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Nigerian Army Re-Engages Retired Officers As Consultants, Instructors

Artillery Corps

The Nigerian Army has re-engaged a number of its retired officers to serve as consultants and instructors at the Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Kachia, Kaduna state. Maj.-Gen. Lawrence Jokotola (retd.) on Friday said “This will no doubt greatly ensure the sharing of knowledge and expertise between serving and retired ... Read More »

Bauchi Govt. Recovers 79 Vehicles, 97 Parcels Of Land From Yuguda’s Appointees


A committee set up by Bauchi State Government to recover property illegally allocated to individuals by the immediate past administration of Isa Yuguda has recovered 64 vehicles and 97 parcels of land, the chairman said. The Chairman, retired Air Commodore Ahmed Tijjani-Baba, made the disclosure in an interview with the ... Read More »

Kaduna Refinery Begins Production


The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company (KRPC) now refines about 60,000 barrels of crude per day following the rehabilitation of two of the company’s production lines. According to the company, it is currently working with a target to release two million litres of petrol daily into the market by October. ... Read More »

Buhari Appoints Kari Commissioner For Insurance


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Alhaji Mohammed Kari as the Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive of the National Insurance Commission. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said that Mohammed Kari’s appointment, which is for a term of four years in the ... Read More »

Why I Removed Checkpoints From Highways – Arase

Solomon Arase

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase has explained why he ordered the removal of police checkpoints on highways. He said it was aimed at reducing bribery and corruption. Speaking during one of his routine visits to commands during which he holds security briefs with the commissioners, Arase said that ... Read More »

Buratai Promises A Professional, Well-equipped Army

TY Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has promised to meet the needs of the Nigerian Army College of Logistics (NACOL), while charging officers to remain disciplined, loyal, dedicated and hardworking. Burutai, who was special guest of honour at a Passing out Parade (POP) of the ... Read More »

We Are More Resolute To Deal With Terrorism – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has gathered more capacity to effectively root out insurgency in the country, following  the formation of a stronger regional coalition between Nigeria and her neighbouring countries in the full activation and deployment of  the Multi National Joint Task Force. Speaking when he received the United Nations ... Read More »

Lagos Sign Deal To Redevelop Sangrouse Market


  Representatives of the Sandgrouse Market in Lagos Island East Local Government, the Lagos State Government and DHB Construction Limited, developers of the market, on Friday signed an agreement to commence the redevelopment of the market. In a brief ceremony held at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, Principal Private Secretary ... Read More »

Buhari Orders Release Of N5bn To Victims’ Support Fund

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Head of Service of the Federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, to facilitate the immediate release of the N5 billion pledged by the Federal Government since August 2014 for the Victims Support Fund (VSF). According to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, ... Read More »

We Have Sent Robbers, Kidnappers Out Of Abia – Police Commissioner


Abia State Commissioner of Police, Habila Joshak, said, yesterday, that armed robbers and child traffickers have relocated from the state as the police have made their businesses, unprofitable. Speaking with members of the Aba Federated Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, who called on him, at his office, ... Read More »

Man Commits Suicide Over Wife’s Infidelity


A 32-year-old man has taken his own life in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State after drinking an insecticide known as Sniper. This happened when he learned that his wife was having an extra-marital affair at Ikolo in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The deceased, identified as Amatari Christmas, ... Read More »

Ex-NIMASA DG, Akpobolokemi Quizzed By EFCC Over Alleged Multibillion Naira Fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has picked up the immediate past Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi, about two weeks after he was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari. The former NIMASA boss was reportedly picked up by the commission’s operatives in ... Read More »

SSANU To FG: Sack JAMB Registrar Now


The reallocation of candidates by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has been described by the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) as “unacceptable”. The University of Ibadan (UI) Chairman of SSANU, Wale Akinremi, in a statement Thursday, said: “We are not happy with the JAMB policy. It ... Read More »

EFCC Moves Against Chime, Grills Ex-Governor’s Chief of Staff

Sullivan Chime

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, appears to be closing in on the immediate past Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, with the invitation of his former Chief of Staff, Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo on Thursday. The invitation of Mrs. Nwobodo was said to be the beginning of a comprehensive ... Read More »

Many Feared Killed In Early Morning Bomb Blast In Maiduguri

picture taken near the scene of the blast in Maiduguri today 
Photo: Premium Times

We have just learnt of a developing story from Borno State that a bomb explosion has rocked a busy motor park in Maiduguri, the state capital. The explosion reportedly occurred at a busy location where tricycles pick passengers, and may have killed dozens and injured even many more. According to ... Read More »

Power Transmission Rises To 4662MW


Power transmission from the national grid has increased to 4662 megawatts, the Federal Government on Wednesday said. Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), which disclosed this in a statement signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Seun Olagunju, noted that the new peak was attained at 08.00pm on Tuesday, 28th July, ... Read More »

Ooni Is Alive And Well, Insists Ife Traditional Council On Visit To Aregbesola


Members of the Ife Royal Traditional Council, yesterday met with Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola at the Government House behind closed doors following Tuesday’s rumoured death of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade. The RTC, which had since dismissed the rumour, was led to the meeting that lasted about ... Read More »

Buhari Vows To Stand By ICJ Judgement Over Bakassi


President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that Nigeria would abide by the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Bakassi Peninsula. The president who is in Cameroon on special request from President Paul Biya, Wednesday, in Yaoundé, said in an interactive session with Nigerians living in Cameroon during ... Read More »

DHQ Spokesman, Olukolade Affected In Shake-up As Army Redeploys 334 Senior Officers


The Nigerian Army has redeployed 334 senior officers. The redeployment of the senior officers was contained in a statement by acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, on Wednesday. The postings and appointments, which were approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Tukur Buratai, affected 37 Major ... Read More »

$13.7bn Worth Of Oil Stolen Under NNPC’s Watch In 3 Years – NEITI

Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative- Zainab Shamsuna-Ahmed

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna-Ahmed, on Wednesday alleged that between 2009 and 2012, about 160 million barrels of oil valued at $13.7bn was diverted under the watch of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. She also said that subsidy payment from 2005 ... Read More »