Geoffrey Onyeama Assures Nigerians in South Africa The Nigerian foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama and his interior affairs counterpart Abdulrahman Dambazzau have met with the Nigerian community in South Africa where they assured them of federal government support. Troops Ambush Escaping Boko Haram Terrorists Nigerian troops fighting the insurgency in the north-east have neutralized 4
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Edo State Government on Wednesday signed a power purchase agreement with the Ossiomo Power and Infrastructure Project to generate 5 megawatts of electricity. The state governor, Godwin Obaseki who signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Onyeche Tifase, leader of the Ossiomo power delegation said the five mega watts of electricity would be generated in
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Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has commended the laudable contributions of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to the health of our democracy and the management of elections. He said: “reports from the CSOs during elections are helpful in fine-tuning the ongoing processes and procedures in the field but
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The Nigerian military foils an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to attack Magumeri town yesterday evening. According to the statement by Army Spokespersons, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman. He said that the suspected Boko Haram terrorists attempted to unleash mayhem on Magumeri town, Magumeri Local Government Area, Borno State yesterday evening but the timely intervention of
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By Uchenna Iyoke El-Kanemi Warriors defeated visiting Niger Tornadoes 2-0 to make it 20 straight wins at home in Maiduguri in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday. The Borno Warriors started on the right footing as Coach Ladan Bosso rolled out the attacking trio of Bello Kofarmata, Ibrahim Babangida and Hussaini Bata. Mathias Samuel,
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…says NOGAPS, Polaku Pipemill will be fast-tracked The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote has charged staff of the agency to discharge their duties with diligence and professionalism so as to reinvigorate the tempo of Nigerian Content implementation for the benefit of Nigerians. In his New Year
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Coming from an international oil company, many would expect that he will have bias for the segment. But the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Simbi Wabote, has promised not to compromise on local content development matter. In this interview with Assistant Editor EMEKA UGWUANYI, Wabote unveils his
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“We are determined to fight corruption to the finish and nobody can stop us”. Ibrahim Magu told National Assembly Correspondents shortly after answering questions from senators during his screening on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. THE MAN: IBRAHIM MAGU. Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was on Wednesday,
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The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has intervened and brokered a resolution to the dispute between the National Pension Commission (PenCom) and the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) over a circular issued by PenCom directing life insurance companies to transfer their annuity asset holdings to Pension Fund Custodians (PFCs). This was disclosed in a press
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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) will work very closely with the Nigeria Immigration Service to check the influx of illegal immigrants and squatters hiding away in some uncompleted buildings in and around the Federal Capital City, Abuja. The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello Made this disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday, while receiving a
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The English Premier League Champion’s, Leicester City defied the odds to overcome a first-leg deficit against Sevilla to progress to the quarter-finals of the 2017 UEFA Champions league. Craig Shakespeare’s side provided the King Power Stadium faithful with another memorable night Tuesday as the hosts triumphed 2-0 to progress 3-2 on aggregate, with Kasper Schmeichel
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The House of Representatives has urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other relevant agencies to urgently regularise the supply of kerosene nationwide in order to normalise its pump price. The House also mandated its Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to liaise with relevant agencies to inquire about the high cost of the product
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Suleiman Haruna, Abuja: Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has charged Nigerians to understand their rights as consumers in order to stand up to market abuses which undermine those rights. Aisha said the rights of the consumer must be protected and those on the wrong side of the law be made to understand that
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Suleiman Haruna, Abuja:
The Senate on Thursday rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a voice vote the Senate rejected Magu’s nomination as the substantive Chairman of the EFCC and this is the second time the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly is rejecting Magu. The Senate
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The Senate on Thursday rejected
An Abuja federal high Court has issued a bench warrant against Turkish Airline for their refusal to appear before the court for the third time. Turkish Airline was dragged to court over alleged criminal violation of the enabling law of the consumer protection council and for impunity. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of
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An Abuja federal high Court has issued
Water resources minister, Suleiman Adamu says he will continue to strengthen ties with private organizations and state governments to bring back the irrigation system to support all year round farming across the country. The minister was speaking while on courtesy visit to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state. Sokoto state boasts of major dams –
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Muhammad Usman also known as Khalid Al-Barnawi, leader of Boko Haram splinter group, known as Jama’atul Ansarul Muslimina Fibiladil Sudan, has been arraigned before the federal high court in Abuja along with six others. The accused persons pleaded not guilty to all the eleven count charge. Gen Gowon Attends Martha Audu’s Burial. The remains of
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NAN, Abuja; President Muhamamdu Buhari has approved an additional N4500/monthly to all the 200,000 N-Power beneficiaries to purchase a computer tablet or i-Pad which would be loaded with different applications that would further enhance their skills. The payment for the device would be stretched for 20 months, with the subsidy by government covering the repayment in
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NAN, Abuja; The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday sustained the supply of foreign exchange to the market by releasing 195 million dollars. The measure had a resonating effect on the Parallel market: the naira gained some grounds against the US dollar, exchanging for N452 as against N455 on Monday. The CBN acting Director,
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CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Pumps 195m Into The
Joseph Attah, Abuja: Following the unnecessary tension generated as a result of misconception and misrepresentation of the Nigeria Customs Service planned motor duty payment, the leadership of the National Assembly and the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) met with a view to resolving the impasse. NASS and Hameed Ali both agreed that the
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