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Banditry: Katsina deploys tracking machine to curtail attacks

Banditry: Katsina deploys tracking machine to curtail attacks

Katsina State Government has announced the deployment of newly acquired sophisticated tracking machine manned by the Directorate of the State Security Services, DSS, to track the movements of bandits and monitor their procurement of arms and ammunition in other to curtail attacks in the state Secretary to the Government of the State and chairman of the security committee, Dr Mustapha ... Read More »

Boko Haram elements left in only three locations– Ndume

Boko Haram elements left in only three locations– Ndume

Chairman Senate Committee on Army Ali Ndume has said that the Boko elements in the northeast are only left in three locations. Ndume, who spoke at the one- day Northeast Security Summit convened by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, disclosed that the insurgents are hibernating in the Lake Chad fringes, the Mandara Mountains and the Sambisa Forests. ... Read More »

PDP preparing money to buy votes, says Lyon

PDP preparing money to buy votes, says Lyon

The candidate, whose campaign train was received by mammoth crowd at Igbogene, Agudama, Opolo, St Peters Down Yenegoa and Amarata, said the PDP’s reign was over in the state and no amount of money would save the party from defeat. Addressing the crowd at Agudama-Epie Ward 4, Lyon asked the people to remain focused in their decision to vote for ... Read More »

Breaking:Arsenal STRIP Granit Xhaka of captaincy

Breaking:Arsenal STRIP Granit Xhaka of captaincy

Unai Emery has confirmed Granit Xhaka has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy. Arsenal head coach Emery informed the midfielder, who has been left out of Arsenal’s squad for their Europa League trip to Vitoria, that he would no longer be part of his captaincy group on Tuesday morning. Emery took the decision after Xhaka’s furious reaction to abuse he ... Read More »

Ernest Ndukwe resigns from Access Bank board

Ernest Ndukwe resigns from Access Bank board

Access Bank Plc, on Tuesday, announced the resignation of Dr Ernest Ndukwe as an Independent Non-Executive Director from its board. This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Sunday Ekwochi, the bank’s Company Secretary and posted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange website. “The Board of Directors of Access Bank hereby announces that Ndukwe has indicated his intention not to ... Read More »

LIVERPOOL BOSS,JURGEN CLUB QUERIES CLUB CHIEF SCOUT HOW HE MISSED SPOTTING GABRIEL MARTINELLI

LIVERPOOL BOSS,JURGEN CLUB QUERIES CLUB CHIEF SCOUT HOW HE MISSED SPOTTING GABRIEL MARTINELLI

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Arsenal’s Brazilian signing, Gabriel Martinelli following some impressive performances and at the same time wondered how the Liverpool talent spotters missed out on the prodigiously talented footballer. The Reds boss has been impressed with the work done by the London club and their technical director Edu after they signed the 18-year-old in ... Read More »

Ghanaian traders lock up shops belonging to Nigerians, other foreigners

Ghanaian traders lock up shops belonging to Nigerians, other foreigners

Ghanaian traders at Opera Square in Accra on Tuesday locked up shops belonging to foreign nationals involved in retail business. Most of the shops are believed to belong to Nigerians. Premium Times learnt this is the third time such an incident is happening at the same venue; the most recent was in July this year. It is unclear the number ... Read More »

Maina not a responsible citizen, EFCC tells court

Maina not a responsible citizen, EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has claimed the former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, is not a responsible citizen but a fugitive of law. The EFCC accused him of stealing allegedly about N3billion pensioners’ fund in what it described as an elaborate grand scam. The EFCC said Maina is a citizen of the United States ... Read More »

Boko Haram: IGP, Northeast Governors, military, elders brainstorm in Maiduguri

Boko Haram: IGP, Northeast Governors, military, elders brainstorm in Maiduguri

BY INUSA NDAHI,  MAIDUGURI   The inspector general of police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, Governors of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe‎ state, national assembly members, military and para-military commanders, police commissioners, traditional rulers, elders, academics and civil societies from all the states, on Tuesday met in Maiduguri for a security summit organized by the IGP and hosted by Governor ... Read More »

