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Dickson hails Bayelsa workers, promises improved welfare

Dickson hails Bayelsa workers, promises improved welfare As workers in Bayelsa State join their counterparts around the world to celebrate the 2017 International Workers Day, often referred to as May Day, Governor Seriake Dickson has restated his administration’s desire to improve on their welfare. This he says is key in order to encourage them to be more productive...... more

Workers driving force of Nigeria economy, says Okowa

Workers driving force of Nigeria economy, says Okowa Delta State Governor Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has described Nigerian workers as “the driving force” of the country’s development due to their priceless contributions. In a statement on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, in Asaba to mark the 2017 Workers’ Day celebration, Okowa praised the resilience and commitment...... more

Oyo: Polio immunisation to hold May 6-9

Oyo: Polio immunisation to hold May 6-9 The Oyo State Government says the second round of National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs) will hold from May 6 to May 9 across the state. Dr Azeez Adeduntan, the State Commissioner of Health, announced the dates on Sunday in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the first round of the...... more

Adesina calls for global focus on Africa’s rural poverty

Adesina calls for global focus on Africa’s rural poverty The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for urgent action to end rural poverty in Africa. He spoke at a conference on the future of the rural world in Berlin, Germany, where in 1884, Africa was partitioned by European colonialists. “We must pay particular attention...... more

NEMA makes U-Turn on closure of Borno IDP camps

NEMA makes U-Turn on closure of Borno IDP camps The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said that the planned closure of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno by May 29 was no longer feasible. Mr Muhammad Kanar, the NEMA North East Coordinator stated on this Sunday while speaking with newsmen in Maiduguri. Kanar said that IDPs whose communities had been liberated...... more

Saraki commends Nigerian workers

Saraki commends Nigerian workers The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has described Nigerian workers as the pillars and driving force of the nation in view of their invaluable contributions to national development. Saraki made this known in a message signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja at...... more

Leave Adoke alone, CLO tells EFCC

Leave Adoke alone, CLO tells EFCC The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop what it called the persecution of former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke. CLO said in a press statement signed by Halima Ibrahim, National Treasurer and Micheal Obokhale, Deputy Head, National Expansion,...... more

Host communities deserve 1 percent royalty — Peterside

Host communities deserve 1 percent royalty — Peterside An entrepreneur, Mr Atedo Peterside, has urged the Federal Government to reserve one per cent royalty to host communities of oil and other mining and mineral activities. Peterside made the submission at the 2017 Ist Quarterly Dinner of Kings College Old Boys’ Association Abuja Branch (KCOBA). Delivering a paper entitled, ‘Evolving...... more

Osun State Government probes Senator Adeleke’s death

Osun State Government probes Senator Adeleke’s death The State Government of Osun on Sunday announced that it is setting up an inquest to unravel the circumstances surrounding the recent death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke “in order to put the record straight on his death.” A government statement on the issue berated disgruntled elements who stirred up hatred and...... more

Nigerian Air Force to start oxygen production

Nigerian Air Force to start oxygen production The Nigerian Air Force says it is set to begin mass production of oxygen for domestic and other uses before the end of 2017. Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff, stated this on Sunday during a routine inspection of some on-going expansion works at the Nigerian Air force...... more

Police arrests driver for supplying fuel, food to Boko Haram

Police arrests driver for supplying fuel, food to Boko Haram The Police Command in Borno said on Sunday that it had arrested a driver, Malam Modu Mustapha, suspected to be purchasing fuel and food items for Boko Haram insurgents. Mr Damian Chukwu, the Commissioner of Police in the state, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the suspect was...... more

Ex-Governor Sule Lamido arrested in Kano

Ex-Governor Sule Lamido arrested in Kano The police in Kano on Sunday arrested the immediate past governor of Jigawa, Alhaji Sule Lamido. A reliable source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that Lamido was arrested for allegedly inciting his supporters to stop the conduct of state’s upcoming local council polls. NAN reports that the...... more

CLO raises alarm over collapsing bridges in Anambra

CLO raises alarm over collapsing bridges in Anambra It was in the “Nite of a Thousand Laffs” series owned by movie maker, Opa Williams that  a comedian once blurted out that the “difference between plantain chips and kpekere, lies in the packaging”. Such is the actual scenario in Anambra under the Obiano administration. While the outsiders hail the “unprecedented”...... more

Buhari healthy enough for a second term — Amaechi

Buhari healthy enough for a second term — Amaechi Ill-health and his limited activities notwithstanding, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari “is fit enough” to stand for re-election, the country’s transport minister has said. Rotimi Amaechi, a former governor of Rivers State, one of the oil-rich states in the Niger Delta and currently of the two so-called super ministers in Buhari’s cabinet,...... more

New NEPZA MD unfolds plans to create 6 industrial cities

New NEPZA MD unfolds plans to create 6 industrial cities The newly appointed Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Hon. Emmanuel Jime, will on Tuesday continue with his fact-finding/familiarisation of tours of Free Trade Zones (FTZs) in the country. This is just as the new managing director has disclosed that NEPZA plans to establish six Pilot Industrial Cities...... more

Nigeria loses $850m to gas flaring: DPR

Nigeria loses $850m to gas flaring: DPR The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said that Nigeria, the ninth largest gas producing nation in the world, lost over 850 million dollars to gas flaring in 2015. Mrs Pat Maseli, Deputy Director, Head, Upstream, DPR, gave the statistics at the just concluded 10th Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil and Gas Conference...... more

