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Foundation to create 1m jobs in Africa

Foundation to create 1m jobs in Africa The Chief Executive Officer of Tony Emulelu Foundation Lagos, Mr Tony Emulelu said on Tuesday that the organisation would create over one million jobs across Africa in the next 10 years through its entrepreneurship programme. The Foundation floats the over N3 trillion-worth entrepreneurship. Emulelu, a former Managing Director of United Bank...... more

Senate to investigate $137m corruption case in NNPC

Senate to investigate $137m corruption case in NNPC The Senate has vowed to investigate a corruption case in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to the tune of $137 million. Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West, exposed the case within the NNPC during the plenary on Tuesday, alleging that the Federal Government owns a company called Brass NLG Limited...... more

Mobil, Lagos family at war over lease agreement

   Mobil, Lagos family at war over lease agreement Efforts by the family of late Chief Sunday Ogunyade to take possession of their property from Mobil Oil Nigeria after the expiration of the lease is taking a new turn as the latter insists that the agreement is still in force. The Ogunyade family and the management of Mobil Nigeria Plc...... more

Fulani herdsman apprehends militant on jailbreak mission to Ogwashi prison

Fulani herdsman apprehends militant on jailbreak mission to Ogwashi prison The Police in Delta State on Tuesday paraded a suspected militant on a jailbreak mission to Ogwashi medium prisons, apprehended by an 18-year-old Fulani herdsman, Sani Ibrahim of Fulani Camp Ogwashi-Uku. The suspect, Sekemia Fullpower of Yakoromor town, Burutu, Delta State, told journalists he was on a mission to set free...... more

Asset declaration: Saraki’s trial resumes Feb. 6

Asset declaration: Saraki’s trial resumes Feb. 6 Strong indication has emerged that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki will be back at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for his trial in the false asset declaration charges brought against him by the Federal Government. However, unlike in the recent time, Saraki will only defend himself on three count...... more

500 junior police officers get motorcycles

500 junior police officers get motorcycles The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris on Tuesday distributed 500 motorcycles on loan to junior police officers of the Kano State Command. Presenting the machines, the Commissioner in charge of Cooperative Multi-purpose Society, Ishola David said the gesture was aimed at boosting the morale of the officers to enable...... more

Reps probe IGP over unlawful arrest, detention of Elombah Brothers

   Reps probe IGP over unlawful arrest, detention of Elombah Brothers The House of Representatives on Tuesday began investigation of the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim over unlawful detention, arrest of Tim Elombah, Editor of Elombah.com, and Daniel Elombah, Publisher of Elombah.com The decision to investigate the matter was sequel to the petition written by Online Publishers Association of Nigeria of...... more

Lagos donates 30 power bikes to security agencies

   Lagos donates 30 power bikes to security agencies The Lagos State Government on Tuesday donated 30 power bikes to security agencies operating in the state, saying the donation was in line with the commitment of the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to boost security and enhance safety of lives and property. The power bikes, funded by the state Lotteries...... more

Planning committee for Nigeria’s hosting of African Tourism Ministers inaugurated

  Planning committee for Nigeria’s hosting of African Tourism Ministers inaugurated  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has inaugurated the planning committee for the 61st Meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation/CAF (UNWTO/CAF) taking place in Abuja, Nigeria on June 4 to 6,2018. The Minister, who performed the ceremony in Abuja on Tuesday, charged members of the committee to ensure...... more

Oby Ezekwesili, BBOG activists not arrested — Police

  Oby Ezekwesili, BBOG activists not arrested — Police The FCT Police Command cleared the air on Tuesday night, saying that it did not arrest or detain Dr Oby Ezekwesili and some members of the Bring Back Our Girls group (BBOG) “as being speculated on some social media platforms”. “It is pertinent to state that they were only brought to...... more

Militants kill 2 policemen, cart away gunboats, arms

Militants kill 2 policemen, cart away gunboats, arms Yet to be identified gunmen on Tuesday attacked a Marine Police Division in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa, killing two policemen on guard duties. A police source at the Division who confirmed the development said that the pirates also made away with two units of 200 Horsepower gunboats. Residents of...... more

Leather industry can create 700,000 jobs — Minister

Leather industry can create 700,000 jobs — Minister Nigeria can generate over 700,000 jobs from the leather industry, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said on Tuesday in Sokoto The minister, who made the remark in a message to the National Leather and Leather Products Policy Validation Workshop, said that the leather industry generates N24.5 billion annually....... more

Dogara makes case for 2nd Niger Bridge

Dogara makes case for 2nd Niger Bridge The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday called for the completion of the Second Niger Bridge and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, saying that they are pivotal to national development. Dogara made the call while declaring open a two-day investigative hearing on the nature of the contract or concession arrangement on...... more

Lagos suspends operations of NURTW on Island

Lagos suspends operations of NURTW on Island  The Lagos State Government has announced the immediate suspension of the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos Island Chapter indefinitely. The state government made the proclamation on Tuesday at the end of the state’s Security Council meeting held at the Lagos House, Alausa in Ikeja. The...... more

HURIWA rubbishes DSS’ claim on herdsmen’s killings, advocates judicial inquisition

HURIWA rubbishes DSS’ claim on herdsmen’s killings, advocates judicial inquisition Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has faulted the claim by the Department of State Services (DSS) that Islamic State terrorists are responsible for the killings in Benue State, describing the claim as unbelievable. It also called for judicial inquiry into killings by herders across the country. Coming almost 24...... more