Kidnapping is now a business in Nigeria-Wike

Kidnapping is now a business in Nigeria-Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that the commercialisation of kidnapping has made it  practically impossible to end the menace in the country. Wike, who made this remark  during a courtesy visit by the Rotary International District 9141, to the Government House in Port Harcourt, explained that since kidnapping had become business, it could only be reduced to the ... Read More »

The Money Farmers: How Eastern Europe Oligarchs and Populists Milk the E.U. for Millions

The Money Farmers: How Eastern Europe Oligarchs and Populists Milk the E.U. for Millions

CSAKVAR, Hungary — Under Communism, farmers labored in the fields that stretch for miles around this town west of Budapest, reaping wheat and corn for a government that had stolen their land. Today, their children toil for new overlords, a group of oligarchs and political patrons who have annexed the land through opaque deals with the Hungarian government. They have ... Read More »

Dangote plans fuel exports to Europe, others

Dangote plans fuel exports to Europe, others

Dangote Group has said it plans to export petroleum products from its refinery to Europe, South America, West Africa and Central Africa. The company stated this  during a visit by a delegation led by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, to the refinery site in Lagos. The Executive Director, Strategy, Capital Projects and Portfolio Development, Dangote ... Read More »

Senator got 300 NDDC projects, says interim management

Senator got 300 NDDC projects, says interim management

A SERVING Senator is single-handedly handling about 300 contracts for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), its interim management committee said on Sunday. NDDC Acting Executive Director of Projects, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, said 120 of the contracts have been fully paid for. He, however, did not say if the contracts were executed. He also did not name the Senator. Ojougboh ... Read More »

Eight held as army foils Boko Haram bid to attack Lagos

Eight held as army foils Boko Haram bid to attack Lagos

EIGHT Boko Haram suspects arrested in connection with plans to attack facilities in Lagos are being held by the military, the army said at the weekend. The Nation reports  that the insurgents made attempts about two weeks ago to attack one of the universities in the state, but operatives of the 81 Division beat them to their game. Four persons ... Read More »

No date yet to reopen borders, says Customs

No date yet to reopen borders, says Customs

THERE is no date yet for the reopening of borders that have been partially closed since August, the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), clarified on Sunday. The clarification came on the heels of a social media report that the borders would be reopened on January 31. The report referred to a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the NCS, setting January ... Read More »

Firearms’ possession: Police hand over PDP security chief to SARS

Firearms’ possession: Police hand over PDP security chief to SARS

THE police in Kogi State on Sunday handed over the Chairman of the Security Committee for the Wada/Aro Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Campaign Committee, Suleiman Ejeh Abutu, and six others arrested for alleged illegal possession of firearms and ammunition to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state for further investigation. But the PDP has demanded the immediate release ... Read More »

Major Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To Saudi Arabia

Major Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To Saudi Arabia

By Garba Shehu President Muhammadu Buhari’s four-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia came to an end on Saturday. The President participated in the Future Investment Initiative, which was christened “Davos in the Desert.” Apart from attending the summit, which had a debating format for global leaders, investors and innovators to compare notes and share ideas, President Buhari held ... Read More »

Wizkid, Beyonce make ‘Brown skin girl’ video

Wizkid, Beyonce make ‘Brown skin girl’ video

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, aka Wizkid and American singer, Beyoncé Knowles, has called on people to appear on ‘The Lion King’ the gift video. Nigerian superstar and the American singer have commenced shooting the music video for fans favourite song ‘Brown Skin Girl’.  According to a British tabloid, Mirror,the 38 years old American singer has called on ... Read More »

Kogi 2019: We’ll resist PDP rigging machine – Senator Adeyemi

Kogi 2019: We’ll resist PDP rigging machine – Senator Adeyemi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it will resist the rigging plans of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 state governorship election. The Director General of the APC campaign council, Senator Smart Adeyemi, stated this in Ankpa, on Sunday during the continuation of the APC governorship campaign rally. Adeyemi said the rejection of Wada/Aro ... Read More »

Senate summons Emefiele over differences in exchange rates for projects

Senate summons Emefiele over differences in exchange rates for projects

The Senate Committee on Finance has summoned Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to explain the rationale behind the exchange rates it used for three key projects under the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF). The PIDF projects are being funded to the tune of billions by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), across the country. The ... Read More »