FG bows to pressure, suspends NHIS boss, Yusuf

By Tobias Lengnan Dapam The Federal Government has finally bowed to pressure and ordered the embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Prof. Usman Yusuf, to proceed on administrative leave immediately. Yusuf has been a “man of…

FEC proposes N8.73trn 2019 budget

Approves 2019-2021 MTEF, FSP By Lawrence Olaoye Federal Executive Council (FEC) has yesterday approved the sum of N8.73 trillion as the 2019 budget proposal to be submitted to the National Assembly for approval. The proposed 2019 budget was about N400…

Reps probe influx of adulterated petroleum products

By Christiana Ekpa and Umar Muhammad Puma The House of Representatives on Wednesday moved to probe why the increase in adulterated petroleum products with the aid of marketers and its negative effect on the end users. The House mandated the…

Presidential panel on SARS reform sits

The Chairman of the President Panel on Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS), reform, Tony Ojukwu, said that the essence of the panel was to ascertain the truth on the allegations of human rights violations by members of the public. Mr Ojukwu…

Reps differ with Senate on campaign expenses limit

By Ali Alkali The House of Representatives passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill a day after the Senate has passed a similar bill. During the clause-by-clause consideration of the bill, the House resolved to set campaign spending limits for presidential…

AU Chairperson, Faki in Nigeria for bilateral talks

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, will begin a two-day visit to Nigeria on Thursday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spokesperson, Dr Tope Elias-Fatile, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Fatile said Faki would…

NAFEST 2018: Hope array for youths on skills acquisition

By Mashe Umaru Gwamna The free skill acquisition component of the 2018 edition of National Festival of Arts and Culture NAFEST received a major boost with over 900 youths lining up to acquire various skills during the course of the…

FCT partners National Boundary Commission to ‘recover’ Abuja borders

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), says it will collaborate with the National Boundary Commission to ensure that all its boundary areas encroached upon are recovered and protected against future abuse. Cosmas Uzodinma, Chief Press Secretary made this known in…

Shi’ites: No going back on Arba’en trek in Kano

From Mustapha Adamu, Kano The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shi’ite has vowed to conduct its annual Arba’en Symbolic Trek today in Kano State. The Academic Forum Islamic Movement, a unit within the IMN, in a press…

Buhari authorizes National Cemetery as Kutigi’s burial site

By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized that the remains of the late former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, be buried in the National Cemetery, Abuja. While hailing his contributions to the evolution of the…