Lagos State government has reiterated its commitment towards zero tolerance for criminality while harping on the need for all security agencies in the country to scale up intelligence gathering and information sharing to ensure effective protection of lives and property. Speaking while formally declaring open the 2016 3rd Quarterly Meeting of Federal and State Security […]
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At last Max Air and Fly Nass airlines have airlifted the first and second batches of this yearâ€™s intending pilgrims from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, Bauchi. Over 500 intending pilgrims comprising of 184 female intending pilgrims and their 300 male counterparts were seen off by the state deputy Governor, Engineer Nuhu Gidado yesterday. […]
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Nigerian Army has granted administrative bail to two persons namely, Ahmed Bolori and Aisha Wakil, who were declared wanted over their alleged involvement in the Boko Haramâ€™s abduction of some Chibok schoolgirls. Bolori and Wakil, reportedly turned up to the military authority after being declared wanted for questioning, but Nigerian Pilot gathered that they were […]
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Three suspected kidnappers of a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Bello have been arrested by the intelligence response team, IRT, of the Inspector General of Police, IGPâ€™s monitoring unit. This is even as the suspects have admitted collecting the sum of N10million as ransom from the lawmaker. Parading the suspects at the Force […]
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Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, has declined to grant an ex parte order sought by the Ayo Fayose administration to restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from investigating the finances of the state. Justice Cornelius Akintayo refrained from granting the order on grounds that all the defendants in the case […]
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Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu has revealed that the ministry has cleaned up the moribund draft National Water Bill, National Water Policy and National Irrigation Policy, which are now ready for presentation to the Federal Executive Council. He gave the revelation yesterday in Abuja during the public presentation of the water sector road […]
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Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari has appealed to the people of Ilorin Community and Kwara State at large to continue to pray for Nigerian leaders and for peaceful co-existence to continue to reign in the nation. The monarch stated this in his Palace on Thursday at a special prayer marking the 21years of his […]
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Plans for the arraignment of embattled former Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Elder Godsday Orubebe and three others before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Maitama, Abuja was yesterday stalled. Orubebe, Oludare Lawrence Alaba, Ephraim Tewolde Zeri (Director of Contracts) and Gitto Costruzioni Generali Nigeria Limited were accused, in a five-count charge, of […]
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Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has rescheduled the Rivers State re-run elections to hold in October. The Commissionâ€™s National Commissioner for Operations, Hajia Amina Zakari Made the declaration yesterday in Port Harcourt while answering questions at a stakeholders meeting. Hajia Zakari noted that it would not be possible for INEC to conduct ithe elections in […]
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Kwara State government has lost over N400million since 2014 due to illegal recruitment of 516 employees by the state Teaching Service Commission. This is part of the findings of an Administrative Panel of Enquiry instituted by the state governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, on the illegal recruitment into the state Teaching Service Commission. Chairman of the […]
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Federal government yesterday said steel importation had cost the country over $4 billion. Minister of State for Solid Minerals, Abubakar Bawa Bwari disclosed this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation on the ongoing investigative hearing on the Modified Niomco Concession Agreement. Bwari lamented the poor state of Ajaokuta […]
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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that African countries are in a critical moment, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, which is facing slow growth after 10 years of unprecedented growth. He made this known in Abuja yesterday during the Conference of African Central Bank Governors. According to him, â€œThe region suffered a sharp slowdown, owing to slump in […]
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Nigerian Navy Ship NWAMBA has rescued a merchant tanker vessel with call sign MT VECTIS OSPREY from sea pirates who attacked her 20 nautical miles offshore of Bonny. Naval director of Information, Commodore Christian Odogwu Ezekobe said in a statement yesterday that the rescue operation was in response to a timely alert by the International […]
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New executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Professor Usman Yusuf has promised to use a virile Information and Communication Technology, ICT, centre to actualise the Universal Health Coverage for Nigerians. According to a press release signed by Ayo Osinlu, head of Media and Public Relations Department of the scheme, Professor Yusuf made […]
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Nigeria Export -Import bank, NEXIM, has reiterated the need for stakeholders and financial institutions to collaborate towards meaningful development of the cocoa industry just as it urged entrepreneurs in cocoa processing to avail themselves of N500billion funding incentives by the bank. Acting Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Bashir Wali, stated this when critical stakeholders […]
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Indeed, the media has been awashed with the word â€œpaddingâ€ after the 2016 budget estimates was submitted to the joint session of the National Assembly in December 2015. The lawmakers went on Christmas and New Year break shortly after the budget was presented by President Muhammadu Buhari. On resumption from the break, it was later […]
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Jose Mourinho may well be determined to mark his first Premier League match at Old Trafford on Friday night with victory over Southampton, but the Portuguese still finds time to meet his commercial obligations. Mourinhoâ€™s hectic schedule saw him return to his temporary lodgings of the plush Lowry hotel on Tuesday having filmed an advert […]
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A former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Lai Olorode, says political parties, candidates, and security agents must collaborate to avert inconclusive governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States on September 10 and November 26respectively. Olorode gave the charge in a chat with newsmen in Lagos. His words: â€œThere are two […]
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Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, still holds the ace in the state as the party with the best welfare package and comprehensive rural-urban development. He said this while addressing the electorate during a campaign rally organized by APC to canvass for votes for the partyâ€™s candidate […]
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shook up the top leadership of his campaign Wednesday, less than three months before Americans choose who will take over the White House in January. He hired Stephen Bannon, a senior executive at the conservative news website Breitbart, to be campaign chief executive officer and promoted pollster Kellyanne Conway to […]
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