THE Federal Government is to spend additional $1 billion (about N160 billion) toward the evacuation of gas to power plants, in order to boost power supply in the country.
This emerged after an enlarged stakeholdersâ€™ meeting presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo in State House, Abuja, on Monday.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Power, Ambassador Godknows Igali, told State House correspondents that the money would be sourced from Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NPDC) and
With less that six days to the conduct August 9 governorship poll in Osun, the standard bearer of the Labour Party (LP), Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, on Monday, declared that he had no pact with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a press statement issued by his director of media, Kayode Oladeji, the LPâ€™s candidate noted that two major political parties had sensed their imminent defeat, thus ,necessitating the ploy to confuse the electorate.
ACTIVITIES at the Nigeria Cultural House in Salvador, Brazil, have been paralysed for months now following the absence of the director in charge, the Nigerian Tribune can report.
The Nigeria Cultural House in the capital of the Brazilian State of Bahia was established towards the end of 2000 on the request of Afro-Brazilians, who were yearning for a link to their cultural heritage and at inception, it was being managed by the Nigerian Embassy in Brazil. Since 2008, however, the House has been under
THE Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Ecclesiastical Province of Niger Delta, Diocese of Evo, has attributed the rising wave of crises bedevilling the country to utterances by politicians and some political leaders.
The church condemned what it described as the unguarded utterances and threats of some delegates at the ongoing national conference in Abuja, saying they were aimed at frustrating certain recommendations in order to malign some sections of the country.
This was contained
Men of the Oyo State Fire Service, at the Challenge station on Monday, were attacked while they were trying to put out fire which razed a commercial commuter around Sakapena, Idi-Arere, Ibadan.
Eyewitness informed the Nigerian Tribune that the commercial Liteace Toyota bus with registration number XA 401 LRG, coming from Ojaâ€™ba end to Molete, skidded off his way while trying to manouvre its way for a pedestrian, who carelessly crossed the road. It was gathered that the bus tumbled with the
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, has announced new caretaker chairmen for the 16 local government areas in the state as well as those of the 19 local government council development areas (LCDAs) ,created recently by his administration.
According to a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, on Monday, by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, â€œthe new chairmen are to be sworn-in on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at the Jibowu Hall, Government House,
Judicial activities resumed in courts in Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State, on Monday, after the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) suspended its industrial action.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that JUSUN had on July 21, ordered all its state branches to embark on strike to press home its demands.
The union, however, ordered its members to resume work on Monday while continuing negotiation with the relevant government authorities.
Former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South-West, Chief Olabode George has advised politicians in the zone, to tread cautiously by refraining from running foul of the law ,during electioneering period.
He specifically advised members of the opposition group in Nigeria, not to do anything to contravene the law, especially during the governorship election scheduled for Osun State next Saturday, August 9.
He canvassed against desperate inclinations by the opposition towards
THE remains of the late Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Salaudeen Oyefusi, have arrived Lagos from London, where he died on Saturday, at the age of 83
Sources close to the palace revealed to newsmen on Monday that the body was being awaited in Ikorodu by the traditionalists, who were expected to carry out the burial rites, later in the day.
Meanwhile, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, has expressed shock over the death of the traditional ruler.
Ikuforiji, in a statement
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State and Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the party in the South West, Prince Buruji Kashamu has described the former Governor of the state, Chief Gbenga Daniel, as â€œsomeone suffering from an over dose of political prostitution.â€
Kashamu spoke against the backdrop of a statement credited to Daniel on Sunday in some national dailies where he (Daniel) described him as â€œsuffering from political inexperience and over
Three years after the landmark report by the United Nation for Shell to pay $1 billion for clean-ups, the Amnesty International accused the Federal Government and Shell Nigeria for not doing anything to ease oil pollution in the Ogoniland area of the Niger Delta.
Exactly three years ago, a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report said the area might require the worldâ€™s biggest-ever clean-up and called on Shell and the Federal Government to contribute $1billion.
The position was
As workers in Benue State continue with the strike action, primary school teachers have said that they were not ready to join in the stay at home order.
Reports gathered by Nigerian Tribune at the Makurdi, the Benue State capital, revealed that primary schools were opened for academic activities.
Speaking with Nigerian Tribune on Monday, the state chairman of Nigeria Union Teachers (NUT), Comrade Godwin Anya stated that the union may not likely join Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the ongoing strike,
The Oyo State Government has described as mere campaign of calumny, insinuations that one of the government-owned secondary schools in Ibadan has been pulled down and converted to a shopping mall.
The Senate deputy chief whip, Senator Hosea Ayoola Agboola had been credited with a report, accusing the state government of planning to convert Oba Akinbiyi High School, Mokola, Ibadan to a shopping mall.
The state Commissioner for Education, Solomon Olaniyonu, in a statement issued in Ibadan, on Monday,
A gubernatorial aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Mr Femi Babalola, has stated that politics is not a form of business, but service to the people.
Speaking with journalists in Ibadan, on Monday, he stated that politics is wrongly believed by some politicians as a money making venture and avenue to satisfy their selfish interests, adding that â€œmost politicians are jobless, they see politics as a profession, whichever way the tide moves, they must be favoured at all
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is not backing down on its sustained allegations of plan to rig this weekendâ€™s governorship election in Osun State by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in cahoots with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In its latest accusations, the party claimed that the outcome of voting in 10 local governments in the state had been primed for rigging, with three vice chancellors already pencilled in to announce the alleged fake results.
Pharmaceutical companies are unwilling to invest in vaccines and research to cure the deadly Ebola disease because it is only killing Africans, a leading United Kingdom (UK) doctor has claimed.
Professor John Ashton, the president of the UK Faculty of Public Health, claimed no cure for the disease had been discovered because it had, so far, affected powerless minorities.
He likened the response to that of Aids, for which treatments were developed only when it started affecting Western countries.
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, advised the embattled Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State and the main opposition, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to face their problems with the state House of Assembly, instead of blaming the Presidency and the PDP.In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, on Sunday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh,PDP said that the governor should look inwards and look for answers to his
Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Sunday, annouced the official release of the results of candidates, who particpated in its post-Unified Tertiary Matricluation Examination (UTME).
In a statement signed by the institutionâ€™s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, it was indicated that the results of 14,648 candidates were released, with 90 of them scoring above 300 marks out of the total 400 marks of the examination.
According to the statement,
THE Lagos State government has revealed that two out of the 70 people that had contact with the dead Liberian Ebola victim, Mr Patrick Sawyer, has shown symptoms of fever.
The was made known by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, while addressing newsmen in Lagos, to give an update on the virus.
According to Idris, the two persons, whose names he did not disclose, were among the 70 contacts being monitored and investigated for symptoms of the disease by the state government and health