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Former NURTW State Chairman, Omolafe Aderiye Assassinated In Ekiti

3 years ago /

Chief Omolafe Aderiye, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who is also believed to be one the followers of the Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose, was shot dead last night by some unknown gunmen. Incidentally, Aderiye was among other supporters that followed Fayose to the High Court complex...

$9.3m Arms Deal Made Us Laughing Stock Of The World - Fashola

3 years ago /

The Governor of Lagos State Babatunde Fashola, said yesterday that the alleged $9.3 million cash seized by the South African government has made the country a laughing stock worldwide. Fashola also added that the federal government had not been consistent with information on the abducted Chibok girls and the attack on...

 

Surrendered Insurgents To Undergo Rehabilitation - FG

3 years ago /

The Boko Haram insurgents who had surrendered to the military authorities would be rehabilitated before being reintegrated into the society, the federal government says. Mike Omeri, the Coordinator of the National Information Centre (NIC) and Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) said this at a briefing yesterday in Abuja. He...

 

Ekiti: Pro Fayose Thugs Storm Court, Strip Judge

3 years ago /

The sanctity of the judicial arm of government was violated, yesterday, as political thugs invaded the Ekiti State High Court premises, beating up a high court judge and tearing his suit. This prompted the Chief Judge, Justice A.S. Daramola to order immediate closure of all courts in Ekiti State until adequate...

$9.3m Arms Scandal: PDP House Members Received $50000 Bribe To Kill Motion - APC Members

4 years ago /

Nigeria’s house of representatives is still split over the inability to discuss the $9.3 million confiscated by the South African authorities from two Nigerians and an Israeli who flew into that country in a private jet. With allegations that members of the People’s Democratic Party in the house were bribed to...

Senate Revisits Bill On Tobacco Control

4 years ago /

The Nigerian Senate has begun moves aimed at permanently banning the manufacturing, consumption and promotion of tobacco in Nigeria. The bill titled: ‘An act to provide for the regulation and control of production, manufacturing, sale advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products in Nigeria and for other related matters 2014’ sparked...

World Must Act Immediately To Stop Global Terrorists - President Jonathan Tells UN

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan said Wednesday in New York that the world must act immediately to stop the new phenomenon of terrorists and foreign fighters attacking and trying to hold parts of sovereign nations. Addressing the United Nations Security Council high-level meeting on the threat of terrorism to global peace and security,...

FG Rolls Out Schedule For Independence Day Celebrations

4 years ago /

Activities to mark the 54th Independence Day celebration dominated discussion at Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. Minister of information, Labaran Maku told statehouse correspondents after the meeting that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim presented a timeline, which was approved by cabinet. Since the multiple...

 

Insurgency: Senate Approves President Jonathan's $1 Billion Loan

4 years ago /

Reports reaching AIT's desk says the Senate has approved the $1 billion dollar loan requested by President Goodluck Jonathan to tackle insecurity and terrorism in the country. The approval, however, did not come easily as some lawmakers argued that President Jonathan breached the constitutionally laid down process of requesting for extra...

Ebola: S’Africa Puts Synagogue’s Survivors On A 48-Hour Lockdown

4 years ago /

Reports gathered says the country heath department said on Wednesday that none of the 25 injured South Africans, who survived a building collapse in Nigeria, has been discharged from hospital yet. “All of them are still in hospital,” spokesperson Joe Maila said. He could not answer questions about those in lockdown, as...

 

6 Killed, 9 Injured In Owerri/Aba Auto crash

4 years ago /

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than six persons were killed in a ghastly motor accident involving a 14-seater bus and a Mack truck traveling along Owerri/Aba expressway yesterday. It was learnt that the bus, which belonged to the Young Shall Grow Transport Company, with 14 occupants, was...

NYSC May Reduce N4,000 Online Registration Fee

4 years ago /

Indications has emerged that the proposed N4, 000 to be paid by prospective corps members for printing of call-up letters online and other services including infrastructure to be deployed for the services, might be reduced subsequently. The Director of Press and Public Relations in NYSC, Mrs. Bose Aderibigbe, disclosed this while...

Nigeria Customs Generates N3trn Revenue In 44 Months, Set To Launch Joint Border Patrol With Police And Immigration

4 years ago /

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) spokesman, Wale Adeniyi, on Wednesday, said the Service has been able to collect total revenue of N3, 048,314,862,310.03 between January 2011 and August 2014. In this year alone, the agency has generated N622.2bn in eight months, covering January to August 2014. Mr Wale, who gave the figure...

2015: Benue Endorses Mark For Another Term – Suswam

4 years ago /

Governor Gabriel Suswan of Benue State yesterday said that the people of the state had unanimously agreed to reserve the Benue South Senatorial District ticket for the Senate President, Senator David Mark without any contest, saying “Our decision to return him to the Senate in 2015 is irrevocable”.. Foreclosing the hopes...

Senate Passes Public Health Bill

4 years ago /

The Senate passed yesterday the Public Health Bill, seeking to establish a public health system which would ensure quarantine, isolation, and emergency health procedures. The bill scaled the third reading after clause by clause consideration by the upper chamber. Observers said the passage of the bill came handy, following the outbreak of...

Mutiny: Nigerian Senate Justifies Death Sentence On 12 Convicted Soldiers

4 years ago /

The Nigerian Senate has announced that it would not plead with the Nigerian Army to spare the lives of the 12 Maiduguri soldiers who were convicted for mutiny and sentenced to death for opening fire on their own commander. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Senator George Sekibo, disclosed this in Abuja yesterday, after a...

Mutiny: NLC Pleads For Lighter Sentence On The 12 Condemned Soldiers

4 years ago /

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja on Tuesday pleaded with the leadership of the Armed Forces to commute the death sentences on 12 soldiers found guilty of mutiny to lighter punishments. The acting President of the congress, Chief Promise Adewusi, said this yesterday while addressing a press conference. He warned...

Auto Policy: Levy Exemption Misinterpreted, FG

4 years ago /

The Federal Government has said that the ongoing implementation of the Nigerian Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) is taking its planned course, noting that there is no intention to reverse the implementation process of certain aspects of the policy. The National Automotive Council said in a statement on Tuesday that government...

Synagogue Building Collapse: TB Joshua Not Welcome In South Africa - ANC Youths

4 years ago /

The youth wing of the African National Congress (ANC) yesterday warned the spiritual head of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B. Joshua, not to visit South Africa in the nearest future. The ANC members were reacting to Joshua's announcement of his proposed visit to the cttountry to empathize...

South Africa Should Not Give Back The Seized $9.3m Yet - APC

4 years ago /

The All Progressive Congress has said South African government should not return the $9.3m that was seized from two Nigerians and an Israeli who were arrested by the South African security agents. Following their arrest, the disclosed that the money was given by the Federal Government and was meant for the...