As part of cost-cutting measures, the National Assembly management has requested the presiding officers to reduce the number of their aides by at least 60 percent, Daily Trust reports. It was gathered that Senate President Bukola Saraki has over 112 aides, Speaker Yakubu Dogara has about 170, deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu 60 while deputy speaker, Yusuf Suleiman Lasun has 58 aides. Sources said that Saraki and Dogara have been requested to cut down the numbers to 25 each while Ekweremadu and Lasun should have 17 each. Continue reading
Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state might be in for a long ride with the members of the organised labour who shut down government activities in the state on March 23. Vanguard reports that the state’s civil servants abandoned their duty posts to attend a rally organised by labour to protest alleged anti-workers policies of the governor. Workers who crowded the secretariat of the state’s branch of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) from all parts of the state, where seen carrying placards with different inscriptions. Continue reading
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the people of Niger Delta that his administration would commence the clean up of oil spill in the region in three weeks time.
Vanguard reports that the special adviser to the president on Niger Delta and coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme, Brig- General Paul Boroh (retd), made the disclosure on March 24 in Enugu state. Speaking at the commissioning of the skills acquisition and training in automobile technology and manufacturing of plastics by about 200 former Niger Delta militants under the sustainable reintegration programme in the presidential amnesty initiative, he said the clean up will start from Ogoniland. Continue reading
Emerging reports suggest that Boko Haram has finally surrendered to the superior power of Nigeria. A video by the Leadership, shows the kingpin, Abubakar Shekau who was rumoured to have been killed, advising his followers to “surrender to save themselves”. Shekau in the video below appeared to have surrendered to constant bombardments by the Nigerian army troops. See the original of the post below. More details shortly.