Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Wike inaugurates nine commissioners, 17 permanent secretaries

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Wednesday swore in nine Commissioners and 17 new Permanent Secretaries appointed by his administration. The new commissioners are: Eloka Taise-Amadi; Boma Iyaye; Diamete Herbert-Miller;...

Nigerian lawmakers want new agency to tackle proliferation of small arms

A bill for the establishment of the national commission against the proliferation of small arms and light weapons passed second reading on Wednesday. The bill seeks to empower the commission to...

AU Summit opens with focus on reducing armed conflict

The 33rd African Union Summit opened on Thursday with a gathering that focused on reducing armed conflicts to achieve the continent’s developmental priorities. The week-long assembly of African governments and allied...

Detained petroleum agency official out on bail

A Nigerian anti-corruption agency, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), on Monday granted the General Manager Corporate Services, Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), Goddy Nnadi, administrative bail...
Reps uncover N65bn non-remittance in FAAN

Reps uncover N65bn non-remittance in FAAN

The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has uncovered over N65 billion unpaid revenue remittances from Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Chairman of the committee, Abiodun Faleke, made this known...

ICPC, Modibbo, others to adopt written addresses February 10

The Federal High Court Abuja has fixed February 10 for counsel in the ongoing alleged N2.5 billion fraud case against the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo,...

How Lagos can solve its traffic problem – Survey

An upgrade of the infrastructure in the water transport sector to encourage commuters to patronise boats and ferries would help end the perennial traffic congestion in Lagos, a new survey...

Gunmen kill APC chieftain in Ibadan

Suspected assassins on Wednesday afternoon shot dead a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Babatunde Oreitan, in Ibadan, the state capital. Mr Oreitan was one of...

Yobe selects 228 students for Indian scholarship

The government of Yobe State has said that it has successfully screened 228 students from poor family backgrounds for a foreign scholarship in an Indian University. The 228 students, according to...

Naira’s performance against dollar in 2019 weakest in 20 years

Nigeria’s Naira recorded its weakest performance against the United States dollar in two decades, closing the outgone 2019 on an average of N362.60, the worst run since the country returned...

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