Tambuwal: Why I won’t build flyovers

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal: says he will not build flyovers in the state By Muhammad Bello/Habibu Harisu Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has promised to provide basic social amenities to improve the lives of the people, rather than building bridges and flyovers. He made this known to civil servants and heads of government […]

Fayemi, Fayose hurl brickbats again

Fayemi and Fayose hurl brickbats again Ariwodola Idowu/Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Gboyega Oguntuase, has alleged that the debts incurred by the Kayode Fayemi administration from 2010 to 2014 had so far cost the state N35.34billion. The PDP claimed that the N35.3 billion was used in the servicing […]

TCN: We are load shedding, no grid collapse

TCN debunks collapse of national grid By Kingsley Okoye The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said electricity generated into the national grid fell by 1,087.6 MW but denied the collapse of the grid. Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s General Manager Public Affairs said the fall in electricity generated led to load shedding nationwide. She said it […]

SERAP sues Fashola over power spending

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola SAN over  alleged failure to account for the spending on the privatisation of the electricity sector and the exact amount of post-privatisation spending on generation companies (GENCOS), distribution companies (DISCOS) and Transmission Company of Nigeria to date. In the […]

2000 IDPs celebrate Sallah at home after 6 years

Over 2000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have returned to their ancestral home Gudunbali in Borno for the first time in six years to celebrate the Sallah festivities since terrorists drove them from their home. The Eid prayers were observed in the Headquarters of Guzamalla Local Government Area Council. The returnee Internally Displaced Persons were assisted […]

FG loses N100bn on aviation charges—Expert

By Adekunle Williams and Solomon AsowataAn aviation expert, Capt. John Ojikutu (retd.) says the Federal Government lost over N100 billion in Ticket Sales Charges (TSC) and Cargo Sales Charges (CSC) in the aviation sector between 2013 and 2017. Ojikutu, a member of the Aviation Round Table (ART) and Chief Executive Officer of Centurion Securities, said […]

Spain welcomes vessels with 630 migrants

Spain welcomes vessels with 630 migrants No fewer than 600 migrants arrived in the port of Valencia, Spain, on Sunday after being rescued at sea and turned away from Italy and Malta. The Aquarius rescue ship and two Italian Navy Vessels carrying 630 migrants from 26 countries, mostly Sudan, docked in the harbor in Valencia as interpreters […]

6 female bombers hit Damboa, 32 killed

Damboa attacked by 6 female suicide bombers: Above a bomb blast victim being taken to hospital By Hamza Suleiman/Maiduguri No fewer than 32 persons were killed, while 84 others were injured when six suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices(IEDs), in Damboa local government area in Borno state on Saturday night. The News Agency of Nigeria […]

‘Hare-haren kunar bakin-wake sun kashe mutum 31 a Borno’

Wasu ‘yan bindiga da ake kyautata zaton mayakan Boko Haram ne sun kai hare-haren kunar bakin wake a jihar Borno. An kai hare-haren ne a garin Damboa a ranar Asabar washegarin Sallah da dare. Zuwa yanzu babu cikakken bayani game da yawan mutanen da suka mutu amma hukumar agajin gaggawa NEMA ta ce akalla mutum […]

Pollution: Soot still casts toxic shadows over Rivers State

More than one year after its devastating impact was noticed by residents of  Port Harcourt and its surroundings, the poisonous emission otherwise known as black soot has continued to pose a threat, especially to residents of Port Harcourt, Oyigbo, Obio Akpor , Ahoada, Degema, Bonny, Okrika and Eleme LGAs. The soot, usually observed early in […]