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REVEALED: Why Buhari turned down Okorocha’s invitation during Zuma’s controversial visit

REVEALED: Why Buhari turned down Okorocha’s invitation during Zuma’s controversial visit South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has unravelled the mystery of his visit to Imo State without the company of his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari. According to the South African leader, when he told his colleague to accompany to honour Governor Rochas Okorocha, he got the reply that “he (Buhari) was indisposed.”...... more

AfDB to create 10,000 agric entrepreneurs

AfDB to create 10,000 agric entrepreneurs The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to make agriculture a profitable business as well as create 10,000 young agricultural entrepreneurs per country in the next 10 years. Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the continental bank, gave the assurance at the 2017 World Food Day celebration. The celebration with the theme: “change...... more

Stop intimidating us over our land, Kaduna communities tell El-Rufai

Stop intimidating us over our land, Kaduna communities tell El-Rufai Nine communities in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have urged well-meaning Nigerians including President Muhammadu Buhari, to prevail on the governor of the state, Nasiru El-Rufa’i, to pay compensations for land taken from them. Abdullahi Sulaiman, spokesman of the affected communities, said at a press briefing on Monday in...... more

Pensioners’ Protest: Edo State Government calls for calm, restraint

Pensioners’ Protest: Edo State Government calls for calm, restraint The Edo State Government has called on local government pensioners in the state to exercise patience as it addresses backlog of pension arrears using a ‘phased approach’. It noted that “N2.1 billion has been disbursed to offset the bills from January to September, and that they would get more when economic...... more

Nigeria, Ghana sign MOU on maritime operations

Nigeria, Ghana sign MOU on maritime operations The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghanaian Maritime Authority (GMA). At the official signing of the MoU at the Nigerian Maritime Resource Development Centre in Lagos, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, noted that intra-African collaboration is a...... more

Nigeria, others elected into UN Human Rights Council

Nigeria, others elected into UN Human Rights Council    The UN General Assembly on Monday elected, by secret ballot, Nigeria and 14 other countries to serve on the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2018 to 2020 term. UNHRC is the highest intergovernmental body in the UN system for matters relating to protection and promotion of human rights worldwide....... more

NPA gives INTELS three months to quit ports

NPA gives INTELS three months to quit ports The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has given the management of oil and gas logistics firm, Intels Nigeria Limited (INTELS), three months to round up and hand over the pilotage services to the authority. This, it was learnt, was contained in a letter sent by the NPA to the company last week....... more

NUJ bemoans Government’s failure to end Plateau bloodbath

NUJ bemoans Government’s failure to end Plateau bloodbath The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Monday expressed regrets over “the inability of Government to curtail the continuous wanton spilling of blood on the Plateau.” The union lamented in a statement issued in Abuja and signed by the National Secretary Shuaibu Usman Leman (Walin Shadalafiya): “For more than a decade...... more

Delay in visa issuance to Nigerians embarrassing — Minister

Delay in visa issuance to Nigerians embarrassing — Minister Nigeria says it is embarrassed with the reported cases of delay in issuance of visa to its citizens and vows will no longer tolerate the situation. The Interior Minister, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), has subsequently met stakeholders to take a firm position on the issue. The minister stated on Monday in...... more

National Identity Management Commission inducted into FOI Hall of Shame

National Identity Management Commission inducted into FOI Hall of Shame    Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on Monday inducted the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, saying it was recognising the agency for its determined efforts to undermine the effectiveness of the FOI Act, 2011. MRA accused the Commission of failing to comply with...... more

Kano Assembly, others pledge to pass NotTooYoungToRun Bill

Kano Assembly, others pledge to pass NotTooYoungToRun Bill The Kano State House of Assembly has promised to pass the NotTooYoungToRun Bill. While assuring that Kano is a ‘YES’ state to the age reduction bill, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Abdullahi Atta, promised to mobilise other members to support the bill. The Speaker also said...... more

Bayelsa’s new Information Commissioner meets staff, unfolds plans for workshop on information management

Bayelsa’s new Information Commissioner meets staff, unfolds plans for workshop on information management A two-day workshop for Information Officers in the Bayelsa State Ministry of Information and Orientation has been scheduled to hold soon, according to‎ the Commissioner, Daniel Iworiso-Markson‎. He announced this on Monday during his maiden meeting with staff members, saying that the aim of the workshop would be to boost their...... more

Petroleum Ministry clears the air on fire incident at Kachikwu’s house

Petroleum Ministry clears the air on fire incident at Kachikwu’s house The office of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu has ruled out sabotage in Sunday night’s fire incident at his Asokoro residence in Abuja. A Daily Trust report this morning quoted Spokesperson for the ministry Idang Alibi as saying that it was a normal fire outbreak that was...... more

Monkey pox victim commits suicide

Monkey pox victim commits suicide  One of the patients receiving medical care for monkey pox at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa State has committed suicide, the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu has said. Addressing a press conference in Yenagoa, Etebu said the deceased was among the 21 suspected cases of monkey pox that were being managed at...... more

Kanu Nwankwo launches N1b lotto

Kanu Nwankwo launches N1b lotto  Nigerian football legend Kanu Nwankwo has launched the N1 billion Jackpot Lotto to support Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF) which was inaugurated in 2000. The Foundation has helped not just people in Nigeria, but also paid for 538 children to be treated at facilities throughout the world Kanu, a philanthropist, launched the...... more

