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Kwara extends tenure of LG caretaker committees

Kwara extends tenure of LG caretaker committees The Kwara State government has extended the tenure of the Caretaker Committees with 16 Local Government Councils in the state by three months. The extension was conveyed by the State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, in a letter sent to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Ali Ahmad. Governor Ahmed explained...... more

25 Unity schools get solar boreholes

25 Unity schools get solar boreholes The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Monday said the ministry provided solar-powered boreholes to 25 Federal Government Colleges in the six geo-political zones in 2016. He made this known while defending the 2017 budget of the ministry before the Senate Committee on Education (Basic & Secondary) in Abuja. The minister...... more

65,000 Christians in Katsina pray for Buhari

65,000 Christians in Katsina pray for Buhari The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says about 65,000 of its members in Katsina State, have begun seven-day fasting and prayers for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari. Rev. Nelson Onyeka Chukwu, CAN Chairman in the state, who disclosed this to journalists on Monday in Katsina, said that the prayers...... more

Court jails driver for raping 80 year old woman

Court jails driver for raping 80 year old woman An Ado Ekiti High Court on Monday sentenced a 45-year-old commercial driver, Lawrence Adedapo, to seven years imprisonment for raping an 80-year-old woman, Madam Grace Asaolu. The sentence on Adedapo has brought to five the number of persons convicted for the offence in the last two years in the area with...... more

Ajimobi signs New Anti-Land Seizure Bill into law

Ajimobi signs New Anti-Land Seizure Bill into law The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has signed a new anti-land grabbing bill into law, prescribing 15-year jail term or fine for offenders. This is one of the provisions of the new Real Properties Protection Law, 2016, which has now been signed into law by the Governor, at the Executive Council...... more

Auditor-General plans weekly audit in government agencies

Auditor-General plans weekly audit in government agencies The Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr Anthony Ayine, says his office plans to send auditors to do weekly audit in government agencies to improve compliance in provision of reports. Ayine said this when he visited the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Muhammad Bello, in Abuja on Monday. Ayine said...... more

Group hails CBN’s foreign exchange policy

Group hails CBN’s foreign exchange policy The Integrity Youth Alliance has reacted to recent attacks on the flexible foreign exchange policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN), throwing its weight behind the apex bank. A statement issued on Monday in Abuja, by Danjuma Lamido, Publicity Secretary of the group, recalled that the CBN on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 formally...... more

PDP will bounce back to power — Gov. Emmanuel

PDP will bounce back to power — Gov. Emmanuel Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has said PDP will bounce back to power, urging members not to be distracted by the recent Appeal Court ruling that recognised the factional leader of the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic Chairman of the party. Emmanuel who said the judgement was...... more

NANS set to shut down Tai Solarin University

NANS set to shut down Tai Solarin University The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has set machineries in place to shut down the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) over what it sees as anti-student policies initiated by the school authorities. A statement issued on Monday by the university’s chapter of NANS, signed by its Ogun JCC Chairman, Com. Isaac...... more

Leo Stan Ekeh inspires youth with motivational tips at entrepreneurs forum

 Leo Stan Ekeh inspires youth with motivational tips at entrepreneurs forum Saturday, February 18, witnessed the infusion of praise and worship into a loaded and motivating inspirational talk as serial digital entrepreneur and Chairman of Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh, delivered an unforgettable sermon in the art and science of entrepreneurial success in the 21st Century. Venue was the headquarters of the Harvesters...... more

We’ll wipe off all Fulani herdsmen from Niger Delta — Pro-Jonathan group

We’ll wipe off all Fulani herdsmen from Niger Delta — Pro-Jonathan group A Pro-Jonathan group under the aegis of GoodluckNigeria has thrown its weight behind the alleged plan by the former President, Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, to rid the Niger Delta of Fulani herdsmen in the region. The group in a statement signed by its President, Joseph Spiff Wilcox and made...... more

Senate accuses EFCC of abuse of Service Wide Votes

Senate accuses EFCC of abuse of Service Wide Votes The Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crime has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), of abusing the process of getting funds from the Service-Wide Votes. Appearing before the Senate Committee to defend his agency’s 2017 budget, Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, told the lawmakers that the EFCC approached...... more

Nigerian scientists develop anti-cancer rice

Nigerian scientists develop anti-cancer rice Scientists at the University of Ilorin and their counterparts at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), are developing an improved rice variety with potentials to prevent cancer. A report in the University of Ilorin Bulletin on Monday stated that this was the outcome of the collaboration between the two institutions for which...... more

CBN moves to ensure availability of Forex, announces new measures

CBN moves to ensure availability of Forex, announces new measures The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday reassured of its commitment to increase the availability of Foreign Exchange “in order to ease the difficulties encountered by Nigerians in obtaining funds for Foreign Exchange transactions.” CBN Ag. Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, said in a statement issued in Abuja: “The Central...... more

Anambra PDP calls for Obiano’s impeachment •Petitions State House of Assembly

Anambra PDP calls for Obiano’s impeachment •Petitions State House of Assembly Chairman of Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Ken Emeakayi, has called on the State House of Assembly to impeach Governor Willie Obiano for what it described as his constitutional breaches. According to the party, the Governor embarked on a 30 days journey abroad without transmitting a letter to...... more

Niger probes N4.4bn bailout funds to LGAs

Niger probes N4.4bn bailout funds to LGAs Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has inaugurated a seven-man administrative panel of enquiry to ascertain the utilisation of the N4.4 billion bailout to 12 local government councils for payment of salary arrears to workers.  The panel headed by a retired Permanent Secretary in the state Civil Service, Mr. Daniel...... more

