EFCC Hails Move to Prioritise Corruption Cases in Nigerian Courts

EFCC Hails Move to Prioritise Corruption Cases in Nigerian Courts
 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commended the move by the Nigerian judiciary to prioritise corruption and financial crime cases brought before it. A statement by spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja on Wednesday quoted the commission’s Acting Chairman, Ibrahi...

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 21, 2017

After Boko Haram attack, Nigerian Govt Turns to Sokoto Basin For Oil Search

After Boko Haram attack, Nigerian Govt Turns to Sokoto Basin For Oil Search
 

Few months after the terrorist group in the north eastern part of the country, Boko Haram, ambushed and killed some lecturers from the University of Maiduguri who were part of a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, oil exploration team in the Lake Chad basin, the corporation said it has co...

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 21, 2017

CPJ Criticises Cameroon Over Continued Detention of Nigerian Journalist, Others

CPJ Criticises Cameroon Over Continued Detention of Nigerian Journalist, Others
 

The Committee to Protect Journalist, CPJ, has criticised the government of Cameroon over rampant cases of harassment and arrest of journalists, including a Nigerian journalist working with Hausa Service of Radio France International, Ahmed Abba. CPJ called on the Confederation of African Football to...

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 21, 2017

Nigerian Govt, University Teachers Resume Talks

Nigerian Govt, University Teachers Resume Talks
 

The Nigerian government has begun a meeting in Abuja with representatives of  the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. The meeting is part of the steps by the government to resolve issues involved in the ongoing nationwide strike by the lecturers. The Minister of Labour and Employme...

Posted on Sep 18, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 18, 2017

Real Reasons Why Importers Run From Nigerian Ports

Real Reasons Why Importers Run From Nigerian Ports
 

A comparative analysis by YUSUF BABALOLA on the ease of doing business and port charges between Nigerian ports and those of the other countries in the West coast and Central Africa exposes clearly why importers prefer ports of neighbouring countries and run from Nigerian ports Even as the Federal Go...

Posted on Sep 16, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 16, 2017

Shootout: Injured Soldiers Are Alive – Nigerian Army

Shootout: Injured Soldiers Are Alive – Nigerian Army
 

The Nigerian Army says that the two soldiers who sustained several wounds from gunshots during a raid on criminal hideouts in Rivers are alive and responding to treatment. Aminu Iliyasu, the spokesperson of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, disclosed this to newsmen on Thursday. Mr. Iliyasu,...

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 7, 2017

Nigerian Business Leaders Receive U.S. Congressional Delegation

Nigerian Business Leaders Receive U.S. Congressional Delegation
 

By David Abakpa, Abuja Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources, Mohammed Indimi, President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, Chairman of Heir Holdings, Tony Elumelu, Stanel Group Chief Executive Officer, Stanley Uzochukwu, and other top Nigerian business leaders on Wednesday received an eight-member Co...

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 2, 2017

Nigerian Military Confirms Death of Soldier in Attack By Suspected Militants

Nigerian Military Confirms Death of Soldier in Attack By Suspected Militants
 

The Nigerian military has confirmed the death of two people including a soldier in an attack by suspected militants. The attack occurred on Monday at Letugbene community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Residents of the area had suggested that four soldiers, members of the Operati...

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 2, 2017

Address Rising Cost of Living, Emir Sanusi Tells Nigerian Govt

Address Rising Cost of Living, Emir Sanusi Tells Nigerian Govt
 

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, has called on the government and traders to address the high cost of consumable items in the country. Mr. Sanusi made the call in his Sallah message to the people of Kano delivered at his palace shortly after Eid durbar (Hawan Sallah). The Emir, who lamented the cu...

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 1, 2017

Union Confirms Killing Of Nigerian By South African Police

Union Confirms Killing Of Nigerian By South African Police
 

The Nigeria Union in South Africa has confirmed the killing of a member, Kingsley Ikeri, at Vryheid town in Kwazulu Natal Province on Aug. 30. Ikeri, 27, was a businessman and native of Mbaitolu in Imo. Mr Bartholomew Eziagulu, Chairman of the union in the province, told the News Agency of Nigeria (...

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 1, 2017

Ex-Husband of 72-yr-old British Grandma Married to Nigerian, 27, BREAKS SILENCE

Ex-Husband of 72-yr-old British Grandma Married to Nigerian, 27, BREAKS SILENCE
 

MR. DONALD NEATE, ex-husband of the 72-year-old British grandmother of six, who married a Nigerian man 45 years her junior, says she will “have to deal with the consequences” of her action at some point. Neate, 71, is quoted by the Daily Mail of London, as also calling her “quite gullible”. ...

Posted on Aug 26, 2017 - Last updated on Aug 26, 2017

Why Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Should be Revoked – Nigerian Government

Why Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Should be Revoked – Nigerian Government
 

The Nigerian government on Friday demanded the revocation of the bail granted the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in April. In a statement on Thursday signed by Salihu Isah, an aide to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, the Nigerian government hinged its...

Posted on Aug 26, 2017 - Last updated on Aug 26, 2017

There’s no ‘Hate Speech’ Under Nigerian Law — Lawyer

There’s no ‘Hate Speech’ Under Nigerian Law — Lawyer
 

A Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has said the Nigerian government’s classification of hate speech as a form of terrorism is a plot to gag the citizens. Mr. Adegboruwa said in a statement Saturday that any law capable of hindering the freedom of expression granted under Secti...

Posted on Aug 20, 2017 - Last updated on Aug 20, 2017

Nigerian Pilgrims in Saudi not Facing Health Crisis-NAHCON

Nigerian Pilgrims in Saudi not Facing Health Crisis-NAHCON
 

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) By Maryam Garba Hassan The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria NAHCON has denied a report published in an online medium that health crisis has hit Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia as Nigerian pilgrims cannot access the country’s health facilities in th...

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 - Last updated on Aug 16, 2017

Nigerian Security Officials Assisted Illegal Chinese Miners – Minister

Nigerian Security Officials Assisted Illegal Chinese Miners – Minister
 

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, has accused security operatives of aiding and abetting illegal mining activities in Plateau State. Mr. Fayemi made the accusation while addressing security operatives in Kampani Zurak village in Bashar chiefdom of Wase Local Government Area...

Posted on Aug 15, 2017 - Last updated on Aug 15, 2017

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