The one time president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has spoken up against the decriminalization of marijuana in the country believe it or not. The Global Commission on Drug Policy, a group of eminent world leaders, has called for a rethink...
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday insisted that the state did not have land for the establishment of cattle colonies as being proposed by the Federal Government. President Muhamamdu Buhari had on Monday at a meeting in Abuja...
  President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, appealed to the government and people of Benue State to exercise restraint in the aftermath of the recent attacks by Fulani herdsmen, which claimed 73 lives. He assured that those behind the incident will...
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has provided uniforms, bags and sandals to primary school pupils in seven local government areas affected by insurgency in Adamawa. The Director, Social Mobilization, Adamawa State Universal Education Board, Hajiya Fadimatu Alfa, made the...
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has restated its position that the teachers in 10 states that still owe salary arrears should not resume work until all arrears were paid. Dr Mike Ike-Ene, General-Secretary of the union, spoke on the...
The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) plans to spend N337.19 million on teacher training in 2018. The state has recently sacked about 22, 000 primary school teachers over poor performance, generating protest and strike by the Nigeria Union...
A women rights and political activist in Ibadan, Adeyinka Adegbite, has said women in Oyo State will no longer compromise their political rights in the next political dispensation. Mrs Adegbite, the President, National Council of Women Societies, NCWS, in Oyo...
A gas plant in  Magodo Lagos is on fire, and it has spread to other properties in the neighborhood. The fire outbreak occurred this morning, following an explosion at the plant called Second Coming Gas Plant. Federal Road Safety Corps spokesperson Bisi...
PENSION Fund Administrators (PFAs) have invested N6.28 trillion out of the N7.41 trillion pension assets in Federal Government’s securities, as at the end of November 2017. National Pension Commission (PenCom) disclosed this on its website saying the figure represents...
The United Nations has appointed Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, into the Investments Committee of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). In a statement signed by the Adeosun’s Special Adviser, Media and Communication, Mr. Oluyinka Akintunde, on...

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