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Nigerian Army is back, We’re Fully Back On Track, Buratai Says


The Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Tukur Buratai, said on Friday that the Nigerian Army was on track to effectively respond to emerging challenges associated with protecting the nation’s territory. Buratai said this while leading serving army personnel in Abuja to participate in the monthly ‘Route March Exercise’. He ... Read More »

“We Will Be Accountable To Nigerians” – DSS DG, Lawal Daura Talks Tough, Vows To Clampdown On Saboteurs


The Director General of State Security Services, Lawal Musa Daura, in a rare chat with Aljazeera TV, monitored by our correspondent on Friday, has assured Nigerians of a more resolute and professional service which will attend to valid reports brought before it without prejudice to anybody. “Whatever comes before us ... Read More »

I Need Prayers, Not Congratulatory Media Adverts – NNPC GMD To Friends, Well-Wishers

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu

The newly appointed Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, on Friday appealed to friends and well-wishers to stop placing congratulatory adverts on him in the media. Kachikwu, who assumed duty as the 17th GMD of the NNPC on Tuesday, said he sees ... Read More »

Three Bankers Bag 91 Years Jail Sentence For Fraud


Justice Ibrahim Mairiga of the Kebbi State High Court on Thursday sentenced three former employees of FinBank Plc (acquired by First City Monument Bank Plc in 2011), to 91 years’ imprisonment. The convicts – Suleiman Ibrahim Musa, Bilyaminu Usman and Lawal Suleiman – had been arraigned on 16 counts bordering ... Read More »

Price Of Petroleum Products May Crash Next Week – IPMAN

Petrol pump

In what may come to most Nigerians as good news and huge relief, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Ilorin branch, said yesterday that the price of petroleum products may crash in the coming week. The Ilorin Chairman of IPMAN, Alhaji Sulaiman O. Olanrewaju, made this known in ... Read More »

Kano Gov Sacks Over 2,000 Street Sweepers


The Kano State Government has terminated the appointments of 2,620 sweepers working under the state’s Refuse Management and Sanitation Board. It also revoked all corner shops allocated to individuals within the vicinity of Sani Abacha Stadium by the former administration of Gov. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso These were part of the ... Read More »

14-Year-Old JSS 3 Student Commits Suicide In Ilorin Over Love Affair


A 14 year-old girl in Ilorin, Kwara State yesterday threw her family into mourning as she committed suicide after a disagreement with her boyfriend. The boyfriend, whose name was given as Rafiu, had allegedly threatened to kill her if he found out she was actually having an affair with another ... Read More »

$2.1m Seized Cash: I’m Not Running From EFCC, Says Ex-NHIS Boss, Femi Thomas

Femi Thomas

A former Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, Dr. Femi Thomas, has described as untrue, reports that the he is on the run to escape arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. We’d reported on Thursday that Dr. Thomas went underground after a bureau de change operator, Mr. ... Read More »

Ogun Police Issue Shoot-At-Sight Order Against Armed Cultists, Ritualists

Ogun Police

The Ogun State Police Command on Thursday said henceforth, it will shoot armed cultists and “ritualists” at sight. The Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, who gave the order shortly after parading 23 suspected criminals at the State Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, said that the command will no longer tolerate ‎the ... Read More »

Kaduna To Commence Implementation Of Treasury Single Account Sept. 1

Nasir el-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government Thursday announced its decision to commence implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) framework by September 1. As part of the process of achieving this goal, all banks that maintain the accounts of the Kaduna State Government have been put on notice to close them and ... Read More »

Diamond Bank Publicly Apologizes To Abike Dabiri For Listing Her Among Its Debtors


Diamond Bank Plc has apologized to former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abike Dabiri for listing her among its debtors. The former lawmaker was listed as Director in Thriller Endeavours Ltd, which is indebted to the bank to the tune of N122 million. But Mrs. Dabiri denied being ... Read More »

NYSC To Be Made Voluntary; Nigerians Reacts


Earlier in the week the Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi made it known that plans are in place to make the NYSC scheme voluntary for graduates and not mandatory as it used to be. INFORMATION NIGERIA has gathered the reaction of Nigerians using its platform. Here are the reactions ... Read More »

Any Attempt To Ban The Veil Will Be Resisted By Muslims, FOMWAN Warns


The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has cautioned against the call for the ban of hijab in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of the country. There have been calls in some quarters for a ban on veils due to the use of veiled women as suicide ... Read More »

Britain Promises To Assist Nigeria In Fight Against Boko Haram

Boko Haram

The British Deputy Chief of Defence Staff on Military Strategy and Operations, Lieutenant General Gordon Messenger has restated Britain’s resolve to help Nigeria in the fight against terrorism. Messenger made this known when he led other senior British military officers on a courtesy call to the Chief of Defence Staff, ... Read More »

1805 Candidates Fail Bar Exams


The Council of Legal Education, yesterday, released the results of the Bar final examinations it conducted in April and May, 2015. Out of the 5588 that sat for the exams, 1805 candidates failed. In a statement it issued in Abuja yesterday, the council disclosed that only four candidates made First ... Read More »

Oshiomole-led Committee To Hire Two Forensic Audit Firms To Probe Jonathan


A total probe of the past administration headed by ex-president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is underway as the National Economic Council (NEC) Ad-hoc Committee on the Management of Excess Crude Account Proceeds and Accruals into the Federation Account, headed by the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, is set to ... Read More »

Lawyer Sues Buhari, Osinbajo For Failing To Publicly Declare Assets


A lawyer and human rights activist, Kabir Akingbolu, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo over allegedly failure to keep to their promise to Nigerians during their electioneering campaigns to publicly declare their assets. Akingbolu, who filed the suit before a Federal High Court sitting in ... Read More »

PDP Senators Accuses Buhari Of Bias In Anti-corruption War


Senators of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged biases in his administration’s war against corruption. The PDP senators alleged that security agencies were coercing election officials to rewrite reports in some states to the favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP ... Read More »

Abike Dabiri Sues Diamond Bank For Libel


Former member of the House of Representatives, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has filed a libel suit against Diamond Bank and The Punch Newspapers for wrongfully accusing her of owing N122 million. Mrs Dabiri-Erewa filed the suit before the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere. Diamond Bank had on August 4, published her ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Fight Against Boko Haram Is For Africa, Envoys Say


Ambassadors of African countries in Nigeria today expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari on the war against Boko Haram insurgency. According to the group, the war against the sect is not only for Nigeria but for all Africans. Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Ambassador to Nigeria, who is the Dean of ... Read More »