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APC Tells PDP To Practice What They Preach

3 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the PDP as a Janus-faced bumbling party for engaging in a serial mudslinging against the party (APC) and its leaders, especially in the aftermath of its hugely successful national convention in which Gen. Muhammadu Buhari was elected as the APC's presidential candidate.In a...

Nigerian Military Sentences Four Soldiers To Death

3 years ago /

The Nigerian military court in Abuja has again sentenced another group of four soldiers to death by firing squad. The court made its judgment on Wednesday night in another case involving five soldiers who were accused of mutiny. Ayodele Olawale (lance corporal), Isaiah Olofu (lance corporal), Bankole Taiwo (lance corporal), Adebayo Gbenga...

N21bn Donation: “INEC Does Not Have Power To Investigate, Only Prosecute” - Osazu

3 years ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that only security agencies can investigate any party, person or company that violates any part of the country’s Electoral Act. The commission which however admitted that it had the power to prosecute violators of the Act, explained that before it could do so, it must...

2015 Elections will Be Violence-Free – President Jonathan

3 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday promised that his administration would give security agencies the necessary support to ensure that the 2015 general elections are violence-free. The president also vowed that the Independent National Electoral Commission would be given the necessary assistance to conduct free, fair and credible elections. He made the promises...

2015 Elections Will Bring Joy To Nigerians - PDP

3 years ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party has said that the 2015 general elections must bring joy to Nigerians. It said this in its Christmas message, which was signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in Abuja on Wednesday. In the message, Metuh also asked Nigerian Christians to remember victims of insurgency while celebrating...

 

FRSC Deploys 35,000 Staff Nationwide To Control Traffic During The Yuletide

3 years ago /

As part of efforts to prevent accidents on Nigerian roads during and after the Christmas celebration, the Federal Road Safety Corps flagged-off a zero tolerance campaign on all forms of traffic rules violations during this year’s yuletide. The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, said it has deployed over 35,000 workers...

Gov. Orji Urges Nigerians To Pray For Success In 2015 Elections

3 years ago /

Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has called on the people of the state and Nigerians to pray for the success of 2015 elections. The Governor in a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Ajunwa, said the future of Nigeria depended so much on the success of...

Jonathan Proposes To Establish ‘Hall Of Shame’ For Criminals

3 years ago /

Following in the line of Lagos State Government, which recently established a register for sexual offenders, President Gooodluck Jonathan has stressed the need to establish a Hall of Shame that will contain names of criminals and social misfits to serve as deterrent to any Nigerian who indulges in unlawful activities. The...

Beware, ISIS Is In Nigeria To Recruit Fighters - FG

3 years ago /

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) Director General and Coordinator, National Information Center (NIC), Mr. Mike Omeri has issued a statement warning Nigerians that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is in the country to recruit fighters that will be sent to the Middle East.  He made these remarks based on...

Mutiny: Army Arraigns General, 14 Senior Officers

3 years ago /

The Nigerian Army has begun the court martial of one brigadier-general and 14 other senior officers in Lagos, on Monday night, over various offenses committed in the north-eastern part of the country. The army began their trial at the 9th Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army, Ikeja, in Lagos State. The officers...

NDLEA Apprehend Four With 6.135kg Of Drugs

3 years ago /

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has apprehended four suspected drug traffickers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. A total of 6.135kg of narcotics were seized from them. The suspects include Omidiya Taiwo, 44, who works in an automobile company in Barcelona, Anikwe Chukwudi Charles, 25, hotel attendant...

Gombe Government Debunks Police Harassment Of Goje’s Family House.

3 years ago /

The Gombe State Government has debunked accusation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo ordered police and the army to break into Sen. Mohammed Goje’s house. The Gombe Chief of Staff, the Government House, Gombe, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed, debunked the accusation at a joint news conference on Tuesday...

Soya Beans: Expert Puts Nigeria`S Annual Production Value At N300bn

3 years ago /

Mr Sotonye Anga, the Agribusiness Coordinator, Community of Agricultural Stakeholders of Nigeria (CASON), on Tuesday said that the current worth of soya beans production in Nigeria was N300 billion. Anga, who was a guest lecturer at the Top Deal Farms Annual Lecture in Lagos, said that Nigeria currently produces 500,000 tons...

 

Kano Assembly Passes Bill To Establish College Of Remedial Studies

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The Kano State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill for the establishment of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso College of Advance and Remedial Studies. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bill, which was presented to the assembly by the executive arm, was passed unanimously by the members. The Majority...

Aregbesola Presents 2015 Budget Of N197.08 Billion To House Of Assembly

3 years ago /

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, on Tuesday presented the 2015 state budget of N197.08 billion to the House of Assembly for confirmation. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the budget was tagged: “Budget of renewed hope’’. Mr Segun Olorunsogo, the Permanent Secretary, Office of Budget and Economic Planning, presented the...

40 NASS Bills Awaiting Presidential Assent - Zakari Mohammed

3 years ago /

The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Zakari Mohammed, on Tuesday said 40 bills were awaiting President Goodluck Jonathan's assent to become Acts of the National Assembly. Mohammed, who represents Baruten/Kaiama Federal Constituency of Kwara, made this declaration at a forum organised by Correspondents' Chapel of the Oyo State Council of NUJ...

 

Fuel Scarcity: DPR Releases 335 Trucks Of Fuel To FCT

3 years ago /

The Department of Petroleum Resources, Abuja, said 335 trucks of petroleum products were released from the depot between Monday and Tuesday to ease fuel scarcity in Abuja. Zonal Controller, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Abuja, Mallam Usman Mohammed, said this on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria...

Abducted Wife Of UNIOSUN ASUU Chairman Rescued

3 years ago /

The wife of the chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities at the Osun State University, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Abiona, has been released by her abductors. Mrs. Abiona was kidnapped on Friday evening by a gang of five men around Uniosun junction, Osogbo/ Ibokun road, while heading home from her shop. Later...

 

Taraba Budgets N96B For 2015 Fiscal Year

3 years ago /

Taraba Acting Gov., Alhaji Abubakar Danladi, on Tuesday presented the state’s appropriation bill of N96 billion to the House of Assembly for the 2015 fiscal year. Danladi said that the budget was targeted at ensuring the completion of projects embarked upon by the administration and to ensure a smooth transition to...

DPR Shuts Down Three Petrol Stations For Diverting Fuel In Kaduna

3 years ago /

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Tuesday said it had sealed three petrol filling stations for product diversion in Kaduna. Head, Public Affairs of DPR, Kaduna, Rabiu Bello, announced this to newsmen during an inspection of filling stations in Kaduna "Last week, we sealed about three filling stations for diversion and...