BREAKING: APC governors in crucial meeting to rescue Obaseki

In a bid to rescue Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, some All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors stormed the National Secretariat of the party on Monday to hold a fence mending meeting with the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The meeting is a follow-up to a similar meeting held with the National Leader of the […]

Security man admits raping 9-year-old in Abuja

An Upper Area Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Monday, ordered that a security man, Gideon Sunday who allegedly defiled a nine-year-old girl be remanded in police custody. Sunday was arraigned on a one-count charge of abuse of a minor. The Judge, Sani Umar granted the application made by the prosecuting counsel, Akaso Sunday not to […]

COVID-19: Gov Bello declares 14 days ‘absolute’ lockdown on LG

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has placed Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the state on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area for COVID-19 It would be recalled that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had on Wednesday stated that two persons from the state, the Chief Imam of […]

OKOTIE TO CAN: Social distancing in Church ‘tantamount to blasphemous infidelity’

The Senior Pastor of the Household of God Church, Pastor Chris Okotie, has faulted the guidelines proposed by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for reopening of churches in the country. Okotie, who was reacting to a 10-point directive by CAN which was presented to the federal government for approval, proposing that churches should strictly observe social […]

Nigeria: Govt Reiterates Need for Digital Economy

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has stated that the disruption caused COVID-19 has strengthened federal government’s resolve to focus on digitalisation as a means of diversifying the country’s economy. Pantami, said this during a webinar organised by the Nigeria Economic Society Group (NESG) on the topic: “Assessing the Impact […]

Nigeria: ACCI President Urges Govt to Review ‘Obsolete’ Nigeria-India Economic Ties

The President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Prince Adetokunbo Kayode has called on the federal government to renegotiate economic ties between Nigeria and India to achieve a win-win situation. He noted that the existing 1973 trade agreement between both countries had become obsolete and needed a review for their mutual benefits going forward. […]

We Won’t Back Down On NDDC Probe — NASS

THE Senate has said the National Assembly will under no circumstance back down on its probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). This was as its spokesman, Senator Ajibola Bashiru, dared the commission to provide evidence of alleged corruption claims against lawmakers of the Senate and House of Representatives to anti-graft agencies for investigation. […]

New NNPC board: Still unclear who chairs corporation

Lack Of Properly Constituted Board Breaches NNPC Enabling Law-Adefulu Though the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Act as amended in 2007 provides for the appointment of nine persons to the Board, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, named six members, leaving the public, including the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, as well as NNPC with the need for […]