Day: March 8, 2018

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday adjourned indefinitely the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki on charges of false assets declaration. The adjournment, according to the Danladi Umar-led CCT, was to await the decision of Supreme Court on the appeal filed by Saraki and the Federal Government’s cross-appeal in respect of the case. […]

On this day in 1971, the fiery heavyweight boxing world title bout tagged “TheFight of the Century” between smoking Joe Frazier and Muhammad Alicommenced at New York’s Madison Square Garden in the United States. Frazier won the bout in 15 rounds unanimous decisionover Muhammad Ali. It is often regarded as one of the greatest boxing […]

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Nigeria’s economy is exiting recession but remains vulnerable,. According to a report released on Wednesday in Washington DC, the IMF Executive Directors welcomed the nation’s exit from recession and the strong recovery in foreign exchange reserves, as a result of rising oil prices and new […]

The nation’s external reserves hit $43.2bn on March 6, 2018, data obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria showed on Wednesday. The foreign exchange reserves had recorded a four-year high at $42.76bn on March 2, after commencing this year at $38.77bn. The foreign reserves have gained about $3.99bn or 10.3 per cent this year and […]

The Niger State Police Command, yesterday, curtailed a planned protest by pensioners in the state over unpaid pensions and gratuities. it was learned that Police immediately moved in when they got wind that the pensioners, in their hundreds, had been mobilised and set for the protest. The state Commissioner of Police, Paul Yakadi, it was […]

On this day in 1956, a Nigerian Politician of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who is currently the Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Victor Ndoma-Egba, was born in Ikom, Cross-River State, South-South Nigeria. He was a three-term Senator, representing Cross River Central of Cross River State in the Nigerian Senate from […]

The Federal Government has announced Obafemi Omokungbe as Rector of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech). He is the first alumnus of the 70-year old institution to be appointed Rector. He succeeded Dr Margaret Kudirat Ladipo, who completed her tenure on December 10, 2017. Announcing the appointment, the Chairman, Yabatech Governing Council, Lateef Fagbemi, said, “Omokungbe […]

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday called on the international community to step in and help unravel the mystery of the unending mindless killings in Nigeria. He claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is not swift and practical in its handling of the twin menace of Boko Haram and herdsmen attacks in Nigeria as […]

President Muhammdu Buhari is set to arrive Plateau State on Thursday for a one-day visit. Recall Plateau State Governor ,Simon Lalong had expressed satisfaction with the level of preparation ahead of President’s visit to the state Governor Lalong who spoke with journalist on Monday after he went round to inspect some of the projects billed […]

Eight years after, A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has sentenced Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze to life imprisonment for their role in the October 1st, 2010 bomb blast in Abuja. The presiding judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, gave his ruling in accordance with section 15 sub sections 1 and 2 of the EFCC act. […]


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