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NDDC cancels N200 billion contracts

NDDC cancels N200 billion contracts Enmeshed in a soaring debt profile, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has repudiated contracts worth N200 billion in an on-going reform being carried out by its new management. The organisation has also embarked on streamlining, restructuring and verifying the huge debt as well as the more than 10,000 contracts it...... more

Police captures 10 suspected cultists in Lagos

Police captures 10 suspected cultists in Lagos The Olosan Division of the Lagos State Police Command on Friday said it had arrested 10 suspected cultists terrorising the Mushin area of the state. The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Olosan, CSP Adekunle Omisakin, confirmed the arrests to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Mushin, saying that the suspects were...... more

Anambra Guber Polls: Monitoring Group panics over voter apathy, deploys observers

Anambra Guber Polls: Monitoring Group panics over voter apathy, deploys observers  A civil rights organisation, Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) on Friday expressed worry over voter apathy towards the Anambra State governorship election, saying there may be a reduction in the number of voters. The pessimism is coming less than 24 hours to the election which, observers believe will be a determining factor...... more

Murtala Foundation steps in to rescue sick Chibok girls as FG fails to pay medical bills

Murtala Foundation steps in to rescue sick Chibok girls as FG fails to pay medical bills A group of injured and sick Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram will be supported by a Nigerian charity to get the treatment they need, after the girls’ parents said the government had failed to help them to pay their medical bills. But campaigners said they were concerned about the health...... more

Buhari working wonders despite inheriting empty purse — Lai Mohammed

Buhari working wonders despite inheriting empty purse — Lai Mohammed The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Buhari Administration, despite a terrible economic downturn and an empty purse foisted on it by those who monumentally mismanaged the economy. In his remarks at the launch of a book chronicling the administration’s achievements in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister...... more

Why we arrested Ex-SGF Pius Anyim — EFCC

Why we arrested Ex-SGF Pius Anyim — EFCC The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that Anyim was being held over an “ongoing investigation”. Uwujaren...... more

ICPC seeks to prosecute corruption cases in federal high courts, others

ICPC seeks to prosecute corruption cases in federal high courts, others The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has proposed to the National Assembly for an expansion of its options of courts for the prosecution of corruption cases to include federal high courts. This was contained in a memorandum it presented to the House of Representatives Committee on Anti-Corruption...... more

Umahi admits irregularities in attorney-general’s appointment

Umahi admits irregularities in attorney-general’s appointment Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Friday admitted that the first appointment of Mr Cletus Ofoke as the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice was fraught with irregularities. The governor made the clarification while swearing-in the Attorney-General in Abakaliki. According to Umahi, the state government discovered some irregularities in Ofoke’s...... more

Former Delta INEC official on trial over alleged N112m bribe

Former Delta INEC official on trial over alleged N112m bribe Justice E.O Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State, on Thursday commencformer official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Fidelia Omoile, who is facing trial on a one- count charge bordering on bribery to the tune of N112,480,000. Omoile was a former INEC official in the...... more

Judge’s ill health stalls judgement on 10 labour suits

Judge’s ill health stalls judgement on 10 labour suits Contrary to the decision of Justice Isele to deliver 10 judgement on labour related matters on November 16, the judge did not sit. The Industrial court judge was said to be down with an undisclosed ailments which also necessitated the last adjournment on November 10, 2017. With the latest adjournment, the...... more

Intersociety tackles IPOB over Anambra governorship polls •Mobilises for large turnout of voters

Intersociety tackles IPOB over Anambra governorship polls •Mobilises for large turnout of voters The Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) on Thursday stepped up its advocacy for Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State, urging registered voters to come out in large numbers to cast their ballot. The frontline rights group, in a statement issued in Onitsha, restated its vehement...... more

Hope rises for Nigerians sentenced to death by stoning, amputation

Hope rises for Nigerians sentenced to death by stoning, amputation Inmates sentenced to amputation of limbs or stoning to death under the Sharia legal system in Bauchi State will soon know their fates as team of lawyers are studying their cases with a view to fashioning out appropriate legal avenues that will bring to an end their prolonged incarceration. This was...... more

Boko Haram raids Adamawa communities

Boko Haram raids Adamawa communities Adamawa State Governor, Muhammed Jibrilla Bindow, has confirmed that Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday attacked Sabon Gari and Kafin Hausa villages in Madagali Local Government Area of the state, resulting in many deaths and injuries to others. The governor disclosed this in Yola on Thursday but said the casualties had not...... more

Senate to begin consideration of 2018 Budget next week

Senate to begin consideration of 2018 Budget next week The Senate has assured that it would begin the consideration of the general principles of the 2018 budget proposal next week. Making the announcement, at the commencement of Thursday’s plenary, Senate President Bukola Saraki, called on his colleagues who intend to make contributions to write their names. He said the debate...... more

Delta State Executive Council approves establishment of Agro-Industrial Park

Delta State Executive Council approves establishment of Agro-Industrial Park The Delta State Executive Council has approved the establishment of an agro-industrial park at Aboh Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area. Also approved is the construction of Ayakoromo Bridge across River Forcados in Burutu Local Government Area. The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, said yesterday that the approvals...... more

Veritas University set for Peace Conference, poised to become Nigeria’s intellectual power house

Veritas University set for Peace Conference, poised to become Nigeria’s intellectual power house  Veritas University, Abuja – otherwise known as The Catholic University of Nigeria – aims to be an intellectual power house in Nigeria, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mike Kwanashie, has declared. He made the declaration while addressing a crowded press conference in Abuja Thursday to give details of the Conference on Peace and...... more

