24
Apr2017

I inherited N1.8bn, not N4bn, Emir Sanusi says

I inherited N1.8bn, not N4bn, Emir Sanusi says

Kano Emirate Council on Monday dismissed as false, widely circulated social media reports that the incumbent Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, inherited N4bn on ascending the throne. Sanusi said rather, he inherited N1,893,378,927.38 and certainly not N4bn, as widely reported. The emir said that prior to his ascension...

24
Apr2017

Businesswoman arraigned for attempting to jump into lagoon

Businesswoman arraigned for attempting to jump into lagoon

A 51-year-old textile dealer at Balogun Market, Titilayo Momoh, who attempted to jump into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, was on Monday hauled before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court. The accused, who was arraigned on a charge of attempting to commit suicide, pleaded not guilty. But...

24
Apr2017

N’Delta militants threaten to resume bombings

N’Delta militants threaten to resume bombings

A coalition of militant groups in the Niger Delta region has threatened to resume attacks on oil installations in the region over alleged unfulfilled promises by the Federal Government to the people of the oil rich region. The militant groups, under the aegis of the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators,...

24
Apr2017

FG plans fresh upgrade of 22 airport terminals

FG plans fresh upgrade of 22 airport terminals

Following the completion of the repairs of the runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and the ongoing facelift of the terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, the Federal Government plans fresh remodelling of all airport terminals in the country. Our correspondent learnt that after the completion...

24
Apr2017

Adoke: I did not lead the team that brokered Malabu deal

Adoke: I did not lead the team that brokered Malabu deal

Former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke, yesterday said he did not lead the team that brokered Malabu Oil deal. Adoke who was responding to an editorial by a national newspaper, said while he agreed that government should ensure an end to the...

24
Apr2017

I am afraid about the place of this administration in history – Dogara

I am afraid about the place of this administration in history  – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said he was having nightmares over the place of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in history. He explained that other arms of government would not be exonerated from the failure of the administration, adding that he is worried about what the...

24
Apr2017

The Obamas return to Chicago

The Obamas return to Chicago

Former U.S. President Barack Obama, alongside his wife Michele, will on Monday make his first major appearance since leaving office, in Chicago, the city where his political career started. Obama will meet youth leaders and promote community organizing near the same South Side neighborhoods where his own activism blossomed and...

23
Apr2017

Alleging Adeleke was poisoned, angry youths attack NTA team at late senator's residence

Alleging Adeleke was poisoned, angry youths attack NTA team at late senator's residence

Angry youths at the residence of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke in Ede on Sunday attacked Mr Tope Alabi, a correspondent of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Osogbo. Adeleke died in the early hours of Sunday at a private hospital in Osogbo. The NTA reporter, who was at the residence of...

23
Apr2017

Emir Sanusi faces probe over N4bn palace expenditure

Emir Sanusi faces probe over N4bn palace expenditure

Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has opened an investigation into the accounts of the Kano Emirate Council over allegations of ‘questionable expenditures’ running into billions of naira over a short period of time. As part of the probe, the Emirate Council’s secretary and treasurer have been summoned to...

23
Apr2017

France elections: Macron-Le Pen through to run-off, projections say

France elections: Macron-Le Pen through to run-off, projections say

The centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have won the first round of voting in French presidential elections, projected results say. Mr Macron won 23.7%, while Ms Le Pen won 21.7%, French TV says. The two saw off a strong challenge from centre-right François Fillon and the...

23
Apr2017

Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead

Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead

The first Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead. Adeleke, popularly known as "Serubawon", died this morning at Biket Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State. Adeleke was a two-time Nigerian senator who represented the People’s Democratic Party in Osun State from 2007 to 2011 and was elected again under the...

23
Apr2017

Counsellors caution couples on ‘elaborate weddings’

Counsellors caution couples on ‘elaborate weddings’

SOME Nigerian marriage counsellors have advised couples about to tie the nuptial knots, to avoid extravagance during weddings. Instead, they counselled, couples should focus on building financial stability for themselves in marriage. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday during separate interviews, some counsellors harped...

23
Apr2017

France votes for new President amid high security

France votes for new President amid high security

Voters are going to the polls in France to choose their next president, amid high security following a deadly attack on Paris police three days ago. About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are being deployed across the country to secure polling. Eleven candidates are vying to be the country's next...

23
Apr2017

Despite Buhari’s order, police still attached to dignitaries

Despite Buhari’s order, police still attached to dignitaries

Almost two years after President Muhammadu Buhari’s order to the Inspector-General of Police to reduce the number of cops attached to dignitaries, the police authorities have not complied with the directive. Daily Trust on Sunday investigations have shown that policemen are still attached to dignitaries, private individuals and other public...

23
Apr2017

SGF, NIA DG probe to be held behind closed doors - Osinbajo

SGF, NIA DG probe to be held behind closed doors - Osinbajo

Indications emerged last night that the Federal Government might have tightened surveillance around the panelists probing the two suspended very senior officials of this administration, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engineer David Babachir Lawal, and the Director General, National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ambassador Ayo Oke, over money-related issues...

23
Apr2017

Fresh anxiety in Aso Rock over Buhari’s health

Fresh anxiety in Aso Rock over Buhari’s health

Fresh anxiety is mounting over the state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari, who returned to the country on March 10 after a 49-day medical sojourn in London, United Kingdom. The 74-year-old Nigerian leader was only seen in public once throughout last week, when he joined other Muslim faithful for...

22
Apr2017

Oyo-Ita gives parents of quintuplets’ house, job

Oyo-Ita gives parents of quintuplets’ house, job

Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, Head of Service of the Federation has promised to give a house to the couple who recently delivered quintuplets at the National Hospital Abuja. Oyo-Ita made the promise while visiting the children on Saturday in Abuja. She said that the house will be given under the Federal...

22
Apr2017

Veteran actor, Olumide Bakare is dead

Veteran actor, Olumide Bakare is dead

Veteran actor, Olumide Bakare is dead. According to his personal assistant, Bakare died in the early hours of Saturday. Actor Saidi Balogun confirmed it in a tweet on his twitter handle, @saidibalogun. He said the veteran actor was gone too soon. "OLUMIDE BAKARE chief KoKo of Oluwa lambe house. Gone...

22
Apr2017

Onuora Nzekwu, author of Eze goes to school, dies at 89

Onuora Nzekwu, author of Eze goes to school, dies at 89

Chief Onuora Nzekwu, the founding General Manager of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has died at the age of 89, the family confirmed on Saturday. Nzekwu, the author of Eze Goes to School, a novel, died at 4.30p.m. on Friday in his home in Onitsha, Anambra, where he had been...

22
Apr2017

Buhari appoints new boards for federal polytechnics, colleges of education

Buhari appoints new boards for federal polytechnics, colleges of education

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the governing boards of the 21 federal colleges of education in the country. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. According to him, the boards are statutorily responsible for the governance and overall policy...

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