A near tragedy occurred in the early hours of Sunday, in Minna, Niger State capital, following a robbery attack on the Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Honourable Gambo Bala, by some dare-devil men of the underworld, who were said to have held him and members of his family hostage for about two hours at his official residence in Abattoir area of the city.
The robbers, according to the Nigerian Tribune findings, who were said to have been fully armed, allegedly
National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has said that it is poised to encourage pharmaceutical companies in the country export their products to foreign countries like India and China.
Speaking with journalists after a top management team of the agency led an inspection visit on production of orthodox, herbal and drugs for vetinary purposes to one of leading pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria, Tuyil Pharmaceutical Industries, located in Ilorin, at the weekend,
In order to put an end to the perennial gridlock on theApapa-wharf roads,the Federal Government has been advised to provide parking bays for the trucks and at the same time relocate the tank farms from its present place at Ibafo jetty.
Lagos Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), MrChidiNkwonta,who gave the advice in Lagos, stated that the increase in the number of tankers and trucks; the dilapidated condition of the roads; and the negligence of the stakeholders in the oil and
The Nigerian Stock exchange, last week, followed a slope it started with in the preceding week as all the NSE sector indices depreciated with the exception of the NSE Consumer Goods Index, NSE Oil and Gas Index and NSE Industrial Goods Index, while NSE ASeM index closed flat.
During the three-day trading week, as there was a public holiday on Monday, 28th and Tuesday, 29th July, there was a turnover of 1.345 billion shares worth N19.580 billion in 17,075 deals traded by investors on the floor of
The latest 2014 Webometric ranking of world universities has placed the University of Ilorin as the best in Nigeria.
The University Web Ranking conducted by International Colleges and Universities(4ICU) released last week Tuesday, July 29, 2014, adjudged Unilorin as the 20th best university in Africa and 1842nd in the world.
The 4ICU is an international higher education search engine and directory that constantly reviews accredited universities and colleges across the world. In the latest exercise,
Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State has appealed to traditional institution in the state to support government efforts to check Ebola virus contamination by guarding against indiscriminate accommodation of strangers, particularly, those whose identity is not well known to them.
The need for traditional rulers to be involved in checking contamination of Ebola virus, a fast spreading disease, Governor Aliyu said, has become necessary because Niger State has porous entry points with
Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), at the weekend, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the Federal Minisatry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), to invest $1 Billion (N165 billion), for the establishment of fully integrated rice production and processing operations across Nigeria. President Goodluck Jonathan, presided over the signing of the MoU.
The signing of the MoU, which was presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan and the planned investment are a response to
The epileptic electricity supply currently being experienced in Ibadan and its environs will soon be a thing of the past as Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC), in charge of electricity distribution in the zone, has promised a daily 15-hour electricity supply to consumers.
The Managing Director of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc, Engr. Fortunato Leynes, made this promise at the companyâ€™s first journey to change knowledge sharing series which held in Ibadan over the weekend.
Workers of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) have resolved to shelve their proposed strike scheduled for today, Monday August 4, 2014, at airports nationwide.
The shelving of the strike, according to the general manager, public affairs of the airspace agency, Mr Supo Atobatele, followed amicable resolution of welfare issues between the management and labour union leaders.
The resolution, Atobatele said, was jointly signed at the weekend in a communique issued by union leaders
A former Speaker of the old Ondo State House of Assembly, Chief Femi Akinyemi, has held that the governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, lost his bid for a re-election in the June 21 governorship election to â€œinexperience and incompetence in politics and governance.â€
Chief Akinyemi, who is also the chairman of Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) in Ekiti State, addressed newsmen in his native Usi-Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state after he received a merit
ZAMFARA State task force on 2014/2015 hajj operations has disclosed that 1,031 intending Muslim pilgrims from the state may not perform this yearâ€™s hajj
Speaking shortly after a meeting with stakeholders at the presidential lodge in Gusau, the committee chairman who is also the state deputy governor, Mallam Ibrahim Wakkala, said that some intending pilgrims may not perform the hajj this year.
He said that the number of seats allocated to the state by the National Hajj Commission was not enough.
CONSTITUTIONAL lawyer, Professor Itse Sagay, has tasked the new Inspector- General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, to put the interest of Nigeria first in the discharge of his duties if he desires to etch his name in gold in the history of police administration in Nigeria.
While congratulating Abba on his appointment, Sagay admonished him to see himself as the IGP of Nigeria and not that of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or the presidency.
Sagay, who condemned the recent abuse of security
AN Israel-based don, Dr Joseph Shevel, has identified poor investment in the education sector by successive governments in Nigeria as the cause of the under-development and high rate of poverty in the country.
According to him, any country that wishes to fight the two scourges has to make adequate investment in education.
Shevel stated this while delivering the third public lecture of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, entitled, â€˜Economic development-based on education: The Israel experiencâ€™.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal and his deputy, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha, on Sunday, distanced themselves from the posters donning various streets of Abuja, purported to be promoting their alleged presidential and vice presidential bid, under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 elections.
Tambuwalâ€™s denial of the posters was contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam, in which he thanked
Kogi State governor, Captain Idris Wada, has stated that Kabba-Egbe-Ilorin road is crucial to the socio-economic life of residents in the areas and the nation as well.
According to him, its timely completion would improve the socio-economic activities of the people of the areas and also increase commercial transactions along the route
Speaking while inspecting ongoing work on the Kabba-Egbe-Ilorin road, Wada noted that the people of the area and motorists
MEN of the Bauchi State command of the Nigeria Police, at the weekend, arrested a suspect in connection with an improvised explosive device (IED) and 37 rounds of double barrel cartridge recovered from a building site in Azare, headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area of the state, last week.
The IED, concealed inside a fire extinguisher, according to the commandâ€™s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mohammed Haruna, was buried in the building located at VIO Quarters in the town.
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 9 August governorship election, Dr Iyiola Omisore, will emerge victorious.
He made the declaration in Ile-Ife in Osun State, on Saturday, during a courtesy call on the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, in his palace.
Jonathan was also at the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, to pay him homage.
â€œOmisoreâ€™s time has come â€¦Godâ€™s time is the best,â€ he said.
He said Dr Omisore was
BARELY 24 hours after the United Nations (UN) through the World Health Organisation (WHO) raised the alarm that the outbreak of fast-killing Ebola virus is getting out of control, the fear and confusion in Africa over the deadly virus has spread to major world powers such as the United States of America.
Infected US nationals arrive in air ambulance
Information pieced together over the weekend indicated that the UN and the United States of America (USA) are sending strong warnings across to people
EUROPEAN funding is a major factor for the continued proliferation of Al-qaeda, Boko Haram and other terrorist networks, an investigation by the New York Times has found out.
By paying ransom for kidnapped Europeans, Europe funds al-Qaedaâ€™s global business across the globe.
Europe has, thus, become al-Qaedaâ€™s cash cow. It purchases arms, trains and finances its members through these ransoms.
Ironically, even though they deny paying ransoms, it was found that European countries
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) at the weekend alleged that an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is colluding with chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig next weekend governorship election in Osun State.
The party said it was alerting Nigerians to the alleged plan, primed to disenfranchise eligible voters in the August 9th gubernatorial election.
In a statement issued in Lagos by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said