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Corruption scandal rocks Nahco •EFCC battles Board, Management over cover-up attempt

Corruption scandal rocks Nahco •EFCC battles Board, Management over cover-up attempt All is not well with erstwhile cash cow, the Nigeria Aviation Handling Company (Nahco) Plc. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is on collision course with the Board and Management of the company over the ongoing investigation of fraud and money laundering involving the former Chairman of the Board of...... more

7 local government areas in Borno still under Boko Haram control — APC chieftain

7 local government areas in Borno still under Boko Haram control — APC chieftain A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Buba Galadima, has debunked a claim by the Federal Government that all territories have been reclaimed from Boko Haram, saying that at least seven local governments in Borno State are still under the control of the sect. In an exclusive interview with...... more

4 Police Officers in trouble over murder

4 Police Officers in trouble over murder The Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, has ordered the immediate arrest, detention and investigation of four policemen for alleged professional misconduct and murder. In a press release made available to newsmen in Asaba by the command’s Public Relations Officers, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, disclosed that the CP gave...... more

No going back on airports concession, says FG

No going back on airports concession, says FG The Federal Government says its decision to concession all airports in the country is irreversible. Aviation Minister of State Hadi Sirika, while briefing State House reporters yesterday after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said the government could no longer fund the 22 airports across...... more

Address marginalisation of Igbo now, Senators, Reps tell Buhari

Address marginalisation of Igbo now, Senators, Reps tell Buhari Senators and members of the House of Representatives have expressed dismay over what they described as high level of marginalisation of the Igbo by the present administration, and asked President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency address it. Rising from a meeting in Abuja, the South East Caucus of...... more

Court dismisses Diezani’s application seeking to be joined in $1.6bn oil scam suit

Court dismisses Diezani’s application seeking to be joined in $1.6bn oil scam suit   Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Wednesday dismissed an application brought by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, seeking to be joined as a defendant in the trial of Jide Omokore, and also struck out the eighth count in which her name was listed. Omokore,...... more

Staff of defunct Nigerian Airways get N45bn

Staff of defunct Nigerian Airways get N45bn More than 12 years after they were laid off following the liquidation of the national carrier, Nigerian Airways, the staff, are to be paid their entitlements. The federal government has approved the release of N45 billion to pay the entitlements of the personnel affected by the liquidation in 2005. The government...... more

Trump hosts Buhari, others

Trump hosts Buhari, others President Muhammadu Buhari and some other African leaders were on Wednesday hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump. The working lunch for the African leaders is on the side-lines of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York. Trump, who said he was greatly honoured to host the lunch, which took place...... more

Okowa hails Keyamo, Ohwovoriole on elevation as SAN

Okowa hails Keyamo, Ohwovoriole on elevation as SAN Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated Barr. Festus Keyamo and Barr. Ekemejero Ohwovoriole on their recent elevation to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). In a statement on Wednesday in Asaba by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa said he received with joy the...... more

UK frustrates Nigeria’s efforts to close down Radio Biafra

UK frustrates Nigeria’s efforts to close down Radio Biafra The Federal Government Wednesday vented its anger against the British Government for allegedly frustrating efforts towards closing down Radio Biafra sited in the United Kingdom. Information Minister Lai Mohammed, during a news conference held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, said the Nigerian government had, to no avail, taken some diplomatic...... more

Adegboruwa faults proscription of IPOB, says it is faulty in law

   Adegboruwa faults proscription of IPOB, says it is faulty in law Eminent lawyer and activist Ebun-olu Adegboruwa, Esq, on Wednesday night faulted the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by the Federal High Court, Abuja. He described it as faulty in law. Adegboruwa said in a statement issued in Lagos: “The Order of the Federal High Court proscribing IPOB is...... more

Lagos establishes special security squad to protect schools

   Lagos establishes special security squad to protect schools The Lagos State Government has set up a Joint Tactic Squad comprising of officers of all the security agencies to heighten security within and around Model Colleges and all schools in the outskirts, riverine and other vulnerable areas of the state. Briefing Government House Correspondents after the monthly Security Council Meeting...... more

Nurses, midwives join nationwide strike

Nurses, midwives join nationwide strike Nurses and midwives join other health workers on indefinite strike from the night of Wednesday September 20. The decision comes after the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) met on Tuesday to affirm agreement with position of the Joint Health Sectors Union (JOHESU), which had earlier issued a seven-day...... more

Nigerian Nationals in USA condemn Nigerian Army’s alleged barbarism in South-East

Nigerian Nationals in USA condemn Nigerian Army’s alleged barbarism in South-East The Organisation of Nigerian Nationals (ONN) has condemned the military operations in the South-East of Nigeria, describing it as barbaric. In a statement issued in Dallas, USA, President of the organisation, Michael Oseloke Umunna, pointed out that in what it tagged Operation Python Dance, the Nigerian military unleashed unwarranted attacks against...... more

Arewa Youths, Igbos sign peace pact in Awka

Arewa Youths, Igbos sign peace pact in Awka An Igbo Youth movement under the aegis of Igbo Peace Movement (IPM) and Arewa youths Wednesday signed a peace pact in Awka Speaking at the peace pact which was signed at a joint media briefing after a meeting between the two groups, the President of Arewa Youths, Alhaji Bello Maigari, and...... more

