Fake wine factory uncovered in Delta, suspect arrested

April 29, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta state Police Command on Thursday said it has uncovered a fake wine factory in Amadaga community in Udu local government area of the state. The state police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe who revealed this in Asaba, said the suspected sole manufacturer has been arrested for thorough investigation and prosecution. DSP Edafe said operatives of the Read More

Nigeria’s elections recorded 1,932 deaths in 16 years — NGO

April 29, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

A non-governmental organisation, The Election Network, Thursday, claimed Nigeria’s elections recorded over 1932 electoral-violence related deaths in 16 years. The NGO, which gave the statistics in Abuja during the screening of the documentary produced on the 2019 elections, titled: “Left Behind,” said the 2019 election alone recorded 626 deaths. In her presentation, Editor of The Election Network Abuja, Asari Ndem, Read More

On relocating U.S. AFRICOM to Africa…

April 29, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In February 2007, President George Bush announced the creation of a unified military command for Africa – AFRICOM. That development puts the continent on par, in the Pentagon’s eyes and command structure, with the Pacific Rim (Pacific Command), Europe (European Command), Latin America (Southern Command), the Middle East (Central Command), and North America (Northern Command). The Pentagon and many military Read More

Digital Switch Over: Lagos to end analogue broadcast in 6 months

April 29, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Lagos state has officially transited from analogue to digital Television. This is even as Federal Government announced that with the launch in Lagos, analogue broadcasting would be switched off in the state in the next six months. Speaking at the official launch of Digital switch over, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the switch-on of Lagos is Read More

Experts list ways to boost economy as NNPC stops remittances

April 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Experts have recommended ways the Government at all levels should engage to improve on revenue generation. Their comments are coming as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, said that it will not remit money into the federation account in the month of May due to costs incurred from subsidy payments on petrol. The NNPC made this known in a letter Read More

Nigeria’s worsening security situation scaring investors- NCRIB

April 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers, NCRIB, has warned that Nigeria is losing significant investment as aspiring investors are overwhelmingly scared. The Council condemned rising killings, kidnapping and other forms of violent attacks in the country, stating that, the development is not only bringing the image of the country into disrepute but also scaring investors away from the country. Read More

AfDB, IFAD others redouble efforts to stop hunger, strengthen food security

April 29, 2021 David Agba 0

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the CGIAR System Organization, Thursday pledged to work closely with African leaders to address rising hunger on the continent and shore up adequate financing to transform and modernize Africa’s food production. The impact of climate Read More

SEPLAT records $28m profit before tax

April 29, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (“, a leading Nigerian independent energy company , has announced its announces its unaudited results for the three months ended 31 March 2021, recording profit before tax of $28 million. The profit before tax (PBT) of $28 million was recorded for the period, up from a loss position of $95.7 million in the same period Read More

CBN warns staff of increasing risk of kidnap

April 29, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s central bank warned its employees to take extra precautions against kidnappings because of deteriorating security in the West African nation. Staff should “take note of the elevated security alert condition around the country,” the Central Bank of Nigeria said in a memorandum to employees seen by Bloomberg and verified by one of its officials. Intelligence gathered by the organization’s Read More

Bulls return as equity market gains N355bn

April 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday returned to bullish run, with market capitalisation increasing by N355 billion. Market Capitalisation of listed equities appreciated by 1.75 per cent to N20.651 trillion from N20.296 trillion reported the previous day. The NSE All Share Index also appreciated by 679.72 basis points to 39461.20 points Dr m 38781.48 points reported Read More

Legal challenges delaying Mambilla hydro power project take off – FG

April 29, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has identified the ongoing legal challenges with the Sunrise Power and Transmission Company Limited (SPTCL, a former contractor that handled the Mambilla Hydro Electric Power Project as the major hindrance to the take off of the project. Despite the challenges experienced in the implementation, Mamman assured stakeholders that the federal government will not Read More

FMC Jalingo trains 57 staffers, promote 152

April 29, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

 The Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Jalingo, Dr Aisha Shehu Adamu, Thursday said the institution has within one year trained 57 and promoted 152. Dr Aisha stated this in Jalingo while briefing newsmen to mark her one year in office. She said the hospital has also organised several workshops for over 21 staff. She noted that despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the Read More

Master plan initiatives yielding results – SEC

April 29, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has stated that the implementation of the 10-year capital market master plan is already yielding tremendous results that have helped to deepen the capital market. This was stated by Executive Commissioner Operations of the SEC, Mr. Dayo Obisan during an interview in Abuja. Obisan said that quite a number of notable initiatives as contained Read More

