The Plateau State Police command has placed a total ban on the use of fire crackers, popularly called knockouts and fireworks during the Christmas celebrations. In a press statement on Wednesday, the command called on parents to warn their children to desist from the use of any form of explosive, ... Read More »
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The Plateau State Police command has placed a total ban on the use of fire crackers, popularly calle...
The Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has urged the Economic and Financial C...
Outlawed Islamist sect Boko Haram has resorted to forcing young people to join its fold as the recen...
Chairman of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, has said the unrest in the northern...
Abia State Government has given out 202 different brands of vehicles to Abia youths for the fourth p...
The Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and prosecute suspected crude oil thieves in the country. Making the call, Wednesday in Abuja, at the inauguration of the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Crude Oil Theft in ... Read More »
Outlawed Islamist sect Boko Haram has resorted to forcing young people to join its fold as the recent military crackdown on the sect has led to death of several members, the military disclosed yesterday. Spokesman of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Col Muhammadu Dole, told journalists in Maiduguri that the ... Read More »
Chairman of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, has said the unrest in the northern part of the country is hampering his foundation’s awareness and eradication campaign against polio virus in the country. Gates, who made the remarks yesterday when he visited Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State ... Read More »
Abia State Government has given out 202 different brands of vehicles to Abia youths for the fourth phase of its Youth Empowerment Programme. This brings to 700, the total number of vehicles so far given out by the government to the youths since the inception of the programme about a ... Read More »
A chief in Ode Community of Akure North council area of Ondo State, Sunday Boboye and four others have been ordered to be remanded in prison for robbery, conspiracy and forgery by an Akure Chief Magistrate court. The accused persons were docked on a six-count charge of robbery, conspiracy and ... Read More »
After being recently arrested for drug trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), an electronic dealer at Alaba International Market, Lagos has said he wanted to purchase electronics with the drug’s proceeds. The suspect, Olewunne Chibuzor Darlington, who is currently under investigation in connection with unlawful exportation of ... Read More »
Youths under the aegis of Ekiti Vibrant Youths, yesterday protested at the premises of an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court against the spate of politically-motivated killings in the state in recent times as suspects in the murder of one Foluso Ogundare were arraigned before the court. A member of the Ekiti ... Read More »
Hoodlums yesterday killed an alleged notorious gang leader, Segun Ogbere, otherwise known as Shaggy at Akoka area of Lagos State, throwing residents of Shomolu, Bariga and Yaba areas of the state into fear. The 36-year-old man who has led several violent clashes against Down-Town boys and other restive groups operating ... Read More »
A 23-year-old man who allegedly threatened to kill his father has been detained by the Jigawa State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC. Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Dutse, the NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr Muhammad Gidado, said that the suspect ... Read More »
The Zamfara State Government has announced the sack of over 400 nurses and midwives, who went on strike over pay, accusing them of leaving their duty posts without permission, The Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Birnin Magaji, announced the decision in a statement on Wednesday in Gusau. The health workers had ... Read More »
Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo on Wednesday in Benin proposed N159.213 billion for its recurrent and capital expenditures in 2014. The budget, tagged “Budget of Renewed Hope”, is made up of N85.59 billion capital expenditure and N73.61 billion for recurrent expenditure. The capital and recurrent figures represent 53.76 per cent ... Read More »
An Abuja Federal High Court yesterday nullified the purported takeover of the functions of the Rivers State House of Assembly by the National Assembly. The National Assembly had following a bloody clash in July between legislators loyal to Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and others perceived to be loyal to a ... Read More »
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N40.2 billion for the construction of phase III of the National Assembly complex and renovation of the first and second phases of the complex. The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sen. Bala Muhammed, who disclosed this to State House correspondents after ... Read More »
The Army Council has approved the promotion of 102 senior army officers. A statement signed by Brigadier General Ibrahim Attahiru, the Director of Army Public Relations, said on Wednesday that 27 Brigadier Generals were elevated to the rank of Major Generals and 75 Colonels were lifted to the rank of ... Read More »
Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State on Wednesday announced the removal from office of the State Commissioner for Urban Development, Mr Tammy Danagogo, who purportedly switched his allegiance to the pro-Nyesom Wike camp in the state. Wike, the Supervising Minister of Education and Amaechi are currently locked in a ... Read More »
Government-owned hospitals across the federation might be shut to medical services this weekend if the threat by the Nigeria Medical Association, the umbrella body for all medical and dental doctors in the country, on Wednesday, is anything to go by. The association said the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, ... Read More »
President of Civil Rights Congress, CRC, Mr. Shehu Sani, yesterday, alleged that it was President Goodluck Jonathan that scuttled an initial effort to constructively engage key members of the Boko Haram Islamist sect with a view to convincing them to end the blood-letting insurgency in the northern part of the ... Read More »
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara on Tuesday said that his administration would create 5,000 additional jobs in the first quarter of 2014. He said that this was an indication of what the 2014 budget had in stock for the people of the state. Ahmed said that his administration would also ... Read More »
Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has launched a Law Enforcement Training Institute in the state. Speaking, Tuesday, at the ceremony, which took place at the Sir Molade Okoya Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Fashola announced the creation of a Law Enforcement Cadre in the State ... Read More »