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Adamawa To Partner NGOs, Religious Bodies In Security Response, Rehabilitation Of IDPs

Jibrilla Bindow

Governor Jubrilla Bindow of Adamawa State has disclosed plans to include religious and local non-governmental organisations in a new strategy aimed at improving the management of security response and rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons in the state. The state government recently announced the setting up of a N200m security budget, ... Read More »

Senators, Reps Seek Consideration For SAN Title


Senators, House of Representatives members and members of other legislative houses across the country, who are lawyers, on Monday renewed their permutations to be conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN. The plan covers all lawyers working in legislative houses in various capacities. Besides claiming that ... Read More »

Declare Osun Bailout Amount – PDP Tells Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola

The Osun State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has asked Governor Rauf Aregbesola to declare to the people of the state how much his administration is seeking to get from the bailout package approved for states by the Federal Government. The Osun PDP Chairman, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa, said this in ... Read More »

Buhari’s Decision To Suspend Immigrations Boss Too Hasty – Rep


The member representing Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Timothy Golu, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang. Buhari had on Friday suspended Parradang for reportedly recruiting 1,000 persons illegally into the service. The president ... Read More »

50% Of Nigerian Navy Ships Grounded – CNS

Nigerian Navy Ship

About half the number of ships in the inventory of the Nigerian Navy are presently grounded, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe-Ibas, said. He said this yesterday while addressing officers and ratings of the Nigerian Navy in Lagos. The Naval chief was at the Nigerian Navy ... Read More »

N1tn Recovered Assets: We’re Not Afraid Of Senate Probe – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said it is not afraid of probe by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions. The Senate Committee, which is acting on a petition brought against the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, by the Chief Executive Officer of Panic Alert Security ... Read More »

See What Dangote Is Promising Nigerians In Four Years Time


Africa’s richest man and President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote yesterday said by 2019, Nigeria would be self-sufficient in rice, sugar and other commodities. He stated this in Abuja at a meeting with the United Nations’ Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, businessmen and some philanthropists. The multi-billionaire entrepreneur, who spoke against the ... Read More »

UPDATED: Six, Including 2 Suicide Bombers Killed, 40 Others Injured In Damaturu Twin Blasts


A twin explosion in Damaturu, Yobe State capital has left at least six people dead and 12 others injured. The explosions reportedly occurred in two different locations, including at a bus terminal Tuesday morning. Those injured were said to have been rushed to the Damaturu specialist hospital for treatment. Details ... Read More »

Buhari To Probe Procurement Of Weapons Since 2007


National Security Adviser, Babagana Moguno has set up a committee to probe the procurement of hardware and ammunition in the Nigerian Armed Forces from 2007 to date. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the investigative committee’s mandate is ... Read More »

Aviation Ministry Set Up Committee On Establishment Of National Carrier According Directive From Buhari

Nigeria Airways

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Aviation, Binta Bello, Monday inaugurated the committee on the establishment of the country’s flag carrier following the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking at the inauguration of the committee in Abuja, Bello charged members to pursue the assignment with all seriousness because of its ... Read More »

Ukura Blames Corruption In Oil & Gas Sector On The National Assembly

General view of the Tema oil refinery near Ghana's capital Accra

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura, has blamed the rot and corruption in the oil and gas sector on the lack of political will by the country’s leadership, especially the National Assembly. Speaking at the African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) Roundtable on Oil and Gas ... Read More »

Mimiko Warns Against Criminal Activities In Staff Verification Exercise


Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko has vowed that anybody found to be criminally liable in the on-going staff verification exercise across the state would face the wrath of the law. The governor said this following impersonation and many other frauds discovered during the exercise which started last week. Dr Mimiko ... Read More »

DPR Seals NNPC, Forte Oil, Others For Flouting Regulation


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sanctioned some filling stations, including NNPC, Forte Oil, Mobil and some others, for selling petrol and kerosene above regulated prices, and under-dispensing, among other infractions. The infractions were uncovered during an oversight inspection carried out last week by the petroleum industry regulator in ... Read More »

NDDC Misappropriated N184bn, Auditor-General Insists


Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation insists it stands by its audit report on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) saying the Commission has a case to answer. The Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura, also urged the NDDC or any other person dissatisfied with the Report to ... Read More »

Corruption Responsible For Massive Losses In Public Revenue – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said on Monday that official corruption and privatization of public enterprises led to massive losses in public revenue. Speaking while delivering a key speech at the 55th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja, Osinbajo said the penchant for graft was high ... Read More »

Nigeria Will Be Sel-sufficient In Rice, Sugar By 2019 – Dangote


Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on Monday said Nigeria would be self-sufficient in rice, sugar and other commodities in the next four years. He said this in Abuja at a meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, Nigerian businessmen and some philanthropists. Dangote, who spoke against the ... Read More »

Half Of Naval Ships Are Grounded – CNS

navy ship

The Chief of Naval Chief (CNS) Vice Admiral Ibok Ette-Ibas today revealed that 50 percent of Nigerian Navy (NN) platforms are grounded. Speaking at the naval base, Apapa, during his maiden familiarisation tour of units and commands in the Lagos area, the CNS noted that most of the problems with ... Read More »

Ponmo Has No Nutritional Or Medicinal Value, Rather It Is Unhealthy, Doctor Warns Nigerians


Cow-skin (ponmo) is not healthy for the elderly as claimed in some quarters, Medical Consultant, Ultra Modern Clinic, Government House, Awka, Dr Sunny Ekwunife, has said. Ekwunife told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Awka that animal skin does not have any proven medical value, but rather ... Read More »

FG Promises To Complete Bombed UN Building In Six Months

UN Building

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory, Engr. John Chukwu, today assured the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Mr. Ban ki-Moon, on Federal Government’s commitment to the completion of the UN building that was bombed in August 2011. Chukwu gave the assurance after laying of wreath in honour of the ... Read More »

Lawyer Sues Buhari Over AMCON Board

Buhari mm

Activist-lawyer Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has filed a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari over for appointing the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) board without recourse to the Senate. According to him, the appointments, made on August 19, was in clear violation of the relevant statute setting up the agency. He referred ... Read More »