Senator Mark decried the continued invasion of communities in Benue state by suspected armed herdsmen which have claimed many lives and properties worth millions of naira . A worried Mark stated:â€Enough of the blood bath. Enough of this massacre. This war is senseless and needless .Why should we continue to kill ourselves and destroy our
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Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, and Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, have suspended their strike after a meeting with the federal government on Wednesday. The meeting, which ended at 1am, was attended by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, the oil unions and
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Leading African businessman and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu CON joined the First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs. Aisha Buhari and wife of the Vice President of Nigeria, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo at a forum and exhibition on Nigerian Women in Export which was held in Abuja. Themed â€˜Achieving Zero Oil Growth Through Women Inclusiveness in Global Export
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Members of the House of Representatives yesterday initiated a bill to prescribe punishment for non-payment and late payment of salaries, wages and pensions to workers in the country. The move was in view of the prevailing issues of employers owing workers several months of wages and salaries. The sponsored of the bill and House leader,
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Nigerian Army has confirmed that 3 of its gallant soldiers have been killed and 18 others wounded when Boko Haram terrorists ambushed the military troops at Kangarwa, northern Borno State. Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, confirming the attack in a press statement yesterday said, unspecified number of terrorists were also killed by the troops
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Federal Ministry of Water Resources has identified insufficient funding as a challenge to providing humanitarian response to the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in the country. Ibiyemi Olu-Daniels, deputy director, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, WASH, emergency in the ministry, said this in Abuja on Wednesday. Olu-Daniels said development partners like the UN Childrenâ€™s Fund and
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High Court of Justice in Ikole Ekiti Division, Ekiti State has removed the Owa of Odo Ayedun Ekiti, Oba Ilesanmi Ajibade, over gross abuse of tradition in his selection process. The Court upheld the position canvassed by the Claimant, Prince Adekunle Adeniyi that he remains the most appropriate person for the coveted seat, having participated
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Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies, SPGS, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Professor Kabiru Bala, has revealed that the school is now fully positioned and working towards ensuring that candidates admitted for various Masters and Doctorate degree programs graduated on record time. The Dean who spoke to journalists in the University over the weekend on
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Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Abia Onyike, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has declared a â€˜secret warâ€™ against the Igbo race. Onyike, a former Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, stated this during an interaction with journalists in Abakaliki where he harshly criticised the president for trying to decimate and humiliate
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Pandemonium pervaded Kaduna yesterday as operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS, reportedly killed a travelling woman along Kaduna- Abuja Expressway. The incident was said to have happened around 2:15 pm yesterday in Jere along Kaduna – Abuja highway when the DSS operatives attempted to shoot another vehicle and in the process shot at
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Counsel to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has replied the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs Aisha, through her counsel, Mary Ekpere & Co, justifying the governorâ€™s claim that she was indeed mentioned in the Halliburton scandal. In a letter dated July 8, Ozekhome affirmed that the statement made regarding
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Bauchi State police command said it has arrested a 25-year-old man, Maikudi Mohammed with human head. According to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations officer, SP Haruna Muhammad yesterday stated that a day after sallah at about 3pm police arrested the suspect Maikudi of Galambi village with Suspected Human head wrapped inside a
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Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has debunked the statement credited to the national chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Oye that the agitation for Biafra State was borne out of frustration. The spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, in a statement made available to the media, pointed out that Oye was out of
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Ebonyi State government has cancelled the proposed unified promotion exams and ordered principals of both public and private schools in the state to refund the fees they collected from students for the said examinations within seven days. Nigerian Pilot recalls that state government had introduced unified promotion examinations in both public and private primary and
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Monthly Survey conducted by the Central Bank of Nigeria has stated that the employment level Index declined for the fifth consecutive month in June 2016. This was disclosed in a statement obtained from the CBN website yesterday. At 42.5 index points, the employment level declined at a faster rate when compared to the 44.6 points
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As the face-off between the executive and the legislature continues, there are very strong indications that the Senate may not effectÂ the much needed seriousÂ changes in the 2016 budget to make it realistic and implementable to show their anger against the executives who has continued the trail of its leadership over forgery of its rules and
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FITCH International, one of the foremost global rating agencies has affirmed United Bank for Africa, UBA, Plcâ€™s viability rating at â€œBâ€, as the pan-African banking group continue to sustain its benchmark asset quality and strong profitability amidst industry and macroeconomic challenges. UBA is one of the few banks with strong risk management framework, which has
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Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has said that Nigerians should expect five medal from Team Nigeria at the 2016 Olympic Games due to commence next month in Rio, Brazil. T o achieve this, the minister called on all Nigerians to support the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC who are determined to ensure that the team performs well
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Enyimba are through to the Round of 16 of the Federation Cup after they eliminated El Kanemi 3-1 on penalties after fulltime scores stood at 1-1. They will now clash with J. Atete for a place in the quarterfinals of the cup competition. Striker Peter Onyekachi shot Enyimba in front after nine minutes through a
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Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, on Friday ended a two-day trading session as all-share index, ASI, and market capitalisation dipped 1.54 percent to close the week at 28,854.98 basis points and N9.910 trillion respectively. â€œSimilarly, all other Indices finished lower during the week, with the exception of the NSE ASeM Index that closed flat,â€ according to
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