NYSC: As A Patriot Assumes Duty

By David Onmeje In every country, soldiers offer invaluable service to the growth and development of any nation. Aside their traditional role of securing the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity against external aggressors, the Army has a rich reservoir of personnel who service the country beyond the trenches and in multiple national responsibilities. Just yesterday, the Nigerian Army again offered one of her best brains in soldiering, academics and administration, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim to serve as the new Director- General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He…

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CSOs Alleges Witch-hunt By ICPC In Fight Against Corruption

A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), on Tuesday, alleged witch-hunt by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), in the fight against corruption. This was contained in a joint statement signed by leaders of the coalition, The President, Competent Governance for Accountability and Civic Trust (CGACT), Comr. Omoba Micheal; Deputy National Chairman, Urhobo of the South-South Youth Peace Mission (USYPM), Comr. Godwin Erheriene Oghenero; and Executive Director, Beyond Boundaries Legacy Leadership Initiative (BBLLI), Comr. Omaga Daniel. The coalition alleged that the Commission is not playing according…

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PMB OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS, EMPLOYMENT TO 168 EX-CORPS MEMBERS (2015/2016/2017)

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, presented awards to 168 former corps members at the combined 2015/2016/2017 president’s NYSC honours award held at the state house banquet hall, Abuja. Buhari, who was represented by Yemi Osinbajo, his vice, also announced automatic employment to the awardees in the federal civil service and scholarships up to doctorate level in any Nigerian universities. Yakubu Gowon, former head of state, who created the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 1973, was also in attendance. 15 ex-corps members who suffered disability during their service year were…

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Minimum Wage: Ex- NLC President Commends PMB

The former President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Abdulwahed Omar has commended the president for signing the new minimum wage bill in to law, which no doubt would improved the workers’ welfare across the country. He made the commendation over the weekend in Abuja, in a telephone chat with our correspondent. He expressed delight that, at least, the efforts of the organised labour and other relevant stakeholders, who participated at the various levels of the struggle, in several capacities and adhoc committees deliberations leading to the actualisation of…

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Igbos criticize Nwodo over comments on Buhari’s administration

….say Ohaneze Leader lack wisdom to lead Ndi’Igbo A socio-political organization, the Igbo in Nigeria Movement (INM) has lashed out at Chief John Nnia Nwodo (Jnr), the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo over recent comments on President Muhammadu Buhari. In a foul-mouthed attack, among others, Mr Nwodo alleged that the current administration has “become so ethnicised that it has reminded people of their homes”. These recent utterances didn’t come as a surprise owing to the Ohanaeze’s leadership failed alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar at…

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Senate Calls For State Of Emergency On Rising Insecurity

…condemns killing of 2 aid workers in Kajuru The Senate Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organisations, Thursday, called for state of emergency over rising insecurity in order to stem the tide and avoid total collapse of security in the country. This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Rose Oko, where the senators vehemently condemned the killing of a 29 year old British aid worker with the Mercy Corps, Faye Mooney, and Matthew Oguche, a Nigerian who works with a safety-based Non-Governmental Organization. The…

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Yala Security Council Chairman Condemns Attack On Police Officers

…appeals for restrain, professionalism The Chairman, Yala Local Government Security Council, Hon Eddy Achi has condemned the recent attack on police officers who were on official assignment in Okuku, a commercial town in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State. Speaking on the matter on Wednesday, he also urged officers of the Inspector General’s special investigation team sent to Yala to investigate the ugly incident involving two officers and some members of the public to maintain professionalism in the discharge of their duties. Hon Achi, who regretted the unfortunate…

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Buratai And A Testament To History

By Abaji S. Abaji For some time, I refused to register in the somewhat national debate about the Nigerian Army and its leadership. I have read the divergent opinions from Nigerians about the Army’s ongoing counter-terrorism in Nigeria, with Northeast in focus, where troops are trying to clear remnants of insurgents in clearance operations. I discovered there are deliberate attempts by some Nigerian critics, commentators and analysts to undermine the Army as an institution and its leadership led by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, who…

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Nigeria’s Borrowing Still At 19% To GDP, Low Compared To Ghana, Brazil, Others, Says Finance Minister

…assures no plan to remove fuel subsidy The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamshuna Ahmed, has disclosed that Nigeria’s borrowing still remains at 19 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and is low compared to Ghana, Brazil, South Africa, Egypt and Angola. The Minister made the statement while clearing the true position of reports surrounding the removal of fuel subsidy, which she maintained that there was no such plan, but was just an advise by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), at the just concluded Spring Meetings in Washington…

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Insecurity: Inter-Faith cautions clerics against “unholy” utterances to promote destabilization plot

Religious leaders in the country have been warned against making unholy and unguarded utterances that could destabilize the country. The National Interfaith And Religious Organizations For Peace (NIFROP) in Nigeria, which gave the charge, urged clerics to rather unite in prayers to end the nagging security challenge in the country, rather than making provocative comments that could worsen the situation. NIFROP through its President, Bishop Sunday Garuba, made this plea during a press conference in Abuja on Easter Monday. The cleric, who described the security challenge confronting the country as…

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