BREAKING: Buhari swears in four new Permanent Secretaries.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in four newly appointed Permanent Secretaries of the Federal Civil Service.
The brief swearing-in ceremony took place just before commencement of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the Council Chambers of the State House.
The four new Permanent Secretaries, including three men and a woman, are completing the list of 16 persons appointed in June, 12 of whom had been sworn-in more than a month ago.
Those sworn-in today include Mr James Sule from Kaduna; Mr Ismaila Abubakar from Kebbi; Mrs Ibiene Patricia Roberts from Rivers and Mr Shehu Aliyu Shinkafi from Zamfara.
BREAKING: Nigeria at 60: Abdulsalami Abubakar advises Nigerians.
A former Military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to be patriotic and disciplined so that the country can experience meaningful development.
Abubakar made the call while addressing newsmen ahead of the 60th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria in Minna on Wednesday, NAN reports.
The General said that for the country to attain greatness, all hands must be on deck and Nigerians must contribute their own quota in governance.
He also called on governments at all levels to carry out their responsibilities by providing infrastructures, adequate power and assisting farmers with farm inputs in order to make life easier for the teeming populations.
BREAKING: PIB scales first reading in Senate.
The Petroleum Industry Bill 2020 passed first reading on the floor of the Senate during plenary on Wednesday.
The Leader of the Senate, Yahaya Abdullahi, presented the proposed legislation and the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, read the bill for the first time.
The PUNCH reports that the leadership of the National Assembly had, on Monday, pledged to accelerate legislative action on the Petroleum Industry Bill submitted by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd.), two weeks ago.
The federal parliament, however, vowed to ensure thoroughness in its consideration, which according to the principal officers, would be treated simultaneously with the 2021 national budget.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated this during a National Assembly joint leadership meeting on the PIB, with the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timpre Sylva.
LATEST: Ondo election: Prophet reveals chances of Akeredolu, Agboola, Jegede, warns Edo’s Ize-Iyamu.
The leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has warned the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the last governorship election, Ize-Iyamu not to drag the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki to court.
He said, “APC and it’s candidate, Ize-Iyamu shouldn’t bother to drag Godwin Obaseki to court because they will lose the case.”
In a statement to DAILY POST on Wednesday, Ayodele revealed that God also told him that victory in the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State will be between the incumbent Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and Ajayi Agboola of the Zenith Labour Party.
LATEST: Developing: ASUU will suspend soon – Minister of Labour, Ngige.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, Tuesday evening said that the ministries of Finance, Education, Labour and Employment and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation would meet with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to resolve issues affecting the education sector.
Disclosing this when he appeared on Channels Television, the former Anambra state governor said that ASUU would suspend strike soon.
His words: “The issue of ASUU will soon come to an end. Two reasons – ASUU have called the Federal Government, represented by Finance and the Accountant-General Office and their direct employers, the Ministry of Education to come for the test.”
“Secondly, ASUU members have been collecting their money since COVID-19 came and I wrote a memo to Mr President that ASUU members are still Nigerians. Even the members, have families that they care for. By upper week, we are going to arrange for this demonstration.”
Buhari-led Government Committed To One United Nigeria, Says Boss Mustapha.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has said that he did not suggest that Nigeria will break up.
Mustapha in a statement on Tuesday said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government was committed to a united Nigeria.
Recall that the SGF, who represented Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, during Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary service in Abuja, was quoted as saying, “Fortunately for us, our walls are not yet broken but have cracks that could break if not properly addressed. We need to seek the face of God to address the broken walls.”
But Mustapha said he was quoted out of context in some media reports.
COVID-19: Kano, IHR partner on new Hajj, Umarah orientation.
Kano State Government has partnered with Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR) to bring to speed the new diplomatic orientation on Hajj and Umurah exercise.
The collaboration which would focus on capacity building for staff of the state Pilgrims Welfare Board to keep them abreast of the new norms and regulations introduced by Saudi Arabia Authorities in the wake COVID-19 pandemic.
The state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba gave the assurance on Tuesday when he received the executive of IHR led by the National Coordinator, Mallam Ibrahim Mohammad in Kano.