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Weatherman forecasts cloudy weather with chances of localised thunderstorms

Weatherman forecasts cloudy weather with chances of localised thunderstorms The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has made the following predictions about the country’s weather condition for today, Wednesday, April 26, 2017: NORTHERN STATES: Partly cloudy conditions are expected over places such as Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Dutse, Sokoto, Potiskum, Nguru and Damaturu with possibilities of localised thunderstorms over Yola in the afternoon/evening hours....... more

Shehu clears Buhari over PUNCH reporter’s expulsion from Aso Rock

Shehu clears Buhari over PUNCH reporter’s expulsion from Aso Rock The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu has described as sheer mischief, the attribution to President Muhammadu Buhari, of the expulsion from the Villa of the PUNCH reporter, Mr. Olalekan Adetayo. Shehu stated this in Abuja on Tuesday. The presidential aide, who was reacting to the Guardian...... more

Amosun commissions ultra-modern Automobile Workshop, promises 3 more

Amosun commissions ultra-modern Automobile Workshop, promises 3 more Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has commissioned an ultra-modern automobile workshop, the Mitros Digital Workshop, constructed by the state government, at the Obada-Oko mechanic village, for easy diagnosis and repair of vehicles. Commissioning the workshop yesterday, Amosun said the project is in fulfilment of his campaign promise to ensure that...... more

Nnamdi Kanu: SERG hails judiciary, urges FG to obey order this time

Nnamdi Kanu: SERG hails judiciary, urges FG to obey order this time The South East Revival Group (SERG) has described the bail granted to the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, as yet another victory for the judiciary, saying that “it proves that some Judges still have conscience and a sense of justice.” The group in a statement...... more

Nigeria equity market sustains growth

Nigeria equity market sustains growth Transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday for the second consecutive day sustained a positive trend with the market indicators appreciating further by 0.28 per cent. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mobil Oil led the gainers’ table, growing by N15.99 to close at N340 per share. 7UP...... more

Ekiti LG laments 14 months blackout, begs BEDC

Ekiti LG laments 14 months blackout, begs BEDC The residents of Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State have lamented a 14-month blackout, which they say has crippled business activities in the council. They appealed to the state government to intervene and appeal to the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to resolve the power crisis facing virtually all...... more

NRC boosts Abuja-Kaduna rail service

NRC boosts Abuja-Kaduna rail service The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it is expecting 10 new coaches for the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge in July to increase the number of its daily trips. The Managing Director of the corporation, Mr Fidet Okhiria, made the disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria...... more

Bayelsa Govt. bemoans delay in release of second tranche of Paris Club refunds

Bayelsa Govt. bemoans delay in release of second tranche of Paris Club refunds  The Bayelsa State Government has said that the non-release of the second tranche of the Paris Club refunds by the Federal Government is frustrating its plans to clear backlog of workers’ salaries and other projects. Civil servants in the state are owed six months salary arrears in 2016 despite receiving some...... more

Economy: VP seeks banks’ support

Economy: VP seeks banks’ support Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday urged the banking sector to support the country’s Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP) to enable it achieve 7 per cent annual growth forecast by 2020 Osinbajo made the call at the 22nd World Conference of Banking Institutes (WCBI) hosted by the Chartered Institute of Bankers...... more

Mass redeployment of senior officers hits Customs

Mass redeployment of senior officers hits Customs The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has approved the redeployment of 4,072 senior officers to commands across the four zones of the service. The deployment is contained in a circular issued on Tuesday in Lagos by Mrs T.M Isa, NCS Acting Assistant Comptroller-General, Human Resources Department. According to Isa, the redeployed officers...... more

CBN sells $25m in new FX window for investors, exporters

CBN sells $25m in new FX window for investors, exporters The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday commenced interventions in the new Investors’ & Exporters’ FX Window with the sale of $25 million to customers through authorised dealers. This was disclosed by the Bank’s spokesman, Isaac Okorafor, who reiterated that the window was established to boost liquidity in the forex...... more

African Development Bank approves $280m to support Nigerian youths in agriculture

African Development Bank approves $280m to support Nigerian youths in agriculture The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $280m to support Nigerian youths in agriculture. AfDB, stated this on Tuesday in Ibadan at the African Youth Agripreneurs (AYA) Forum organised by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan. The President of AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, says the $280 million approved by the...... more

44 IPOB members freed in Bayelsa, charges dismissed

44 IPOB members freed in Bayelsa, charges dismissed A Yenagoa Magistrate’s Court in Bayelsa on Tuesday freed 44 members of the Indigenous People ‎of Biafra. (IPOB), detained since October 2016. The Presiding Magistrate, Penawei Mukoro, upholding the no-case submission by the lawyer to the detainees, dismissed the three counts of conspiracy, breach of public peace and unlawful gathering levelled...... more

Release our son unconditionally, Nnamdi Kanu’s parents tell FG; reject bail conditions

Release our son unconditionally, Nnamdi Kanu’s parents tell FG; reject bail conditions Parents of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu have described as stringent, the bail conditions given to him by an Abuja High court today. Eze Israel Kanu and wife, Ugoeze Sally, both rejected the stiff bail conditions and urged the Federal Government to release their son...... more

IPOB rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s bail conditions •Ikedife, Amechi say bail conditions too stringent

IPOB rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s bail conditions •Ikedife, Amechi say bail conditions too stringent Reactions have trailed Tuesday’s bail granted the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, by Justice Binta Sukai of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Speaking on the bail conditions, the duo of former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, and First Republic Minister of...... more

