Tuesday , 17 January 2017


Wema Bank Launches Solar-Powered Mobile Branch


Wema Bank Plc. has gone a step further in making banking convenient for its customers and Nigerians in general by launching a new mobile branch “Wema Bank on Wheels” that will be accessible to everyone in all parts of the country. The new truck where normal branch services are offered …

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Abuja Light Rail Project 84% Complete, FCT Transport Secretary Says

Abuja Light Rail

The ongoing Abuja light rail project is 84.33 per cent complete and will be commission in December this year, the Acting Secretary of Federal Capital Territory’s Transport Secretariat, Alhaji AbdulHamid Suleiman, has said. Suleiman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday that 45.245 kilometres double track …

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Lagos To Install 13,000 CCTV Cameras To Boost Security


The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), on Tuesday said 13,000 Closed Circuit Television cameras would be installed at major locations across the state to boost security. A statement issued by the agency’s Head Public Affairs Unit, Mr Adebayo Kehinde, noted that the move was in line with the state …

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Relocation Of Abuja Airport To Gulp N1.1bn


Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika has said that the relocation of operations of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to Kaduna would cost over N1.1 billion. Sirika while briefing the senate on the logistics implication of the relocation said that the ministry had taken into account relevant agencies …

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Plateau Suspends Top Local Govt Officials For Alleged Fraud

Simon Lalong

The Plateau State government has suspended some top local government officials for alleged “financial recklessness” . Among those suspended are all the Directors of Personnel Management (DPMs), Directors of Finance and Accounts (DFAs), as well as cashiers of the 17 local governments. Also suspended are some auditors, some Deputy DPMs, …

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Osinbajo Jets Off To Switzerland For World Economic Forum


Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has left Nigeria early hours of Tuesday for Davos, Switzerland to participate in this year’s World Economic Forum holding in Davos, Switzerland. He is leading the Nigerian delegation made up of ministers and special advisers. They included Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okey …

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Army Fighter Jet Misfires, Kills Aid Workers, Civilians In Borno

us airforce jet

The Nigerian Army has said a fighter jet misfired and shot some humanitarian aid workers of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), recording casualties. “So far, it is a little bit disturbing; death has occurred. There are casualties; there were deaths and injuries. “But on the actual number of …

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How Fleeing Boko Haram Member Was Caught In Ibadan


The Oyo State Police Command has disclosed that it is presently interrogating a fleeing suspected Boko Haram member who was arrested in Ibadan. The suspected terrorist, who simply identified himself as Alkali, according to the police, was arrested by security operatives after he confessed that he fled from Sambisa forest. …

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Police Intercept Trucks Carrying 145 Stolen Kids In Plateau


Two trucks conveying not more than 145 stolen underage kids from Bauchi and Jigawa states were on Monday intercepted by the Plateau State Police Command Terna Tyopev, the Spokesperson of the Police in the state disclosed this while speaking to newsmen. According to him, the children, aged between four and eight …

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Alleged Boko Haram Link: Court Adjourns Ndume’s Trial

Ali Ndume

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday adjourned hearing in Mohammed Ndume’s trial till February 2. Mr. Ndume represents Borno South in the Senate and was recently removed as senate leader. In his ruling, Justice Kolawole ordered the prosecution to pay cost for filing an application …

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Lassa Fever Kills Four In Nasarawa State


The Nasarawa State Commissioner for Health, Daniel Iya, has confirmed that four persons have lost their lives to Lassa fever outbreak in the state. Mr. Iya told journalists on Monday in Lafia that 16 suspected cases have been recorded in the state, out of which four were confirmed positive and …

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Pastor, 4 Others Arrested For Snatching SUV In Lagos


The Police in Lagos have arrested a senior Pastor at the Ministry of the Holy Ghost, Joe Akan, and four of his accomplices for their involvement in the snatching of a Toyota Highlander SUV in Agege area of Lagos State. According to reports by Vanguard, the alleged mastermind of the car theft, Uche, who …

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Police Arrest 11 Staff Of Radio Kano For Vandalising Transmitter


  The Kano State Police Command have arrested 11 members of staff of the Kano State Radio, including the Director, Engineering services over alleged vandalism of transmitter at the station. The vandalized transmitter which is located at Jogana Village in Gezawa Local Government Area of the state has made the …

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Police Arrest Ritualist With Human Head In Oyo


A 30-year-old man identified as Musiliu Taoheed is presently cooling off in the net of the Oyo State Police Command after being caught in possession of a human head. The Spokesperson for the Police in Oyo State, Adekunle Ajisebutu, while parading the suspect told journalists that Taoheed was apprehended with a human …

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EFCC Begins Probe Of Missing N500m Chibok Fund


  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that it is probing the missing N500 million Safe School funds meant to rebuild the Government Girls School in Chibok in Borno state. The foundation for the school was laid some weeks to the presidential election in 2015 by former …

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Heritage Bank Sacks 400 Staff


Heritage Bank has embarked on mass retrenchment of its workers with 400 staff sacked in December. According to the investigations allegedly carried out by the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, more workers of the financial institution have been penciled for sack this new year to improve the bank’s profitability. A top …

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Abia Teachers Begin Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Okezie Ikpeazu

Teachers in public primary and secondary schools in Abia have embarked on strike to protest alleged government’s failure to pay their salaries. According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, schools in the state were supposed to reopen on January 9 after the Christmas and New Year holidays …

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Photos: BBOG Member On A Guided Tour Of Sambisa With FG’s Team


Mrs Oby Ezekwesili and other members of the BBOG campaign group on Monday honoured the Federal Government’s invitation of a guided tour to Sambisa Forest to search for the kidnapped Chibok Girls. Recall, the group replied via its co-convener, Mrs Ezekwesili responded to the FG’s invitation on Sunday night via …

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Professor, 4 Others Killed In UNIMAID Suicide Blast


A professor and four other persons were killed today when a male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Maiduguri, (UNIMAID), Borno State. The killed don was identified as Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani, the Director of Veterinary of the University, according to Alhaji …

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Dangote Sets Up Truck Assembly Plant In Lagos, Targets 30,000 Jobs


Dangote Group of Companies has established a $100 million truck assembly plant in Lagos as part of its efforts to boost foreign exchange and job creation. The group said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that the plant was floated by the group in partnership with National Heavy Duty …

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