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Osinbajo Reviewing 2017 Budget‎ – Presidency

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is currently reviewing the 2017 Budget. This was confirmed by his Senior special assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, via his Twitter account on Monday. Akande also revealed that Osinbajo presided over a meeting with the economic management team, with the aim of reviewing the...

5,000 APC, APGA, LP Members Defect To PDP

6 days ago /
Politics 

No fewer than 5,000 persons from the All Progressive Congress (APC), Labour Party (LP) and the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The defected members were received during the PDP Enugu West Zonal Executive Meeting coming just a week after the former Enugu State...

Cross River To Eradicate Neglected Tropical Diseases By 2020

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Cross River State Government says it is making efforts to completely eradicate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the state by the year 2020. To this end, the Governor Ben Ayade-led administration has concluded a mass administration of medicines to treat and Prevent Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil Transmitted Helminthic and Schistosomiasis...

Adeleke’s Death: Witnesses Give Contradictory Testimonies

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Coroner inquest into the death of the first executive governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, admitted evidence on Monday at its second sitting at the Osun State High Court. The State Deputy Governor, Titi Tomori-Laoye; the Chief Medical Director of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo; and the Chief Medical Director...

Brigadier General Ifiok Obot Takes Over 26 Task Force Brigade

6 days ago /
Nation 

The new Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Ifiok Obot has formally taken over command of 26 Task Force Brigade in Gwoza, Borno State. Brigadier General Obot took over from his predecessor Brigadier General, Adeyinka Laguda, who is on posting to the Army Headquarters, Garrison, Abuja as Chief of Staff. The new Brigade Commander...

Azman Air Goes International

6 days ago /
Nation 

Azman Air Services has commenced its first international operations, taking off from the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano to Jedda, in Saudi Arabia. Supervising the boarding exercise at the international terminal, the President of the airline, Mr Abdulmunaf Sarina, said two more aircraft will soon arrive Kano to begin flights to...

Bribery Allegations: EFCC Seeks Transfer Of Case Against INEC Official

6 days ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Lagos will on May 24, decide whether or not to hands off the case of one Christian Nwosu, an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), accused of receiving the sum of 30 million Naira from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani...

Alleged N4.9bn Diversion: EFCC Arraigns Fani-Kayode, Usman

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re-arraigned former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and former Finance Minister, Nenadi Usman, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. The two former ministers were arraigned before Justice Rilwan Aikawa alongside one Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimension Nig. Ltd, on 17 counts...

Reps Summon Finance Minister Over Alleged Procurement Act Breach

6 days ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives Committee On Public Procurement has ordered the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, to appear before it on Tuesday, May 16, over allegations of abuse and breach of the Procurement Act, 2007. The summon followed a resolution taken at the commencement of an investigative hearing into allegations of...

Rohr To Name Invited Players, Camping Details Month End

1 week ago /
Sports  

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will release the final list of players and camping details of the forthcoming 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualifier game against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana this month end, officials of the team have revealed. Nigeria will host South Africa in the opening game of the qualifiers on...

Niger Delta Needs Peace To Develop – Ndoma-Egba

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, has said peace is critical to the development of the Niger Delta. Senator Ndoma-Egba said this when members of the Nigerian Bar Association’s Niger Delta Task Force paid him a courtesy visit at the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt. “The challenge...

Bribery Allegation: Case Against 23 INEC Officials Transferred To Port Harcourt

1 week ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has transferred the case filed by the Nigerian Police Force against 23 officials of the Independent Electoral Commission to the Port Harcourt division of the court. The INEC officials are being tried by the police for allegedly taking bribes during the national and state...

Angry LAUTECH Students Disrupt UTME, Shut Out Workers

1 week ago /
Nation 

Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso have prevented candidates from taking the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in the university. The students also prevented both academic and non-academic staff of the university from entering the premises on Monday. The students said their action was in protest against the failure of...

Nasarawa Fertilizer Project Will Ensure Food Security – Al-Makura

1 week ago /
Nation 

Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has assured residents of food security when the new fertiliser blending plants commence operation. He gave the assurance when he visited the moribund Nasarawa fertilizer blending plant which is to be upgraded soon as the state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a...

Court Adjourns EFCC’s Case Against Patience Jonathan Till May 22

1 week ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has adjourned to May 22, a suit seeking the final forfeiture to the Federal Government, the sum of $5.8 million belonging to Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Jonathan. The trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, adjourned after arguments by counsel to Jonathan, Mr...

Clapper: U.S. institutions 'Under Assault' From Trump

1 week ago /
International News 

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that he thinks US institutions are under assault from President Donald Trump. "I think in many ways our institutions are under assault both externally -- and that's the big news here is the Russian interference in our election system -- and I...

Madrid Winner Nadal Moves To 4th In Rankings

1 week ago /
Sports   Tennis 

Rafael Nadal’s climb one place to fourth in the world on the strength of his Madrid Masters win was confirmed in the latest ATP rankings released Monday. The Spaniard continued his flawless record on clay this season by beating Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid tournament for a fifth time 7-6...

Death Rumour: Nothing Unpleasant Happened To Buhari, says Presidency

1 week ago /
Nation 

Presidency has urged Nigerians to disregard the rumour making the rounds that something unpleasant has happened to President Muhammadu Buhari.    The Senior Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a series of tweets, said the rumour “is plain lies spread by vested interests to create panic.”    One of...

Oando Re-strategizes To Cushion Effect Of FX volatilities

1 week ago /
Business and Economy  

Oando Nigeria Plc has announced that it has adopted a holistic strategy that would help mitigate impairments resulting from foreign exchange (FX) volatilities in its operations. To this effect, the company disclosed that 90 per cent of its earning would subsequently focus on dollar denomination to cushion the effect of volatilities...

Chibok Schoolgirls To Meet Parents This Week – FG

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has invited parents of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls, who were released penultimate weekend by Boko Haram, to Abuja where they will be re-united with their daughters. The Chairman, Chibok Community in Abuja, Mr. Hosea Tsambido, said this in an interview on Sunday. Some Chibok representatives, who met with the...