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PDP demands EFCC probe of ministerial screening

The Senate will on Tuesday (today) confirm the appointment of ministerial nominees who passed its screening. But the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday called on the Senate to send the nominees’ list to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for further screening because “some of the ex-governors and former ministers nominated by President Buhari have corruption cases on their necks.”

Gbajabiamila meets doctors over planned strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Monday met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over its planned industrial action.

This is according to a statement issued on Monday and signed by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, Lanre Lasisi.

Makinde inaugurates panel to probe Ajimobi’s contacts

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has inaugurated a committee to probe contracts awarded by the administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

The inaugurated 10-man committee, headed by the Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Oyo State chapter, Mr. Damola Falade-Fatila, is to review contracts and projects awarded by the Ajimobi’s government between 2017 and 2019.

Soldiers chase Boko Haram out of Borno town

In what can be considered a big victory for the Nigerian army, soldiers engaged Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battle in Bama local government area of Borno state on Monday, forcing the insurgents to beat retreat.

According to sources, Boko Haram fighters had invaded the town on motorbikes and gun trucks but troops responded immediately.

Nigerian citizens abroad to register for National Identification Number

The National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) has concluded plans to extend the National Identification Number (NIN) registration to other countries including Saudi Arabia, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Senegal, Benin Republic, Mali, India, amongst others.

The Director-General, CEO of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, said the enrolment of Nigerians in Diaspora is in fulfilment of the NIMC mandate toenroll all Nigerians, Legal Residents and Nigerians in Diaspora into the National Identity Database (NIDB) and issue them the unique identification number.


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