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Lai Mohammed mourns Adebayo Faleti, calls him a colossus in his time

Lai Mohammed mourns Adebayo Faleti, calls him a colossus in his time The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the death of renowned author, poet, broadcaster and actor, Pa Adebayo Faleti, as a huge loss to the country’s creative sector in particular and to the entire nation in general. In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, the Minister...... more

Nigerian academic ambassador Ademola Oluwaranti wins British excellence award

Nigerian academic ambassador Ademola Oluwaranti wins British excellence award Ademola Samuel Oluwaranti, a Nigerian academic lecturing at the Botswana Accountancy College (The Botswana Business School), Gaborone, has won a coveted award for academic excellence in Britain. Mr. Oluwaranti, Senior Lecturer & Assistant Programme Leader, Entrepreneurship & Business Leadership at Botswana Accountancy College (BAC), was recently honoured as an inspirational teacher...... more

Power play in Aso Rock: Osinbajo vs Buhari’s men •Vital documents kept away from Osinbajo — Presidency source

Power play in Aso Rock: Osinbajo vs Buhari’s men •Vital documents kept away from Osinbajo — Presidency source Intense power play between President Muhammadu Buhari’s men and loyalists of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is crippling governance in the country, according to presidency sources. Though it was learnt that President Buhari, who is currently in the United Kingdom (UK) on medical vacation, had instructed the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari,...... more

Magu, Governors shun anti-corruption rally

Magu, Governors shun anti-corruption rally Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, as well as Governors of Nasarawa, Umaru Tanko Almakura; Plateau, Simon Lalong; Kwara, Abdufatah Ahmed; Benue, Samuel Ortom; Kogi, Yahaya Bello and Niger, Abubkar Sani Bello, were on Sunday conspicuously absent from the anti-corruption rally for the North Central...... more

Workers seek sack of CAC management over contracts scam

Workers seek sack of CAC management over contracts scam Striking workers of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) have called on the Federal Government to dismiss members of the management team of the commission over issues bordering on alleged inflation of contracts sum and other acts of corruption. The workers, under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service,...... more

NUT chief seeks recruitment of indigenous language teachers to fill vacancies in Unity schools

NUT chief seeks recruitment of indigenous language teachers to fill vacancies in Unity schools Mr Nwankwo Ndukwu, Publicity Secretary, Rivers chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), has urged the Federal Government to recruit indigenous language teachers to fill vacancies in Unity Secondary Schools. Ndukwu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Port Harcourt that many indigenous language teachers in the...... more

Miyyetti Allah to challenge Taraba grazing ban in court

Miyyetti Allah to challenge Taraba grazing ban in court The Taraba State branch of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has rejected the law banning grazing in the state, saying it will challenge the ban in court. Reacting over the passage of the executive bill banning grazing in the state by the state House of Assembly last...... more

Lagos State Government sets up ultra-modern abattoir at Ajegunle

Lagos State Government sets up ultra-modern abattoir at Ajegunle The Lagos State Government has restated its commitment to upgrade all abattoirs in the state to befit global standard with the construction of a new ultra-modern slaughter slab at Ajegunle in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area. The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau, who disclosed this in his office stated that...... more

Suicide bombers attack IDP camps in Borno

Suicide bombers attack IDP camps in Borno At about 11:20 pm yesterday night two suicide bombers (a male and female) detonated their improvised explosive device at Dalori 1 Internally Displaced Persons ( IDP) camp leading to the death of three IDPs while seventeen others were injured.  Another incident occurred at Dalori 2 IDP camp where a suicide bomber...... more

Army redeploys 52 generals, 597 other officers in major shake-up

Army redeploys 52 generals, 597 other officers in major shake-up The Nigerian Army redeployed, cancelled or amended postings of seven major generals, 45 brigadier generals and 597 other officers last week, in one of its most far-reaching shake-up exercises in recent years, PREMIUM TIMES reported yesterday evening. The online paper said that no reasons were readily cited for the new postings...... more

