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Petroleum Minister Allison-Madueke’s Sister Kidnapped In Port Harcourt


The sister of Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke has been kidnapped in Port Harcourt, police said Friday. Osio Agama was kidnapped at gunpoint on Tuesday night, as she approached her car, according to the State police spokesman Ahmad Muhammad. According to him, police are at a loss as to why the ... Read More »

Jumia commences Sunday deliveries

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Jumia Nigeria, the No1 online store in Nigeria is delighting customers by introducing Sunday deliveries. Jumia Nigeria has introduced this service in a bid to give customers more flexibility and make their shopping experience even better. Recently, Jumia introduced the express delivery service where customers received their orders on the ... Read More »

Alex Otti Leaves Diamond Bank To Join Abia Governorship Race

Group Managing Director, Diamond Bank Plc Dr. Alex Otti

Diamond Bank has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Alex Otti, after he left to join the race for Abia Chief executive seat. Otti had last month denied reports that he has made public his intention to contest for the Governorship of South Eastern State of Abia in 2015. But ... Read More »

Boko Haram Reportedly Kidnaps 60 Women And Girls, Pays Bride Price


Despite the widely reported truce talks between the federal government and terror group Boko Haram, 60 women and girls have been kidnapped from two towns in north-east Nigeria, reports have said. According to Agence France-Presse, residents of Wagga said that suspected Islamist gunmen went door-to-door looking for young women and ... Read More »

Constitution Amendment: NLC Condemns Removal Of Wages From Exclusive List


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the decision of the National Assembly to move wages from the Exclusive List to the Concurrent List in the on-going fourth amendment exercise to the 1999 Constitution, saying it will encourage exploitation of workers. The Congress, in a statement by its General Secretary ... Read More »

Jonathan Departs For Pilgrimage To Israel Today


President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday depart Lagos on a brief pilgrimage to Israel, his office said in a statement on Thursday. The statement issued in Abuja by Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said that Jonathan would visit Christian Holy sites during ... Read More »

Alleged Underfunding: Contractor Lied On Eastern Rail Line’s Project – Transport Minister


The Minister of Transport, Alhaji Idris Umar, said on Thursday that the Federal Government was not underfunding the Port Harcourt-Makurdi rail line project. Umar said this in Enugu while addressing newsmen at the end of the14th session of the National Council on Transport. He said the claims by the contractors handling ... Read More »

Fayose: Ekiti Workers’ Salaries Comes First Before Political Appointees


Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has told political office holders in the state not to expect their salaries until he had paid the state workers the over two months salaries owed them from the previous administration. Fayose, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, ... Read More »

Reps Seek Upward Review Of Corp Members’ Allowances


The House of Representatives on Thursday in Abuja passed for second reading a bill seeking an improved welfare package for members of the National Youth Service Corps. The bill seeks to amend the NYSC Act No 51 of 1993 by making provisions to enhance the welfare of corps members, encourage ... Read More »

Jonathan Reiterates Commitment To Constitutional Role For Traditional Rulers


President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said the Federal Government was collaborating with the National Assembly to create constitutional roles for traditional rulers in the country. He made this known in his message to a two-day South-East and South-South Traditional Rulers Retreat in Enugu. Jonathan, who was represented by the Minister ... Read More »

Delta Council Poll: We’re Prepared To Deal Ruthlessly With Troublemakers – Police


The Delta State Police Command on Thursday said it had uncovered plans by some miscreants to foment trouble during Saturday’s local government election in the state. In a statement in Asaba, the office of the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, said the police command was prepared to checkmate the activities ... Read More »

A/Ibom Police Foil Ex-Militants Attempt To Blow Off Itu-Calabar bridge


The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has thwarted a plan by two former militants to blow off the 1.5km Itu-Calabar Bridge on October 5. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gabriel Achong, stated this at a press briefing in Uyo, Thursday. According to the police boss, on September 20, 2014, the ... Read More »

Rogue Accountant Forfeits Properties To FG

Bukar Yagana

The Federal High Court, Kano, has granted an order to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for forfeiture of the properties of one Yagana Ibrahim Bukar also known as Aisha Shettima Noor. Yagana is alleged to have forged various personal and official documents, which she used in withdrawing huge sums ... Read More »

Reports Of Rights Abuses Exaggerated, Says Jonathan, Orders Soldiers, Police Probe In N/East

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President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered a probe into the allegations of human rights violation against the military and other security agencies involved in the ongoing war against insurgency in the North-East. The president admitted that while there were grey areas, an investigation into the reports was necessary in view of ... Read More »

Falana Gives Buhari Knocks Over N27.5m Loan For APC Forms


Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, has faulted a presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) for obtaining a bank loan of N27.5m to procure the party’s expression of interest and nomination form to enable him contest the 2015 presidential ... Read More »

Constitution review: NASS Didn’t Remove Labour From Exclusive Legislative List – Ihedioha


The House of Representatives on Thursday clarified that the National Assembly did not remove labour matters from the Exclusive Legislative List, contrary to reports making the rounds. Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, cleared the air amid threats by organized labour to embark on strike action over the ... Read More »

NEMA: Conflicts, Natural Disasters Displaces 743, 062 Persons In Nigeria


At least 743, 062 persons are internally displaced by conflicts and natural disasters in various parts of Nigeria as at September, 2014, Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani Sidi has said. The Director General was quoted by NEMA Information Officer, Ezekiel Manzo, to have said ... Read More »

Police Foil Attack By Ex-militants To Blow Up Bridge In Akwa-Ibom


The Akwa Ibom Police Command on Thursday said it had foiled An attempt by two ex-militants to blow up the Calabar/Itu bridge on Oct. 5 was foiled by the police in Akwa Ibom State, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. “On Sept. 20, the command received information that a group ... Read More »

I Built New Government House Because Ekiti Needed A Befitting One – Fayemi


Immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has given reasons for his decision to build the State Governor’s lodge valued at N2.2 billion at the twilight of his career. Fayemi has been under severe criticsm over the construction of the lodge, including a comment by the Peoples Democratic ... Read More »

Osun Says Mechatronics Village Is First Of Its Kind In Nigeria


Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, has disclosed that his administration was putting in place a state-of-the-art mechanical facilities for the assemblage and repair of automobiles, first of its kind in Nigeria. Aregbesola made this known at a reception of the team of German trainers in Osogbo, the state capital, with ... Read More »