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Nigerian Governors Forum Summons ‘Crucial’ Meeting On Pressing National Issues


The Nigeria​n​ Governors Forum, NGF, on Thursday said it would meet to discuss “some pressing states and national issues”. A statement signed by chairman of the forum, Abdulaziz Yari, said the meeting would hold on Tuesday. Mr. Yari, who is the governor of Zamfara State, said the forum would receive ... Read More »

70 Per Cent Of Nigerian Prisons’ Inmates, Awaiting Trial – NHRC

Calabar prisons

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said that 70 per cent of inmates in prisons across the country are awaiting trial. Mrs Morphy Okwa, the commission’s Assistant Director, Investigation and Coordination revealed this while presenting a report at a stakeholders’ validation of the 2014 prison audit report and 2015 ... Read More »

EFCC Nabs Two With 108 ATM Cards, 448 Travelers’ Cheques At Lagos Airport


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has nabbed two Nigerians for being in possession of 556 banking instruments with which they had been using to perpetrate unsuspecting large scale fraud. The suspects – Jonathan Odu Isikwei and Paschal Onuora Udeh – were picked up operatives of the anti-graft agency ... Read More »

Oshiomhole Clears The Air On N3.5trn Pension Fund


Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has clarified his position on the Pension fund, saying he never accused PENCOM of diverting N3.5 trillion pension funds because it has nothing to do directly with pension money in the first place. He said, rather, his position is about how pension funds ... Read More »

In Due Course, Nigerians Will Appreciate Buhari, Says C/River Gov. Ayade


The Governor of Cross Rivers State, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Thursday spoke out against the privatization exercises carried out by the Federal Government. According to him, it is wrong for the government to take public assets and sell it into the hands of few people. Ayade made this known while ... Read More »

Ministerial List: Criticisms Unnecessary – Onaiyekan


The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has faulted criticisms trailing the list of ministerial nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate. He described the criticisms as unnecessary. According to the respected clergy, what is needed in Nigeria are people, who can bring positive change and not ... Read More »

Stop Inciting Itsekiri People Against Me, Tompolo Warns Journalists


Former militant leader, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, Thursday, pleaded with journalists to stop inciting Itsekiri people against him, saying he had nothing against the ethnic nationality, as apparent in his visit to its leaders, some time ago. The former Niger Delta agitator also said he was not executing ... Read More »

FG Approves $11m Travelling Allowance For Christian Pilgrims


The Federal Government has approved $11 million personal travelling allowance for the 13,800 persons participating in this year’s Christian pilgrimage, at a subsidized exchange rate of N160 per dollar. This was disclosed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), yesterday, in a circular entitled Year 2015 Christian Pilgrimage: Purchase of ... Read More »

Falae’s Abduction: Yoruba Elders Want Fulani Herdsmen Out Of The Southwest


Yoruba elders, yesterday, called for an end to the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the Southwest, following the abduction of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, on his farm in Ilado, Akure, Ondo State. They made their position known in a communiqué at the ... Read More »

Saraki Wants Defaulting DisCos Sanctioned

Bukola Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday advocated sanctions against electricity distribution companies (Discos) that fail to live up to the terms of agreements they reached with the Federal Government before commencing operations. Saraki made the call when the Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr. Sam Amadi, ... Read More »

Ex-Minister Has Cancer, Pray For Her Recovery, Alison-Madueke’s Family Urges Nigerians

Diezani Alison-Madueke

Embattled former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is being probed by the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) for alleged money laundering and corruption-related offences, has cancer and has been receiving treatment in London, her family has revealed. In a statement released Thursday on behalf of her family, Oscar ... Read More »

Hajj Stampede: 355 Nigerians Involved, 99 Dead, 214 Missing – NAHCON


The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Thursday said 355 Nigerians were involved in the Mina Stampede, out of whom 99 were confirmed dead and 42 injured. More than 769 pilgrims from across the world lost their lives in the Sept. 24 stampede in one of the roads leading ... Read More »

DHQ Warns On Cluster Bombs


The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has warned Nigerians living in the North-East and any other parts of the country to be on the lookout for cluster bombs sometimes called scatter bombs as the Nigerian Army engineers serving in Adamawa State have recovered some caches of these bombs in the contested areas ... Read More »

Until Things Stabilize, Electricity Tariffs Cannot Remain At Current Levels – Osinbajo


While the House of Representatives is working to ensure that electricity tariffs are not increased, vice President Yemi Osinbajo thinks Nigerians have to pay more if we would be realistic. Osinbajo spoke on Thursday afternoon at the Annual General Meeting of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) where he represented ... Read More »

Ebola Scare: Cross River Awaits Blood Test Result


The Cross River State Government says it is awaiting results of blood samples of a patient who died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) with symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fever. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar, Dr Sunday Omini, Director of Public ... Read More »

Ambode Set To Light Up Lagos


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has initiated moves to illuminate major roads in the state, including all adjourning boundaries in Ogun State, as well as Federal and State roads. This is in fulfillment of one of his campaign promises. Speaking, Thursday, at a joint press briefing by the Ministry ... Read More »

Cross River Allays Fear Over Ebola At UCTH


The Cross River Government says it is awaiting results of blood samples of a patient, who died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) with symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fever. Dr. Sunday Omini, Director of Public Health in the state Ministry of Health, said this on Thursday in an ... Read More »

4 Hours Of The Ultimate Shopping Frenzy… Get Ready


Are you tired of waiting for the next black Friday sales? If you are then there is some great news for you. Nigeria’s largest online store, has just announced that it would be holding the biggest sale of the year till date on Monday the 12th of October, 2015. ... Read More »

Geidam Residents Say Fleeing Boko Haram Insurgents May Have Been Intercepted By NAF Jets, Troops


Nigerian Air Force jets and military vehicles may have intercepted fleeing Boko Haram militants, who invaded Geidam town in Yobe state on Wednesday night, Daily Trust reports. It was learnt that reinforcement troops started arriving Geidam, which is the hometown of the Yobe Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam, at about 5am ... Read More »

Abuja Bombings: Immigration Beefs Up Security, Border Patrol In Kano


Following the recent coordinated bomb attacks in Abuja, the Nigeria Immigration Service, Kano State Command, has beefed up security around the state by setting up check-points at major entry points to prevent any attempt to infiltrate the state by insurgents. The new Comptroller of Immigration, Kano State Command, Malam Sadiq ... Read More »