Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, yesterday decried the non-payment of five months salaries in the state, noting that the continuous delay in payment of salaries and wages had adversely affected healthcare delivery among others. According to NMA, the non-payment of salaries in the oil rich state has among other
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To checkmate abandoned buildings Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has charged the National Contractors Association of Nigeria to register with the Bureau for Public Procurement, BPP as Non-Governmental Organization to enable it monitor activities of contractors in the country. The Minister gave this charge on Tuesday in his office while
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Niger Delta stakeholders have urged the federal government to establish a Clean Up and Restoration Fund of US$100 billion for Ogoniland and the entire Niger Delta region as a pragmatic step towards achieving the implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP, Assessment on Ogoniland Report. Executive director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Dr
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Senate yesterday condemned the recent killing of a Christian woman; Mrs. Bridget Agbahime accused of blasphemy by some Muslim fundamentalists in Kano State and called for the full prosecution of those involved in the dastardly act. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who made the call, particularly charged the Inspector General of Police and other relevant
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The Niger Delta Avengers denies any on going negotiation with the Federal Government of Nigeria through any committee. The group tweeted this on it tweeter handle today Wednesday. This is to the Gen. public we're not negotiating with any Committee. if Fed Govt is discussing wth any group they're doing that on their own —
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Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC, Mrs Sally Mbanefo, has assured Mexican investors of a safe and fertile Nigeria for their investment. In a press statement made available to the media, Mbanefo, said this during her presentation on Tourism Investment Opportunities In Nigeria at the Mexico Seminar on Business Opportunities in Nigeria.
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Nigerian Army has vowed to crush members of cult groups terrorising communities in Rivers State, unless they surrender their arms and turn away from their old ways. Nigerian Pilot recalls that two prominent cult groups in the state Icelanders and Greenlanders, have invaded at least five communities, killing not less than 50 persons in conditions
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Ngerian football icon Stephen Okechukwu Keshi died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday in Benin City, Edo state, TheCable understands. The former international football player and coach had lost his wife of 33 years, Kate, last year after a prolonged battle with cancer. TheCable confirmed his death from a member of his family as
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House of Representatives yesterday summoned the governor of Kogi State, Mr. Yahaya Bello, over the deployment of armed military men to the state assembly. The lawmakers also summoned the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to appear before the Committee on Judiciary to explain the involvement of his men in the Kogi Assembly
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Recent statement credited to the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, complaining of marginalisation of the north through the instrumentality of the 2016 budget has attracted criticisms from the Yoruba elders. The elders under the umbrella of Yoruba Unity Forum at a press conference held at Premier Hotel, Ibadan, and addressed by Reverend Emmanuel Bolanle Gbonigi, critically
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Minister of Power, Works and Hosuing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has debunked allegations in some quarters that the Nigerian Distribution Companies were yet to make any significant investment overtime in the Power Sector, stating that the DisCos have been faced with several challenges as some may lack both technical and financial capacities to foster the
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Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has described the handover of leadership of the party to the chairman of the Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Markarfi, as â€œnull and void. Also, the party prayed for President Buhariâ€™s health, maintaining that although PDP is in the opposition, the party does not
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Gombe state government said it will spend over N46million on the construction of fish feed mill and rehabilitation of its fish production farm that was washed away by flood in 2012, even as 87 women cooperative groups in Delta South Senatorial District received a fish smoking kiln each in continuation of the Delta State Governmentâ€™s
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Naira eased 1.1 percent on the parallel market on Tuesday, as customers trying to hedge against likely currency depreciation when the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, clarifies its new forex policy, snapped up every available dollar from retail outlets. The naira was quoted at 361 to the dollar on the parallel market, lower than 357
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Over the years, so much had been said about resuscitating the moribund Ajaokuta Steel, but little has been done in terms of giving the place a human face. The steel is still in a state of disarray despite the fact that about $7 billion has been sunk into it since 1979 in a bid to
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Two pro-Biafra groups have appealed to the United Nations, UN, and other world leaders to divide Nigeria into six geo-political zones in order to solve the current crisis. Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, said giving the six geo-political zones self rule is the only answer to the many problems
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Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, said the failure of the Olusegun Mimiko-led government to pay the salaries of workers and pensions is an act of criminality. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said this in a letter dated June 3 to the Ondo State governor over unpaid salaries and pension arrears for state workers and four months of
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â€œHe who knows no hardship will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.â€ â€“ Harry Emerson Fosdick. I am a professed and an active Buharist and I
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Members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State under the auspices of â€˜True APCâ€™, AKIDA, yesterday, alleged threat to their lives by Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai. The group in a statement signed by its spokesman, Mukhtar Ahmed, alleged that the governor at a town hall meeting in Giwa, at the weekend, described himself
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All Progressives Congress, APC, Kaduna State chapter, yesterday, warned its disloyal members to desist from tarnishing the image of the party or they will be shown the way out if they do not have the courage to quit after undermining the APC. A terse statement signed by its acting Publicity Secretary, Salisu Tanko Wusono, called
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