Stop bill seeking scrap of LGs, NULGE urges PDP lawmakers

April 29, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The national leadership of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has called on leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to advise its member representing Ahoada East federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Bob Solomon, to withdraw a bill he sponsored, seeking to delist local government system from Nigeria’s 1999 constitution. Speaking during an advocacy visit Read More

#EnDSARS: Ondo judicial panel recommends N755m compensation for victims

April 29, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and other Related Matters set-up by Ondo state government has recommended the payment of N755, 730,897.83 as compensation to various victims and petitioners who appeared before it in the state. The panel was set up in the wake of the October 2020 demonstrations against police brutality under the #EndSARS campaign. The chairman of Read More

Issues on digital economy

April 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

In spite of all the attempts being made by the previous and present governments, including establishing a Ministry of Communication and ‘Digital Economy’, Nigeria may not be able to achieve keying into the world and benefits of digital economy because she lacks the basic requirement for the scheme. Central to the functioning of a digital economy anywhere in the world Read More

Buhari pledges better collaboration with Zambia

April 29, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

 Nigeria and Zambia would deepen collaboration, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The President said this Thursday at the State House in Abuja while receiving a Special Envoy of His Excellency, Edgar Chagwa Lungu.  He said the two countries would explore further areas of collaboration for the good of their peoples, and benefit of the African continent.  The Special Envoy, Hon Joseph Read More

Banditry: We’re in serious danger, Zuru people cry out

April 29, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Families and victims of insurgency and banditry in Zuru emirate of Kebbi state Thursday cried out over the rising security challenges facing their defenceless communities. The spokesman of the victims, Mallam Danlami Isa Bena, while addressing newsmen in Zuru said the dangerous situation has impacted negatively on the socio-economic activities of their people, especially in the areas of commerce and Read More

Why FG has failed to curb insecurity, Rep member opens up

April 29, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary, Hon. Onofiok Luke, Thursday, explained why the federal government has so far not been able to curb the the worsening spates of insecurity in the country. Hon. Luke, who represents Etinan/Nsit Ubium/Nsit Ibom federal constituency of Akwa Ibom state, said the agencies charged with the security of the nation do not have a Read More

3 bandits killed in Benue communities

April 29, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Three suspected bandits were Wednesday afternoon gunned down by the Nigerian police at Tomatar Imande Ukusuu Mbacher council ward, Kastina-Ala local government area of Benue state. This is even as herdsmen Wednesday again killed a man and his wife at Udei branch in Mbabai council ward of Guma local government area of Benue state.Spokesperson Benue state Police Command, DSP Catherine Read More

FG begins rehabilitation P/Harcourt – Borno rail line

April 29, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Minister of State for Transport, Senator Gbemisola Rukayyat Saraki has said the federal government has commenced the rehabilitation of the rail line from Rivers to Borno state. Senator Rukayyat Saraki stated this during the commissioning ceremony of the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology Outreach Centre for the North-east at Kumo in Akko local government area of Gombe state. According to Read More

Afaka 29: Parents of kidnapped student seek NASS support for children’s freedom

April 29, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Parents of the remaining 29 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna still in captivity are set to storm the National Assembly to seek the lawmakers’ support in securing release of their children. The school was attacked on March 11, 2021 with 39 of the students preparing for their examinations abducted, 10 of them have been released but Read More

In 6 years, APC wrecked all gains made by PDP – Elumelu

April 29, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has blamed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) alleged wrecking the gains made in the days of the now opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), just six years in governance. Elumelu dropped the verdict at the emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the PDP held in Abuja on Thursday. “It is incontrovertible Read More

Senate decries foreign dominance in diving sector

April 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  Senate Thursday expressed worry over dominance of foreign operators in the employment of personels in the nation’s diving sector.Specifically, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator  Teslim Folarin (APC Oyo Central), made the remark at an investigative hearing on a motion to ensure strict compliance with statutory regulations and provisions in the Nigerian Diving  Sector.He said the meeting Read More

As lawmaker sets empowerment pace in constituency…

April 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In a show of endless love for his constituents, a federal lawmaker from Oyo state has put smiles on the faces of his people in what his party described as exceptional. BAYO AGBOOLA reports.It was jubilation galore for women and the youths from across the Ibadan North Federal Constituency in Oyo state as the lawmaker representing the constituency at the Read More