EFCC withdraws motion against Patience Jonathan

EFCC withdraws motion against Patience Jonathan The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday withdrew a motion before a Federal High Court Lagos for stay of execution of a judgment which unfroze the account of a former first lady, Patience Jonathan. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun had on April 6 unfreeze the account after Jonathan’s lawyer, Mr Ifedayo...... more

Suspended SGF appears before Osinbajo Panel

Suspended SGF appears before Osinbajo Panel The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, has appeared before the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo led three-man investigative committee. The panel, set up to investigate the allegations of violation of law and due process made against Mr Lawal in the award of contracts under the...... more

Lagos embargoes construction of fuel stations •Insists on relocating Ikeja Computer Village, Okobaba Sawmill, Mile 12 Market

Lagos embargoes construction of fuel stations •Insists on relocating Ikeja Computer Village, Okobaba Sawmill, Mile 12 Market   The Lagos State Government has placed embargo on the approval and construction of filling stations in all parts of the state till further notice, while a definite action will soon be taken on indiscriminate construction of event centres across the State, the State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development,...... more

Kebbi Govt. orders investigation of mutilated newborn •Senator takes over medical treatment

Kebbi Govt. orders investigation of mutilated newborn •Senator takes over medical treatment The Kebbi State Government has set up a committee to investigate videos of a newborn baby that lost a limb allegedly due to a medical error at Zuru General Hospital, Zuru Local Government, as claimed in the video making trending online. A statement by Aisha Augie-Kuta, Senior Special Adviser (SSA) on...... more

Senate suspends plenary over death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke

Senate suspends plenary over death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke The Nigerian Senate suspended its plenary session supposed to hold on Tuesday, following the death of one of their colleagues representing Osun West, Senator Isiaka Adeleke. Upon its resumption on Tuesday after the Easter holiday, the Senate decided not to perform its legislative activities but unanimously decided to mourn the passage...... more

Bauchi to construct 5,000-capacity multipurpose hall at NYSC Orientation Camp

Bauchi to construct 5,000-capacity multipurpose hall at NYSC Orientation Camp   Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has approved the construction of a 5,000-capacity multipurpose hall at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) State Permanent Orientation Camp in Wailo. A press statement released by the Press Secretary to the Governor, Malam Abubakar Al-Sadique, said that the governor announced the approval on Tuesday while...... more

Man arraigned for defaming Anambra PDP chairman

Man arraigned for defaming Anambra PDP chairman The Anambra State Police Command has arraigned a 44-year-old man, Mr. Emeka Nzekwe, at the Awka Chief Magistrate Court over an alleged defamation of the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Kenneth Emeakayi, and for conducting himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace....... more

Adewole mourns Adeleke, condoles Osun Government, APC

Adewole mourns Adeleke, condoles Osun Government, APC The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole has condoled with the family of the late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, the first egovernor of Osun State and until his death on Sunday, a serving Senator from Osun West senatorial district. In his words, “I am deeply saddened by the loss of a...... more

Ex-Niger State Gov’nor Babangida Aliyu docked over alleged N3bn fraud, remanded in prison

Ex-Niger State Gov’nor Babangida Aliyu docked over alleged N3bn fraud, remanded in prison The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned the immediate past Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, and the 2015 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Umar Nasko, before Justice Aliyu Maiyaki of the Federal High Court sitting in Minna, Niger State. Both men...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Court grants Nnamdi Kanu bail

BREAKING NEWS: Court grants Nnamdi Kanu bail The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony. Trial Justice Binta Nyako said her decision to release Kanu on bail was based on health grounds. The court held that...... more

Trial of former Enugu Chief Judge commences

Trial of former Enugu Chief Judge commences The trial of a former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Professor Innocent Azubike Umezulike, who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for false declaration of assets began on Monday at the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. At the commencement of the trial Monday,...... more

Conflicts force 25m children out of school

Conflicts force 25m children out of school No fewer than 25 million children are kept out of school by violent conflicts, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday. “Conflict and violence has driven more than 25 million children between six and 15 years old – about 22 per cent of children in that age group – from schools...... more

NiMET predicts sunny weather today in the North, clouds and thunderstorms elsewhere

NiMET predicts sunny weather today in the North, clouds and thunderstorms elsewhere The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has made the following predictions about the country’s weather condition for today, Tuesday, April 25, 2017: NORTHERN STATES: Sunny conditions are expected over places such as Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Dutse, Sokoto, Potiskum, Nguru and Damaturu. There are prospects of localised thunderstorms over Yola in the afternoon/evening hours. Day...... more

U.S. spends $420m to fight malaria in Nigeria

U.S. spends $420m to fight malaria in Nigeria The U.S. has spent more than $420 million in the fight against malaria in Nigeria since 2010, the Deputy Head of Mission, U.S. Embassy, David Young, said on Monday. He said that $75 million was spent in 2016 alone. Young, stated this in Abuja at the commemoration of 2017 World Malaria...... more

CAC now registers companies in 48 hours: Presidential Council

CAC now registers companies in 48 hours: Presidential Council The days required for registration of new businesses in Nigeria by the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, has been reduced from 10 to 2, courtesy of a reform agenda of the Buhari administration. Besides, there is also now a 24-hour timeline for company registration from when application form is completed and all required documents...... more

 

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