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Gunmen Kidnap Assistant Police Commissioner, Others In Kaduna

Gunmen Kidnap Assistant Police Commissioner, Others In Kaduna

An Assistant Commissioner of Police identified as ACP Emmanuel has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen along the Birnin-Gwari-Funtua Road. The assistant police commissioner, who is serving in Gusau, Zamfara State capital, was said to have been abducted on Wednesday in Kaduna State. A close relation of the ACP, who confirmed the incident to Channels Television, said Emmanuel and three members of ... Read More »

New regulation to boost electricity meters supplies – Fashola

New regulation to boost electricity meters supplies – Fashola

A new electricity regulation that would boost meter supply for consumers nationwide would become operational next month, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said. Fashola disclosed this on Thursday in Lagos at a Policy Dialogue on the Power Sector organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The minister said that the regulation, which would ... Read More »

I Will Defeat President Buhari In Free And Fair Election – Fayose

I Will Defeat President Buhari In Free And Fair Election – Fayose

It is still a full year and five months to the 2019 elections, but some politicians eyeing the highest office in the land are already positioning themselves to run. One of such is the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose who has not hidden his desire to contest the presidency, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. Today in Abuja ... Read More »

INEC Releases Amended Timetable For Melaye’s Recall

INEC Releases Amended Timetable For Melaye’s Recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released an amended timetable for the recall process on the petition against Senator Dino Melaye. Melaye, who represents Kogi West senatorial district, had approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the process, but the court asked the electoral body to continue with the exercise. Some of his constituents had also petitioned ... Read More »

Customs Intercept 18 Exotic Cars In Abuja

Officials of Nigeria Customs Service in Abuja have intercepted a total of 18 exotic cars. The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hammed Ali, during a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, explained the reasons for the interception of vehicles. He said the reason for the interception of vehicles bothers on non-payment of duties and the purchase of bulletproof cars without ... Read More »

Dangote donates N250m to flood victims

Dangote donates N250m to flood victims

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the Chairman, National Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation, says it has provided N250 million as relief assistance to victims of the devastating flood in Benue. Dangote said on Sunday in Lagos that this was in response to the request by the Benue State Government. He said that the committee had also approved the release of one ... Read More »

Buhari travels to US next week – Presidency

Buhari travels to US next week – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari has been scheduled to address the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in the United States on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The President of Nigeria is listed as number seven on the provincial list of speakers. Buhari is expected to speak after the leaders of Brazil, the United States, Guinea, Switzerland, Jordan and Slovakia. Since ... Read More »

Farmers To Get Four Million Bags Of Fertilisers – Presidency

Farmers To Get Four Million Bags Of Fertilisers – Presidency

Farmers in Nigeria will be getting more fertilisers before the end of 2017, as the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI) will be delivering four million bags of 50kg Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (NPK) fertiliser to farmers at an affordable price. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu disclosed this at the weekend on “Hannu Ya ... Read More »

SSANU, NASU To Embark On Indefinite Strike

SSANU, NASU To Embark On Indefinite Strike

There appears to be more trouble for Nigeria’s education sector as all the major non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian public universities have resolved to embark on an indefinite strike from September 11. This is just as the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and the National Association of ... Read More »

Adeosun confirms N350bn release for capital projects

Adeosun confirms N350bn release for capital projects

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Monday 4, September 2017 confirmed the release of the sum of N350bn to Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government for the implementation of capital projects contained in the 2017 budget. She confirmed the development exclusively to our correspondent during a telephone interview. The 2017 budget, christened: ‘Budget of Recovery and ... Read More »

Resident Doctors embarked on Indefinite Nationwide Strike

Resident Doctors embarked on Indefinite Nationwide Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has embarked on an indefinite strike. The Association took the decision following their National Executive Council meeting which lasted from 7 pm yesterday until the early hours of this morning. The doctors say they will sustain the industrial action until all their demands are met by Government. NARD President, Onyebueze John, said, the body ... Read More »

