There are indications that power generation in Nigeria may exceed 4,000 megawatts by June, sequel to the six-month ultimatum given by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Ministry of Power to ensure efficient generation, transmission and distribution of electricity across the country. As it is, the target may be exceeded because ... Read More »
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More than 534 persons, including security personnel, were killed during different ethnic clashes in ...
The World Bank has pledged to support the Lagos Eko Secondary Schools project with 42 million dollar...
Department of Petroleum Resources, black market, Aliyu Halidu, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense C...
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) on Thursday repelled...
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,910 corps members to Gombe and Borno States f...
Despite promises of improved security in the wake of recent attacks by suspected members of Islamist sect Boko Haram, at least 40 persons have been killed in Jakana, 35 kilometres away from Maiduguri, Borno State capital. The insurgents were said to have also killed two police officers and burnt down ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the compulsory retirement of Justices Gladys Olotu of the Federal High Court and. U.A Inyang of FCT High Court, following their indictment by National Judicial Commission (NJC) of gross misconduct, NJC had recommended to the president that the two indicted judges be dismissed. However, Jonathan ... Read More »
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has uncovered a low cadre officer running a racket of short-changing the federal government of pension funds. The commission also recovered over N469.325million being the accrued interest discovered in the pension Accounts and paid the same amount to the Sub-Treasury ... Read More »
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the liquidation of 83 micro-finance banks, Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim, the Managing Director, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), said on Tuesday in Abuja. Ibrahim, who made the disclosure when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency to defend NDIC’s 2014 ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan said on Tuesday in Abuja that he would do the “real ground-breaking” ceremony for the second Niger Bridge in Anambra on March 10. The president said this on Tuesday when he received a delegation of Anambra people led by Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, and Gov. ... Read More »
The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh, on Monday said the Armed Forces and other stakeholders were working round the clock to tackle insurgency. Badeh, represented by the Chief of Training and Operation, Defence Headquarters, Maj.-Gen. Eboiwei Awala, made the statement during the 2014 symposium for Senior Course ... Read More »
President GoodLuck Jonathan on Monday commended the foresight of the Emir of IIorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, for ensuring peaceful co-existence among the people of the state. Jonathan made this observation when he called on the Emir at his palace in IIorin. The President, accompanied by his vice, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, some ministers and governors, expressed happiness at ... Read More »
Two persons are reported to have been killed and several others injured in the capital of Borno State, Maiduguri, Monday evening as a clash broke out between soldiers and Volunteer Vigilance Youths’ Group, popularly known as ‘Civilian JTF’. The two had enjoyed a cordial working relationship until recently when the ... Read More »
Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), has charged northern leaders to emulate their compatriots from the Niger Delta and initiate negotiation with members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect. The Niger Delta leaders had gone to the creeks – the strongholds of militants – to plead with them to drop their ... Read More »
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, on Monday said the new database licence and number plate registration would help curb the menace of terrorism in the country. It said the advanced security features on the new database licence and number plates were of “immeasurable value” and would help security agencies ... Read More »
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has called on Nigerians not to lose hope, as the country would be great again. The popular preacher spoke on Sunday at his 72nd birthday message at the national headquarters of RCCG in Ebute-Meta, Lagos. ... Read More »
The Federal Government’s investment in the Nigerian textile industry to revive it seems to have gone down the drain, as the Nigerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mines and Agriculture, yesterday, disclosed that the Cotton Textile Garment Intervention Fund has failed. National President, NACCIMA, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, said the N100 ... Read More »
The 2014 edition of the Army Headquarters Garrison Range Classification exercise commenced yesterday at the Guards Brigade Range, Keffi, Nassarawa State. The exercise, billed to end on March 14, is designed to further test the art of weapon handling, expertise and marksmanship of officers and men under the Army Headquarters, ... Read More »
President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has emerged the 23rd richest man on the 2014 Forbes Billionaires List just released. Three other Nigerians – Mike Adenuga, Folorunsho Alakija and Abdulsamad Rabiu – were also on the exclusive list of this year’s Forbes list of 1,645 billionaires across the globe, ... Read More »
Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State has urged the federal government to urgently address the spate of killing of innocent citizens by insurgents in the North East of the country. Speaking when the Air Officer Commanding, Training Command, Nigeria Air Force, Kaduna, Air Vice Marshall, Salihu Sallau Bala Riba ... Read More »
The killing spree by suspected Boko Haram insurgents continued yesterday as the sect launched a deadly attack on community in Borno State, killing 29 people. The latest attack on Sunday — just a day after at least 74 were killed in three separate attacks – hit the town of Mafa in ... Read More »
It was yet another lucky escape for students of the Federal Government Girls College Umuahia as 119 girls escaped death when a school hostel housing them was razed by fire. No life was lost in the fire incident as the students were said to be in their classrooms observing their ... Read More »
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Monday said that it has injected additional 33 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) into Lagos to ease the ongoing scarcity of the product in the city. NNPC said in statement in Abuja that it is determined to ease the discomfort being ... Read More »
The Northern States Governors’ Forum has resolved to abolish payment of fees in secondary schools in the region in a bid to boost enrolment of students. Its Chairman, Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger, made this known in Minna on Monday at the National Association of Nigerian Students’ (NANS) award ceremony ... Read More »