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Border closure: Bear with us, Osinbajo begs Nigerians

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday begged Nigerians to bear with the government over the closure of the border with neighbouring countries. Osinbajo speaking at the ongoing town hall meeting which coincide with the National Festival of Arts and Culture, NAFEST in Edo State, said the border closure is in[…]

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Nigeria to lift ban on aid groups in northeast soon

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United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said Friday that Nigeria has promised to lift a ban on two international aid groups working in the restive northeast in the “next few days”. The army closed down the offices of Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Mercy Corps in northeast Nigeria in September,[…]

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Reps to review FG directive on repair of federal roads

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The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency, Femi Bamisile, said on Friday that the present financial incapability of the Federal Government to maintain federal roads made the review of the recent directive to state government not to repair the roads imperative. Bamisile, who lamented the deplorable[…]

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FG returns tollgates, approves N46bn for roads

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The Federal Government on Wednesday announced plans to ensure the return of tollgates on federal highways. The tollgates were abolished in 2003 by the administration of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the Federal[…]

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Govt’s website lists Adeosun, Fayemi as cabinet members

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The Federal Government’s website, www.nigeria.gov.ng, has listed the former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, as a current cabinet member, one year after her resignation. Adeosun, who had been replaced by Zainab Ahmed as Minister of Finance, resigned on September 18, 2018 following calls for investigation into allegations that she forged[…]

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APC waits for court decision on Rivers congresses

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The All Progressives Congress has postponed all activities relating to the conduct of congresses in Rivers State, our correspondent has learnt. It was learnt  that the National Working Committee had decided not to insist on the conduct of the congresses  not to incur the wrath of the judiciary. A  Rivers[…]

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ASUU threatens academic activities at LAUTECH

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities chapter of   Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State,   has threatened to  disrupt  academic activities at the school  if Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola fails to pay  them their outstanding two months’ salaries by the end of  this month. The school is jointly[…]

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Fraudsters dupe FUTA admission-seekers

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The authorities of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State have cautioned members of the public to be mindful of the activities of some unscrupulous persons defrauding unsuspecting candidates seeking admission into the institution. It was gathered that no fewer than 50 admission-seekers had been duped by the fraudsters.[…]

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