A former Senior Special Assistant on Media to Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
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THE Northern branch of Christians Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday advised President Muhammadu Buhari against purported moves to arrest former President Goodluck Jonathan, saying Nigeria would boil should the man regarded as the â€œhero of democracyâ€ be arrested by the government.
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Soldiers from 144 Battalion, Ukwa West Local Government Area, under 14 Brigade Ohafia, Abia State have rescued the son of a retired civil servant, Mrs. Evan Adieze from a kidnappers' den located at Umuojima village in Osisioma Ngwa council area of Abia State.
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NO fewer than 20 persons were seriously injured and 13 houses torched when a rival youth group attacked another one in Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. Five cars were also damaged during the fracas that left many residents of the area scampering to safety.
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Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, yesterday nabbed two trucks including an NNPC truck for alleged diversion of over 56, 800 litres of petrol in Ilorin.
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Chairman, Kwara State council of traditional rulers and the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, yesterday warned the federal government to take serious steps to curtail the rising activities of herdsmen across the country, saying their activities were threatening existence of Nigeria as an entity.
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MEMBERS of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, in Edo State, whose three-year tenure expired on April 22, have appealed to the Federal Government to take up the responsibility of payment of primary school teachers' salaries, saying that the burden of payment was one of the major problems militating against development at the grassroots.
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GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that he will support any policy of the Federal Government that will promote the good of the state.
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About five fillings stations in Owerri municipality and Nekede, Owerri West local council area of Imo State, were yesterday sealed, while many others were forced to dispense the premium motor spirit, PMS, to motorists at the government approved pump price of N86.50 per litre.
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ABUJAâ€” hundreds of youths, under the aegis of Citizens United for Peace and Stability, CUPS, yesterday stormed the National Assembly calling for immediate resignation of Senate President, Saraki, on the allegations of corruption leveled against him and controversies surrounding the 2016 budget yet to be signed into law.
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LAGOSâ€” Marketers of petroleum products said, yesterday, that non payment of N150 billion outstanding debt owed them by the Federal Government was also hampering the availability of products nationwide.
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Lagosâ€”The two engineers, Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun, alleged to be culpable in the construction of the collapsed guest house of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, were yesterday sent back to Kirikiri prisons as the court fixed date to rule on their bail applications.
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AGAINST every expectation, Enugu State has lately been featuring consistently in the news bordering on the invasion of its communities by suspected herdsmen leading to wanton loss of lives and the destruction of farm lands and other properties.
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The Nigerian Army yesterday alerted the nation that members of the Boko Haram terroristâ€™s sect had resorted to wearing local government or community uniforms to deceive security agencies.
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Bayelsa State Government has assured workers in the state that it was working assiduously to pay off the backlog of salaries owed the workers and pensioners in the state.
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Stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South West have threatened to leave the party if the zone is not allowed to produce the next national chairman of the party.
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Time was 6pm at the traffic-busy, indeed chaotic, Mile 2 area of Lagos. A mammoth horde of fuel tankers and other articulated trucks has as usual taken over every inch of driving space, thus impeding the flow of traffic along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway from the Second Rainbow Bus-stop all the way to Berger and beyond. As expected, many motorists were trapped in the stand-still gridlock and in their helplessness could only give vent to their frustration and impotent rage.
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ABAKALIKIâ€”A kidnap victim (name withheld), who was allegedly abducted in Umuoghara quarry site in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, has been rescued by operatives of the state police command .
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A Nigerian academic, Professor Abiodun Alao, will today deliver inaugural lecture at Kingâ€™s College, University of London, making him the first black African scholar to deliver such lecture since the institution was established in 1829.
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Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, says the present administration is leveraging on the benefits of the digital revolution, innovation and convergence of technology to kick-start a new digitally SMART Nigeria.
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