SUSPENDED members of the Benue State House of Assembly, Kester Kyenge has disclosed that he would challenge his suspension in court and go to the highest level to seek redress. Kyenge, representing Logo State Constituency in Benue State, while speaking with newsmen in Abuja, said that he was being victimised for challenging certain ills in
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Weâ€™ve certificate of occupancy-Navy HQ PEOPLE of Oghara community in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State have protested against the illegal possession of their land by the Nigerian Navy Logistic Command, Oghara, appealing to the Federal Government to ask the Navy to immediately vacate their land for the interest of peace. The protesters,
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FEDERAL Government has disclosed that its National Home Grown School Feeding Programme would be kick started this September with 5.5 million pupils across the states. The National Programme Manager, Abimbola Adesanmi revealed this during a two-day stakeholdersâ€™ workshop on the Ogun State Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Adesanmi said
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NIGERIAN National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, have promised to continue to work together in order to promote their business interests in the hydrocarbon value chain and overcome the challenge of militancy and dwindling oil and gas prices. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikainti Baru made this
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POLICE in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT-Abuja said it has arrested killers of former Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador S.S Yusuf, who was reportedly murdered by 4 unknown assailants in his apartment in Abuja. Yusuf, according to an eyewitness, was reportedly thrown out of the balcony from the third floor of his house
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IN order to help Nigeria Police Force leadership with modern policing skills, the United Kingdom, UK, Department for International Development Justice for All Programme has organised a 3-day management retreat for senior police officers in Abuja. Nigerian Pilot gathered that the retreat will ensure that the Force management team has a deeper understanding of the
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ZAINAB Dokubo, the first wife of Mujaid Dokubo Asari, has died in a motor accident on her way to Ibadan yesterday. A statement by Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni, chairman of Oyo State Muslim Community, recalled that Zainab was already a Muslim years before she married Dokubo. Sanni said, â€œWhen their lives were in danger during
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FOLLOWING the continuous attacks on the oil pipelines by the Niger Delta Avengers, a former Managing Director of the defunct Nigerian Airways, Captain Mohammed Joji has warned the Federal Government against romancing or dialogue with the group. Joji said, by blowing up oil pipelines and destroying other key facilities that affect the economy of Nigeria,
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MINISTER of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has charged resident doctors to adhere strictly to the ethics of their profession to save lives, enjoining them to avoid strikes. The Minister stressed that industrial actions have done more harm than good, especially in the health sector, even as he identified lack of political will, commitment, poor data
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As the date draws near for the Edo state governorship polls to elect his successor, Governor Adams Oshiomhole who has been leading the APC campaigns has not left anyone in doubt about his plan to prevent the opposition PDP from gaining victory. He had thrown the first salvo last week when he said self- confessed
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Jails notorious kidnap kingpin 13 years with hard labour SUPREME Court has upheld the death sentence passed on one Freeborn Okiemute by a Delta High Court sitting at Ozoro for the offence of armed robbery. The apex court also jailed a notorious kidnap kingpin 13 years with hard labour. The high court of the land,
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BARELY three weeks to the August 17 national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, youth, under the aegis of PDP National Youth Movement has alleged that the former chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has perfected plans to scuttle the convention. According to a statement signed by Ohazuruike Tochukwu on behalf of the group, it
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TODAY, Nigeria joins the world to mark the 2016 World Hepatitis Day, as medical expert, Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike has disclosed that one in every Nigerian is infected with Hepatitis B or C. Anyaike, a community health physician, said that the viral hepatitis had become a public health concern in the country with about 20,000 Nigerians
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THE FINAL journey of Nigeria football legend Stephen Keshi will begin in Benin City, Edo State today. Yesterday, the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed that the final rites would now be confined to Edo and Delta States. The NFF delegation to the final rites will be led by the President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, and will
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UNITED Nations World Tourism Organisation, UNWTO, has endorsed the implementation of five action plans to develop Nigeriaâ€™s tourism sector. The Secretary-General of UNWTO, Taleb Rifai made the disclosure yesterday in Madrid, Spain at the conclusion of a two day meeting with the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Speaking with the News Agency
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As Dogara gives Jibrin 7 days to recant allegations SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has given Abdulmumin Jibrin seven days ultimatum to tender an unreserved apology to him and retract all allegations made against him or face legal action. Speaker Dogara had recently relieved Jibrin, who represents Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano
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PROFITS of the listed Saudi banks marginally rose by 0.75 percent to SR23.3 billion in the first half of this year, compared to SR23.1 billion in the same period last year, according to a financial report. Net profits of the Saudi banks in the Q2, 2016, reached SR11.6 billion compared to SR11.98 billion in the
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AS part of efforts to enhance capacity of reporting the new foreign exchange structure, the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria, FICAN, has concluded plans to organise series of training sessions for its members. The first edition of the series of programme on the foreign exchange market is expected to hold this weekend in Lagos. A
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AKWA Ibom State government has refuted a media report purporting that the State received N17.8 billion as its share of the Statutory Allocation for the month of June. The State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akan Okon made this known to newsmen in his office yesterday. Okon described the story published in several print and online
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MANAGING Director, Ports and Cargo Handling Services Ltd., Malam Mohammed Bulangu, has said that infrastructure in terms of good roads, rail link and inland waterways connectivity are key to new port development and its operations. Bulangu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, recently in Lagos. According to him, Greenfield
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