Edo train attack: We ‘re intensifying efforts to rescue remaining victims – Police

January 11, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Railway Police Command, CP Yetunde Longe, has said investigations were being intensified to ensure that the victims of abduction at the Ekehene train station, Edo state by some yet-to-be-identified gunmen are rescued from the custody of their abductors. CP Longer while addressing newsmen at the Railway Police Command Headquarters in Lagos, Wednesday, Read More

Osun poly student dies after visiting boyfriend

November 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A National Diploma (ND1) student in the department of Mass Communication, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, has been declared dead after developing sickness in her boyfriend’s house. The lady, simply identified as Wumi, was said to have visited her boyfriend at the weekend where she had complication and became unconscious. It was gathered that the lady was living at Gaa Fulani, Read More

Reactions as FG cancels commissioning of cargo airport in Anambra

October 29, 2021 Admin III 0

The official commissioning of Anambra Cargo Airport slated for Saturday October 30, 2021 has been cancelled. It is gathered that the stoppage of the event, was ordered by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), on the advice of the National Security Adviser (NSA), who raised security concerns of such an event at this moment. But stakeholders are taking divergent views Read More

Nigeria’s seaports operating far above installed capacity – NPA boss

October 29, 2021 Admin III 0

Mohammed Bello-Koko is the acting managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), in this interview, tells journalists that since his appointment about five months ago, he has worked round the clock to ensure that the seaports work efficiently. SULEIMAN IDRIS was there. How operationally efficient are Nigeria’s seaports? Are they competent enough to prevent the congestion we see outside? The two Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

Chieftaincy: Osun court jails 6 for impersonation

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

An Osun atate high court aitting in Osogbo, Wednesday sentenced six persons to nine months imprisonment for impersonating kingmakers. The convicts were said to have paraded themselves as kingmakers and members of Ataoja in council to install one Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi as Baale of Irepodun Community, Osogbo. The convicts are: Akande Suleiman, Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi, Isiaka Balogun, Prince Lateef Jayeola, Basiru Read More

Pensioners barricade FAAN Hq over pensions adjustment

October 5, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners NUP, FAAN branch, Tuesday morning barricaded the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria following what they said is the inability of the management to pay them their Consequential Pension Adjustment CPA. The general secretary of NUP FAAN branch, Comrade Emeka Njoku said the issue has been a prolong one between FAAN Read More

Management closes down OAU, asks students to go home

October 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has announced closing that of the university till further notice. The closure, according to a release by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, Friday evening, became necessary to forestall breakdown of law and order following the continuous protest of the students. A 24-year-old, female, final year student of the Department of Foreign Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

Aero Contractors receives 2 new Airbus 320 aircraft

September 30, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Aero contractors Thursday took delivery of two brand new Airbus 320 (Aircrafts) from Heston airline based in Lithuania. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Mahmood Abdullahi, while receiving the new aircrafts in Abuja said that the Aero Contractors has strived to stay afloat despite economic hardship. The CEO, noted that for the company to remain in business, as the oldest Read More

Breaking: Uneasy calm as fire guts Nigeria Port Authority headquarters

September 22, 2021 Admin III 0

Fire on Wednesday morning threatened the activities of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) headquarters at a wing of its operational base located at Marina office in Lagos state. NPA General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Olaseni Alakija, who confirmed the incident in a statement however, said the situation has been brought under control with no casualty recorded. The statement partly Read More

Buhari appoints EFCC, 3 petroleum institutions’ board members

September 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to confirm appointments of the Secretary and Board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC); Chairman, Chief Executive and Executive Commissioners for the Upstream Regulatory Commission; and Chairman, Chief Executive and Executive Directors for the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority. In letters to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Read More

2023: Why power ‘ll remain in the North – Oluwo

September 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Osun state, the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbdurRasheed Adewale Akanbi, has said the only thing that can make power shift to Yorubaland is for people of the region to stop idol worshiping. He said power will remain in the North because their traditional rulers worship God, advising Yoruba people to stop worshiping idols if they want Read More

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AfCFTA: Don’t make Nigeria a dumping ground, CICAN tasks FG

September 13, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN) has called on the federal government against making Nigeria a dumping ground as a result of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). CICAN also called for the support of all stakeholders towards repositioning the nation’s economy. CICAN which gave the charge through it General Secretary, Mathew Ayoola in a press Read More

NEPZA boss hails association over board chairman’s award

September 10, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones (NEPZA), Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, has expressed appreciation to the Association of Local Government Vice Chairmen of Nigeria over the conferment of its coveted  “Award of Excellence” on the Chairman, NEPZA board, Hon. Adamu Abdu Fanda on Thursday in Abuja. According to a statement signed by NEPZA Head, Corporate Communication, Martin Odeh, Adesugba Read More

OAU dismisses another lecturer for sexual harassment

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has announced dismissal of another lecturer, Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje, for alleged sexual harassment. This would be the second lecturer dismissed in the university for the same allegation.  A federal high court sitting in Osogbo, had convicted Prof Richard Akindele for sexual harassment and the university dismissed him in June 2018. A Read More

Buhari recovers N1tr stolen funds in six years – APC-LAC

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has so far recovered about to One trillion Naira worth of stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015. The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja, said all final forfeitures are being deployed for use in the government’s special Read More

FAAN develops strategic plan to support growth of air cargo business

September 2, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN), Capt. Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu has disclosed strategic plans and implementation of federal government directives to ensure the aim at boosting the air cargo business sub sector of the Nigerian aviation industry. Whilst he identified impediments like infrastructure decay, multiple government agencies conducting the same checks and oversights at airports among Read More

APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a Read More

Rivers judgment: Continue to pay your VAT, FIRS tells taxpayers

August 23, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

   The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has urged taxpayers in the country to continue to pay their Value Added Tax (VAT), since judgement against the agency is being challenged at the Appeal Court. In a statement issued Sunday in Abuja by its Director Communications and Liaison Department, Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad, the agency threatened defaulters with penalties. FIRS in the statement said Read More

We’re repositioning NPA for efficiency, safety, accountability – Acting MD

August 23, 2021 Admin III 0

The acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello Koko has said the management under his watch is working towards repositioning the nation’s seaports and the authority for greater efficiency, safety and accountability. He spoke at a strategic retreat organised for top management cadre where he disclosed that the authority is currently poised to create and sustain Read More

Relieve for Int’l passengers as FAAN installs check-in equipment

August 23, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Passengers travelling out of Nigeria through the international wings of the Lagos and Abuja airports are poised to experience reliefs with the installation of passengers check-in equipment by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the two terminals. The equipment had hitherto experienced technical glitches when the contract of Societe International Telecommunication Aeronautiques (SITA), the company that has hitherto Read More