Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has said that a total of 148 dams have been built by the River Basin Development Authorities around the country with a combined reservoir capacity of 9.9BCM for various beneficial uses, including irrigation and water supply purposes. He however said that only 15 per cent of the 3.1million […]
The 2016 budget proposal submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari is missing, Buhari had on 22nd, December, 2015 presented the budget proposal to the joint session of the National Assembly. The disappearance of the budget document was announced during a closed door session that last 90 minutes. This is coming week after […]
Investigations into the $2.1 billion scandal continues as the Office of the National Security Adviser ONSA, has rolled out a list of 241 companies to appear before its Contracts’ Verification Committee between January 12 and 26. A statement released from the ONSA states that the companies invited are those that had any contract with the […]
The Nigerian government has stated that the number of persons infected by the outbreak of lassa fever has increased to 86. The death toll has also increased to 40 in affected states. States with recorded cases of Lassa fever are: Niger, Bauchi, Taraba, Kano, Rivers, Edo, Plateau, Gombe, Oyo and Nasarawa
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Haliru Bello and his son, Abba, to the tune of N600m. Justice Ahmed Mohammed ordered the duo to pay N300million each, as well as produce two sureties each, in like sum.
Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita Ekanem has taken oath of office as the third woman Head of Civil Service of the Federation. President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the swearing-in ceremony at the Aso Council Chambers, State House Abuja. Oyo-Ita was appointed Acting Head of Service on October 21 last year, sequel to the retirement of Mr. Danladi […]
The Nigerian government has refuted claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the arrest of its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is an attempt to silence the opposition. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, spoke in Abuja at the end of the […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, over his alleged involvement in the 2.1-billion-dollar arms contract scam. The EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Metuh’s investigation to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, January 5, 2015. According to the EFCC spokesman, Metuh was being investigated over […]
A London grandfather says he believes the boy featured in the latest ISIS video is his grandson. Henry Dare has spoken of his “surprise” and “disappointment” at seeing the boy in the film. Report by Jennifer Cordingley.
Trial Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned till Thursday to determine whether or not the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Haliru Bello, and his son Abba, should be granted bail. The duo were docked before the court today by the Economic and Financial Crimes […]
The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, said the nation’s refineries had been repositioned to produce not less than 10 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, per day. Kachikwu stated this during his official visit to Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC). According to him, the mission of […]
President Muhammadu Buhari December 25, 2015 received a cross section of Christians who came to pay courtesy call on him on the occasion of Christmas. He called for prayers for the Nation using this occasion and made a rallying cry for war against insecurity, adding that security is the most fundamental priority of every Nation.
Former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has been remanded in Kuje prison pending the time he will meet the conditions of his bail. Dasuki, former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, former minister of state for finance, Bashir Yuguda, Shuaibu Salisu, and Sagir Bafarawa were on Monday granted bail in the sum of N250 […]
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, has granted former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki; a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda; a former director of finance at the office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu; a former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa; his son, Sagir, and two firms Dalhatu Investment Limited and […]
Fire has engulfed the popular Wuse Market in Abuja. According to an eyewitness, the fire started around 6pm and it took the FCT Fire Service about 20 minutes to arrive at the scene. As at the time of filing this report, the fire is on and spreading. More details soon…