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FG assures on 2nd Niger Bridge, Enugu/Onitsha expressway

FG assures on 2nd Niger Bridge, Enugu/Onitsha expressway Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians that the present administration would complete the second Niger Bridge before the end of 2019. Osinbajo stated this on Friday in Onitsha at the official flag-off campaign of Mr Tony Nwoye, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Anambra. He said that N2...... more

Man who jumped into Lagos Lagoon identified

  Man who jumped into Lagos Lagoon identified  The man who jumped off the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge into the Lagos Lagoon on Friday morning has been identified as Oluseyi Adekunle. Adekunle, who, appeared to be on his way to work, dropped his bag at the rails before taking the plunge into the Lagoon in an apparent suicide bid. His ATM...... more

Kebbi Accountant-General bags 70 years jail term over N1.6bn fraud

Kebbi Accountant-General bags 70 years jail term over N1.6bn fraud The Court of Appeal Kebbi Division has upturned the judgment of a Kebbi State High Court which discharged and acquitted Mohammed Arzika Dakingari, Accountant General of Kebbi State on charges of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence preferred against him and one other by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)....... more

US, UK biggest recipients of looted funds from Nigeria

US, UK biggest recipients of looted funds from Nigeria Mr Mathew Page, former United States intelligence community’s top expert on Nigeria has said that the U.S. and the United Kingdom are the biggest recipients of funds looted from Nigeria. Page, a senior policymaker at the White House, State Department, Defense Department for more than a decade, stated this on Friday...... more

Lagos to gets special court for commercial disputes •New CJ vows to stamp out corruption, uphold rule of law

Lagos to gets special court for commercial disputes •New CJ vows to stamp out corruption, uphold rule of law Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday unveiled plans by the State Government to establish a designated Commercial Courthouse with the overall objective of ensuring speedy resolution of disputes as well as drive commerce and enhance the ease of doing business in the state. Speaking at the State Executive Chambers...... more

Magu decries celebration of corruption

Magu decries celebration of corruption  The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has condemned the practice of celebrating corruption and corrupt people in the country. He said Nigerians must continue to expose anyone involved in corrupt practices, saying the anti-graft war was a collective responsibility. Magu also lamented that those...... more

N9.7bn NAF Fraud: Finance Director indicts ex-Chief of Air Staff

N9.7bn NAF Fraud: Finance Director indicts ex-Chief of Air Staff The trial of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Umar Dikko, continued on Thursday, October 19, 2017 before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja with the cross-examination of the first witness, Commodore S. A. Yusahau (rtd), by the defence. Dikko, who served as...... more

Osun commissions university road •How Alakija's N250m donation rescued project

Osun commissions university road •How Alakija's N250m donation rescued project The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has described the situation where operators of universities in Nigeria rely on subvention from the owners and burden students with humongous tuition fees as intellectual laziness. The Governor observed this at the formal opening of the access road to the University of Osun (UNIOSUN),...... more

Hackers hit 30 million internet users in South Africa’s ‘worst data breach’

Hackers hit 30 million internet users in South Africa’s ‘worst data breach’ Authorities in South Africa are investigating a data breach which has seen the personal details of more than 30 million citizens leaked on the internet – placing them at risk of identity theft. The information contained in a 27GB file was discovered by Australia-based internet security expert Tony Hunt earlier this...... more

Expect a sunny but hazy Saturday spiced with thunderstorms: NiMet

Expect a sunny but hazy Saturday spiced with thunderstorms: NiMet The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has made the following predictions about the country’s weather condition for today, Saturday, October 22, 2017: NORTHERN STATE: Sunny and hazy conditions are expected over this region throughout the forecast period. Day and night temperature values are anticipated to be in the ranges of 34 –...... more

22 secondary school students land in court for attacking teachers, fellow students

22 secondary school students land in court for attacking teachers, fellow students Twenty-two students of the Osogbo Grammar School have been arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, for allegedly attacking their teachers and fellow students. Some of the pupils, the male students and one girl, brought to the court in their school uniforms, were said to have conspired, hired...... more

Lagos vows to become Africa’s third largest economy by 2020

Lagos vows to become Africa’s third largest economy by 2020 The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has reiterated the determination of the present administration to make Lagos Africa’s third largest economy by the year 2020. Ambode stated this in his address at the 25th-anniversary celebration of the Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria held at the Sheraton Hotel...... more

Rescue workers in desperate search for man who jumped into Lagos Lagoon

Rescue workers in desperate search for man who jumped into Lagos Lagoon   Rescue workers have launched a frantic search for a man who reportedly jumped into Lagos Lagoon from the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge. The man reportedly jumped into the lagoon on Friday morning, October 20. His identity was yet to be ascertaied as at the time of this report.  ... more

Adesina calls for immediate action over deepening crisis of global malnutrition

Adesina calls for immediate action over deepening crisis of global malnutrition African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has called for urgent action from stakeholders over the deepening crisis of global malnutrition. Adesina made the call as he joined key nutrition actors, private-sector representatives, policy-makers and thought leaders at the 2017 World Food Prize-Borlaug Dialogue Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, October...... more

MOPOL officer assaults Eko Electric disconnection team

MOPOL officer assaults Eko Electric disconnection team A Mobile Police officer attached to the residence of retired Inspector General of Police, Mr Dikko Abubakar, has allegedly assaulted a disconnection team from Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC). Mr Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager, Corporate Communications in EKEDC, said in a statement that the incident occurred around noon on Thursday...... more

