Saturday , 22 October 2016


Malaria Outbreak Kills 48 In Sokoto – Health Official


An outbreak of malaria has claimed no fewer than 48 lives in Gandu area, Sokoto North Local Government of Sokoto State in the last one month. The Officer in Charge of Kofar Kade Clinic, Mrs Rabi Ahmed-Gandi, disclosed this in Sokoto on Friday when she received the second consignment of …

Read More »

Man, 71, Arraigned For Defrauding Church Of N1.6m In Osun


A Septuagenarian, Adewale Murtala, on Friday appeared before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly duping the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Osun province 1 of N1.6 million. Murtala, 71, is facing a two-count of fraud and stealing. The Prosecutor, Inspector Taiwo Adegoke, told the court that septuagenarian committed the offence …

Read More »

Gov El-Rufai Earmarks N4bn For Light Rail Project


The Kaduna State Government has earmarked over N4 billion for the Kaduna Metropolitan Rapid Rail Transport project to begin in 2017. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the amount is part of the N24.06 billion provided for projects under the State Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport in the …

Read More »

Kaduna To Spend N2.55 Billion On Drones, Surveillance Equipment In 2017


The Kaduna State Government said it has set aside over N2.55 billion to procure CCTV cameras and drones, for the provision of adequate security cover in the state in 2017. More than N1.5 billion of the amount was earmarked for the procurement and installation of CCTV cameras in strategic areas …

Read More »

1,022 Civil Servants In Gombe Have Fake Employment Letters – EFCC


No fewer than 1,022 people are in possession of fake letters of employment across the 11 Local Government Areas of Gombe State. Aminu Aliyu, Head of Operations, Gombe Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, made this known to journalists in Gombe on Thursday. Aliyu explained that …

Read More »

Bauchi Govt Appoints 12 Social Media Aides

Bauchi State-Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar

The Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, has set a 12-man committee to oversee and coordinate the government’s activities on social media. This was contained in a post on the state’s Facebook page on Thursday. According to the post, “the 12 individuals drawn from the three senatorial districts in the state …

Read More »

Wema Bank To Finance The Construction Of Africa’s Second Largest Refinery


Wema Bank Plc. and three other companies Petrolex Oil and Gas, Hyundai and Ajayi Legal Partner recently signed a deal with the Ogun State Government to build the second largest refinery in sub-Saharan Africa and the largest petroleum product depot in Nigeria. The Chairman, Petrolex Group, Mr. Segun Adebutu, while …

Read More »

EFCC To Prosecute 130 INEC Staff For Bribery


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday said it will charge 130 staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to court over alleged involvement in corrupt practices to the tune of N73 million during the 2015 elections. This was contained in a statement by the EFCC’s Head …

Read More »

USAID Says Over 94,000 Pregnant Women Are HIV Positive In Zamfara

usaid logo

No fewer than 94,141 pregnant women are said to be HIV/AIDS positive in Zamfara. A United States Agency for International Aids (USAID) funded programme said this through Management Services for Health Organisation the USAID Prevention and Organisational Systems-AIDS Care and Treatment (PRO-ACT). The team leader of the organisation, Mr Aminu …

Read More »

Gov Mimiko’s Aide Killed By Armed Robbers


Armed robbers on Thursday shot and killed DSP Idowu Oyewole, the Chief Security Officer to the Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko at his residence along the Akure/Owo express road. According to reports, the 45-year-old police officer tried to rescue his neighbour whose home was being invaded by three gunmen. …

Read More »

Kaduna Earmarks N3.12bn For Power Generation In 2017


The Kaduna State Government has earmarked N3.12 billion for various electricity projects in the state in 2017. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the projects would be coordinated by the State Power Supply Company. The amount, contained in the 2017 Budget document for the state, indicated that the …

Read More »

NAFDAC Decries Circulation Of Expired Drugs, Beverages In Abia


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has lamented the rate by which large quantities of fake and adulterated drugs, supplements, oil and beverages are being circulated in Abia State. This was contained in a statement released by the agency on Wednesday as it cautioned members …

Read More »

Navy Intercepts Vessels Containing 250,000 Liters Of Oil In Rivers


The Rivers State Command of the Nigerian Navy ship Pathfinder, has impounded two vessels with over 250,000 liters of illegally refined Automated Gas Oil at Wogono and Abonema wharf, in Okrika and Port-Harcourt city local government areas of the state. The operation is in continuation of the clampdown of the …

Read More »

Vice President Osinbajo Arrives Benin For Coronation Of Crown Prince Erediauwa


Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has arrived Benin ahead of the coronation of Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the 39th Oba of Benin Kingdom. The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole in the company of Chief John Oyegun, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), received the Vice President …

Read More »

EFCC Probes Former Governor Chime, Enugu And Ebonyi Top Politicians


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that some politicians in Abia were being investigated for N450 million campaign funds. Addressing journalists in Enugu on Wednesday, the South East Zonal Head of the commission, Johnson Babalola, said that the investigation was in relation to the 2015 general elections. …

Read More »

Mining Sector: FEC Approves N30b For Development


The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday approved the release of a N30 billion intervention fund for the development of mining sector. This was revealed by the Minister of Mines and Steel, Kayode Fayemi, as he said the sum was a fulfillment of President Buhari’s campaign promises when he pledged …

Read More »

NAFDAC Workers Begin Two-Week Warning Strike


The crisis rocking the National Foods, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has taken a downward spin as workers on Wednesday declared a two-week warning strike. The workers grounded activities for some hours as they stormed the agency’s headquarters on Oshodi/Apapa Expressway brandishing placards, some which reads: “President Buhari, give us Director General in …

Read More »

NDLEA Arrests Two For Attempting To Smuggle €325,640 and $30,000 In Cash At Lagos Airport


Two people have been arrested by the officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, after they were caught trying to smuggle 325,640 Euros and $30,000 in cash from Greece and Austria. The cash, concealed inside envelopes and shoes, were seized during the screening of passengers on …

Read More »

Gov Ganduje Dissolves Kano Pillars Board


The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje yesterday sacked the Board of Kano Pillars Football Club, describing it as a terrible disappointment. Ganduje, who gave the directive when he received players of Kano Pillars basketball team at his office also directed the Chairman of the state Sports Commission to draft …

Read More »

Woman, 23, Arraigned For Prepaid Card Theft Worth N226,976 In Lagos

Igbosere magistrate court

A woman that goes by the name Vera Festus, was yesterday brought before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court sitting in Lagos for alleged prepaid card theft worth N226.976. The 23-year-old salesgirl of Eko Electricity Distribution Company is standing trial on a count charge of theft. The prosecutor, Sergeant O. Balogun, in his statement said …

Read More »