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Daily Archives: August 18, 2017

Rotimi Amaechi

Abuja-Kaduna rail line now generate N1m daily – Amaechi

The Abuja to Kaduna rail line now generates one million Naira daily, Minister of Transportation Mr. Rotimi Amaechi disclosed.   In an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Benin, Amaechi said the feat was because of the increase in passengers [...]

August 8, 2017 Transportation
Breaking Resume or resign protest turns sour as police tear gas groups

Breaking: Resume or resign protest turns sour as police tear gas groups

The daily sit-out protest embarked upon by some groups demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari resumes or resigns if incapable of continuing his duties as president has turned sour as one of the protesters got wounded when the Police, Tuesday, shot [...]

August 8, 2017 Incidents
Nigerian govt announces 27 industries to enjoy tax break under pioneer status

Nigerian govt announces 27 industries to enjoy tax break under pioneer status (FULL LIST)

The federal government on Monday released the full list of the 27 key industries and products included in the revised list of ‘pioneer status’ incentives for prospective investors. At the end of the meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation, FEC, [...]

August 8, 2017 Business
Loss of N30 trillion ready to execute Senates arrest order on 30 CEOs

Loss of N30 trillion: We’re ready to execute Senate’s arrest order on 30 CEOs — Police

The police have said they would carry out the order by the Nigerian Senate to arrest the chief executive officer of 30 companies alleged to have been involved in the loss of revenue believed to be N30 trillion in the [...]

August 8, 2017 Law
ABUJA – THE presidency

Buhari won’t resign- Presidency

ABUJA – THE presidency Monday said that President Muhammadu Buhari who has spent about 90 days in London as a result of undisclosed ill health will not resign from his office as he has not fallen short of any known [...]

August 8, 2017 Government and politics
Senate to Nigerians: Judge us by facts, not sentiments

Senate to Nigerians: Judge us by facts, not sentiments

ABUJA— THE Senate has challenged Nigerians to judge it by its achievements and facts, not sentiments and propaganda. The upper chamber said it remained the most performing Senate in the history of Nigeria, despite distractions that came its way since  [...]

August 8, 2017 Law
Boko Haram kills 31 fishermen in Borno

Boko Haram kills 31 fishermen in Borno, sends warning to troops in Baga

At least 31 fishermen have been killed by Boko Haram jihadists in two separate attacks on islands in Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, fishermen and vigilantes fighting the Islamists told AFP late Monday.   Boko Haram suspect captured by troops [...]

August 8, 2017 Incidents
Nnamdi Kanu

Blame Nnamdi Kanu If Violence Erupts In Nigeria: Northern Coalition

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has told the international community to blame Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), if there is an outbreak of violence in the country. The coalition also accused Igbo religious and [...]

August 8, 2017 Nigerian-Biafran War
Ayodele Fayose

Ozubulu Massacre: Governor Fayose Reacts

Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has decried the senseless massacre of the worhsipers at St Philips church Anambra state. Fayose who too to his Twtter handle to send his condolence to the people and government of Anambra state, expressed his [...]

August 8, 2017 Crime
Pope Francis has condemned the Sunday’s attack on St. Philip’s Catholic Church

Ozubulu massacre: What Pope Francis said about attack on Catholic Church

Pope Francis has condemned the Sunday’s attack on St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu where scores of persons were killed. The Pontif i‎n an August 7 telegram addressed to Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke of Nnewi, said he was “deeply [...]

August 8, 2017 Religion
Lauretta Onochie

Presidency: It is disrespectful for any Nigerian to demand president’s health details

The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, on Monday said it is disrespectful for anyone to be asking for details of the President’s health status. The presidential aide explained that demanding Buhari’s health details was [...]

August 8, 2017 Government and politics
Buhari and I have not spoken in two years, says Fayose

Why I have been blocked from visiting Buhari in London – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has revealed why he has not been allowed to visit the ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in London, UK. Buhari has been visited by several Governors and top politicians since he returned to London for further [...]

August 8, 2017 Government and politics
Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Railway line

Govt. to create additional 7000 jobs for Nigerians

Sen. Gbenga Ashafa, Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport has said that the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Railway line would create additional 7000 jobs for  Nigerians. Ashafa said on Monday during the oversight visit paid to the Nigerian Railway Corporation [...]

August 8, 2017 Employment
Kenyans nervous on eve of poll

Kenyans nervous on eve of poll

On the eve of Kenya’s general election, President Uhuru Kenyatta in a broadcast urges Kenyans to be peaceful and also to come out in large numbers to exercise their franchise. His appeal comes against the backdrop of nervousness already demonstrated [...]

August 8, 2017 Africa
Obama preaches peace ahead of Kenya’s poll

Obama preaches peace ahead of Kenya’s poll

Former U.S. President Barack Obama has called on Kenyans to remain calm and reject tribalism as they prepare to vote in elections on Tuesday that have raised fears of violence. “To move forward, Kenyans have to reject a politics of [...]

August 8, 2017 International
Diezani loses Banana Tower, $2.7m to Federal Govt

Diezani loses Banana Tower, $2.7m to Federal Govt

A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos  today ordered permanent forfeiture to the Federal Government of a $37.5m skyscrapper on the highbrow Banana Island, Lagos, belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. The  Presiding Judge  (Professor) Chuka [...]

August 8, 2017 Government and politics
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