FITCH Ratings, one of the big three rating agencies in the world, has rated Zenith and Guaranty Trust Banks highest in Nigeria, despite downgrading the rating of the financial institutions and two others from “stable” to “negative.” The other affected banks are First Bank of Nigeria and Diamond Bank. In a statement released on Wednesday, […]
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GOVERNOR of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai has expressed regret over the misunderstanding arising from media reports that gave the impressions that he banned the operations of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Kaduna, saying he lacked such powers. The governor added that from his personal and official relationship with the leaders and personnel […]
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NIGERIA Union of Pensioners yesterday alleged that its members in Kwara State totaling 1,126,000 had lost their lives between January 2015 and February, 2017, following the refusal of the state government to pay their pensions. The union, which accused the state government of being responsible for the death of local government pensioners, claimed that over […]
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NIGERIA’S total debt profile which was N2.03trillion ($10.32billion) as at the end of June 2015 exactly a month when the present administration assumed office has risen to N17.36trillion or $57.39billion as at December 31, 2016. Disclosure of the about 500% increase in total budget profile of the country between the stated periods was made yesterday […]
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Makarfi, Obi, others may take charge APPEAL Court sitting in Port Harcourt will today deliver its judgement which will put the lingering Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, national leadership crisis to rest. According to inferences drawn by our specialist panellists on the matter, Nigerian Pilot can report that the Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Senator Ben Obi-led […]
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SOKOTO state Commissioner for Budget and Economy, Alhaji Bala Kokani,has called on tax evaders in the country to eschew the attitude to help Nigeria recover from economic recession. He made the call on Thursday at a three-day workshop, organised by a USAID-assisted Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy and Development LEAD, Project being implemented in Sokoto and Bauchi […]
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A catholic priest, Rev. Father Felix Akpan of Ikot Ekpene Diocese has been abducted by unknown gunmen. Akpan, who is in-charge of St. Michael De Archangel Parish at Ikot Etim in Ukanafun Local Government Area, was whisked away by the unknown gunmen along Abak-Ukanafun Road on Wednesday. The priest, also said to be a teacher […]
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Three armed robbers were shot dead and one arrested after a heavy shoot-out with policemen in Calabar, Cross Rivers state. The hoodlums were killed after they were apprehended by security operatives during a daylight robbery at Mayne Avenue Calabar. According to Ifere Paul, the infamous robbers have been terrorizing the area before meeting their Waterloo. […]
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Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife , former governor of Anambra State has confirmed that no politician of Igbo origin that contests under the All Progressives Congress, APC, will win any election in the South east. Lamenting that the region had not benefited anything from the APC-controlled government since 2015, Ezeife described those joining the APC in Anambra […]
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Bukola Saraki, the senate president together with Yakubu Dogara has assured Nigerians that he met with Buhari on Thursday and that the president is fine and in good health. In a statement circulated late on Wednesday by his spokesperson, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Mr. Saraki said, “I, Rt Honorable Speaker Yakubu Dogara and leader of Senate, Senator […]
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Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has dismissed insinuations in certain quarters that it’s recruiting people into Biafra police, soldier and other military outfits in a bid to actualise the restoration of its mandate. In a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the group said some individuals lure people into a parody IPOB group with claims […]
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The White House has confirmed that President Donald Trump spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. In The White House has confirmed that President Donald Trump spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. In a readout of the phone conversation, the White House said “President Donald J. Trump spoke this week with President Muhammadu Buhari […]
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National Cordinator PDP Youth Frontier Mr.Usman Okai Austin in this interview confessed that workers in the state are going through pains over unpaid salaries. How many months’ salaries does the Kogi State Government owe workers? There is so much controversy about that. The truth is that some workers have not been paid for over one […]
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Nigerian Air Force NAF helicopter conveying personnel on medical outreach programme at Gwoza Thursday came under attack by members of the Boko Haram Terrorist BHT group. The Mi-17 helicopter was shot at several times by the insurgents however there was no casualty except for an airman that sustained bullet wound. The helicopter had departed Maiduguri […]
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Special adviser to the president declared on Thursday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will not speak to Nigerians from London because he has right to his vacation. Featuring on TVC television Programme, ‘This Morning’, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, said Buhari’s right will not be infringed upon. “Mr. […]
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Perry Opara, the chairman of National Unity Party, NUP has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, died the day former President Olusegun Obasanjo publicly tore his membership card of the party. Opara made the remark yesterday while disagreeing with the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan’s recent claim that PDP remains the biggest and strongest party […]
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Elders in Rivers state accused the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi of deceiving the acting president of Nigeria during his visit to the state. Osinbajo had on Tuesday addressed a stakeholders’ meeting of the APC in Port Harcourt, the state capital, shortly after a Town Hall Meeting in the state. The elders’ Council alleged that Amaechi […]
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Atisin Opviarho, was reportedly murdered in her farm in Okwagbe community in the Ughelli South area of Delta State on Wednesday. She was killed by persons suspected to be ritual killers. Nigerian pilot reports that the 65-year-old woman, a mother of five, was found with her throat slit. She left to the farm with other […]
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Adeolu Adeyanju has been accused of defrauding unsuspecting individuals in spite of being in the prison yard, EFCC revealed According to a statement issued and signed by the commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwajeren, the suspect impersonated the Director, Petroleum Products and Marketing Company (PPMC) by cloning his phone number and using same to instruct unsuspecting businessmen […]
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Two members of the vigilance group in Nimbo, Uzouwani Local Government in Enugu state has been arrested and accused of kidnapping of Enechi Ejiofof on Dec 13, 2016. . SP. Ebere Amaraizu, the command’s spokesperson, made this known on Thursday to Nigerian pilot in Enugu. Amaraizu said the suspects kidnapped Ejiofor, a Special Assistant on […]
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