Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya dies

Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya dies

Nollywood star actress Moji Olaiya has been reported dead. She was 42 years old. Moji Olaiya Multiple sources said she died of heart attack in More »

Nigeria appointed acting president UN General Assembly

Nigeria appointed acting president UN General Assembly

The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande, presided over the 193-member body. More »

Group decries alleged smear campaign against PENCOM ex-DG, NASS

Group decries alleged smear campaign against PENCOM ex-DG, NASS

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has decried an alleged plot by some disgruntled elements to discredit the former Director General of the National Pension Commission (PENCOM), Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu and the National More »

‘Terrorists taking advantage of our porous borders’

‘Terrorists taking advantage of our porous borders’

Experts have raised concerns over the porosity of Nigeria’s borders, leading to illicit movement of arms , which is fueling terrorist activities in North-East Nigeria. More »

Government partners SME operators for profitability

Government partners SME operators for profitability

The Federal Government yesterday said it would partner with owners of small-scale enterprises in the country to ensure profitability for their businesses. More »

National Assembly passes N7.441 trillion 2017 Budget

National Assembly passes N7.441 trillion 2017 Budget

The 2017 budget was yesterday passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly—147 days after it was laid before them. President Muhammadu Buhari presented a N7.298 trillion More »


Bauchi governor sacks cabinet, appoints new SSG

Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi on Thursday dissolved his  cabinet , sacked the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Bello Ilelah  and disengaged his Special Assistants. A statement to that effect, signed by Permanent Secretary, Special Duties and Political Affairs, Malam Saidu Maikobi, directed the

Troops repair roads, clear vegetation in North East

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the northeast have started to repair roads and clear vegetation to ensure safety of soldiers and civilians’ vehicles in Borno and Yobe states.

Governors’ forum raises panel to consider state police

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has resolved to constitute a six-man committee to consider the vexed issue of state police in the country in a veiled backing for restructuring.

Osinbajo seeks N135.643 billion virement for priority projects

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo wants the approval of the House of Representatives for the virement of N134,643,018,749 billion from various budget lines to fund the Federal Government’s priority projects and programmes.

Amnesty alleges torture, killing of Nigerians, others in Cameroon

Office of the Amnesty International (AI) in Central Africa has raised the alarm over indiscriminate torture by the Cameroonian government, which leads to the death and maiming of innocent people, among them Nigerians.

Senate confirms eight, rejects three INEC commissioners

The Senate yesterday confirmed the nomination of eight nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).It also rejected one nominee and stepped down three others for further legislative consultation.

PEARL Awards link sustainable market rebound to steady government policies

The President, PEARL Awards Nigeria, Tayo Orekoya, while fielding questions to Journalists at a press briefing to announce the 2017 Pearl Awards Nite slated for November 26, 2017 in Lagos, identified policy somersault as one of the major impediments to capital market growth.

Reps, stakeholders want legal framework on climate change

Members of House of Representatives and critical stakeholders in the environment sector have underscored the need for a proper legal frame-work to streamline policies, issues and responses arising from effects of climate change.

Osinbajo lauds Nigerian manufacturers

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has commended Nigerian manufacturers for their various efforts in producing quality goods with locally sourced materials in the country.

Police arrest 40 youths for alleged unlawful assembly in Delta

No fewer than 40 youths were yesterday arrested by a combined team of the anti-cult unit of police in Asaba and Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State.The Guardian learnt that those arrested were 18 girls and 20 boys who were somewhere at Agidiase quarters, by Nshiagu College.

Osinbajo, Jonathan, others extol Anambra governor’s departed mother

Prominent Nigerians, including Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, wife of the president, Aisha Muhammadu Buahri and former President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday eulogised the late Ezinna Christiana Obiano.

Taiga seeks end to Aladja, Ogbe-Ijoh hostilities

The President of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) worldwide, Moses Taiga, has called for peaceful co-existence between Aladja, an Urhobo community in Udu council and Ogbe-Ijoh, an Ijaw community in Warri South-West council of Delta State.

Seven banks ‘hide N249.6b for unknown govt officials’

A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered seven banks to remit to the Federal Government $793,200,000 (about N249,659,700,000.00) allegedly hidden with them in breach of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy. A vacation judge, Justice Chuka Obiozor, made the interim order following an ex parte

Sterling, Fidelity: we’re not involved

Two of the banks – Fidelity and Sterling – last night defended their integrity, saying they were not involved in any TSA deal. In a statement, Charles Aigbe, Divisional Head of Brand and Communications, said Fidelity Bank had no role. The statement said: “Our attention has

NEC harmonises telecoms right of way charges

The National Economic Council (NEC) yesterday  approved a policy to harmonise right of way charges payable by telecommunications companies and related public utility infrastructure on Local Governments, States and Federal Highways. Minister of Communication Adebayo Shittu briefed State House correspondents at the end of the NEC chaired

Aregbesola, Ajimobi, Ambode, celebrate Akande’s wife at fidau

Governors Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo) and Akinwumi Ambode (Lagos) were among dignitaries at the eighth day prayer for Madam Sikiratu Omowumi Akande, wife of the former interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande. Others at the fidau were: Osun State Geputy Governor Mrs. Grace

Senators to fast-track NFIU

A Bill which aims to separate the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) scaled first reading in the Senate yesterday. This is coming less than 24 hours after the upper chamber raised the alarm over the suspension of Nigeria

PDP not a threat, says Okorocha

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha yesterday dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as no threat to the All Progressives Congress (APC). “PDP is a non issue; we don’t even care about that. We defeated them when they were in power, so what is different when we

Osinbajo seeks NASS approval for N135bn ‘virement’

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday asked the National Assembly to approve a virement of N135.6billion for 14 Federal Ministries and the Office of the Secretary of Government of the Federation (OSGF). Osinbajo, in a letter to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and

INEC asks court to set aside interim order on Melaye’s recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has prayed a Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside its July 6 order directing parties in a suit by Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West), to maintain status quo pending the determination of the plaintiff’s motion on notice. INEC