FG has not neglected Bakassi LG, says Senate

January 18, 2017 David

The Senate, on Tuesday, said  the Federal Government had not neglected Bakassi Local Government Area and the returnees after the ceding of the peninsula to Cameroon in 2008. Senator Abdullahi Gumel, Chairman, Senate Committee on […]

101 journalists killed in 2016 – UNESCO

January 18, 2017

NO fewer than 101 journalists were killed in 2016 while doing their jobs, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), said on Tuesday. Frank La Rue, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, said […]

APC lifts suspension on officials

January 18, 2017

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe State, on Tuesday, readmitted the party’s women leader and other members of the state executive council who were suspended last year for insubordination and indiscipline. Alhaji Abubakar Bakabe, […]

Sowore lied to us —Lagos CP

January 13, 2017

THE police, on Wednesday, shed more light on the incident that led to the arrest of the publisher of SaharaReporter, Mr Omoyele Sowore. Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, speaking with newsmen on Wednesday, […]

IPOB berates Uwazuruike

January 12, 2017 Jude Ossai— Enugu

. THE Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has given a four day ultimatum to the Leader of the Movement for Actualization for Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) Chief Ralph Uwuzuruike, to recant the fraud allegation levelled […]

Why Buhari sacked FRC boss —Fayose

January 10, 2017

THE Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described the sack of the executive secretary of the Financial Regulatory Council of Nigeria (FRC), Mr Jim Obazee, in connection with the implementation of the controversial Corporate […]

Buhari mourns late ex-gov Kure

January 9, 2017 Leon Usigbe – Abuja

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Niger State on the passing of former governor, Engr Abdulkadir Kure. A statement issued by his Special Adviser on media and publicity, […]

IBB mourns late Kure

January 8, 2017

Former Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, said on Sunday that the sudden death of former Governor of Niger State, Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure came to him as a great shock. Babangida in a condolence to the […]

Bello lauds Dangote for promoting tourism

January 8, 2017

KOGI State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has commended Dangote Group for promoting tourism potentials in Nigeria and especially in Kogi State, by sponsoring the sixth Ebira Carnival. Noting that tourism could make the nation less […]

FRSC confirms 15 dead in Zamfara auto crash

January 8, 2017

THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zamfara State command, has confirmed 15 persons dead in a ghastly accident which occurred on Gusau-Tsafe road in the early hours of Sunday. Sector Commander, Amos Thilizer, told the […]

NSCDC seals 13 fuel stations in Lagos

January 8, 2017

THE Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command, on Sunday said it had sealed up 13 fuel stations, for allegedly under dispensing petroleum products. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Command, Miss […]

Court seizes N8bn from MTN

January 8, 2017 Lanre Adewole - Lagos

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered a temporary forfeiture of N8 billion belonging to telecommunications giant, MTN. The money, domiciled in ECOBANK, was allegedly made through illegal and unlawful activities. But MTN has […]

Ghana swears in Akufo-Addo as president

January 8, 2017

Nana Akufo-Addo was on Saturday sworn in as Ghana’s president at a ceremony attended by dozens of African leaders, sealing a rare peaceful transfer of power in a region plagued by political crises, Reuters reported […]

2017: FG offsets salary arrears of ex-militants

January 7, 2017

THE Federal Government has paid two out of four months outstanding stipends owed former Niger Delta militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme. Mr Ramsey Mukoro, leader of the 3rd phase of the amnesty programme, told […]

FG moves to avert oil workers’ strike

January 6, 2017

The Federal Government is to resolve the dispute between workers in the petroleum sector and some oil companies operating in the country, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported. General Secretary, Nigerian Union of Petroleum […]

Edo court grants 2 homosexuals N200,000 bail

January 5, 2017

An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo State, on Wednesday, granted two homosexuals, Paul Frank, 31, and Ejimofor Christian, 22, N100,000 bail each, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs M.C. […]

We’re behind Buhari, Tinubu —Kogi APC

January 5, 2017

THE Kogi State All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday, lashed out at those behind the report purportedly credited to the state wing of the party which disparaged Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The masterminds were described […]

