Oil price rises to $48

World oil prices rebounded Friday from six straight sessions of losses, as investors eyed rising global equities and increasing risk appetite on receding Brexit concerns, dealers said. At about 1100 GMT, Brent North Sea crude for delivery in August was up 99 cents at $48.18 a barrel. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for July delivery […]

FG alerts Nigerians to App used by ISIS to propagate jihad

The Federal Government has drawn the attention of Nigerians to the existence of a newly-launched mobile application developed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS, for propagating Jihad to children. In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the mobile application, tagged ‘Huroof’ […]

We have no connections with Niger Delta Avengers – MASSOB leader

Factional leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Solomon Chukwu on Thursday dismised reports linking the pro-Biafra agitators to resurgent militant group, Niger Delta Avengers. Speaking through the group’s Director of Information, Mr Sunday Okereafor, the factional leader of the group said unlike Avengers who are armed, MASSOB […]

Dasuki set for Supreme Court over FG’s denial of freedom after 3 bails

Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) is now set to storm the Supreme Court to press for his freedom denied him by the federal government after three different High Courts in Abuja had admitted him to bail in the criminal charges filed against him by the government. The ex NSA had […]

Senate passes bill compelling government to buy made-in-Nigeria products

The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly on Thursday passed into law the Public Procurement Act 20‎07 (amendment) bill 2016, which makes it mandatory for government agencies to patronize made-in-Nigeria goods. The Act, which seeks to promote local content, is one of the priority bills of the Senator Bukola Saraki-led Senate. Speaking after the consideration […]

Akwa Ibom pipeline attack not by Niger Delta Avengers – Police refutes claim

The Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom, Mr Murtala Mani, on Thursday refuted an alleged explosion of pipelines at Ikot Osutek, Oruk-Anam Local Government Area of the state by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA). Mani told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Uyo that the alleged vandalism was an accident caused by a leakage […]

Ondo House approves access to N14.16bn FG loan

peter Dada, Akure  As part of efforts to end the ongoing crisis between the government and workers, the Ondo State House of Assembly on Thursday approved access to N14.16bn loan from the federal government. The legislative endorsement was taken at the plenary sitting of the Assembly on Thursday where the members passed a motion to enable […]

Letter to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello on Mokwa town

. My Governor, your first year in office you have performed credibly, even those that are not on the same page with you can attest to your good performance. Mokwa town, arguably is the fifth largest town in Niger state after, Minna, Bida, Kontagora and Suleja. I communicated to you privately and in your reply […]

Another militant group emerges, threatens to attack Utorogu gas plant

DESPITE federal government’s ceasefire order to allow for dialogue with rampaging Niger Delta militants, another militant group, Utorogu Liberation Movement, on Thursday announced its birth, threatening to attack West Africa’s biggest gas plant, Otorogu Gas Plant in Udu and Ughelli South council Areas of Delta State. ULM also threatened to blow up oil facilities along […]

Gov. Sani Bello Decry High Cost of Food items

  Apparently disturbed by the high cost of food items in the market in this Ramadan season, Niger State governor, Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Sani Bello has appealed to market women and men to be considerate and avoid exploiting the masses. The governor in a statement in Minna on Wednesday lamented that cost of basic food […]