Some lawmakers in Lagos on Wednesday lauded the Federal Government’s plan to privatise the four refineries belonging to Nigeria. They gave the kudos in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, had on Nov. 18 announced that the ... Read More »
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Four alleged sea pirates suspected to be behind various breach of maritime security in the nation’s ...
Jonathan, Akpabio To Speak At Centenary Event In London •Akwa Ibom Selected As Face Of Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration
President Goodluck Jonathan and the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio are scheduled to a...
President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for inter...
President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said it would be difficult to emulate the legacy of late Sol...
Hearing will resume today in the charge of defilement of a two and half-year-old child against one Kehinde Layode at a family court sitting in Ikeja Magistrate Court, Lagos. According to Access to Justice, AJ, a non-governmental organisation, handling the matter, “on November 11, 2013, we received information that a ... Read More »
The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday, approved contracts worth N42 billion for the rehabilitation of roads across the country. Rising from the weekly meeting of the council, Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, told newsmen that the contracts include rehabilitation of three federal roads in Kogi, Kwara, Bauchi, Plateau and ... Read More »
The House of Representatives yesterday mandated its committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) to conduct an investigative hearing on the expenditure and subsidy on kerosene. The committee was also asked to ascertain the actual amount spent on kerosene subsidy from 2010 to 2013; establish the source of the money used in ... Read More »
More than 40 suspected Boko Haram members were killed in an offensive by the military, which raided its identified cells using air strikes and ground troops from the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, in Bita village, Damboa-Gwoza road in Borno State. The military raid of Boko Haram hideouts in Bita, which ... Read More »
With some few weeks left to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has expressed concern over the plight of travelers, who use the lone Niger Bridge in Onitsha which is usually a nightmare during yuletide. “I am really emotional about this”, Kalu ... Read More »
The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has given reasons for the poor power supply or total blackout as witnessed in several parts of the country, saying drop in power supply occurred between November 23 and 26 due to reported vandalism of gas pipeline supplying gas to Okpai Power Plant in ... Read More »
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Wednesday received showers of encomium for his performance and a challenge to do more when he paid a courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba Erediauwa, to present his scorecard in the first year of his second tenure of eight years. ... Read More »
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Wednesday announced the promotion of 107 senior officers, including 15 Air Vice Marshals. This is contained in a statement in Abuja and signed by Air Commodore Dele Alonge, on behalf of the Director, Public Relations and Information. According to the statement, the officers affected ... Read More »
The Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, NDPVF, has warned Nigeria’s tiny West African neighbor, Benin Republic, to free its leader, Mujahid Asari Dokubo or be ready to incur its wrath. The NDPVF, a former militant group founded by Dokubo, issued the warning in a statement signed by its leaders, Mr. ... Read More »
Police enforcing Islamic law in the city of Kano publicly destroyed some 240,000 bottles of beer on Wednesday, the latest move in a wider crackdown on behaviour deemed “immoral” in the area. The banned booze had been confiscated from trucks coming into the city in recent weeks, said officials from ... Read More »
Justice Peter Affen of an Abuja High Court Tuesday withdrew from adjudicating on the forgery case filed against two journalists of Leadership Newspapers by the federal government, following reports he was given the case because he hails from Bayelsa State. During yesterday’s proceedings, Justice Affen said he was withdrawing ... Read More »
The Nigerian Navy (NN) and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have approved the promotion of 237 senior officers, which was possible as a result of vacancies created by the mass retirement of officers who either voluntarily quit office or has reached the mandatory age and years of service. A ... Read More »
Following incessant attacks on communities in the state, the Plateau state police command on Wednesday threatened to arrest traditional and tribal leaders in the state whose domains continued to record attacks by unknown gunmen. Disclosing this in Jos at a stakeholders’ meeting with various tribes in Plateau North Senatorial zone, Mr Chris Olakpe, the Commissioner of Police ... Read More »
An FCT High Court on Wednesday fixed March 12, 2014 for the trial of Farouk Lawan and Boniface Emenalo over alleged 620,000 dollars bribe (about N625 million). Lawan is standing trial alongside his Vice Chairman, Emenalo, on a seven-count charge of allegedly obtaining N625 million bribe from Femi Otedola, the ... Read More »
The war against radical Islamist sect – Boko Haram – in Borno State recorded a major success on Wednesday as more than 40 suspected members of the sect were killed in a Military raid involving air strikes and ground assault by troops of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army in Bita ... Read More »
The Transmission Company of Nigeria on Wednesday announced that the nation’s power generation now hovers between 3,800 megawatts and 4,000 megawatts. Mrs Seun Olagunju, TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone interview. She said that the restoration of power to 4,000 ... Read More »
A church convention for the deaf holds in Benin City Two of the three auditoriums were packed with people numbering over 1,350. Yet, the atmosphere was so serene and quiet that one would have heard the dropping of a pin. It was neither a social gathering nor a political rally. ... Read More »
The sleepy town of Ogotun-Ekiti in Ekiti SouthWest Local Government Area of Ekiti State was on Tuesday thrown into confusion when information filtered that a goat had delivered a human-like baby goat. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident, which occurred in Lori Oke settlement, a village that ... Read More »
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command on Tuesday said the purported attack on the Minister of Aviation – Ms. Stella Oduah’s vehicle is yet to be established as an assassination attempt on her life since she was not in the vehicle at the time of the incident. The FCT ... Read More »