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Bad weather disrupts flights across Nigeria

Bad weather disrupts flights across Nigeria The fog that accompanies the harmattan season has disrupted flight operations in the country, causing many airlines to delay or cancel flights. The cancellations in many airports across the country reportedly began on Thursday, with the southern part of the country being the worst hit. Henrietta Yakubu, general manager, corporate affairs,...... more

PDP convention: Atiku speaks on Buhari’s anti-corruption war, leadership style

PDP convention: Atiku speaks on Buhari’s anti-corruption war, leadership style Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, on Saturday called for unification of the party, ahead of 2019. He said the PDP must unite as a party to “secure the trust of the Nigerian people again because under the APC, Nigeria is not working and our people are not working.” Addressing delegates at...... more

Federal Civil Service begins massive recruitment exercise

Federal Civil Service begins massive recruitment exercise The Federal Civil Service Commission of Nigeria (FCSC) has begun massive recruitment in some ministries and agencies. All unemployed Nigerians with the requisite qualifications have been directed to apply online. Read the advertisement for the 2017/18 jobs advertisement placed in the Nigeria Television Authority by the FCSC below: The Federal Civil...... more

I’m still in EFCC custody, not yet free – Anyim

I’m still in EFCC custody, not yet free – Anyim Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, says he is still the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), contrary to the impression being created that he has been released. The EFCC arrested Anyim in connection with a sum of N520m, which he allegedly...... more

ANAMBRA GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION UPDATE

ANAMBRA GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION UPDATE OFFICIAL RESULTS ANNOUNCED BY INEC NJIKOKA  LGA APGA 16,944 APC     5,756 PDP     3,477   DUNUKOFIA LGA APGA 8,575 APC   4,016 PDP   1,530   AWKA SOUTH APGA  18,957 APC      6,167 PDP      5,354   AYAMELUM LGA APGA    14,593 APC        5,412 PDP        2,323   ANAOCHA LGA APGA     11,237 APC         5,297...... more

Ekwueme finally flown abroad

Ekwueme finally flown abroad Second Republic Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, was on Sunday morning flown abroad for medical treatment. Ekwueme has been hospitalised for about three weeks at Memphys Hospital of Neurosurgery, Enugu, and it was learnt that doctors advised that he should not be moved abroad until his condition improves. A white air ambulance,...... more

Customs seizes over 10,000 bags of rice, used tyres, cannabis

Customs seizes over 10,000 bags of rice, used tyres, cannabis Over 10,000 bags of 50kg smuggled rice, hundreds of second-hand tyres, eight sacks of substance suspected to be Indian-hemp, cartons of tramadol with some quantities of rahyphnol and other items  have been seized by the Nigerian Customs, Enugu Command.    The Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit of the Nigerian Customs in charge of...... more

Nigerians will overtake Indians as world’s poorest people – Economists

Nigerians will overtake Indians as world’s poorest people – Economists A non-governmental organisation in Vienna, World Poverty Clock, funded by the German government and led by Homi Kharas, deputy director of the Brookings Institution in the US, and Wolfgang Fengler, a World Bank lead economist, is predicting that Nigeria will overtake India as the country with one of the world’s poorest...... more

NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs

NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that it has eased the processes and cost of registration of products for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mr Ademola Mogbojuri, said this on Wednesday in Enugu during a South-East Stakeholders Consultative Forum...... more

Hate speech: Nigeria more divided than ever before, says Atiku

Hate speech: Nigeria more divided than ever before, says Atiku Secession threats, inter-ethnic discontent and hate speech have plunged present day Nigeria into a division that has probably never been experienced before, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has said. Abubakar, who made the observation at the 40th anniversary of the Federal Government College Okigwe, Imo State, weekend, noted that all tribes of...... more

South-East governors, Igbo leaders meet in Enugu, task FG on deplorable roads, Enugu airport

