The Governor of Cross River State , Prof . Ben Ayade , on Wednesday gave out 54 Sports Utility Vehicles to officials of the 18 local government councils in the state . The vehicles consist of 18 Ford Edge model...
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on Wednesday in Abuja, immortalises some of its fallen heroes and officers including late Tolulope Arotile, for their contributions to the country. The Director of Administration, NAF, AVM Aliyu Pani, says it is the tradition...
Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has expressed confidence that the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would soon be suspended. According to Ngige, the Federal Government was preparing a high-powered delegation from...
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, are set to become in-laws on Saturday. Aliyu Abubakar and Fatima Ribadu are scheduled to tie the knot in what is...
The Government of Lagos State has cancelled the planned Independence Day parade, earlier planned to mark Nigeria at 60 anniversary. This is according to a statement by the Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, which also noted that other activities that...
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House would not hesitate to take action against government agencies that fail to implement the budget as is expected of them. Hon. Gbajabiamila bemoaned a situation...
President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in four newly appointed Permanent Secretaries of the Federal Civil Service. The brief swearing-in ceremony took place just before commencement of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in...
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday fixed Wednesday for judgment on a suit opposing the appointment of 21 persons on the list of 33 candidates recommended to the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd ) , for appointment as...
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has finally issued an order suspending the September 1, 2020 hike in electricity tariff for two weeks This is in line with the agreement reached with the organised Labour on the suspension of strike...
The Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has developed a molecular test kit named SARS-COV-2 Isothermal Molecular Assay (SIMA) to produce Covid-19 test result in less than 40 minutes. The minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, made this known...
The Federal Government of Nigeria on Tuesday raised fears about a possible surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country, unless there would be a scale-up surveillance and review of its response plan to integrate new ways to deal with the virus.
The Lagos State Government is proposing the sum of $2.2 billion for the construction of the 37.4 kilometres 4th Mainland Bridge. Upon completion, the bridge would have 2 x 4 lane carriageway cross-sectional road with allowance for BRT Lane and...
A middle-aged woman identified as Ogochukwu Anichukwu has allegedly tortured her 8-year old house-help for reportedly licking her baby's milk in Nanka, Anambra state. The suspect, a native of Enugu State was said to have poured hot water on the girl and locked...
An angry mob on Tuesday attacked an aide to Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar, and other officials. It was learnt that the victims were the Special Adviser to the Governor on Community Development and Social Inclusion, Mr. Hamza Mohammed together,...
Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike, has advocated a new revenue sharing formula that will make the state get more money for development. This is as the governor described as “unfortunate ”, comments by his Bayelsa State counterpart , Douye...
A Jos High Court on Tuesday dismissed an application by former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia, seeking to stop Police from investigating him.Mailafia was invited by the police for questioning at the Force Headquarters Abuja, last...
All is now set in Agbor, Delta state for the official commissioning ceremony for commercial operation of the Itakpe-Warri rail line and railway ancillary facility yard by the federal government. President Muhammadu Buhari will preside over the commissioning and is...
The Lagos Internal Revenue Service has urged the winner of the 2020 edition of the Big Brother Nigeria reality TV show , Olamilekan ‘Laycon ’ Agbeleshe , to pay his tax . The agency made this known in a tweet...
Former Governor of Imo State and the Senator representing Imo West senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to imbibe the spirit of “hire and fire” mechanism, saying there is no point keeping incompetent people in...
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Acting Secretary and Director of Administration and Finance (DAF) Malam Umar Marafa is dead. According to sources, Marafa died in Kaduna on Monday evening. Though, the cause of his death has...
A fraudster, Tunde Martins has been sentenced to seven years in prison over N30 million fraud by the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere. Justice Josephine Oyefeso convicted Martins for obtaining the said amount as a loan from Diamond Bank Plc...
The Federal Government said on Monday that it would build walls around River Kaduna to check the perennial flooding in the state . The acting Director , National Water Resources Institute, Dr Martin Edufie, made the disclosure on the occasion...
Caretaker Chairman of Kaura Local Government Area, Dr. Bege Katuka, has been reportedly kidnapped. It was gathered that the Local Government Council boss was seized by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers at his farm in Juji Village, Chikun LGA...
The Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, said the agency has discovered N2.67 billion meant for the school feeding programme in private accounts. The agency, he added, also found over N2.5 billion diverted by...
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has come under attack for suspending planned nationwide strike over the increase in petrol and electricity tariff. NLC and TUC agreed to suspend the strike on Monday morning after meeting with the federal government.
President Muhammadu Buhari is delighted that the bond of friendship between Nigeria and The People’s Republic of China has continued to strengthen. The President, in a letter of felicitation with President Xi Jinping on the occasion of the 71st Anniversary...
Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has accused officials of one of the international airports in Nigeria of extorting the sum of N51,950 from her for a COVID-19 test which they never conducted. The thespian took to her Instagram page on Monday...
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Abuja on Monday awarded N50 million in favour of the woman assaulted by the Senator representing Adamawa-North, Elisha Abbo. The FCT High Court entered judgment against the Senator over a...
The Nigerian government will privatise state-owned oil asset, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), abolish key industry regulators to pave the way for new bodies and modify deepwater royalties, which in 2019 were altered, Reuters reported on Monday, after sighting a copy of the...
MINISTER of Niger Delta Affairs , Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said the Niger Delta regional development master plan and the Niger Delta Action Plan will be harmonised to produce a road map for development in the oil and gas rich area .