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Fashola dragged to EFCC over alleged diversion of $600m power fund

Fashola dragged to EFCC over alleged diversion of $600m power fund The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre  (HEDA), which is a non-governmental and non-partisan human rights organization, has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate an alleged diversion of $600million funds meant for the 3050MW Mambilla HydroPower Project raised against the Minister of Power, Works and Housing,...... more

FG releases N9bn to pay arrears of scholarship allowances

FG releases N9bn to pay arrears of scholarship allowances The Federal Government says it has released N9.5 billion for the payment of backlog of scholarship allowances owed Nigerian students at home and abroad up to December 2018. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who was represented by Alhaja Asta Ndajiwo, the Director, Federal Scholarship Board, disclosed this during a...... more

Troops kill Boko Haram insurgents, rescue 2 aged women

Troops kill Boko Haram insurgents, rescue 2 aged women The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its troops killed two Boko Haram insurgents in the ongoing clearance operation at Kajeri community in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation LAFIYA DOLE said in a statement in Maiduguri that the troops also recovered...... more

Nigerian Army seeks strategic military partnership in counter-terrorism operations as COAS visits the Korea

Nigerian Army seeks strategic military partnership in counter-terrorism operations as COAS visits the Korea As part of the efforts to further enhance the professional efficiency and capabilities of the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General TY Buratai, has led a delegation to the Republic of Korea to seek strategic bi-lateral collaboration in the fight against terrorism and insurgency. The visit which...... more

Another Nigerian tortured to death in South Africa

Another Nigerian tortured to death in South Africa Nigerians living in South Africa have expressed displeasure at the alleged killing of a Nigerian, Celestine Nwokeocha, 36, by the South African Police. The President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, expressed the feeling of Nigerians to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the telephone from Pretoria,...... more

CCT boss advocates social justice reporting

CCT boss advocates social justice reporting The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Justice Danladi Umar, has called for specialised training and professionalism on social justice reporting by the media.  Speaking at the annual Campus Journalism Awards (CJA) organised by Youths Digest in Abuja, Justice Danladi said Social Justice Reporting should be encouraged at the...... more

Eight peacekeepers killed in attack on UN base in Mali

Eight peacekeepers killed in attack on UN base in Mali Gunmen killed at least eight Chadian UN peacekeepers in an attack on one of their bases in northern Mali on Sunday, a source close to the MINUSMA force said.  “According to a new toll, still provisional, at least eight peacekeepers have been killed,” the source said. The attack happened early on...... more

Kidnapping: Katsina residents relocate to Niger Republic

Kidnapping: Katsina residents relocate to Niger Republic Many Nigerians residing in Katsina State have fled to neighbouring Niger Republic to escape persistent attacks by kidnappers and bandits. According to Daily Trust report, in addition to evacuating their family members, the Nigerians are also acquiring plots and building houses in Niger Republic’s towns of Maradi and Dan Issa. This...... more

NAF unleashes fighter jets, helicopters on deadly bandits in Sokoto

NAF unleashes fighter jets, helicopters on deadly bandits in Sokoto The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed fighter jets, helicopters and surveillance aircraft to flush out bandits in Sokoto State and environs. Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao, the Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Tactical Air Command (TAC), told newsmen on Saturday when the Special Force at arrived at the Sultan Abubakar III...... more

DSS grills Ikeja (Lagos) Oba-elect

DSS grills Ikeja (Lagos) Oba-elect Operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), Ikeja branch have grilled the Oba-elect of Ikeja, Alhaji Samsondeen Adeleye for two hours over a petition it obtained that the monarch-elect was trying to crown himself. Adeleye confirmed his travail in the hands of the DSS operatives to THISDAY on Friday, saying...... more

UNTH records 23 free open heart surgeries

UNTH records 23 free open heart surgeries The Chief Medical Director of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Dr. Chris Amah at the weekend disclosed that 23 children with heart-related issues were successfully operated in the health institution. Amah revealed this at a session with journalists, describing the free heart surgical operations carried out by Indian doctors...... more

2019: Lagos police deploy 2,350 officers, six gun boats for mock exercise

2019: Lagos police deploy 2,350 officers, six gun boats for mock exercise The Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, deployed 2,350 officers and six gunboats for an exercise tagged “Show of Force” in the metropolis and suburbs, ahead of the 2019 general elections. The State Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, said the move was to forestall any breakdown of law and order in any part...... more

Job creation earns Okowa Daar Communications Governor of the Year Award

Job creation earns Okowa Daar Communications Governor of the Year Award Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has received “Outstanding Governor of the Year Award (Job Creation)” from Daar Communications Limited. At a colourful ceremony held on Saturday at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Daar Communications, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT), RayPower FM and Faaji FM, observed that “Governor Okowa...... more

Eight soldiers killed in attack on Army base

Eight soldiers killed in attack on Army base At least eight Somali soldiers were killed when the Al-Shabaab jihadist group overran their military camp on the outskirts of the town of Kismayo early Saturday, military officials and local elders said.  According to the sources, heavily-armed Shabaab militants launched a dawn raid on the military camp, followed by a heavy...... more

Jimoh Ibrahim’s mother dies in fire accident

Jimoh Ibrahim’s mother dies in fire accident Mrs Theresa Jimoh, the mother of business mogul, Jimoh Ibrahim, has been killed in an early morning fire incident in Lagos. The victim, who was about 76 years old, was at her house in the Victoria Garden City, Lagos, when a fire broke out around 2am. She was said to have...... more