Buhari, APC leaders eat lunch in London •He is closely monitoring developments at home: Okorocha

Buhari, APC leaders eat lunch in London •He is closely monitoring developments at home: Okorocha President Muhammadu Buhari ate lunch in London on Sunday with visiting governors and leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Presidency revealed last night. Buhari has been away from Nigeria for over two months on his latest medical vacation. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity),...... more

14 killed in auto crash on Ife-Ibadan Expressway

14 killed in auto crash on Ife-Ibadan Expressway Fourteen persons yesterday lost their lives in a fatal motor accident along Ife-Ibadan Expressway. It was gathered that the victims were burnt beyond recognition in the accident which occurred at Moremi Estate Junction, Opposite Energy Filling Station, along Ibadan-Ife Road early yesterday morning. The accident involved an 18-passenger Urvan commercial bus...... more

Govt. moves to regulate social media

Govt. moves to regulate social media The National Council on Information (NCI) has recommended the “setting up of a Council to regulate the use of social media in Nigeria.” The recommendation is contained in a communique issued at the end of Extraordinary Meeting of NCI on Hate Speeches, Fake News and National Unity held on Friday in...... more

Shettima orders recruitment of 300 graduates

Shettima orders recruitment of 300 graduates The Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima has directed the state Civil Service Commission to commence procedures for the recruitment of 300 unemployed graduates of various fields from the 27 Local Government Areas of the state. Governor Shettima revealed the directive while presenting certificates to 10 youths sponsored by the state...... more

MASSOB raps Fayose, demands release of Igbo traders detained in Ekiti

MASSOB raps Fayose, demands release of Igbo traders detained in Ekiti The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) on Sunday accused the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose of backing the arrest and detention of some Igbo traders resident in the state in December 2016. MASSOB, in a statement made available to the media in Awka and...... more

Mambilla killings: Group calls for state of emergency in Taraba State

Mambilla killings: Group calls for state of emergency in Taraba State The Centre for Human and People’s Rights Advocacy in collaboration with Taraba Concerned Citizens Forum are calling on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in Taraba State as a way of ensuring that peace is finally restored in the Mambilla Plateau. The group made this call during a...... more

Investor relocates N3.6bn project from Calabar to Abuja

  Investor relocates N3.6bn project from Calabar to Abuja A  N3.6 billion business and leisure development park, known as ‘The Arena’ would soon be built in Abuja to host about 10,000-vendor international trade fair, originally designed to be executed in Calabar, Cross River State. Chief Executive Officer of CLIQIT and the arrowhead of the promoters, Mr. Gerald Konwea told Economic Confidential in...... more

Rains expected today over Ibadan, Abeokuta, Lagos, Akure, Enugu, Owerri, Onitsha, Calabar, Uyo, Port Harcourt and Eket

Rains expected today over Ibadan, Abeokuta, Lagos, Akure, Enugu, Owerri, Onitsha, Calabar, Uyo, Port Harcourt and Eket The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has made the following predictions about the country’s weather condition for today, Monday, July 24, 2017: NORTHERN STATES: Cloudy morning is expected across this region. In the afternoon/evening, Kano, Gusau, Katsina, Yelwa and Sokoto are expected to have thunderstorms. Day and night temperature values are expected...... more

Rainy season will not stop our projects delivery, Wike assures

Rainy season will not stop our projects delivery, Wike assures   Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that the rainy season would not stop his administration’s delivery of critical projects. Speaking after inspecting ongoing projects in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas, the Governor said that the state government should engage first class contractors for key projects because of...... more

Amosun mourns veteran broadcaster and actor Adebayo Faleti

Amosun mourns veteran broadcaster and actor Adebayo Faleti   Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has described as sad the death of veteran broadcaster and actor, Pa Adebayo Faleti. The Governor described Faleti, who died at the age of 86, as a zealous  promoter of culture, noting that his works would always be cherished. Amosun also stated that the...... more