Rivers APC replies Wike, says Buhari not under pressure to declare State of Emergency in the state

  Rivers APC replies Wike, says Buhari not under pressure to declare State of Emergency in the state The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as “disgusting tissue of lies” Governor Nyesom Wike’s recent comment that President Muhammadu Buhari told him during his recent visit to Aso Rock that he (Buhari) was under intense pressure from Rivers APC leaders to declare a state of...... more

Buhari mourns as Ex-CJN Dahiru Musdapher dies

Buhari mourns as Ex-CJN Dahiru Musdapher dies President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Jigawa over the passing away of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, according to a statement. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, issued the statement in Abuja on Tuesday. Adesina stated...... more

Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum sets date for IG4D, IPv6 roundtable 2018

   Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum sets date for IG4D, IPv6 roundtable 2018 The 2018 edition of the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable have gotten dates in June for the two-day annual stakeholder engagement. The organisers of Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable, DigitalSENSE Africa Media made this disclosure...... more

Obasanjo bombs Buhari, warns him against seeking re-election

Obasanjo bombs Buhari, warns him against seeking re-election Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, in a 13-page statement, blasted President Muhammadu Buhari and advised him not to seek re-election in 2019. In the special press statement titled, “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement” Obasanjo said Buhari has performed far below expectation and should honourably...... more

Ex-Minister Oby Ezekwesili, other BBOG activists arrested in Abuja

Ex-Minister Oby Ezekwesili, other BBOG activists arrested in Abuja Police Officers on Monday accosted and arrested some members of the BringBackOurGirls campaign group during a protest at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday. Members of the group were protesting against what they call high-level of insecurity in the country and they insisted that they have the right to stage...... more

Breaking: Court grants bail to Journalist Tim Elombah

Breaking: Court grants bail to Journalist Tim Elombah Abuja High Court on Tuesday ordered immediate release of Tim Elombah an Editor of Elombah. Com who was arrested with his brothers .Justice Ajoke in her ruling directed Nigerian Police to release Tim Elombah within 24 hours with a condition of one reasonable surety with N500,000 in like sum. The court...... more

Promotion galore in NSCDC, Federal Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons: 12,588 officers benefit

Promotion galore in NSCDC, Federal Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons: 12,588 officers benefit The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board (CDFIPB) has approved the promotion of 12,588 officers spread across the services under the Ministry of Interior. The Minister of Interior, who is also the Chairman of the Board, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd), disclosed this in Abuja. According to him, the...... more

8 Libya returnees die in auto crash

8 Libya returnees die in auto crash After surviving their ordeals in Libya, eight returnees from Edo State have been reportedly burnt to death in a motor accident along Ore-Ijebu Ode-Sagamu Expressway in Ogun State. Seven others who sustained serious injuries and the corpses of the dead were said to have been taken to the Ijebu-Ode General Hospital....... more

Ohanaeze writes off Osinbajo committee on herdsmen, farmers’ clashes

Ohanaeze writes off Osinbajo committee on herdsmen, farmers’ clashes Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has criticised the ten-man committee set up by the Federal Government on the Fulani herdsmen-farmers’ clashes as wrong and panacea to a deadly ailment. President General of the organisation, Chief Nnia Nwodo, in a statement yesterday, said that the committee headed by Vice President Yemi...... more

6 telecoms operators may lose licences

6 telecoms operators may lose licences About six telecommunications operators may lose their operational licences for their involvement in call masking and refilling, despite repeated warning from the telecoms regulatory body, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). NCC said it just concluded its investigation on call masking and refilling and discovered that six telecoms operators were involved in...... more

Fake herbalist defrauds man of N190m to cure diabetes

Fake herbalist defrauds man of N190m to cure diabetes The Police Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) Force Headquarters Annex, Lagos, has arraigned a man, Adeniyi Adewunmi, who allegedly obtaining N190 million from a businessman to cure his diabetes, asthma and spiritual attack. Adewunmi, 43, of Ajao Estate, Oshodi, is standing trial before Chief Magistrate F.O. Botoku on a four-count charge of...... more

Refuse takes over Owerri, adjoining communities

Refuse takes over Owerri, adjoining communities Heaps of refuse have taken over some streets in Owerri municipality and the adjoining communities. Our Correspondent, who monitored the situation yesterday, noticed that the most affected areas included, but not limited to parts of Douglas Road, Irete and Nekede communities in Owerri West local council area of the state. At...... more

Why we’re yet to screen Buhari’s nominees for CBN Board — Senate Committee

Why we’re yet to screen Buhari’s nominees for CBN Board — Senate Committee Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking and other Financial Institutions, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, said on Monday that his committee has been unable to screen the nominees for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Board because his committee has not been briefed. The Senator disclosed this to some newsmen in Abuja when asked...... more

Ondo State confirms 24 cases of Lassa fever

Ondo State confirms 24 cases of Lassa fever The Ondo State government has confirmed 24 cases of Lassa fever and five deaths from the deadly disease in four Local Government Areas in the state. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Yemi Olowolabi, who confirmed this to newsmen listed the local government areas affected as Owo, Akoko South/West, Akure...... more

Dickson bags AIT Award for transparency

Dickson bags AIT Award for transparency The Goveenry Seriake Dickson, has won the 2018 Transparency Award organised by the management of the Africa Independent Television (AIT). A top management team led by the Chairman of the Award Committee, Mr John Iwarue, handed over the award letter to the Governor at his Lodge in Abuja on Monday. Iwarue...... more

 

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