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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Power outage has been restored at the Murtala Mohammed airport, Lagos



The Federal airport authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has restored power at the Murtala Mohammed airport, Lagos following the two days of power outage which disrupted flight operations at the international airport.
The general manager, public relations, Yakubu Fati, says repairs have been carried out on the damaged electricity facility.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Buhari paid glowing tributes to the military for their efforts in the war against insurgency



Commenting on this in his Twitter handle on Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari paid glowing tributes to the military for their efforts in the war against insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Pipeline Vandalism: Ibe Kachikwu worried about the drop in national revenue



Minister of state for petroleum, Dr.  Ibe Kachikwu is worried about the drop in national revenue following the upsurge in pipeline vandalism.
Moving forward, he has convened a meeting of traditional rulers to find ways of solving the problem of vandalism.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

State of The Nation: Soyinka challenges the president



Nobel laureate, professor Wole Soyinka is challenging the president to be more pro-active in dealing with the problems of the Niger Delta region.
In a press briefing, professor Soyinka believes that the government is not doing enough in dousing what he describes as "The tension in the Niger Delta Region ".

DUD CHEQUE ISSUANCE: CBN to Stop Dud Cheque Issuers From Operating Current Accounts



Central bank of Nigeria moving to use credit bureaus to collate habitual issuers data and prevent them from operating current account in the banking system.
A DUD cheque law enacted in 1977 is largely not implemented.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

EFCC To Prosecute Defaulting Companies – PenCom



The National Pension Commission (PENCOM) is currently compiling list of companies and companies defaulting in remitting employees contributions to Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs).

Team Nigeria celebrates Rio football Olympic bronze Medal



Nigeria came 3rd bronze winner at Rio Olympics

Thursday, 18 August 2016

NIgeria's Crude Export



Exxonmobil plans to alternate pipeline TP export Qua Iboe while it repairs damage to the main export  line sustained in July.
The crude oil grade, has been under force Majeure since mid July, when the company detected a "system anomaly" on the subsea pipeline.

My Experience In There


It gives me joy to welcome my new born, my joy knows no bound. Happy August to the world.  Will soon have a dairy of my experience in the favour room...

Friday, 12 August 2016

Anti-Terror Raid: Canadian Police ‘Kill Suspect In Anti-Terror Operation



Reports say the police have shot dead a suspect in an anti-terror operation in the Canadian province of Ontario.
The royal Canadian mounted police says that "action has been taken" against a lone suspect.

U.S Election: police arrested a man who tried to climb Trump Tower



The police in New York have arrested a man who tried to scale Trump tower in midtown Manhattan using rope and suction cups.
Workers removed windows from the glass-faced, 58story skyscraper to prevent him from going higher.

State Of The Economy: Nigeria has suddenly become a poor country says Buhari



President Buhari says Nigeria has suddenly become a poor country as a result of the sharp drop in price of oil.
Buhari says the prudent manner his administration has been handling the nation's resources made it impossible to know that there is severe shortage in the country.

Unethical Behaviour: 118 persons indicted for electoral violence



The national human rights commission (NHRC) indicts 118 people for various election malpractices and violence during the 2007/2011 general elections.
The executive Secretary of the NHRC, professor Ben Angwe says those indicted will be further investigated and charged to the appropriate courts.

Nsukka Prison Break: six inmates re-arrested



The Nigeria Prisons service in Enugu has re-arrested six inmates who escaped from Nsukka prisons on Tuesday night.
The state comptroller of Nigeria prisons service, Isaiah Amariri says any one found to have aided the Tuesday jail break will be arrested and prosecuted no matter the status.

Reviving The Economy: FG plans to tax 700,000 companies



Federal Government says it plans to tax 700,000 more companies.
Vice-president yemi OsinOsinbajo says it is assisting states and local governments to pay workers and improve capital expenditure.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

PDP Chairmanship Crisis: PDP inaugurates reconciliation committee



Chairman of the party's board of trustees, senator walid Jibrin appeals to members of the party who have filed cases in court to rethink their decisions in the interest of peace and unity of the party.
Senator Jibrin calls on all warring factions in the party to sheathe their sword and give peace a chance.

