26
Feb2017

2 Chinese arrested over N5bn worth of substandard tyres

2 Chinese arrested over N5bn worth of substandard tyres

Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has confiscated N5 billion worth of substandard tyres allegedly imported by two Chinese nationals and their collaborators. During a tour led by SON Director General, Osita Aboloma, to Satellite Town, Lagos yesterday, about two million imported tyres were seen in a warehouse situated beside the...

26
Feb2017

Stop Southern Kaduna killings, Osinbajo orders IGP

Stop Southern Kaduna killings, Osinbajo orders IGP

Apparently shocked by escalation of attacks in Southern Kaduna despite increased security measures put in place by the government, Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has summoned Inspector General of Police to the Aso Rock Villa for explanations. A top source in the Presidency, who is privy to the summons of...

26
Feb2017

Mamman Daura, 3 other aides bar Buhari's ministers, family, friends from having access to him

Mamman Daura, 3 other aides bar Buhari's ministers, family, friends from having access to him

Family members, friends and senior government officials who attempted to call or pay visits to President Muhammadu Buhari in the United Kingdom are having a difficult time getting access. SUNDAY PUNCH can authoritatively report that four aides of the president control access to President Buhari, who is on extended medical...

26
Feb2017

Garba Shehu misses Buhari’s phone call, gets SMS

Garba Shehu misses Buhari’s phone call, gets SMS

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has narrated how he missed the President’s phone call on Saturday. The presidential aide, who made this known on his Facebook page on Saturday, said that Buhari originated a call to him from his London abode after...

26
Feb2017

Professor of Medicine offers fresh insight into Buhari's health

Professor of Medicine offers fresh insight into Buhari's health

A fresh perspective is evolving on the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently on medical vacation in the United Kingdom. Professor Femi Williams, a certified physician in Anatomic pathology from London and Ireland, has used a recent published photograph of the President to arrive at a preliminary...

25
Feb2017

Rivers rerun: Soldiers arrest PDP spokesman, 62 others

Rivers rerun: Soldiers arrest PDP spokesman, 62 others

A combined team of security operatives, led by soldiers, have arrested Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike, and 62 other supporters of the party at Ulakwo II community in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State, for allegedly wandering during the conclusion of...

25
Feb2017

Buhari calls Femi Adesina, says I'm still resting

Buhari calls Femi Adesina, says I'm still resting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday spoke with his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on telephone for the first time since he embarked on his extended medical vacation on January 19. Adesina who felt elated about the development confirmed the conversation on his Facebook page and Twitter...

25
Feb2017

Kidnappers demand N60m for German scientists

Kidnappers demand N60m for German scientists

Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week from a northern Nigerian village, a worker at the excavation site said. Two villagers were shot and killed in the kidnapping, police confirmed Friday. The worker said he heard a man...

25
Feb2017

Oil slips nearly 1 percent on concerns over rising U.S. output

Oil slips nearly 1 percent on concerns over rising U.S. output

Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Friday as worries about rising U.S. supplies outweighed OPEC pledges to boost compliance with output curbs. But crude prices were on track for a weekly rise as traders have begun to pull out barrels from pricey storage, with physical markets showing signs of...

25
Feb2017

Naira climbs further at parallel market

Naira climbs further at parallel market

Naira on Friday sustained its gains against the dollar as liquidity boost by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) forced a crash in the price of the greenback. In Lagos Naira exchanged at N460 to a dollar at the parallel market, gaining 40 points from N500 it recorded on Thursday. Pound...

25
Feb2017

Ex-customs boss forfeits 17 vehicles to FG

Ex-customs boss forfeits 17 vehicles to FG

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna has ordered that the 17 vehicles seized from a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government. Justice S. M. Shuaibu on Friday ordered that the vehicles be forfeited pending the outcome of investigations by...

25
Feb2017

FG plans urgent relief for poultry industry, says Osinbajo

FG plans urgent relief for poultry industry, says Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday promised that the Federal Government is planning urgent relief to poultry farmers in the country to save the industry from collapse. He gave the indication during his second meeting in the week with representatives of the poultry industry at the Presidential Villa. The intervention...

25
Feb2017

Donors pledge N205bn to tackle Boko Haram crisis

Donors pledge N205bn to tackle Boko Haram crisis

The Oslo Conference on Boko Haram humanitarian crisis realised $672 million (N205 billion) in pledges from 14 donors, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said. Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Mr Stephane Dujarric, at a press briefing on Friday, said Guterres welcomed the donors’ pledges. He explained that the donors pledged...

25
Feb2017

With Buhari in UK, aide’s advice on Made-in-Nigeria patronage sparks backlash

With Buhari in UK, aide’s advice on Made-in-Nigeria patronage sparks backlash

A call by President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide for Nigerians to patronise locally-made products, ironically at a time the president is receiving medical treatment outside the country, triggered a social media ruckus on Friday, with many accusing the presidency of hypocrisy. Bashir Ahmad, a media assistant to President Buhari, earned the...

25
Feb2017

Mammoth crowd welcome Mimiko back to hometown

Mammoth crowd welcome Mimiko back to hometown

Former governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko was yesterday received in his home town with pomp and peagantry. Mimiko who rode in a motorcade into his home town was received at the Bolorunduro, Ondo East local government boundary by his kinsmen. Cheering his people through the roof of his black...

24
Feb2017

Navy discovers illegal depot with 5.3m litres stolen diesel

Navy discovers illegal depot with 5.3m litres stolen diesel

Nigerian Navy in Port Harcourt says it has discovered a massive illegal bunkering depot which served as a dump site and transit point for illegally refined petroleum products. The depot is located opposite Liquid Bulk Company and few kilometres away from Saipem Oil and Gas Company, Masters Energy and a...

24
Feb2017

Fayose at Akeredolu’s inauguration, says Yoruba unity important

Fayose at Akeredolu’s inauguration, says Yoruba unity important

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Friday said no true leader of the Yoruba race can afford to play politics with the welfare and unity of Yoruba people. Fayose, who said this in Akure, Ondo State during the inauguration of Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) as the governor of Ondo...

24
Feb2017

Applause as Akeredolu acknowledges Tinubu in inaugural speech

Applause as Akeredolu acknowledges Tinubu in inaugural speech

Newly sworn-in governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, at his inauguration on Friday acknowledged a leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu. Mr. Akeredolu, who enjoyed Mr. Tinubu’s support when he first ran unsuccessfully for office in 2013, did not enjoy the ex-Lagos’s governor’s support in 2016. He...

24
Feb2017

Nigeria releases hotlines as S/Africans protest

Nigeria releases hotlines as S/Africans protest

As anti-immigration protests erupt in South Africa, police have been deployed in key cities while Nigerian Consulate has released hotlines for emergency. According to the twitter handle of Newsroom daily, many protesters have hit the streets. Reports say that some shops and houses have been touched. Chris Gibson‏@ChrisGibsonNews reported a...

24
Feb2017

South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capital

South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capital

Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon Friday as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in South Africa's capital, while President Jacob Zuma condemned anti-foreigner violence and appealed for calm. "We don't have hate! We don't have hate!" one foreign man shouted in video posted by...

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