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Senate amends National Health Insurance law following Buhari’s observation

Senate amends National Health Insurance law following Buhari’s observation

The Senate, on Wednesday, amended the National Health Insurance Act (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2021. The legislation was passed by the National Assembly in April last year. The red chamber at plenary considered a motion for the recommittal of some clauses. The Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North), sponsored the motion for the re-committal. The...

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NLPGA engages with govt on cooking gas crisis

NLPGA engages with govt on cooking gas crisis

The Nigeria LPG Association has said it is engaging with the Federal Government to resolve the issues responsible for the lingering cooking gas crisis in the country. The President, NLPGA, Mr Nuhu Yakubu, stressed the need to sustain the growing adoption of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, popularly known as cooking gas, through sector-friendly policies and programmes....

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Umahi earmarks N89.7bn for capital projects, proposes N145bn budget

Umahi earmarks N89.7bn for capital projects, proposes N145bn budget

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Wednesday, presented the 2022 Appropriation Bill of N145,41bn to the state House of Assembly. Tagged ‘Budget of latter rain’, the 2022 proposed budget represented an increase of 46.65 per cent over the revised budget of N99.16bn for 2021. He explained that the increase was due to the carryover...

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Why Buhari must be pressured to sign amended Electoral Act —Wike

Why Buhari must be pressured to sign amended Electoral Act —Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has charged the media to exert pressure on the President, Major GeneralMuhammadu Buhari (retd) to assent to the amended Electoral Act. The governor said it was important that the media should enlighten Nigerians to know why there should be electronic transmission of election results in order to save the nation’s...

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Troops molesting monarchs, pregnant women at checkpoints – Rep

Troops molesting monarchs, pregnant women at checkpoints – Rep

The House of Representatives has urged the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to order the removal of illegal roadblocks set up by men of the Nigeria Police Force on roads across the country. The lawmaker representing the Ihiala Federal Constituency in Anambra State in the House, Ifeanyi Momah, at the plenary on Wednesday raised the...

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We refer to human heads as balls, hearts as transformer, hands as fans – Suspected ritual killers arrested in Ogun confess

We refer to human heads as balls, hearts as transformer, hands as fans – Suspected ritual killers arrested in Ogun confess

Seven members of a serial ritual killer syndicate have been apprehended in different parts of Abeokuta metropolis by men of Ogun state police command.  The suspects identified as Lekan Oladipupo m’ 38yrs of Sotan village, Sulaiman Aremu m’ 30yrs of Imala Elega Abeokuta, Ifayemi Madru m’ 24yrs of Sotan village,  Shittu Saheed m’ 38yrs of Alarugbo...

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Alleged N6.9bn fraud: Witness claims Fayose’s associate bought properties worth N1.3bn in four months

Alleged N6.9bn fraud: Witness claims Fayose’s associate bought properties worth N1.3bn in four months

The eleventh prosecution witness, PW11, Joanne Tolulope, in the ongoing trial of a former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, revealed to Justice Chukujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos how Fayose’s associate, Abiodun Agbele, had allegedly bought properties worth N1.3 billion within four months. The Economic and...

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Idea of granting Nnamdi Kanu pardon is premature – Malami

Idea of granting Nnamdi Kanu pardon is premature – Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said that the issue of pardoning the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is premature. The AGF said this while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday December 1. According to him, the trials associated with Kanu have not...