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Dehumanization of Nigerians in Libya Worries


Popular human right activist and President of Women Arise, Dr. Joe Odumakin has condemned the maltreatment of Nigerians in Libya describing it as “an embarrassment to all those whose humanity is still alive”. Odumakin in a press statement indicated that the statics of over 10,000 Nigerians who have lost their lives in 2017 to illegal migration through the Mediterranean Sea, and Nigerians being auctioned ...

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Between Senator Yayi And DSS


If information reaching us from the grapevine is anything to considered, then the Lagos sitting senator representing Lagos West, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola popularly known as Yayi is not having it smoothly at the moment. Since he declared his intention to become the next governor of Ogun State series of allegation have been levied against his personality. Now, the Directorate ...

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Ministry of Culture under Lai Mohammed is on Retrogression, We Want Independence – Gani Adams Beckons FG


Grand Promoter of Olokun Festival Foundation, Otunba (Dr) Gani Adams, has clamoured for the removal of the Ministry of Culture from the office of Alhaji Lai Mohammed’s Ministry of Information and Culture and make it independent. Otunba Adams disclosed the fusion of these ministries has produced a sickening cultural sector which needs urgent attention or else, it goes worse. “The ...

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Redeemer’s University Lament Debt from FG on Ebola Spread


THE management of Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, on Monday lamented that the federal government was yet to pay the institution a sum of $375,000 for its efforts and test kits used in checkmating the spread of Ebola virus disease in 2014. This disclosure was made by the director of African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), ...

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NANS Praises JAMB for N5bn Return to FG


The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for remitting the sum of N5 billion to the coffers of the Federal Government. NANS’ President, Mr Chinonso Obasi, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said such remittance from JAMB within a short period under the leadership of Prof. Is-haq Oloyede showed a ...

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FG to Combine Data for SIM, BVN, Driver’s License and National Identity Card


The Federal Government has announced its decision to stop what it called proliferation and duplication of biometric-based identity systems in the country. Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mrs Habiba Lawal, stated this in Abuja while inaugurating  a former governor of Osun State,  Olagunsoye Oyinlola,  alongside eight others as chairman and members, respectively of the  Governing Board of ...

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FG to NIMC: Stop Duplication of Data


The Federal Government yesterday urged the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to evolve a more effective identity management system devoid of duplications. The management of NIMC confirmed recently that it had already commenced the harmonisation process for the bio-data of all Nigerians. Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card registration being handled by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Bank Verification Number (BVN); ...

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NCC Reveals It has Remitted N133.4bn to FG in 2 Years


, FGNigeria’s telecoms regulatory body, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday said it has, in the last two years, remitted N133,426,062,786 to the consolidated revenue fund of the Federal Government. The commission’s Director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, said in a statement, “Although NCC’s primary role is not to generate revenue for the government, but to nurture and regulate ...

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Arik Takes FG to Court, filed N20 Billion Suit


Owners and former management of Arik Air Limited have filed a N20 billion suit against the Federal Government and Ethiopian Airlines over the proposed takeover bid of the troubled airline. It was learnt that suit was instituted at the Federal High Court, Lagos against Ethiopian Airlines, the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Attorney General of the Federation. Ethiopian Airlines ...

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