PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has formally unveiled the new N100 commemorative bank note to mark the nationâ€™s centenary anniversary.
Performing the ceremony shortly before the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday, he praised the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the initiative.
He however noted that the unveiling had come late since activities marking the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern
SENATORS elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are on the verge of renewing work to rule they embarked upon last week, following moves by governors of the party to upturn automatic tickets promised them by the party leadership and the presidency last week.
Senators elected on the platform of the PDP had, last week, embarked on work to rule, following the outcome of the ward congresses of November 1, where the governors schemed them out.
A truce meeting, held at the Presidential
THE lingering animosity between the Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin and Governor Ayo Fayose got worse on Wednesday, as Omirin cried out over alleged freezing of the account of the assembly and attack on some of its members.
Fayose, on the other hand, had, earlier through his aides, accused the members of the assembly of planning to make the state ungovernable and carrying out a plot by leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which are in the majority in the assembly.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Lagos chapter, has declared that it is prepared to embark on a total and indefinite strike should the management of the institution fail to address its demands.
Chairman of the union, Dr Adelaja Odukoya, made this known at a protest rally conducted on the campus of the institution by the union on Wednesday.
He said â€œstrike will be our last resort. We are not interested in strike. Thatâ€™s why we are doing this rally, this sensitisation...
THE Senate, on Wednesday, moved for the enactment of a law that would establish three major institutions, aimed at whittling down the powers of the Federal Government on Labour related disputes.
The lawmakers, on Tuesday, passed through the second reading a bill, entitled: â€œA bill for an Act to establish the National Commission for Conciliation and Arbitration, National Labour Council, the Office of the Registrar of Trade Unions, etc, to administer the provisions of labour laws in Nigeria and for
No fewer than 75 Boko Haram militants were killed on Wednesday by local hunters in Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa State, who recaptured the local government headquarters from the hand of the insurgents.
Maiha Local Government headquarters fell in the hands of the Boko Haram insurgents in an intense gun battle with the Nigerian troops on Monday.
According to a local resident of Maiha who spoke to reporters in Yola, the hunters mobilised after they were told that the insurgents had killed a
THE Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved contracts totaling N100,234,252,930.53 for some road projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Niger Delta region as well as for the provision of potable water for some parts of Kwara State.
Briefing State House correspondents after the meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Supervising Minister of Information, Nurudeen Mohammed, said the Council was briefed by the Central Bank
IN preparation for political campaigns and the 2015 general election that will commence soon, the Nigeria Police have mapped out strategies to mop out all illegal arms currently in circulation in the country.
The police authorities also warned thugs to find another legitimate source of livelihood, as the police are combat-ready to ensure that thugs and their sponsors do not have breathing space during the 2015 elections.
The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, disclosed this on Wednesday,
Former National President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun, has counselled Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, not to allow the opposition to distract him from leading the state to greater height.
Olanipekun gave the advice in Ado-Ekiti while on a courtesy visit to the governor in his office.
In a statement by the governorâ€™s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, on Tuesday, the former NBA president said Fayoseâ€™s victory in the last June governorship election was
THE first civilian governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, has said he will never take a journey back to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former governor said he left the party for good on personal conviction for All Progressives Congress (APC), where he is enjoying his peace of mind and political career.
This was in reaction to an insinuation by a PDP top notch, Chief Shuaib Oyedokun, to the effect that Senator Adeleke would return to PDP.
Adeleke described the desire of Chief Oyedokun,
THE Supervising Minister of Information, Nurudeen Muhammad, has said President Goodluck Jonathan deserves another term in office, in order to consolidate on the gains so far recorded through the implementation of his transformation agenda.
He spoke at a programme on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Abuja, where he observed that through the creative management of the economy, the country, under Jonathan, had emerged as the fastest growing economy in Africa, with an inflation rate of eight
TRAGEDY struck at the Lateef Jakande Housing Estate in Mile 2 area of Lagos State, early Wednesday, as three children of same parents were burnt to death in an inferno.
The victims were identified as Ayomide Phillips Ilori, 10 years old, Temilola Phillips Ilori, 7 years old and Darasinmi Phillips Ilori , 8 months old.
There parents had reportedly locked the deceased up in the apartment to attend a church programme when the incident occurred.
The fire was said to might have started from a lit candle,
THE three senators from Ogun State, on Wednesday, resigned their membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the floor of the Senate and announced their defection to the newly registered Social Democratic Party (SDP).
The three lawmakers: Senators Olugbenga Kaka, Akin Odunsi and Gbenga Obadara, who submitted separate resignation letters, said they were leaving the APC for greener pastures in the SDP.
They were elected to the chamber in 2011 on the platform of the APC.
The senators, however,
Tragedy struck on University of Ibadan-Ojoo road, Ibadan, on Wednesday afternoon, when a trailer crushed to death a passenger on a motorcycle, while three others, including the bike rider and two students sustained various degrees of injuries.
The incident occurred when the Leyland DAF tanker, with registration number AKD 681 XG, enroute Ojoo, ran over the Boxer motorcycle with registration number QD 462 KNH, which also hit the two JSS3 female students, identified as Akande Rokibat and Adeleke Boluwatife
Pandemonium ensued on Wednesday as a large group of admission seekers into the Kwara State Polytechnic, (Kwarapoly) Ilorin, protested non-inclusion of their names in the admission list for 2014/2015 session.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the protesting applicants, made up of young men and women, besieged the main gate of the polytechnic and attempted to mount road blocks on the narrow highway, opposite the school, in the early hours.
Eyewitness account said that it took combined efforts of men of
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has told the state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja to dismiss the petition brought before it by the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the election of Mr Ayodele Fayose as governor.
During the tribunalâ€™s sitting on Wednesday, the PDP called only one witness and closed its case, while Fayose is expected to open his defence against the petition today.
Also, the PDP secretary in Ekiti State, Dr Tope Deji
THE acting district head of Soro in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Alhaji Muhammad Kilishi, on Wednesday, informed that a mysterious fire outbreak had hit the town, razing more than 100 houses with property worth millions of Naira destroyed.
Alhaji Kilishi, who disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Bauchi, stated that as of now, no one knew the cause of the fire outbreak, saying that people only discovered that fire would come from nowhere and gut houses.
According to him,
A former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Osun State, Chief Gbadegesin Adedeji, on Monday, attributed what he called Nigeriaâ€™s appalling growth rate to poor representation at the highest levels of decision making.
Adedeji, who was also a delegate to the last national conference from Osun State, said when Nigeria got right the issue of adequate representation at the upper and lower chambers of the National Assembly, the country would need to be structured along the lines of six regions
The Senate, through its Committee on Privatisation, has commended the owners and management of the Transcorp Hilton - Transcorp Hotels Plc, for maintaining excellent service standards, as well as an impressive national profile as a good corporate citizen by consistently meeting up with its financial Government.
The Senate averred that given the current information available to the upper legislative chamber, it was safe to conclude that the decision to embark on the privatisation exercise made by