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Buhari overrules Health Minister, reinstates suspended NHIS chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf. Yusuf was suspended by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in June 2017, following allegations of gross misconduct. He was found guilty of alleged offences that ranged from nepotism to theft of public funds. Premium

France’s President Marcon Set To Visit Nigeria By July

Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, will address a joint session of the National Assembly during his official visit to Nigeria in July. Denys Gauer, the ambassador of France to Nigeria, unveiled the plan to Nigeria, visit when he visited  Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, February

BREAKING: Senate Celebrates As Court Affirms Power To Reject Magu

The Senate has said it has been vindicated on the rejection of the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi-Abdullahi, who briefed journalists in Abuja on Thursday, announced that a Federal

Babangida Calls For Urgent Solution To Killings In Nigeria

Former Military President, Mr Ibrahim Babangida, has called for urgent steps to be taken in addressing the numerous security challenges confronting the nation. He was particularly worried about the current bloodshed in some parts of the country. “We have witnessed so much bloodshed through communal clashes and conflicts that need urgent actions

Why Herdsmen Are Killing Our People, By Governor.

Why Herdsmen Are Killing Our People, By Governor.Killer-herdsmen have extended their bloody campaign to Taraba State, killing 55 people in Lau Local Government Area. About 200 homes and huge piles of foodstuff were destroyed. Many people are missing in the attacks, which began last weekend. Twenty-five bodies were recovered and given a

INTERVIEW: Benue Attacks: Gov. Ortom rejects creation of cattle ‘colonies’

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, onTuesday to meet President Muhammadu Buhari as tension continued to rise in his state over the New Year Day attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The attack left scores of villagers dead in two local government areas of the state. Mr. Ortom

Mass sack: Again, NLC criticises El-Rufai, to protest Thursday

Mass sack: Again, NLC criticises El-Rufai, to protest Thursday Members of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Kaduna State chapter protesting over the sack of their colleagues, in front of the State House of Assembly in Kaduna on Wednesday (8/11/17). The protest follows Kaduna State Government’s plan to sack about 21,780 teachers

Buhari: Between Yesterday And Tomorrow By Reuben Abati

I wrote the following piece, presented in italics, shortly after the postponement of the 2015 Presidential elections. It is important that the reader approaches it with an open mind, with an understanding of the context of its construction. The piece, titled “Buhari’s One Chance Campaign” never got published. One of

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