Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Ikoyi Prisons: CG Denies Plot to Arrest Soyombo, Sets up Probe Panel on Allegations

Following the undercover investigation conducted in Ikoyi Prisons by Investigative journalist, Fisayo Soyombo, the Controller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to probe

FRSC Officials Beat Man to Death, Buried him in Shallow Grave.

Some officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) attached to Abudu outpost in Edo State have killed a man and buried his corpse in a shallow grave. The officials identified

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

Man Bagged 5-year Imprisonment for Killing Lover in Ondo

The Ondo State High court has sentenced to a 5-year imprisonment ,one Mr Ayorinde Igbasan for killing his girlfriend, identified as Tope Ajibade.The Presiding...

66 Lost Their Lives in Bauchi Road Accidents

By Bashir Hassan, Bauchi Sixty six lives were lost in Fifty six road crashes, while Four Hundred and Nine people were injured from January 2016...

Gov’s Wife Donates to People Living With Disability

BY BASHIR HASSAN, BAUCHI The wife of Bauchi State Governor, Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, on Sunday donated items worth millions of naira to physically...

Buhari, Obasanjo for South-East summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is to declare open the South-East Economic and Security Summit (SEESS), scheduled to hold in Enugu on Dec.22. Mr Tony Usidamen, the...

FRSC Bans Night Journey for Petrol Drivers

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Sunday reiterated its total ban of petroleum tanker drivers from embarking on night journeys across the country...

NUPENG to Go on Nationwide Strike, Jan 9

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG)s members would begin a three-day nationwide warning strike by Jan. 9 2017, against the...

Kano Recovers N1.150bn Cash, Property

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, has recovered more than N1.150 billion cash of movable and immovable properties between 2015 and 2016. Malam...

Boko Haram: FG Re-builds 25 Police Stations, 25 Schools in Adamawa

The Federal Government on Sunday said it had rebuilt and renovated no fewer than 25 police stations and 25 schools destroyed by the Boko...

130 Power Transmission Projects Abandoned Since 2002 – TCN Official

Dr Atiku Abubakar, Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), on Sunday said that about 130 power transmission projects have been abandoned across the...

18 Farmers Hacked to Death in Taraba Community

At least 18 farmers are believed to have been hacked to death by unknown assailants at Dan-anacha in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba...

2017 Budget is Over-ambitious – Dr Usman

A lecturer in Kaduna State University, Dr. Usman Mohammed has described the 2017 budget presented to the National Assembly as over-ambitious, when placed against...

Bayelsa Catches 5000 Ghost Workers

Bayelsa Government on Saturday said it had fished out 5,000 ghost workers from its payroll. Dr David Ala-Peter, Chief Accountant, the office of Special Adviser,...

Nigeria’s Current Humanitarian Crises, a Major Challenge to NEMA- DG

Mr Muhammad Sani-Sidi, Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),  says the major challenge of the agency is how to respond to the...

Yuletide: Army Urges Nigerians to Pray for Soldiers Fighting in Northeast

The 81 Division General Officer Commanding (GOC), Nigerian Army, Lagos has urged  Nigerians to pray more for the soldiers fighting in the North East...

President Buhari Lauds ECOWAS’s Adoption of Single Biometric Identity Card

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended member countries of the ECOWAS for adopting single biometric identity card meant to facilitate free movement of persons within...

Norway Gives $11.5m to Northeast States -UNICEF

Norway has donated $11.5 million approximately N3.6 billion to improve basic education, support girls and women who have been victims of sexual violence by...

Youth Urge Senate to Rescind Rejection of Magu

The Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), Lagos State Chapter has called  on the Senate to rescind its decision on Mr Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman of...

Don Advocates Synergy among Stakeholders to Sustain Varsities.

By 'Yomi Ayeleso, Akure. A Professor of Economic History, Prof Olukoya Ogen, has advocated the cooperation of all stakeholders, including parents, students, and alumni to...

Drama as Rivers Police Command Shut Own Door on Wike

There was drama yesterday as Rivers Police Command shut own door on the state Governor, Nyesom Wike while leading a motley crowd of protesters...

UNICEF Tasks Journalists on Child Rights Reportage

By Bashir Hassan, Bauchi The Chief of UNICEF D Field office Bauchi, Abdullahi Kaikai, has called on journalists and media organizations to see violation of...

FG’s Relief Materials for IDPs Distributed in Bauchi

By Bashir Hassan, Bauchi. Distribution of relief materials donated by the Federal Government to Internally Displaced People(IDP) in Bauchi have commenced by the committee set...

Jigawa Govt Grants N133m Scholarships for 53 Foreign Students

The Jigawa Government says it has paid N133 million as scholarships for 53 students studying in Egypt and Sudan. The Executive secretary of the state...

Battered wife, 24, Cries to Court for Dissolution of 7-Year-Old Marriage

A 24-year-old woman, Aminat Ibrahim, on Thursday approached a Lagos Island Customary Court for the dissolution of her seven-year-old marriage over constant battery. The mother...

Zamfara Farmers Record Bountiful Harvest — AFAN

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) on Thursday said farmers in Zamfara recorded a bumper-harvest in the 2016 wet-season farming. The Vice-Chairman of the...

NAFDAC Raids Market, Stores in Lagos

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) on Thursday raided some stores and markets in Lagos to rid them of unregistered and...

Why Gov Bindow Moved Council Meetings to Rural Areas

The Adamawa Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, says Gov. Muhammadu Bindow decided to move weekly executive council meetings to rural areas...

ExxonMobil Shuts Lagos Headquarters

The Lagos headquarters of U.S. oil major, ExxonMobil has been shut, following a standoff with blue-collar oil unions over the sacking of 150 ExxonMobil...

Enugu Guber Tussle: Court Reserves Judgment

The Court of Appeal Abuja has reserved judgment on a suit challenging the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Enugu State governorship primary that produced Gov....

Nigeria, Algeria Partner to Defeat Terrorism

Nigeria and Algeria have expressed commitment to strengthening  cooperation in order to ensure the defeat of terrorism on the continent.Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi...

Husband Sacks Wife over Phone Scrutiny

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday dissolved the two-year-old marriage between Andrew Epu and his wife, Tina, over wife’s constant checking of...

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