Court unfreezes Patience Jonathan’s account in Skye bank

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court in Lagos has unfreezed an account belonging to a former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, containing the sum of $5,842,316.66, which was domiciled with Skye bank Plc. The order of the court was sequel to an application filed and argued by Patience Jonathan’s lawyer, Chief Adedayo Adedipe […]

Aisha Buhari calls for urgent investment in Africa’s out-of-school girls

The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari has called for urgent investment in Africa’s out-of-school teenage girls. Buhari  made the call at a side event organised by the Federal Government in collaboration with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) at the UN headquarters on Wednesday in New York. The Correspondent of the News Agency of […]

FG to deploy 3000 rangers to tackle clashes

The Federal Government has revealed its intention to deploy 3,000 Nigeria Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC) personnel to protect farms and agricultural investments in the country. Briefing newsmen in Abuja yesterday, Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau said the squad will be named “Agro-rangers”. He said the measure was meant to stem the tide of herdsmen […]

PDP Crisis: Senate caucus endorses political solution, appoints spokesperson

The Senate Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the lingering leadership crisis in the party would best be resolved through political solution. The caucus expressed confidence that political solution was an enduring option for resolving the crisis. In a statement by its spokesperson, Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Wednesday in Abuja, the caucus said the […]

Nigeria’s airports recorded 15.2 million passengers in 2016- NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that a total of 15,232, 597 passengers travelled through Nigeria’s airports in 2016. The NBS which disclosed this figure in a report on “Fourth Quarter 2016 and Full Year 2016 Air Transportation Data’’ released in Abuja, stated that 72 per cent were domestic passengers. The report stated […]

Meningitis outbreak: Abuja residents criticise N500 vaccination fee

Residents of Kubwa, a satellite town in Abuja, have expressed concern over the N500 charged at a government centre for meningitis vaccine. Residents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that they could not understand the reason for the fee when the Federal Government had announced that the immunisation was free. NAN reports […]

Ignore fuel price hike rumour, NNPC tells Nigerians

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC on Wednesday asked Nigerians to ignore speculations about possible increase in the prices of petroleum products. Following last Monday’s N1 (about 16.4 per cent) review of the bridging allowance to transporters from N6.20 to N7.20 per litre, speculations were rife that government was preparing grounds for another increase in […]

Stop speaking against Senate, APC tells Itse Sagay, others

The governing All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Itse Sagay, to exercise restraint and desist from making utterances that may be misconstrued as an attack on the institution of the National Assembly. The party, in a statement Wednesday, by its spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi, said its […]

Federal legislator hospitalised after mob attack in Niger

Enyioha Opara, Minna A House of Representatives member, representing Bosso, Paiko Federal Constituency in the Niger East senatorial zone of Niger State, Salihu Adamu, narrowly escaped death last Monday when aggrieved youths in his constituency beat him beyond recognition. Our correspondent learnt from a very reliable source that he was first hospitalised  in the Tunga […]