HURIWA tasks IGP on murdered Joy Odama; Ozubulu church attack

HURIWA tasks IGP on murdered Joy Odama; Ozubulu church attack The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has alleged that the Police high command is in the process of sweeping under the carpet, the alleged killing of the 19 year old female student of Cross Rivers State University, Miss Joy Odama by one Alhaji Usman I. Adamu in Abuja. Besides,...... more

Delta to become Nigeria’s technology hub, says Okowa

Delta to become Nigeria’s technology hub, says Okowa Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said Delta State will be the technology hub of Nigeria with the full take off of the technical colleges revamped by his administration. Addressing members of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) led by Engr. Husaini Muhammad who were in  the state on accreditation exercise to the...... more

Verification of military pensioners holds Nov. 26 to Dec. 9

Verification of military pensioners holds Nov. 26 to Dec. 9 The Ministry of Defence in conjunction with the Military Pensions Board (MPB) will conduct general verification for all military pensioners on the pay roll of the board between Nov. 26 and Dec. 9. Sqn. Ldr. Ikenna Ezendu, the Public Relations Officer of the board, via a statement issued on Friday in...... more

Buhari restatates committed to make Nigeria attractive to investors

Buhari restatates committed to make Nigeria attractive to investors President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government is committed to creating an enabling environment for business and investment to thrive. He said this known while speaking at the ninth D8 summit in Istanbul, Turkey explaining that Nigeria is committed to creating an enabling environment to investors. “Nigeria is committed to...... more

Delta Govt. confirms 5 monkey pox cases

Delta Govt. confirms 5 monkey pox cases The government of Delta State has confirmed five cases of reported Monkey pox in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge explained that of the five cases reported at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Asaba, four were from Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South LGA and one from Ibusa, Oshimili North...... more

Biafra Youth League unfolds plans to honour late Biafran hero Philip Effiong

Biafra Youth League unfolds plans to honour late Biafran hero Philip Effiong The Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has called on all Biafra campaigners across the world to join them in prayers on November 6 in honour of late Biafran Chief of General Staff, General Philip Effiong who died shortly after illness on November 6, 2003. Deputy leader of BNYL and Chief Head...... more

Nwobodo hails Ugwuanyi for uniting Enugu political leaders

Nwobodo hails Ugwuanyi for uniting Enugu political leaders Sen. Nwobodo spoke at his country home in Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area, when he joined other stakeholders and revered traditional rulers in the area to receive Gov. Ugwuanyi at the palace of HRH Igwe Anthony Okorie. The governor was at the Igwe’s palace with members of the campaign...... more

Dakuku Peterside mourns Miller’s shocking demise

Dakuku Peterside mourns Miller’s shocking demise The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has described the sudden demise of the immediate past representative of Opobo/Nkoro Constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon Andrew Miller, as “devastating and too real to be true.” Dr Peterside, who learnt of the sad...... more

SEEFOR trains 12,000 Delta youths

SEEFOR trains 12,000 Delta youths Delta State Employment and Expenditure for Result Project (SEEFOR) has trained 12,000 youths in different skills in the state. Coordinator of the project, Mr. Benson Ojoko, disclosed this when chatting with journalists in Asaba, the state capital. According to him, SEEFOR project is set across the nine states of Niger Delta...... more

Intersociety cries out over ‘95 per cent dominance of key Army formations in Igbo Land by Northern Muslim Officers’

Intersociety cries out over ‘95 per cent dominance of key Army formations in Igbo Land by Northern Muslim Officers’ Frontline rights group, International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has alleged that “95% of commanding officers of all key Army formations in the Southeast are manned by top Northern Muslim officers.” The allegation is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Onitsha, signed by Board...... more

Ex-soldier dies of heart attack after watching video of son’s beating for allegedly sleeping with ex-wife of Police officer

Ex-soldier dies of heart attack after watching video of son’s beating for allegedly sleeping with ex-wife of Police officer An ex-soldier in Benin City, the Edo State capital, has died from suspected high blood pressure after watching a video where his son was beaten to a pulp for allegedly having an amorous affair with an estranged wife of a serving Police Sergeant. Some days ago a disturbing video emerged from...... more

Gallant soldier bags special promotion for ‘daring bravery’ in war against Boko Haram

Gallant soldier bags special promotion for ‘daring bravery’ in war against Boko Haram The Army Council has announced the promotion of Master Warrant Officer Garba Abdullahi to the rank of Captain for his gallantry with effect from Oct. 16, an official statement said. The statement issued by Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen Sani Usman on Thursday said Abdullahi had displayed outstanding qualities of military professionalism to...... more

FG under fire for appointing sacked director a Perm Sec

FG under fire for appointing sacked director a Perm Sec The Federal Government has come under heavy criticism over the appointment of a sacked director as permanent secretary and the non-reinstatement of the auditor that blew the whistle on him. Mr Louis Edozien was removed as Executive Director, Technical Services at the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) in 2014 for...... more

Enugu plans to post specialists, consultants to district hospitals

Enugu plans to post specialists, consultants to district hospitals The Enugu State Government has revealed that it will soon post specialists and consultants to its district hospitals to further improve health-care delivery in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Fintan Ekochin, said this after inspection of some district hospitals within the Enugu North Senatorial zone (Nsukka axis). Ekochin...... more

Nana Rawlings to interact with women on leadership, governance during Abuja Conference

Nana Rawlings to interact with women on leadership, governance during Abuja Conference The former First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, is billed to engage in a one-on-one conversation with prospective women participants from all walks of life at the International Sheroes Forum (ISF), with a view to creating a platform driving a force for political and social change...... more

 

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