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President Buhari approves Bakassi Deep Seaport project

President Buhari approves Bakassi Deep Seaport project

President Muhammadu Buhari has given support for the Bakassi Deep Seaport Project of the Cross River State Government with the issuance of Outline Business Case, OBC, certificate for the project by the Federal Government. Rotimi Amaechi, minister for Transportation, gave the certificate on behalf of the Federal Government to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State in Abuja today. He ... Read More »

Let’s unite, APC tells Nigerians at 59

Let’s unite, APC tells Nigerians at 59

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has enjoined Nigerians to stick together to achieve the best potential of the nation. This was the kernel of in a statement issued today by Lanre Issa-Onilu, national publicity secretary of the party, to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence anniversary. “As a nation, we are better together than we are apart. Hence, we must be ... Read More »

We need spiritual battle to defeat Boko Haram, says Buratai

We need spiritual battle to defeat Boko Haram, says Buratai

  Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff has called on religious bodies in the country to join the armed forces in the fight against terrorism by re-orientating the people against negative ideologies. Buratai stated this on Monday in Abuja during a spiritual warfare seminar at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre with the theme, “Countering insurgency and violent extremism ... Read More »

Sowore pleaded not guilty, remanded in DSS custody

Sowore pleaded not guilty, remanded in DSS custody

The co-convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, on Monday, pleaded not guilty to the seven counts of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against them by the Federal Government. The two were arraigned before Justice Ijeoma Ojuwku of the Federal High Court in Abuja. The judge earlier dismissed the objection of the defendants’ ... Read More »

Nigeria at 59: Buhari to broadcast to the nation on Tuesday

Nigeria at 59: Buhari to broadcast to the nation on Tuesday

  President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to broadcast to the nation on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7am. The broadcast is part of activities to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary Celebrations. A statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said “Television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network ... Read More »

Trump greets Nigerians at Independence

Trump greets Nigerians at Independence

The United States (US) President, Mr Donald Trump, on Monday, says Nigeria is among his country’s strongest partners in Africa. Trump stated this in his message to felicitate with Nigeria at 59  made available by the embassy in Abuja. The statement addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari reads: “Dear Mr. President: “On behalf of the American people, I extend our warmest greetings ... Read More »

Nigeria at 59: Omo-Agege greets Nigerians, calls for oneness

Nigeria at 59: Omo-Agege greets Nigerians, calls for oneness

As Nigeria clocks 59 years of Independence, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has called on Nigerians to keep praying for the continued peace and unity of the country. Omo-Agege, in his message to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th Independence anniversary, called on Nigerians to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to take the country to greater heights. In ... Read More »

Malami extols qualities of Justice Adejumo, retiring President of National Industrial Court

Malami extols qualities of Justice Adejumo, retiring President of National Industrial Court

  Abubakar Malami SAN* Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mallam Abubakar Malami has described Justice B.A. Adejumo, as one of the best legal icons that the nation can be proud of in its present day legal chronicle. He stated this on Monday in his speech at the valedictory session to mark the retirement of Justice Adejumo ... Read More »

Breaking: DSS Arraigns Sowore In Court ( See pictures)

Breaking: DSS Arraigns Sowore In Court ( See pictures)

  The Department of State Services (DSS)  on Monday morning  brought Omoyele Sowore  to a federal high court sitting in Abuja Abuja for arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government. This is the first time Sowore will appear in court and any public place since he was arrested. The DSS on August ... Read More »

Buhari’s administration gave us huge support- Innoson

Buhari’s administration gave us huge support- Innoson

Innoson Group of Companies Nigeria limited on Sunday said it has enjoyed huge patronage and support from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Chairman of the group, Chief Innocent Chukwuma disclosed this in Nnewi, Anambra State in a press briefing. He also listed Enugu, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Anambra, Gombe, and Bauchi states as well as Nigeria Military as those patronizing ... Read More »

DSS says it saved Chido Onumah from mob attack for wearing T-shirt with WE ARE ALL BIAFRANS inscription

