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NNPC loses N546b in 3 years

NNPC loses N546b in 3 years Failure by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to reform the oil and gas sector has pushed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)’s revenue loss to over N546 billion. The trend does not only represent the loss of potential revenue for the government but also constitutes a major challenge for the 2018...... more

100 Edo secondary students trafficked to Libya

100 Edo secondary students trafficked to Libya No fewer than 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, were lost to human traffickers in the last four months. This was disclosed in Benin on Sunday during an advocacy programme by Solomon Okoduwa, the Senior Special Assistant to Gov Godwin Obaseki on Human trafficking and illegal migration. Okoduwa said this...... more

11,254 jobs lost, 13 firms shut in food, beverage sector

11,254 jobs lost, 13 firms shut in food, beverage sector About 11,254 jobs have been lost with 13 companies shutting down in the nation’s Food, Beverage and Tobacco sub-sector in the last four years. The President of the Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (AFBTE), Patrick Anegbe, said the figure is expected to rise if the recently approved rise in...... more

Stop persecuting Igbo Jews - Group warns Buhari

Stop persecuting Igbo Jews - Group warns Buhari Civil rights body, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the arrest and prosecution of nine Jewish worshippers in the house of the “missing” director of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) in Umuahia, Abia State, describing the action as  grave violation of the constitutionally guaranteed right to...... more

Former APC chieftain apologises to Jonathan, admits Buhari has failed Nigerians

Former APC chieftain apologises to Jonathan, admits Buhari has failed Nigerians A former member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has publicly apologised to former President Goodluck Jonathan claiming that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has battered and bruised Nigeria’s economy. Frank who was suspended in 2016 as deputy spokesperson of the ruling APC disclosed this on Sunday in an...... more

Why Buhari may not sign 2018 budget –Minister

Why Buhari may not sign 2018 budget –Minister Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari might not assent to the 2018 budget recently raised to N9.1 trillion by the National Assembly with additional N501 billion.  In an exclusive chat with Daily Sun, Special Adviser on Media to the Minister, Akpandem...... more

FG plans to assassinate me - Gov. Wike

FG plans to assassinate me - Gov. Wike The Presidency has dismissed allegation by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, that the All Progressives Congress (APC )-led Federal Government is plotting to assassinate him. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in response to Daily Sun’s email seeking Presidency’s response to the allegation, said, “Codeine-induced allegations fly everywhere...... more

Career politicians deceiving Nigerians with rotational presidency — Moghalu

Career politicians deceiving Nigerians with rotational presidency — Moghalu Former Deputy Central Bank of Nigeria Governor (CBN) and presidential aspirant, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has accused career politicians in the country, saying that they are behind spreading the falsehood of rotational presidency so that Nigerians won't elect good leader. Moghalu who spoke in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, during the inauguration...... more

Don't neglect to pay the middleman: How Shell and Eni ended up on trial

Don't neglect to pay the middleman: How Shell and Eni ended up on trial  Now, nine current and former executives or contractors from Italy’s Eni(ENI.MI) and British-Dutch giant Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L), including ENI Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi, have been accused by Italian prosecutors of paying bribes to secure the license to explore a large offshore oilfield in 2011. If found guilty, the individuals on...... more

BREAKING: Olisa Metuh collapses in court

BREAKING: Olisa Metuh collapses in court The former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh has collapsed during his resumed trial in an Abuja High Court on Monday. He was trying to make his way to the dock when he suddenly collapsed. The judge had to stand down the matter to enable medical...... more

15 feared dead as rival cults clash in Awka •11 suspects in police net

15 feared dead as rival cults clash in Awka •11 suspects in police net Tension is high in Awka, Anambra State capital, as blood flows following a killing spree by members of rival cult groups. So far, upwards of 15 persons have allegedly been murdered. The war mongers, according to sources, are members of Aye and Baggers, as well as other groups which are yet...... more

Herdsmen ambush troops in Benue; kill 2 soldiers, abduct others

Herdsmen ambush troops in Benue; kill 2 soldiers, abduct others Two personnel of the newly launched Operation Whirl Stroke were feared killed by suspected herdsmen at Tseke village, a border community between Taraba and Benue states, in Logo Local Government Area of the state. Sources in the area also disclosed to newsmen that the armed herdsmen, who ambushed and killed the...... more

Man beaten to death for allegedly killing cow

Man beaten to death for allegedly killing cow A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India, police said Sunday, the latest vigilante murder over the animal considered sacred by Hindus. Siraj Khan, a 45-year-old tailor, was attacked in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh state early Friday and died at the scene, local police official Arvind...... more

Tax evaders have two months left to pay through VAIDS or risk severe punishment — FG

Tax evaders have two months left to pay through VAIDS or risk severe punishment — FG   The Federal Government launched the Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) on June 29, 2017 to address the problem of low tax compliance in the country and to generate the much-needed revenue for public expenditure. The launch was greeted with mixed feelings, with some people questioning the rationale behind...... more

FG approves 6 additional fertilizer blending plants

FG approves 6 additional fertilizer blending plants   The Federal Government has given approval to six additional blending plants for the production of fertilizer in Nigeria under the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative. While three of the plants have received full approval and are already receiving raw material for blending of the multi-nutrient NPK fertilizers, the other three are awaiting...... more

