NASS: Plenary session resumed at the Green Chambers with a motion on a matter of urgent public importance moved by Hon. Ossy Prestige. He called the House to unanimously caution against importation of military wares and kits into the country. He decried the practice alleging that it amounts to waste of funds and reduces patronage
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FMIC, Abuja: Our attention has been drawn to a story by The Economist, datelined Lagos and featured in the paperâ€™s print edition of Sept. 24th 2016, entitled: â€Nigeriaâ€™s war against indiscipline, Behave or be whippedâ€. Contrary to the newspaperâ€™s self-professed belief in â€plain languageâ€, the article in question, from the headline to the body, is
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The ECOWAS Court of Justice says it has adjudicated 136 out of 271 cases lodged before it from 2001 till date. Vice President of ECOWAS Court of Justice, Justice Micah Wilkins stated this during press briefing to herald the commencement of 2016-2017 legal year of the court. The ECOWAS Court of Justice was established through
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NAN, Abuja: Abdulmumin Jibrin, member of the House of Representatives and former chairman of the Appropriations Committee, has taken to Twitter to dismiss his suspension yesterdayÂ as ridiculous, unfounded, â€˜which cannot stand anywhereâ€™. In series of tweets Wednesday night, the cyber savvy rep from Kano, said he would challenge the suspension in court. He said he
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NAN, Abuja: The Sudanese government has likely conducted at least 30 chemical weapons attacks against civilians in the countryâ€™s Darfur region this year, a report by the human rights watchdog Amnesty International said Thursday. The report, which is based on information from satellite imagery and more than 200 interviews, found that between 200-250 people, most
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Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari has asked Indians living in Nigeria not to get disheartened by an incident “here or there” following some instances of attacks and kidnappings in the Country Talking to members of the Indian community at a reception in Lagos on Wednesday night, he said, “Small and sporadic incidents take place. Don’t
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Sani Kukasheka Usman, Abuja: On Wednesday morning at the cattle market, Maiduguri, Borno State, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE with assistance of Civilian JTF, arrested 3 suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorists group. The suspects include Abba Go Dallagio, Abba Fanned and Alhaji Nwariye. During preliminary investigation they claimed that they entered into Maiduguri
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Manufacturer Caterpillar, together with its independent dealers and the Caterpillar foundation, said they planned to invest over US$1 billion Â in Africa in the coming years to upgrade customer service capabilities and expand their presence on the continent. The company said the investment would include enhanced parts distribution capacity, new rebuild centres, new dealer branch
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Sani Kukasheka Usman, Abuja: Today, Wednesday 28th September 2016, in the morning troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on patrol came across some elements of Boko Haram terrorists at Bulabulin. They engaged them in a fire fight that lasted for an hour. The troops killed 9 Boko Haram terrorists and wounded several others. They also captured
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The Kwara State government has launched a scheme called Infrastructure Development Fund (IF-K) which the state government hopes would aid infrastructural development and cushion the effect of the economic recession. According to the state government, the scheme would help ensure that funds are available for infrastructural development. It promised that the era of abandoned projects
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The military has said it will continue to comb the creeks of Arepo and Ishawo area of Ogun and Lagos States for pipeline vandals and oil thieves breaking the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipelines. The Coordinator of the Joint Military Task Force operating in the areas and Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Rear
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Isa Gusau, Maiduguri: Borno State has lost its Commissioner for â€ŽEnvironment, Alhaji Waziri Imam, a development that made Governor Kashim Shettima to end his temporary relocation to Bama and tour of destroyed communities after the Governor visited Chibok, Gwoza, Askira-Uba and Damboa local government areas, all in southern parts of Borno State. Secretary to Borno
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The Nigerian Army will soon launch â€œOperation Rescue Finalâ€™â€™ aimed at rescuing all abducted persons. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai disclosed this on Wednesday, when the House of Representatives Committee on Army, led by its Chairman, Rep. Rimande Shawulu were on an oversight visit to the Army headquarters. It will be recalled
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As part of concerted efforts to maintain seamless supply and distribution of petroleum products, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recommissioned four petroleum products tanks with 87.70 million litres capacity at the Mosimi depot in Ogun State. This was made known by the Group General Manager Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Garba
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GMN: Edo State Governorship Election Ahead of Governorship election in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed its readiness to conduct a credible Edo State governorship election scheduled to hold tomorrow. Director, Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze stated this on NTAâ€™S Good Morning Nigeria while discussing update on Edo Governorship election.
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Wilson Ujuwaren, Abuja: Legal practitioners across the country have been charged to always give good and practical advice to their clients and the general public on the ills and consequences of engaging in financial and economic crimes and corruption. The charge was given by the Zonal Head, South East zone of the EFCC, Johnson Babalola
Governor Kashim Shettima on Tuesday passed the night in Uba town, once held by Boko Haram in Askira-Uba local government area of southern part of Borno State. The Governor left Bama on Tuesday where he had relocated for nearly one week to mobilize reconstruction works and return of civil authority in the town which was
Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said he was shocked in 2012, when the Jonathan administration removed the ban onÂ toothpick importation. According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the former President was speaking at an economic forum in Abeokuta, Ogun state. â€œI was shocked when the ban on importation of toothpick which we imposed in 1977
The federal government is to partner with the Republic of Cuba on science and technology especially in the production of vaccines drugs,health care and such other areas in which Cuba is known to have excelled. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu stated this today when the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria Carlos Trejo
The current economic crisis in the country should be seen as an opportunity for Nigeria to make major structural changes needed to change the countryâ€™s economy for good. Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma told a gathering of Economists in Abuja on Tuesday that the opportunity should be used to implement reforms