Sunday, September 27, 2020

FG Meets Labour Sunday 7pm to Avert Planned Monday Strike

A meeting of federal government and organized labour scheduled to hold Monday at 3pm has been brought forward to Sunday evening in hopes of averting labour’s planned nationwide strike to

FlashBack: Obaseki’s Re-election, Arotile’s Immortalisation, Kogi, Lagos Tragedy and Other Highlights From Last Week

The re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State as well as events that followed it dominated the media last week. Late Tolulope Arotile was immortalised last week by the

One Dies, Three Sustain Injuries in Lagos Auto Crash

One person has lost his life while three persons sustained various degrees of injuries in a road crash that happened in Ikoyi, Lagos State in the early hours of Sunday.

FG mulls policy on zero rating for educational websites

Federal Government says it is considering a new National Policy for zero rating on educational websites to allow for consumption of contents without charges, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19,

UFC: After Costa Knockout Victory, Adesanya Calls out Cannonier

Nigerian-born Israel Adesanya has called out Jared Cannonier as his next opponent after his second-round knockout victory over Brazilian Paculo Costa to retain his UFC middleweight title in Abu Dhabi.

Man United Snatch Dramatic Winner Against Brighton

A dramatic injury-time penalty gave Manchester United victory at Brighton and their first three points of the season in a stunning game at Amex Stadium. A match packed full of

Amidst VAR Controversy, Madrid Beat Betis in 5-Goal Thriller

Real Madrid won a five-goal thriller with Real Betis in La Liga as the video assistant referee took centre stage. Federico Valverde put Madrid ahead from close range but Aissa

Nigeria’s Adesanya Knocks out Costa in Second Round, Retains UFC Title

Nigerian-born UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, retained his title with a second-round knockout of Brazilian Paulo Costa. The win was his 20th career MMA victory. There was less action in

Attack on Zulum: Buhari Urges Leadership of Security Agencies to Check Sabotage

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the ambush on the entourage of Governor Umar Babagana Zulum of Borno State, which led to the death of security men and some operatives of

Man Kills 70 Year-Old Father in heaven with Shovel in Anambra

One Chisom Ogum on Saturday allegedly killed his 70-year old father, Christopher Ogum, in Anambra State. According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, the incident happened at

Rivers Amnesty: Crime and Criminality on the Decline

Great Owhor, President of Ikwerre Political Forum, said  the granting of amnesty to militants and cultists had reduced crime and criminality in Rivers State.Owhor...

NGF Gets $2m Grant From Bill Gates Foundation to Boost States’...

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) on Thursday in Abuja said it was going to assist the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) with a...

Reps to Reduce Powers of Court of Appeal President

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday commenced the process of conferring exclusive power to appoint chairmen and members of National and State Houses of...

Bukola Saraki’s Man, Bolaji Abdullahi, Emerges APC’s Spokesperson.

 Bolaji Abdullahi, a former Minister of Sports in the Goodluck Jonathan administration, has emerged the new national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress...

‘Stop diverting attention to attacks on Elrufai’ – Group Tells Shehu...

The last may not have been seen of the raging battle between Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central and the party Excos at his...

ONDO PDP CRISIS: Poroye summons Mimiko,Jegede others

The last may not have been heard in the crisis rocking the Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the faction...

Nyako Trial: FG Seeks to Tender Documents of Over 30 Bank...

The Federal Government on Wednesday sought to tender documents of over 30 bank accounts in evidence against former Gov. Muritala Nyako and seven others...

NNPC Boss Solicits Oba of Benin’s Support for Protection of Oil...

Dr. Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has urged the  Oba of Benin, Oba  Ewuare II, to...

Zungeru Hydro Power Dam : Bello Sets Up 24-Man Committee on...

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger on Wednesday set up a 24-man Committee on the compensation of communities that were affected by  the construction of...

Hausa Speakers in Nigeria Now 120m – Communique

The population of Hausa speakers in Nigeria has reached about 120 million, a colloquium has said.This was contained in a communiqué issued on Thursday...

DPR Urges Cooking Gas Retailers to Get License Before January 2017

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Thursday urged retailers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) (cooking gas), to get license before January 2017.Mr Etukudo...

Safe School Initiative Records Success in Adamawa, Yet to Take Off...

The Safe School Initiative has recorded some success in Adamawa with improvement in school enrolment in the state. About 800 students have so far been...

Electricity Consumers Decry Power Outage, High Bills in Malumfashi

Electricity consumers in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State have decried the epileptic electricity supply by the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO). They told...

OPEC Agrees to Cut Production by 1.2mb/p, Exempts Nigeria

After seven hours of deliberation, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to reduce oil production by around 1.2 million barrels per...

Enugu State Council of NUJ Plans To Establish Library to Boost...

The Enugu State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has appealed to philanthropists to help the union to establish library in the...

Recession: Government Must Deepen Investment in Infrastructure, Agriculture- Expert

An Economic expert, Mr Leonard Ugbajah, says the quickest way out of recession was for government at all levels to deepen investment in infrastructure and agricultural development...

NCC Suspends Proposed Price Hike in Data Tariff

By Dayo Williams, Abuja. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has suspended its proposed price hike in data tariff by telecommunications service providers, initially billed...

Senator Shehu Sani Goes Ballistic; Blasts Governor Nasir El-rufai.

In what seemed a continuation of the war of attrition between Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State and the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial...

Mrs Sally Mbanefo, DG, NTDC, Sacked.

The federal government has removed the Director General of Nigerian Tourism and Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs Sally Mbanefo, from office.In a letter dated November...

Customs Chief Urges Experts to Develop Legal Framework on Border Insecurity

The Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali has urged experts from West and Central Africa to develop a framework, to address insecurity at...

Buhari, Tinubu Not at Loggerheads – Presidency Spox

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, has dismissed insinuation that President Muhammadu Buhari  and the APC...

U.S. Disbursed 3.4bn Dollars to Nigeria HIV/AIDS Response — Envoy

The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, on Tuesday said that the U.S. Government had disbursed over 3.4 billion dollars to support the Nigerian HIV/AIDS response.The...

Diversification: Panacea for Resolving FX Shortage in Long Run, Says Expert

A Financial Analyst, Mr Emmanuel Eze, has said that if the diversification of the economy is appropriately implemented, it could resolve the nation’s foreign...

ONDO PDP SUSPENDS POROYE,21 OTHERS

By 'Yomi Ayeleso, Akure. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, has announced the suspension of 22 of its members over what they described...

ONDO PDP SUSPENDS POROYE,21 OTHERS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, has announced the suspension of 22 of its members over what they described 'gross anti- party...

Bayelsa State Earned N11.07b as Revenue in September

By Akpekwu Imbufe Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral John Jonah (Rtd), weekend, said, in spite of the economic recession, Bayelsa state earned a gross...

Wike Doubts Integrity of SARS as Police Deploys 600

Akpekwu Imbufe (bureau Chief, Southsouth) When the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, visited Buguma ,Monday, on a flag-off of the rehabilitation of a General...

Freed Inmates Get Starter Packs after Training

By Bashir Hassan, Bauchi 36 freed inmates trained in various skills have received starter kits to enable them carry out the trades they were trained...

197 IDPs in Benin to Register for NECO, GCE, NATEC Exams

The  Coordinator of  IDP Camp in Uhogua, Benin, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, says more than 197 IDPs in the camp are sitting for this year’s...

Legislative Aide Dies at National Assembly complex

A Senior Legislative Assistant with the National Assembly, Mr Abubakar Doki on Monday collapsed and died in the National Assembly premises.The deceased who was...

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