South-East governors, Igbo leaders meet in Enugu, task FG on deplorable roads, Enugu airport South East Governors and Igbo leaders have charged the federal government to expedite action on all the federal roads in the South East region which condition has further worsened. The Igbo leaders also approved a regional economic summit with support from the United Kingdom Department for International Development, DFID, slated to...... more

Festus Odimegwu drags alleged lover to court over company ownership

Festus Odimegwu drags alleged lover to court over company ownership ...He is my lover lady cries, he is misleading the court The former Managing Director of Nigeria Breweries Ltd and immediate past Chairman, National Population Commission, Eze Festus Odimegwu, has dragged his alleged lover to court over company ownership and alleged misappropriation of company’s resources. Odimegwu who claimed to have invested...... more

Policeman breaks electricity worker’s leg for disconnecting ex-IG’s house

Policeman breaks electricity worker’s leg for disconnecting ex-IG’s house A worker with the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Dele Ogundele, has been hospitalised after he was allegedly brutalised by a police sergeant attached to a house reportedly owned by a former Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar. The PUNCH reports that the mobile policeman, Attah Aninoko, on Thursday dragged down Ogundele from an...... more

Tagbo;s Death: Davido's men confess

Tagbo;s Death: Davido's men confess Why we dumped his body in the hospital and fled The last has not been heard of the controversy surrounding the death of Tagbo Umeike , friend to Nigerian pop star David Adeleke, popularly called Davido, as the other suspects who were detained by the police have given an insight into what  actually...... more

Atiku’s partner, Volpi breaks silence on Intels’ face-off with Buhari’s govt

Atiku’s partner, Volpi breaks silence on Intels’ face-off with Buhari’s govt Mr. Gabriele Volpi, majority shareholder of Intels Nigeria Limited, ​co-owned by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has apologised to the Buhari government and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) over the termination of the Pilotage Agency Agreement between his company and NPA. The oil and gas logistics giant operates in Onne, Rivers...... more

Inflation drops for eighth consecutive months to 15.98% – NBS

Inflation drops for eighth consecutive months to 15.98% – NBS The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has released the Consumer Price Index report, which measures inflation, with the rate dropping year-on-year from 16.01 per cent in August to 15.98 per cent in September. In the report that was released on Tuesday in Abuja, the bureau explained that the drop in Nigeria’s...... more

‘How do your workers feed their families?’ – Buhari asks governors, frowns at states’ inability to pay salaries …as governors request fresh bail-out

‘How do your workers feed their families?’ – Buhari asks governors, frowns at states’ inability to pay salaries …as governors request fresh bail-out President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with seven state governors at the banquet hall in Abuja. The state governors in attendance were Zamfara State Abdulaziz Yari; Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu; Kwara State Abdulfatah Ahmed; Akwa Ibom Udom Emmanuel; and Bauchi State Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar. Others were Kebbi State Abubakar Atiku Bagudu;...... more

I rejoined PDP because of Ugwuanyi's good works, says APC chieftain

I rejoined PDP because of Ugwuanyi's good works, says APC chieftain A former senator and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Senator Fidelis Okoro has extolled Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi's leadership qualities anchored on peace, good governance and grassroots development, declaring that the governor's virtues informed his return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Senator Okoro noted that...... more

George Weah, Joseph Boakai to contest Liberia’s presidential runoff

Liberia’s electoral commission on Sunday, announced that former footballer, George Weah and incumbent Vice-President, Joseph Boakai, will face each other in a runoff vote for the presidency in November. National Elections Commission chairman, Jerome Korkoya, told journalists that 1,550,923 votes had been counted and turnout was at 74.52%. Weah has taken...... more

5.5bn foreign loan: APC slams PDP for opposing Buhari’s request

5.5bn foreign loan: APC slams PDP for opposing Buhari’s request The All Progressives Congress (APC), has slammed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for opposing the decision of the federal government to obtain a $5.5 billion foreign loan. The PDP while kicking against President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to borrow the foreign loan had said it would mortgage the future of the unborn...... more

