The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Dr Ezekiel Oseni as acting Managing Director of the National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND). The information is contained in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, on Wednesday in Abuja. Isa-Dutse stated that “Oseniâ€™s appointment which takes immediate effect is made […]
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The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, on Wednesday attributed the current economic recession in the country to inability of the past administrations to diversify the economy. He made the remark while delivering a lecture at the ongoing 15th meetings of the Joint Planning Board and National Council on Development Planning in Kano. He said […]
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The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has sealed Protea Hotel, close to Kuramo Waters, over alleged failure to remit N11.07 million personal income taxes deducted from workersâ€™ salaries. Mrs Ajibike Oshodi-Sholola, Head, Distrain Unit of LIRS, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during a state-wide tax law enforcement exercise in Lagos […]
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A welding gas explosion in Damaturu on Wednesday killed one person and caused panic, making people to scamper for safety. Lt. George Okupe, the Army spokesman in the state, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “It was an accidental explosion from a welding tank when a welder was working on a […]
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Singer and actress Demi Lovato has been accused by American indie rock band Sleigh Bells over copyright infringement. Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller of the Brooklyn-based band said in a lawsuit filed on Monday in a California Federal Court that “Stars”, a bonus track on Lovato’s 2015 hit album “Confident,” contains significant materials. The materials […]
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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has condemned the Tuesdayâ€™s invasion and seal off of the residence of former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso by armed policemen to prevent a mass wedding programme, reiterating his earlier warning that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its supporters have built dictatorship round President Muhammadu Buhari by […]
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Some aggrieved members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have broken away from the separatist group under the leadership of incarcerated Nnamdi Kanu. Spokesman of the splinter group identified as The Re-branded Indigenous People of Biafra, TRIOPOB, Chima Phillip Effiong Osuji, explained that the new faction was formed due to the alleged â€œrigidâ€ and […]
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A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 37 people dead and dozens more injured or unaccounted for. Scores of buildings were reduced to dusty piles of masonry in communities close to the epicentre of the pre-dawn quake in a remote area straddling the regions of Umbria, Marche […]
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Police are hunting two men for raping a 27-year-old man in a park. According o Metro UK, the man was attacked as he walked through Goffs Park in Crawley, Sussex, on Friday morning by the pair. Police said that he was found at around 12.20pm by a passer by who called an ambulance and it […]
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BENUE State governor, Samuel Ortom has assured that Terwase Agwadza, the notorious criminal popularly known as Gana will soon be arrested. Ortom who fielded questions from newsmen in Government House, Makurdi yesterday said, the security operatives were closing in on Gana, but are taking their time because of civilian casualties. â€œThere is nothing special about […]
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Thirty-five-year-old Civil Servant, Samson Manyude has been remanded in prison on the orders of Lokoja Senior Magistrate Court over alleged armed robbery and kidnap of 70-year-old man. Senior Magistrate, Clement Kekere gave the order in his ruling on arraignment of the accused person on Tuesday in Lokoja. The presiding magistrate said the offences for which […]
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Bayelsa State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has stated that it would no longer condone the intimidation and constant harassment of workers on a peaceful protest in the state. Chairman of NLC in the state, Bipre Ndiomu came out with this in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, when he led his members on […]
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Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev. Tor Uja, has called on churches to invest in missions. According to a statement by NCPCâ€™s media unit, Uja disclosed this in Abuja when members of the International Missions Fellowship, IMF, Abuja chapter, paid him a courtesy visit. He stressed that missions is the most important thing […]
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About 128,149 candidates representing 88.14 percent, who sat for the 2016 Lagos State Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE, passed. Nigerian Pilot reports that the BECE and Placement Test is to qualify primary school pupils into State Junior Secondary Schools. The improved result shows that effort by the Lagos State Government to raise the standard of […]
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Life and selfless disposition of legendary icon, Nelson Mandela, reverberated yesterday, as Save Democracy Group-Africa, SDG-Africa, organised the 2016 Nelson Mandela International Roundtable on Political Development in Africa with the theme: â€˜Presidential Constitutional Term Limits and the Future of African Democracyâ€™. The roundtable which had diverse dignitaries in attendance, reflected on the patriotic legacies of […]
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Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, yesterday, disqualified himself from adjudicating in a legal action instituted by the Incorporated Trustee of Oron Union, Akwa Ibom State, against the composition of the Niger-Delta Development Commission, NDDC, by the federal government. The union had approached the court, challenging the nominations of Messrs Nsima […]
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Unknown gunmen, yesterday, kidnapped the member representing Tudun Wada constituency at the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Samaila. The kidnappers were said to have demanded N70 million as ransom. Samaila, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Education, was allegedly kidnapped around Abakpa community in Kaduna North Local Government Area. According to eye witness […]
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As part of its efforts to boost electricity in the country, the Japanese government, through its agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has donated solar power worth $9.7 million to the Federal Government. The Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, Mr SadanobuKusaoke, disclosed this in Abuja yesterday during the inauguration of the project where he revealed […]
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241 stranded Nigerians trying to look for greener pastures in foreign land through Libya were yesterday repatriated. In a press statement issued yesterday by the South west Spokesman for National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, said that 3 of the returnees are receiving medical treatment at the Lagos State university teaching hospital, LASUTH. […]
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Contrary to rumours making the rounds over the health condition of Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and his recent trip overseas, the state government has announced the governor â€˜s return to Nigeria after a two week economic trip. Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo who dropped the hint yesterday in a […]
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