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President Goodluck Jonathan has received with shock and sadness, news of the passing away of Senator Akpor Pius Ewherido today at the National Hospital in Abuja. On behalf of himself and all members of the executive arm of the Federal …

Federal Government To Ban Smoking In Nigria

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The Federal Government, on Thursday June 13, gave indication that smoking would soon be banned in the country as soon as the Anti-Tobacco Bill before the National Assembly was passed into law. Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, who spoke …

Senate Stops N4billion First Ladies’ Mission House Project

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The Senate Wednesday June 5th dropped the controversial African First Ladies’ Peace Mission House project when it passed the N259.65bn budget of the Federal Capital Territory for the 2013 fiscal year without approving the N4bn appropriated for it. In February …

National Assembly Accounts Office Caught Fire.

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Fire broke out Thursday afternoon on the second floor of the National Assembly annex building.The fire started in the Legal and Accounts Departments of the National Assembly Service Commission. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the FCT Fire …