Month: January 2023

APC presidential campaigner, Muhammad, declares support for Atiku, other parties

APC presidential campaigner, Muhammad, declares support for Atiku, other parties

After her official resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Kano State-born politician, Najatu Muhammad, has declared support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar. The Guardian also learnt that she further expressed support for other candidates contesting political offices across some other parties, devoid of party affiliation….

JAMB registers 92, 490 candidates for 2023 UTME

JAMB registers 92, 490 candidates for 2023 UTME

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has registered 92, 490 candidates to sit for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB said that 67, 328 candidates had so far registered to sit for its mock examination. The board made this known in its Weekly Bulletin from the Office of the Registrar on…

Buhari departs Lagos for Dakar international conference on agriculture

Buhari departs Lagos for Dakar international conference on agriculture

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday will depart Lagos for Senegal where he will attend the 2nd edition of Dakar International Conference on Agriculture. This will come after the President performs the commissioning of the Lekki Deal Sea Port, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) venture, involving the Federal and Lagos State governments and a private company, Tolaram….

Atiku’s campaign team cites reasons why NDLEA, EFCC should arrest Tinubu

Atiku’s campaign team cites reasons why NDLEA, EFCC should arrest Tinubu

The Directorate of Strategic Communications for the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council has stated that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ought to arrest and prosecute the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The allegations against Tinubu were detailed in a communique…

New dawn in varsity administration as ASUU rival union, CONUA, NAMDA get certificate of registration

New dawn in varsity administration as ASUU rival union, CONUA, NAMDA get certificate of registration

• May get unpaid salaries The Federal Government may have succeeded in breaking the ranks of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as it presented certificates of recognition to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA) and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA). Presenting the certificate in Abuja on Tuesday, January…

Buhari okays N1.9tr for NNPC to reconstruct 44 federal roads

Buhari okays N1.9tr for NNPC to reconstruct 44 federal roads

Four months to end of his administration, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, to invest N1.9 trillion in reconstruction of 44 federal roads under the tax credit policy. Media Assistant, Media and Publicity (Office of the Vice President), Laolu Akande, who made the disclosure at the end of the…

CBN allays fears over counterfeit new naira notes

CBN allays fears over counterfeit new naira notes

Sensitises market women in Ondo, says it ‘ll be extremely difficult The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), yesterday, allayed fears that counterfeits of the redesigned new naira notes could be easily made. The apex bank, while urging Nigerians not to entertain any misgivings about the new denominations, said that the security features on the new…

I was offered N10m, visa to implicate Saraki, says Offa robbery suspect

I was offered N10m, visa to implicate Saraki, says Offa robbery suspect

One of the principal suspects in the resumed trial of Offa bank robbery case at the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, Ayoade Akinnibosun, yesterday, told the court how the former Commander, Intelligence Response Team (IRT) squad, ACP Abba Kyari, offered him N10 million to implicate former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, in the case. The…

Don’t exceed June implementation date for fuel subsidy removal, OPSN reminds govt

Don’t exceed June implementation date for fuel subsidy removal, OPSN reminds govt

•To engage political parties on better economy As contained in the Appropriation Act 2023, Organised Private Sector of Nigeria (OPSN) has advised the Federal Government that the fuel subsidy regime should not exceed June this year as recommended in the law. It also urged government to complete the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of the four…

Trim N228.1 billion National Assembly budget or face suit, SERAP threatens Lawan, Gbajabiamila

Trim N228.1 billion National Assembly budget or face suit, SERAP threatens Lawan, Gbajabiamila

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to promptly cut their “outrageous National Assembly budget of N228.1 billion, including the N30.17 billion severance payments and inauguration costs for members (the highest ever).” It urged the national legislature to propose a fresh budget…

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