DSS says it saved Chido Onumah from mob attack for wearing T-shirt with WE ARE ALL BIAFRANS inscription

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said it never arrest Mr. Chido Onumah as widely reported. The services said it merely interacted with the activist on his arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from abroad on 29th September, 2019, when it was discovered that he wore a T-shirt with WE ARE ALL BIAFRANS inscription on it. “With credible ... Read More »

Why we are running a welfarist government in Oyo – Makinde

Why we are running a welfarist government in Oyo – Makinde

…as Oyo holds church service for 59th independence Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, said on Sunday that his government is strong on welfare issues because of his determination to turn around the standard of living in the state. According to a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Governor, who was represented by ... Read More »

19 pregnant girls rescued in another baby factory

Barely a week after a-week-old baby was recovered from an illegal trade syndicate in Isheri-Osun, a Lagos community, the police have rescued 19 pregnant women at another baby factory, The Nation reports.. The victims between ages 15 and 28 were said to have been kept at four different locations in Isheri-Osun and Ikotun where they were being ripped off their ... Read More »

Elumelu seeks global leaders’ support for African entrepreneurs

Elumelu seeks global leaders’ support for African entrepreneurs

Tony Elumelu, chairman, Heirs Holdings, has asked Japan to invest $2.5 billion representing five per cent of its $50 billion commitment to Africa. Elumelu, African investor and philanthropist, spoke at the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama, Japan. “At TICAD 2016 in Kenya, Japan pledged $30 billion for Africa. This year you have generously increased this ... Read More »

My ordeal in kidnappers’ den – Siasia’s mother speaks

My ordeal in kidnappers’ den – Siasia’s mother speaks

The 80 years old mother of Samson Siasia has spoken of her 75 days experience in the custody of her abductors, who freed her yesterday. “It was terrible,” she said asking: “Why do they like to kidnap me?” Madam Beauty Uguoere Siasia inadvertently answered the question, saying, “They said my son is a millionaire.” It was the second time she ... Read More »

2019 UTME:  Over 100,000 candidates now in universities, says JAMB

2019 UTME: Over 100,000 candidates now in universities, says JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says over 100,000 candidates who met admission requirements have so far been offered placements into Nigerian universities for the 2019/2020 academic session. Dr Fabian Benjamin, spokesman for JAMB, said on Sunday in Lagos that the board hoped to utilise 80 to 90 per cent of the available spaces for this year’s admission. Benjamin ... Read More »

Govt. to arraign Sowore on Monday…case assigned to new judge

Govt. to arraign Sowore on Monday…case assigned to new judge

The Federal Government is set to arraign Publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the February 2019 presidential election, Omoyele Sowore on Monday, September 30, 2019. Sowore who was arrested for planning to stage a nationwide protest tagged #RevolutionNow would be arraigned before the Federal High Court in Abuja. He is to be ... Read More »

SERAP urges Buhari to implement report on financial autonomy for judiciary

SERAP urges Buhari to implement report on financial autonomy for judiciary

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently publish and fully implement the recommendations of the report on financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary submitted to you in June 2019.” SERAP said: “In the context of a growing attack on ... Read More »

Borno: Zulum releases gratuities for second batch of 1,000 ex-workers

Borno: Zulum releases gratuities for second batch of 1,000 ex-workers

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved payment of gratuities to second batch of 1,000 former civil servants who retired at intermediate ranks between 2013 to date.‎ This is coming two months after the Governor had in July 2019, released gratuities to first batch of 1,684 low ranking ex-workers that retired from 2013 to June 2019. Announcing this on ... Read More »

UTME: Ogun Deputy Gov Lauds Oloyede on National Identification Number

UTME: Ogun Deputy Gov Lauds Oloyede on National Identification Number

  Engr. Salako-Oyedele* Ogun State Deputy Governor Engineer (Mrs) Noimot Salako-Oyedele has commended the administration of Professor Is-Haq Oloyede , Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the introduction of the National Identification Number (NIM) as part of the requirements for the  Unified Tertiary  Matriculation Examination (UTME) . Prof Oloyede* She gave the commendation in her office in ... Read More »