Category Archives: National

Panic as container falls off Lagos road

A freight container Saturday morning fell off a truck immediately after Okeafa Bridge along Isolo-Ikotun Road in Lagos. The incident is already causing serious traffic. No  one is injured in the incident but  were there was  a panic among residents

Fashola says investment in human capital development crucial to poverty reduction

Works and housing minister Babatunde Fashola has said that massive investment in human capital development was “very crucial”  to poverty reduction. The post Fashola says investment in human capital development crucial to poverty reduction appeared fir...

Masari dissolves Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board

Masari directed the Executive Director of the board, Alhaji Muhammad Abu-Rimi, to handover the affairs of the board to the most senior Director in the board who would oversee the affairs of the board pending the appointment of a new

Election tribunal judgment saved me from trauma, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday disclosed that he would have been traumatised had the outcome of the Election Petitions Tribunal judgment did not favour him and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The post Election tribunal judgment sa...

PDP questions presidential tribunal’s delay in releasing judgment ecord

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday raised the alarm over what it called undue delay by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to release the record of the judgment it delivered last Wednesday on the petition against the election of Muham...

Bogus, over-priced contracts plunge NDDC into N2tr debt

Spurious overpriced contracts without recourse to due process have been blamed for the over N1 trillion debt profile of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Nothing else typifies this more than the N60 billion emergency contracts awarded with...

‘We are committed to taking 100 million Nigerians out of poverty’

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, has assured the European Union (EU) of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government’s commitment to the agenda of taking 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the ...

Don’t be in hurry to make money, Magu advises Nigerians

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has advised members of the public against being in haste to make money and also against the desire to make it at all cost. The post Don’t be in hurry

Ogun police arrest man for beating wife to death

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Kingsley Madukwe for allegedly beating his wife, Glory Madukwe to death. A statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta yesterday, disclosed the suspect was arrested on...

Alleged N6.2bn Fraud: Jang’s counsel disowns colleague in court

There was mild drama at the continuation of the trial of a former Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, yesterday, as his counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) disowned another defence counsel over the line of questioning. The post Alleged N6.2bn Fraud: Jang’s co...

MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy graduates inaugural class

Twenty students of the inaugural set of the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) West Africa Academy graduated yesterday after a full-year, tuition-free training in film and television production. The post MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy graduates inaug...

Northern governors adopt national livestock policy, move against Almajiri, insecurity

The Northern States Governors Forum yesterday rose from an emergency meeting in Kaduna, adopting the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) as a system that would engender modernisation of pastoral activities. The post Northern governors adopt ...

9.2m SIM cards face deactivation

About 9.2 million telephone lines discovered to have been improperly registered are going to be deactivated by service providers in the country.The Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, yesterday in Abuja... The post 9.2m SIM cards f...

Airline suspends evacuation of Nigerians over South Africa’s restrictions

Air Peace airline yesterday suspended further evacuation of Nigerians in South Africa until the remaining voluntary returnees have been cleared and released by the host government. The post Airline suspends evacuation of Nigerians over South Africa’s r...

Makinde seeks lasting solution to LAUTECH’s challenges

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has lamented the deplorable condition of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, and vowed to ensure that the challenges are tackled. The post Makinde seeks lasting solution to LAUTECH’s challen...

Witness narrates how aide conveyed N6.2b cash to Jang

Prosecution witness, Musa Sunday, who is testifying against former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, in an alleged N6.2 billion fraud, yesterday, narrated to a state High Court sitting in Jos how the cash was conveyed to Jang in Government

Tribunal returns Ayade as Cross River chief executive

The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Calabar has affirmed the victory of Professor Ben Ayade in the March 9,2019 governorship poll in Cross River State. The post Tribunal returns Ayade as Cross River chief executive appeared first on The Guardian ...

Obasanjo seeks better deals for Nigerian engineers

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday restated the need for adequate training and provision of special funding to support Nigerian engineers if the nation desires to make progress. The post Obasanjo seeks better deals for Nigerian engineers ap...

Keyamo lauds EFCC for recording most convictions

Minister of State for Niger Delta, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for recording the highest number of convictions among law enforcement agencies in the country. The post Keyamo lauds EFCC for re...

PDP rejects increase in VAT as Senate summons finance minister, FIRS boss

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned and rejected Federal Government’s decision to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5 per cent to 7.2 per cent, insisting that Nigerians could not bear the burden under prevailing economic situation. The p...