Presidency decries child abuse, as police release chained kids to government

The Presidency, yesterday, stressed the need to enforce statutory provisions on free and compulsory basic education saying it was the panacea to rising cases of child abuse. This was as the Kaduna State Police Command said it has handed over 400 children and others found in shackles at an Arabic boarding school in Rigisa, Igabi Local Council to the state

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Fact Check: Did Pastor Tunde Bakare declare self Nigeria’s next president last Sunday?

A video of senior pastor and founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, with claims that he will be Nigeria’s next president has been widely shared on social media platforms and media reports as a recent video. Two separate reports published on Monday, 23 by news platforms, Vanguard and Legit, claimed that the politician pastor made the declaration during the

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How poverty worsened despite Nigeria’s N28.58 trillion revenue

• Mineral resources give 64 per cent of funds • ‘Revenue alone doesn’t make nation wealthy’ Stakeholders in the economy yesterday expressed worry about the disparity between huge government earnings and growing poverty in the country. This followed the report by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) showing that N28.58 trillion was remitted to the Federation Account between 2012

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Igbo take alleged marginalisation by Federal Government to United Nations

Nigerians of Igbo extraction yesterday took the case of marginalisation and exclusion allegedly orchestrated against them by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to the United Nations (UN). The group urged world powers to mount pressure on President Buhari to re-write the wrongs meted against the Igbo ethnic nationality, alleging that there was a grand plot to deny the South East

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Labour, FG meeting on new wage implementation deadlocked again

Meeting of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) and the Federal Government deadlocked again yesterday, as they failed to agree over relativity and consequential adjustment for the implementation of the new minimum wage. JNPSNC general secretary of the Trade Union Side, Mr. Alade Lawal, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday that the organised labour would decide

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Buhari appoints Soludo, others as advisers, disbands Osinbajo’s team

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday replaced the Economic Management Team (EMT) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with an Economic Advisory Council (EAC). The new EAC, which reports directly to the president, will be chaired by an economist, Prof. Doyin Salami. Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina in a statement said the EAC would advise the president on

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