The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kaduna State Command has busted two more rehabilitation centres alleged of meting inhuman treatments to their inmates. The state NSCDC Deputy Commandant, Mr Nnegha Onyema, made the disclosure at a press briefing on Tuesday, in Kaduna. According to Onyema, five operators of […]

By Alex Enumah in Abuja Justice Peter Affen of an Abuja High Court on Tuesday fixed December 16, 2019 for the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to report on the harmonisation of cases filed against some officials of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) in the alleged […]

By Alex Enumah in Abuja Justice Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday ordered the temporary forfeiture of 23 properties allegedly traced to the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. The order was made sequel to an exparte application filed and argued by […]

The Presidency says about 250 Nigerian business interests will participate in the African Business Forum, which will bring together African and Russian business leaders in Sochi, Russia, between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement […]

South Africa’s cash-strapped national airline, SAA, said on Tuesday it may operate an amended flight schedule following a decision to recall some of its planes to undertake compliance checks in line with regulatory requirements. South African Airways (SAA) said in Johannesburg that some of the flights would operate later than […]

Bennett Oghifo Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called on experts in the construction industry to deploy digital construction technology to assist in the management of land in the State. The call was contained in a keynote address delivered on his behalf by the Special Adviser, Works and […]


Nseobong Okon-Ekong writes on the recent meeting between the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and the newly constituted Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya-led Senate Committee on INEC on preparations for the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections, scheduled for November 16 The elections are in the category […]


Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano Former Governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, yesterday inaugurated Nafisatu College of Nursing and Midwifery in his hometown, Kwankwaso village in Madobi Local Government Area of the state. The inauguration of the college was part of the ceremony to mark Kwakwaso’s 63rd birthday, who is […]

*Insists no cover for virtual currency subscribers James Emejo in Abuja The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has insisted that the defunct Savannah Bank remains a bank with operational licence even though it is currently not in operation. The corporation further clarified that the bank is not presently under its […]

Amby Uneze in Owerri In the process of due process, accountability and diligence being applied in Imo State Government, especially in capturing of retirees in both the state and local government system, the administration has fished out about 8,549 ghost retirees. Also, a total monthly savings of about N500 million […]

Former Super Eagles Coach, Johannes Bonfere, yesterday debunked the news making around that he is eying a fresh come back to handle the national team again. The Dutch tactician who piloted Nigeria to win the Olympic Soccer gold at Atlanta 96 Olympic Games told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]


The Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Wema Bank Plc, to introduce the institution to the Electronic Bills Payment (e-BillsPay ) and WebPay platforms. The MoU was to enable students and other residents of the university community to receive payment and other […]

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, […]

•Firm urges INTERPOL to reject Nigeria’s request to put officials under watch Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned two British nationals, James Richard Nolan and Adam Quinn (at large), before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, for their […]

•INEC rules out replacements of candidates Chuks Okocha in Abuja In spite of the efforts by the former Senate President, Abubakar Saraki-led five-man national reconciliation committee inaugurated by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reconcile aggrieved governorship aspirants in Kogi and Bayelsa states, two major aspirants in […]

On the occasion of the World Energy Day (WED) celebration, Chineme Okafor, examines the nexus between Nigeria’s use of its energy resources and its economic development The WED is observed yearly on October 22nd to raise awareness of global energy-related issues. As an annual practice, it was reportedly first proclaimed […]

99 bag First Class as ABUAD honours Tinubu, Sultan, others Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti Former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday described sound and qualitative education as good weapon that could deliver a country from poverty and ignorance. […]

Canada defeated Nigeria’s Senior National Male Team by 50 runs at the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers in United Arab Emirates to go top of Group B. The North American side after winning the toss elected to bat first with the quartet of Nitish Kumar top scoring with […]

George Okoh in Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has again appealed the federal government to check the illegal entry of foreign herdsmen into Nigeria. He claimed that the illegal herdsmen attacked Nigerians, especially farmers. Ortom made the appeal when he visited one Mrs Wanhena Cheku, a victim of […]

With a surging crowd watching on at a packed legendary Murtala Mohammed Polo Ground, Rubicon defeated hard-fighting Lintex to win the First Bank sponsored Georgian Cup title, making it a double for the Abuja-based polo kings. Rubicon’s second team had earlier clinched the Emir of Katsina Cup. In doing so, […]

Peter Uzoho Marketers of petroleum products in the country have agreed to work towards improving industry reputation as captured in the new Nigerian Corporate Governance Code 2018. Such areas include health, safety, environment & quality (HSEQ), corporate governance, customer satisfaction at the station forecourts including accurate dispensing of product. The […]