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Tension in Zaria over plans to outlaw beer

There was confusion in Sabon Gari area of Zaria in Kaduna State on Thursday over the proposed bill to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol The SUN News reports. The hearing of the proposed bill took place at the Sabon Gari Local Government Area secretariat where emotions flew. Sabon Gari is a settlement for... Continue Reading →

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Nigerian Governors Forum Unite Behind Governor Godwin Obaseki Over Political Crisis In Edo

As the political crisis between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, continues to deepen, state governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) are throwing their weight behind Obaseki, who is one of their own, Latest Nigerian News reports. Speaking with our correspondent on Wednesday, one of the members of... Continue Reading →

Nigerians Fight Over Money Given To Them By The Swiss Government.

The Chairman, House of the Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, on Tuesday claimed  Nigerians in Switzerland fought over the money made available by the Swiss government for those to be deported to Nigeria Punch NG reports. Akande-Sadipe, while speaking at the inaugural meeting of the committee in Abuja, said the crisis forced the... Continue Reading →

Buhari Govt Has Been Paying N5,000 Monthly to Poor Nigerians – FG.

Maryam Uwais, the Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, says 620,947 poor and vulnerable Nigerians are benefiting from the National Cash Transfer initiative. News reports from The Sun News Online say Uwais, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, said that reports claiming that 6.6 million poor and vulnerable Nigerians were benefiting from... Continue Reading →

Second Niger Bridge Construction Stopped As Host Communities Demand For “Entitlements”

Work stopped at the site because communities are demanding projects worth N500 million, while workers are seeking promotion and increase in allowances. The Controller, Federal Ministry of Works in Anambra State, Adeyemo Ajani, has said the second Niger bridge may suffer a serious setback if the government does not intervene urgently in the crisis between... Continue Reading →

Shortage Of Funds Makes Nigerian Govt Stopped States From Rehabilitating Federal Roads – Fayemi

The Governor of Ekiti State, Governor Kayode Fayemi, has said the shortage of funds forced the federal government to stop states from rehabilitating Federal roads. Fayemi gave the clarification in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday at a colloquium tagged: ‘Building a Sustainable Economy Through Values Orientation and Innovative Thinking’, marking the first year of his second... Continue Reading →

Ekiti State First Lady, Bisi Fayemi Says Rapists Should Be Castrated & Sent To Psychiatric Home

In addition to life jail, the Ekiti State Government, in collaboration with the office of Wife of the Governor, is making moves to amend the gender-based law to carry capital punishment such as medical castration of rapists and defilers. The News Agency of Nigeria along with other blogsites like lindaikejisblog.com, and thisdaylive.com  reports that the... Continue Reading →

Govt May Sack Workers To Meet Minimum Wage Demand – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Thursday, said that the demand of labour over the implementation of the new minimum wage would cost the Federal Government N580 billion annually. Ngige said that such adjustment, in line with labour’s demand, was not sustainable as the government would have to lay off some workers... Continue Reading →

“Nigeria does not need 109 senators and 360 reps” – Rochas Okorocha Proposes One Senator Per State To Reduce Cost Of Governance

The senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha, has recommended one senator per state, instead of the current three from each state of the federation. He said this will reduce the cost of governance in general. Okorocha spoke during the Senate plenary on Thursday. “We must begin to make... Continue Reading →

Stop Collecting Illegal Levies – Oyo State Govt Issues Stern Warning To Banned Transport Unions

The Oyo State Government has told commercial vehicle drivers not to pay any money to any transport unions before picking up and dropping off passengers at motor parks in the state. The state government said it had yet to lift the ban on the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers and other... Continue Reading →

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