As part of efforts to stimulate economic growth through inland waterways, the Federal Government has approved the sum of N25 billion for the dredging of River Benue which would commence soon.
Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar made this disclosure in Lagos, at the ongoing International Conference and Exhibition (ICE),organised by the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA)entitled: â€˜Modernising Inland Water Infrastructure and Vessels for Safe and Sustainable Inland Waterways
THE Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West, Prince Buruji Kashamu, has faulted claims that President Goodluck Jonathan abused state power over his deployment of security agents to Osun State during the recently held governorship election.
In a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos, Kashamu said: â€œIt is high time political leaders rose above politics of bitterness and rancour, and played the game with decency and maturity.â€
THE Executive Secretary of Atakumosa West Local Government Area of Osun State, Mr Segun Samson and one Mr Sunday Adebayo were on Tuesday arraigned before an Osogbo Magistratesâ€™ Court for alleged bribery, conspiracy and official corruption.
The police prosecutor, Mr Mireti Wilson, informed the court that the two accused persons committed the offences on August 9, 2014, around 11.00a.m. at Iwara junction in Atakumosa Local Government Area of the state.
According to Wilson, â€œthe two accused
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has said it will not hesitate to administer and enforce a 5 per cent sanction on any Issuer that fails to pay dividends to its shareholders within the time-line specified in the resolution passed by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting(AGM) where such dividends were declared.
This is in line with one of its core strategic pillars for enhanced market performance and growth via sustaining a â€œstrong investor protectionâ€ framework.
The NSE made it
A Kaduna-based private charter airline, SkyJet owned by a Nigerian, Alhaji Kashim Shettima has been named by Gulfstream Aerospace, an aircraft manufacturing company based in the United States, as its sales representative in Central Africa, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Uganda,Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar.
SkyJet, apart from being a private charter airline, also provides maintenance services to other airlines.
The choice of the Nigerian company, according to the aircraft manufacturing company,
MACTSTACOPRIME has partnered with the Benin Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (BENCCIMA) and the Edo State government on a one week trade fair in Benin City.
Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), Professor Julius Ihonvbere, who represented Governor Adams Oshiomhole at the fair, said his administration was planning to privatize or resuscitate ailing industries across the state, just as he said his administration has partnered with the Bank of Industry (BoI) to create N500 million
A train has derailed after a landslide near the Swiss ski resort of St Moritz, in what police describe as a "serious" accident.
According to BBC, Swiss national radio reported that one carriage had plunged into a ravine and another was hanging from the rails.
The extent of casualties is unclear but officials say the injured have been taken to hospital by helicopter and ambulance.
The landslide happened after heavy rain in eastern Switzerland overnight.
The accident occurred on a mountainous train
THE acting Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has been disqualified alongside Mike Umeh, ex-internationals, Taiwo Ogunjobi and Segun Odegbami, by the Electoral panel of NFF from contesting for the office of the president of the football federation.
However, club owner, Chris Giwa has been cleared for the race.
THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Electoral Committee, on Wednesday, released the list of candidates that have been cleared to contest election into the Executive Committee of the Federation.
The Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Amoni Biambo, who disclosed this in Abuja, on Wednesday, said "those cleared are the Proprietor of Giwa FC, Chris Giwa and FelixObuah."
Three other candidates who collected forms for the presidency were not cleared.
They are NFF acting president, Mike Umeh; a former
SPOKESPERSON of the Department of State Services (DSS), Marilyn Ogar, on Tuesday, said one of the political parties is after the Service for turning down N14 million bribe offered its officials in Osun State, during the governorship election that took place on Saturday.
Ogar, at the National Briefing Centre, while responding to questions from journalists, said, â€œthe director in charge of election for the DSS was asked to come and collect N4 million for himself and N10 million for the men. Because
THE Presidency, on Tuesday, responded to the ultimatum purportedly given by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) for President Goodluck Jonathan to rescue Chibok schoolgirls and bring an end to Boko Haram insurgency or lose the support of the North in the 2015 presidential election
In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, in Abuja, the Presidency viewed the ultimatum with concern, saying President Jonathan did not need any ultimatum to discharge
OSUN State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, was, in Osogbo, on Tuesday, presented with the certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), following his victory at the governorship poll held on Saturday.
Aregbesola had won the August 9 election, polling 394,684 to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard-bearer in the exercise, Senator Iyiola Omisore, who polled 292,747 votes.
Receiving the certificate of return from the supervising National Commissioner of INEC
NORTHERN delegates to the national conference, on Tuesday, unanimously rejected the draft new constitution introduced by the leadership of the conference, describing it as a move to perfect third term agenda for President Goodluck Jonathan.
The delegates, under the umbrella of Northern Delegates Forum (NDF), disowned the draft new constitution and emphatically dissociated themselves from it.
Former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, who read the position of the northern delegates
.SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday evening, held a closed-door meeting with former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at his Abeokuta residence, Ogun State.
The meeting, the Nigerian Tribune learnt, lasted for about 25 minutes and details were unknown to newsmen, who only sighted his convoy after he had left Obasanjoâ€™s house.
When contacted, the media aide to the speaker, Imam Imam, said the meeting was just one of the consultations of the speaker with
A Nigerian and a staff member of the ECOWAS Commissionâ€™s Lagos Liaison Office, Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir, 36, died on Tuesday.A statement by the ECOWAS Commission said Abdulqudir, a Protocol Assistant, was among those who assisted the Liberian delegate to a regional meeting, Patrick Sawyer, who died from the Ebola Virus Disease at a Lagos hospital on July 25, 2014.Abdulqudir had been under quarantine following that sad incident.His death bring to three the number of Ebola virus patients who have died
THE Adamawa State governorship bye election will be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on October 11.
Nigerian Tribune learnt on Tuesday night that the commission took the decision in Abuja, earlier on Tuesday.
The state House of Assembly had, last month, impeached the state governor, Admiral Mutala Nyako (retd), while the speaker was sworn in as the acting governor.
Both the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Kashim Gaidam and the Chief Press Secretary (CPS)
FEW days after Governor Babatunde Fashola reverted the fee paid by Lagos State University (LASU) students to its original N25,000, following series of protests, the Lagos State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, moved to amend the state Traffic Law, accusing the enforcement agencies, particularly the police, of poor implementation.
The assembly made this observation while debating a motion sponsored by 10 lawmakers, including Honourable Sanai Agunbiade.
While moving for a public hearing on the review
BARELY a week after the Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, reduced the tuition fees of students of the Lagos State University (LASU), the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has equally approved an across-the-board reduction in all state-owned tertiary institutions.
Addressing a news conference in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Tuesday, the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Segun Odubela, flanked by his counterpart in the Ministry of Information