JAMB fixes date for rescheduled examinations for over 12,000 candidates

JAMB fixes date for rescheduled examinations for over 12,000 candidates   The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday said that it had set May 26 for rescheduled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for more than 12,000 candidates across the country. The Board’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. According...... more

FG set to terminate contracts of defaulting contractors — Fashola

FG set to terminate contracts of defaulting contractors — Fashola   The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, weekend said that the Federal government is set to commence termination of contracts of contractors who have defaulted in their contracts. They include contractors who abandoned their contract even after receiving payment while non-performing contractors may enjoy the grace...... more

EBOLA: WHO allays fears of potential outbreak in Nigeria

EBOLA: WHO allays fears of potential outbreak in Nigeria   World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative and Head of Mission in Nigeria, Dr Wondi Alemu, has allayed fears of a possible Ebola outbreak in Nigeria. Ebola resurfaced recently in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and its continued spread has attracted the attention of WHO. Alemu told journalists over the weekend that...... more

Kaduna introduces new medical supply system to hospitals

Kaduna introduces new medical supply system to hospitals   Kaduna State has introduced new medical supply-chain system to hospitals so as to eliminate wastage as well as to code and track drugs supplied to the end users. The Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Drug Supply and Management Agency, Ramatu Abdulkadir disclosed this at a roundtable discussion on childbirth spacing;...... more

Nigerian maritime security a work in progress, says NIMASA DG

 Nigerian maritime security a work in progress, says NIMASA DG The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that security in the Nigerian Maritime domain is a work in progress that requires the commitment of all stakeholders to ensure optimum safety of all investments in the sector. Speaking to journalists in Lagos at...... more

N200m lost to rainstorm in Katsina

N200m lost to rainstorm in Katsina   The Executive Secretary of Katsina Emergency Management Agency Dr. Aminu Waziri said from an interim evaluation, the damages caused by the wind storm recorded week was estimated as a little over N200m.  Speaking during the presentation of relief materials to victims at Kukar Gesa, Waziri said government is working assiduously...... more

NiMet predicts rainy activities for Monday

   NiMet predicts rainy activities for Monday   The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted morning rains over the Central States of the country on Monday. NiMet predicted that there would be thundery activities over Abuja, parts of Kaduna, Benue, Nasarawa, Kogi, Kwara, Plateau, Taraba and Yola. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Sunday also predicted...... more

Armed bandits abduct housewives in Kaduna

Armed bandits abduct housewives in Kaduna   A week after the chief of Army staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, gave soldiers stationed in the Birnin-Gwari axis of Kaduna state to flush out armed bandits that have been terrorising and killing people in the area, three housewives have been forcefully abducted in Maganda village in the early hours...... more

Cybercrime: UK sends 2 Nigerians to prison

Cybercrime: UK sends 2 Nigerians to prison   Two Nigerians, Emmanuel Mmaduike and Olawale Kashimawo, both 31, who operated a London-based cyber crime group have been jailed after stealing more than £1m. The two Nigerians spent the money on “a lavish lifestyle”, according to the UK National Crime Agency. According to a report by Sky News, the pair...... more

Brave worshippers capture suicide bomber inside mosque

Brave worshippers capture suicide bomber inside mosque   What would have otherwise been a devastating suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Gashua village in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State was this morning successfully foiled by vigilant and brave members of the community. Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed...... more

Anambra to revive over 200 skill acquisition and entrepreneurial centres

Anambra to revive over 200 skill acquisition and entrepreneurial centres   Anambra State Government has resolved to revive all the government and private owned skill acquisition and entrepreneurial centres in the state, which currently number over 200. The youthful Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Hon Bonaventure Enemali announced this during an interactive session with all the Non-Governmental Organizations, Community...... more

New HIV infections among pregnant women raise concerns

New HIV infections among pregnant women raise concerns   Concerns and fears have arisen over the gradual spike in the number of women that have tested positive to Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Lagos State. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, recently disclosed that at least 2, 131 pregnant women have tested positive...... more

Certificate Scandal: HEDA asks SFU to investigate Senator

Certificate Scandal: HEDA asks SFU to investigate Senator   The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA), a non-governmental organisation and non-partisan human rights and development league, has demanded for an investigation into an alleged certificate scandal involving Senator Foster Ogala representing Bayelsa West in the National Assembly. In a petition forwarded to the Commissioner of Police in...... more

Why we are not paying salaries regularly – Kogi Govt

Why we are not paying salaries regularly – Kogi Govt   The Kogi State Government says huge loan servicing is responsible for its inability to pay the salaries of its workers regularly. Mr Kingsley Fanwo, the state Director-General, Media and Publicity made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lokoja. Fanwo said that...... more

Flight path: NCAA, LASG move to tackle unauthorized high-rise structures

Flight path: NCAA, LASG move to tackle unauthorized high-rise structures   The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it is collaborating with the Lagos State Government (LASG) to tackle the danger posed by unauthorised high-rise structures in the metropolis to flight operations. The General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye, disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday in Lagos in a statement. Adurogboye...... more

 

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