UK to invest in Nigeria’s energy sector

UK to invest in Nigeria’s energy sector Britain has expressed its readiness to invest in pipeline infrastructure, renewable energy, gas and power of the Nigerian oil and gas industry. British High Commissioner, Mr. Paul Arkwright, made this promise when the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, visited the Chancery...... more

NIMASA commences 24-hour turnaround time for issuing debit notes

NIMASA commences 24-hour turnaround time for issuing debit notes The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Sunday announced the commencement of a 24-hour turnaround time for analysing cargo manifests and issuing Debit Notes to shipping agents. NIMASA Spokesman Isichei Osamgbi said in a statement that this is in compliance with the presidential directive on the resumption of 24-hour...... more

Military to de-radicalise 43 surrendered Boko Haram insurgents

Military to de-radicalise 43 surrendered Boko Haram insurgents Forty-three Boko Haram insurgents who recently surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole were on Saturday airlifted to join other surrendered insurgents in Gombe “where they are to immediately commence a de-radicalisation and rehabilitation programme under the auspices of Operation Safe Corridor.” Deputy Director Public Relations Theatre Command, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu,...... more

Kidnapped Lagos schoolboys will return, Osinbajo assures

Kidnapped Lagos schoolboys will return, Osinbajo assures Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has urged parents and guardians of the kidnapped Lagos School boys not to lose hope on the return of their wards. This is even as he assured that the Federal Government in collaboration with state authorities are working tirelessly to ensure their safe return. On May...... more

NAF graduates 1,928 newly recruits

NAF graduates 1,928 newly recruits  The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday graduated 1,928 recruits, who have just successfully completed the Basic Military Training Course (BMTC) at the NAF’s Military Training Centre, Kaduna. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who was the Reviewing Officer and Guest of Honour during the colourful...... more

NNPC pensioners cry out over unpaid claims

NNPC pensioners cry out over unpaid claims Frustrated by the non-payment of their entitlements in the last 10 years members of the Retired Staff Association of the NNPC on Sunday called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to come to their rescue. Vice-Chairman of the Lagos State branch of the pensioners association, Femi Johnson, while briefing newsmen on Sunday...... more

Flooding: Lagos Govt. serves quit notice, to demolish properties in Dolphin Estate, Osborne Foreshore Estate, Ikoyi, Osapa London, Lekki, etc

Flooding: Lagos Govt. serves quit notice, to demolish properties in Dolphin Estate, Osborne Foreshore Estate, Ikoyi, Osapa London, Lekki, etc The Lagos State Government on Sunday ordered owners of properties erected on drainage channels and impeding the free-flow of water to immediately vacate or risk being removed. The Government, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, expressed dismay that the lawless activities of some people...... more

Dickson hailed over choice of VC, Dean for UNIAFRICA

Dickson hailed over choice of VC, Dean for UNIAFRICA The Commissioner of Education in Bayelsa State, Elder Markson Fefegha has commended Governor Henry Seriake Dickson for the appointing Prof. Christian Daniel Jacobs as Vice Chancellor of University of Africa, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa, and Dr. Ghalib Fahad as Dean, School of Foundation Studies of the university. According to him, choice of the...... more

Police breaks into Boko Haram hideout, captures 5 •More terrorists surrender to troops

Police breaks into Boko Haram hideout, captures 5 •More terrorists surrender to troops Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force in Kano state have busted a hideout of Boko Haram group and arrested five suspects. The suspects include three males and two females. It was gathered that two of the suspects were first arrested with an AK47 magazine at Gwagwarwa area in the metropolis, who...... more

More trouble for Diezani Alison-Madueke in America

More trouble for Diezani Alison-Madueke in America A former US State Department Nigeria specialist, Mathew Page, has suggested that a US civil forfeiture case to seize $144 million of assets from two cronies of Diezani Alison-Madueke, may just be the start of her legal troubles with America. US Justice Department last week filed an asset recovery case in...... more

 

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