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Free Zones, Port Concession stakeholders oppose OGEFZA operations

Free Zones, Port Concession stakeholders oppose OGEFZA operations

Investors in the free zones in Nigeria have raised alarm over the adverse economic impact of the proposed Bill to amend the Oil and Gas Export Free Zone Act (OGEFZA Act), of 1996 (now Cap. 05, LFN, 2004), if signed into law. The concerned stakeholders note with grave concern that the proposed Bill, if passed in its current form, […]

Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu to face fraud charges, forfeits N3bn

Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu to face fraud charges, forfeits N3bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will charge a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Andrew Yakubu, for alleged fraud. Also, a Federal High Court, sitting in Kano, presided over by Justice Zainab Abubakar, on Tuesday, ordered the forfeiture of the sum of $9.7m (N2.96bn) and £74,000 (N28.19m) recovered from […]

FG whistle-blower recovers another $151m, N8bn loot

FG whistle-blower recovers another $151m, N8bn loot

Federal Government said it recovered another $151m and N8bn looted funds from three sources through whistle-blowers. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos, said actionable information given by whistle-blowers to the office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation led to the recovery […]

National Art Competition: Godwin Uzoji wins with Homelessness art work

National Art Competition: Godwin Uzoji wins with Homelessness art work

Homelessness, Despair and Hope, a work that elucidates the issues that surround the condition of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by using the Tent as a metaphor for those who have lost their physical boundaries by the share brut of force, was adjudged the overall winner of this year’s National Art Competition held at the […]

Brand Journalists appoint Adejuwon Osunnuyi as Editor, The Mango

Brand Journalists appoint Adejuwon Osunnuyi as Editor, The Mango

The Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria, BJAN has announced the appointment of Mr. Adejuwon Osunnuyi as its new Chief Information Officer, CIO. With the appointment as the CIO, Mr. Osunnuyi is saddled with the responsibility of editing the association's industry magazine, The Mango. Mr. Osunnuyi, who is the Editor/CEO of The DailyBells Nigeria Newspaper, succeeds Mr. Lukman […]

Weak legislation responsible for PPP failure – Engineering Expert

Weak legislation responsible for PPP failure – Engineering Expert

Experts at the just-concluded African Engineering Conference, organised by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, have blamed the failure of public-private partnership on weak laws. It also featured the society’s Annual General Meeting and the UNESCO African Engineering Week. The events were held at the Tropicana Conference Centre with the Federation of […]

City Informant, new monthly general interest journal hits market

City Informant, new monthly general interest journal hits market

A new general interest journal, City Informant Magazine, has been introduced into the market by its publishers, Holistic Publishers Limited. A statement from the Editor in Chief, Mr.Adegboyega Adepitan, says “the magazine was conceived and made real to provide value added information on current events as they unfold and affect humanity through the experience of […]

Omisore tells why Nigeria fared poorly in infrastructure provisioning

Omisore tells why Nigeria fared poorly in infrastructure provisioning

A former deputy Governor of Osun State and one time Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Iyiola Alani Omisore Phd., FNSE, CON, has identified several factors why the Nigeria’s infrastructure development has not moved beyond the rhetoric. Senator Omisore who recently completed his doctor of philosophy degree in Infrastructure Finance with specialisation in Public Private […]

JLF foundation to reward talents in writing competition

JLF foundation to reward talents in writing competition

In recognition of creative writing as an invaluable talent worthy of reward, JLF a nongovernmental and not-for-profit organisation has announced a writing competition tagged “JLF Writing Competition”. According to the organisers,“ the competition is instituted to identifying talents in literature with the intent to evaluate and maintain the success of each competitor by selecting the best. […]

Customs dismisses 29 senior officers, sack four deputy comptrollers

Customs dismisses 29 senior officers, sack four deputy comptrollers

The Nigeria Customs Service has announced the dismissal of 29 senior officers, including four deputy comptrollers and five assistant comptrollers.  This new lay-off comes less than a week after sacking 17 junior officers. Others affected in the latest purge are seven chief superintendents and four superintendents of customs while ten other officers were retired from the service. According to […]