Business man docked for importing fake olive oil, unwholesome processed foods

Business man docked for importing fake olive oil, unwholesome processed foods An Onitsha-based businessman, Okey Joseph Okeke a.k.a Big Fish, has been arraigned at the Federal High Court Awka on three-count charges of importing and selling unwholesome processed foods, including Goya Extra Virgin Cooking Oil and Olivia Cooking Vegetable Oil, among others. In a charge sheet number FHC/Awk/C/88/17 before Justice I.N. Oweibo,...... more

UNIAFRICA postpones scholarship exam ‎‎

UNIAFRICA postpones scholarship exam  ‎‎ Authorities of the University of Africa (UNIAFRICA), Toru-Orua and the Bayelsa State scholarship board‎ have postponed the scholarship exam slated for this Saturday, November 18, 2017. According to a joint statement by the university and the board, the new date for the exam is now Saturday, November 25, 2017.  The statement...... more

Visa fraudster arraigned, remanded in EFCC custody

Visa fraudster arraigned, remanded in EFCC custody The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arraigned one Adekola Tunde before Justice M.A. Dauda of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, on a five-count charge bordering on forgery and use of fraudulent documents. The offence is contrary to Section 363 (1) and (2) of the Criminal Law...... more

Anambra Polls: 221 policemen and officers to protect Obiano

Anambra Polls: 221 policemen and officers to protect Obiano Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State, 221 Police Officers and Men including the ADC and CSO have been attached to the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, for his personal and office protection. CSP Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer in a statement on Thursday gave the details as...... more

Dangote quarry sealed over N1.5bn tax default

Dangote quarry sealed over N1.5bn tax default The Osun State Board of Internal Revenue Service (OIRS) on Thursday sealed a Dangote quarry located at Ajebandele, Ayedaade Local Government Area. The tax enforcement team, which was led by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tax and Revenue Matters, Barrister Gbenga Akano and OIRS officials, arrived at the quarry...... more

13 customers win N15 million cash prizes in Fidelity Bank promo

  13 customers win N15 million cash prizes in Fidelity Bank promo Thirteen customers of Fidelity Bank Plc on Thursday won N15 million in its “Get Alert in Million” Promo Reloaded. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 11 lucky bank customers won N1 million each, while two others went home with N2 million grand prizes. Speaking at the second draw of...... more

Nigeria to sign MoU with Boeing, Airbus over national carrier

  Nigeria to sign MoU with Boeing, Airbus over national carrier  The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika says that the Federal Government is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Boeing on the establishment of a national carrier for Nigeria. Sirika, in his tweet on his handle, @hadisirika on Thursday said the MoU would be signed during...... more

Police in mass arrest of suspected criminals in Edo

Police in mass arrest of suspected criminals in Edo The Police Command in Edo says it has arrested 104 suspects including three killers of Prof. Paul Otasowie of the University of Benin. The Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo disclosed this on Thursday in Benin while briefing newsmen on the command’s achievements within the last three weeks. Kokumo said of the...... more

WAIFEM boss warns African leaders about dangers of unemployment

WAIFEM boss warns African leaders about dangers of unemployment African leaders have been advised to address the issues of rising unemployment, rising poverty, widening inequality and deterioration in the provision of social services to its citizens. Akpan Ekpo, Director General, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management, WAIFEM, said that with the rising challenges, leadership in Africa could not...... more

Court grants interim order restraining Senate from investigating IGP

  Court grants interim order restraining Senate from investigating IGP An Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi on Thursday granted an interim order restraining the leadership of the Senate from investigating the Inspector-General of the Nigerian Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris. Justice Abba-Bello Mohammed granted the application of an interim injunction pending the hearing of the substantive suit of breach...... more

4 arraigned over Anambra church massacre

  4 arraigned over Anambra church massacre Four suspects were on Thursday arraigned before an Anambra State Magistrate Court sitting at Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area over alleged involvement in the killings of about 13 persons at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, on August 6. Those arraigned were Vincent Ike, 57, Onyebuchi Mbanefo (46), Great Chinedu Akpunonu (44),...... more

Hajj 2018: Civil society demands reduction of minimum deposit to N300,000 per month

Hajj 2018: Civil society demands reduction of minimum deposit to N300,000 per month Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), a civil society organisation, has called on state pilgrims boards to reduce the minimum deposit for 2018 hajj fare to N300,000 per month to allow low income earners cope with the instalmental payment. Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board had on Wednesday commenced the registration of intending...... more

It will be yet another day of sun, haze, clouds and thunderstorms, says NiMet

  It will be yet another day of sun, haze, clouds and thunderstorms, says NiMet The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has made the following predictions about the country’s weather condition for Friday, November 17, 2017: NORTHERN STATES: Sunny and hazy conditions are expected over this region throughout the forecast period. Day and night temperature values are expected to be in the range of 37 – 39℃ and...... more

One quarter of Nigerian teenagers sexually active: Studies

One quarter of Nigerian teenagers sexually active: Studies Current studies indicate that about one-quarter of Nigerian adolescents are sexually active, with the age of sexual debut ranging from 10 to 15 years, according to an NGO, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI 2). Dr Omasanjuwa Edun, Lagos State Team Leader, NURHI 2, made the assertion at a meeting...... more

 

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