Day: November 8, 2017

A bill seeking to prohibit the activities of secret cults on Tuesday scaled third reading at the Ekiti State House of Assembly. The substance of the bill, which is yet to be signed into law by the governor, is the prescription of death penalty for those found guilty of breaching the law in that regard. […]

Liberian President Johnson Sirleaf is expected in Owerri, capital of Imo State on Thursday, November 9 as a guest of the Rochas Okorocha Foundation in a renewed effort to focus attention on the plight of homeless, orphaned, abandoned, abused and indigent children across the African continent, a passion which she shares with the foundation. A […]

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un what he called “a path towards a much better future” as tensions soar over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions. Trump said in an address to the South’s parliament, in what he described as a direct message for Kim “The weapons you are acquiring are not […]

There was pandemonium on Monday night at the headquarters of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Bayelsa State Police Command following the escape of Ten detained suspected criminals in their custody‎. Five of the escaped suspects have however been re-arrested yesterday in Yenagoa and Agbura areas of the State after a man-hunt ordered by the […]

The Delta State government is set to leverage on the fast approaching dry season to ensure the speedy completion of some of the ongoing federal road construction and rehabilitation projects embarked upon by the current administration. Flanked by his Ministry of Information counterpart Patrick Ukah, the Delta State Commissioner for Works, James Aguoye says the […]

The Federal Government yesterday said it will thoroughly verify all tax declarations made by Nigerians to ensure appropriate remittances are offered, stressing that offshore tax shelters should not be substituted for tax evasion. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun who disclosed this in Abuja advised Nigerians to review any existing tax planning schemes, including those […]

Minister for Agriculture, and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh has launched the fight against the sales and circulation of fake seedlings to farmers in Northern Nigeria. The minister, who conducted the inauguration and training workshop for officer assigned to the three Northern geographical(West, East and Central) parts of Nigeria, are empowered to survey and apprehend merchants […]

The Government of Jersey Island says the sum of $300m which is part of the amount allegedly looted by former head of state General Sani Abacha will not be repatriated to Nigeria unless certain conditions are met. One of the conditions, according to a statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, is that no […]

The senator, representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has criticised Governor Nasir El-Rufai over the planned sack of over 21, 000 primary school teachers. Sani, a critic of the governor, described the move as a ‘height of lunacy.’ Governor El-Rufai had in October announced, at a meeting with World Bank representatives, his intention of disengaging 21,780 […]

Nigerians in reaction to the presentation of 2018 Budget proposal by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly on Tuesday, November 7 have taken to social media to express mixed reactions on the budget. While many were of the view that the President demonstrated much strength by standing for a long period of time despite his previous […]

Hans Schaefer, the last-but one surviving member of the West German team which won the 1954 World Cup, died on Tuesday, his ex-club Cologne said. The 90-year-old played on the left wing in the final as the Germans fell two goals behind after just eight minutes but fought back to beat Hungary, 3-2, in “the […]

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday presented to the National Assembly the 2018 Appropriation Bill which proposed a total expenditure of N8.612 trillion naira, which is an estimated 16 percent higher than the figure for the 2017 budget. according to Rewane When inflation is factored in, however, there has been no real increase in total […]

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