Kano: FG flags-off Graduate in Irrigated Agriculture Schemes (GIAS)

Kano: FG flags-off Graduate in Irrigated Agriculture Schemes (GIAS)

The Federal Government of Nigeria has officially flagged-off the Graduate in Irrigated Agriculture Schemes (GIAS) Program, at Kadawa Integrated Farm in Kano State with the plan to extend it to all 109 senatorial districts of the country. The Graduate in Irrigated Agriculture Scheme is an initiative whereby selected participants in batches of 50 who will […]

Photos: Ambode commissions three roads in Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA

Photos: Ambode commissions three roads in Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA

The Lagos state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday commissioned three newly constructed roads in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local government area of the state. The newly constructed roads on Molade and Temidire Streets and Prince Rabiu Adio Crescent were constructed with walkways, medians, street lights and standard drainage systems in order to improve access within the community, boost security and increase socio-economic well-being […]

Rivers Police rescue 13 travelers kidnapped on way to PH

Rivers Police rescue 13 travelers kidnapped on way to PH

The Rivers State Police Command on Thursday rescued 13 travelers that were kidnapped and held hostage in a bush while on their way to Port Harcourt. The victims, who were abducted on September 5, 2016 along Ndele/Elele axis of East-West road, regained their freedom when Anti-Kidnapping Unit, who acted on a tip-off,  combed the bush in the […]

900 persons in Benue surrender 700 illegal arms to amnesty

900 persons in Benue surrender 700 illegal arms to amnesty

No less than 900 men in Benue state have reportedly surrendered about 700 illegally acquired arms, ammunition and Improvised Explosive Device to the amnesty panel in the state. The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom said this on Monday at the Benue People’s House, Makurdi, while playing host to the Assistant Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil  Defence […]

Read details of Fayose’s signed Anti Grazing Bill 2016

Read details of Fayose’s signed Anti Grazing Bill 2016

Governor of Ekiti state, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Monday signed the “Anti Grazing Bill 2016” recently passed by the House of Assembly into law, which criminalises grazing in some places and certain time limit in the state. The bill was sponsored by the executive after the killing of two persons by suspected herdsmen in Oke Ako community […]

EFCC arrests Uche who dupes Vietnamese woman of N45m

EFCC arrests Uche who dupes Vietnamese woman of N45m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Iwuchukwu Uche for allegedly obtaining money under false pretenses to the tune of $145, 000 (N45.6m) from a Vietnamese woman. Uche had claimed be a military officer working for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in Kabul, Afghanistan and allegedly collected the money from his victim, H. Uyen, a Vietnamese woman, […]

Ekiti: Four W’Bank consultants die in boat capsize in Egbe River

Ekiti: Four W’Bank consultants die in boat capsize in Egbe River

Four World Bank consultants have drowned in Egbe River in Egbe community of Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State after their boat capsized on Tuesday night. The four consultants  were said to be the only ones in the boat of seven passengers who did not wear life jackets. Sources said they died immediately the boat casized but […]

Deeper Life Pastor Kumuyi tells how Nigeria will get better

Deeper Life Pastor Kumuyi tells how Nigeria will get better

The General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Christian Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has said what Nigerians need to do to experience true change and get better. Kumuyi who spoke during a special Sunday service held at the International Bible Training Centre,  Ayobo, Lagos, said he had just come back from a tour of some northern and southern states […]

What Soyinka, Buhari others discussed at closed door meeting

What Soyinka, Buhari others discussed at closed door meeting

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday Thursday shared what he discussed behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting, which lasted about an hour, was held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a former Managing Director, Daily Times of Nigeria, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi and others. Soyinka who didn’t want to speak with was […]

