Justice Saliu Saidu of a Federal High Court in Lagos has granted leave to the impeached Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Honourable Adewale Omirin and 18 other members of the assembly to serve copies of the originating summons and other court processes filed in a suit seeking to nullify his impeachment on the state governor, Ayodele Fayose and 12 other defendants.
The suit was filed by the impeached speaker, his deputy, Adetunji Orisalade and 17 All Progressives Congress (APC) members
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said that the bank lending to seed companies in Nigeria has risen above N6 billion.
To this end, the government noted that improved seed supply is the fulcrum to the nationâ€™s food security.
Dr Adesina made this known at the National Seed Retreat organised by the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC).
Adesina also noted that with the recent transformation in the agricultural sector, banks now loan money to seed companies
Some Turkish businessmen have arrived Nigeria to put up a multibillion dollars investment in the country in various sectors such as construction, health, education, pharmaceutical, iron and steel, solid minerals, among others.
At a meeting with the top management of the Nigeria Investment Promition Council (NIPC) led by the NIPC Executive Secretary, Mrs Saratu Umar, on Wednesday in Abuja, the leader of the delegation, Mr Behlul Fatih Basaran, disclosed that the 17-man Turkish investors were in the
The Federal Government has inaugurated an integrated, state-of-the-art sugar project in Sunti, Niger State, worth N45 billion.
The project, wholly owned by Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN) and comprising a 16,500 hectare sugarcane estate and mill, is part of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investmentâ€™s approved backward integration programme (BIP) for the production of local sugar in line with the provisions of the National Sugar Master Plan.
Already, the company has invested N16 billion while
The naira firmed 2.3 percent against the dollar in late trades on Wednesday after the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) sold around $200 million to some commercial lenders, boosting liquidity on the interbank market, dealers said.
The naira hit a high of N178.90 in volatile trades after the dollar sales but still remained outside a target band of N160-176 the Central Bank set last month after devalueing the currency by 8 per cent.
The local currencyâ€™s good performance on Wednesday had
THE governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Jimi Agbaje, on Wednesday, accused Senator Musiliu Obanikoro of being economical with truth on the â€œso-called excess votesâ€ reportedly recorded in Mondayâ€™s party primaries.
He also chided the All Progressives Congress (APC) for trying to meddle into the PDP affair.
Speaking through a statement by Mr Felix Oboagwina, his director of media and publicity, Agbaje said in the course of the PDP primaries, all the six aspirants agreed
â€¢Deft moves that may swing votes â€¢Kwankwaso ready to spring surprise
A former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari, could be in for a big shock, going by projections coming out of various camps in the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead the national convention holding in Lagos today.
Investigations by the Nigerian Tribune revealed that two main contenders, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Kano State governor, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso, have emerged to give
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan is ready to take on whoever the opposition presents in the forthcoming presidential election on a debate on his performance and effort at preserving the peace and unity of the country.
National publicity secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, made this declaration in response to a question during the press conference he addressed in Abuja, on Tuesday, on the preparation for the national convention of the party, which kicks off today.
â€¢Kill 27 terrorists in Borno forestsâ€¢Over 46,000 taking refuge in 9 villages â€”Bishop Naga
THE Nigerian troops have acquired documents containing list of communities to be attacked and sketches of the towns from fleeing terrorists in Adamawa State.
In two separate operations in Adamawa and Bauchi states, the troops also killed 27 suspected terrorists during fierce confrontations in a bid to rid the areas of insurgency.
According to a statement issued by PRNigeria, during a pursue of the terrorists
THE Lagos State government, on Tuesday, began distribution of the Lagos State resident cards, a proof of residency in the state, which the government said would aid planning, budgeting and determination of the number of persons to be provided for.
With the commencement of the distribution of the permanent cards, residents who had been registered and issued temporary cards can pick up their cards from the nearest registration point to them.
This is as Governor Babatunde Fashola hinted of a possible
Fuel scarcity has hit Lagos and some parts of Ogun State, as long queues resurfaced across the states.
When the Nigerian Tribune went round on Tuesday, in Lagos and its environs, long queues were seen in almost all the petrol stations that were selling the products while many remained under locks and key.
Forte Oil petrol station at Igbosere and Total petrol station at Okesuna, all on Lagos Island, were not selling due to non availability of premium motor spirit, otherwise called petrol.
PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Ogun State, Prince Buruji Kashamu, on Tuesday, said he would file contempt charges against former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for going ahead to launch his controversial book.
The former president had, on Tuesday, against court restriction, held the public presentation of his memoir and autobiography, â€œMy Watch,â€ in Lagos.
Reacting to the development, Kashamu said the action by Chief Obasanjo, again, confirmed the former presidentâ€™s â€œknack
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has admonished politicians to desist from quarreling like motor park touts ahead next yearâ€™s general election but should rather think of the interest of Nigerians.
Speaking at the official presentation of the Kukah Centre in Abuja, on Tuesday, he urged politicians to see the 2015 elections as another opportunity for them to renew their commitment to deepening the nationâ€™s democracy and strengthening its bond of unity.
â€œI think we are over defining our democracy
Security was, on Tuesday, beefed up in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs ahead todayâ€™s national convention and presidential primaries of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This is coming just as party delegates from the 36 states of the federation started trooping in to the capital city in the early hours of the day, ahead the exercise, where the party will formally elect its sole candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, for 2015 presidential election.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has returned the incumbent Deputy Senate-Whip and senator representing Oyo North senatorial district in the National Assembly, Hosea Ayoola Agboola, in the senatorial primary election held on Tuesday, in Iseyin.
In 2011, Agboola was the only PDP senator elected from the South-West geopolitical zone as the then rampaging Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) won in all the other senatorial districts except Ondo State largely controlled by the Labour Party.
Osun State chapter of the All Progreessives Congress (APC), on Tuesday evening, concluded its primary elections into the Senate, House of Representatives and House of Assembly, with the emergence of candidates for the party ahead the 2015 general election.
In a press statement signed by the APCâ€™s director of publicity, research and strategy in Osun State, Mr Kunle Oyatomi, former governor of the state, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, clinched the partyâ€™s ticket for Osun West senatorial district.
The son of a former Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Alhaji Jhalil Tafawa-Balewa, on Tuesday, in Abuja, disclosed that nobody bribed him before he decided to step down for President Goodluck Jonathan in the race for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead the 2015 elections.
Nigerian Tribune recalls that the PDP presidential aspirant had recently withdrawn his intention to run for the presidential primaries, saying he was already supporting the candidacy of
OVER 187 workers of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) were on Tuesday served sack letters on the order of the Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka.
Those affected, according to information gathered, were those employed between August and late October, during the tenure of Mr Benedict Adeyileka as acting Director-General of the regulatory agency.
When the Nigerian Tribune visited the NCAA premises on Tuesday evening, the sack letters were still being distributed.
A Federal High Court in Abuja will on December 16, 2014 commence hearing of the application for stay of proceedings in the suit brought before it by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal
Members of Tambuwalâ€™s constituents, Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency of Sokoto State had, in two separate applications asked the court to stay proceedings in the suit.
Their applications for stay of proceedings were hinged on the grounds that they had filed notices of