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Saraki leads National Assembly delegation to 137th IPU meeting in Russia

Saraki leads National Assembly delegation to 137th IPU meeting in Russia

His Excellency, the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has led a National Assembly delegation to partake in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the theme: “Promoting Cultural Pluralism and Peace through Inter-faith and Inter-ethnic Dialogue.” Saraki who is a member of the Governing Board of the IPU,

Minimum wage: Reps recommend N30,000 to avert looming strike

Members of the House of Representatives warned on Thursday that a nationwide strike by workers over low wages could force the country’s economy back into recession.   They urged the Federal Government to consider an increase in wage to N30,000 as the new National Minimum Wage to avert an industrial action by workers.   The

Buhari a decent man, has reconciled Baru and me – Kachikwu

Dr Ibe Kachickwu, the minister of State for Petroleum has finally broken his silence on the conversation between him and President Buhari over the controversial memo in which he made certain allegations against the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru.   Kachikwu spoke at the end of a three-day Nigerian Content Workshop

South African President, Jacob Zuma, Visits Imo

The South African President, Jacob Zuma, has arrived in Owerri, the Imo State Capital on a two-day working visit. Present at the Sam Mbakwe Airport to welcome Mr Zuma, were the state governor, Rochas Okorocha Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo,  Former Governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, and Former INEC Chairman, Morris Iwu. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo,

South-West APC Leaders Meet In Oyo On Thursday

Serving and former Governors, Ministers, Senators, House of Rep members and other major stakeholders in the APC from the South West have arrived at the Oyo State Governor’s office for a stakeholders’ meeting to discuss salient issues affecting the region and its progress. Among those present on Thursday were past and present governors of Oyo, Osun and Ondo

Israel To Withdraw From UNESCO Along With U.S.

Israel will withdraw from the UN’s cultural and education body after a United States decision to do the same on accusations of bias against the Jewish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday.   “The prime minister instructed the foreign ministry to prepare Israel’s withdrawal from the organisation alongside the United States,” Netanyahu’s office said

2019: Ex-Reps member Abiodun Akinlade declares for guber race Ogun

Ex-House of Representatives member, Abiodun Akinlade, has declared his intention to run for the governorship seat in 2019 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).   Akinlade who hailed from Yewa – Awori area of the state, urged the Ogun people to support the quest of the Yewa-Awori to produce the next governor

IGP Sues Saraki, Senate Committee Over Corruption Allegations

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has filed a suit against the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges. This comes amid allegations of corruption in the Nigeria Police Force made by the lawmaker representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Isa Misau. Senator Misau had among others alleged