My govt not marginalising South-East, Buhari tells Igbo leaders

My govt not marginalising South-East, Buhari tells Igbo leaders PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said allegations of under-representation of Igbos in his government were unfounded. He said while he gave the South-East zone four substantive ministers, he could not take any decision on foreign policy and investments without the input of two of them. According to a statement by his...... more

2019: Senate endorses swearing-in president, vice-president at NASS complex

2019: Senate endorses swearing-in president, vice-president at NASS complex The Senate Thursday passed a Bill for an Act to provide for the inauguration of the President and the Vice-President at the National Assembly Complex. The passage of the Bill followed the adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Special Duties which scrutinized the legislation. The Bill was sponsored...... more

Why Buhari’s presidency will end in defeat, shame – Fani-Kayode

Why Buhari’s presidency will end in defeat, shame – Fani-Kayode Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will end in “defeat and shame” and “his wickedness shall not go unpunished”. Fani-Kayode stated this in a series of tweets on Thursday night, while reacting to Vice-President  Yemi Osinbajo revealing that he signed N648billion oil contracts for...... more

IPOB: Police/military joint operation recovers lethal weapons from Kanu’s residence --Abia CP

IPOB: Police/military joint operation recovers lethal weapons from Kanu’s residence --Abia CP The Commissioner of Police in Abia, Mr Anthony Ogbizi, has said that lethal weapons, including petrol bombs and one double-barrel gun, were recovered during last Sunday’s raid of the residence of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Ogbizi said this on Thursday during an interaction with...... more

I gave approval for NNPC loans not contracts – Osinbajo clarifies

I gave approval for NNPC loans not contracts – Osinbajo clarifies Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has explained that the approvals he granted the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) while he was Acting President were for financing arrangements for Joint Ventures between the corporation and International Oil Companies (IOCs) and not approvals for contracts. He made this clarification on Thursday while addressing...... more

In New York, Ekweremadu Canvasses Constitutional Reforms, Single Term in Africa

In New York, Ekweremadu Canvasses Constitutional Reforms, Single Term in Africa   …Says Nigeria needs restructuring, not dismembering  NEW YORK- The Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has prescribed far-reaching constitutional reforms as panacea for the challenges of leadership and development in Africa.He observed that even though many African countries, Nigeria inclusive, had recorded relative success in reviewing the constitution, the...... more

Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum

Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum Arewa Youth Forum, AYF, has lamented that President Muhammadu Buhari and his team has performed below Nigerians’ expectations. AYF National president, Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu in a statement in Kaduna on Sunday said, “The youths also called for cabinet reshuffle as they posited that those that were expected to assist the President...... more

Biafra: Protesters storm British High Commission, insist UK must produce Kanu to face trial in Nigeria

Biafra: Protesters storm British High Commission, insist UK must produce Kanu to face trial in Nigeria Despite the Thursday’s heavy downpour in Abuja, protesters numbering over 1,000 stormed the Bristish High Commission to demand the extradition of Nnamdu Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra back to Nigeria to face charges. The protesters expressed disappointment with the British Government that despite the overwhelming evidence that Kanu is...... more

Forget Biafra, let's go for restructuring --Ohanaeze : President tells Igbo

Forget Biafra, let's go for restructuring --Ohanaeze : President tells Igbo President-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, has advised Igbos to forget about Biafra and push for restructuring. Nwodo stated this on Thursday while speaking at the 3rd inauguration of the state and local government executives of the Abia state chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. He said the realisation of Biafra was a...... more

Why I am fighting Obiano - Obi

Why I am fighting Obiano - Obi Former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi has confirmed  that he has problems with Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano and has good reasons to fight him. Obi said his problem is not with Mr Willie Obiano who remains his friend as he has no issues with him as a person...... more

 

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