Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Professor ItseSagay, SAN, has disclosed that the outcome of the 2016 budget padding probe would be forwarded to the Presidency and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. He spoke on submission of a petition against Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. YakubuDogara, and other principal officers by […]
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Vice President, Prof. YemiOsinbajo, yesterday, said Nigeria will be built on young peopleâ€™s innovation and energy, based on their technological progress in various fields of national development. Osinbajo made this assertion at the Aso Villa Demo Day at the State House Banquet Hall, to unveil 30 successful youth inventors who were outstanding with their innovations […]
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Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has threatened to resume its suspended strike if the federal government refuses to enforce the implementation of an agreement reached among the tripartite partners in the industry. This was contained in a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Productivity dated August 22, 2016, […]
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China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, says it has won a $1.68 billion contract to upgrade and modernise the Kano-Kaduna segment of the Lagos-Kano rail line. According to the statement signed by Yi Er San Ri and LiunianJiuyue, on behalf of CCECC, the two-lane standard gauge design will travel at a maximum driving speed 150km/h. […]
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Global rating agency, Moodyâ€™s, yesterday, warned of a further contraction of the Nigeria, while it disclosed that the declining value of the naira would engender a marginal increase in Nigeriaâ€™s external debt to 5.2 per cent of Gross Domestic Product, GDP, by end of 2016 from 3.3 per cent in 2015. This came as expert […]
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Popular Nigerian private tertiary institution, Babcock University, has allegedly announced that it will start searching students’ laptop for porn and other adult materials. Although the school has neither confirmed nor denied this yet, twitter account (@Babcockuni_ng) is currently trending and receiving backlash on Nigerian twitter for stating that there would be a thorough search for […]
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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun, has alerted the public on how Governor RaufAregbesola allegedly deceived President MuhammaduBuhari on â€œthe truthâ€ behind the Osogbo High School commissioned on Thursday. A statement signed by its State Chairman, Hon SojiAdagunodo, said the commissioned school was not a public school but one to be managed commercially until […]
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Mo Farah and Usain Bolt ‘s decisions to end their track careers in London have sparked a huge rush for tickets for next year’s World Championships, with more than a million people applying. Bolt plans to hang up his spikes after the event while Farah intends to switch his focus from the track to the […]
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Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, says a proposal by the Nigerian government to impose a 10 per cent tax on phone calls, text messages, data and more, would help enhance telecommunication services in the country. The plan has been widely criticised. But Mr. Shittu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Osogbo, […]
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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed five cases of Lassa Fever in Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau and Rivers states. ChikweIhekweazu, chief executive officer, NCDC, disclosed this on Friday, saying two cases were reported from Plateau and one each from Rivers, Bauchi and Gombe. Ihekweazu said the victim from Gombe died on August 22, while […]
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Mario Balotelli has told his new club Nice that they haven’t taken a ‘risk’ in signing him. Balotelli signed for the Ligue 1 side on Wednesday after leaving Liverpool on a free transfer. The striker was introduced to the French media for the first time on Friday and he started by addressing concerns some supporters […]
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Senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, GarbaShehu, says Nigerians are right to be disappointed on the state of the economy, but that they should direct their anger to the â€œright quartersâ€. In a piece entitled: â€˜What is President Buhari doing with the economy?â€™ Shehu attributed the poor situation of things to […]
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Anthony Joshua will make the second defence of his IBF heavyweight title at the Manchester Arena on November 26. The undefeated 26-year-old last fought when he stopped Dominic Breazeale in seven rounds in June. His next challenger is to be announced by the end of September. The holder of British, Commonwealth and World titles, Joshua […]
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As delegates trooped to The Dome, venue of the primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State on Saturday, Labour Party announced the emergence of AdeutiTaye, an economist, for the November governorship election. Taye was unanimously adopted after OlugbengaOjo, his only challenger, withdrew from the race. LadiIliya, returning officer for the election […]
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Minister of State for Aviation, Senator HadiSirika yesterday assured the workers of Aero Contractors Airline that the federal government will do everything within its power to prevent the airline from dying and the workers loosing their jobs, as the government will restructure the airlines. Senator HadiSirika gave the assurance when he addressed workers of the […]
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â€¦â€¦â€¦begins distribution of PVCs to voters Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has stepped up efforts to ensure a smooth polls ahead of next Saturdayâ€™s Edo governorship election as it began distribution of permanent voters cards ,PVC, across the state yesterday. The commission has encouraged residents to come out en mass to collect the PVC in […]
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Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has taken a swipe at the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stating that they are the current misfortune bedeviling the Nigerian nation. For the ruling APC, Obasanjo said it cannot claim to be a strong political party in power at the federal level, just […]
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Senate leader, Senator Ali Ndume, on Friday evening raised the alarm that if something urgent was not done, a war worse than the Boko Haram insurgency looms in Borno State and the North East generally. Ndume raised the alarm at a cocktail organised to mark the official inauguration of â€˜Get Involved Initiativeâ€™, a pet project […]
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A newly installed Permanent Secretary in the service of Ogun State government, Mrs Betty Olubunmi Odumusi, yesterday died in her sleep less than 48 hours after she was sworn in. Late Odumusi was among 14 new Permanent Secretaries sworn-in Thursday by Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State. It was gathered that the deceased was in […]
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Blames over the alleged 16 year of misrule of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by the All Progressives Congress, APC, resonated again as the ruling party admits that the current administration of President MuhammaduBuhari cannot fix the Nigerian economy soon. â€œWe are clearing the debris, it is not possible to fix in one year […]
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