FG redeploys 3 perm secretaries

January 5, 2017

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved the  redeployment of three  federal permanent secretaries. A statement by Haruna  Imrana, Director of  Communications, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), said the circular […]

Okorocha gives rice, cash to APC members

January 5, 2017

IMO State governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Wednesday, hosted executive members of All Progressives Congress (APC) at wards, local governments and state levels and gave them 18,500 bags of rice valued at N370 million, in addition […]

Navy destroyed 7 illegal refineries in 2 days

January 4, 2017

The Naval patrol team deployed by NNS PATHFINDER, has, again, arrested two barges at Taraba Jetty in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for alleged involvement in illegal oil bunkering. In a statement signed by the Director […]

Saraki launches ‘Made in Nigeria Challenge’

January 3, 2017

SENATE president, Dr Bukola Saraki, has launched a contest to promote made in Nigeria products. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the contest, scheduled to run for three months, is aimed at showcasing […]

Former Ondo CJ is dead

IMMEDIATE past Chief Judge of Ondo state, Gladys Olateru-Olagbegi is dead Olateru-Olagbegi died on Sunday night after a battle with an undisclosed illness. It was gathered that the retired Chief Judge of the state had […]

Nigeria moves up in global aviation rating

January 2, 2017

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Monday said Nigeria had attained another high level safety rating which placed it among the world leaders in aviation safety. The NCAA made the announcement in a statement […]

We lost 5 months to strike in 2016 – CMD

January 2, 2017

THE Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Prof. Michael Ibadan, on Monday said industrial actions disrupted medical activities in the hospital for a cumulative period of five months in 2016. Ibadan disclosed […]

Olukoya predicts multiple sorrow for corrupt people

January 2, 2017

THE General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Worldwide, Dr Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, has sounded a stern warning to corrupt people, saying such will reap multiple sorrows. Olukoya, who gave the warning, early Sunday […]

Kogi set for greatness —Bello

January 2, 2017 David

Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Sunday, assured the people of the state of his determination to make the state the centre of super excellence. The governor, who spoke through the  Director- General on […]

2017 will bring succour, says Dogara

January 1, 2017

Speaker of House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, has urged Nigerians to be resilient in the face of the current hardship in the country. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and […]

Okowa pledges better service delivery

January 1, 2017

As Deltans bask in the euphoria of the New Year, Delta State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has assured of enhanced service delivery by the state government in the New Year. Okowa, in his goodwill message […]

We will take Lagos to the next level —Ambode

January 1, 2017

Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Saturday, thanked residents for the support given to his administration in the outgoing year, assuring that he would work assiduously to ensure that the state is taken to […]

Mimiko identifies conditions for Nigeria unity

January 1, 2017

Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has identified  the need   for  more perseverance and  determination  from the populace to ensure  the  unity of the nation in the face of the current economic and security challenges […]

Osun needs N10bn revenue per month —Aregbesola

December 31, 2016

THE Governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola has charged medical practitioners on the need to always prioritise the safety of lives above other considerations while discharging their duties. He also declared that for his […]

Amosun inaugurates children parliament

December 31, 2016

The Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has inaugurated 40 children as the 4th set of the State children parliament, in order to promote the dignity and inalienable rights of children across the state. Governor […]

Presidency refutes media report on board appointments

December 30, 2016

The Presidency has refuted media reports that President Muhammadu Buhari will conclude the appointments of members of the Federal Government’s boards, parastatals and agencies by January 2017. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), […]

Abia speaker impeached

December 29, 2016 Celestine Ihejirika - Umuahia

The Abia State House of Assembly, on Thursday, impeached its Speaker, Honourable Martins Azubuike and immediately elected Honourable Bishop Kennedy Njoku representing Osisioma North state constituency, as replacement. The removal of Azubike followed an emergency […]

Wike, Rivers APC in fresh crossfire

December 29, 2016 Dapo Falade

governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said the violence that marred the legislative rerun elections in the state was allegedly orchestrated by security agencies with a motive to making the state ungovernable. This was as […]

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