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Obasanjo Denies Receiving Salary As NOUN Lecturer, Demands Apology From VC

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has demanded an apology from the Vice-Chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria , Prof Abdalla Adamu, for claiming on Wednesday that he receives N40, 000 salary a year as NOUN lecturer. But Obasanjo has swiftly declaimed the report, saying it was embarrassing and mischievous to say he receives salary from the institution.The former president demanded an apology from the office of the VC. The VC was quoted to have said, “Mr Obasanjo’s allowance is N40,000 a year and he is!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Nigerians Are Happier Under Buhari, Report Claims

As the world marks the International Day of Happiness, Nigeria is ranked 85 out of 156 countries and second in sub-Saharan Africa. The country ranked 91st position out of 156 in the last report released on March 14, 2018, by the Sustainable Development Solutions Networks (SDSN). The latest report is according to the annual Global Happiness Policy Report produced by the Global Happiness Council, which was released on Wednesday. It was edited by John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey D. Sachs, et al. Finland!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Buhari Declines Assent To Climate Change Bill, 4 Others

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, declined assent to five bills transmitted to the Executive Arm by the Senate. The bills are the Climate Change Bill 2018; the Nigerian Film Commission Bill 2018; the Immigration Amendment Bill 2018; the Chartered Institute of Pension Practitioners of Nigeria Bill 2018; and the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill 2018. President Buhari’s decision was contained in five letters he wrote to the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and which were read on the floor of the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

NAPTIP DG Raises Alarm Over New Human Trafficking Tricks

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has said that human traffickers now settle for a new trick of orphanage trafficking as it is assumed people are not knowledgeable of it. The director general of the agency, Julie Okah-Donli, disclosed this during an interactive meeting with the Edo state task force against trafficking in Benin city. She lamented that human trafficking in the country appears to have increased despite all measures to keep the menace away. Following this!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Improving Healthcare, A Priority Of The Buhari Government – Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma has said improving healthcare is one of the priorities of the President Muhammadu Buhari government. Udoma stated this in Abuja on Tuesday while declaring open the Value for Money in Health Sector Workshop organised by the Collaborative African Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI). The honourable minister recalled that even with a reduction by 3.2% of the aggregate Federal Government expenditure, from N9.120trillion in the 2018 Budget to N8.83!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

France To Host Biggest Dinner In Nigeria

The French Embassy in Nigeria on Tuesday said the country was set to host the biggest French dinner in Nigeria. Damilola Ayodeji, the Press Officer/Attaché of the French Embassy in Nigeria, said in a statement that the dinner, scheduled to hold on Thursday, was part activities to celebrate the 2019 International Francophone Week. This year’s celebration is holding from March 18 to March 23 with the theme: “French Language, Connecting for Action. “Goût de France / Good France, the key event showcasing France!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

OBANGAME EXPRESS: Nigerian Navy Hosts Multi-National Maritime Exercise

The Nigerian Navy says it is hosting the annual multi-national maritime exercise called OBANGAME EXPRESS from 15-20 March 2019. OBANGAME EXPRESS is an annual multi-phased exercise sponsored by the US Naval Forces Africa (US NAVAF) and is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing and enhance the collective capabilities of Gulf of Guinea and West African navies to counter illegalities in the maritime domain. A statement on the Nigerian Navy website!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Policeman Allegedly Kills 14-Year-Old Girl While Struggling With Suspect Over Iphone

Unidentified police man has allegedly murdered a 14-year-old school girl while struggling with a suspect over an iphone in Adamo area of Ikorodu, Lagos. The deceased was reportedly killed by bullets accidentally discharged from the officer’s rifle. According to a Twitter user, Fabian Mani, "the incident happened when policemen were raiding pedestrians in the area. They accosted a young man who was being questioned on why he owned an iPhone if he wasn’t a ‘yahoo boy’. 'The argument led to a misunderstanding which!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Ethiopian Airlines Crash: Senate Mourns Death Of Nigerians

The Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, mourned the death of its citizens in the ill-fated Boeing 737 Ethiopian Airlines aircraft that crashed on March 10 in Addis Ababa. The plane had crashed about six minutes after departing the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. The flight ET 302 was en route Nairobi, Kenya when the tragic incident happened, killing all 175 passengers and crew members. The Senate, while mourning the two Nigerians involved in the crash, charged the Federal Government to take steps aimed at making!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Nigerian Army Confirms Killing Of Garrison Commander

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of the Garrison Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade in Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi state, Mohammed Barack. Mr Barack, who was riding a power bike, was shot on Jos-Bauchi highway, by unidentified gunmen while returning from Kaduna on Sunday. It was not clear whether he was killed by bandits or assassins. The spokesperson of 33 Artillery Brigade, Yahaya Kabara, confirmed the shooting. “Yes, it’s true,” the major said “Investigation is ongoing, I will get back!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…
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