NLC Berates Akwa-Ibom CJ, Demands Release Of Jailed Lawyer

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Thursday, slammed the Chief Judge of Akwa-Ibom State, Justice Ekaette Obot over the continued incarceration of a lawyer and activist, Inibehe Effiong, who has been jailed for a month over alleged contempt of the court. The leadership of the Congress also demanded the immediate…

Benue Wants 13% Derivation As Solid Mineral Producing State

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has urged the federal government to include the state on the list of beneficiaries from the 13 per cent derivation revenue funds as a solid mineral-producing state. He made the remarks before the commencement of the State Executive Council meeting at the Government House in…

Ohanaeze Suspends Bayelsa Gov’s Aide, 2 Others

The apex Igbo group, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has suspended the Special Adviser to Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State on Non-Indigenes Affairs, Mr Onuma Johnson, and two other leaders of the group for what they described as anti-Igbo activities. The acting president of Ohanaeze, Bayelsa State chapter, Chief Remigius Ekwem,…

FG Signs MOU With 3 Universities, Kenyan Centre On Health Insurance

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with three universities in the country and Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC), Nairobi, Kenya to build the capacity of personnel for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Nigeria. The universities are the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria,…

Firm, FCMB Plan Student Loans, Tuition Savings

A financial technology start-up, PressPayNg, has partnered First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and other organisations to provide a payment solution for student loans. The firm, which started operations in November, 2021, said it had on board over 60,000 students and had processed over N5m worth of loans for students who…

$418m Paris Club Refund: Govs Tackle Malami, Say Action Fraudulent, Self-Serving

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Wednesday described the positions of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on the controversial $418 million Paris Club contractors’ fee as “fraudulent and self-serving.” The NGF Chairman and governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, disclosed the position of…

Blood Services: FG Gives Unregistered Health Facilities 30-Day Ultimatum

The National Blood Service Commission (NBSC) has given health facilities a 30-day ultimatum to register their blood bank facilities with the commission or face sanctions. The acting director-general of the agency, Dr Omale Amedu, gave the ultimatum yesterday in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the implementation of the NBSC blood…