ASUP strike begins Wednesday
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) is expected to begin its indefinite nationwide strike today, Wednesday. Usman Dutse, ASUP’s national president, on Tuesday, said the strike became necessary following the failure of the federal government to implement the 2009 and 2017 agreements reached with the union. “We are... Read more
Theresa May vows to fight on as Convervative Party announces ‘ no confidence’ vote
British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting the biggest political battle of her life after the Conservative Party announced a no confidence vote on her leadership. May vowed on Wednesday to fight a challenge to her leadership of the Conservative Party, saying a change now would delay or even imperil... Read more
Senate reacts as Buhari excludes South-South, South-East from EFCC board
There was a rowdy session in the  Senate on Tuesday over the four members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The senators were divided as the lawmakers from the South-East and the South-South protested the exclusion of the two geopolitical zones by the... Read more
President Buhari writes Senate on why he refused to sign electoral bill
President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate, explaining why he refused to assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018 recently passed by the National Assembly. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the President’s letter at today’s Plenary. The letter to the senators reads: “Pursuant to Section 58 (4)... Read more
Strike: FG and ASUU reach partial agreement
The Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have reached a partial agreement. Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, announced this after a reconciliation meeting on Monday in Abuja. Ngige said the meeting was aimed at finding ways of ending the strike,... Read more
Reps member from Buhari’s state dumps APC for PDP
The member representing Munsawa/Matazu Federal Constituency of Katsina State in the House of Representatives, Ibrahim Muritala, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Muritala’s notice of defection was contained in a letter read by Speaker Yakubu Dogara at the floor of the House... Read more
Nigerian Army has committed crimes against humanity: ICC
The International Criminal Court (ICC) who released an annual report on preliminary examination activities (2018), stated that the Nigerian army has committed war crimes against humanity. According to the ICC, it has received “a total of 169 communications” from Nigeria and its assessment has shown that security forces in Nigeria have... Read more
11 soldiers are facing court martial: Army
Eleven soldiers are facing trial in the general court martial inaugurated yesterday by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division Nigerian Army, Enugu, Maj-Gen Emmanuel Kabuk. Kabuk, who inaugurated the eight-member court martial, said it was to instil discipline. He said the court martial was prosecuting 11 soldiers for... Read more
47 Ex-governors, 10 ex-ministers, others fingered in N2trillion corruption cases
A compendium of high profile corruption and financial crimes in Nigeria worth over N2trillion has been presented on Sunday. The report presented by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), an anti-corruption NGO, involved 47 former governors, 10 former Ministers/Presidential advisers, three Senators, two judges, among others. The report... Read more
Don’t be afraid of federal might, Saraki tells Kwarans
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Sunday urged his supporters in Kwara State not to be afraid of federal might which he said supporters of the All Progressives Congress were relying on to win the forthcoming general elections. He said the Peoples Democratic Party would win the... Read more