Section 188 (8): “Where the panel reports to the House of Assembly that the allegation has not been proved, no further proceedings shall be taken in respect of the matter” Chuks Okocha, Alex Enumah, Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja and Ibrahim Oyewale in Lokoja Amid rising criticism over perceived illegal removal […]

•We don’t need permission to impose service charge, says telcom Obinna Chima and Emma Okonji Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of commercial banks have distanced themselves from the moves by MTN Nigeria to impose charges on Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) transactions. The bank chief executives under the aegis of Body […]

•Customs arrest 50 suspects, seize 14 trucks Accuse residents of border towns of complicity Francis Sardauna in Katsina and Eromosele Abiodun in Lagos Despite the closure of Nigerian land borders by the federal government in the last three months, smuggling still persists at the border between Nigeria and Niger Republic, […]

By Alex Enumah Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court on Monday reviewed the bail conditions granted to detained convener of #Revolution Now protest, Omoyele Sowore, in his alleged treasonable felony charges. The review was sequel to an application by Sowore praying the court to vary his bail conditions […]

Govs non-committal on commencement date Await FG’s circular on agreement with labour Our Correspondents  Fresh from the conclusion of minimum wage consequential adjustment negotiations with the federal government, the organised labour has begun warming up for a fresh battle with state governors over when they would begin to pay minimum […]

Force asks recruits to hold on Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja  There are strong indications that the presidency has intervened in the controversy trailing the recruitment of about 10,000 constables for community policing ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari. THISDAY gathered at the weekend that the presidency’s intervention was to check the […]

James Emejo in Abuja and Nume Ekeghe in Lagos  The West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) and some other industry stakeholders have kicked against the planned bid by the governors of the 36 states of the federation to demand that their shares and those of the local […]

Says Nigerian banks healthy   FG orders MTN to stop charges   Moves to float ‘Jollof Bond’ for infrastructure funding Kunle Aderinokun, Obinna Chima, Ndubuisi Francis, Nume Ekeghe, Nosa Alekhuogie, in Washington DC and Emma Okonji in Lagos  The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday directed commercial […]

Chineme Okafor in Abuja   In a bid to curb the poor remittances of power market funds by distribution companies, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is to set up mechanisms to rectify the Discos’ unruly financial behaviours by monitoring the monthly financial inflows into the country’s power market from the […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, on Sunday disagreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that foreign exchange restrictions place on some items in the official forex market was impeding the flow of foreign direct investments (FDIs) in the country. Emefiele, said this while briefing journalists at […]

The lion which escaped from Kano Zoological Garden is yet to be captured and returned to its cage in the Zoo, an official has disclosed. The Managing Director of the Zoo, Alhaji Saidu Gwadabe, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Sunday that the operation was still ongoing. […]

By John Shiklam in Kaduna The Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday raided another rehabilitation centre in Rigasa community, a suburb of the metropolis where 147 inmates were rescued. Lawal Yusuf Muduru, proprietor of the centre, popularly known as “Malam Niga’s Rehabilitation and Skill Acquisition Centre” was also arrested by […]

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja Organised labour has urged the Federal Government not to embark on any policy measures that will erode the expected gains of the new N30,000 new minimum wage for workers. In a statement issued Saturday by the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, […]