Day: June 23, 2017

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Bayelsa State Command, says its anti-vandals’ team has arrested a suspected ringleader that masterminded the blowing up of the Nigeria Agip Oil Company’s pipeline. The State Commandant, NSCDC, Desmond Agu, who gave the name of the suspect as Suoyo Dickson, said he (Dickson) and his gang members […]

Leaders of the Middle Belt and other Northern minorities, on Thursday urged the Federal Government, to immediately begin the implementation of the 2014 National Conference report, to address the agitations for the restructuring of the country. The meeting, which was convened under the aegis of Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum, was attended by other leaders from […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday wrote to the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, to inform him that it would commence the process of recalling him by July 3. The commission said it had formally acknowledged the receipt of the petition from the petitioners’ representatives and had conveyed a letter […]

The Minister Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, says the Federal Government is considering providing special intervention funds for victims of human trafficking in the 2018 budget. Udoma said this when he received the Director-General of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Julie Donli, on Thursday in Abuja. The minister […]

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has completed the refund of N450 billion to the federation account, to be shared among the federal, states and local governments. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, made the statement on Thursday in Abuja at the monthly meeting of Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC). Isa-Dutse, who represented […]

The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 as public holiday to mark Id-El-Fitri celebration. The Minister of Interior, Retired Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Thursday in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government. He urged Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to use the occasion of the […]

The on-going efforts by the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau state to recapture power in 2019 has received a boost as the founder of Giwa ootball club and former Governorship aspirant Chris Giwa led other  members of  the All Progressives Grand Alliance and his supporters into the PDP fold Giwa who hails from Jos South […]

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