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Nigeria's GDP On Steady Rise In Spite Of Insurgency - Amb. Uhomoibhi

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Amb. Martin Uhomoibhi, outgoing Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Thursday that Nigeria’s economic growth rate had been steady despite the insurgency. Uhomoibhi said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of an event organised in his honour by the...

NFF Crisis: Danagogo Commends President Jonathan's Intervention

4 years ago /
Sports  

Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo on Thursday in Abuja commended President Goodluck Jonathan for his timely intervention in the crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Danagogo, who is also the Chairman, National Sports Commission (NSC), made the commendation at the commencement of a retreat for the President Cup Competition in Abuja. He...

 

Ex-Governor Lawal's Son Enters Kwara Governorship Race

4 years ago /
Politics 

Alhaji Hakeem, son of late Gov. Mohammed Lawal of Kwara, on Thursday declared his intention to contest for the governorship seat of the State. Hakeem, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he would restore the lost glory of the state if given the ticket. Addressing party supporters in his...

 

Don Urges INEC, Parties To Undertake More Sensitisation Of Voters

4 years ago /
Nation 

Dr Sule Kano, a Lecturer at the Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has called on INEC, political parties and other stakeholders to carry out proper voter education for a credible general election in 2015. Kano, Head of Political Science Department, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto that proper sensitation...

Murray Bruce Promises To Eradicate Poverty If Elected Senator

4 years ago /
Politics 

Former Director-General, Nigerian Television Authority, Mr Ben Murray-Bruce, has promised to work toward the eradication of poverty if elected senator in 2015. Murray-Bruce has expressed interest in running for Bayelsa East Senatorial seat  under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa on Thursday...

Motor Company Donates 21 Vehicles To Goodluck Support Group

4 years ago /
Politics 

Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing Company Limited on Thursday in Abuja donated 20 buses and a jeep to the Goodluck Support Group (GSG). The Chairman of the company, Chief Innocent Chukwuma who made the donation, said it was a token to help the GSG carry out its campaign effectively for President Goodluck Jonathan. "These...

Ministers Give Account Of Stewardship In Public Affairs Forum

4 years ago /
Nation 

A four-day public affairs forum to assess President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration opened in Abuja on Thursday. The minister of power, Professor Chinedu Nebo and his water resources counterparts, Sarah Ochekpe kicked off the forum. AIT  reports that other ministers are expected to give account of their stewardship. The office of the senior special...

 

Chinese Investigators Find Record 200 Million Yuan ($33 million) In Cash At Official's Home In Bribery Case

4 years ago /
International News 

Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of receiving bribes, in the country's largest cash seizure ever, a senior prosecutor said Friday. If all that money was in 100-yuan notes, China's largest cash denomination, it would...

 

Army Oust Burkina Faso's Embattled President Blaise Compaore

4 years ago /
International News 

An army official claimed on Friday that Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore had been ousted. "Compaore is no longer in power," Colonel Boureima Farta told tens of thousands of protesters who erupted in cheers in front of the army headquarters....

Abduljelili Tafawa Balewa And Supporters Denied Presidential Nomination Form As They Storm PDP National Secretariat

4 years ago /
Politics 

A member of the PDP from Bauchi state, Abduljelili Tafawa Balewa who was at the party’s headquarters to pick his presidential nomination form, said he was denied. This is the second time Balewa will be at the party’s headquarters but this time there was a crowd demanding intra-party justice for their...

 

Police Arraign Three For Sexual Assault

4 years ago /
Security 

The Police in Abuja on Friday arraigned three men before a Zuba Upper Area Court for allegedly fingering a lady without her consent.  The prosecutor, Mr Kelechi Echendu, told the court that the accused persons, Enoch Adeojo, Hilary Elechi and Ebuka Precious committed the act on Oct. 27. He said the three, who were bar...

I Will Work With All Nigerians: President Jonathan Promises As He Picks PDP Nomination Form

4 years ago /
Politics 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday picked the Peoples Jonathan Picks Up PDP Nomination Form Democratic Party (PDP) nomination form for the 2015 presidential election. By the action, the President has sealed the sole candidature privilege given to him by the hierarchy of the party. The President was accompanied by his Vice, Namadi...

Money Laundering: “You Have A Case To Answer,” Court Tells Former Council Cashier

4 years ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna presided over by Justice Evelyn Anyadike on Thursday, October 30, 2014 threw out the no-case submission by a former cashier of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State Alhaji Aminu Ya’u, who is standing trial for money laundering.When the prosecution closed its case...

EFCC Arraign Man For N5.7m Land Scam

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on October 30, 2014 arraigned one Abdulmujib Abdulkarim before Justice Faruk Lawal of Kano State High Court on a 3-Count charge bordering on forgery, possession of forged documents and obtaining N5, 750.000.00 ( five million seven hundred and fifty thousand naira ) by...

Nigerians React To Withdrawal Of Tambuwal's Security Detail

4 years ago /
Nation 

The withdrawal of the police contingent attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives early Thursday has been generating reactions from human right activists and politicians. Some of those who spoke with AIT in Abuja described the move as a slap on democracy in Nigeria; others simply say the presidency...

Tambuwal's Aide Confirms Withdrawal Of Security Details

4 years ago /
Nation 

The media aides of the Speaker of Nigeria's House of Representatives have confirmed the withdrawal of his security details. The special adviser on media, Imam told AIT in an interview that they resumed work Thursday morning only to find out that the security details of the Speaker were nowhere to be...

 

Man Slashes 3 Schoolchildren In China, Official Says

4 years ago /
International News 

Chinese authorities say a first-grader in the southeastern province of Jiangxi was slashed to death and two others severely injured in the latest violent attack on children in the country. Han Li, a propaganda official for Yiyang county, said Friday that a villager armed with a knife slashed the three children...

EFCC Arraigns Man For Issuing Dud Cheque

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday, October 30, 2014 arraigned one Lateef Shoroye before Justice Danlami Z Senchi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on one count charge bordering on issuance of dud cheque.The accused is alleged to have collected the sum of three...

EFCC Arraigns IITA Director General, Three Others For N115m Scam

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, October 30 2014 arraigned the Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Professor Benjamin Adefemi Ogunbodede and three others on a 17-count charge bordering on conspiracy, misappropriation and diversion of funds to the tune of N115,000,000( One Hundred and...

EFCC Arraigns UNIBEN Undergraduate For $12,000 Internet Scam

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, October 30, 2014 arraigned an undergraduate of the University of Benin, Kenneth Rukewe Ebule before Justice E. F Ikponmwen of an Edo State High Court, sitting in Benin- City on a 6- count charge bordering on forgery, obtaining money by false...