Africa is the next maritime investment haven — NIMASA DG

Africa is the next maritime investment haven — NIMASA DG The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that with the potentials of the African maritime sector, competitive operating environment, proper regulation, incentives and infrastructural development; Africa would be the next maritime investment haven. Dr. Peterside who made this known while speaking...... more

Judge stalls proceedings in application seeking permanent forfeiture of $5.7m by Patience Jonathan

   Judge stalls proceedings in application seeking permanent forfeiture of $5.7m by Patience Jonathan The absence of Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court Lagos on Wednesday, stalled proceedings in an application seeking permanent forfeiture of 5.7 million dollars belonging to former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan. The case could not proceed as judges of the court’s Lagos division were said to be attending...... more

Public officers who embezzle public funds are thieves, says Primate Okoh

  Public officers who embezzle public funds are thieves, says Primate Okoh The Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Reverend Nicholas D. Okoh, has berated public officers who embezzle public funds, declaring them as real enemies of Nigeria. Primate Okoh made this known on Wednesday in his opening address at the 12th general Synod of the Church in...... more

Oil Wells: Rivers APC demands apology from Wike

Oil Wells: Rivers APC demands apology from Wike The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Governor Nyesom Wike to publicly apologise to the people of the state and his predecessor, Chibuike Amaechi, over the ceding of Soku Oil Wells belonging to the state to neighbouring Bayelsa State by the administration of former president, Dr....... more

EFCC commends CJN over anti- corruption courts

EFCC commends CJN over anti- corruption courts The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has described as a welcome development, the directive of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to heads of divisions of courts to establish Special Anti Corruption Courts across the country. The Commission describes the development as a right step in the right...... more

Wizkid drops ‘Everytime’, new collabo with Future

Wizkid drops ‘Everytime’, new collabo with Future Nigerian StarBoy, Wizkid has released a new single, Everytime, an afro beat collabo with American rapper, Future. It comes just two months after the 27 year-old Nigerian international act, released his major label debut Sounds from the Other Side, featuring production from Major Lazer, DJ Mustard, and more. Meanwhile, Future recently...... more

Today’s Weather: NiMet predicts cloudy day and thunderstorms, plus scattered rains over the southern states

Today’s Weather: NiMet predicts cloudy day and thunderstorms, plus scattered rains over the southern states The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has made the following predictions about the country’s weather condition for today, Thursday 21 September, 2017: NORTHERN STATES: The region is expected to be cloudy in the morning, with chances of isolated thunderstorms and moderate rains in and around Kano and Katsina. Later in the day,...... more

Court proscribes IPOB

Court proscribes IPOB The Federal High Court in Abuja has approved the application by the Federal Government, seeking the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra. Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati, granted the order on Wednesday, five days after the military released a statement declaring IPOB a terrorist...... more

Lagos compiles compendium of artisans

Lagos compiles compendium of artisans The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to launch a compendium of registered artisans in the state to scale up the informal sector with the overall objective of increasing job opportunities and growing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the state. Speaking with Government House correspondents on Tuesday at Lagos House,...... more

First Bank sacks 300 staff in one night

First Bank sacks 300 staff in one night First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FBN) indiscriminately sacked over 300 of its core staff IN ONE NIGHT, against industry best practices. The bank has been grappling with the backlash of sacking over 1,000 contract staff through text messages. A recent report by The NEXT EDITION newspaper had uncovered a muddled disengagement...... more

NNPC begins search for oil and gas in Sokoto Basin

NNPC begins search for oil and gas in Sokoto Basin  The Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) has began the process that will lead to the exploration of oil and gas in the Sokoto basin, Governor Aminu Tambuwal’s spokesman Imam Imam has said. A statement issued in Sokoto by Imam Imam said  NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Maikanti Kachalla Baro, stated this when...... more

Police moves to stop illegal detention, torture, extortion

Police moves to stop illegal detention, torture, extortion The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has said the new police duty scheme would eliminate illegal detentions, torture and extortion of suspects at police formation across the country. He made this known on Wednesday in Abuja at the launch of a new Force order called the Police Duty Solicitor’s...... more

Primate Okoh tasks FG on restructuring

Primate Okoh tasks FG on restructuring Nigerians are presently confused about the true meaning of the word restructuring, the Archbishop Metropolitan & Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion) The Most Rev’d Nicholas Okoh, has said. In his opening address to12th General Synod of the church, holding in Port Harcourt Primate Okoh noted: “It is not everybody that...... more

Dangote at UN General Assembly in New York: ‘Africa will become the food basket of the world’

Dangote at UN General Assembly in New York: ‘Africa will become the food basket of the world’ Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors “Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world.” In a packed room at the headquarters of global law firm Shearman and Sterling LLC high level business leaders and international diplomats invited by the Corporate Council for Africa to hear Africa’s...... more

Deaf teachers suggest ways to enhance deaf education in Nigeria

Deaf teachers suggest ways to enhance deaf education in Nigeria Deaf Teachers Association of Nigeria (DTAN), the umbrella body of all Deaf/Hard of Hearing teachers in Nigeria, has come up with ideas on how to deliver improve deaf education in the country. At the end of its 3rd Annual General Meeting and National Conference/Election held between 21st - 25th August, 2017...... more

 

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