King Salman of Saudi Arabia meets Saraki and other World leaders

King Salman of Saudi Arabia meets Saraki and other World leaders

President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki along with Presidents and heads of parliaments of other nations met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at an annual reception in Jeddah. Saudi’s leading English daily newspaper “Arab News” reported that the annual reception held at Mina Palace for heads of state, Islamic dignitaries, guests of the Custodian ... Read More »

BREAKING: Catholic Priest Kidnapped, Murdered In Imo

BREAKING: Catholic Priest Kidnapped, Murdered In Imo

The Police in Imo State have confirmed the kidnap and subsequent murder of a catholic priest. Reverend father Cyriacus Onunkwo was allegedly snatched from his vehicle in Orlu town in Orlu Local Government Area on Friday morning by gunmen. The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Chris Ezike, told Channels TV that following a manhunt, a body was discovered in ... Read More »

Sallah message: We’d achieve prosperity, PMB Assured Nigerians

Sallah message: We’d achieve prosperity, PMB Assured Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured that his administration will not rest on its oars until security and economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians are achieved. The President gave the reassurance in his Sallah message to Nigerians. “I assure you that this administration, which has made the security, economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians its priority, .’’will not rest ... Read More »

Evans Pleads Guilty To Kidnap Charges

Evans Pleads Guilty To Kidnap Charges

This follows his arraignment today before Justice Hakeem Oshodi at the High Court in Lagos by the state government. The suspect was arraigned alongside five others; Uche Amadi, Ogechi Izechuwku, Okechukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Chukwunonso. Their arraignment at the court was witnessed by a large crowd of interested parties while there was a heavy presence of security personnel. While ... Read More »

EFCC Freezes N8. 6b in Bola Shagaya’s Account

EFCC Freezes N8. 6b in Bola Shagaya’s Account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen over N8, 627,458,773.36 billion in three accounts of Hajiya Muinat Bola Shagaya, an associate and friend of a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. Shagaya’s relationship with about 10 firms/account names are also being investigated by the anti-graft agency, The Nation learnt yesterday. But Shagaya, who did not hold any public ... Read More »

Tony Nwoye Emerged Winner of Anambra APC Primaries

Tony Nwoye Emerged Winner of Anambra APC Primaries

Mr Tony Nwoye has emerged winner of the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State. In the just-concluded exercise, Mr Nwoye, a member of the House of Representatives scored 2,146 votes to defeat his nearest rival, Senator Andy Ubah who got 931 votes. There were 11 aspirants who contested for the Anambra APC governorship ticket at ... Read More »

Lagos begins demolition of 57 distressed buildings

Lagos begins demolition of 57 distressed buildings

The Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA on Monday began the demolition of 57 distressed buildings across the metropolis in a move  to stem the tide of collapsed buildings in the State. Thirty-four of the buildings being demolished are on Lagos Island. Officials of LASBCA, escorted by armed policemen stormed the Island in the morning to begin demolition of the ... Read More »

Extortion: Nigeria Immigration bans cash payments at passport offices‎

Extortion: Nigeria Immigration bans cash payments at passport offices‎

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has banned cash payments for passport processing as part of efforts to eliminate corruption at all passport offices nationwide.‎ NIS spokesperson, Sunday James, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. He‎ said the Comptroller General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede, had directed that henceforth all payments ... Read More »

Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of N7.6bn Linked To Diezani

Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of N7.6bn Linked To Diezani

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of a sum of N7,646,700,000 said to have been illegally kept in Sterling Bank Plc. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission linked the offence to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. About three weeks ago, the Commission who wanted the money forfeited to the Federal ... Read More »

Arewa Youths Withdraws Quit Notice To Igbos

Arewa Youths Withdraws Quit Notice To Igbos

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum has withdrawn its quit notice to Igbos living in the northern part of the country. The coalition of northern youth groups announced this on Thursday after a meeting in Abuja. In attendance at the meeting were the Governor of Borno State, some Igbo traditional rulers, and elders from the north. The decision to withdraw the ... Read More »

