Category Archives: National

NLC cautious as Buhari okays N30,000 minimum wage bill

• Why FG might be unable to pay, by financial experts The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) reacted cautiously yesterday to news that President Muhammadu Buhari

Senate penalises gas flaring in new bill, offenders to pay N10 million fine

The Senate yesterday passed a new bill, which provided for penalty against gas flaring and other malpractices in the oil and gas sector.The last legislation

CCT convicts, sacks Onnoghen as Chief Justice, NJC chairman

The allegation of false and non-assets declaration against Justice Walter Onnoghen, which began like a bad dream in January, came to a dramatic end yesterday

PDP carpets Bello over claims on Infrastructure

Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration of Governor Yahaya Bello in the state to

39 terrorists killed, 20 soldiers wounded in Boko’Haram clash

Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have neutralised 39 terrorists at Cross Kauwa in Kukawa Council of Borno State.Twenty soldiers were wounded while

EFCC re-arraigns dismissed judge, Ofili-Ajumogobia

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday re-arraigned the dismissed Federal High Court judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, for alleged money laundering at the Federal High

NCC, FRC target compliance to corporate governance in telecoms sector

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) have agreed to strengthen the level of compliance by telecoms operators to national

Wike suspends 12 council chairmen

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has notified the state House of Assembly of the suspension of 12 chairmen of local government areas for failing to

Stakeholders urge youths in Taraba, Benue crisis to sheath swords

Stakeholders have urged youths in the recent inter-ethnic crisis between communities in Taraba and Benue states to, as a matter of urgency, sheathe their swords

Bayelsa deputy governor makes case for Nigerian engineers in project execution

Bayelsa State government has stressed the need for government and other stakeholders to accord more recognition to indigenous engineers in the execution of projects. The post

Senate begins move to override Buhari on budget timeline bill

Senate yesterday began the process of overriding President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the budget timeline bill. It arrived at the decision... The post Senate begins move

Ministers to hand over reports before April 24

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for comprehensive “status reports on policies, programmes and projects” from cabinet members... The post Ministers to hand over reports before April

Oni loses bid to unseat Fayemi as Ekiti governor

The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed a suit filed by an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Chief Segun Oni, to unseat Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti

NNPC denies spending $22 billion on Brass LNG project

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday said spent only $1.2 billion on the Brass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project as against $22 billion being

AIT silent on demolition of Abuja structures

Two days after the demolition of its structures in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, DAAR Group of Companies, owners of AIT and Raypower FM... The

Court orders arrest of Etete, Adoke, others over $2.1b Malabu scam

Justice Danlami Senchi of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Jabi has granted the prayers of the Economic and Financial Crimes... The post Court orders

Court quashes suit on 9Mobile’s sale

A Federal High Court, Lagos presided over by Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke yesterday dismissed a suit filed by Spectrum Wireless Communications... The post Court quashes suit on

Borno citizens disown Shettima, back Ndume for senate presidency

Sequel to Governor Kassim Shettima’s backing of Ahmad Lawan for the senate presidency in the Ninth Assembly on account of his adoption... The post Borno citizens

FG mulls specialised surgery centres to check medical tourism

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, yesterday said the Federal Government was mulling establishment of specialised centres... The post FG mulls specialised surgery centres

Nigeria, UK plan crackdown on human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has launched a collaborative campaign with UK Aid to address growing... The post Nigeria, UK