Nigerians Held Captive in Lebanon Arrive Abuja

Temitope Ariwolo, a 31-year-old female Nigerian who was abused by her employers in Lebanon and prevented from leaving the country, and other Nigerians held captive in similar circumstances have arrived in the country. The House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora had on Thursday announced their impending return, after a closed-door meeting with the Lebanese ambassador […]

NAFDAC considers 21 herbal products for usage

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says 21 herbal medicinal products are currently being processed by the agency for “Safe use” or Listing status. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director General of the agency, disclosed this in a statement she signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

BREAKING: Buhari speaks on Magu’s probe, suspension

President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence on the ongoing investigation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. In a statement by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mr Buhari also explained why he approved the suspension of the anti-corruption fighter from office. A series of […]

Criticisms persist over plan to hike electricity tariff

…Experts Back Sale Of Power To Neighbouring Countries The shelved increase in electricity tariff in the country has continued to generate more reactions, as stakeholders, yesterday, demanded improved service delivery in the sector, stressing that the growth of the industry since privatisation has been below par. This is as findings showed that as Nigeria is […]

Akpabio asks NASS to check abuses in NDDC budgets

The open investigation by the Senate on allegations of reckless spending by the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) ended yesterday just as the chamber was changed to check against abuses of the budgeting procedures particularly with respect to the NDDC. Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godwin Akpabio, who gave the […]

FG scratches surface as NIPOST suffocates under pressures

Federal government recently said it will carve out three subsidiary companies out of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) with the hopes of turning around the fortunes of the tottering giant. According to Alex Okoh, director-general, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), three commercial ventures to be carved out of NIPOST as NIPOST Properties and Development Company; […]

Masari wasted N52.6b from security escrow account, bizman tells EFCC

Katsina State Government has squandered N52.6 billion in the last five years from the state’s security escrow account, a Kaduna-based business mogul and Chairman of Dialogue Group Limited, Alhaji Mahdi Shehu, has alleged in a petition to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, Shehu stated that while Katsina was battling with […]

US infections top three million as Trump pushes schools reopening

The United States topped three million confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed for schools to re-open amid a COVID-19 resurgence in many southern hotspots. The US remains by far the worst affected country, with over 131,000 deaths, while Brazil — whose virus-skeptic President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the disease is […]

BREAKING: Ajayi vs Akeredolu: Armed security men take over Ondo Assembly, bar journalists

Stern looking security operatives on Tuesday morning took over the complex of the Ondo State House of Assembly. With about 10 vans belonging to the men of the Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, the security operatives mounted strategic locations within and outside the Assembly. Meanwhile, journalists who were at […]