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ICPC Warns VIOs Against Bribery, Extortion


The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has advised Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) in Kaduna State to avoid extortion and other forms of corrupt practices. The ICPC North-West Zonal Commissioner, Mr Olusegun Adigun, gave the advice on Thursday at a two-day workshop for VIOs in the state ... Read More »

Navy Nabs Ship With 400 Truckload Of Stolen Crude

Nigerian Navy Ship

The Nigerian Navy in Delta state has arrested a self propelled barge loaded with an estimated 4000 metric tonnes, equivalent of 400 truck load of suspected crude oil. Flag Officer Commanding, FOC, CNC, Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman who briefed the press Friday at the Nigeria Navy Ship, NNS Delta in ... Read More »

Ambode Presents Helicopters, Gunboats, Vehicles To Police To Improve Security In Lagos


Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Friday, handed over series of security equipment and vehicles to the State Police Command and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), charging them to ensure that the equipment are deployed effectively to tackle criminal activities in the state. Over 100 4-Door Salon Cars, 55 Ford Ranger ... Read More »

41 Ships Carrying Petroleum Products, Food Items To Arrive At Lagos Ports

BRT00103  Lagos

Forty one ships carrying petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to berth at the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos from today, Friday, till December 18. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its daily publication – ‘Shipping Position’, – a copy of which was ... Read More »

Media Cannot Afford To Be Neutral On Issue Of National Unity – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed-Information-Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called on the media to galvanize support among the populace for the war on terrorism, which he described as a major threat to the survival of the nation. “The war against terrorism is not a war for the military alone ... Read More »

Boko Haram: December Deadline Should Be Reviewed – CCC

PMB-Service Chiefs

The Executive Secretary, Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC), Air Commodore Yusuf Anas (retd.) has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s December deadline to end terrorism is not sacrosanct. The CCC boss made this known yesterday in a chat with journalists in Abuja. According to Anas, though the military continues to degrade the ... Read More »

Kwara Central District: PDP Urges Appeal Court To Nullify Saraki’s Election

Bukola Saraki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 28th senatorial election for Kwara central senatorial district, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrasak, has urged the Court of Appeal to nullify Dr. Bukola Saraki’s election. The PDP candidate also prayed the court to order the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh election ... Read More »

20 Feared Killed As Suicide Bomber Attacks Shi’ite’s Procession In Kano

Shiite Muslims

At least 20 people were feared killed on Friday in Kura Local Government Area of Kano State in a suicide bomb attack. According to Daily Trust, the suicide bomber infiltrated a religious procession of Shi’ite Muslims, injuring more than 50 others in the process. Spokesman of the group, Ibrahim Usman ... Read More »

Corruption Undermined War Against Insurgency – Ex-DSS Boss, Gadzama

Afakriya Gadzama

A former Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) Afakriya Gadzama, has said corruption is undermining efforts of security agencies fighting insurgency. Mr. Gadzama made this known yesterday in a paper he delivered at a graduation lecture on “visioning and leadership: ISS as tool for national security and ... Read More »

Modern-Day Biafra Agitators Forget Igboland’s Landlocked Contributes Less Than 8 Per Cent To Nigeria’s Economy, Says Uwazuruike

Ralph Uwazuruike

The leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has appealed to the Federal Government to unconditionally release the detained Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. Uwazuruike made the appeal Thursday while addressing loyalists and friends of MASSOB, who stormed Owerri, ... Read More »

3,500 Male S*x Workers Recently Discovered In Abuja – NACA


The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) yesterday said it recently discovered and identified about 3500 male s*x workers within Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. The agency said it was concerned by the discovery because over 60 per cent of these men are married, raising the concern of HIV ... Read More »

‘Eze, Igwe, Obi’ Titles In S/West An Affront On Yoruba Traditional Institutions – Ondo Council Of Obas

Ondo Obas

The title of Eze Ndigbo in the South-West is a calculated attempt to embarrass the Yoruba traditional rulers and desecrate their traditional institution, the Ondo State Council of Obas has said. This position by the Obas came on the heels of the recent highly publicized spat between the Deji of ... Read More »

Henan Province Of China To Invest $10bn In Cross River – Gov Ayade


Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade has said that arrangements have been finalised for Henan Province of China to begin construction of a $10 billion project in the state. This is in addition to a new China City to be built in Cross River State by the same ... Read More »

Nigeria Immigration Needs 25,000 New Personnel To Meet Manpower Capacity – Comptroller General

Kure Martin Abeshi

The Nigeria Immigration Service requires about 5,000 personnel annually for the next five years to meet its manpower capacity, its comptroller-general, Martins Abeshi, has said. Mr. Abeshi said this Thursday in Abuja when the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, visited the NIS as part of his familiarisation tour of parastatals ... Read More »

Fuel Scarcity Reason Apapa Traffic Gridlock Persists – NUPENG


The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), says the problem of traffic gridlock at Apapa in Lagos State will persist until the fuel scarcity is resolved. The union attributed the traffic gridlock to the activities of pipeline vandals, which forced the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, depots ... Read More »

FG To Set Up $25bn Infrastructure Fund


The Federal Government, yesterday, revealed plans to set up a $25 billion infrastructure fund to bridge the funding gap in infrastructure development in the country. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, made the disclosure at the inauguration of the 10-year Capital Market Master Plan, Nigeria Investor Protection Fund (NIPF), ... Read More »

Fuel Scarcity Caused By Vandals, Unscrupulous Marketers, Subsidy Debt – NNPC


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), yesterday blamed the persistent fuel crisis in the country on the continuous vandalisation of the System 2B pipeline at Arepo, sharp practices by oil marketers and the delay in the payment of outstanding subsidy claims to the marketers. In a presentation to the Senate ... Read More »

Only One LG Left In Boko Haram Control – Borno Speaker


Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly, in Nigeria and Speaker, Borno State House of Assembly, Abdulkarim Lawan, has said only one local government is yet to be liberated from the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. He assured that the December deadline to rout the Boko Haram ... Read More »

Senate Approves Danbatta As NCC Chief Executive, Kuru As AMCON MD


The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta as the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Ahmed Lawan Kuru as the Managing Director, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). Danbatta was appointed in acting capacity by President Muhammadu Buhari ... Read More »

DPR Seals Off 50 Petrol Stations In Ibadan For Selling Above Approved Pump Price


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Oyo and Osun field office has sealed off more than 50 petrol stations in Ibadan and environs for hoarding and selling the product above government approved price. A filling station allegedly belonging to a former senator from Oke Ogun part of the state was ... Read More »