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APGA Knocks Ebonyi Govt Over New Tax Policy

David Umahi

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) on Friday faulted the Ebonyi State Government over the new tax policies it recently introduced in the state. The new tax policies, according to the party, could lead to collapse of the state’s economy. APGA’s position was made known by its Deputy National Secretary, ... Read More »

Police Use Teargas To Disperse Pro-Biafra Agitators In Asaba


The Police in Delta on Friday used teargas to disperse dozens of pro-Biafra agitators who staged a protest in Asaba. The protesters said they were in solidarity with the Indigenous People of Biafra. Some members of the group were arrested for blocking the Asaba-Benin expressway. They chanted songs calling for ... Read More »

Wike’s Spokesman Resigns


The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Opunabo Inko-Tariah, has resigned from the position. Mr. Tariah, in a resignation letter to Governor Wike on Friday, said unfolding developments in the State, which he did not elaborate on, indicated that his services were no longer ... Read More »

Police Warn Biafran Group Against Planned Protest In Southeast States

Indigenous People of Biafra

The Nigeria Police Force on Friday warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against carrying out its planned protest across states in the Southeast over concerns dangerous weapons may be used. In a statement in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, termed the protest “ill-advised”. Kolawole, Acting Assistant ... Read More »

Borno To Build 2,500 Family Shelters For IDPs In Two Weeks


The Borno State Government on Thursday inaugurated the construction of 25, 000 family shelters for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in public schools in Maiduguri. The Commissioner for Education, Inuwa Kubo, said at the Bakasi IDP camp that the shelters would be constructed by international donor organizations led by ... Read More »

663,748 Voters Registered For Bayelsa Guber Poll – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says that 663,748 voters have been registered in 1,939 units for the Bayelsa governorship election slated for December 5. An INEC National Commissioner, Lawrence Nwuruku, said this on Thursday in Yenagoa while speaking on the updated v​oter​s’​ rregister for the state. He said the ... Read More »

Ogun Govt., Not RCCG, Repairing Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – Amosun


The Ogun State Government has denied reports in a section of the media attributing the ongoing palliative work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG. There were reports earlier in the week that some workers employed by the church were filling some potholes on the ... Read More »

Confusion In Customs As Newly Retired Officers Sit-Tight


A mild confusion is reportedly playing out in the Nigeria Customs Service over the refusal of the recently retired officers of the Service to vacate their offices. In line with the ongoing efforts to reposition the NCS, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), had on Tuesday approved the ... Read More »

First Phase Of Lagos Light Rail’ll Be Completed Dec. 2016 – Ambode

Light Rail

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State said on Thursday that the state’s light rail project would be completed by December 2016 and would commence operation immediately. This is coming about six years after the Blue Line rail project, which is a 27-kilometre line stretching from Okokomaiko to Marina, was awarded ... Read More »

Ogun Raises Alarm Over Sale Of Toxic Imported ‘Ponmo’


The Ogun State government has raised an alarm over the discovery of toxic cattle hide and skin otherwise known as ‘Ponmo’ in some markets in the state, warning the people against its consumption. According to the government, some unscrupulous businessmen were taking advantage of the gap in demand and supply ... Read More »

Adeboye, Bakare To Lead Over 300 Clerics To HID Awolowo’s Burial


The family of late Chief (Mrs) HID Awolowo on Thursday released details of her burial arrangements, disclosing that over 5,000 guests would attend the funeral at the Ikenne hometown of the deceased. The burial committee chairperson, Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu, made this known at a press conference held at the family home ... Read More »

Stop Eating Ponmo, Ogun Govt. Warn Residents


Ogun State government has warned residents of the state against consuming cattle hide and skin otherwise known as ‘Ponmo’ as it says it has uncovered some poisonous ones in some markets in the state. Commissioner for Agriculture, Ronke Sokefun raised the alarm, yesterday, while addressing stakeholders and ‘Ponmo’ sellers in ... Read More »

CBN Douses BVN Fears, Says Disclosing BVN For Transactions Not Risky


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has declared that the provision of BVN by customers at the point of Forex purchase or for any legitimate banking transaction with all banks and licensed Bureaux de Change does not attract any security risk. “The adoption of BVN as a condition for the ... Read More »

Customs Considers Reopening Border Posts In Borno To Fight Arms Influx

Hameed Ali-TY Buratai

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, said the organisation would consider reopening the customs posts at Gamboru Ngala and Banki border posts in Borno State to fight arms influx and curtail insurgency. Mr. Ali said this during his visit to defence formations, including the Defence Intelligence Agency and Nigerian Air ... Read More »

Wole Soyinka: A Sojourner Among Liars

Reuben Abati

Since leaving office as Special Adviser on media to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Reuben Abati has absorbed himself in writing churning out pieces that all media platforms seem to fancy. The latest is about lies and liars… Professor Wole Soyinka was quoted saying his latest book is the “nastiest” ... Read More »

Why We Blocked Ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki’s Foreign Medical Trip – DSS

Sambo Dasuki

The Department of State Services (DSS) Thursday night explained why its operatives laid siege to the Abuja residence of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd). In a statement signed by Tony Opuiyo in Abuja, the DSS said: “This Service wishes to re-emphasise its commitment to the rule ... Read More »

CCT: SEE Why Saraki’s Lawyers Abandoned Him In Court

Bukola Saraki-docked-CCT

The lawyers representing Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false declaration of assets, yesterday, walked out of the court abandoning the Senate president in the dock. The defence lawyers, comprising three Senior Advocates of Nigeria and 24 other lawyers staged a walk-out following ... Read More »

Akwa Ibom Power Plant Gets New Licence, To Add 495mw

Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom State Governor

The Federal Government, yesterday licensed the Akwa Ibom Ibom Power Plant to generate additional 495 megawatts of electricity. The amended licence issued to the Government of Akwa Ibom State, promoter of Ibom Power Plant, has now increased its generating capacity from 190 megawatts to 685 megawatts. The Plant presently supplies ... Read More »

Jigawa Approves N100m For Presidential Lodge


Jigawa state Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has approved the award of N100 million contract for the renovation of the presidential lodge in the state to keep it to standard. Speaking shortly after the 4th executive council meeting held at government house, Dutse, the commissioner for information, Bala Ibrahim Mamser said ... Read More »

Rivers Community Exhumes Seized Frozen Chicken Buried By Customs

cartons of poultry

Thousands of youths, women and children near the Trailer Park at Ebubu, in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State, weekend, descended on a pit where several tonnes of chicken condemned by men of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) were buried, digging them out and taking them home for consumption. The ... Read More »