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NDLEA To Probe Arik Air Over Staff Arrested With N105m Cocaine At Heathrow Airport


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has commenced an investigation into the operations of Arik Airlines after a member of its staff was arrested with cocaine in London. In a statement Tuesday, the NDLEA said a “full scale”‎ investigation would unmask those behind the criminal act. Chika Egwu Udensi, an ... Read More »

Buhari Disappointed In The Way Nigeria’s Oil Industry Was Run, Slams Past Governments For Escalation Of Subsidy

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President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed past administrations for the current situation where Nigeria is forced to spend billions of Naira annually on alleged subsidies for petroleum products. Speaking at a meeting with the Chairman and Members of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), On Tuesday, President Buhari said ... Read More »

Police Commence Withdrawal Of Men Attached To VIPs


Force Headquarters, in conjunction with the Police Service Commission (PSC) is set to commence the implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that the over 130,000 police personnel attached to unauthorised persons and VIPs in the country be withdrawn and deployed to confront the security challenges in the country. In view ... Read More »

RMAFC Begins Slashing Of President, Lawmakers’ Salaries

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Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) Mr. Elias Mbam says the Commission had started the process of trimming down the pay packages of the President, Senators, members of the House of Representatives, governors and all the elected public officials to reflect current economic realities. Speaking with ... Read More »

Arik Staff Arrested With Cocaine In London


A crew member of Arik Air, Mr.Chika Egwu Udensi, was on Monday night arrested at Heathrow Airport, London, for allegedly peddling substances, suspected to be cocaine. Spokesman of Arik Air, Mr. Ola Adebanji, confirmed the arrest. According to him, the crew member was arrested by the UK Border Force in connection ... Read More »

Olonisakin, Other Regional Military Chiefs Meet In Chad To Deploy 8,700 Soldiers To Fight Boko Haram


Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin has visited Chad Republic where he joined other regional military chiefs to deliberate on agreement to accelerate the deployment of the 8,700 strong Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to end Boko Haram insurgency in the region. The Chiefs of Defence Staff from the ... Read More »

ACF Chair Warns FG Against Negotiating With Boko Haram

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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has warned the Federal Government against negotiating with the Boko Haram insurgent group arguing that such efforts may be an exercise in futility. A former Inspector General of Police who is also the ACF Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomasie noted that previous attempts at a peaceful ... Read More »

NERC: Power Generation To Hit 6,000mw By December


The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said that it will step up the current 5000 megawatts of electricity generation to 6000 mw by December. The NERC Chairman, Dr Sam Amadi, made this statement at a two-day workshop organised for stakeholders in the sector to chat a way forward in ... Read More »

National ID Card To Complement Voters’ Card


President Muhammdu Buhari has emphasised the importance of National identity card to all Nigerians of voting age. According to him, the card would in the future complement the Voters’ card. The president, who registered on Tuesday at the presidential Villa, Abuja to obtain his national identity card urged Nigerians to ... Read More »

Arik Air Cabin Crew Member Caught With Cocaine At Heathrow Airport


A male cabin crew member of Arik Air was on Monday night arrested at Heathrow Airport, London, by the United Kingdom Border Agency for allegedly being in possession of banned substance suspected to be cocaine. The airline, according to its spokesman, Mr. Ola Adebanji, is presently carrying out private investigation ... Read More »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »