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Oil discovery in Gongola Basin would create jobs – Kyari

Oil discovery in Gongola Basin would create jobs – Kyari

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mallam Mele Kyari has outlined possible ways the Nigeria economy in general and the oil and gas Industry in particular could reap from the recent discovery of hydrocarbon deposits in the Kolmani River II well in the Upper Gongola Basin section of Benue Trough. Speaking at the recently concluded ... Read More »

Senate will pass budget tomorrow, says Lawan

Senate will pass budget tomorrow, says Lawan

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan Wednesday said that the 2020 Appropriation Bill will be passed Thursday by the Red Chamber. Lawan disclosed this in his remarks after the passage of the Public Procurement Act (amendment) Bill, 2019 by the Senate. The report of the Senate Committee on Appropriations was laid before the upper chamber on Wednesday by its Chairman, Senator ... Read More »

Senate receives 2020 budget report

Senate receives 2020 budget report

The Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Jibrin Barau, on Wednesday laid the report of the 2020 Appropriation Bill before the Senate. A motion to present the report was moved by the Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Jibrin Barau and seconded by Senator Bassey Albert Akpan. Senate President Ahmad Lawan commended the committee for presenting the report. Lawan however ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia to create £400bn ‘western’ city called Neom for sport

Saudi Arabia to create £400bn ‘western’ city called Neom for sport

Saudi Arabia are planning to create a new cross-border city state governed by western, rather than Islamic, law as part of its long-term strategy to become a global centre for world class sporting events. Sportsmail has learned that a key element of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 is the introduction of western laws in the new city of Neom, a £400billion project in ... Read More »

Civil Defence arrests two herdsmen for ‘invading Ekiti farms’

Civil Defence arrests two herdsmen for ‘invading Ekiti farms’

The Ekiti State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Solomon Iyamu, has said the corps has arrested two herdsmen for allegedly invading farmlands with cows. He said the arrests were made possible through a joint operation of the Agro Rangers Unit of the command, the Army, Police, Ekiti State Anti-Grazing Agency and men of Vigilante ... Read More »

U.S Embassy Engages ‘Hate Speech’ Bill Sponsor Abdullahi

U.S Embassy Engages ‘Hate Speech’ Bill Sponsor Abdullahi

A POLITICAL Officer in the Embassy of the United States of America (U.S.A.), Jerry Howard, yesterday met with Senate Deputy Chief Whip and sponsor of the controversial Hate Speech Bill, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi. Howard expressed satisfaction with the research the senator did on the Bill, according to a statement from Senator’s media office. According to the embassy official, the visit ... Read More »

Oil Minister Laments High Oil Production Cost in Nigeria

Oil Minister Laments High Oil Production Cost in Nigeria

The federal government yesterday expressed deep concern over the high cost of producing a barrel of crude oil and its attendant effects on the nation’s revenue. According to the government, Nigeria’s input into the production of a barrel of oil remains one of the highest among all Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), adding that the high cost of production ... Read More »

N1.3tr spent to import rice, wheat, others in 12 months-CBN

NOT less than N1.3 trillion was spent by the Federal Government on the importation of rice, fish, sugar and wheat in the last 12 months, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said on Tuesday. The bank’s Deputy Governor, Corporate Services, Edward Lametek, spoke at a seminar organised for Finance reporters in Owerri, Imo State. Speaking on the theme: “Galvanising development ... Read More »

I was wrongly convicted,says MEND leader,Henry Okah

I was wrongly convicted,says MEND leader,Henry Okah

Henry Okah, leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), who was convicted by a South African court for terrorism in 2014, turned his own advocate on Tuesday. Okah , according to Independent Online, asked the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to declare his conviction unlawful. He said the conviction in January 2013 was based on ... Read More »

FG  Remodels  Grazing Reserves to Ranches in Seven  Northern States

FG Remodels Grazing Reserves to Ranches in Seven Northern States

The federal government is to commence the remodeling of grazing reserves to ranches for the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) in seven states. Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE), Prof. Bashir Usman, stated this yesterday in Zaria, Kaduna State, at the opening of a three-day workshop on the remodeling of grazing reserves into ... Read More »

