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FG Will Complete Lagos-Kano Rail Line This Year – Amaechi

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has announced that it will complete the Lagos-Kano rail project as well as a segment of the Lagos to Port Harcourt standard gauge before the end of 2017. The Minister Of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this during an inspection of the container inland dry seaport in Kaduna State,...

SERAP Writes UN To Probe FG, Queens College Over Students’ Death

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned four UN Special Rapporteurs. The group is urging them to use their “good offices and mandates to request the Nigerian government and the authorities at Queen’s College, Lagos to end continuing suffering of students, ensure justice and effective remedies for the unnecessary...

Enugu Govt. To Destroy Illegal Structures

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Enugu State Government has given an ultimatum of 14 days to those who do business along the new artisan market road, asking them to evacuate the place or have their structures demolished. The structures came up following the shutting down of the new artisan livestock market in December 2016 after...

 

Barclays Charged With Fraud In Qatar Case

5 days ago /
International News 

Barclays PLC and four former executives have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance. The Serious Fraud Office charges come at the end of a five-year investigation and relate to the bank's fundraising at the height of 2008's financial crisis. Former chief executive, John Varley...

Environmental Offenders: 23 Persons Get Four Months Imprisonment In Oyo

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Oyo State government has sentenced about 23 people in the state to four months imprisonment or pay a fine of N10,000 for violating environmental laws. The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun made this known to reporters on Monday. He said the offenders were apprehended while dumping...

Ambode Swears In LASIEC Commissioners, DG Safety Commission

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has sworn in new commissioners of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC). The Governor also swore in the Director-General of the state’s Safety Commission as well as members of the state’s Public Procurement Agency; Audit Service Commission; and Science and Innovation Council. According to a...

Court Remands Niger PDP Chairman, Tanko Beji In Prison

5 days ago /
Nation 

A Minna High Court on Monday remanded the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State, Tanko Beji in prison custody. The presiding judge, Justice Aliyu Maiyaki held that Beji, who had been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for about two weeks, would...

Court Sentences Police Officer To Death For Murder

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ilorin has sentenced a police officer to death by hanging for allegedly shooting some taxi passengers in Kwara State. Mr Issa Zakari led the prosecution team while Mr Oluwole Adeyemi stood for the appellant, Olatunji Tajudeen at the court on Monday. According to the judgement delivered...

FG To Release N350bn For Capital Projects

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government plans to release a total of 350 billion Naira for capital projects across the country. Speaking at the public presentation of the 2017 Appropriation Act in Abuja, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosu, said this will address the infrastructural needs in the country. Mrs Adeosun also said other capital...

Obiano Debunks Rumors Of Arms Importation In Anambra

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has denied rumours of the arrival of a trailer load of arms from the north to Osakwe Street, Nwanyi Imo junction, Otolo Nnewi, on Sunday.Governor Obiano debunked the rumours while addressing thousands of people at the Basilica of St. Andrews Anglican Church, Onitsha, for...

Edo Assembly Seeks Assent To Bill Helping Sickle Cell Victims

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Edo State House of Assembly has appealed to the state government to assent to a bill which provides better care for sickle cell sufferers in the state. According to the lawmakers, the bill passed by the House would give the Sickle Cell Centre in the state the right to offer...

Army Donates Instructional Materials To Adamawa IDPs

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has donated instructional materials to school children at the Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Adamawa State. The Malkohi IDPs camp in Yola South Local Government Area of the state is one of the three official camps out of nine initially established for victims of Boko Haram...

Edo Govt Seeks Army Collaboration To Relocate Barracks

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Edo State Government says it will collaborate with the Nigerian Army to relocate its barracks at Ikpoba Hill to a more conducive location. The State Governor, Godwin Obaseki stated this after inspecting the 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army Barracks, Ikpoba Hill in Benin City, the state capital. The Governor, who was accompanied...

Senate Orders Committee to Treat Petitions on Corruption

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Senate has expanded the responsibilities of one its Committees to include taking petitions from members of the public on allegations of corrupt practices in any government establishment across the country.Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who stated this in his speech at the 11th Annual Business Law Conference of the Nigerian...

Abuja-Kaduna Road Kidnappers Arrested

6 days ago /
Security 

The Nigeria police has arrested eight suspected kidnap gang members operating along the Abuja-Kaduna highway. Parading the suspects in Abuja, force public relations officer, Jimoh Moshood said combined teams of the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Special Ant-Robbery Squad (SARS), and the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) arrested them. The suspects are said to be among those...

Former Benue Gov, Suswam’s Trial To Continue In Abuja

6 days ago /
Nation 

Justice Gabriel Kolawole has ruled that the trial of the former Governor of Benue State, Mr Gabriel Suswam, will continue at the Federal High Court in Abuja. This followed an agreement by the defence and prosecution counsel that the trial will continue at the FHC. Earlier, the prosecution had brought an application...

Attack On Igbo Is Attack On All, Say Southern Leaders

6 days ago /
Nation 

Leaders of Southern Nigeria held an emergency meeting in Lagos yesterday where they urged the Federal Government to take urgent steps against the ultimatum given to Igbo to vacate the north as any attack on any easterner would be considered as an attack on all. At the meeting by the apex...

Police Bust Kidnap Gangs In Benue

6 days ago /
Nation 

Police have busted two kidnap syndicates in Makurdi and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas of Benue State, allegedly led by a female associate of wanted militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, alias Ghana. The suspects were paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Bashir Makama at the State Police Command Headquarters in Makurdi, the...

At Least 8 Killed, 30 Injured As Boko Haram Attacks Borno Village

6 days ago /
Nation 

Multiple explosions rocked Dalori area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Sunday night. Residents of the area said that military vehicles conveying soldiers for reinforcement were seen heading towards Kofa village, near Dalori. Hospital sources said Boko Haram fighters earlier ambushed and attacked soldiers along Maiduguri-Biu road. They disclosed that corpses of three...

Quality Education Should Not Be Compromised, Says Okowa

6 days ago /
Nation 

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on government not to compromise on quality education for Nigerian youths. The governor stated this at separate town hall meetings organised for the people of Uvwie and Ughelli South local government areas of the state respectively. He noted that quality education laced with proper skills would...