SENATE President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday assured traders in the various markets across the country not to panic as a result of the present harsh economic conditions as the Senate will always take decisions that will protect the interests of business and ensure the stability of the economy. Saraki, according to a statement by […]
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A US flight was evacuated prior to takeoff when a passengerâ€™s Galaxy Note 7 â€” reportedly a replacement in Samsungâ€™s global recall â€” caught fire, landing the company in new controversy. Samsung has been struggling with a recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 handsets due to complaints of exploding batteries, a problem the replacement […]
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Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr has also laid down the line for his players. Despite being hit by three mind-boggling injuries in the spate of 10 days ( Leon Balogun, Victor Moses and Isaac Moses are all out) the German is still confident and did not mince words as to what he would expect. â€œWe […]
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KOGI State government said necessary machinery were being put in place for the establishment of six farm settlements across the three senatorial districts of the state. Special adviser to the governor on Local Government Affairs, Mr Abubakar Ohere dropped this hint on Thursday in Lokoja, while addressing the administrators of 21 local government councils in […]
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NATIONAL Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, yesterday staged a peaceful protest at the Turkish Embassy, demanding unconditional release of 50 detained Nigerians schooling in that country. The protest took place immediately after inauguration ceremony of the newly elected executives of the association at the Gwagwalada Univ ersity of Abuja main campus. Speaking at the protest, […]
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NIGERIANS in the United Kingdom have stormed the Commonwealth office in London over the delay in the prosecution of leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibraheem El-zakzaky. The IMN leader was accused of instigating his supporters to attack the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, in December 2015. Two panel […]
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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari said former President Goodluck Jonathan, his predecessor, contributed to the success at the 2015 general elections. Buhari said this while speaking at the Leadership award ceremony yesteday in Abuja on Thursday. The newspaper honoured the president with the Leadership Person of Year award alongside Jonathan and former chairman of the Independent National […]
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RIVERS State House of Assembly, yesterday, screened Caretaker Committees into 20 out of the 23 local government areas of the state. Those pending include Omoni/ Nkoro, Degema and Asari-Toru local government areas. The state governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike, had recently dissolved the CTCs after their tenures expired. Commenting before the confirmation of the nominees, the […]
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HOUSE of Representatives yesterday said it would assist in repatriating the countryâ€™s looted funds that had been forfeited to the United States. The House also resolved to interface with the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to meet the US Congressmen and women who initiated the resolution for the $458 million to be returned […]
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NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, has called on all state governors in Nigeria to emulate President Muhammadu Buhari by cutting down wasteful spending to save money to pay their workers. The NLC accused the governors of extravagant spending, greed, living in opulence, ostentatious lifestyles and embarking on white elephant projects and appointment of too many aides […]
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SENATE yesterday concurred with the resolution passed by the House of Representatives a fortnight ago, in which it asked President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before the joint session of the National Assembly to brief it on the state of the nation. The House had on September 22, 2016, urged the president to hold an emergency […]
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As NASS amends Utility Charges Commission Act HENCEFORTH, electricity providers in Nigeria are to pay N500, 000 fine for any arbitrary increment in their billings as the National Assembly in its amendment of the Utility Charges Commission Act yesterday made provision for that as against N10, 000 it was before. The Senate and the House […]
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Captives were taken away in speed boat, say police HOUSE of Representatives yesterday mandated the Nigeria Police and other security agencies to ensure the swift release of two school principals of the Lagos State Model College and their students that were kidnapped at the schoolâ€™s ground in Epe, Lagos State. The lawmakers described the incident […]
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OREDO Magistratesâ€™ Court in Benin on Thursday sentenced a 35-year-old woman, Mrs Oduwa Egbenayabuwa to two years imprisonment for allegedly assaulting police officers while performing their lawful duties. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. RacheaI Ogbevoen who convicted the accused person, after finding her guilty of a two-count charge of related assault, however gave her an option […]
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A SENIOR Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Alhaji Ahmed Raji yesterday counseled the federal government on the need to respect and obey the judgment of the Economic Community of West African States Court of Justice which on Tuesday ordered the release of former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki from detention. Dasuki who has been […]
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SENATE yesterday commenced investigation into the utilisation of N328 billion budgeted for the smooth running of the Presidential Amnesty Programme aimed at restoring peace in the Niger Delta region since 2009. The upper legislative chamber mandated Committee on Niger Delta to conduct a public hearing on the handling of the funds for amnesty programme since […]
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FEDERAL Judicial Service Commission, FJSC, has recommended Justice Walter Onnoghen to the National Judicial Council for further recommendation to President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria. Justice Onnoghen is to replace Justice Mahmud Mohammed whose tenure ends November 10. Sources within the NJC confirmed that the recommendation was made yesterday night to […]
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The Federal Government of Nigeria has filed a motion to withdraw the charge of criminal conspiracy against Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. An affidavit in support of the motion was filed before the High Court of Federal Capital Territory yesterday by a litigation officer from the Federal Ministry of Justice, Odubu […]
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Commercial activities were on Thursday crippled in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital as hundreds of Ijaw youths blocked the Sanni Abacha expressway, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, to protest alleged constant harassment of the former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The youths, who were seen chanting solidarity […]
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