Workers’ Day: Ajimobi to clear salary arrears

Workers’ Day: Ajimobi to clear salary arrears Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has promised to spare no effort in ensuring that the state clears the four months outstanding salaries of workers in the state. He made the disclosure in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Mr Yomi Layinka on Sunday, ahead of the...... more

El-Rufai warns against reprisals, assures victims’ families of justice

El-Rufai warns against reprisals, assures victims’ families of justice Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, has assured the families of victims of recent acts of banditry and criminality in Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Kaura and Jema’a local government areas that justice will be done. The Governor warned against any act of reprisal, explaining that notions of self-help and vengeance only...... more

World Bank to SERAP: We have searched our databases but can’t find any more information on Abacha loot

World Bank to SERAP: We have searched our databases but can’t find any more information on Abacha loot The World Bank has told Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it “cannot locate any additional information on the projects executed with recovered stolen public funds by the late General Sani Abacha.” In a response sent last week to SERAP, the World Bank Access to Information Appeal Committee said: “In...... more

Kano Chief Judge frees 12 prisoners

Kano Chief Judge frees 12 prisoners The Acting Chief Judge of Kano State, Justice Nura Sagir, has freed 12 Awaiting Trial Inmates (ATI) who over had stayed in captivity. The gesture of the judge was part of the processes to decongest over-populated prisons in pursuant to the power conferred on him by section 1 of the criminal...... more

Ebonyi renames popular Junction after late Senator Offia Nwali

Ebonyi renames popular Junction after late Senator Offia Nwali The Ebonyi State Government has renamed the popular Presco Junction situated along the ever-busy Abakaliki-Enugu federal highway after late Senator Offia Nwali, who was one of the founding fathers of the state. Engr. Umahi, who made the announcement on Friday during Nwali’s funeral at the Onueke Township Stadium, Ezza South Local Government Area of the state, noted that it...... more

Saraki Congratulates re-elected NGE President Funke Egbemode

Saraki Congratulates re-elected NGE President Funke Egbemode Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Sunday, congratulated Mrs. Funke Egbemode, on her reelection as the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE), during the guild's Biennial Convention in Lagos. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, noted that the choice of Egbemode,...... more

Breaking News: Hoodlums invade Alade (Lagos) Shopping Mall, loot traders’ goods

Breaking News: Hoodlums invade Alade (Lagos) Shopping Mall, loot traders’ goods Hoodlums have invaded the popular Alade Shopping Mall in the Ikeja area of Lagos, looting and vandalising belongings of shop owners at the Complex. The Shopping Mall is said to have been bought over by new investors. Even though the matter is in court, the new owners this Sunday morning brought...... more

Boko Haram’s renewed attacks spread fear in North-East

Boko Haram’s renewed attacks spread fear in North-East Residents of Sabon Garin Kimba in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State were about calling it a day after toiling the whole day on April 16, when the strange but not unfamiliar sounds of relentless gunfire broke out some minutes to 6pm. Instead of seeking the comfort of their beds,...... more

NSA, NIA clash over Ikoyi billions

NSA, NIA clash over Ikoyi billions As the Presidential Panel investigating the Suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) is preparing to submit its report this week, there are conflicting reports from government officials over the seized N13bn Cash recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Osborne Apartment in Ikoyi Lagos. The...... more

Labour kicks against planned removal of wage from exclusive list

Labour kicks against planned removal of wage from exclusive list The organised labour has resolved to mobilise workers to protest against the moves to remove minimum wage from the exclusive to concurrent legislative list. Mr Joe Ajaero, the President, United Labour Congress (ULC), said at the pre-2017 May Day seminar organised by ULC, in Lagos that the unions would fight against...... more

Biafra: Igbo group demands bail for Nnamdi Kanu’s colleagues

Biafra: Igbo group demands bail for Nnamdi Kanu’s colleagues An Igbo socio-political pressure group, Nzuko Umunna, yesterday called on the Federal Government to extend the bail granted leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to his colleagues, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, as earlier allowed by the court. The call was made in a statement...... more

UNIOSUN gets new Deputy Vice-Chancellors

UNIOSUN gets new Deputy Vice-Chancellors  The Senate of Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Osogbo has elected Professor Odunayo Clement Adebooye and Professor Janet Olubukola Olaitan as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellors of the university. Briefing journalists on Saturday, the Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Jibola Oyekunle, said the election of the new DVCs which was conducted...... more

NSCDC sets up special anti-vandalism squad

NSCDC sets up special anti-vandalism squad   The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has set up Special Anti-Vandalism Response Squad to fight criminality in Nasarawa State. The Nasarawa State command of NSCDC said the move was to reduce criminal activities, especially with regards to vandalism of government properties. The command said the team of officers...... more

Amaechi meets NIWA staff, promises special allowances over Ajaokuta-Onitsha waterways

Amaechi meets NIWA staff, promises special allowances over Ajaokuta-Onitsha waterways The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has assured the management and staff of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) of special allowances different from their salaries for a job well done on the Ajaokuta-Onitsha Waterway. While addressing the staff on Friday at its Headquarters in Lokoja, Kogi State, at the...... more

 

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