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Obiano swears in 21 Anambra transition chairmen and councillors

Obiano swears in 21 Anambra transition chairmen and councillors Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has sworn-in the new Transitional Caretaker Chairmen and Councillors to take over from those who had been running the 21 local government areas in the state since the expiration of the tenure of the elected council officials in August last year. The swearing-in took...... more

FG establishes second female prison

FG establishes second female prison The Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS, on Wednesday announced the establishment of a second all-female prison in Nigeria. Peter Tenkwa, the Controller of NPS in Adamawa, confirmed the development in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Yola. Mr. Tenkwa said that the development followed the ongoing restructuring of the Nigeria Prison Services...... more

Presidential Aide calls for calm over attacks on Nigerians in India

Presidential Aide calls for calm over attacks on Nigerians in India Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has urged Nigerians in India to remain calm, be watchful of their surroundings. She spoke against the background of multiple distress calls by Nigerian students in India on concerns on their safety as a result of renewed...... more

Herdsmen strike in Cross River; kill native

Herdsmen strike in Cross River; kill native The Cross River State Police Command has confirmed the death of Mr Etim Okon Akpan following a clash between Fulani herdsmen and members of Obio-Usere community in Odukpani LGA of the state. Confirming the unfortunate incident to newsmen at the State Command Headquarters in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, the...... more

Dickson signs Bayelsa education bills into law; appoints Prof. Isoun head

Dickson signs Bayelsa education bills into law; appoints Prof. Isoun head The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday signed the Higher Education Students’ Loan and Education Development Trust Fund bills into law, targeted at building the manpower base of the state. Assenting to the two bills in Government House, Yenagoa, Governor Dickson, described the laws as the most revolutionary intervention in the...... more

INEC Chairman elected President of ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions

INEC Chairman elected President of ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions Nigeria’s representative and Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has been elected as the president of ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions. Yakubu garnered 10 votes to defeat Guinea, which received four votes The Republic of Benin and Guinea Bissau emerged First and Second Vice Presidents respectively,...... more

Civil Defence arrests suspected 11 oil thieves, destroys 29 illegal refineries

Civil Defence arrests suspected 11 oil thieves, destroys 29 illegal refineries The Bayelsa Command of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested 11 suspected oil criminals and destroyed 29 illegal refineries in the state. The state Commandant, NSCDC, Mr Desmond Agu, said on Wednesday that the suspects had been paraded on Tuesday while efforts were underway to prosecute them. Agu said that the command...... more

13 seized vehicles not Senator’s: Customs

13 seized vehicles not Senator’s: Customs The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has described as mischievous, publications in some print and online platforms indicating that the service had seized vehicles belonging to a Senator in Kano. A statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Customs Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, stated that since this is capable of misleading the public...... more

Ambode has made me proud — Tinubu

Ambode has made me proud — Tinubu National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Wednesday poured accolades on the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, over his sterling performance in the last 22 months, saying that the Governor has made him proud. Speaking while commissioning network of roads, link bridge and health centre in...... more

Troops attack Boko Haram hideout, foil ambush

Troops attack Boko Haram hideout, foil ambush Troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Brigade, Nigerian Army on Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Wednesday carried out a fighting patrol towards Boskoro, Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State, where it was believed, a sleeper cell of Boko Haram terrorists was hibernating. “While advancing, the troops came in contact with some elements...... more

Modular refineries: NNPC unveils plan to organise Niger Delta youths into consortia

Modular refineries: NNPC unveils plan to organise Niger Delta youths into consortia The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, has thrown some light on the modular refineries the Federal Government is planning for the Niger Delta. Maikanti at the 53rd International Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) in Abuja said the...... more

Protesting workers allege massive fraud in Information Ministry, demand Lai Mohammed’s sack

Protesting workers allege massive fraud in Information Ministry, demand Lai Mohammed’s sack Workers of the Ministry of Information have staged a protest against what they described as the ministry’s negligence of staff welfare and gross misappropriation of public funds. They urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe activities of the ministry over non-payment of allowances, refusal to train staff, among others. The protesters, who...... more

JAMB adopts e-PIN vending registration to prevent exam fraud

JAMB adopts e-PIN vending registration to prevent exam fraud The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it introduced the new e-PIN vending registration for candidates to prevent fraud in its examination. JAMB Acting Zonal Coordinator in Nasarawa State, Moses Akobu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lafia that the e-PIN was not introduced to create hardship for...... more

Senate vs Presidency: Osinbajo heads peace committee

Senate vs Presidency: Osinbajo heads peace committee President Muhammadu Buhari has raised a committee to resolve the perennial rift between the executive and the legislature. The committee was set up on Wednesday during a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by the president. The committee, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has as members, all ministers who...... more

Customs redeploys 337 Assistant Comptrollers

Customs redeploys 337 Assistant Comptrollers The Comptroller-General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd.), has approved the redeployment of 337 Assistant Comptrollers of Customs to various Commands across the country with immediate effect. The redeployment exercise which also confirms AC Joseph Attah as the substantive Public Relations Officer of the Service, moved AC Babadidi B from...... more

Nigeria to showcase maritime potentials in Norway

Nigeria to showcase maritime potentials in Norway As part of measures to attract foreign investors to tap into opportunities that abound in the Nigerian maritime industry, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) would be showcasing the potentials of the Nigerian Maritime Sector at the Norway Shipping week that would hold later this year. The Director General...... more

