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Pensioners Demands Urgent Reforms Of The Pension Sub-Sector

14 hours ago /
Nation 

Pensioner in Niger state have called on the federal government to make real its promise of reforming the pension sub-sector. Some of the pensioners who spoke to AIT during a data capturing and verification exercise said they have undergone series of verification exercises on how to get a credible and digitized...

Petrol Tanker Explosion Rocks Festac

1 day ago /
Nation 

Several vehicles were reportedly burnt on Wednesday afternoon after a tanker exploded in the Festac axis of Lagos state. According to eyewitnesses, the vehicles gutted fire as the tanker, said to be laden with petrol, backtracked and fell after it attempted to climb the Festac Link Bridge in Amuwo Odofin Local Government...

Oando Drags SEC To Appeal Court

1 day ago /
Nation 

Oando Plc has approached the Court of Appeal with a view to lifting the technical suspension imposed on its shares on the floor of the Nigerian stock market by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Oando wants the Court of Appeal to make an order “reversing the decision of Justice Rilwan...

Court of Appeal Verdict Vindicates Me, Saraki Insists

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has insisted that he has no case to answer on 15 of the 18 charges filed against him by the Federal Government. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Monday,  Mr Saraki noted that the verdict of...

Curbing Illegal Migration: Obasanjo Charges Federal, State Governments On Industrialization

1 day ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has charged both the federal and state governments to embark on massive industrialization that will provide employment for the country's increasing youth population and reduce their search for uncertain greener pastures outside the country. Speaking  during the official opening of a Chinese firm at the Calabar...

Cross River To Organise Green Economy Summit In 2018

2 days ago /
Business and Economy  

The Cross River State Government has called on local,, regional and international stakeholders in climate change project  to support the state's quest to prevent the remaining fifty percent of the tropical rainforest in Nigeria to this end, the state is organising a global summit  on climate change and green economy...

Senate Seeks Solution To Youth Unemployment

2 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki has called on the federal government and the private sector to as a matter of urgency focus more attention on youth unemployment and development challenges crisis facing the country. Saraki said it would do the country no good to continue to shift blames on any individual...

Fuel Scarcity Persists, Day 8

2 days ago /
Nation 

 It is 8 days since the queues started building up across the country and over four days since the NNPC released its strategic fuel reserve to help quell the situation. So how much impact has this made? Our correspondent went to the streets of Abuja to find out. As it is the responsibility...

Ex-Nigerian Diplomats Warn Against Illegal Youth Migration

3 days ago /
Nation 

Nigerian youths have been advised to always believe in themselves and to tap into the potentials that abound in the country. The president of Pan-African institute for global affairs, Martins Uhomoibhi gave the advise when he paid a courtesy visit to the management of Daar communications plc. The visit of the president...

NJC Answers Justice Ademola

3 days ago /
Judiciary  

The National Judicial Council, NJC said it recommended the compulsory retirement of two Federal High Court Judges, Justice Adeniyi Ademola and justice Tokode, both of the federal high court. And gave serious warning to four other judges.

Kano Business Community, CSOs Ask Buhari To Address Power, Agriculture

3 days ago /
Nation 

The business community has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to address power problems and revitalize agriculture. This came as the business community and civil society organizations held a town hall meeting with the president, who was in Kano for a two-day official visit to the state. At a forum with captains of industry, community...

Buhari Eulogises Professor Akin Oyebode At 70

3 days ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated erudite scholar and renowned professor of international law, Professor Akin Oyebode, as he clocks 70 years. President Buhari joined the academia, all professional colleagues, family and friends of the scholar, who has spent 44 years in research, teaching and writing seminar papers that both institutions and...

PDP Convention: Intrigues And Withdrawals

3 days ago /
Politics 

The just concluded elective national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party that produced Uche Secondus as chairman in the early hours of Sunday was loaded with intrigues, mutual suspicion and high level negotiations at the convention ground. In this report, AIT’s Anoyoyo Ogiagboviogie examines the process that led to the most...

Carnival Calabar: Cross River Economy Receives Boost

3 days ago /
Nation 

Cross River State economy seems to be receiving a boost with the influx of people into the carnival city and the newly introduced twenty four hours buying and selling within the annual Calabar Christmas village. Chairman of the carnival enlarged committee and special adviser Governor's  Office, Ken Aklah dropped the hint...

Cross River To Sanction Forest Communities, To Plant Special Trees For Firewood

3 days ago /
Environment 

The Cross River State Government has given an ultimatum to forest communities who engage in wood logging and cutting down of forest trees for firewood to desist or be sanctioned, no matter how highly placed. The state government however plans to plant special trees for domestic use in addition to monthly...

Alleged Misappropriation: Court Dismisses Ekiti Ex-Gov. Fayemi's Suit To Stop Commission Of Inquiry

6 days ago /
Nation 

An Ekiti state high court sitting in ado-Ekiti has dismissed the case brought before it by former governor Kayode Fayemi seeking to nullify the establishment of the state judicial commission of inquiry set-up by the state government to probe alleged misappropriation of  state finances between October 2010 and September 2014. In...

National Sports Festival: Swan Tells FG, Cross River To Complete Abandoned Projects

6 days ago /
Nation  Sports  

The federal and Cross River State Governments have been told not to abandon various sports projects meant for the national sports festival littered across the state capital in the interest of the sports loving people in the state Chairman of sports writers association of Nigeria, swan, cross river state chapter, Comrade...

Cross River N1.3trn Budget: Nexim Bank Says It’s Achievable With State Industrialization Drive

6 days ago /
Nation 

A few days after the Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade presented N1.3 Trillion budget estimates for 2018 appropriation bill to the state house of assembly, the Nigeria export and import bank (Nexim bank), says the budget is achievable. Managing director of the bank Abba Bello stated this in Calabar at...

Why ‘I Belong To Everybody And Nobody’ – Buhari

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained the rationale behind the message at his inaugural address: ‘I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody’. The President who is in Kano State on a two-day working visit said he made the statement in 2015 as a result of his experience in the country. “My...

Klopp Calls For Liverpool Focus After Euro Spree

1 week ago /
Sports  

Jurgen Klopp urged his Liverpool players not to succumb to the hype generated by their own scintillating performances after they crushed Spartak Moscow to reach the Champions League knockout rounds. Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’ shone in a 7-0 trouncing of Spartak on Wednesday, with Philippe Coutinho scoring a hat-trick, Sadio Mane claiming...


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