Human Right Violation: Federal Government sues Turkish airlines


Federal Government sues Turkish airlines  before a federal  high court  sitting in Abuja over an alleged criminal violation of the rights of some Nigerian.
In the charge, the federal government alleged that the airline and two of its principal officers refused to provide the consumers protection council documents on the Turkish airlines' policy on delayed baggage.

Budget Padding Allegations: Jibrin prevented from seeing the president


Former chairman of house committee on appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin says a group of two serving state governors and three former members of the house are working to blackmail the Senate and the executive.
Jibrin says he has been prevented from seeing president Muhammadu Buhari and appealed to all former presidents of Nigeria and members of the diplomatic community to prevail on the speaker of the house to reconvene the house.

Bayelsa Security: 3 JTF officers killed



Three members of the Joint Task Force (JTF) code named operation Delta safe have been killed by suspected militants in Nembe, a riverine area of Bayelsa State.
The officers were killed during a search at a checkpoint mounted at the Nembe waterways.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Jonathan With AU Elections Observers In Zambia (Photos)




Former President Goodluck Jonathan met with the other 56 AU Elections Observer team members for a brief introduction and orientation in Zambia.

Sweden Vs Nigeria (RIO 2016 Olympics) Sunday, 7th August .11pm

Sweden vs Nigeria

Date: Sunday, 7 August

Time: 11pm Nigerian time

Venue: Amazônia Arena

City: Manaus

Obasanjo Denies Attending PDP Convention




Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday denied media reports suggesting he attended an event convened by his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party. in Abuja.

In a text message he personally sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday morning, Mr. Obasanjo said the reports were a ploy by their masterminds to score “cheap political gains”.

He said he was at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre as guest of Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the Senate Committee Chairman on Agriculture, when some PDP leaders stormed the venue to great him.

“Chief Obasanjo’s resignation from party politics is final,” the statement said.

Fighting Insurgency: Buhari Orders Security Agencies To ‘Deal Decisively’ With Rampaging Herdsmen


The president directs the military to 'deal decisively' with anyone or group seeking to undermine the nation's unity.
President Muhammadu Buhari has also affirmed the government's resolved to rebuild destroyed communities in the North East and Niger Delta.

International Football: Gianni Infantino, has been cleared of possible ethics violations.



FIFA president Gianni Infantino, has been cleared of possible ethics violations.
The governing body's ethics committee said in a statement that no violation of the FIFA code of ethics had been committed by Infantino.

Budget Padding Allegations: I will not resign says Dogara



The speaker of the house representatives, yakubu Dogara says he will not resign over claims that he was involved in padding budget 2016.
Dogara made this known after meeting with the president at the villa in Abuja. He also says padding is not an offence.

Fighting Insurgency: Air force resumes bombing of vandals in Ogun communities



The Nigerian air force resumes aerial bombardment of militants hideout in some parts of Ogun state.
Spokeman for the airforce, group captain Ayodele Famuyiwa says the exercise will continue till normalcy is restored.

Rio Olympics: President Buhari sends special message to team Nigeria



President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that Nigeria athletes will put up an impressive showing at the games.
The president praised the resilience, hard work and patriotism that the athletes have put into their preparations.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Migrant Crisis: Europe will not be blackmailed by Turkey says Sigmar



German vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says Europe must not let itself be blackmailed by Turkey in talks about visa-free travel for Turkish citizens in the EU.
Visa-free access to the EU is seen as a reward for Turkey's role in halting an influx of migrants into Europe

Kaduna Attack : Eleven Reportedly Killed



At least eleven persons have been reportedly killed with some others sustaining injuries after some gunmen attacked three villages in Godogodo town in Jema'a local government area of Kaduna state, North central.
The attacks in Gada Biyu, Akwa'a and Angwan Anjoo villages lasted several hours until security operatives were deployed to the area.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

National Assembly Appoints New Clerk



National Assembly Service Commission has confirmed the appointment of Ataba sani-omolori as the substantive clerk.
The new clerk, who has been in acting capacity takes over from Salisu Maikasuwa who has been on terminal leave since May. Sani Omolori’s appointment by the National Assembly Service Commission takes effect from August 15, 2016.

