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Building Collapse in Gwarinpa An uncompleted four Story building located at Demola Onakomaya Street Gwarimpa district of Abuja collapsed in the early hours of Monday. Ministry of Science & Technology On 16th Space Dialogue Nigeria began its space journey in 2003 with the lunch of Nigeria’s sat one. Three more Satellites, Nigeria sat 2, sat


1 hr 15 min ago

Prophet arrested for raping 13-yr-old boy at vigil

The Police in Anambra State have arrested Ekene Aboji, 35, a prophet with Jesus Miracle Ministry, Ifite-Awka, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old boy after a vigil. The post Prophet arrested for raping 13-yr-old boy at vigil appeared first on Vanguard News.


1 hr 17 min ago

Alleged N52m Debt: Company carts away ex-minister’s hotel generators

FOUR power generating sets belonging to Mirage Hotels owned by Chief Edem Duke, former Minister for Culture and Tourism have been carted away by Sypet Oil and Chemical Limited over an alleged N52 million debt. The post Alleged N52m Debt: Company carts away ex-minister’s hotel generators appeared first on Vanguard News.


1 hr 25 min ago

ICPC urges stakeholders to strengthen anti-corruption drive

Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has called on stakeholders to avail themselves of its services in the area of system review against corruption. Chairman of the commission, Ekpo Ita, said this in Gombe while presenting a report of their findings on the study and review of the State Board of Internal […] The post ICPC urges stakeholders to strengthen anti-corruption drive appeared first on Nigerian Pilot: Nigerian Newspaper.


1 hr 36 min ago

Fresh erosion threatens road linking ex-President Jonathan’s home town

Erosion is now threatening to cut off the failed Onuebum Road linking Otuoke, former President Goodluck Jonathan home town in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The post Fresh erosion threatens road linking ex-President Jonathan’s home town appeared first on Vanguard News.


1 hr 37 min ago

Naira hits 418/dollar as forex scarcity lingers

The naira plunged to 418 against the dollar at the parallel market on Tuesday as scarcity of foreign exchange continued to weigh on the official interbank and black market. The local currency, which closed at 414 against the greenback on Monday, traded at 415 in Lagos, 417 in Abuja and 418 in Kano, foreign exchange […] Naira hits 418/dollar as forex scarcity lingers


1 hr 47 min ago

Mark Zuckerberg in Nigeria, excited about technology drive

Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, is currently in Nigeria to see how Facebook can better support technology development and entrepreneurship in the country and other African nations. The Facebook CEO visited a ‘Summer of Code Camp’ at the Co-Creation Hub in Yaba, otherwise known as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria, as one of his […] Mark Zuckerberg in Nigeria, excited about technology drive


1 hr 50 min ago

Tambuwal, Sultan visit flood victims

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal alongside Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, recently, assessed the damage done by thunderstorm and flood at Tudu village and surrounding communities in Dange Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State. Incessant rain and rising water level destroyed more than 100 homes, while a toddler was reported dead in the village. Addressing victims […] The post Tambuwal, Sultan visit flood victims appeared first on Nigerian Pilot: Nigerian Newspaper.


1 hr 59 min ago

Insurgency: FG blames lack of adequate military hardware on recession

LAGOS — The Federal Government, yesterday, attributed its inability to adequately fund major projects, including those of the armed forces, to recession currently facing the country. The post Insurgency: FG blames lack of adequate military hardware on recession appeared first on Vanguard News.


2 hr 07 min ago

Military apprehends 3 cultists, others in navy uniform

Military patrol team at Otefe, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State, have apprehended three cultists who were reportedly harassing and intimidating students in the area. The troops also arrested five suspects (four males and a female) at Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area of the state, same day. Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the […] The post Military apprehends 3 cultists, others in navy uniform appeared first on Nigerian Pilot: Nigerian Newspaper.


2 hr 08 min ago

Kerry’s visit: US Embassy opens dialogue with CAN

LAGOS — The United States Mission in Nigeria has opened communication with the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, towards clarifying allegations of religious and sectional partisanship in last week’s visit to Nigeria of the U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry. The post Kerry’s visit: US Embassy opens dialogue with CAN appeared first on Vanguard News.


2 hr 34 min ago

Alleged N2.3bn Fraud: Again, Orubebe’s Absence Stalls Arraignment

For the second time in about two weeks, the planned arraignment of the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe has been stalled due to his absence in court. Orubebe was charged before the court for alleged involvement in the diversion of about N2.3 billion public funds. Orubebe, Oludare Lawrence Alaba (an Assistant Director,...


2 hr 34 min ago

We Are Not Rogues, NBA Replies EFCC

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the statement credited to the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, describing lawyers in the country as rogues. The NBA in a press statement signed by the NBA General Secretary, Isiaka Abiola Olagunju Esq. issued in Abuja, yesterday, called on the commission...


2 hr 36 min ago

N400m Campaign Fund: EFCC Arrests Ebonyi Gov’s Brother, 2 Others

In line with the determination of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to recover the slush funds used for the 2015 presidential election, the Commission has arrested one Austin Umahi, brother to the current governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi along with two others: Chinyere  Egwuche and Mabel Dikibo over a N400, 000,...


2 hr 37 min ago

New N/Delta Terrorists Attack NNPC Facility

A previously unknown militant group, the Niger Delta Greenlander, has attacked the Ogor-Oteri major delivery line operated by the National Petroleum Development Company (NPDC). The attack, which occurred at about ‎3am, was reportedly carried out by the Uproot Team B of the group. The militant group, in statement issued and signed by Gen. Aldo Agbalaja...


2 hr 38 min ago

Nigeria Is Divisible – Ango Abdullahi

The former special adviser on Food Security under former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former vice chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU),Zaria, Prof Ango Abdullahi, has taken a swipe at those endorsing Nigeria’s indivisibility, saying  there’s nothing  like indivisibility of any country, insisting that  Nigeria is  divisible. He said it was time to correct the mistake Lord...


2 hr 39 min ago

War Against Insurgency: Over 5,000 CSOs Hold Rally In Support Of PMB

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE), a coalition of over 5000 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) yesterday in Abuja held a peaceful protest in appreciation of the successes made by the  administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the current military leadership in the war against Boko Haram insurgents. Addressing journalists during the rally which kicked...


2 hr 40 min ago

Economy: Soludo Backs PMB On Emergency Powers

The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Soludo, has expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergency economic bill aimed at reviving the economy, a report by The Cable has said. Soludo has also proposed to the All Progressivess Congress (APC)-led federal government, a public spending of 15 per cent to 20...


2 hr 41 min ago

Shema Won’t Escape Justice – Masari’s Aide

Special Assistant to Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State on Radio Monitoring, Mansur Muhammad Mashi has tasked immediate past governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema to wait and see if he would not be charged to court if found wanting. Mashi was reacting to statement credited to former Governor Shema who reportedly challenged his...


2 hr 42 min ago

Borno: NLC Urges Shettima To Pay 2 Months Salaries Of Verified Workers

The Borno State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to Governor Kashim Shettima to pay the two months’ salaries of workers that were “physically identified and captured” by the workers’ verification and biometric exercise committee. The payment of salaries, according to NLC chairman, Ali Abana, were inevitable, as workers continue to suffer hardships...

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