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Senate gives its nod to electronic voting

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate reconvened on Tuesday completely silent on a Federal High Court order restraining lawmakers from the Peoples’ Democratic Party who have or wish to defect to the All Progressives’ Congress from altering the leadership of the National Assembly.

NIS recruitment: Punishing impunity and corruption

5 years ago /
Nation 

On March 15, 2014, attempt by the Nigeria Immigration Service to recruit candidates to fill four thousand five hundred vacancies, turned fatal. Death figures from the exercise around the country have been put at between sixteen and twenty applicants.

Boko Haram insurgency: Catholic Church holds procession for dead victims

5 years ago /
Nation  Religion 

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan says Nigerians should have value for life.   

Oyo kidnappers will be brought to book, says Nigeria Police Force

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigeria Police says all those behind the kidnapping activities in what is now known as the ‘kidnappers den’ in Oyo state will surely be brought to book.

Police corporal kills wife, five others and self in Abeokuta

5 years ago /
Nation 

Tragedy struck on Thursday at Akingbala area of Eleweran, Abeokuta, Ogun State when a police corporal, Sunkanmi Ogunbiyi went berserk and shot dead his wife Corporal Oluwatosin Faremi, a commercial motorcyclist and five other members of a family, killing himself.

Defecting lawmakers ask Judge to stay his judgment as they file new application

5 years ago /
Nation 

The thirty seven federal lawmakers and others who defected from the PDP to the APC on Wednesday stalled the judgment that would have determined whether they should lose their seats or not.

The strategic east – west road in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region to be completed by 2015

5 years ago /
Niger Delta 

Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Darius Ishiaku told newsmen in Abuja that the three – month extension for the completion of the project is necessitated by insufficient funds.

President Goodluck Jonathan sets aside 1 billion dollars to tackle crude oil theft in Nigeria

5 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said the Nigerian government has earmarked one billion dollars for the implementation of a comprehensive programme to check crude oil theft, vandalization of oil and gas infrastructure and the apprehension and prosecution of crude oil thieves.

Governor Uduaghan calls on traditional rulers in the state to be more security conscious

5 years ago /
Nation 

Delta state governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has called on traditional rulers in the state to be vigilant and report movements that are likely to breach the peace in their area.

Renewable energy: Stakeholders share their views

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Nigeria’s Ministry of Power says the quest to achieve a proper mix of renewable energy as an alternative source of energy would be adequately harnessed if the private sector supports the efforts of government.

Department of Weight and Measure of the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment seals up eight ATM machines in Abuja

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Eight Automated Teller Machines have been sealed up in Abuja, the Nigerian capital for being operated illegally by four commercial banks.

Reps to investigate the killing of Nigerians abroad

5 years ago /
Nation 

The chairperson house committee on diaspora, Abike Dabiri had in a motion drawn the attention of the lawmakers to the unnecessary maltreatment Nigerians go through.

APC speaks on Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment

5 years ago /
Nation 

The All Progressives’ Congress APC, one of Nigeria’s political parties has called for the investigation of the stampede which caused the death of 15 people at the National Stadium on Saturday, during the recruitment exercise of the Nigeria Immigration Service.

National Conference: Anyim Pius, Kutigi, others share their opinions

5 years ago /
Nation 

Delegates to the National Conference taking place in Abuja, the nation’s capital, say they will place national interest above sentiments in their deliberations.

Party funding: Political parties come up with divergent views

5 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Funding of political parties in the country has remained a contentious issue since the return of democracy in 1999.

2014 Global Money Week: CBN urges students to be enterprising

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Central Bank of Nigeria has stressed the need for parents and guardians to ensure that young people around them develop a proper habit of saving as the world marks Global Money Week.

Democracy and Governance: Amaechi, Falana, Straw and Bruton brainstorm

5 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Issues of governance took centre stage at an International Conference on Democracy and Good Governance organized by the Rivers State government.

ASSAD VISIT DISPLACED SYRIANS IN ARDA

5 years ago /
International News 

State television said Assad inspected a shelter for people displaced by fighting in Adra, which lies about 12 miles Northeast of central Damascus and was partly captured by rebels three months ago. He told a group of women that the state would continue "to secure basic necessities for the displaced until...

HOUSE OF REPS WARN AGAINST MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS IN THE AVIATION MINISTRY

5 years ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives committee on Aviation has advised the supervising minister of aviation, Samuel Ortom and other acting heads of agencies under the ministry to prioritize projects in 2014 to prevent financial recklessness.

APC GOVERNORS VISIT JONATHAN

5 years ago /
Nation 

Four All Progressive Congress governors from the south west on Tuesday held a closed door meeting with president Goodluck Jonathan at the presidential villa, Abuja.