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Fire outbreak at Women Centre Abuja

Fire outbreak at Women Centre Abuja Fire broke out on Sunday at the National Centre for Women Development adjacent to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the Central Business District of Abuja. The General Manager (Facilities) of the centre, Alhaji Idris Madob, told our correspondent that the inferno started at the generator house at 5.55 p.m.,...... more

Expert advocates more measures to curb tuberculosis

Expert advocates more measures to curb tuberculosis A medical expert, Alex Nkwuda, has advocated more precautionary measures to members of the public in order to curb the spread of tuberculosis. He made the advocacy in an interview to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital. The 2017 Tuberculosis Day themed, ‘Unite To End Tuberculosis’, was...... more

Weatherman predicts sunshine, clouds and thunderstorm today

Weatherman predicts sunshine, clouds and thunderstorm today The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has made the following predictions about the country’s weather condition for today, Sunday, March 26, 2017: NORTHERN STATES: The region is expected to be sunny and within the next 24 hours. Day and night temperature values are expected to be in the range of 39 –...... more

Polio Eradication: Plateau begins interstate border immunisation

Polio Eradication: Plateau begins interstate border immunisation The Plateau state government has begun a new strategy of interstate border immunisation that would capture children coming in and out of the state, in an effort to eradicate the polio disease. The government says the interception of children at the border areas has been a success with over 13,000 children...... more

Akwa Ibom keys into civil servants housing scheme

Akwa Ibom keys into civil servants housing scheme The Akwa Ibom Government has acquired 300 hectares of land to establish a housing estate for civil servants in the state. The state Commissioner for Lands and Town Planning, Mr Ime Ekpo, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Uyo on Sunday. Ekpo said that...... more

Miyetti advises herdsmen against grazing on farms

Miyetti advises herdsmen against grazing on farms Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria wants herdsmen to avoid destruction of farm produce and grazing on farmlands to avert clashes with farmers. The Chairman of Nasarawa state chapter of the Association, Alhaji Mohammed Hussaini, said in Akwanga, that farmers should co-exist peacefully with herdsmen to avert violent clashes in...... more

ICPC dismisses allegations against Aregbesola

ICPC dismisses allegations against Aregbesola The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence‎s Commission (ICPC) has described the petition of the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State against Governor Rauf Aregbesola as baseless and unsubstantiated. ICPC, in a letter with reference number ICPC/INV/NGB/T.E2/003, addressed to the petitioner, Chairman, Civil Society Coalition for the...... more

NCAA fines airline N9.5m for airspace violation

NCAA fines airline N9.5m for airspace violation The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has imposed a fine of N9.5 million on a non-schedule airline for operating in the country without flight clearance. NCAA spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, said in a statement on Sunday that the Letter of Sanction conveying the penalties had been sent to Lyxor International, a non-schedule...... more

Yobe recruits 17 foreign doctors

Yobe recruits 17 foreign doctors The Yobe State Government says it has recruited 17 new Egyptian Doctors in various fields of specialty as part of measures to improve healthcare services among its citizens in the post insurgency era. This brings to 97, the number of medical doctors in different areas of specialty currently serving in the...... more

Investments in Lekki free trade zone hits N100bn

Investments in Lekki free trade zone hits N100bn Investments into the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ), an emerging business hub in the Lagos axis of the state, has risen to over N100billion in the last 10 years. Chairman of Lekki Free Zone Development Company, Mr. Abiodun Dabiri, disclosed this at the weekend while giving progress report on the Zone...... more

Don’t use Paris Club Refund to pay salaries — Peter Obi •Advocates compulsory saving of 10% of oil revenue

Don’t use Paris Club Refund to pay salaries — Peter Obi •Advocates compulsory saving of 10% of oil revenue The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has opposed the use of the Paris Club refunds to pay workers’ salaries, advising that the money should rather be used in a planned manner that would be of benefit to the people. He made the suggestion on Sunday while featuring on...... more

Senate probes Customs over N4 trillion revenue loss

Senate probes Customs over N4 trillion revenue loss The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, has commenced investigation into alleged over N4 trillion revenue leakage in the Nigeria Customs Service between 2006 and 2016. The Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, made this known in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja. He said that the...... more

Boko Haram strikes again, mobilises for more attacks

Boko Haram strikes again, mobilises for more attacks Boko Haram Islamists raided a village in northeast Nigeria, in the latest rampage to steal food and medical supplies, as fears grew of more attacks, locals and security personnel said on Sunday. Scores of fighters loyal to the faction headed by Abu Musab Al-Barnawi stormed Sabon Garin Kimba, some 140 kilometres...... more

N481bn budget padding in National Assembly •SERAP seeks prosecution of indicted officers

N481bn budget padding in National Assembly •SERAP seeks prosecution of indicted officers Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him “to use his good offices and leadership position to urgently instruct security and anti-corruption agencies to forward to you reports of their completed investigations into allegations of padding and stealing of some N481 billion...... more

Meningitis Epidemic: 21 dead in Sokoto

Meningitis Epidemic: 21 dead in Sokoto Over twenty people are said to have died following the suspected outbreak of meningitis in Sokoto State, northwest of Nigeria. A reliable government source confirmed this to Channels Television on Sunday. The deaths were said to have occurred in seven local governments of Kebbe, Bodinga, Rabah, Wamakko, Gada, Dange/Shuni and Tureta....... more