NLNG demands $315m judgment debt from NIMASA

NLNG demands $315m judgment debt from NIMASA The management of Nigeria LNG has formally issued a demand notice for USD $315,598,823.29 judgment debt to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The sum represents the payments made under protest to the Agency by the NLNG since 2013, as well as direct and shipping losses it incurred due...... more

Crime Fighters presenter sues IGP Ibrahim Idris

Crime Fighters presenter sues IGP Ibrahim Idris A Lagos High Court has been asked to nullify and invalidate a wireless message (signal) issued by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, by which he allegedly instructed all police formations in Nigeria to ostracise Dr. Aisha Tosan, presenter of the crime busting television programme, “Crime Fighters, Police and You”, and her company....... more

Buhari orders military, police to stop killings as death toll from Plateau attack hits 29

Buhari orders military, police to stop killings as death toll from Plateau attack hits 29 President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday evening directed the military and police to stop the killings in Plateau State after receiving reports of 20 deaths in a renewed reprisals. However, the deaths recorded in the attack on Nkiye Dongwro Village in Miango District of Bassa Local Government Area of the state later...... more

OAU Students' Union demands reinstatement of suspended students

  OAU Students' Union demands reinstatement of suspended students  The Students Union of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State on Monday demanded unconditional reinstatement of some of the students of the institution who were suspended by the management recently. The Union President, Comrade Ibukun Oyekan made the demand while addressing a press conference at the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union...... more

Appointments: Buhari must justify his actions — CACOL

Appointments: Buhari must justify his actions — CACOL Chairman of the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), Debo Adeniran has said that people should not be quick to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari over perceived nepotism in appointments and projects allocation but the President must also justify his actions. In a statement on Monday, Adeniran spoke on the criticisms that...... more

Forex: CBN maintains market liquidity with $195m

Forex: CBN maintains market liquidity with $195m The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday continued to maintain liquidity in the foreign exchange market by injecting $195 million in the Nigerian inter-bank foreign exchange market. Figures released by the Bank show that it offered $100million to the wholesale segment, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment received...... more

EFCC docks ex-Perm Sec for N14.1m fraud

EFCC docks ex-Perm Sec for N14.1m fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal office, on Monday arraigned a former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Clement Illoh Onubuogo before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos, on a three-count charge bordering on stealing by conversion...... more

Ambode, Pedro, Falana, Utomi, others celebrate Fela at Afrika Shrine

  Ambode, Pedro, Falana, Utomi, others celebrate Fela at Afrika Shrine Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday evening hosted a well-attended special Lagos Jump event at the New Afrika Shrine to round off Felabration 2017 in honour of the 79th posthumous birthday of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The Governor, who had earlier in the day unveiled an effigy of the late Afrobeat...... more

Weatherman predicts another day of haze, thunderstorms and reduced visibility

Weatherman predicts another day of haze, thunderstorms and reduced visibility Mayowa Okekale, Abuja The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has made the following predictions about the country’s weather condition for today, Tuesday, October 17, 2017: NORTHERN STATES: Hazy conditions are expected over the northwest with visibility range of 2 – 5km; localised visibility of less than or equal to 1,000m are anticipated...... more

WHO confirms four monkey pox cases in Nigeria

WHO confirms four monkey pox cases in Nigeria The Nigerian Government says a total of four cases of the monkey pox virus have been confirmed in the country. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, said this during a press conference in Abuja on Monday. According to the minister, the cases were confirmed after tests were carried out on samples...... more

Igbo marginalisation: Ngige clears Buhari

Igbo marginalisation: Ngige clears Buhari Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Nwabueze Ngige, says President Muhammadu Buhari is not marginalising the people of the South East. He said the president appointed four out of five eastern states representatives in his cabinet, as substantive ministers. The Minister urged Ndigbo to support President Buhari, saying the President means...... more

Dangote Rice launches youth graduate scheme •To hit the market with a million metric tons of rice in 2018

Dangote Rice launches youth graduate scheme •To hit the market with a million metric tons of rice in 2018 A multi-million Naira Youth Farming Initiative that will engage teeming unemployed Nigerian graduates in rice farming has been launched by the Dangote Rice Limited in Kogi State. This is even as the company prepares to hit the market with one million metric tons of Dangote rice in 2018. The Dangote Youth...... more

Evans’ accomplice sues Police, demands N100m damages

Evans’ accomplice sues Police, demands N100m damages A suspected accomplice of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, Emeka Arinze, on Monday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to order his immediate release from police custody. Arinze, in his suit filed at the court’s registry through a rights campaigner, Mr Ogedi Ogu, is claiming N100 million and...... more

CD expels General Secretary over Buhari’s second term, other offences

CD expels General Secretary over Buhari’s second term, other offences    The General Secretary of frontline civil society organisation, Campaign for Democracy (CD), Goodluck Obi, has been expelled. In a statement released at the end of an emergency meeting held by its National Executive Council (NEC), the group vowed that “it will not sit back and watch its age-long collective reputation,...... more

Ebonyi undergraduates get N2m bursary

Ebonyi undergraduates get N2m bursary Ihietutu community in Ishiagu Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi, on Monday disbursed N2 million bursary to students in various institutions of higher learning from the area. The Chairman, Ihietutu Development Union, Mr Paulinus Okoro, who disbursed the money, said the gesture was to encourage students of the community to pursue...... more

 

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