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#Onnoghen: Senate discontinues case at supreme court

The Senate has discontinued its case at the supreme court over Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN). Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari after the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) ordered that he step aside pending the determination of the case against him. The suspended CJN is accused of false assets declaration. The Senate had approached the ...

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Nigeria Stock Exchange Shows Positive Signs this February

For the first in several weeks, equity transactions on the trading floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened in an upbeat yesterday, with investors repositioning in fundamentally sound stocks, causing the All-share index to appreciate by 0.4 per cent. Yesterday, the All -share index (ASI) gained 108.69 absolute points to represent an increase of 0.4 per cent, to close ...

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#MinimumWage: Buhari appeals for understanding of Nigerian workers

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed for understanding of Nigerian workers as the Federal Government attempts to address the pressing issue of a new national minimum wage. Buhari, represented by Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made the appeal at the 12th National Delegates Conference of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday in Abuja. The theme ...

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FG plans to crack down 134 Tertiary Institutions!

Federal Government is launching a new crackdown on dozens of illegal higher institutions, including 66 Universities and 68 Polytechnics. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made the remarks at a media conference, where he provided the list of 66 illegal universities and 68 polytechnics, monotechnics and specialised technical and vocational institutions. He said the proliferation of illegal higher institutions especially, universities, ...

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INEC To Probe FG’s TraderMoni Scheme

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will probe the TraderMoni micro-credit scheme of the Federal Government. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this to reporters on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. While the preparations for the coming elections were taking shape, the INEC chairman raised several concerns about vote buying by some politicians. He said the electoral ...

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NSA Plans to rig elections by Shutting down Internet Service – Wike alleges

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has raised the alarm that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government through the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) has directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to work with internet service providers to shutdown internet access during the forthcoming elections. Wike said shutting down internet access by the NSA and INEC is ...

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#Bitcoin: Are Nigerian investors feeling safe with Crypto-currency?

Despite contrary indications from the Central Bank of Nigeria, it appears that the new payment technology, cryptocurrency, has gained significant traction in the past year. This may indicate a strategic positioning for the next stage in Nigeria’s changing payment landscape. According to the Luno Cryptocurrency 2018 Awareness Survey, 65% of Nigerians expressed familiarity with cryptocurrencies. It further indicated that of the total respondents, 76% of men and 54% of ...

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Stakeholders advocate for speedy passage of WPEOS Bill 2018

Major stakeholders working to promote women participation and role in political leadership are currently scalling up advocacy for the speedy passage into law the Women Participation in Elective Office Support Bill 2018. According to the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, while addressing the participants at a media briefing yesterday in Abuja, “This Bill when passed into law ...

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“All recovered assets must be judiciously utilised” – ANEEJ Boss

Executive Director, African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Reverend David Ugolor has retriated the commitment of ANEEJ as a civil society organisation under his watch to track and monitor the ongoing recovery of Abacha looted assets in tune of USD 322.5million to ensure that they are judiciously utilised in solving several developmental setbacks in the country. Ugolor made ...

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Facebook sets to Integrate its Messaging Services on WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook messenger!

Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerburg, has announced plans to integrate the social network’s messaging services – WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger, into one mega platform. The CEO of Facebook #MarkZuckerberg Plans to Integrate the messaging service of his three most powerful apps #WhatsApp, #Instagram and #FacebookMessenger. What do you think about this?...#Wearetechnext pic.twitter.com/nT0saNuqdy— TechNext.ng (@technextdotng) January 25, 2019 While ...

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