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ARMS CACHE RECOVERED IN SOUTHERN KADUNA

2 days ago /
Security 

A large cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered from some parts of Southern Kaduna by troops of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army recover. Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said the  discovery was made when troops, who are part of the ongoing Operation "Harbin Kunama", embarked on...

Presidency Begins Search For New SGF

2 days ago /
Nation 

Barely five days after the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, the Presidency is shopping for his replacement. According to report, two ministers, two senators, and four others are top on the list of those being considered. There were indications that the presidency may have...

Gov. Emmanuel Approves Payment Of Owed Gratuities To Retirees

2 days ago /
Nation 

As part of a resolve to make the welfare of Akwa Ibom workers priority, Governor Udom Emmanuel has approved the payment of a backlog of arrears of pension and gratuities to retired civil servants in the state. Finance Commissioner, Nsikan Linus Nkan, disclosed this while interacting with labour union leaders under...

Calabar Tragedy: Akwa Ibom Gov. Sympathises With Cross River

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has condoled with Governor Ben Ayade and people of Cross River State over an incident that killed some football fans at a viewing centre in Calabar, the state capital. Governor Emmanuel, on behalf of the people of Akwa Ibom State, prayed God to...

Aviation Minister Names Airport Concession As Next Big Thing

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has identified the concession of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport and three others, as the next big project, after the successful rehabilitation work on the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Senator Sirika disclosed this to reporters during the induction...

 

NCC, FIRS Get Joint Revenue Quality Assurance Committee For Telecoms

2 days ago /
Nation 

In order to improve the level of efficiency in tax management and revenue generation through deployment of technology, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) recently set up a Revenue Quality Assurance Committee for the telecommunications sector. This was the highpoint of the discussions between Executive...

Dino Melaye’s Allegations Are Reckless, Indefensible – Yahaya Bello

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has denied claims that he had a hand in the alleged assassination attempt on Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi west. Governor Bello who spoke through his media aide, Kingsley Fanwo, said the accusation by Dino Melaye and his supporters is baseless and that the...

Osinbajo Panel Summons Emefiele, NIA, NNPC, NAPIMS, PINE Contractors

2 days ago /
Nation 

The presidential investigative panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the suspension of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir Lawal, and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, has invited governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.   He will answer...

Imo Police Seek Traditional Rulers’ Support To Fight Crime

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Imo State Police Command have appealed to traditional rulers in the state to support the community policing strategies adopted by the Nigeria Police Force. The new Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, made the call at a meeting with the Chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers in Imo State, south-East...

FG Approves Whistle-blowing Policy On Arms

2 days ago /
Nation 

Whistle-blowing in Nigeria is now being extended beyond financial crimes, to illegal ownership of small arms and light weapons. The Presidency has started drawing up the rules of a whistle-blower mechanism to throw a spotlight on the regime of gun ownership and control in the country.   The Senior Special Assistant to the...

FG To Demolish Structures Around Powerlines Nationwide

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says it will soon embark on a nationwide demolition of structures built under high tension cables in order to forestall deaths resulting from electrocution, with Cross River as a pivot state. The Minister of Works Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this to journalists in Calabar, the Cross...

Gov. Ugwuanyi Reiterates Commitment To Urbanise Nsukka

5 days ago /
Nation 

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has reiterated his resolve to transform Nsukka, a town and Local Government Area in South-East Nigeria, into an urban area. He made this known during an event organised by the people of Nsukka town to thank him for the roads projects already completed in the area...

Cameroon Ends Internet Shutdown On Orders Of President Paul Biya

5 days ago /
International News 

Internet services in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have been restored three months after they were cut off, following protests. Before the ban, authorities had warned mobile phone users that they faced jail term for spreading false information. Communications and the economy were badly affected by the shutdown. Anglophone Cameroonians in the north-west and south-west...

President Buhari Shocked, Saddened By Death Of Football Fans

5 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the tragic event that took the lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, on Thursday night. In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, the President commiserated with the...

Manchester United vs. Celta Vigo, Ajax vs. Lyon In Europa League Semis

5 days ago /
Sports  

Manchester United will play Celta Vigo in the Europa League semifinals, with Ajax playing Lyon in the other tie. United boss Jose Mourinho has indicated that the Europa League is his side's priority this season as victory would ensure qualification for next season's Champions League and face a first ever competitive...

Real Madrid vs. Atletico, Juventus vs. Monaco In Champions League Semis

5 days ago /
Sports  

Reigning European champions Real Madrid will play neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semifinals. Eleven-time European champions Real, who eliminated Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals, could become the first club in the Champions League era to win the competition in successive seasons. The Madrid clubs have met in the Champions League...

Nigeria To Host World Tourism Conference

5 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has won the right to host the United Nation World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) conference in 2018. This is an indication of the confidence of the global community has in Nigeria. Nigeria, on Wednesday, won the right to host the conference at the 61st meeting of African Ministers in charge of Tourism...

IMF endorses Nigeria’s Economic Recovery Plan

5 days ago /
Business and Economy  

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) wednesday endorsed the Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020, launched recently by the federal government applauding it as “how fiscal policy should be thought in developing countries.” The Fund’s Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, Mr. Vitor Gaspar, conveyed its position on the plan while responding to a...

Paris Shooting: Gunman Was 'Focus Of Anti-Terror' Probe

5 days ago /
International News 

The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. Local media say the 39-year-old lived in the city's suburbs, and had been seen as a potential Islamist radical. The gunman wounded two...

Ugo Ehiogu: Former England defender dies after suffering cardiac arrest

5 days ago /
Sports  

Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham's training centre on Thursday.