I’m ready to offer my experience to assist Freddie Ljungberg-Wenger

I’m ready to offer my experience to assist Freddie Ljungberg-Wenger

  Arsene Wenger insists Freddie Ljungberg is ‘fantastically committed’ to Arsenal and admits he is happy to offer advice to the Gunners’ interim manager. Following Unai Emery’s sacking last week, Ljungberg has taken temporary charge of Arsenal’s first team until the club decide on a permanent replacement. The Swede made 326 appearances as a player under Wenger and helped Arsenal ... Read More »

Police rescue kidnapped corps member, arrest suspect

Police rescue kidnapped corps member, arrest suspect

The police in Lagos on Tuesday rescued a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member Faith Onyiwara kidnapped on Friday at Epe. Onyiwara was rescued around 2:30am inside the Ilamija creek in Epe in an operation led by Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu. The operation which saw the deployment of police surveillance helicopter, special forces and elements of the marine police also ... Read More »

Court remands two for alleged stoning  LASTMA official to death

Court remands two for alleged stoning LASTMA official to death

  A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded two men, Abdullahi Akerele and Nurudeen Ogungbe over alleged murder of an official of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Ola Oyeshina. The incident happened on November 29 while the deceased was on duty in the Sifax-Iganmu area of Apapa, Lagos. Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Bukola Ayeye ordered the remand of the defendants ... Read More »

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer wanted over alleged murder of 2 cops

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer wanted over alleged murder of 2 cops

The Police in Anambra has declared Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu wanted over alleged murder of two police officers on Monday. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr John Abang made the declaration in a statement made available to newsmen in Awka on Tuesday. The police ... Read More »

Royal Sex scandal: Prince Andrews accuser opens up on how she was trafficked age 17

Royal Sex scandal: Prince Andrews accuser opens up on how she was trafficked age 17

Prince Andrew faced fresh humiliation last night as it was revealed he sent an email to Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell at 5.50am to let her know he had ‘specific questions’ about Virginia Roberts. The BBC Panorama investigation uncovered a 2015 email which suggests he asked for Maxwell’s help in responding to Miss Roberts’ claims he had sex with her ... Read More »

Zulum to Operators: ‘We will strictly regulate, not ban NAPEP’

Zulum to Operators: ‘We will strictly regulate, not ban NAPEP’

For the second time in two weeks, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday addressed officials, alongside about 200 operators of commercial tricycles popularly known as Keke NAPEP during which he clarified that government has no plan to ban NAPEP but intends to strictly regulate their activities in order to address social and security concerns growing in Maiduguri. Leaders ... Read More »

Six secondary students  docked for ‘gang raping’ in Oyo state

Six secondary students docked for ‘gang raping’ in Oyo state

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Tuesday remanded six students of Lagelu Grammar School at the Agugu Police Station over alleged rape of a female colleague. The students- Akeem Abee, 17; Olaiya Faruq, 16; Kazeem Awal, 16, Ajao Waris, 17; Alamu Boluwatife, 17; and Dauda Mubarak, 17-are facing trial for conspiracy and rape. The court did not take the ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu names Onikan stadium after Mobolaji Johnson

Sanwo-Olu names Onikan stadium after Mobolaji Johnson

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has renamed the Onikan Stadium after the Late Mobolaji Johnson. The governor said the stadium will henceforth be called Mobolaji Olufunsho Johnson stadium. Sanwo-Olu stated this while giving the keynote address at the Day of Honour for the late first governor of Lagos state. Read More »

Borno Governor, Zulum to meet Keke NAPEP operators,says NAPEP not totally banned in Maiduguri

Borno Governor, Zulum to meet Keke NAPEP operators,says NAPEP not totally banned in Maiduguri

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has sent invitation for a meeting with leaders of various groups of tricycle (Keke NAPEP) operators at 2pm Tuesday. The meeting is to hold inside the Musa Usman secretariat at an open car park near the Governor’s new office annex. Recalled that there was tension in Maiduguri immediately after Zulum ... Read More »

We’ve uncovered plot to destabilise Nigeria, says DSS

We’ve uncovered plot to destabilise Nigeria, says DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) says they have uncovered syndicated plots by some undesirable groups to cause a breakdown of law and order in various parts of the country including Abuja. According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya, the arrangement is to instigate protests, mass action and violence with a ... Read More »