Sagay dares Senate, vows not to obey summons

Sagay dares Senate, vows not to obey summons Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, has declared that the Senate has neither the power nor authority to summon him to appear before it. Professor Sagay said emphatically that he cannot be intimidated by the lawmakers. He therefore asked them to get legal advisers to check...... more

Vice Principal impregnates school girl

Vice Principal impregnates school girl Malam Mohammed Kuyizhi, Vice Principal, Government Day Secondary School, Tunga-Minna in Niger, has appeared before the state’s Child Rights Protection Agency, over the pregnancy of a 16-year-old student. Kuyizhi is accused of impregnating the girl, who is a junior student in the school. Hajia Mariam Kolo, the Director-General of the agency,...... more

Court grants peace corps commandant Akor, bail

Court grants peace corps commandant Akor, bail The Federal High Court Abuja, on Wednesday granted Dickson Akor, National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, bail in the sum of N10m. In his ruling, the trial judge, Justice John Tsoho said the court was inclined to grant the bail to the applicant because the alleged offences were not capital in...... more

Anambra APC guber aspirant hails Tinubu at 65

Anambra APC guber aspirant hails Tinubu at 65 An All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Anambra State, Comrade Eze Harris Chuma has congratulated the National Leader of the party, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on the occasion of his 65th birthday anniversary. The aspirant described Tinubu as “one detribalised Nigerian, a great patriot, talent scout and developer. You have...... more

UNIOSUN holds symposium to mark 10th anniversary

UNIOSUN holds symposium to mark 10th anniversary Osun State University (UNIOSUN) yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the creation of the institution with a symposium held at the main campus of the University in Osogbo, Osun State capital.  The symposium with the theme, “UNIOSUN Yesterday, Today and in the Future”, was designed to evaluate the existence of the...... more

ASUU demands payment of N128bn allowances owed by FG

ASUU demands payment of N128bn allowances owed by FG Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the Federal Government to pay the outstanding arrears of its members not later than July, 2017. The ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this during a news conference at the University of Abuja on Wednesday. Ogunyemi said that ASUU insisted on a...... more

2,000 sacked local government workers protest in Imo

2,000 sacked local government workers protest in Imo No fewer than 2,000 local government workers in Imo State on Monday staged a protest against their sack by the state government at the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, secretariat in Owerri. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the affected workers from the 27 local government councils of the state, wore...... more

States’ debt burden rises to over N3.342trn •Lagos, Delta, Osun and Akwa Ibom top the list

States’ debt burden rises to over N3.342trn •Lagos, Delta, Osun and Akwa Ibom top the list The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) says that the debt burden of the 36 States of the Federation has risen to over 3.342 trillion Naira as at 2016. Lagos, Delta, Osun and Akwa Ibom states topped the debt chart with a total debt profile of 1.262 trillion Naira, representing about...... more

Fayose’s aide, Rep member charged with double murder

Fayose’s aide, Rep member charged with double murder A former Personal Assistant to Governor Ayo Fayose during his first tenure, Goke Olatunji, was on Tuesday arraigned at an Ado Ekiti High Court over alleged double murder. The offences were allegedly committed 11 years ago. Also charged with him is a member of House of Representatives, Mr Thaddeus Aina. He...... more

Youth converge in Ibadan to discuss strategies to counter violent extremism

Youth converge in Ibadan to discuss strategies to counter violent extremism Nigeria Youth 4 Peace Initiative (NY4PI) has announced a One-Day National Youth Summit under the theme “Youth Participation in Countering Violent Extremism: Opportunities and Challenges”. It is scheduled to hold at the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Thursday, April 6, 2017. A statement...... more

Radio Bayelsa staff flogged by GM heads for court to seek redress

Radio Bayelsa staff flogged by GM heads for court to seek redress Mr. Tonye Yemoleigha, one of the four staff flogged by the General Manager of Glory FM Radio Bayelsa, Mr John Idumange, says he is heading for the court to seek redress. The lingering labour dispute at the FM station operated by Bayelsa Government had reached a climax on February 22, 2017...... more

Okowa challenges Immigration on accurate data of expatriates

Okowa challenges Immigration on accurate data of expatriates Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has challenged the Nigerian Immigration Service to provide accurate data of expatriates to check loss of revenue. Governor Okowa made the call yesterday when the Comptroller, Immigration Services, Delta State Command, Mr. Baba Ali Zakari, led officials of the agency to pay him a...... more

Attack on Amnesty International Office: FG plotting to silence human rights community, says CLO

Attack on Amnesty International Office: FG plotting to silence human rights community, says CLO The South-South zone of the Civil Liberties Organisarion (CLO) has condemned the March 20 attack on Amnesty International’s office in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, by a group of protesters. The protesters asked the human rights body to quit Nigeria within 24 hours. CLO condemned the action in a statement on Tuesday...... more

BREAKING: Senate suspends Ndume for 6 months •Clears Saraki, Melaye

BREAKING: Senate suspends Ndume for 6 months •Clears Saraki, Melaye The Nigerian Senate has suspended Senator Ali Ndume, a former Senate Leader, for 181 legislative days – amounting to six months – having “failed to conduct proper investigation before his allegations” on Senator Dino Melaye’s certificate forgery saga and Senate President Bukola Saraki’s alleged importation of a bullet-proof car. This followed...... more

 

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