National Development: Jonathan Visits Buhari in Aso Rock.



The president has met with the former president Goodluck Jonathan at the victims villa in Abuja.
Speaking to journalists after the 15 minutes meeting, Jonathan says he was there to brief president Muhammadu Buhari on his assignment as an A.U. ambassador.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

House of Reps. Member Allegedly kidnapped in Kaduna State


A House of Representatives Member representing Mashi/Dutsi federal constituency Katsina, Sani Bello has been kidnapped. Police in Katsina confirmed that Bello was abducted alongside his aide at Goburawa village, Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State on his way to the farm. The incident was also confirmed by a twitter user Hadi Sirika, from same constituency as Sani Bello.

U.S. Election: Trump calls rival Clinton the devil.



Republican candidate Donald Trump says democratic rival Hillary Clinton is "the devil", in the face of continuing fire from within his own party.
Speaking at a rally in a high school gym in Pennsylvania, Trump attacked Bernie Sanders for capitulating to Clinton in the democratic race.

Industrial Dispute: Doctors plan to go on strike over unpaid salaries


The national association of resident doctors has directed it's members being owed salaries to withdraw their services until they are paid.
The president of the association told journalists that the federal government has refused to honour agreements reached with the union.

Presidential Visit: Togo’s President, Faure Gnassingbe, visits the Dangote Refinery



Togo's president, Faure Gnassingbe is in Lagos for an inspection of the Dangote refinery at the Lekki trade zone.
President Gnassingbe arrived at the presidential wing of the Muritala Mohammed international airport at about 8:30 A.m. yesterday.

Prison Reforms: FG to set up a committee


The federal government says it is set to decongest and secure prisons with major reforms to be carried out on the facilities across the country.
A committee is to be set up to recommend ways of rehabilitating the prisons in line with global standards.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

2016 PGA Championship



Jimmy Walker claims wire-to-wire victory at Baltusrol golf club.
The 37-year-old closed with a bogey-free three-under-par 67 to hold off Australia's world number one Jason day.

France Church Attack : Manuel says french justice system has failed



Prime minister Manuel Valls says the French justice system has failed in connection with the killing of a priest  in Normandy.
Valls criticised the fact that one of the attackers was released with an electronic tag pending trial on terror charges.

Nigerian Non-oil Export Looses N3.9tn Lost Annually To Illegal Practices.



NEPC says Nigeria looses N3.9tn lost annually to illegal practices.
The international trade centre had reported that Nigeria was losing more than $12bn annually to informal non-oil export trade through porous borders.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Kenyans Alleged Murder:Two convicts sentenced to death



Two men accused of being members of a Kenyan secessionist group have been sentenced to death for murdering 4 police officers in 2013.
Prosecutors say Jabiri Ali Dzuya and Bwana Mkuu Alwan are members of the Mombasa Republican council, a movement which campaigns for the independence of Kenya's coastal regions.

Nigeria's Domestic Debt: Continues to rise



Local debt servicing gulps N1tn for the first time in 2015.
Statistics from the DMO shows the money comprises of NGN25BN spent on repayment of the principal and N993.13BN on interest payment within the year.

Kogi Prison Break: Governor Seeks For FG Support


Governor Yahaya Bello, baffled at the absence of the controller of prisons, Musa Maza and other senior prisons officials during his visit to the Katon Karfi prison yard.
Governor Bello seeks support of federal government in the investigation of the matter and wants disciplinary action taken against prison officials.

Nassarawa Police, Labour Rift:Two people reportedly dead


Two people have been confirmed dead following police shoot out at the gate of the government house in Lafia, Nassarawa state.
One of the victims passed away at the national hospital in Abuja where he was receiving treatment.