The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and all the agencies under the Ministry of Petroleum Resources has just two weeks to end petroleum products’ scarcity in the country. This is according to the Senate which gave the order on Thursday. The red chamber also said notable sharp practices including discrepancies ... Read More »
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Mahmud Mohammed, yesterday, decried what he termed “lack ...
The Bayelsa State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has read the riot act to foreigne...
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday said that as at November 26, the nation’s foreign reserv...
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonaya Onu, says the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable. On...
The Federal Government at the weekend reiterated its resolve to collaborate with ex-militants in the...
The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has said that the Nigeria police need at least N12.7 billion to fight insurgency and rebuild the 56 stations, formations and facilities destroyed by the Boko Haram in the Northeast. Arase said this during an interactive session with the Haliru Jika-led House Committee on ... Read More »
The U.S. Mission to Nigeria will, tomorrow, November 27, join the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to donate hygiene products and personal care items provided by Procter & Gamble, a U.S. corporation, to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno State. U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle and Borno State ... Read More »
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday assured the people of the State of his strong political will to make tough decisions and implement effective strategies to bring about a robust traffic management system in the State. Speaking at the Traffic Management and Transportation Summit organised by the State ... Read More »
Staff of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), yesterday called off the one week national warning strike embarked on as a result of the failure of National Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) to review their monthly allowance. Speaking during a press conference in Lagos, the Chairman, ... Read More »
Prof. Samuel Garba of Federal University of Technology, Minna, will on Thursday receive the Outstanding Medical Research Prize 2015. The International Institute for Training, Research and Economic Development (IITRED), announced this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. The statement by Dr Sani Dawop, IITRED’s President, explained that Garba’s entry ... Read More »
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday dismissed fresh 50 count charges against former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had filed N19.2 billion fraud charges against Sylva, who is the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the December 5 governorship ... Read More »
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed sadness over the death of the chairman of the Benue State Traditional Council and the Paramount Ruler of Tiv Land, the Tor Tiv, Alfred Akawe Torkula. He described the late Torkula as a reformist whose candor encouraged peaceful co-existence of different ethnic nationalities in ... Read More »
Popular Nigerian pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, may be on his way to jail in faraway South Africa following reports that he refused to comply with the country’s laws on financial records. According to News 24, Pastor Chris is among other pastors who the South African Commission for the Promotion and Protection ... Read More »
The factional leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), yesterday, accused the South-East governors, members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other Igbo leaders in the country of betraying the interest and demands of Ndigbo in the current political dispensation. In a statement in Abakaliki, ... Read More »
The remains of Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, wife of the late sage, Obafemi Awolowo, were on Wednesday finally laid to rest beside her husband’s, at the family compound in Ikenne, Ogun State. The burial of Mrs. Awolowo, who died at the age of 99, followed a church service held at ... Read More »
A group known as The Patriots Alliance (TPA) has commended organizers of the Rivers Black Day, slated for Monday, November 30, saying it is indeed a noble idea to honour the memory of election violence victims in the state. The day was set aside by the Rivers State chapter of ... Read More »
Hijab Ban In NYSC Camps An Invitation To Religious Crisis Of Monumental Proportion – Muslim Rights Group
The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has rejected in very strong terms the purported ban on Hijab in the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, orientation camps. The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, on Tuesday announced a ban on the use of “long hijab” by female corps members, citing security ... Read More »
As the problem of fuel scarcity persists across the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has partnered the Department of State Services (DSS) and Economic and the Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to help check the unwholesome practice of hoarding and diversion of petroleum products, by some unscrupulous marketers. The ... Read More »
President Mohammadu Buhari is due to leave Abuja on Thursday for Malta Island to participate in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which begins on Friday. The president is expected to joined about 51 Heads of State and Governments under former British colony to deliberate on Commonwealth on new ... Read More »
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to use the new Foundation he is set to establish to engage in soul-searching and in reviewing his past actions. In a letter, dated October 12, 2015, Obasanjo also advised Jonathan to consider the Foundation as a platform through which he ... Read More »
Fuel Scarcity: Long Queues At Filling Stations Will Disappear Once NASS Approves N413bn Subsidy Payments, Says NNPC
The long and endless queues at most petrol filling stations across the country will disappear within a week once the National Assembly approves N413 billion subsidy payments to oil marketers, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday said. The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, ... Read More »
After 10 years of meritorious service, the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade, on Wednesday bowed out of the agency. Speaking after a colourful ceremony held at the Ikoyi head office of the agency, Giade said: “I am leaving the NDLEA better than I met ... Read More »
About 500 Nigerians have been deported from the UK and are now in Lagos, a report by BBC said. “One person told me that he was arrested by British police and was not allowed to even take his belongings before being deported. A few of them who say they don’t ... Read More »
The Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Mansur Dan Ali (retd.), has re-assured the nation that the activities of Boko Haram insurgents would soon be brought to an end. Delivering an address at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Mando, in Kaduna State after commissioning projects for the Training Command, the minister ... Read More »