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El-Rufai Seeks More Investment In Girl Child Education

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has called for an increased investment in girl child education for sustainable socio-economic development of the country. Governor El-Rufai urged parents and stakeholders in the sector to give priority to female education as they did with their male counterparts. He lamented that denying the girls such...

FEC Approves ICT Backbone

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Executive Council has approved a national ICT infrastructure backbone.  The project will cost 328 million dollars and will ensure the interconnectivity of all ministries, departments and agencies of government.  The council also approved the refinancing of treasury bills from naira to dollars.   Minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun says it is...

“Our Mumu Don-Do Protest”

6 days ago /
Nation 

Popular artist, Charles Oputa on Wednesday led members of his group, “Our Mumu Don-Do Movement” to stage another peaceful protest in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. Unlike what happened on Tuesday, police and military men keeping vigil at the unity fountain, venue of the protest, did not interfere with the activities of the...

Senate Condemns Police Brutality

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate has condemned the action of the police in using force to disperse a group of protesters in Abuja, campaigning against the medical vacation of president Muhammadu Buhari. A statement by the senate spokes person; Aliyu Abdullahi said the upper legislative chamber will not support any violation of the...

Nigeria To Refinance $3bn Debts

6 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has unveiled plans to refinance trillions of Naira-denominated treasury bills into new three-year tenured three billion dollar notes. The plan according to the Federal Government, is part of steps to restructure the country’s domestic debt portfolio into longer term instruments and at much lower borrowing costs of around seven per...

Facebook Moves To Compete In TV Market

6 days ago /
Science and Tech 

The world’s largest social network, Facebook, has been dropping hints to become a source of original and well-produced videos, moving away from content produced solely by users. Consequently, its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has used his own Facebook page to unveil ‘Watch’. “We believe it’s possible to rethink a lot of experiences...

Osinbajo Appoints 21 New Permanent Secretaries

6 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 21 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, disclosed this in a statement signed on Thursday in Abuja by the Director of Communications in the office, Mr...

Osoba Advocates Internal Democracy Among Political Parties

6 days ago /
Nation 

A former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, has advocated for an internal democracy within various political parties in Nigeria. The former governor stressed that any political party which lacks internal democracy would lose out during the 2019 general elections. He stated this on Wednesday while addressing some members of the All...

Ogun Govt Partners ECOWAS Commission On Economic Zone

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission in conjunction with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is set to establish an agro processing cluster and special economic zone in Ogun State. The Head of Division, Private Sector Department of UNIDO, Dr. Enobong Umoessien, who disclosed this, said the...

Liverpool Reject Second Barcelona Bid For Coutinho – Reports

6 days ago /
Sports  

Liverpool has rejected a second bid worth 100 million euros ($117.29 million) for midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Spain’s Barcelona, according to British and Spanish media reports. Barcelona are keen to sign the Brazilian playmaker, who joined Liverpool from Inter Milan for 8.5 million pounds ($11.03 million) in 2013, and have already...

2 Shot Dead In Kenya Elections Protests

6 days ago /
International News 

There are signs of trouble as Kenya’s leading opposition candidate Raila Odinga has rejected preliminary results of the presidential election held on Tuesday. Already two people have been reported dead in the protests that have begun across the country. Is Kenya heading for another round of blood letting? Politics in the east African...

Kaduna EFCC Recovers N227m In Seven Months

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered over N227m during its operations in the last seven months. According to the Head of Operations at the zonal office, Mr Ibrahim Bappa, the sum is made up of N221,336,884.06 and $17,600 (about N6.4m) recovered...

EFCC Reveals Cash, Properties Allegedly Belonging To Diezani

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed details of cash and properties that have so far been traced to a former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. In a strongly worded article by two officers of the EFCC’s Public Affairs Directorate – Tony Orilade and Aishah Gambari, the former...

Nigerian Army Kills Six Insurgents

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has killed six terrorists in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno during an operation to dislodge the remnant of Boko Haram insurgents in the state. Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, the Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement in Maiduguri on Wednesday, disclosed that the insurgents were killed on...

Country Singer Glen Campbell Dies at 81

1 week ago /
Entertainment 

United States country singer, Glen Campbell, has died on Tuesday at Nashville Alzheimer’s facility at 81. The singer, famous for hits like ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ and ‘Wichita Lineman’ had been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease for several years. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband,...

Terrorism War: Osinbajo Commissions Five New Super Mushak Aircraft

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has commissioned five new Super Mushak trainer aircraft recently acquired from Pakistan by the Nigerian Air Force for the training of personnel and counter insurgency operations. At the inauguration ceremony of the aircraft and graduation of 16 pilots held at the Airforce base in Kaduna...

Enugu Govt Promises To Expose Ghost Workers, Recover Stolen Funds

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Enugu State Government has reiterated its commitment to rid the state civil service of ghost workers and recover stolen funds from unscrupulous public officers, colluding with corrupt commercial bank officials to defraud the state. This follows the recent discovery of 6,280 ghost workers and pensioners from the nominal rolls of...

Police Arraign Three For Allegedly Swindling Lagos Speaker, Obasa

1 week ago /
Nation 

Men of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), of Lagos State Police Command, Panti-Yaba, have arraigned three men before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Mudashiru Obasa, of the sum of N9.188 million. The three men, Frank...

Court Strikes Out FG’s Suit Against Seven Banks

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has struck out a suit filed by the Federal Government against seven commercial banks. to seek the remittance of the sum of $793,200,000 allegedly hidden with them in contravention of the Treasury Single Account policy. Justice Chuka Obiozor struck out the suit this morning...

Court Orders Interim Forfeiture Of N7.6bn Linked To Diezani

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of a sum of N7,646,700,000 said to have been illegally kept in Sterling Bank Plc. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission linked the offence to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. The Commission who wanted the money...