Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 16:55

World Press Freedom Day 2017

Media stakeholders in Nigeria are calling for the evaluation of press freedom not just in the country but around the world as today marks World Press Freedom Day.

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The Senate has confirmed Prof. Steven Ocheni ‎and Suleiman Hassan as ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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The second round matches of the 2016/17 NPFL has now been scheduled to start on Sunday, May 21, a shift from the earlier scheduled date of May 7.

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The Senate has started a discussion on various agreements between the United Kingdom and Nigeria over transfer of sentenced persons.

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The US military has said its controversial Thaad missile defense system is now operational in South Korea.The system can intercept North Korean missiles. However, full operational capability is still some months away.

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The Senate has stepped down the consideration of the Conference Committee report on the establishment of the Nigerian Peace Corps.

This follows the opposition by PDP senators to adopt the report to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu objected to a motion by Vice Chairman of Senate Committee on Interior, Bayero Nafada for consideration of the conference committee.

Ekweremadu argued that the leadership of the Peace Corps is being tried in a 90-count charge in a court of law, so it will amount to legalizing illegality if the Corps was allowed to be established.

Senators Binta Masi and Ahmed Lawan were among those who spoke in favor of the Corps, saying it was the Police that have been fighting the Peace Corps.

Senate President Bukola Saraki referred the Bill to its Committee on Judiciary for further legislative action within two weeks.

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President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Aruna Kadiri has urged the government to declare a state of emergency to improve the welfare of Nigerian workers.

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The Presidential committee investigating suspended Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke is expected to submit its finding today.

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