Abike Dabiri-Erewa
The Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said Nigerians returning from South Africa will receive sim cards with airtime worth N40,000 and 9GB of valid data for two months.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement through Gabriel Odu for Media Unit of the Commission, when she received the first batch of 187 Nigerians on-board an Air Peace Flight at the Murtala Muhammed Airport.
She also stated that returnees will receive transport stipend to convey them to their various destinations, as well as a soft loan from the Bank of Industry to support those interested in small … >>> Read Full Story



The Ogun State government Thursday said that the reported N15.8 billion spent on road construction and rehabilitation in the state was under the immediate past administration of former governor Ibikunle Amosun.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Mr. Kayode Ademolake, was quoted to have told members of the state House of Assembly Committee on Works, who were on oversight visit to his office that the state government spent the N15. 8 billion in six months.
But, the state government, in a statement by Mr. Kunle Somorin, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, clarifying the submission by the permanent secretary, said the amount was expended … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: by David O Royal

Prof. Peter Okebukola  on Thursday opposed the request  by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT)  Lagos State wing  to convert some non -teaching staff to classroom  teachers.
Prof. Peter Okebukola
Okebukola, a former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC),  spoke to Newsmen in Lagos.

The NUT ,Lagos State wing, had demanded that the state government should train and convert some non-teaching staff who were already used to classroom work to teachers.
The NUT had said this would cushion the effect of shortage of teachers in the state public primary schools since the workers were already on the government’s payroll.

Education ministry partners ICPC, EFCC to … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Edem Edem

Governor Ben Ayade has dedicated his victory at the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal to God and the people of Cross River State.
Ayade described the tribunal’s judgement as a mere reaffirmation of his resounding victory at the March 9, 2019 governorship poll.

The governor who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita, shortly, after the tribunal upheld his election, said he was not surprised at the verdict since his victory was never in doubt.
“As I did when I won the governorship election of March 9, by dedicating my victory to God, the great people of Cross River State and … >>> Read Full Story



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The Kano State Hisbah Board on Thursday said it arrested 27 beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the board, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
Ibrahim said that the arrests were carried out from 12 a.m to 2 a.m on Thursday at Kano Guest Inn, Sabon Gari, Triumph and Railway areas. He said those who were arrested comprised 18 male and nine female children between the age of 13 and 19, adding that they were … >>> Read Full Story



By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
Protesters, under the aegis of Concerned Citizens for Justice and Accountability, Thursday stormed the national headquarters of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) in Abuja, demanding the sack of the national president, Mr. Kolade David.
The protesters, who stormed the ALGON secretariat before the commencement of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the association, were armed with placards bearing various inscriptions such as: ‘LCDA is not recognised’, ‘Development council chairman cannot be national president’, LCDA is not recognised in 774 LGs in Nigeria’, among others.

The leader of the protesters, Mr. Yusuf Itopa, while addressing journalists, demanded … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: by David O Royal

The Federal Ministry of Education is partnering with anti-graft agencies and other stakeholders to curb examination malpractices in the country, Mr Ike Onyechere, Founding Chairman, Exam Ethics Marshall International (EEMI), said on Thursday in Abuja.
Education Minister Adamu Adamu
Onyechere told Newsmen that the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other education stakeholders would soon produce a blueprint to curb examination malpractices across board.

He said, however, that the incidences of examination malpractice were not limited to schools.

Support “Next Level” agenda, APC chieftain tells PDP

“Malpractices are in all facets of our lives. Corruption that has become noticeable … >>> Read Full Story