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NGO regulatory bill: To be or not to be

There is no doubt that the ongoing debate in the House of Representatives to regulate the activities of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has been trailed with mixed reactions. This is despite the explanation of the sponsor of the bill, Deputy Majority Leader in the House, Buba Jibril,

White House probing use of private email

The White House has launched an internal probe of the use of private email for official business by senior aides to President Donald Trump, news outlet Politico reported Thursday. The administration is scouring the White House server for emails to and from private email accounts of these aides, Politico said, quoting

Ajimobi denies plan to depose Olubadan

Monarch alleges new 21 monarchs avoid court services Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said he has no plan to depose or sanction the Olubadan of Ibadanland. He said some “failed politicians” were instigating the monarch against his government. Ajimobi, who also stated that the invasion of the palace by gunmen on

Senate may extend Ali Ndume’s suspension

Indications have emerged that the Senate may extend the six-months suspension given to Ali Ndume Although the Senate spokesman, Sabi Abdullahi, disclosed yesterday in Abuja that he was expected to ressume on November 14, a competent source hinted that the resumption might be shifted. It was further learnt that Ndume’s resumption might

Delta retirees shut down Asaba over alleged N40b unpaid pensions

Government, councils uncover 26, 000 non-indigene workers Retirees of the Delta State Civil Service under the auspices of Retired Civil Servants Contributory Pension Scheme, yesterday staged a protest in Asaba over alleged N40b unpaid contributory pensions fund. The retirees, who shut down business and other activities in the capital city, marched to

Ohanaeze asks Buhari to consider 2014 confab report

• IPOB declares Kanu missing, takes Buratai to court • Niger Delta elders insist on reversal of NNPC appointments The President-General of Ohanaeze, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to consider the report of the 2014 National Conference convened by his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, as part of the solution

Nigeria exits 90 international organisations

The Federal Government says it will trim down Nigeria’s membership of over 310 international organisations and associated financial obligations to safeguard the nation from possible financial embarrassment. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, made this known when she addressed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council

Aisha Alhassan’s subjective conscientious objection

Even though there is a notable dearth of moral up-manship among politicians, there contrastingly appears to be a steadily-growing moral re-armament among the populace. In the light of the nation’s fraying infrastructure, of inadequate education system, costly fuel subsidies that strain or choke the budget, a pervasive corruption, a slothful

Senate upholds IPOB ban, reshuffles leadership of committees

• Worried about implementation of 2017 budget The Senate has supported the Federal Government’s ban on the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).It also advised that all groups seeking to pursue any agitation should do so through the constitutional means. This resolution was announced by the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola