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Amaechi
GE To Take Over Railways 2017 -Amaechi
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed that more innovations are to be expected in the transportation sector as FG is determined to curb corruption at all levels while turning the economy around.
Reasons Why Nigerian Students Don’t Read – NGO
The organisation has blamed the development on the increase of ''miracle centres'' and connivance of parents with schools to pass their children at all cost.
Child soldiering
Nigeria Rejects US Child Soldiering Report
The nation was blacklisted by the US Department of Labour over Child Soldiering as a result of Boko Haram activities in the country. But Minister of Labour said Boko Haram activities should not be linked to Government.
Human rights
Senate Promise To Protect Human Rights
Senate President, Bukola Saraki made the pledge at the ongoing 135th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, Switzerland themed “Human rights abuses as precursors of conflict: Parliaments as early responders.”
trial
Man Faces Trial For Assaulting Policeman
The man is facing trial for allegedly assaulting a police officer by pulling his uniform and punching him while he (the officer) was performing his lawful duty.
Kachikwu Named Among 100 Most Influential Africans In 2017
FG To Launch Petroleum Industry Roadmap
The roadmap code named ‘Seven big wins' is the short and medium-term priority programmes of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to accelerate the growth of the nation’s oil and gas industry.
Kemi Adeousun
FG Prepares N6trn For 2017 Budget – Adeosun
he Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun disclosed that government spends over N3trn on salaries, pensions and debt services. This leaves a paltry amount for capital projects.
Presidential Lodge
Gov. Ambode Sets Up N500m Disability Trust Fund
The governor expressed optimism that the fund would help people living with disabilities in the state realise their dreams and live a more comfortable life.
FG, EFCC Want Fani-Kayode Dead – PDP Alleges
The party stated that Fani-Kayode has health challenges, hence, his continued detention without access to his doctors could be deadly.
Ekpo Nta
ICPC Boss, Ekpo Nta Sacked
The ICPC boss has been asked to go on compulsory leave starting October 26. No reason was given but it is suspected to be as a result of his handling of corruption cases against former governors.
NERC
NERC Chairman Nominee Turns Down Appointment
Barely 48 hours after Pauline Tallen rejected her appointment, another presidential nominee, Professor Akintunde Akinwande reject his appointment as NERC Chairman. Just like Tallen, he said he was not duly consulted.
Presidency
Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks N180b To Fund Amnesty, NYSC
In order to aid the financing of key projects, the president has requested the National Assembly to ratify virement of N180 billion from N500 billion appropriated for the Special Intervention Programme.
70-yr-old Herbalist Docked For Defrauding 2 Brothers Of N18m
The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 70-year-old herbalist, Alidu Afolabi, in an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates Court in Ibadan for allegedly defrauding two brothers of N18 million.
Cross River State Governor Prof Ben Ayade
Poverty Alleviation: Cross River Governor Appoints 1, 106 Aides
The Cross River State governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has fulfilled his promise of appointing over a thousand aides into office. The appointment will take effect from November 1.
nysc
Make NYSC Voluntary, Sen. Sani Tells FG
Sani made the call while speaking to newsmen shortly after he condoled with the family of Lawal Kontagora, a youth corps member allegedly killed by unknown gunmen in Kaduna recently.
Boko haram members
Troops Arrest Another Nine Suspected Boko Haram Collaborators
Nigerian troops have arrested another nine suspects said to be aiding the Boko Haram sect in the North East Zone of the country.
Climate Change
FG To Fight Climate Change, Reclaim Environment
Minister of Environment said all hands are on deck to fight climate change and reclaim the environment amid rise in deforestation and desertification.
sarah-sewall-to-discuss-boko-haram-with-Nigeria
Boko Haram: US Under-Secretary Visits Nigeria, Chad And Cameroon
US Under-Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, Sarah Sewall, would be visiting Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3.
NDA
NDA Resume Pipeline Bombings
The militant group said it meant business when it warned International Oil Companies (IOCs) not to repair oil facilities pending the end of dialogue with the government.
Dasukigate: I Don’t Believe Dasuki Stole $2.2bn – GEJ
Former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has argued that the $2.2bn fraud allegations against his former NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, by the EFCC is false.
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