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Racist Assault On Nigerian Students Generate ‘Storm’ In Scotland Dotun

Racist Assault On Nigerian Students Generate ‘Storm’ In Scotland Dotun

The racial abuse of three Nigerian students in Scotland is beginning to generate ‘storm’ as police steps in to investigate the incident. They were racially abused and assaulted as part…

Asaba Airport: We’re Working On NCAA’s Concerns –Delta Govt

Asaba Airport: We’re Working On NCAA’s Concerns –Delta Govt

The Delta State Government has assured that it is committed to effecting the upgrade of the facilities at the Delta State Airport in Asaba as directed by the Nigerian Civil…

Nigeria’s Economic Crisis Affects Lagos, Says Fashola

Nigeria’s Economic Crisis Affects Lagos, Says Fashola

By Ekene Okoro - Lagos   Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday said that the state is not exempted from the harsh economic realities, which have plunged some state…

Ministry Of Niger Delta Empowers 2,200 Youths –Oru

Ministry Of Niger Delta Empowers 2,200 Youths –Oru

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Dr. Steve Oru, said on Wednesday that the ministry had empowered 2,200 non-militant youths in the region in various skills under the President Goodluck Jonathan…

Soyinka Denies Insulting Igbo

Soyinka Denies Insulting Igbo

By Akinwunmi King / Lagos   Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has denied recent online media reports alleging that he described Igbo people as those, who vote based on their stomach. He…

DMO, Ecobank Differs on Oil Subsidy Payment

DMO, Ecobank Differs on Oil Subsidy Payment

By Tunde Opeseitan/ Lagos   A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed May 13 for hearing of committal application filed by Ecobank Nigeria Limited against the Director General of Debt…

38 Million People ‘Internally Displaced By Conflicts’ (IDMC)

38 Million People ‘Internally Displaced By Conflicts’ (IDMC)

By Funmi Falobi (With agency report)   The Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) has said that over 38 million people are internally displaced. According to the centre, conflicts and…

Senator-elect’s Call To Scrap Amnesty Programme Reckless –IYC

Senator-elect’s Call To Scrap Amnesty Programme Reckless –IYC

By Igoniko Oduma  - Yenagoa   The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) on Wednesday described as reckless the call by senator-elect from Kaduna State, Shehu Sani, for the scrapping of the Federal…

Election Tribunal Gets 30 Petitions In Abia

Election Tribunal Gets 30 Petitions In Abia

Emeka Okafor –  Umuahia   The National and State Assemblies Election Petition Tribunal Panel 1, on Wednesday, began sitting in Umuahia, Abia State capital, with a charge to members of…

SON To Construct National Metrology Institute

SON To Construct National Metrology Institute

As part of efforts to increase the accuracy of measurement instruments used by manufacturers in Nigeria, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says it would begin construction of the National…

Julius Berger Donates 280 Books To School

Julius Berger Donates 280 Books To School

By Judith Eshemitan –  Lagos   Construction giants, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc on Wednesday donated a total of 280 general interest books to the authority of Government Secondary School, Kubwa,…

Speakers’ Impeachment: Niger, Enugu States Crises Deepen

Speakers’ Impeachment: Niger, Enugu States Crises Deepen

By Chinwendu Nnadozie (Minna) and Emmanuel Nzomiwu, (Abuja) The crisis in Niger and Enugu states deepened on Wednesday as factions in the two states’ House of Assembly extended their battle.…

Don’t Reverse Power Sector Privatisation, Jonathan Cautions Buhari

Don’t Reverse Power Sector Privatisation, Jonathan Cautions Buhari

By Chesa Chesa,  Abuja   President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday in Abuja, warned the incoming Muhammadu Buhari administration against reversing the power sector privatisation, as doing so would be counter-productive…

PDP Set For Self-Destruction –Mark Warns

PDP Set For Self-Destruction –Mark Warns

•Seeks Therapy To Stop Bleeding •Urges Party To Face Challenge of Opposition Politics By Ignatius Okorocha, Abuja   Apparently worried by the current rife in the leadership of the Peoples Democratic…

1,000 Sambisa Returnees Overwhelm Health Ministry, NEMA

1,000 Sambisa Returnees Overwhelm Health Ministry, NEMA

By Yinka Shokunbi, Lagos and David Odama, Abuja   Since the disclosure by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), that about 214 women and girls rescued from the Sambisa Forest…

FG Can Save $20b From Local Manufacturing –NNPC

FG Can Save $20b From Local Manufacturing –NNPC

More Gas Needed For Industrial Revolution By Obas Esiedesa,  Reporting from Houston, Texas   Group Executive Director Gas and Power of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. David Ige,…

Plateau Killings: Task Force Recovers Bodies Of Two Soldiers

Plateau Killings: Task Force Recovers Bodies Of Two Soldiers

The Special Task Force (STF) keeping the peace in Plateau State says said it has recovered two bodies, out of the three missing soldiers in Kurmi, a border village between…

Somali Islamists Kill Govt Official, Bomb AU Convoy

Somali Islamists Kill Govt Official, Bomb AU Convoy

Al Shabaab Islamist militants shot dead a government official in Mogadishu on Wednesday and, in a separate attack, bombed an African Union troop convoy outside the capital, Somali police and…

How NDLEA Nabbed Pastor, Businessman Smuggling Drugs

How NDLEA Nabbed Pastor, Businessman Smuggling Drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Wednesday said it has arrested a pastor who wanted to smuggle 1.978 kilogrammes of substances suspected to be narcotics to South Africa.…

Army Rescues More Hostages, Destroys Camps In Sambisa

Army Rescues More Hostages, Destroys Camps In Sambisa

The Defence Headquarters has said seven more terrorists’ camps were destroyed on Tuesday as more Boko Haram insurgents were killed in the ongoing onslaught to flush them out of Sambisa…

Minister ‘Unaware’ Of Proposed Salary Scale For Media

Minister ‘Unaware’ Of Proposed Salary Scale For Media

Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki, has said she was unaware of any proposal for a special salary structure for media workers in Nigeria. Akwashiki said this while briefing State House…

Three In EFCC Net For Crude Oil Theft

Three In EFCC Net For Crude Oil Theft

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned the suspects before the Federal High Court, Lokoja, Kogi State, on a three-count charge bordering on illegal dealing in crude…

EFCC To Sue FCT Minister’s Aide, Deputy Director Over Land Scam

EFCC To Sue FCT Minister’s Aide, Deputy Director Over Land Scam

By Hassan Zaggi, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had concluded plans to drag Muhammed Yau Gital, former Chief of Staff to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),…

IGP orders payment of salary to sick female police officer in Lagos

IGP  orders payment of salary to sick female police officer in Lagos

Emmanuel Udom, Lagos Acting Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, on Wednesday ordered the Lagos State Police command pay office to pay all outstanding salaries and allowances due to a sick…

Senate President Urges PDP faithful to Unite

Senate President Urges PDP faithful to Unite

As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) awaits the outcome of the post-election committee set up to investigate the party’s loss in the 2015 March/April elections, the Senate President, David Mark,…

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