Lagos State residents now enjoy 18-hours of uninterrupted electricity supply, the Director-General of Bureau of Public Enterprises, Mr. Benjamin Dikki, has said. Dikki, who stated this when members of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture visited his office in Abuja, revealed that privatisation of electricity in the ... Read More »
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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Tuesday cleared the air over a purported bomb scare at ...
The BringBackOurGirls Group (BBOG) has declared that it would not give up in its campaign for the re...
The Defence Headquarters has faulted a British newspaper report that Nigerian government committed w...
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Kenneth Minimah, yesterday warned wives of soldiers to desist fr...
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has expressed optimism that the state will meet the demand...
Governor Chief Theodore Orji of Abia State has commended the Nigeria Police in its effort in helping the state combat kidnappings. The governor stated this when he paid the acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Suleiman Abba, a courtesy visit at the Force Headquarters Abuja on Friday. Orji, while congratulating ... Read More »
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) yesterday called for the unconditional reinstatement of sacked resident doctors and the immediate withdrawal of the circular suspending residency training programme. The President of the association, Dr Kayode Obembe, who made the call while briefing newsmen in Abuja, urged the Federal Government to find a ... Read More »
The acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, on Friday denied allegations that funds deducted from salaries of police men for the ‘police cooperatives’ of which he is Chairman of the board, was being siphoned through misappropriation. Speaking during the distribution of shares certificates of Nigeria Police Mortgage Bank ... Read More »
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Steve Oru, said on Friday that the East-West road was 77 per cent completed after an assessment of the work by contractors. Oru, who stated this during an oversight function to the project site in Warri, described the dualisation project as massive and ... Read More »
The Police and the Nigerian Army on Friday asked the Ekiti State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal to strike out their names from the petition filed before it by the All Progressives Congress, APC. The two security agencies also denied the allegations of being used by the PDP and the Presidency to intimidate voters and ... Read More »
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has commissioned the first phase of the popular Tejuosho Market, gutted by fire seven years ago. Located in the heart of Yaba, the commissioning is coming six years after the reconstruction of the market started under a 25-year Build, Operate and Transfer, BOT, ... Read More »
The Association of Animal Hunters yesterday demanded the immediate removal of the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu from office, over the dissemination of information to the general public on the Ebola Virus Disease. The association said while it supports measures taken to stop the spread of the deadly virus, ... Read More »
A former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Abdulrahaman Dambazau, has said the Nigerian Army is yet to win the war against terrorism and the Boko Haram sect because insurgency is a new phenomenon in warfare not only in Nigeria but across the globe, and not because the soldiers ... Read More »
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the widely announced experimental drug for Ebola, NanoSilver, said to have stemmed from an open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan from one Dr Rima E. Laibow, is actually a pesticide. The body has therefore warned those claiming that it could prevent ... Read More »
Former Minister of Niger Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe, has donated food items and Bibles to 2,000 widows and widowers from 99 Ijaw communities across the Niger Delta region. Speaking at his country home, Ogbobagbene, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, while donating the items, Orubebe said he decided to contest ... Read More »
A family of five including father, mother and their three children were yesterday found dead in their room at Temidire Community, in Sabo, Abeokuta North Local Government area of Ogun State. The incident which occurred at No 3, Ireti Akinbode area of the community involved the death of one Aliu ... Read More »
Former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff says he is ready to offer security agencies useful tips on how to combat the Boko Haram insurgency, drawing from his experience as governor. Sheriff, who noted that difficult terrain of Borno has made it difficult for security agents to rout the ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday ordered the suspension of all resident doctors working in Federal Government hospitals. A Federal Government circular dated August 13 said the action was taken to review the challenges in the Health sector. Since July 1, over 15,000 resident doctors had been on strike. They turned down ... Read More »
The Cross River State Police Command has disclosed that 12 officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are currently in detention over the alleged killing of six detainees including one Derek Maurice, a 300 level Accounting student of the University of Calabar in April, 2014. The State Police Public Relations ... Read More »
The Enugu State Police Command has nabbed a 22-year-old security guard, identified as Gideon Musa, for defiling a nine-year-old girl to death in the state capital. According to reports, the suspect, who is a security guard near the victim’s house, took minor to a nearby bush where he had carnal ... Read More »
A former minister of defence and chairman of the Victims Support Fund, General Theophilus Danjuma (retd) and elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakkassai, will be conferred with the titles of Gan Pan (The Shield) and Kauran Ganye respectively by His Royal Highness, Gangwari Ganye, Alhaji Umar A. Sanda on 6th September, ... Read More »
As the total number of deaths from the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in the country rises to four, the Federal Government has disclosed that it is treating eight confirmed cases of persons infected with the virus disease with an experimental drug known as Nanosilver, which it said was declared fit ... Read More »
The Nigerian military on Thursday said it had intercepted about 51 youth traveling from Maiduguri, Borno State, to Abuja, the nation’s capital. This was disclosed via an unsigned statement on its website. According to the statement, the convoy was intercepted around 3 a.m. along Babale, Plateau State on Wednesday. The ... Read More »
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has distanced himself from any Facebook, Twitter or any other social media account opened and operated under his name. The emir’s position was contained in a statement on Thursday by the Kano Emirate Council. The statement, signed by the Dan Majen Kano, ... Read More »