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PHCN PRIVATISATION: Workers protest, want all agreements with FG concluded

5 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Employees of Nigeria’s electricity holding company are protesting against the hand over of the power sector to new investors by the Federal Government.

FG APPROVES 28BILLION NAIRA FOR DUALISATION OF DUTSE-KADUNA ROAD: FEC approves 1.7billion naira for provision of portable water in Asokoro and environs, Abuja

5 years ago /
Environment 

The federal government has approved the sum of 28billion naira for the dualisation of the Phase 2 lower Usman-dan-fodio project from Abuja to Kaduna.

NIGERIAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NOT HAPPY WITH STATE OF NATIONAL STADIUM: House Committee on Sports angry with refurbishment work

5 years ago /
Sports  

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Sports has expressed disappointment with the current state of the National Stadium, Abuja.

Detainees Rights: NHRS, Legal Aid Council, Advocates/Inter-Development for pro-bono services

5 years ago /
Environment 

The National Human Rights Commission will start to initiate legal actions across the country to enforce the rights of persons detained for too long.

BASKETBALL CHARITY: NBA, WNBA stars visit FCT Unity Orphanage home

5 years ago /
Gender and Youth Development  Sports  

The voices of the young orphans at the FCT Unity Orphanage home in Gwagwalada could only be described as joy-filled as 73 orphaned children were visited by NBA and WNBA stars such as Tamika Raymond.

2013 COUNCIL ON WORKS: Experts identify new sources of funding

5 years ago /
Environment 

The participants at the 2013 National Council on Works have identified additional sources of funding and management of road projects for both federal and state roads in the country.

LAGOS PLANE CRASH: Associated Airline aircraft crashes in Lagos

5 years ago /
Transport  

The 30-seater capacity aircraft with registration number 5NBJY was said to have hovered or about 5minutes before it finally crashed. The chartered flight was to travel from Lagos to Akure before crashing at the Joint Users Hydrant Installation premises, close to the international wing of the airport.

OMBATSE CRISIS: Senator Ewuga denies links with Eggon Militia

5 years ago /
Gender and Youth Development  Oddities 

Senator Solomon Ewuga, representing Nassarawa North senatorial zone of the National Assembly has denied having any links or knowing any militia or cult by the name ‘Ombatse’.

KADUNA ASSEMBLY CRISIS: Impeached Speaker says his removal is not valid!

5 years ago /
Politics 

Impeached Speaker of the Kaduna state House of Assembly, Mu’azu Gangara says his purported impeachment is null and void as he is still Speaker of the House

 

LABOUR RELATIONS: House of Reps Summon Bank Chief over Disenguaged Staff

5 years ago /
Business and Economy   Niger Delta 

The Nigerian House of Representatives has summoned the Managing Director of Mainstreet bank, Faith Tuedor-Matthews to appear before it following a petition brought by 670 staffers allegedly sacked by the bank. Reading through the riot act at an interactive session with the petitioners, the Chairman House Committee on Banking and Currency, Jones Victor Onyereri says the bank chief risks being arrested if she fails to appear before the committee on the October 2nd.

 

MEDIUM TERM EXPENDITURE: Senate stands down debate, seeks further explanation on projections

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Consideration of the 2014 and 2016 medium-term expenditure framework suffered a setback on the floor of the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday when the Upper camber of the legislative arm stood down debate on the projections in the documents to seek further information on the assumptions.

 

More Showdown Over PDP

5 years ago /
Politics 

The lingering crisis rocking the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP resonated on the floor of the Nigerian Senate at Wednesday’s session when two members of the party disagreed on the status of the party and its leadership.

 

Presidential Media Chat: It is premature to declare my ambition for 2015 - Jonathan

5 years ago /
Education  Politics 

Upon President Ebele Jonathan’s return from New York, where he went for the United Nations General Assembly meeting, he took the time to address the various national issues facing the nation.

 

SURE-P: Senate calls for transparency and accountability

5 years ago /
Business and Economy   Politics 

Accompanied by some other members of the committee, the Chairman Abdul Ningi, demanded to know the performance level of the Sure-P intervention scheme. He asked for the highlights of the terms of reference, of limitations, and where necessary, of successes and challenges.

 

Anambra Governorship Polls

5 years ago /
Politics 

The candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party in the upcoming gubernatorial elections in Anambra state, Tony Nwoye has approached the court seeking an order to compel the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize him as the flag bearer of the PDP in the upcoming polls.

 

Senate on Apo Killings

5 years ago /
Politics 

The sponsor of the motion on the September 20th incident in the Apo area of Abuja which left 8 persons dead and many others injured, Senator Sahabi Ya’au, informed the Senate that most of the victims were indigenes of Zamfara, Kano and Katsina states.

 

14,000 ex-bankers sue CBN over unpaid bills.

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

FOURTEEN thousand ex-workers of non-consolidated banks in Nigeria have sued the Central Bank of Nigeria over the bank’s alleged refusal to pay their entitlements.

 

Nigerian striker

5 years ago /
Sports  

Nigerian striker Saheed Adebayo Akinfenwa is delighted to be the strongest player on FIFA 14 video game.Akinfenwa, who plays for Gillingham, was glad when he read EA Sports tweeted him as the strongest in the world.

Jose Mourinho appluades mikel obi's performance

5 years ago /
Sports  

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has applauded John Obi Mikel's performance in their ' 2-0 victory over Fulham last Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Governor Fashola apologises to Igbo's over deportation saga.

5 years ago /
Environment 

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Thursday offered an unreserved apology for the misunderstanding generated by the alleged deportation of some destitutes to Onitsha, Anambra State.