IPPIS: FG says lecturers enrolling, despite ASUU’s opposition

The Federal Government has received the nominal roll of about 41 universities as part of moves to capture university workers into the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System. The Coordinator of IPPIS in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Olusegun Olufehinti, confirmed the figure to one of our correspondents during a telephone interview […]

Nigeria exports 90% cooking gas produced, says NNPC

Over 90 per cent of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas, also known as cooking gas, produced in the country is being exported, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC Retail Limited, has said.  The Managing Director, NNPC Retail, Sir Billy Okoye, who said this on Tuesday, added that a chunk of the cooking gas […]

Milk production: Niger, FrieslandCampina sign MoU

The Niger State Government and FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on milk production. The agreement is for 10,000 hectares of land at the Bobi Grazing Reserve in the state under FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s Dairy Development Programme. President Muhammadu Buhari and the Prime Minister of The Netherlands, Mark Rutte, witnessed the signing […]

Ex-First Lady Michelle Obama visits Nigerian-born artist Njideka in her studio

United States former First Lady Michelle Obama has paid a visit to Nigerian-born Njideka Akunyili-Crosby. The renowned artist received the ex-first lady in her California studio. The visit, which happened on Saturday, was made known by Njideka’s sibling,  Chidiogo, via her Instagram handle. Chidiogo had hashtagged Njideka and posted: “So this just happened! Casual Saturday […]

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: Party chairmen indict security agencies, clear INEC

A coalition of over 60 political parties on Monday blamed security agencies and politicians for the violence and other electoral malpractices witnessed in the just-concluded governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States, describing their actions as treason. According to them, the election was a serious dent on the progress made so far in ensuring free and […]

Bayelsa poll: Buhari didn’t blackmail Jonathan to support APC —Presidency

The Presidency has described as “false and irresponsible’’ reports that former president, Goodluck Jonathan was blackmailed to support the governing party, All Progressives Congress, in recent Bayelsa State governorship election. Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, expressed shock that such a […]

23-year-old lady caught with 23 ATM cards hidden in her genitals

A 23-year-old lady, Halima Juma, was arrested with 23 ATM cards allegedly tucked inside her private parts. Police in Dares Salaam, Tanzania, said they suspected her of stealing money from bank users after illegally obtaining their ATM cards,  has reported. Halima was reportedly arrested on Tuesday at a bank ATM gallery in Mbagala area of Dar es […]