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INSCURITY: Don’t Be Ashamed to Seek Help From Outside, Ekweremadu Advises FG

INSCURITY: Don’t Be Ashamed to Seek Help From Outside, Ekweremadu Advises FG   The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has advised the Federal Government not to be ashamed to seek help from outside the country in order to bring the wanton killings all over the nation to an end immediately. Ekweremadu made the call while summing up the debate on the...... more

Enugu govt moves to exploit world’s oldest iron smelting site

Enugu govt moves to exploit world’s oldest iron smelting site ...set to recruit 1000 youths The Enugu State government yesterday took a major step towards protecting and exploiting the Iron smelting site discovered at Otobo Ugwudinoke, Lejja, Nsukka Local Government Area of the state. Briefing newsmen after a presentation made to the State Executive Council by an Associate Professor in Department...... more

Businessman attacks Keyamo in court over Buhari appointment

Businessman attacks Keyamo in court over Buhari appointment An Anambra businessman, Bobby Uzochukwu, on Friday attacked Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), on the premises of the Anambra State Federal High Court, Awka, accusing him of “selling out” by accepting to serve as the spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid. The SAN was recently appointed the Director, Strategic Communications...... more

Over billing: S’East consumers protest non provision of prepaid meters

Over billing: S’East consumers protest non provision of prepaid meters Electricity consumers in the South-Eastern states  have urged electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to strive to install pre-paid meters to all consumers to check over-billing and estimated billing that causes disagreements.The consumers said this on Thursday in Enugu during a forum of the House of Representative Ad-Hoc Committee to Curb Excessive Electricity...... more

Herdsmen, farmers’ clashes: Over 257 killed this year –FG

Herdsmen, farmers’ clashes: Over 257 killed this year –FG The Federal Government has disclosed that over 257  persons have been killed since January 2018, in the clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the country. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, who made the disclosure in Katsina, yesterday, said the number was recorded in 30 incidents across the country....... more

Okorocha imposes N3,000 levy on all adults in Imo

Okorocha imposes N3,000 levy on all adults in Imo The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has ordered all “leviable adults” in the state to pay N3,000 each as “development levy”. This was contained in a statement by the State Commissioner for Community Government, Culture and Traditional Affairs, Louis Duru, on Thursday. According to Duru, the money is to be used...... more

Nigerian youths are doing well – Osinbajo corrects Buhari

Nigerian youths are doing well – Osinbajo corrects Buhari The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said Nigerian youths have excelled in every sphere of the economy they have been involved. He stated this when he received a delegation of Not-Too-Young-To-Run Movement which visited him in Abuja on Thursday barely 24 hrs after President Muhammadu Buhari said that most Nigerian youths want...... more

Herdsmen: Army loses 13 soldiers in Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa, others – DHQ

Herdsmen: Army loses 13 soldiers in Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa, others – DHQ The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said on Wednesday that at least 13 soldiers were killed in Nasarawa, Benue, Kogi, Taraba and Kaduna during the Operation Ayem Akpatuma (Operation Cat Race). The DHQ said 147 herdsmen were arrested and seven soldiers wounded during the operation. The Director of Defence Information, Brig. Gen. John...... more

FG consents to ranching to end herders, farmers clashes

FG consents to ranching to end herders, farmers clashes The Federal Government, said, Wednesday that it is focusing on establishment of cattle ranching as solution to the protracted clashes between the herdsmen and farmers, which resulted in killings of several people and wanton destruction of properties by suspected herders across the country, especially, Benue, Plateau, Taraba and Adamawa States. Minister...... more

Electricity: Reps move to proscribe estimated billing system

Electricity: Reps move to proscribe estimated billing system The process to proscribe the issuance of estimated bills to consumers by electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) has begun in the lower chamber of the National Assembly. It is inform of a bill seeking to amend the Electricity Power Reform Act. Sponsored by the House of Representatives Majority Leader Femi Gbajabiamila and...... more

Chibok: Only 15 of 113 captive schoolgirls still alive – Source

Chibok: Only 15 of 113 captive schoolgirls still alive – Source …it’s not true, says Presidency Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida, who has inside information on the activities of Boko Haram has revealed that only 15 out of the remaining 113 abducted Chibok schoolgirls are still alive. Salkida who made the shocking revelations in tweets on Saturday said many of the girls have...... more

How we survived Political Turbulences in Enugu - EKWEREMADU

How we survived Political Turbulences in Enugu - EKWEREMADU ...Extols Gov Ugwuanyi The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has extoled the peaceful dispositions and leadership qualities of the Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi, noting that he had brought permanent peace to the State. He said that whereas the year preceding general elections in Enugu State...... more

Kogi Oil: Melaye trade words with Senators from Anambra, Enugu over Oil Producing Status

Kogi Oil: Melaye trade words with Senators from Anambra, Enugu over Oil Producing Status The Senate on Thursday mandated its committee on Petroleum (Upstream) to investigate the contention over the oil producing status of Kogi and Anambra states. The resolution came after three senators from Kogi, Anambra and Enugu states traded of words on the issue. First was Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu) who told his colleagues...... more

Herdsmen strike again, kill 30 in Taraba, Benue ... Women, youths protest in Plateau over killings

Herdsmen strike again, kill 30 in Taraba, Benue ... Women, youths protest in Plateau over killings Herdsmen have, again struck in Taraba and Benue States, killing 30 people in separate attacks yesterday. The presence of Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris and a military probe panel in Taraba State yesterday did not deter the marauding herdsmen from carrying out their onslaught. They killed 25 residents of Jandeikyula village...... more

