Category Archives: Local News

Lai Mohammed opens up on N13m loan for foreign trip

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Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, yesterday reacted to a letter to the Director General, National Broadcasting Commission requesting for a loan of N13,120,470.00 to cover tickets and travel expenses to China. The letter on the trip to be led by Mohammed was leaked to the social media by a staff of the National Broadcasting Commission. […]

INEC denies announcing result of LGA in Rivers

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Aniedi Ikoiwak, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner for Rivers State, has said the commission has not announced the result of the March 19 re-run election for Tai Local Government Area. Ikoiwak told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone that allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party that the commission had […]

Newly Constructed Market in Ogun Collapses, 6 Feared Dead

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Newly Constructed Market in Ogun Collapses, 6 Feared Dead

A newly constructed ultra modern market in Itoku, Abeokuta, Ogun state capital has collapsed. The building collapsed in the early hours of Friday. Although, details of casualties are still sketchy, an eyewitness said six dead bodies have been recovered. More details soon

Forensic Experts Storm Nimbo Community

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Forensic Experts Storm Nimbo Community

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has despatched forensic experts and a team of investigators to Ukpabi Nimbo in Uzouwani council of Enugu state where scores of people were killed last month when suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded the community. Commissioner of Police in the state, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said during his maiden press conference that […]

Tension in Maiduguri as female suicide bomber kills policeman, attacks secretariat

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Musa Usman Secretariat, the largest state government administrative complex in the northeast region, came under attack on Thursday as a female suicide bomber blew herself up, killing a police officer and injuring 19 others, officials and eyewitnesses said. A witness, Musa DanYobe, said the young woman was already making her way into the Secretariat Complex, […]

Nigerian troops intercept another Boko Haram suicide bomber

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The Nigerian army says troops from its 7 Division Garrison, on Wednesday interceptedaBoko Haram terrorist from detonating a suicide bomb in Sulaimanti community, in the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State. A statement by the acting Director Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said the terrorist, armed with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), attempted to attack worshippers […]

Global Declaration Against Corruption

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Corruption is at the heart of so many of the world’s problems. We must overcome it, if our efforts to end poverty, promote prosperity and defeat terrorism and extremism are to succeed. Today’s Summit has demonstrated the deep commitment of a significant number of countries, businesses and members of civil society to work together to […]

Subsidy: ‘We won’t increase fares’- cab operators

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Cab operators at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos have assured commuters that they would not hike transportation fares, following the removal of fuel subsidy by government. Mr Olalekan Agboola, General Secretary, Airport Cab Operators, gave the assurance while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. NAN reports that the […]

Buhari announces tough measures against corruption

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in London pledged that in furtherance of his administration’s ongoing war against corruption, Nigeria will soon begin the full implementation of the principles of the Open Contracting Data Standard. President Buhari said that the Federal Government will apply the Open Contracting Data Standard to major projects in the oil, transportation, […]

Why we took some of our policy decisions – Osinbajo

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In an effort to woo investors for the country, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has presented an in-depth analysis of some Government policies to investors at the 7th Annual Pan-Africa 1:1 Investor Conference, which was organized by Renaissance Capital. The event took place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, on Wednesday, April 11, […]