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6-year-old dominates Facebook with calls for end to violence

6-year-old dominates Facebook with calls for end to violence A poignant Facebook video is racking up views with its message of peace. The messenger is “Lil J,” a 6-year-old boy who asks people to “stop killing each other” in the video that was posted by his mother, Leanndra Cheatham, one week ago. Since that time, the video, which Cheatham told...... more

Today will be characterised by cloudy morning, localised thunderstorms, light showers: NiMET

Today will be characterised by cloudy morning, localised thunderstorms, light showers: NiMET The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has made the following predictions about the country’s weather condition for today, Wednesday, May 23, 2017: NORTHERN STATES: Cloudy to partly cloudy conditions are expected with chances of localised thunderstorms around Yelwa axis in the morning hours. Thundery activities are expected over Katsina and Gusau axis...... more

Gambia’s Jammeh ‘stole $50m’, assets frozen

Gambia’s Jammeh ‘stole $50m’, assets frozen The Gambia’s justice minister said Monday that ex-leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50 million via a state telecoms company, while a court froze his assets in the small West African nation. “President Yahya Jammeh personally or under his instructions directed the unlawful withdrawal of at least $50 million,” said minister Abubacarr...... more

Nasarawa to get steady Power Supply – Commissioner

Nasarawa to get steady Power Supply – Commissioner The Nasarawa State Government has moved to tackle the epileptic power supply grappling the state for over 20 years. This was disclosed to Channels Television by the State Commissioner of Works, Wada Yahaya. According to the Commissioner, “The state is on the verge of a steady supply soon. Nasarawa State since...... more

Sokoto approves N1.7bn for fertilizer procurementSokoto approves N1.7bn for fertilizer procurement

Sokoto approves N1.7bn for fertilizer procurementSokoto approves N1.7bn for fertilizer procurement The Sokoto State Government has approved N1.65 billion for the purchase of 15,000 metric tonnes of fertilizers to be sold to farmers in the state this farming season. The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Umaru Tambuwal, made the disclosure at a news conference on Monday in Sokoto. He...... more

Constitution responsible for Nigeria’s Failure – Bisi Akande

Constitution responsible for Nigeria’s Failure – Bisi Akande The former acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the former Governor of Osun State, Mr Bisi Akande, has attributed the current economic predicament and other national inadequacies to a deficiency in the Nigerian constitution. Akande who faulted the constitution said Nigeria would have grown to the zenith if...... more

Prince Tonye Princewill resigns from Labour Party

Prince Tonye Princewill resigns from Labour Party Frontline Rivers politician, Prince Tonye Princewill, formally tendered his resignation on Monday as a member of the Labour Party, explaining that he did so because he wants to make more of an impact in the lives of his people. Part of his statement reads as follows: “Unlike many of my good...... more

Reps attempt to amend NLNG Act without shareholders’ involvement ‘borders on illegality’

Reps attempt to amend NLNG Act without shareholders’ involvement ‘borders on illegality’ An amendment to the Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) (Fiscal Incentives, Guarantees and Assurances) Act without following the laid down process stipulated in the Act for any amendment would be contrary to the Rule of Law. This is the reaction of the General Manager, External Relations at NLNG, Dr. Kudo Eresia-Eke. Dr...... more

Kano Free Trade Zone must work under my watch — Jime

Kano Free Trade Zone must work under my watch — Jime The Kano Free Trade Zone (KFTZ) must work and take its pride of place as one of the drivers of the nation’s industrialisation process, its Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Hon. Emmanuel Jime, assured on Monday. Jime, who is visiting Kano as part of his familiarisation tours...... more

CBN intensifies Forex supply to the marketCBN intensifies Forex supply to the market

CBN intensifies Forex supply to the marketCBN intensifies Forex supply to the market Ahead of the outcome of the ongoing Monetary Policy Committee meeting in Abuja, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday again injected over $205 million in to the foreign exchange market. A breakdown of what market watchers termed as another massive intervention indicated that the sum of $100 million was...... more

Indian Warship arrives Lagos for drill

Indian Warship arrives Lagos for drill The Chancery of the High Commission of India in Lagos, on Monday announced the scheduled arrival of an Indian Naval Warship, INS Tarkash, to Lagos by the end of this month. The Head of the Chancery, Mr Jagdeep Kapoor, said in a statement that the visit of the warship would coincide...... more

Senate tracks Bill to provide recovery of crime proceeds of corruption

Senate tracks Bill to provide recovery of crime proceeds of corruption nNigerian Senate has tracked the Bill for an Act to make comprehensive provisions for an effective legal and institutional framework for the recovery and management of proceeds of crime and referred to its Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights to be worked upon. The Lawmakers, while tracking the Bill on Monday,...... more

Police smashes exam syndicate attempting to hack JAMB website

Police smashes exam syndicate attempting to hack JAMB website Eighteen male suspects are being quizzed by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for attempted exam malpractices during the just concluded JAMB examinations held nationwide, the State Police Command announced yesterday. “The men were arrested on Monday, May 15, 2017 in a rented apartment at No.13, Lutheran Road, Ikot Ekpene, while...... more

Biafra: MASSOB paralyses Onitsha

Biafra: MASSOB paralyses Onitsha The commercial city of Onitsha in Anambra State was Monday held spell bound as members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB)-Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) led by Chief Ralph Uwazurike took to the roads to observe the 17th Anniversary of re-declaration of Biafra and hoisting...... more

