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Former Pontiff, Pope Benedict, reported to be seriously ill

(NNP) Pope Benedict, the first Pope to resign in 600 years in the history of the Catholic Church, is reported to be seriously ill, according to  reports from a German newspaper on Monday. The newspaper, Passauer Neue Presse, referenced the former Pope’s biographer, German author Peter Seewald, who met with the 93 year-old former Pope […]

Partner with Buhari, don’t stampede him, Presidency urges TUC

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Presidency has urged the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to shelve its planned a nationwide protest over what the Union alleges to be President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘inaction over the high-level of corruption uncovered at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and the Economic and Financial […]

Elumelu threatens legal action over ‘false allegation’ of N41 billion fraud

The former Managing Director of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr Tony Emumelu, has given the chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public petition, Ayo Akinyelure, seven days to retract a statement credited to him, alleging that he was involved in a N41 billion fraud case. Lawyers to Elumelu, in a […]

NASS ‘ll compel state governors to accept State Assembly financial autonomy – Sen. Gyang

Chairman Senate Committee on Defence and Senator representing Plateau North, Sen. Istifanus Gyang said the National Assembly (NASS) will come up with a legislation to back Executive order No.10 to compel State Governors to grant financial autonomy for State Houses of Assembly and the Judiciary. He noted that it will be undemocratic for Governors to […]

COVID-19: Air Peace confirms termination of pilots’ appointments

The management of Air Peace has confirmed the termination of pilots in its employ, saying it had to make the painful decision due to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations and finances. There were reports that Nigeria’s largest carrier terminated the employment of 69 of its pilots and other workers in […]

Govs express concern over Nigeria’s fragile security, to meet Buhari

The thirty six state governors Monday expressed concern over the fragile security situation in Nigeria. The governors also resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari soon after its National Executive Committee (NEC) on security meeting Tuesday. The governors also conveyed their solidarity to their Borno state counterpart, Babagana Zulum, over the attack on his convoy […]

Muslim group rejects WAEC’s exam timetable

An Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has rejected the examination timetable recently released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for the conduct of the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) scheduled to begin on Tuesday, 11th August, 2020. The organisation based its rejection on the clash between WAEC’s […]

COVID-19: Nigeria records 304 fresh infections; death toll hits 888

Nigeria reported 304 new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the death toll jumps to 888. Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official twitter handle on Sunday. Data from the NCDC showed that the 304 new cases were spread across 14 states, and the FCT. The centre noted that five deaths were […]

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