Property worth millions of naira destroyed as fire razes building in Onitsha

Property worth millions of naira destroyed as fire razes building in Onitsha A building located along Okagbue Agba Street in the commercial city of Onitsha was around 8pm on Friday gutted by fire. The building which houses many shops it was gathered destroyed goods worth millions of naira. Though no life was lost in the inferno, almost all the shops located upstairs were...... more

Obi calls for NYSC to be skill-acquisition oriented

Obi calls for NYSC to be skill-acquisition oriented The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Mr. Peter Obi, has called for the  restructuring of the National Youth Service Scheme to be in sync with global development, by incorporating one year of skill acquisition. Obi made this call yesterday while speaking to over 1,000 National Youth Corps...... more

Lagos State vows to enforce standards on sales of fruits, vegetables

Lagos State vows to enforce standards on sales of fruits, vegetables The Lagos State Government says it will enforce standards in the sales and consumption of fruits and vegetables to guarantee the health and safety of consumers in the state. Mr Divine Dunkwu, the Head, Public Affairs, State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), made the assertion on Saturday in Lagos. Dunkwu said the...... more

Guinness Nigeria says no life lost in fire incident

Guinness Nigeria says no life lost in fire incident Guinness Nigeria has restated its commitment to ensuring the health and safety of its employees and communities where it operates. Its Director, Corporate Relations, Mrs Viola Graham-Douglas, spoke against the backdrop of fire outbreak at the Aba Logistics centre of the company. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was an outbreak...... more

Ortom bags chieftaincy title

Ortom bags chieftaincy title Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Saturday bagged a Chieftaincy title of the”Ageva-U-Tyoshin” meaning the protector, barrier and the hedge of the Tyoshin people. The title was bestowed on Ortom by the Tyoshin Traditional Council, Gwer West Local Govrrnment. Mr Daniel Abomtse, the traditional chief of the area, charged the governor...... more

Weather Report: NiMET predicts sunny and hazy Sunday

Weather Report: NiMET predicts sunny and hazy Sunday The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has made the following predictions about Nigeria’s weather condition for today, Sunday, January 20, 2019: NORTHERN STATES: Sunny and hazy condition is anticipated over this region throughout the forecast period. Day and night temperature values are expected to be in the ranges of 34 – 38℃...... more

Woman burns husband to death over phone

Woman burns husband to death over phone A woman in Indonesia has been arrested on suspicion of burning her husband to death after the pair argued over his phone password. Dedi Purnama was working to repair roof tiles on the couple’s home when his wife, Ilham Cahyani, asked for the password to his phone, according to local media.​ The...... more

20,000 Nigerian girls trafficked to Mali to be rescued: NAPTIP

20,000 Nigerian girls trafficked to Mali to be rescued: NAPTIP The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it is making efforts to rescue about 20,000 Nigerian girls trapped in different parts of Mali. Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, the Director- General of NAPTIP, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on...... more

EFCC to clampdown on heads of Ekiti public institutions over alleged fraud

EFCC to clampdown on heads of Ekiti public institutions over alleged fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to invite heads of public institutions in Ekiti State as part of state recommendations over their alleged involvement in fraud.  This is coming on heels of recommendations given by the visitation panels set up by Governor Kayode Fayemi to probe the financial activities...... more

Okowa wins again; receives Vanguard’s 2018 Governor of the Year Award

Okowa wins again; receives Vanguard’s 2018 Governor of the Year Award Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has assured that the series of awards being conferred on him will spur him to continue with his selfless service to Deltans and humanity. He gave the assurance on Friday night in Lagos shortly after receiving the “Governor of the Year 2018 Award” at...... more

Fire razes Guinness brewery in Aba

Fire razes Guinness brewery in Aba Bottles, chemicals, office structures and furniture are reported to have been destroyed by the wild fire that engulfed parts of the Guinness Nigeria Plc, Aba Brewery in Abia on Friday. Fire fighters battled hard to contain the fire, which started at about 11 a.m. on Friday until about 6:46 pm when...... more

NSCDC officer killed in Sokoto

NSCDC officer killed in Sokoto A 32-year-old operative of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corp, Abdulaziz Junaidu has been shot dead in Sokoto State.  According to a relative named Nasiru Junaidu, Abdulaziz was posted for a special escort of one VIP Al-Mustapha Ladan when he was killed by an aide at the VIP’s residence. “My brother was...... more

Plan to arrest CJN Onnoghen absolutely false: Presidency

Plan to arrest CJN Onnoghen absolutely false: Presidency The Nigerian presidency has debunked fake reports over alleged plans to arrest the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and frame three other Supreme Court Justices. Mr. Femi Adesina, the media adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari expressed surprise and concern about the circulating fake news, in a statement today. “This false story is...... more

Yoruba youths warn EFCC; vow to defend Odumakin, Fani-Kayode against harassment

Yoruba youths warn EFCC; vow to defend Odumakin, Fani-Kayode against harassment The Pan-Yoruba youth organisation, Igbimo Odo Yoruba, has vowed to vehemently resist any attempt by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or any agency of the Federal Government, to arrest the spokesman of pan-Yoruba  sociocultural organisation, Comrade Yinka Odumakin, and former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, over their alleged involvement in...... more

Buhari commissions Baro Inland Water Port, first in northern Nigeria

Buhari commissions Baro Inland Water Port, first in northern Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the Baro Inland Water Port in Niger State. The contract, costing N6billion, was originally awarded in 2011/12, then abandoned, until Buhari’s government forged ahead to deliver it. Buhari will also later hold a campaign rally in Minna, the Niger State capital.  The Baro port was built...... more

 

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