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Avian influenza kills over 9,000 birds in Bauchi

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu / Correspondent, Bauchi   About 9,280 birds have died following the outbreak of Avian Influenza in Bauchi State. This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Animal Resources and…

Elections: EU pledges neutrality during observation

By Nedum Noble  /  Special Correspondent, Abuja   Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, the European Union Election Observation Mission, on Thursday, reiterated its neutrality and impartiality while monitoring the…

Okwu loses bid to compel INEC to accept candidates’ list

By Joe Nwankwo  / Assistant Editor, Abuja   The factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Maxi Okwu, on Thursday, lost in his bid to get the Supreme…

APC tasks NBC, APCON on hate campaigns

By Rotimi Akinwumi  /  Snr Correspondent, Abuja   The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday, advised the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) to wake…

Oando repays N47.5b bank loans

By Kingsley Ighomwenghian  / Deputy Editor   Integrated energy giant, Oando Plc, through Oando Energy Resources (OER), its indigenous oil and gas upstream subsidiary has so far repaid $238 million to…

Reactions of consumers

Reactions of consumers

CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY EDITION The cement industry sub-sector of the economy has been embroiled in series of controversies in recent times. The controversies range from the issue of incessant building…

S’South PDP reaffirms adoption of Jonathan

By Idongesit Ashameri  /  Correspondent, Uyo   The South-South zonal executuve of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has re-iterated the party’s earlier adoption of President Goodluck Jonathan for a second…

Ikot Abasi to get additional power plant

By Idongesit Ashameri / Correspondent, Uyo   Ikot Abasi Local Government Area, the host community of the Ibom Power plant, is currently awaiting another power plant, even as the existing one…

Yellow taxis, others must register to operate at Lagos Airport – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that yellow taxis and others interested in operating at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, will not be allowed to do…

PDP Senatorial candidate pledges education fund for students

By Francis Onoiribholo, Bureau Chief Benin   PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial candidate for Edo South Senatorial district, Mr. Matthew Urhoghide, Wednesday declared that if elected into the National Assembly, he…

EFCC arrests diplomat, lawyer over oil bunkering

By Tunde Opeseitan /  Snr. Correspondent, Lagos   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced investigation into the involvement of a lawyer, Desire Botoku, and a diplomat with…

Jonathan blames deplorable road network on past govts

By Emeka Okafor  / Special Correspondent, Umuahia   President Goodluck Jonathan has blamed successive administrations for the deplorable nature of federal roads across the country. The President, who gave the blame…

PDP’s resistance has vindicated us – APC

By Temidayo Akinsuyi  -  Snr. Correspondent, Lagos   The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s public avowal to oppose the use of card readers in this…

FG pays N100b to oil marketers to boost fuel importation

By Anayo Korie (Lagos) and Ignatius Okorocha (Abuja),    The nationwide fuel scarcity, which hit Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country for the past one week owing to…

Orji assures on Abia PDP gov candidate

By Emeka Okafor /  Special Correspondent, Umuahia   Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, has assured that the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Okezie Ikpeazu, and his running mate, Ude Okochukwu, will perform…

Court awards N603m against Julius Berger

By Temidayo Akinsuyi Snr. Correspondent, Lagos   After eight years, the Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri has awarded the sum of N603, 180, 560 and 150, 000 Rupees against…

Adamawa Customs Command raked in N57m in 2014

By Clement Ekong, Yola   The Customs Area Command of Adamawa/Taraba States has disclosed that the command in 2014 were able to put a modest performance of collecting the sum…

S’West CNPP declares support for Jonathan

By Augustine Adah / Snr. Correspondent, Lagos   The Conference of Nigeria Political Party (CNPP), South-West zone, on Thursday, endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for the March 28 presidential election. The South-West…

Falana takes over suit seeking Mbu’s removal

By Tunde Opeseitan  /  Snr. Correspondent, Lagos   A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and rights activist, Femi Falana, on Thursday, took over as lead counsel for the prosecution of…

LAMATA appeals to residents, motorists over road project delay

By Phillip Oladunjoye  /  Senior Correspondent, Lagos   The Managing Director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola, has appealed to residents along the Wempco road…

Strike: IG reads riot act to policemen

Strike: IG reads riot act to policemen

•Says he won’t tolerate indiscipline By Hassan Zaggi - Correspondent, Abuja   The top hierarchy of the Nigeria Police Force has warned that it would not tolerate any iota of indiscipline…

Moghalu appointed professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sogato Strategies and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu has been appointed a professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher…

Elections still under threat of postponement

Elections still under threat of postponement

•YDM calls for further shift, fixes party primaries for March 26, 27 •We’re not aware of any court matter – INEC By Joe Nwankwo and Rotimi Akinwumi (Abuja)   The…

Reps adopt $54 oil benchmark for budget

Reps adopt $54 oil benchmark for budget

•Warn against job cuts  •Raise non-oil revenue projections By Rotimi Akinwunmi and David Odama (Abuja)   The House of Representatives, on Thursday, adopted the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) upon…

Planned documentary on Amaechi rattles APC

Planned documentary on Amaechi rattles APC

•Party warns media houses against broadcast By Daniel Abia / Snr. Correspondent, P/Harcourt   There was panic in the All Progressives Congress (APC) camp in Rivers State on Thursday over a…

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