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‘Past History of Failures Does Not Define Africa’s Future’ – VP Osinbajo News Politics 

‘Past History of Failures Does Not Define Africa’s Future’ – VP Osinbajo

Here Is the Press release from the Office Of The Vice President Our future is not determined by history or the past unless we allow it. The history of Africa does not determine its future. The days you live here are much greater and better than the past. Remarks By His Excellency Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, Vice President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, to the 2017 Class of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 At Law School, Victoria Island Lagos, on Saturday October 14, 2017. Protocol First,…

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President Buhari Invites 10-Year-Old Kid Who Wrote Him An Open Letter News 

President Buhari Invites 10-Year-Old Kid Who Wrote Him An Open Letter

10-year-old Aysha Aliyu(Not pictured) has won herself a date with President Muhammadu Buhari after a twitter user shared her letter, notifying the president. The letter in quote; “Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, My name is Aysha Aliyu Gebi, I am from Bauchi State. I am your biggest fan. How are you feeling? I heard you are sick, hope you are feeling better. Let’s go straight to the point. I wanted to ask you if I can come and see you, I’ve always wanted to see a President Face-to-Face. Sorry I forgot…

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Nigeria seeks re-election into UN Human Rights Council News 

Nigeria seeks re-election into UN Human Rights Council

Nigeria has launched a bid for re-election into the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva for the 2018 to 2020 term at an election scheduled for Monday at the UN Headquarters, New York. Amb. Audu Kadiri, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN Office and Other International Organisations in Geneva, stated this in New York at a reception/party to launch Nigeria’s re-election bid. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that UNHRC is a UN system inter-governmental body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world. If…

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IPU President wants more focus on peaceful resolution of conflicts News 

IPU President wants more focus on peaceful resolution of conflicts

The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Mr Saber Chowdhury, has called for a change in the approach to tackling conflicts across the world. Chowdhury made the call at the opening of the 137th IPU assembly on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Russia. He said that it was not enough to win wars but was also important to win peace. He reminded participants at the assembly that the importance of peace in seeking solution to world peace was reflected in the United Nations Charter. The president said that the document referred…

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State House clinic budget: Presidency disagrees with quoted figures News Politics 

State House clinic budget: Presidency disagrees with quoted figures

says 2017 budget has zero allocation for capital projects From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The poor state of the State House Medical Center has again made news with the Presidency revealing the exact amout released to the center from 2015 to date. The Deputy Director (Information) in the State House, Attah Esa, in a statement said, contrary to recent media reports that the State House Medical Centre had received N11.01 billion  as appropriation for the period 2015-2017, it has only received N1.195 billion out of the total appropriation ofN3.406 billion, representing only…

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Bayelsa to stop salary of workers in payroll fraud News 

Bayelsa to stop salary of workers in payroll fraud

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa state government is to stop the salaries of those indicted in the payroll fraud in the state. The governor, Henry Seriake Dickson as a first step to confront the problem had in a meeting with the Civil Service Reforms Committee directed the deputy governor, Rear Admiral John Gboribiogha Jonah to compile the names of those indicted. Dickson in a latest move has directed the Head of Service, Revd Thomas Zidafamor and the Chief of Staff, Government House, Hon Talford Ongolo to ensure the stoppage…

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State governments’ handling of LG allocations mistake – rights group News 

State governments’ handling of LG allocations mistake – rights group

Handing over local council allocations to state governments is a mistake, a human rights campaigner, Citizens Voice Development Initiative (CVDI), has said. The CVDI National Chairman, Chief Charles Okafor, made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “The reason we have as much as 774 local governments is to bring government closer to the people so that government can effectively impact on the people’s lives. “The direct opposite is what has been achieved. “Local governments are left in the hands of state governors…

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18 Countries Including Nigeria Excluded From The American Visa Lottery Scheme 2019 (See List) News Politics 

18 Countries Including Nigeria Excluded From The American Visa Lottery Scheme 2019 (See List)

The Diversity Immigrant Visa program, also known as the green card lottery, is a United States congressionally mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. The Immigration Act of 1990 established the current and permanent Diversity Visa (DV) program. The lottery is administered by the Department of State and conducted under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) as amended by the Immigration Act of 1990. The lottery makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually and aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States, by selecting…

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I Am Ready To Restructure EFCC When I Become Nigerian President – Fayose Says News Politics 

I Am Ready To Restructure EFCC When I Become Nigerian President – Fayose Says

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has lambasted the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over the arrest and detention of his two aides, describing the commission as a ‘senseless’ organization, in dire need of restructuring. Vanguard reports that Fayose, who vowed to overhaul the anti-graft agency, said he would restructure EFCC when he becomes president in 2019. “By the grace of God, I will restructure the EFCC when I become the president of this nation”, he said. Fayose said he would reorganize EFCC and make it looks responsible, adding…

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BREAKING NEWS! Lagos State Commissioner Of Police Who Ordered For Davido’s Arrest Has Been Fired NAIJA NEWS News 

BREAKING NEWS! Lagos State Commissioner Of Police Who Ordered For Davido’s Arrest Has Been Fired NAIJA NEWS

The report reaching us has it that the Commissioner of Police Lagos state, Mr Imohimi Edgal has been suspended. This is coming 24hrs after ordering for the Arrest of Davido, The Lagos State Commissioner of Police has been demoted from his Position as the Lagos State Commissioner of Police back to his old rank as the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). Remember, Edgal is the same Man who led the team that ended the Ikorodu Badoomenance and also lead the Police team that dismantled about 4 Shrines rumored to belong to the dreaded Baddo group in Agbowa, Lagos state. The…

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