Nigeria’s crime rate has reduced, police chief says after meeting Tinubu
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Nigeria’s crime rate has reduced, police chief says after meeting Tinubu

The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, says the crime rate in Nigeria has been reduced, and the police will continue to work to reduce it further. Mr Egbetokun spoke Friday in Abuja while addressing journalists after meeting with President Bola Tinubu. The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun [PHOTO: TW @PoliceNG] “As Inspector General…

Tinubu canvasses enhancement of economic value as foreign envoys presents letters of credence
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Tinubu canvasses enhancement of economic value as foreign envoys presents letters of credence

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday in Abuja called for the enhancement of the economic value of bilateral relations between Nigeria and partner nations. The president spoke when he received Letters of Credence from the Ambassadors of Portugal, Jorge Adao Martins Dos Santos; the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Biu Quoc Hung; and the State of Kuwait,…

Student Loan Scheme will thrive on equity, inclusiveness – Tinubu
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Student Loan Scheme will thrive on equity, inclusiveness – Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu says the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) will thrive on fairness and equity and promote inclusiveness by removing the financial barrier to higher education for Nigerian students. The president, who launched the digital NELFUND disbursement exercise at the State House on Wednesday, said the provision of loans to students will encourage more…

PDP governors declare stance on Rivers crisis, local govt autonomy
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PDP governors declare stance on Rivers crisis, local govt autonomy

The People Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has resolved to adopt a political solution to settle the ongoing crisis in Rivers State. The governors disclosed this in a communiqué issued at the end of their closed-door meeting at the Enugu State Government House on Wednesday. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, the forum’s chairperson, read the communiqué…

Tinubu meets labour, expresses commitment to just, realistic minimum wage
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Tinubu meets labour, expresses commitment to just, realistic minimum wage

President Bola Tinubu says Nigerian workers deserve improved welfare, better wages, as well as safe and enhanced working conditions as the driving force of the nation. Speaking with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led by Joe Ajaero and that of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) led by Festus Osifo on…

SSANU, NASU appeal to Tinubu over withheld salaries
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SSANU, NASU appeal to Tinubu over withheld salaries

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the non-teaching staff unions in the universities have appealed to President Bola Tinubu to intervene on payment of withheld four months salaries. The non-teaching staff unions in the universities comprises of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities…

Court to rule on Emefiele’s request for permission to travel abroad
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Court to rule on Emefiele’s request for permission to travel abroad

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja has fixed 17 July for ruling on former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Godwin Emefiele’s application for the release of his passport to enable him to travel abroad for medical treatment. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which is prosecuting Mr Emefiele on corruption…

Cost-of-living crisis: Tinubu approves massive, duty-free importation of rice, wheat, beans, others
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Cost-of-living crisis: Tinubu approves massive, duty-free importation of rice, wheat, beans, others

President Bola Tinubu has approved the duty-free importation of major food items like rice, beans and wheat, to cushion the impact of the high food prices Nigerians have been grappling with since he assumed office last year. According to a statement by Mr Tinubu’s spokesperson, Bayo Onanuga, the measures will be “implemented over the next…

NYSC speaks on report of increment in corps members’ allowance
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NYSC speaks on report of increment in corps members’ allowance

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has disclaimed reports that the Nigerian government has increased remuneration for corps members. Nigerians who completed bachelor’s degrees or its equivalent under the age of 30 are mandated by law to participate in the one-year NYSC scheme. They are currently being paid N33,000 monthly allowance. During his visit to…

Okupe congratulates Tinubu on re-election as ECOWAS Chairman
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Okupe congratulates Tinubu on re-election as ECOWAS Chairman

A former Director-General of the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign Council, Dr Doyin Okupe, has congratulated President Bola Tinubu on his re-election as chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tinubu was re-elected on Sunday at Abuja’s 65th Ordinary Session of the bloc. Okupe,…