London court awards Ibori damages for unlawful detention

London court awards Ibori damages for unlawful detention A High court in London has awarded former Delta State governor, James Ibori, a nominal £1 (about N400) as damages over his claim of unlawful detention by British  Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb agreed that Ibori, who spent years in UK jail for money laundering, was unlawfully held for one...... more

Reps commence investigation of Presidential Arms Probe Panel, set for public hearing

Reps commence investigation of Presidential Arms Probe Panel, set for public hearing Barring any further hitches, the Joint Committee of House of Representatives investigating the Jon-Ode led Presidential Arms Probe Panel will commence the public hearing on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja. The Chairman Public Safety, National Security and Intelligence Committee, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, told PRNigeria that...... more

Benue decrees five-year jail term for cattle rearers

Benue decrees five-year jail term for cattle rearers Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday signed into law the Anti-Open Grazing and Anti-Kidnapping, Abduction, Cultism and Terrorism bills. Ortom said at the ceremony in Makurdi that the anti-grazing law would put to an end to incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers. The governor lamented the killings and destruction of...... more

How Ex-Naval Chief used family company to acquire N600m property — Witness

How Ex-Naval Chief used family company to acquire N600m property — Witness Peter Oguebie, Managing Director, Petrus Ogu Nigeria Limited, who is also a witness in the trial of a former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, on Monday told Justice A. S. Umar of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja that his company sold a property...... more

Oba of Lagos appears in court to defend self in suit challenging emergence

Oba of Lagos appears in court to defend self in suit challenging emergence  About 14 years after his installation, the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja High Court in a suit challenging his emergence as the paramount ruler of Lagos, saying he is the bona fide monarch. “I am here to justify my appointment, you cannot build something on...... more

Fayose inaugurates panel to probe alleged corruption by Fayemi

Fayose inaugurates panel to probe alleged corruption by Fayemi Governor of Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose yesterday inaugurated a Judicial Commission of Enquiry to investigate allegations of fraud against former governor of the state and current Minister for Steel and Minerals Resources Development, John Kayode Fayemi. The Commission is to submit its findings in three months. This was in compliance...... more

FRSC impounds vehicle exporting Indian Hemp into Nigeria

FRSC impounds vehicle exporting Indian Hemp into Nigeria The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has revealed that its patrol team had apprehended and impounded a vehicle along Badagry Seme Border for Seatbelt Violation and Driver Licence Violation, only to discover that the said vehicle was conveying a large quantity of Indian Hemp into Nigeria. According to Bisi Kazeem, Head,...... more

Kano Assembly halts probe on fraud allegations against Emir Sanusi

Kano Assembly halts probe on fraud allegations against Emir Sanusi The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday stopped the investigation on the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, over allegations of misappropriation of funds belonging to Kano Emirate Council. The assembly’s decision to end the investigation followed a letter from the state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, which the Speaker, Malam...... more

Court stays proceedings on forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m

Court stays proceedings on forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has succeeded in staying proceedings in the suit seeking the final forfeiture of the sum of $5.8 million seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The suit has been temporarily put on hold as her counsel, Mr Mike Ozkehome, informed a Federal High Court...... more

Police disperse El-Zazaki protesters in Abuja

Police disperse El-Zazaki protesters in Abuja The Police on Monday, dispersed members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in Abuja as they once again trooped out to demand the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The protesters marched through the streets with placards but were dispersed by the police who fired teargas and water cannons as they...... more

Osanebi to disburse N10m to indigent students, May 23

Osanebi to disburse N10m to indigent students, May 23 The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Osenebi, will on the 23rd of May, 2017 in Asaba, disburse the second tranche of his foundation scholarship fund to indigent and intelligent students. A statement released by the Friday Osanebi Foundation, revealed that both undergraduate and post primary education...... more

U.S. military showcases technology of the future

U.S. military showcases technology of the future Robot teammates and “snake” arms that can find a crack .005 millimetre long were just two of the U.S. military’s latest technological innovations on display at the Pentagon this week. The Defense Laboratory Enterprise showcased more than 80 exhibits on its biennial Lab Day on Thursday. The enterprise is a network...... more

Mass promotion in police soon

Mass promotion in police soon Chairman of Police Service Police Commission (PSC), retired Inspector-General of Police, Sir Mike Okiro, has disclosed that in about three months time, there would be mass promotion of senior police officers who have been stagnated on one rank. He disclosed the cheering news while on a live phone-in programme on WFM...... more

Army arrests 17 cultists in Akwa Ibom

Army arrests 17 cultists in Akwa Ibom The 2 Brigade Nigeria Army has arrested 17 cultists with assorted arms and ammunition in Oku Iboku, Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom. A statement released in Uyo on Sunday by Capt. Shuaib Umar, spokesman of the brigade, said that the arrest followed a successful raid on hideouts of armed...... more

Eko DISCO announces 5-day power outage In Lagos

Eko DISCO announces 5-day power outage In Lagos Electricity supply would be disrupted in many parts of Lagos this week as Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Monday announced five days power outage in the city. EKEDC spokesman, Godwin Idemudia, said in a statement that the outage would affect Ikoyi, Victoria Island and parts of Lagos Island from Wednesday...... more

Ogun begins work on 171 road projects

Ogun begins work on 171 road projects  The Ogun State Government has commenced the construction of 171 rural and 25 semi-urban roads across the 20 local government and 37 local council development areas (LCDAs) in the state. The 171 rural roads are made up of 60 in Ogun Central, 66 in Ogun East and 45 in Ogun West....... more

 

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