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FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

15 hours ago /

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 1, as public holiday to commemorate the 2017 Workers’ Day celebration. The Minister of  Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) announced this in a statement on Friday by the Director, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido. The minister urged workers...

Trump: 'I Thought It Would Be Easier'

17 hours ago /
International News 

President Donald Trump, reflecting on a first 100 days in office that has featured no major legislative wins and low approval ratings, said Thursday he thought the job would be easier.   "I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump said in an...

Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Rivers Drag FG To Court Over ₦500Trn Oil Money

17 hours ago /
Nation 

Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Rivers states have filed a suit at the Supreme Court against the Federal Government to challenge the loss of N500 trillion in oil revenue. The plaintiffs are praying the apex court to compel the Federal Government to implement Section 162 of the 1999 Constitution as it relates...

Reps Probe Missing Petroleum Products Worth ₦11 Billion

17 hours ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives, on Thursday mandated its Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to investigate the disappearance of N11 billion worth of Petroleum products belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. This followed a motion moved by Yusuf Tajudeen. Tajudeen said according to reports, about 84 million litres of petroleum products belonging...

Makarfi Urges Buhari To Hand Over To Osinbajo

17 hours ago /
Politics 

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over power to Vice President Yemi Osibanjo pending his full recovery from his undisclosed illness. The chairman of the caretaker committee of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, made the call on Thursday, April 27, in an interview with the...

CCT Trial: FG Tenders Saraki’s EFCC Statement In Evidence

17 hours ago /
Politics 

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, yesterday, admitted into evidence, a statement the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, made before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in relation to corruption allegations against him. The Federal Government tendered the statement dated August 13, 2013, before the Justice Danladi...

INEC To Give Special Treatment To Nursing Mothers, Pregnant Women

17 hours ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would give special treatment to nursing mothers, people with disability and the aged at the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). The Administrative Secretary of the commission in Zamfara, Alhaji Abdu Gujungu, said this at the flag-off of the CVR and distribution of Permanent Voters...

Fellaini Sees Red As Manchester Derby Ends In Stalemate

18 hours ago /
Sports  

Marouane Fellaini was sent off as Manchester City and Manchester United settled for a share of the spoils in the Manchester derby, with the two neighbours playing out a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium. Neither side were able to find a breakthrough on Thursday night, meaning City remain fourth in...

Police To Use Facial Recognition For 2017 Champions League Final In Cardiff

18 hours ago /
Sports  

The 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff will see police trial the use facial recognition on fans, the British government has announced in a statement online.   Faces will be scanned "in and around the principality stadium and Cardiff central train station" on June 3 as part of the contract, which will...

Nigerian Government Sues Brass Oil Over Alleged 4-Year Oil Fraud

18 hours ago /
Nation 

Nigerian Government on Thursday opened its case at the Federal High Court, Lagos, against Brassoil Nigeria, one of the International Oil Companies (IOCs) allegedly fingered in crude oil shipments from Nigeria to different parts of the world between 2011 and 2014. In the suit marked FHC/L/CS/2016, the Federal Government is seeking...

Defence Minister Seeks Stronger Ties With Sudan

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali has called for greater cooperation between Nigeria and Sudan. Dan-Ali made the call during a courtesy visit to his Sudanese counterpart, Gen. Ahmad Ibn Auf in Khartoum, according to a statement by his spokesperson, Col. Tukur Gusau. The minister, who was in Sudan on a...

Edo Traders Seek Establishment Of International Market

1 day ago /
Nation 

Traders at the New Benin market in Benin City, the Edo state capital, are appealing to the state government to establish an international market, that will help to put a permanent end to the menace of street trading. The traders under the aegis of the Traders Welfare Union of Nigeria, who...

Agriculture Will Help Nigeria Tackle Unemployment – Governor Wike

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that investments in agriculture would help the nation tackle youth unemployment. Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh and Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Governor...

Enugu Govt. Calls On FG To Revoke Mining Licenses Of Private Companies

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has called on the Federal Government to revoke mining licenses of private companies in the state and reward them to the State government. Governor Ugwuanyi Made this known in a meeting with the Minister of Mining and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is in...

Absence of Prosecution Witness Stalls Saraki’s CCT Trial

1 day ago /
Nation 

The trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for alleged false declaration of assets has been stalled for the third time. The trial was on Thursday adjourned to May 3, 2017 after the prosecutor, Rotimi Jacobs, said his remaining witness, a banker to the Senate...

Labour Want Intellectuals As Leaders

1 day ago /

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba wabba says Nigeria needs more intellectuals as leaders.The NLC president said Nigerians must make frantic efforts to obtain their cards in the ongoing voter registration exercise to be eligible to chose their leaders by 2019. Wabba was speaking during the Nigeria Union...

Reps Plan Tour Of Refineries, To Meet NNPC Officials Over Oil Marketers’ Charges Claim

1 day ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Review of Fuel Pump Price yesterday announced plan to meet with officials of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to confirm the veracity or otherwise of claims by oil marketers that guidelines and charges by the corporation contributed largely to per pump price of...

Real Madrid Thrash Deportivo As Barcelona Rout Osasuna In La Liga

1 day ago /
Sports  

James Rodriguez scored a brace as Real Madrid did their part to keep pace with Barcelona in the La Liga title race with a 5-1 win at Deportivo La Coruna. Zinedine Zidane rested a number of starters from Sunday’s 3-2 Clasico loss to Barcelona, calling on the likes of James, Isco,...

 

Jonathan Was Too Small For The Presidency – Obasanjo

1 day ago /
Politics 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan from his first days as President showed he was too small for the office, saying he, Obasanjo, acted more as an opponent of Jonathan than a supporter of Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential poll. Obasanjo, who said Jonathan...

Osinbajo Panel Grills BPP DG Late Into The Night

1 day ago /
Nation 

​The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo​ panel probing the allegations of contract fraud against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, ​continued its ​sitting yesterday.   The panel, ​which has Attorney-General and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), as members, grilled Director-General...


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