$184 million Crude Swap Under-Deliveries: Taleveras makes $17m commitment to NNPC

$184 million Crude Swap Under-Deliveries: Taleveras makes $17m commitment to NNPC The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has clarified that Televeras has agreed to make a tranche payment of $17.2 million for the crude-swap-product under-deliveries running into several millions of dollars. The Corporation affirmed that so far, two of the companies involved in the reconciliation exercise, namely AITEO Energy Resources and Televaras...... more

3-storey building collapses in Anambra

3-storey building collapses in Anambra An uncompleted twin three-storey hotel at Nkwo-Eziudo market along the Ogidi-Abatete road, Ogidi near Onitsha has collapsed with no case of death or injuries reported. Residents of the area told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 2:30pm when workers had left...... more

U.S. won’t ban Nigerian immigrants, Envoy assures

U.S. won’t ban Nigerian immigrants, Envoy assures For some Nigerians with plans to travel to the United States, but are worried over what awaits them in view of the clampdown on immigrants, Nigeria’s Charge d’ Affairs in the U.S., Ambassador Hakeem Balogun, has dismissed such fears. Speaking with reporters in Washington D.C., Ambassador Balogun insisted that Nigeria is...... more

Ogun to allocate shops in Ultra Modern Shopping Malls Thursday

Ogun to allocate shops in Ultra Modern Shopping Malls Thursday Shops in the ultra modern shopping malls built by the Ogun State Government will be allocation to beneficiaries on Thursday. Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who disclosed this during interaction with traders at Omida, Itoku, Sapon and Isale Igbein markets over the weekend, stated that the shops will be allocated first to traders,...... more

Gbadamosi joins IIPELP Advisory Council

Gbadamosi joins IIPELP Advisory Council The International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP) has appointed Mr. Gbolahan Gbadamosi as a member of the Institute’s Advisory Council. In a letter by the Founder/President of IIPELP, who is also visiting Prof. Energy Law and Policy, Niyi Ayoola-Daniels, notifying Gbadamosi of the appointment, he said: “It is...... more

South East governors under pressure over $800 million Paris Club refund

South East governors under pressure over $800 million Paris Club refund South-East governors are under intense pressure for full disclosure on how they spent the more than $800 million first tranche of the Paris Club refund. The figure is the largesse that accrued to the five states in the zone out of the overall $6.9 billion Paris Club refund to all the...... more

Senate summons AGF, minister, others over e-passport scandal

Senate summons AGF, minister, others over e-passport scandal Senate ad hoc committee on Saturday summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau and others to appear before it on April 6. The Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Alleged Misuse, Under Remittance, and other Fraudulent Activities in Collection, Remittance and Expenditure...... more

Okorocha calls for immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu •Also speaks on his quarrel with Biafra activists

Okorocha calls for immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu •Also speaks on his quarrel with Biafra activists Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has called for the immediate release of the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. He made the call in an exclusive interview with today’s edition of Sunday Sun. He also spoke on his reservations about the Biafra struggle. Okorocha said:...... more

‘Snow’ falls in Ekiti

‘Snow’ falls in Ekiti There was excitement in Ado Ekiti on Saturday when snowflakes fell during a rain which began around 4 p.m. The residents, mostly students of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, and the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, took snapshots of the white solid substance. A correspondent, who was a witness, observed the excitement that greeted...... more

Lagos gives ultimatum on Land Use Charge payment

Lagos gives ultimatum on Land Use Charge payment The Lagos State Government, yesterday, gave landed property owners till April 14 to pay the state Land Use Charge, or they risk losing the benefit of enjoying 15 per cent discount for paying the levy. The Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Modupe Ileyemi, in a statement, said the state...... more

Controversy trails Benue Anti-Grazing Bill

Controversy trails Benue Anti-Grazing Bill A major controversy appears to be brewing in Benue State over the change in the content and title of the Open Grazing Prohibition Bill recently sent to the legislative by the executive in the state. The revelation was made by the State House of Assembly, after the letter sent by the...... more

Fashola, Ambode reconcile, agree to partner on electricity

Fashola, Ambode reconcile, agree to partner on electricity Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his predecessor Babatunde Raji Fashola, have put aside their recent public spat and are on talking terms again for the good of Lagos. Fashola, who is now the minister of power, works and housing said the Federal Government was ready to support states to generate `captive power’...... more

Women farmers lament activities of herdsmen in Enugu

Women farmers lament activities of herdsmen in Enugu Members of the Small Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) have cried out to government to find lasting solution to the continuous herdsmen criminalities in Enugu State. The state coordinator of SWOFON, Mrs. Lovelyn Ejim, said activities of herdsmen were hindering the productivity of smallholder women farmers in the state,...... more

Okowa markets Delta’s gas resources

Okowa markets Delta’s gas resources Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has called on investors to tap the abundant gas resources in the state to boost Nigeria’s economy. Governor Okowa made the call yesterday in Asaba at the commissioning of an ultra-modern office complex of Chinedu and Company Limited and a Warehouse belonging to Dangote Cement....... more

Edo Govt. to reintroduce teaching of History in public schools

Edo Govt. to reintroduce teaching of History in public schools The Edo Government says it will reintroduce the teaching of History as a subject in public schools to allow the young generation learn about the labours of past heroes. Gov. Godwin Obaseki announced this while inaugurating the Castle of Legends Initiative (COLI), a Non-Governmental Organisation, in honour of late Chief Anthony...... more

 

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