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Lagos Sign Deal To Redevelop Sangrouse Market


  Representatives of the Sandgrouse Market in Lagos Island East Local Government, the Lagos State Government and DHB Construction Limited, developers of the market, on Friday signed an agreement to commence the redevelopment of the market. In a brief ceremony held at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, Principal Private Secretary ... Read More »

Buhari Orders Release Of N5bn To Victims’ Support Fund

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Head of Service of the Federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, to facilitate the immediate release of the N5 billion pledged by the Federal Government since August 2014 for the Victims Support Fund (VSF). According to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, ... Read More »

We Have Sent Robbers, Kidnappers Out Of Abia – Police Commissioner


Abia State Commissioner of Police, Habila Joshak, said, yesterday, that armed robbers and child traffickers have relocated from the state as the police have made their businesses, unprofitable. Speaking with members of the Aba Federated Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, who called on him, at his office, ... Read More »

Man Commits Suicide Over Wife’s Infidelity


A 32-year-old man has taken his own life in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State after drinking an insecticide known as Sniper. This happened when he learned that his wife was having an extra-marital affair at Ikolo in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The deceased, identified as Amatari Christmas, ... Read More »

Ex-NIMASA DG, Akpobolokemi Quizzed By EFCC Over Alleged Multibillion Naira Fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has picked up the immediate past Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi, about two weeks after he was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari. The former NIMASA boss was reportedly picked up by the commission’s operatives in ... Read More »

SSANU To FG: Sack JAMB Registrar Now


The reallocation of candidates by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has been described by the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) as “unacceptable”. The University of Ibadan (UI) Chairman of SSANU, Wale Akinremi, in a statement Thursday, said: “We are not happy with the JAMB policy. It ... Read More »

EFCC Moves Against Chime, Grills Ex-Governor’s Chief of Staff

Sullivan Chime

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, appears to be closing in on the immediate past Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, with the invitation of his former Chief of Staff, Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo on Thursday. The invitation of Mrs. Nwobodo was said to be the beginning of a comprehensive ... Read More »

Many Feared Killed In Early Morning Bomb Blast In Maiduguri

picture taken near the scene of the blast in Maiduguri today 
Photo: Premium Times

We have just learnt of a developing story from Borno State that a bomb explosion has rocked a busy motor park in Maiduguri, the state capital. The explosion reportedly occurred at a busy location where tricycles pick passengers, and may have killed dozens and injured even many more. According to ... Read More »

Power Transmission Rises To 4662MW


Power transmission from the national grid has increased to 4662 megawatts, the Federal Government on Wednesday said. Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), which disclosed this in a statement signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Seun Olagunju, noted that the new peak was attained at 08.00pm on Tuesday, 28th July, ... Read More »

Ooni Is Alive And Well, Insists Ife Traditional Council On Visit To Aregbesola


Members of the Ife Royal Traditional Council, yesterday met with Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola at the Government House behind closed doors following Tuesday’s rumoured death of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade. The RTC, which had since dismissed the rumour, was led to the meeting that lasted about ... Read More »

Buhari Vows To Stand By ICJ Judgement Over Bakassi


President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that Nigeria would abide by the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Bakassi Peninsula. The president who is in Cameroon on special request from President Paul Biya, Wednesday, in Yaoundé, said in an interactive session with Nigerians living in Cameroon during ... Read More »

DHQ Spokesman, Olukolade Affected In Shake-up As Army Redeploys 334 Senior Officers


The Nigerian Army has redeployed 334 senior officers. The redeployment of the senior officers was contained in a statement by acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, on Wednesday. The postings and appointments, which were approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Tukur Buratai, affected 37 Major ... Read More »

$13.7bn Worth Of Oil Stolen Under NNPC’s Watch In 3 Years – NEITI

Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative- Zainab Shamsuna-Ahmed

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna-Ahmed, on Wednesday alleged that between 2009 and 2012, about 160 million barrels of oil valued at $13.7bn was diverted under the watch of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. She also said that subsidy payment from 2005 ... Read More »

Ganduje, Czech Ambassador Sign MoU For Kano Light Rail


Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and the Czech Republic Ambassador to Nigeria, Pavel Mikes, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the provision of light rail (electronic train) system for Kano city metropolitan area using the power generated from the Independent Power Project at Challawa-Gorge and Tiga dams. ... Read More »

El-Rufa’i Reduces Overhead Costs By 60%, Cancels Pilgrims Sponsorship


Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, says his administration has cut down overhead costs by 60 per cent as part of measures to rescue the state from its precarious financial situation. El-Rufa’i, in a broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday night, said that the state was broke ... Read More »

Debtor States’ Share Of $2.1bn NLNG Dividend Withheld By Banks – NGF Chairman


The Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum and governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Yari, has disclosed that banks have withheld the share of the $2.1bn Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company’s dividend due to some states of the federation. He stated this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after meeting Vice ... Read More »

Kano Hisbah Arrests 20 Youth For Keeping ‘Long Hair’


The Kano State Hisbah Board says it received 20 cases of misconduct among youths during the Eid el-Fitr celebration. Malam Mohammed Yusuf, Public Relations Officer of the board, made the disclosure in Kano during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “During the Sallah, the board arrested 20 ... Read More »

Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Promises Enabling Environment For Investors


Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday pledged his commitment to creating an enabling environment for investors as a way of creating jobs for youths in the State. Ambode made the pledge in Ikeja while receiving a delegation of Walmart Incorporated, a leading global brand in retail supermarket. He ... Read More »

Some Of Our Schools Not Habitable For Even Animals, Says Niger Gov


The Niger State Government has decried the deplorable state of primary and post primary schools in the state. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, who stated this when he carried out an unscheduled inspection tour of schools in the state, decried the condition of hostels in some institutions, especially secondary schools, saying ... Read More »

House of Reps May Legislate To Compel Telcos, Oil Companies To List On NSE – Dogara

stock exchange

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said the lower chamber of the National Assembly may legislate to compel multinational oil, gas and telecommunication corporations to list a certain percentage of their value on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The speaker said this when he received members of the Nigeria-United ... Read More »