Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Bus Driver Remanded in Prison for Allegedly Killing Union Member with Charm over N100

A 20-year-old commercial bus driver, Bello Ismaila, who is standing trial for murder has been remanded in prison by an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court. He was charged to court for allegedly

PDP Cautions Banks against Loans to Yahaya Bello  

The Peoples Democratic Party has cautioned commercial banks in Kogi State against granting loans or any form of credit to the incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello. The party warned that it

EFCC to Arraign Maina on Friday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to arraign Abdulrasheed Maina on Friday, October 25, 2019 before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja. The anti-graft agency

Border Closure: Ghana’s Alomo Bitters Loses $2 Million 

Manufacturer of Alomo Bitters, Kasapreko Company Limited, has disclosed that it has lost about $2 million in revenue as a result of the closure of Nigerian borders.  The Ghanaian company

Institute Unveiled to Honour Bala Usman

The Yusufu Bala Usman Institute has been unveiled in honour of an erudite scholar and historian, Dr. Bala Usman, who passed away 14 years ago. A statement by the institute

Why I Initiated Automotive Design Contest for Nigerian Youth- Jelani Aliyu

The Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, has revealed reasons behind initiating the automotive design challenge for young Nigerians. The NADDC on Monday launched

Bauchi Gets Acting Head of Civil Service

Bauchi State Governor Senator Bala  Mohammed has approved with immediate effect, the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Abubakar Ma'aji Misau as acting Head of Civil Service. A statement signed by the

Delta Governor Requests N27.9bn for 2019 Supplemetary Budget

The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has sent a a letter to the State House of Assembly requesting a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 in addition to the initial budget

EFCC Parades Mompha for Internet Related Fraud and Money Laundering

 The EFCC has released photos of ”bilionaire” Instagram big boy, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha, shortly after his arrest in Abuja. The anti-graft agency's official statement reads thus: The

Kwara Cabinet Most Gender-friendly in Nigeria’s History— Governor AbdulRazak

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has released six additional names of commissioner-nominees, taking the total number of nominees to 16. He noted that with five women out of six persons

Dining Halls and the Noise

By Dr Aliyu U. Tilde When in 1927 - 92 years ago - the father of education in Northern Nigeria, Mr. E. L. Mort, built...

Troops Arrest Two Suspected ISWAP/Boko Haram Logistics Suppliers

A suspected logistics provider and courier to Islamic State of West Africa Province in Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State, identified as Usman...

Nairaland Leapfrogs Facebook on Most Visited Websites Ranking in Nigeria

Nigerian online community website, Nairaland, for the first time ever has recorded more traffic than Facebook in Nigeria. According to Alexia ranking, which is a...

Service Providers shouldn’t be Blamed for Early Depletion of Data— NCC

Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, has explained that experience of early depletion of data by telecoms consumers are...

Impeachment: I Remain Deputy Governor of Kogi State- Simon Achuba

Mr Simon Achuba has insisted that he is the Deputy Governor of Kogi State. He stated this in a telephone interview with Channels Television on...

NDDC Audit:  Reps Applaud Buhari

The Chairman, House Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC),  Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has commended President Mohammadu Buhari for the bold step to audit the...

NNPC, NISS Partner to Safeguard Oil Assets

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS) have stepped up inter-agency collaboration to contain the spate of...

Oyo Govt to Spend N8bn on Iwo-Road Interchange 

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has disclosed that about N8 billion will be spent on the expansion of Iwo-Road interchange in Ibadan, the...

We must Win War Against Drug Abuse – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said winning the war against drug abuse remains one of the critical elements of the Next Level mandate of this...

BREAKING: Yahaya Bello’s Deputy  Impeached

The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Mr Simon Achuba, has been impeached. Mr Achuba was impeached by members of the Kogi State House of Assembly...

Buhari Congratulates ‘Baba Ijebu,’ Kensington Adebutu over Chieftancy Title    

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Sir Kensington Adebukunola Adebutu on conferment of the title ‘‘Odole –Oodua’’ by His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi,...

You are a Living Legend, Symbol Of National Unity, Buhari Tells...

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), who celebrates his 85th birthday on Saturday, describing him as...

Another Petrol Tanker Explodes in Onitsha

Another petrol tanker on Friday morning caught fire at Onitsha, Anambra State,  just about 48 hours after a petrol tanker caused a fire disaster...

Job Scandal: Senate President Lawan Gets 26 FIRS Slots 

Senate President Ahmad Lawan (Yobe North) was said to have secured 26 job slots for his constituents, from the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Daily...

FG Considers New Tax on Carbonated Drinks 

The Federal Government is proposing the placement of new excise duties on carbonated drinks to help boost its revenue base. This was disclosed by the...

Afuye Commends Fayemi over Purposeful Leadership

The Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Funminiyi Afuye has commended the Governor of Ekiti of State, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi for his...

Minimum Wage: Organised Labour, FG Finally Agree on Consequential Adjustment in...

After days of intense negotiations, the Federal Government and Organised Labour have finally agreed on the percentage increase on the consequential adjustment in workers’...

Akungba Flood: University Management Intensifies Search Efforts of Missing Student

As efforts are intensified to recover a student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Miss Doyinsola Motunrayo Boluwaji, a final year student of the...

FG, States, LGs Share N693.529bn in September – FAAC

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total of N693.529 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of September. According...

We’ll Open up Calabar to Rest of the Country, Buhari Assures...

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured full Federal Government’s support for the development of the historic City of Calabar. At an audience granted His Eminence, Edidem...

Akeredolu not Hospitalised – Ondo Govt

Ondo state government has debunked the rumours that the absence of Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu from office recently is due to illness. Commissioner...

Bauchi Partners Bank of Industry to Revive Ailing Industries

Bauchi State Government is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bank of Industry targeted at reviving its comatose industries in the state. The...

Mob Attack Prevented Firefighters from Assessing Onitsha Tanker Explosion Scene— Federal...

The Controller-General, Federal Fire Service, Ibrahim Liman, has explained that men of the service who were deployed to fight the fire outbreak that resulted...

UAE Investment in Nigeria Increases by 25%

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has increased its investment portfolio in Nigeria by 25 per cent in 2019 against $1.2 billion in 2018. This was...

Buhari Orders Forensic Audit of NDDC Activities

Worried by the persistent criticisms of the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a forensic audit of...

Nigeria Plans to Start Producing Transformers by 2020

Nigeria is set on partnering with China to start producing Nigerian-made transformers by 2020. The Executive Vice Chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Engr....

No Plan to Remove Fuel Subsidy— Minister

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Silva, on Thursday assured Nigerians that the Federal Government has no immediate plan to remove fuel subsidy,...

Buhari Approves N10bn for Akanu Ibiam Airport

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved  N10 billion as intervention fund for the upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu. Buhari made this announcement...

Reps Condemns Alleged Takeover of 35,000 Hectares of Bakassi Land for...

The Honourable member representing Bakassi State constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, Dr Ekpo Ekpo Bassey has condemned the alleged takeover...

President Duterte Involved in Motorcycle Accident

Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte sustained minor injuries while riding a motorcycle on Wednesday night at the Malacanang palace complex in Manila, according to officials. “The...

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