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Governors Commend FG’s Social Investment Programmes, Say It Enhances National Security

*NEC to hold Special Meeting soon on National Security Concerns After a briefing by the National Security Adviser to the President, Major-General Babagana Monguno, members of the National Economic Council praised the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programmes noting its potential role and significance in enhancing the security of the country. The National Security Adviser had indicated that unemploym ...

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NEC Adopts Nominees For NSIA Job As FG Begins Audit Of States’ Budget

At the  NEC meeting in Abuja Thursday Minister of Finance reported that a member each from the six geo-political zone has been nominated. They  are: Mrs. Halima Buba, North-East; Mr. Bello Maccido,North West; Ms. Lois Laraba Machunga-Disu,North Central; Mr. Babajide Zetilin,South West; Mr. Urum Kalu Eze, South East and South-South – Mr. Abue Ighodalo A statement by Laolu Akande, spokesman of Nigeria's  Acti ...

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Ebira Peoples Association Inaugurates 33-Man NEC

After far-reaching consultations with various stakeholders, the Ebira Peoples Association (EPA), the umbrella body of all Anebira at home and in the Diaspora, has constituted and inaugurated its national executive council. The new national EXCO is headed by Dr Musa AbduRahman Adeiza, its President-General and Dr Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba as the Secretary- General. The new EXCO has the imprimatur of the Ohinoyi of ...

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NEC Ends Oil & Gas Joint Venture Funding Regime, Eliminates Cash Calls

At its meeting presided over by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, the National Economic Council, NEC, today endorsed a new funding regime for the oil and gas industry, eliminating the often arduous and onerous cash call regime which has dragged the industry in about a decade, stalling growth. It was one of the highlights of Thursday’s meeting of NEC, which  is the constitutional body set up to a ...

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Fuel Price Hike: NLC Vows To Resist, Meets Friday

The Nigeria Labour Congress,NLC has slammed Wednesday’s hike in the price of petrol by the Federal government.In a statement vowing to resist the move, NLC described the hike as the height of insensitivity. NLC statement signed by General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson said  “The unilateral increase in prices of petroleum products today  by government represents the height of  insensitivity and impunity and s ...

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Resident Doctors Begin 5-Day Nationwide Warning Strike

The relative peace in the health sector appears to be shaky as the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) warms up for a nationwide strike which begins from 8:00 am tomorrow (Wednesday.) Speaking on recurrent crisis in the nation’s health sector, especially among health professionals, NARD blamed non-medical practitioners. The organisation argued that many non-doctors who had wanted to become docto ...

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Labour Hails El-Rufai On Compensation For Victims Of Bomb Blast, Condemns Ex-Governors’ Double Salaries

Organized labour in Kaduna has commended Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for his "demonstrated sensitivity" in paying a total sum of N29.1 million as compensation to the families of workers killed in a bomb blast in Zaria nine months ago, during workers verification. 20 people died in the incident on July 7, 2015 at the premises of Sabongari Local Government Secretariat in Zaria. Those affected were ...

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Buhari To Cut Down Parastatals, Apologizes Over Dissolution Of Varsity Boards

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that his government will cut down  parastatals of  after successfully reducing the federal ministries from 42 to 24. He disclosed this in his address to the NEC meeting of the All Progressives Congress,APC on Thursday in Abuja. Buhari said in part, “When we came in after 16 years of PDP, each government had 42 ministries. We reduced them to 24, removed 21 Permanent S ...

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APC Shuts Out Newsdiaryonline, At Least 20 Other ‘Unfriendly’ Reporters From Party Premises

                                      (Barred reporters.Photo by Abdullahi Mohamed)   By Abdullahi Mohammed In a curious twist of events, some media organizations in the the  Press Core  covering the All Progressives Congress (APC) were  barred  from the party's  premises  where  the National Executives Council  ( NEC) meeting was held on Thursday  in Abuja . Newsdiaryonline correspondent  noted that   ...

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FG Settles For 2-Day Retreat, ‘Not Emergency National Economic Conference’

The National Economic Council, NEC, will hold a two-day Retreat next week beginning Monday, March 21 to March 22. President Muhammadu Buhari will deliver the keynote address during the formal opening session on Monday morning. Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, (as Chairman of NEC, an advisory body to the President) would preside over the retreat with governors from the 36 states of the federation at ...

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Oyegun Returns, Says APC NEC, BOT, Caucus Meetings To Hold As Scheduled

By Abdullahi Mohammed National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie - Oyegun has   returned to work at the party's National Secretariat in Abuja, after his 10 - day break that generated several speculations of his possible removal as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Oyegun who addressed  journalists at the party secretariat on Monday in Abuja, added ...

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PDP Will Provide Veritable Opposition – Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has assured Nigerians that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which is the leading opposition in Nigeria, would not allow the government to degenerate into totalitarianism. This, he noted, the party would do by providing a veritable opposition to the All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration. Ekweremadu, who is the highest elected public off ...

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