Category Archives: National

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.

Appeal court quashes conviction of former Adamawa governor

The Yola Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday overturned the conviction of a former governor of Adamawa, Mr Bala Ngilari, and discharged and acquitted him of corruption charges.

Why I support restructuring, by Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar has said he will continue to support the restructuring of the country because the report of the 1995/96 Constitution Drafting Committee was not what was eventually released and foisted on the people of the country in 1999.

For peace to reign, youths seek 50% of elective, appointive positions

The President of Ijaw Youth Council, Pereotubo Oweilaemi, who read the text of the communiqué to newsmen in Abuja, lamented that the interest of the youth is not being protected and that is why they are saying it’s a must that by 2019.

‘Why Ogoni cleanup is not in 2017 budget’

He said HYPREP and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have drawn up a road map for the holistic remediation of the environment, which is expected to gulp $200 million this year.

Saudi gives Nigeria, 22 other countries health conditions for Hajj

The report said: “The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia has issued health requirements and recommendations for entry into Saudi Arabia during the Hajj season, including requirements relating to polio vaccination.

Rampage as tanker drivers protest against police killing

Pandemonium broke out yesterday at Creek Road in Apapa, Lagos when dozens of tanker drivers went on rampage over the killing of one of their colleagues by a police officer attached to a branch of Diamond Bank.

Senate probes sale, use of ‘kidney-killer’ malaria drugs

The lawmakers observed that the drugs on the banned list are very popular, particularly in the rural communities where there is little or no knowledge of the dangers, and where they are obtained across the counter with or without prescription.

Troops rescue 37 suspected wives, children of Boko Haram terrorists

The Nigerian Army Spokesman, Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, in a statement yesterday in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital said, “Thirty of the escapees were intercepted on Tuesday in Gujba local council. They comprised of eight women and 22 children.

Osinbajo orders security reinforcement in Kaduna

Acting President said the security challenges in Southern Kaduna was a source of concern to the Federal Government and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians.