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Lawan seeks colleagues’ backing

THE new Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, yesterday solicited the cooperation of his colleagues in his new position to ensure the smooth-running of the upper chamber.Lawan, who represents Yobe North, said such cooperation would enable the Senate to deliver the dividends of democracy to Nigerians.The All Progressives Congress (APC) senator

APC slams Fayose for alleged ‘diversion’ of Paris Club refund

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has criticised Governor Ayo Fayose for the alleged diversion of N8.8 billion Paris Club refund released by the Federal Government to states to offset salaries and retirees’ allowances.The party accused Organised Labour of conspiring with the governor in the alleged mismanagement of

Fayose haunted by his past – Segun Oni

Former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, has accused Governor Ayo Fayose of raising false alarm over allegations that he (Oni) is part of an alleged plot to compromise judiciary to sack him from office.Oni, who is also the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), described Fayose

Christmas: Workers battle governors over salaries

Workers in some states across the country yesterday got furious over their unpaid salaries. They protested. Governors and top civil servants were put under pressure in Ondo, Taraba, Gombe, Bayelsa and Zamfara states as workers got anxious over an imminent Christmas celebration on Sunday. President Muhammadu Buhari also yesterday admonished governors to pay

Lagosians rush to get Lake Rice

Many Lagos residents yesterday flocked centres where the “Lake Rice” is being sold for N12,000 per bag. Lake Rice is a product of the joint agricultural venture between Lagos and Kebbi states designed to ensure food security and showcase the country’s ability to become a rice producing nation. The name Lake Rice

Buhari to governors: pay from N552b debt-service refunds

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on governors to use at least 25 per cent of the refunds made to them from excess deductions for external debt service for settlement of outstanding workers’ entitlements.A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the President approved that

President Buhari Condemns Missile Attack On Makkah

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned the ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias targeting the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia.The Nigerian leader spoke with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia on Sunday to express Nigeria’s solidarity with the Kingdom in the aftermath of the missile launch.Condemning what