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The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, stepped down a Bill seeking to review upward, the required educational qualification for some elective offices in the country, to a minimum of University degree or its equivalent. Sponsored by the Deputy Whip, Hon. Omowunmi Onanuga, the constitution alteration Bill was stepped down by the leave of the House […]

The International Court of Justice on Friday issued a series of provisional measures that require Israel to comply with the 1948 Genocide Convention, allow more humanitarian aid into Gaza and act against those who issue genocidal statements. The World Court’s interim ruling, in a case brought by South Africa accusing Israel of committing genocide in […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday hrilled the suspended minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu over alleged N585m disbursement fraud. Edu arrived at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Jabi, Abuja, at 11am alongside her aides and lawyer. President Bola Tinubu on Monday suspended Edu as Minister while […]

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has threatened legal action against President Bola Tinubu if he fails to probe the alleged payment of N585,189,500.00 into a private account by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu. Kolawole Oluwadare, Deputy Director of SERAP, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. DIPLOMATIC had […]

Rivers State Governor, Sim Fubara has reaffirmed his acceptance of the Presidential peace proclamation and commitment to implementing both its spirit and letter in a way and manner that will restore political stability to the state without compromising the collective interest of the people and democratic values. While acknowledging the mixed reactions the agreement has […]

Nigerian has signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a 1GW solar PV manufacturing plant within the country’s borders. The MoU, reached during the ongoing COP28 summit, signifies a major step towards a sustainable and self-reliant future for Nigeria. The agreement represents a collaborative effort between Infrastructure Corporation (Infracorp) led by Dr Lazarus Angbazo, […]

President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen, on winning the CAF 2023 Men’s Player of the Year award. The President also celebrated the remarkable achievements of Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria’s Super Falcons, who clinched the 2023 CAF Women’s Player of The Year for the sixth time, and Chiamaka Nnadozie, who was […]

The political crisis in Rivers State took a new twist on Monday as 27 out of 32 members of the House of Assembly led by the Speaker of the House, Martin Amaewhule (Obio/Akpor Constituency 1), ditched the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). The defectors are believed to be loyal to […]

The Canadian Government has increased the proof of funds for Nigerians and other international students from ₦8,025,000.00 ($10,000) to ₦16,050,000.0000 ($20,000). Marc Miller, Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, made this announcement in a statement on Thursday, saying the new requirement will take effect from January 1, 2024. “Starting January 1, 2024, the cost-of-living […]

The Supreme Court has imposed a fine of N40 million on Mike Ozekhome (SAN), for filing a frivolous, vexatious, and irritating motion before the court in respect of Imo state governorship in 2019. The fine followed judgement delivered on Tuesday, December 5, which dismissed an application by Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) […]

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The national chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Barr. Julius Abure, who was arrested by policemen from Zone 5 Headquarters in Benin City, Edo State, on Wednesday evening, has been released from detention. DIPLOMATIC DIARY reports that Abure was released around 3.05am on Thursday morning. The AIG in charge of the zonal headquarters, Mr. Arungwa […]

President Bola Tinubu has ruled out ‘zoning’ as a criteria for the inconclusive All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Edo State. Senator representing Edo North, Adams Oshiomhole, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday after meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Oshiomhole met with the President at the […]

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Khalil Gaga as Executive Director, Corporate Services, at the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM). Mr. Gaga, a lawyer, has gained over 25 years of experience in the banking sector as well as in legal services. Prior to his appointment, he was the Board Secretary and Legal […]

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has replaced Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State as chairman of the Edo State Primary election committee. Uzodimma had chaired the committee which triggered controversy after producing three different candidates – Dennis Idahosa, Senator Monday Okpebholo and Anamero Sunday Dekeri – for the September […]

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of DCG Kemi Nanna Nandap to serve as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), effective from March 1, 2024. According to a statement by Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, on Wednesday, DCG Nandap takes over from Mrs. Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, whose term in office expires on February […]

The federal government has disclosed plans to resume its program direct cash transfers to 12 million Nigerians. The plan was disclosed by Wale Edun, the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, at the Ministry’s retreat in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state on Wednesday, February 21. According to the finance minister, “The presidential panel on […]

The Nigerian Senate has called on the federal government to step down a proposed plan to increase electricity tariff, noting that such action will exacerbate the hardship already endured by Nigerians. This followed a motion titled “Planned Increase in the Electricity Tariff and Arbitrary Billing of Unmetered Customers by Distribution Companies (DISCOS)”, sponsored by Aminu […]

Armed policemen have arrested the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Barrister Julius Abure, on Wednesday. The Labour Party chairman’s arrest followed a petition by the LP Youth Leader, Comrade Eragbe Anselm Aphimia. The petition, addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, accused Abure of premeditated attempted murder amongst other alleged infractions. […]

Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has threatened to sue the Senate President Godswill Akpabio for alleged defamation. According to his legal representatives, Emefiele would seek N25 billion in damages from the Senate President if an apology is not issued. Emefiele’s lawyer, Matthew Burkaa, in a letter to the Senate […]

The Department of State Services (DSS) has urged the Organised Labour to consider negotiation and dialogue as against the planned nationwide protests over the high cost of living and biting economic hardship in the country, slated for February 27 and 28, 2024. DSS noted that the plan by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade […]