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MTN sues NCC over N780 billion fine

3 years ago /

Just last week, the Nigerian Communications Commission,  (NCC) reduced MTN Nigeria’s  fine from N1.04trn to N780 billion, for refusing to remove over 5.1 million unregistered telephone subscribers from its network. MTN was given till December 31, 2015 to pay the fine, but the telecommunications company has decided not to pay the...

House of Rep speaks on killings by vandals

3 years ago /

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has urged the executive to further fortify security in the coastal lines throughout the states where pipelines are embedded. The house made the resolutions with a view to addressing the pipeline vandalization at Arepo in Ogun state and other pipelines across the country. It therefore urged the executive...

Osinbajo shows supports for Great Green Wall Project

3 years ago /

The Federal Government has pledged to support the great green wall project for it to meet set desertification objective. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the pledge on Tuesday when a delegation of the National Agency for the great green wall paid him a courtesy visit. According to the Federal Ministry of Environment...

Lagos State website hacked

3 years ago /

Reports from Punch say that the website belonging to Lagos State Government was hacked this morning. According to them, when they visited the website url, www.lagosstate.gov.ng, it was hacked by a Muslim group who claimed they were protesting the killings of Muslims and innocent people across the world. It said ” In...

 

BREAKING: Court Grants Dasuki and four others bail

3 years ago /

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has granted bail to former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, and four others standing trial for alleged money laundering and criminal breach of trust. Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf granted bail to the accused persons on the sum of N250 Million on...

Gov. Oshiomole Presents 111.5 billion 2016 budget

3 years ago /

Governor Adams Oshiomhole, has presented a 111.5 billion naira budget for 2016 fiscal year before Edo State House of Assembly. Tagged “Budget of Finishing Well” the 2016 budget is 12.6% lower than the 2015 budget which was revised downward to N127.01 billion from N159.40 billion due to economic realities. The budget...

#BayelsaDecides: Southern Ijaw LGA supplementary elections fixed for Jan 9 - INEC

3 years ago /

The supplementary governorship election in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa has been slated for January 9, 2016 by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. INEC had declared the governorship election which held on December 5 as inconclusive after acts of violence, ballot box snatching and abduction of electoral officials,...

See Gov. El Rufai's statement on the Army/Shiite clash

3 years ago /

ON THE CLASH BETWEEN THE ARMY AND SHIITES: Text of State broadcast by Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, on the recent security issues in Zaria; 17 December 2015 Dear People of Kaduna State, We have witnessed sad events in Zaria and a part of Kaduna metropolis over the last few...

PDP condemns multiple deaths in Zaria, Onitsha

3 years ago /

Five people were reportedly shot dead yesterday, while several others were injured during a clash between security operatives and IPOB protesters around the Bridge head in Onitsha. Four of the victims were members of both IPOB and MASSOB, while one person is said to be a soldier, who was grabbed...

NCC clarifies issues surrounding MTN fine reduction

3 years ago /

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says irregularity in figures for the amount of fine to be paid by MTN as contained in a letter issued to the commission from the office of the presidency is the reason for the purported multiple reduction and conflicting figures now being bandied around. MTN was...

Nigeria to get $5million from Chinese investors

3 years ago /

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Industry, trade and Investment, Ayisha Abubakar says five hundred million dollar in investment is expected into Nigeria from some Chinese investors. Ayisha disclosed this while meeting with the intending chinese investors in her office in Abuja. The Minister added that government will give both the Chinese and...

 

Two Nigeria Teams nominated for CAF awards

3 years ago /

Two Nigerian teams, the Golden Eaglets and the Under-23 team have been nominated for the CAF team of the year award 2015. The golden eaglets won the 2015 FIFA under-17 World Cup in Chile while the under-23 team won the CAF African title in Dakar. Also for the awards holding in Abuja...

 

MDGs contractors protest for pending payments

3 years ago /

Some contractors handling the Nigerian government’s Millennium Development Goals project have staged a protest demanding payment of their 2013 contract money amounting to over fifteen billion naira. The protesters formed a human barricade in front of the MDG’s office at the federal secretariat in Abuja. Meanwhile  in the last few minutes a...

FG intensifies effort on railway project

3 years ago /

The Federal Government has unveiled plans to build standard gauge rail tracks by 2016. This was disclosed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi during a familiarization tour of railway operations in Lagos who said the government is interested in providing efficient and effective railway service in the country Managing Director, Nigeria...

House proposes Dec 10 as National Aviation Safety Day in honour of Sosoliso crash victims

3 years ago /

Can you recall the December 10, 2005 sixty students of the Loyola Jesuit College in Abuja? This was brought back to memory on Tuesday in the House of Representatives and the lawmakers have proposed to government to declare December 10 every year as National Aviation Safety Day in remembrance of Sosoliso...

Court sacks Acting PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

3 years ago /

The FCT High Court has ordered the acting National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus to vacate office. In the suit filed by the Former Special Adviser to Former President Goodluck Jonathan on political matters, Ahmed Gulak, the court held that Secondus is occupying the position of acting...

Saraki speaks on #armsgate scandal

3 years ago /

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday told his colleagues that part of the blame for the mess in the arms procurement deal lies at their doorstep. Saraki who urged lawmakers to take their oversight responsibilities more seriously believes the scandal could have been nipped in the bud if lawmakers had done...

Court orders for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu

3 years ago /

Justice of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Adeniyi Ademola, on Thursday ordered the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The court decision was based on the ruling that the continued detention of Kanu by the Department of States Services...

Northern Governors summon emergency meeting over Shiites-Army clash in Zaria

3 years ago /

Governors of the 19 northern States under the umbrella of the Northern States Governors’ Forum have called for an emergency meeting to discuss recent happenings in the region, particularly the clash between the Army and the Shiites followers under the Islamic Movement, which led to deaths in Zaria, Kaduna State. Governor...

High Chief Dokpesi meets bail conditions, reunites with family & well wishers

3 years ago /

Chief Raymond Dokpesi was yesterday released from Kuje Prison in Abuja after perfectly meeting his bail conditions. The media chief’s lawyer Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), said last night that “High Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi was released from Kuje Prisons to his counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), his son, Raymond (Jnr) and...