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Minister Denies Involvement In Timber Smuggling At Ports

Minister Denies Involvement In Timber Smuggling At Ports

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Minister of Environment, Alhaji Suleiman Zarma, has denied links with syndicate which specializes in the smuggling of illegally felled woods out of Nigeria. He said he is also not involved in the current activity of unscrupulous Nigerians who, together with their foreign counterparts, engaged in unpatriotic activities aimed at depletion of Nigeria’s forest reserves for ... Read More »

NDLEA Lagos State Command Intercepts Cannabis Worth Over N20m

By Bola Owolola The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Lagos State Command on Friday 3rdMay, 2019 at about 13:30 hours intercepted a 20 foot truck MAN Diesel with Registration No. JJJ 959 XN laden with 150 bags of Cannabis Sativa with the street value worth N20 million weighing 2.139 tons concealed in fake compartment of the ... Read More »

$2.5bn corruption Allegation against CBN Governor: Security Men Raid Whistle blower’s Office

Security men today raided the offices of the whistleblower who alleged that over $2.5billion got missing under the watchful eyes of Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and that consequently, President Muhammadu Buhari should not reappoint for a second term in office as CBN governor. But the president discountenanced the allegations and retained Emefiele. In the ... Read More »

Borno now safe for business- Gov Shettima

Borno now safe for business- Gov Shettima

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state on Wednesday said, the state which has been under series of attacks by Boko Haram sect in the last 10 years is now safe to do business compared to states Like Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina including Abuja the Federal Capital Territory where issues of kidnapping and other related crimes remained order ... Read More »

Nigeria may lose $9 billion worth foreign assets over contract dispute with British firm

Nigeria may lose $9 billion worth foreign assets over contract dispute with British firm

Nigeria stands to lose up to $9 billion worth of its foreign assets following an enforcement application to US and UK courts by Process and Industrial Development (P &ID), a British firm tied up in a legal dispute with the Federal Government. The court case arose out of the failure of a contract awarded the company in 2010 to process ... Read More »

My mission is to make the Senate work for Nigerians- Senator Ahmed Lawan

My mission is to make the Senate work for Nigerians- Senator Ahmed Lawan

    Leading contender for the Presidency of the 9th Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan has said his mission in running for the office is to ensure a Senate and National Assembly that will “work for Nigerians.” Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday at an interactive session, Senator Lawan who is the Leader of the outgoing 8th Senate said Nigerian want a ... Read More »

Ekiti Assembly lifts suspension on ex-Speaker, 4 others

Ekiti Assembly lifts suspension on ex-Speaker, 4 others

The Ekiti House of Assembly on Wednesday lifted the suspension placed on its former Speaker, Mr Kola Oluwawole. Other members reinstated at Wednesday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker, Adeniran Alagbada included former Deputy Speaker, Mr Segun Adewumi, Mr Abiola Jeje, (Ido/Osi 11), Mr Adesina Animasaun,(Ekiti West 11) and Mr Dare Pelemo (Ekiti East 11) The reinstatement of the affected ... Read More »

Ekiti State Govt plans fresh recruitment, reabsorption of workers sacked by Fayose

Ekiti State Govt plans fresh recruitment, reabsorption of workers sacked by Fayose

“His Excellency Dr John Kayode Fayemi has directed the Head of Service to collate all available vacancies in the Civil Service, with the overhead implications, to enable the State Government prepare to recruit suitable and qualified Ekiti Citizens into the Public Service, irrespective of the party affiliations.” Press release: Ekiti State Exco resolution of the irregular appointment into the Public ... Read More »

Breaking: Court declares appointment of new Emirs by Gov Ganduje null and void

Breaking: Court declares appointment of new Emirs by Gov Ganduje null and void

A Kano State high court today, Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State governor, Dr Umar Ganduje as null and void. Justice Nasiru Saminu gave the ruling following a suit by the plaintiff, Hon. Sule Gwarzo, against the Governor and the state government, for splitting the emirate. He ordered a return to ... Read More »

We’ll soon forward candidates’ UTME results to their profiles —JAMB

We’ll soon forward candidates’ UTME results to their profiles —JAMB

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board said plans were already in place to forward the results of the 2019 UTME to individual candidate’s online registration profiles where they could view and have such printed. The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos. Benjamin, who ... Read More »