DPR seizes 1.5 million litres of contaminated fuel vessel in Lagos

DPR seizes 1.5 million litres of contaminated fuel vessel in Lagos The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Monday said it seized a vessel, MT JAZI, loaded with 1.5 million litres of contaminated petroleum product while discharging at Nakem Jetty, Kirikiri, Lagos. Mr Mordecai Ladan, a Director in DPR, who disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos, said that the vessel was intercepted...... more

Cattle ranch: Jonathan’s wife behind Bayelsa protest — Ijaw Patriots

Cattle ranch: Jonathan’s wife behind Bayelsa protest — Ijaw Patriots Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, has been accused of sponsoring protests against the Bayelsa State Government over the state’s decision to allot the Bayelsa Palm for herdsmen operating there. A group, the Ijaw Patriots (IP), in a statement issued on Mondayin Yenagoa, the state capital, maintained that the ex-First...... more

FG to inject N500bn into mortgage bank to tackle housing deficit

FG to inject N500bn into mortgage bank to tackle housing deficit The Federal Government says it will inject N500 billion into the Federal Mortgage Bank to enable it meet the housing needs of Nigerians. Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Baba, who disclosed this on Monday in Jalingo, said that the measure would help the bank to adequately...... more

Nigeria seeks African Union’s intervention to end xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, other Africans

Nigeria seeks African Union’s intervention to end xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, other Africans Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to Nigeria’s President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, has called on the South African Government to take decisive and definitive measures to protect Nigerian citizens and other Africans within South African borders. She equally called on the African Union to intervene urgently in the renewed...... more

Lawmaker lauds Nigerian Army for halting Boko Haram

Lawmaker lauds Nigerian Army for halting Boko Haram   The Member representing Monguno, Marte and Ngazai Federal Constituency of Borno State in the National Assembly, Hon. Mohammed Tahir Monguno, has lauded the Nigerian Army for halting Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East geo-political zone of the country. The lawmaker made the commendation during a courtesy visit to the General...... more

Police seal venue of PDP emergency meeting In Abuja

Police seal venue of PDP emergency meeting In Abuja The venue of the scheduled emergency meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), convened by the Ahmed Makarfi group has been barricaded for use, by the police. The members of the group who had gathered for the meeting earlier on Monday were forced to relocate to the Ekiti State Government Lodge...... more

8 banks sealed off over debts

8 banks sealed off over debts The Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue has sealed off eight banks in the metropolis, for failure to remit about 1Billion Naira tax to the government. The exercise started on Monday morning at about 5:30am, and has affected Access Bank PLC, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Skye Bank, Union Bank, Unity Bank, Heritage...... more

London police called to arrest Nigerian journalist who went to see Buhari

London police called to arrest Nigerian journalist who went to see Buhari Security staff at the Abuja House in London yesterday called in policemen to arrest Tunde Oyedoyin, a Nigerian journalist based in London, who reports for the Lagos-based The Guardian newspaper. Mr. Oyedoyin had gone to the premises to see President Muhammadu Buhari and possibly interview him. When the correspondent told a...... more

Militants give Dickson 48-hour ultimatum over alleged assault on foremost Ijaw woman activist

Militants give Dickson 48-hour ultimatum over alleged assault on foremost Ijaw woman activist An amalgam of militant groups known as the Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC) has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson to apologise to Ijaw woman activist, Annkio Briggs or face their anger. The JRC said it held Dickson responsible for the alleged assault on her and others during...... more

Court orders arrest of Osun monarch, secretary

Court orders arrest of Osun monarch, secretary An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Monday issued a bench warrant against a traditional ruler and his secretary for alleged contempt. The accused and the Olokini of Okini, Oba Okanola Akadiri, and his secretary, Suleiman Rasaki, are facing an eight-count charge of conspiracy, forcibly entry, threat to life and...... more

Buhari won’t rush to fix the economy — Presidency

Buhari won’t rush to fix the economy — Presidency For Nigerians who expect a quick fix of the economy from President Muhammadu Buhari, they will have to wait for a long time as the Presidency has said that the Federal Government will not rush to do so. The Presidency said that Buhari is taking time to build solid structures upon...... more

Goodie Ibru resigns as chairman of Ikeja Hotels

Goodie Ibru resigns as chairman of Ikeja Hotels Mr. Goodie Ibru has resigned as chairman of Ikeja Hotels Plc. His resignation came barely two months after a judge in Abuja backed up his claim as the chairman of the hotel group, amidst a rancorous family dispute, involving Maiden Ibru, the wife of the late younger brother, Alex Ibru. Goodie...... more

South South/South East Network Conference holds April 18 at Owerri

South South/South East Network Conference holds April 18 at Owerri In order to establish an economic union to reap the abundant benefits of inter-state collaboration, South South/South East Network (SESSNet) has concluded arrangements to hold its maiden conference on the 18th April at Links Hotel in Owerri, Imo State capital. SESSNet is a Civic Action, nonprofit organisation focusing on education and...... more

PSP waste operators storm court to stop victimisation by Lagos State Government

PSP waste operators storm court to stop victimisation by Lagos State Government All the Private Sector Participants (PSP) who are the operators of domestic and commercial wastes in Lagos State, have approached the Lagos High Court to stop the Lagos State Government from victimising them on account of the case that they filed in court to challenge the proposal by the government to...... more

 

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