Some over-zealous officers attached to the Nigerian Airforce in Warri, on Thursday, beat up a business man for not offering them bribe.
The incident occurred at the Osubi Airstrip, near Warri, during the visit of the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan to a rally organised by the PDP Women for Change Initiative Presidential, at Orerokpe Stadium, in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.
The erring officers were among the combined team of military personnel, including police officers,
THREE policemen attached to the Zone 12 of the Nigeria Police Force, dismissed after an orderly trial have petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, to immediately obey the National Industrial Courtâ€™s order to reinstate them.
The dismissed officer, Inspector Mustapha Gana (AP/NO 137262); Sergeant Amos Simon (F/NO 221959) and Corporal Aliyu Ibrahim (F/NO 261406), were given orderly trial for alleged conspiracy and theft on the instruction of the Assistant Inspector-General
The final burial rites for the late Nigerian author, Alhaji Abubakar Gimba, has been performed according to Islamic injunction, in Minna, Niger State, on Thursday, just as the state government promised to immortalise him.
Top dignitaries, including former military President Ibrahim Babangida, former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Senate President, Senator David Mark and the acting Governor of the state, who doubles as the speaker, Niger State House of Assembly, Adamu Usman, led dignitaries
Hausa leaders in the South-West geopolitical zone, have been polarised following of the purported endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan by the community, for the forthcoming general election.
The Sarkin Hausawa of Ebute-Meta, Lagos State, Alhaji Sani Kabiru, had reportedly announced the endorsement of President Jonathan as the choice candidate of the entire Hausa community in the South-West, during President Jonathan recent campaign tour to Lagos.
In a reaction in Ibadan, .on Thursday,
The All Progressives Congress Campaign Office (APCCO) has restated General Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s commitment to the historic peace accord, jointly entered into between him and President Goodluck Jonathan, as a means to forestall violence, during and after the forthcoming general election.
In a statement released in London, United Kingdom, on Thursday, and signed by Malam Garba Shehu, Director of Media and Publicity of the campaign, General Buhari is quoted to have said that Nigeria was bigger than
Samuel Okpara, a medical practitioner, who was kidnapped from his private hospital in Abuloma, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, last week, has died in the hands of his kidnappers.
Chairman of the state chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr Furo Green, confirmed the death of the medical doctor in Port Harcourt, on Thursday.
According to him, body of Dr Okpara was found behind the Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borokiri, Port Harcourt, where it was dumped.
The management of the Lagos State University (LASU), on Thursday, commenced refund of about N307 million, being the accumulated excess fees paid by the students during the fee hike regime.
At a ceremony organised to mark the commencement of the process, the vice chancellor of LASU, Professor John Obafunwa, described the occasion as an epoch.
He said: â€œWhat many had thought was impossible is what we are witnessing today. Some individuals tried to take advantage of the slow pace of the refund and
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, has been said to require about N2.6 trillion in the next four years for provision of infrastructure in the territory.
This is even as the land swap project of the FCT administration was described as further testimony to the impact of the administrationâ€™s commitment in transforming governance, especially in attracting private sector investment in public infrastructure.
President Goodluck Jonathan, while performing the ground-breaking ceremony of land swap
The Coordinator of the South West Campaigns for the Buhari-Osinbajo presidential campaign and Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on Thursday said General Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s account of the comprehensive plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) talk has reinforced the partyâ€™s readiness and commitment to rescue Nigeria from predators.
Aregbesola stated that Buhariâ€™s articulate presentation of the development agenda of the APC
The former governorship aspirant of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, has described as mere speculations that she was set to dump the PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It will be recalled that there had been rumours doing the round, recently, that the former senator, who lost her bid for the gubernatorial ticket of the PDP, was set to dump the party, following what was described as growing differences between her and key leaders of the PDP.
The Chief Priest, Isekhure of Benin Kingdom, Chief Nosa Isekhure, has declared that the Benin people would vote for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan because the Benin traditional ruler, Oba Erediauwa, has endorsed him.
The Chief Priest, who occupies a highly revered office in the Benin traditional institution, also took a swipe at a statement credited to the Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri, who reportedly said the Benin people, will not vote for President Jonathan.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba on Thursday, inaugurated the Board of Directors of Police Health Maintenance Limited, which was originally incorporated on the April 24, 2007 under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as a Health Management Organisation (HMO).
According to a statement issued by the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Emmanuel Ojukwu, the inauguration is aimed at ensuring that good and quality care is provided by Healthcare Service Providers to officers
THE Federal Government, on Thursday, said it had been able to save N2.1 billion annually, by blocking loopholes for the activities of â€œghostâ€ pensioners in less than two years, after the establishment of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD).
This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, at a stakeholdersâ€™ forum organised by the PTAD, in Abuja.
The minister further disclosed that the government had blocked loopholes
THE new Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, CP Valentine Ntomchukwu, on Thursday, assured operators of banks in Ijebu axis of the state of adequate security.
Nigerian Tribune had on Monday reported that commercial banks in Ijebu-Ode, Ago-Iwoye and Ijebu-Igbo areas of Ogun East Senatorial district had shut doors against their customers for over a month ago based on security challenge.
The CP, in a statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, made available to the
A consultant ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist at Apollo Hospitals, Indian, Dr Binita Thakore, has stated that in every 100 people, 4.5 per cent have glaucoma, the second leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.
Dr Thakore, who made the disclosure during a month-long campaign intended to raise awareness about glaucoma, explained that â€œglaucoma is not the name of an eye disease by itself. It refers to a group of eye diseases that gradually steal your sight without warning and often
THE Oyo State government has said that the protest by the splinter group of pensioners in the state was uncalled for as the governor has held several meetings with them on the state governmentâ€™s financial dilemma, especially aftermath the theft of N6.5 billion of pensionersâ€™ money by some officials during the regime of previous government.
In a statement by the governorâ€™s Special Adviser on Media, Dr Festus Adedayo, government had entered into an agreement with the parent bodies of the pensioners
THE Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, announced a special promotion for all soldiers involved in liberating Baga, in Borno State, from Boko Haram insurgents.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-General Kenneth Minimah, announced the promotion while addressing the soldiers during an official visit to Baga in Kukawa Local Government Area.
Minimah said the promotion was to reward the soldiers for their gallant effort in flushing out the insurgents.
He added that soldiers who died in the battle with the insurgents
â€¢Oil benchmark now $52, exchange rate, N190 per dollar â€¢Petrol, kerosene subsidies, SURE-P expenditure slashed
SENATORS, on Wednesday, approved the Medium Term Economic Framework (MTEF), which lays the foundation for the 2015 budget projections.
The lawmakers, who approved the recommendations presented by the chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, who chaired a joint committee, including National Planning; Economic Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, also indicated their
The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, affirmed that President Goodluck Jonathan has the constitutional powers to deploy military for election.
This came just as the House witnessed yet another rowdy session over the matter, which resulted in members of All Progressives Congress (APC) staging a walkout over the matter.
Minority Leader, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, had, on February 19, raised a motion on the need for the House to investigate the unconstitutional deployment of military personnel
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate in the 2015 presidential election, Major General Muhammed Buhari, on Tuesday, failed to attend the presidential rally organised by APC Diaspora Community in the United Kingdom.
Buhari arrived in London last Thursday and was scheduled to meet with the Nigerian community, APC supporters in UK and give a talk later in the week at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of Public Affairs.
However, APC supporters across the UK who converged at the