Opinion: Whatsoever a Man Soweth, By Simon Kolawole

Opinion: Whatsoever a Man Soweth, By Simon Kolawole

Eleven years ago — to be specific, on July 7, 2008 — the title of my column was: “One Day, the People Will Rebel”. I warned that the extravagant lifestyles of our elite in the face of crippling poverty in the country would come back to bite all of us one day. At the time, kidnappings were a Niger Delta ... Read More »

Security threat heightens in Jigawa over community farmland seizure

By Dahiru Suleiman, Dutse Frequent police brutality, harassment and embarrassment meted out on communities of Tudun Fulani, and Garin Ciroma in Gagarawa local government area in Jigawa State in connection with seizure of their twelve thousand hectares of farmlands without adequate payment of compensation by the state government may lead to breakdown of law and order in the communities. Mal. ... Read More »

Indefinite Suspension of “Dropbox” Process for Renewals

Effective at the close of business Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the U.S. Mission to Nigeria has suspended indefinitely interview waivers for renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process. Visa applications will no longer be accepted by DHL in Nigeria. Those who have already submitted their passports via “Dropbox” to DHL for processing either at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, or ... Read More »

Two Illegal Gold Dealers Forfeit N39m, Property

Two Illegal Gold Dealers Forfeit N39m, Property

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, secured the conviction of two illegal gold dealers, Bukar Mandara Zarami, Managing Director, Bukar Mandara Zarami Limited, and Kar Nap Fenan Wuyep before Justice Muslim S. Hassan of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos. The convicts alongside a company, Bukar Mandara Zarami Limited, were re-arraigned today ... Read More »

EFCC Docks Two for Cybercrime

EFCC Docks Two for Cybercrime

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Monday, May 13, 2019 arraigned the duo of Osho Olalekan Michael and Azeez Toba before Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court 2, sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The defendants were arraigned separately on different charges. While Michael was docked on a two-count charge of possession ... Read More »

PPP Projects: FG restates commitment, partners ALSF on capacity building

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Alhaji Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, has said the Federal Government is committed to Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model as a viable option for the development of infrastructure in the country. The Permanent Secretary stated this Tuesday, in Abuja, at the opening of a three-day capacity building workshop on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects ... Read More »

PPP projects: FG restates commitment,  partners ALSF on capacity building

PPP projects: FG restates commitment, partners ALSF on capacity building

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Alhaji Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, has said the Federal Government is committed to Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model as a viable option for the development of infrastructure in the country. The Permanent Secretary stated this Tuesday, in Abuja, at the opening of a three-day capacity building workshop on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects ... Read More »

Gov. Shettima in Anambra State as Nnamdi Azikiwe University honours  Amb. Kingibe

Gov. Shettima in Anambra State as Nnamdi Azikiwe University honours Amb. Kingibe

  Governor Kashim Shettima was on Friday, 10th, May, in Awka, Anambra State, where he attended the 13th Convocation Ceremony of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Received by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, Governor Shettima was accompanied by the Governor-Elect, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, the Borno State All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Ali Bukar Dalori, and the Member Representing Biu/Bayo/ ... Read More »

Shettima Triumphs As Tribunal Dismisses Suit Against His Senatorial Victory

Shettima Triumphs As Tribunal Dismisses Suit Against His Senatorial Victory

The Borno Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed a suit filed by Sen. Mohammed Abba-Aji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the election of Gov. Kashim Shettima of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) as Senator elect for Borno Central. Abba-Aji represented the zone between 2007 and 2007. In a petition with number EPT/BO/SEN/3/2019 dated March ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Top Business Leaders join UN to visit Borno State in Support of Conflict-Affected People in the North-East

Nigeria’s Top Business Leaders join UN to visit Borno State in Support of Conflict-Affected People in the North-East

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri Maiduguri, 14 May 2019 – Some Nigeria’s most influential and powerful business leaders travelled to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Tuesday in a first-ever collective visit to camps for internally displaced people where aid agencies have been responding to the most urgent needs of women, men, and children freshly displaced by the ongoing conflict. Our ... Read More »