,Police Arrest Niger Delta Avengers Leaders

,Police Arrest Niger Delta Avengers Leaders Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), have arrested two principal leaders of the Amalgamated Niger Delta Avengers members. They were apprehended after demanding a ransom of N20million from Niger Delta Petroleum Resources or they will kidnap oil workers of the company. A police source confirmed the development. "On Wednesday 11th April 2018, sequel to several reports of threat received...... more

Nigeria’s population now 198 million – NPC

Nigeria’s population now 198 million – NPC The National Population Commission (NPC) has put Nigeria’s current population at 198 million people with urban population growing at an average annual growth rate of about 6.5 per cent. Chairman of NPC, Mr Eze Duruiheoma, stated this in New York while delivering Nigeria’s statement on Sustainable Cities, Human Mobility and International...... more

Ekweremadu moves to stop temporary forfeiture of 22 houses to FG

Ekweremadu moves to stop temporary forfeiture of 22 houses to FG Deputy Senate President Ike  Ekweremmadu has commenced legal moves to stop the hearing of an ex parte application filed by the Federal Government seeking a temporary forfeiture of some of his undeclared properties worth billions of naira to government. Ekweremadu, representing Enugu West Senatorial District on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party...... more

Looters mobilise, protest against Buhari in London – Presidency

Looters mobilise, protest against Buhari in London – Presidency SOME Nigerians suspected to be among those that wrecked havoc on the nation`s economy yesterday allegedly mobilised and protested against President Muhammadu Buhari in LondonA top official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that Nigerians have not seen anything yet concerning the recently released looters list by...... more

Pres. Buhari visits London again

Pres. Buhari visits London again President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for Britain today (Monday) for an official visit. The President will hold discussions with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May before he will proceed to Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings that will start on 18th April, 2018. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the...... more

Armed robbers kill six policemen, six others during bank raids in Kwara

Armed robbers kill six policemen, six others during bank raids in Kwara No fewer than six policemen and six others, including residents and bank customers, have been reported killed after some robbers stormed about five banks in Offa, in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State on Thursday. Sources said the men, who numbered close to 30, blew up entrances into the...... more

Multiple Check-Points an Impediment to Trade – ECOWAS

Multiple Check-Points an Impediment to Trade – ECOWAS THE Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Taskforce on Trade Liberalisation Scheme says multiple check-points is one of the impediments to trade integration along the Nigerian-Benin corridor. Justin Bayill, executive secretary of ECOWAS, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Lagos. Bayil said that persistence collection of illegal...... more

Police destroy gun factory, recover 146 rifles in Ebonyi

Police destroy gun factory, recover 146 rifles in Ebonyi Ebonyi State Police Command, yesterday, said that it uncovered and destroyed a gun factory in Mgbo community, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. This was disclosed by the state’s commissioner of police, Titus Larmode, while displaying a large catche of arms mopped up from various communities in the state before...... more

Why I killed my master and his wife – Suspect

Why I killed my master and his wife – Suspect A young apprentice, Okwudili Okoro, has explained why he murdered his master, Azubuike Okoro and his wife, Jacinta, when the couple were having their meal. Okwudili and his accomplice barged into the home of the the victims and hacked them to death on Saturday. They pulled out two cutlasses hidden underneath...... more

Boko Haram kills 20 in Borno suicide attack

Boko Haram kills 20 in Borno suicide attack The military yesterday said no fewer than 20 persons, including a soldier, were killed on Sunday night in a battle to ward off a large number of suicide bombers trying to invade Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. About 84 others were injured. Soldiers on the outskirts of Maiduguri also gunned down six...... more

Don’t consume imported rice – Lai Mohammed tells Nigerians

Don’t consume imported rice – Lai Mohammed tells Nigerians The Federal Government has raised alarm over the unhealthy status of smuggled imported rice being dumped in the country calling on Nigerians not to consume them. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at a media briefing in Lagos said the government could not guarantee the healthy status of...... more

Jonathan’s former aide, Omokri reveals how Buhari ‘benefited’ from ex-NSA, Dasuki’s ‘loot’

Jonathan’s former aide, Omokri reveals how Buhari ‘benefited’ from ex-NSA, Dasuki’s ‘loot’ Reno Omokri, former president Goodluck Jonathan’s aide, has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari purportedly benefited from the slush fund by a former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki(retd). Omokri said the embattled ex-NSA bought armoured vehicles for Buhari in the build up to the 2015 presidential election. In an interview...... more

FG releases another looters list, says 23 persons looted $19.82b, N320b

FG releases another looters list, says 23 persons looted $19.82b, N320b The Federal  Government has released another list of more looters in Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). The list indicated that the total amount allegedly looted by 23 people named in the list is $19.82 billion in foreign currency, and N320.066 billion.Minister of Information & Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement Sunday...... more

CPC makes inquiry into Blue Band product

CPC makes inquiry into Blue Band product The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) says it has opened an inquiry into aspects of Blue Band products. It stated that the inquiry would determine product safety and clarify some aspects of the manufacturer’s statements on Blue Band “Spread for Bread”. The CPC Director General, Mr Babatunde Irukera, said this in a...... more

Easter: Buhari urges political actors, stakeholders to work for peace, social justice

Easter: Buhari urges political actors, stakeholders to work for peace, social justice PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to political actors and other stakeholders to resist any act that could mar the integrity of the nation’s electoral process but to work for peace and social justice. The President made the appeal in his 2018 Easter message to the nation on Thursday in Abuja. He...... more

Produce escaped suspects dead or alive, Melaye tells Police

Produce  escaped suspects dead or alive, Melaye tells  Police The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District   Senator Dino Melaye,  Wednesday, threatened to sue the Inspector-General of Police,  Ibrahim Idris,  if he failed to produce two suspects who levelled allegations against him. The Kogi State Police Command had on Wednesday  declared the lawmaker wanted after  it confirmed the escape from custody of two suspects...... more

 

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