Ola Aina awaits FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria

Ola Aina awaits FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria

Chelsea defender Ola Aina is waiting for FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria in month’s World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon, officials said Thursday. Aina, who is on a season-long loan at English Championship side Hull City, needs world football’s governing body to approve his decision to play for Nigeria after he represented England at various age-group levels. “FIFA has yet ... Read More »

Police Uncovers Fake Naira Notes Market In Lagos

Police Uncovers Fake Naira Notes Market In Lagos

The police in Lagos have uncovered a criminal hide out where fake currency Naira notes were hawked and sold in exchange with the original notes in Lagos. P.M.EXPRESS reports that the discovery followed a painstaking discreet investigation by the officers of State Anti Robbery Squad, (SARS) Ikeja Command, Lagos. The incident happened at the notorious Oluwole Street in Lagos Island ... Read More »

Sultan of Sokoto Declares Sept 1 As Sallah Day

Sultan of Sokoto Declares Sept 1 As Sallah Day

The Sultan of Sokoto and chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sepember 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir day. This is contained in a statement signed by Prof Sambo Junaidu, the chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council. The statement, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto yesterday, ... Read More »

Nigerian-born American star Yvonne, celebrates 33 as virgin

Nigerian-born American star Yvonne, celebrates 33 as virgin

Yvonne Orji, the sex-drunk character Molly in HBO series Insecure, is proud to be a 33-year-old virgin, even though she is currently playing the sexy role. The Port Harcourt-born star said she is keeping herself for her husband. “She is keeping it locked. “I wasn’t going to hide it just because I’m on TV,” the Nigerian star told People. “I’m ... Read More »

Dangote earmarks N200 billion to establish university in Abuja

Dangote earmarks N200 billion to establish university in Abuja

Aliko Dangote, the President and founder of Dangote Foundation,  was reported to have set aside N200 billion to establish a world-class university in Abuja. It was learnt that the proposal has since been delivered to the National Universities Commission, NUC. A former Executive Secretary of the NUC, Julius Okojie, who is the chairman of the technical team for the establishment ... Read More »

TRAGEDY: Nigeria Police officer shoots superior dead, then jumps into well

TRAGEDY: Nigeria Police officer shoots superior dead, then jumps into well

Tragedy struck on Tuesday at the Kajola police station in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, when a police officer, Abraham Arowogun, gunned down his superior, Timothy Arueli, after a heated argument. Realising his evil deed, he was said to have plunged himself into a deep well afterwards killing himself in the process. A police source told Journalist that ... Read More »

Ojukwu’s son confirms Buhari’s meeting with father

Ojukwu’s son confirms Buhari’s meeting with father

The first son of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Mr Emeka Ojukwu (Jr), has vindicated President Muhammadu Buhari on his claimed celebrated discussions with his late father on the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria. Ojukwu told journalists on Wednesday in Awka Anambra State, that Buhari’s position that he (Buhari) and his late father’s discussion was right. The son to late ... Read More »

Court orders forfeiture of 58 more Diezani’s houses to FG

Court orders forfeiture of 58 more Diezani’s houses to FG

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the temporary forfeiture of 58 houses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. The houses, located in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt, were said to have been acquired by the ex-minister between 2011 and 2013 using front companies. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission claimed that Diezani ... Read More »

Sallah: Lagos begin Sale of LAKE Rice from Thursday

Sallah: Lagos begin Sale of LAKE Rice from Thursday

The Lagos State Government is set to begin the sales of LAKE Rice in preparation for the forthcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebration. The sales of rice will begin on Thursday, 24 August 2017 in various centres across the state. The Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin Suarau said that the present administration, has since inception, embarked on agricultural policies and programmes that ... Read More »