Al-Barnawi: New Boko Haram leader vows for more Christian lives

Al-Barnawi: New Boko Haram leader vows for more Christian lives

The new Boko Haram leader, Abu Masab Al-Barnawi, has vowed to kill as many Christians in Nigeria in new planned attacks and will “blow up every church that we are able to reach.” Al-Barnawi was the spokesman for the fundamentalist sect until August 3 when he was declared its new leader to replace Abubakar Shekau. In an […]

Buhari felicitates with Gospel Faith Mission, GOFAMINT at 60

Buhari felicitates with Gospel Faith Mission, GOFAMINT at 60

As the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT) celebrates its 60 years anniversary, President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with the General Overseer, the leadership, and members of the Christian organization. In a letter to the church, the President declared: “Sixty years is a significant milestone in the life of any individual or organization. As the Gospel Faith […]

Budget Padding: 250 Reps petition against Dogara – Jibrin

Budget Padding: 250 Reps petition against Dogara – Jibrin

The sacked member of the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, said no less than 250 out of the 360 members of the House have signed a petition for the probe and removal of the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. Speaking during a programme tagged ‘Focus Nigeria’ on Africa Independent Television, Jibrin said, “I […]

Why Ogoniland clean-up will take 20 years – Buhari

Why Ogoniland clean-up will take 20 years – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the clean-up of Ogoniland and other oil-impacted communities which his administration started in Bodo, Rivers State on June 2 will last for 20 years. Buhari said while the first five years would address emergency response measures and remediation, subsequent years would look to restore the ecosystems in the Niger Delta. He made […]

Fayose’s challenge: Aisha Buhari visits US for Zumunta anniversary

Fayose’s challenge: Aisha Buhari visits US for Zumunta anniversary

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Thursday visited the United States against Fayose’s challenge over the alleged Halliburton scandal. Mrs. Aisha Buhari was scheduled to be the special guest at the 25th Anniversary of Zumunta Association which was scheduled to take place at the Silver Spring Civic Centre in Maryland, Washington DC. The Emir of Kano, […]

Buhari promises to explore opportunities in gas, tech for economy

Buhari promises to explore opportunities in gas, tech for economy

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said his administration will continue to welcome innovative ideas in the gas, technology and agricultural sectors to reposition the economy. Receiving the Letter of Credence of the High Commissioner of the Republic of India, Mr. Nagabhushana Reddy, at the State House, President Buhari said Nigeria will strengthen cooperation with […]

I have not been served in Aisha Buhari’s suit – Fayose

I have not been served in Aisha Buhari’s suit – Fayose

The Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose, has said he is yet to be served the suit reportedly filed against him by wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha. Fayose’s counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) said his client has not been served any paper for the President’s wife. Ozekhome said he was eagerly waiting to be served with the court […]

Buhari in talks with Niger Delta Militants over insecurity

Buhari in talks with Niger Delta Militants over insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said that his administration is talking to Niger Delta militants through oil companies and law-enforcement agencies to find a lasting solution to insecurity in the region. Speaking at a farewell audience with Mr. Michael Zinner, the outgoing Ambassador of Germany to Nigeria at the State House, President Buhari said […]

Delta Police clear Bishop Sunny Jero off Avengers sponsorship

Delta Police clear Bishop Sunny Jero off Avengers sponsorship

The Delta State Police Command has cleared one Bishop Sunny Jero of the New Salvation Church of Christ in the Igbodi area of Warri, of sponsoring members of the Niger Delta Avengers. The police on Thursday arraigned two suspects – Smart Etiemor and Robinson Dagbolo, who mentioned that Bishop Jero was sponsoring fleeing members of the Avengers. They were arraigned on […]

EFCC quizzes pilot for flying Fayose’s N1.2bn cash

EFCC quizzes pilot for flying Fayose’s N1.2bn cash

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has quizzed Captain Ahmed Borodo, the pilot whose plane was allegedly chartered by a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, to transport N1.219bn to Governor Ayodele Fayose. The money was alleged to be part of the N4.7bn transferred from the account of the Office of the […]

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