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Ateke Tom Says Buhari Should Treat Ex-militants Who Return To The Creeks Like Criminals

Ateke Tom

A general in the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), Ateke Tom says he expects President-elect, Muhamadu Buhari to lead the country on the right path and provide quality leadership. He also allayed fears that some ex-Niger Delta militants might return to the creeks. “I am sure ... Read More »

Muslim Youths Burn Sharia Court In Kano


About 100 Muslim youths, today burnt a Sharia court located at Rijiyar Lemo area in Kano as they protest an alleged blasphemous comment by a member of Islamic sect Tijjaniyya, Malam Abdul Nyass. The court was scheduled to hear a case of blasphemy against ​the Prophet Mohammed. The youths, who ... Read More »

N1.1bn Subsidy Fraud: EFCC Re-arraigns Arisekola’s Son, Two Others


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday re-arraigned three oil marketers — Opeyemi Ajuyah, Abdullahi Alao and Olarenwaju Olalusi — over an alleged N1.1bn fuel-subsidy fraud. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the defendants were charged before Justice Lateefa Okunnu of an Ikeja High Court. They were re-arraigned on ... Read More »

Okonjo-Iweala Urges Finance Ministry Staff To Support Incoming Administration


The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Thursday urged members of staff of the ministry to support the incoming administration for the growth of the country. Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala said this at a send-off ceremony organised for her and the minister of state for finance at the ministry in Abuja. She ... Read More »

Youths Shut Down Flow Stations At OML 29 In Bayelsa


Nigerian youths today shut down crude oil production at two flow stations of the OML 29 (oil mining licence) near Nembe in Bayelsa state. The protest was to show they were against the sale of the oil block. Royal Dutch Shell Plc sold its 30 percent stake in OML 29 ... Read More »

Kaduna Christian Youths Chide Lamido On CAN Comment


The chairman of Christian youths in Kaduna State, Diji Obadiah, has faulted a statement credited to outgoing Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is a part of the APC and has a mob mentality. Reacting to the statement yesterday in Kaduna, Obadiah ... Read More »

Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Nyako’s Impeachment, Says Treating The Case Is Abuse Of Court Process

Murtala Nyako-Judiciary

The Federal High Court, Yola, has dismissed a case brought before it by former Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako, challenging his impeachment by the State House of Assembly. Nyako, who was one of the governors that defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to All Progressives Congress, APC, was impeached in July ... Read More »

GSM Masts, Towers Don’t Cause Cancer – NCC

Telecommunications tower

Fears that GSM operators’ masts and towers can cause cancer and are harmful to human health were dismissed yesterday by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau of the NCC, Mrs. Maryam Bayi, who made this known at the 77th edition of a consumer outreach programme in ... Read More »

May 29: IG Orders Beef Up Of Security Nationwide

Solomon Arase

Ahead of the May 29 hand over date, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has ordered Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Command Commissioners of Police to beef up security around all key and vulnerable installations nationwide. The IG directed that critical infrastructures like petrol refilling stations, major hotels, National and State Houses ... Read More »

Establishment Of Ranches, Solution To Herdsmen, Farmers Frequent Clashes – Ortom


The Governor-elect of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has promised to establish ranches in order to prevent the incessant bloodshed occasioned by clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state. Ortom was of the view that the frequent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers, which had claimed many lives and led ... Read More »

Anambra Govt Blames Anti-Democratic Forces For Human Flesh Restaurant Rumour


The Anambra State Government on Thursday described the story of a purported restaurant in the state, which serves human flesh as meat to unsuspected customers, as the handiwork of anti-democratic elements. The State Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Dr. Mary Nwogu, in a statement, made available to journalists in ... Read More »

Power Firms Should Install CCTVs To Protect Their Facilities – NSCDC Boss, Abolurin


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has counseled electricity utility companies to invest in surveillance equipment to reduce to the barest minimum frequent damage to critical public infrastructure by vandals. The Commandant-General of NSCDC, Dr. Ade Abolurin, who made the call at a meeting with officials of power ... Read More »

Buhari Laments Non-cooperation Of FG As APC Transition Committee Submits Report

Muhammadu Buhari

The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday expressed regret that the federal government did not seem to appreciate his intention of setting up the Transition Committee and the terms of reference given to it. According to him, this is because of the refusal of the government to provide the committee with the ... Read More »

FRSC Suspends Mobile Courts In Osun As Judicial Workers’ Strike Enters Sixth Month


The Osun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) have suspended mobile courts due to the ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) in the state, which has been on since January. Sector Commander, Mr Muhammad Husaini told the News Agency in Nigeria (NAN) in ... Read More »

Borno Seeks Support As 126 Babies Are Delivered At IDPs Camps Daily


Borno State government is seeking both local and international support to enable it cater adequately for persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in the state. This is because each of the 21 internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp records about six child births daily. This makes a total of 126 babies ... Read More »

Edwin Clark Loses 27-Year-Old Grandson


Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark has announced the loss of his grandson Obaro Okorodudu. Clark made his loss public in a statement released yesterday. He said his 27-year-old grandson was a final year medical student in the United States of America, reports Vanguard. ... Read More »

Oshiomole Begs Workers Not To Go On Strike

Oshiomole new

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has appealed to workers in the state to shelve the planned strike. The workers are reported to be planning a three-day warning strike over alleged deduction of eight percent from their May 2015 salaries as pension contributions with effect from Monday next week. Oshiomole, who ... Read More »

Nigerians Ask Yale University To Withdraw Okonjo-Iweala’s Honourary Docorate


Several Nigerians blame Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for Nigeria’s economic woes. A lot of them therefore detest her and believe she does not deserve an honourary doctorate confered on her by an American university earlier this week. Okonjo-Iweala was awarded an honourary Doctor ... Read More »

DPR Calls For Investment In Modular Refineries


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Thursday urged stakeholders in the oil and gas sector to invest in small size refineries to enhance national refining capacity. Speaking at a sensitisation Roadshow on Modular Refinery Initiative in Nigeria in Abuja, the DPR Deputy Director, Engineering and Standard, Mr Alfred Ohiani, ... Read More »

Fayose Imposes Dusk-to-dawn Curfew Following Attack On Hausa Community

Ayo Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has imposed dusk-to-dawn curfew on Ado Ekiti, the capital city following an attack on the Hausa community in the city, allegedly on the instruction of the People’s Democratic Party in the state. Fayose gave the order while addressing the Hausa Community at Atikankan area of ... Read More »