Oil hits $50 a barrel

The price of oil has gone above $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 as supply disruptions and increased global demand continue to fuel a recovery. The benchmark Brent crude price hit $50.07 a barrel in Asian trade. The rise followed United States data on Thursday showing that oil inventories had fallen, largely […]

‘70 per cent of governors’ drivers ‘ve expired licences’

SEVENTY per cent of drivers attached to most governors operate with expired licences and are not well trained, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi, said yesterday. He spoke when he visited Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello in Government House, Minna in continuation of the commission’s public sensitisation on use of […]

$200 billion loot: EFCC raids Dubai firm’s office in Abuja

As part of the ongoing probe of the laundering of over $200billion loot in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by former political office holders, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) yesterday stormed the office of a Dubai property firm, The First Group Company,  in Abuja. The company is also being investigated […]

N1.150b poll bribe: EFCC probes ex-envoy, ex-governor, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC)  is probing Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the United States, Amb. Hassan Adamu, a former  Acting Governor of Taraba State, Sani Danladi Abubakar, and others  over their alleged sharing of about N1.150billion, out of the N23.29billion poll bribery funds allocated to their states. The others are a former Minister of Labour and […]

We’ll open franchise studios for 50 women – MD, Studio 24

Engr. Ifeanyi Chris Oputa is the Managing Director of Colvi Limited, the company that runs the popular Studio 24. In this interview with our reporter, he said the company is about to engage 50 women in photographic business. He also revealed the secret behind Studio 24’s success. Sir, you are the managing director of Studio […]

…Over 200 hectares of farms affected in 4 Kaduna LGs

Over 200 hectares of tomato farmland have been ravaged by the same disease in four local government areas of Kaduna State. The affected local government areas are Soba, Kubau, Kudan and Ikara, Daily Trust has learnt. This has caused major scarcity of the commodity in the state and the consequent rise in prices. A basket […]

Appoint Supreme Court Justices from outside- UAC tells Buhari

By Dayo Benson AS part  of  ongoing efforts to make the judiciary more vibrant, stakeholders have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint Supreme Court Justices from outside,  as constitution does not specify that such an appointment should be from within. A group of lawyers and activists under the aegis of United Action for Change, […]

Tension in N-Delta as ultimatum to Danjuma, Atiku, others expires today

Niger Delta Avengers base not in Egbema—Ukori As group asks Buhari to forget Tompolo and develop Niger Delta By Emma Amaize & Perez Brisibe WARRI—THERE is anxiety in the Niger Delta as the two-week ultimatum given owners of oil blocs in the region by Niger Delta Avengers to evacuate their staff and shut down operations ends […]

FG, states, LGs share N281bn

The Federal Government, states and local governments have shared N281.500 billion from federation revenue that accrued to the nation in the month of April. The figure represented a decline of about N18.2 billion compared to the N299.74 billion shared last month. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, who briefed journalists at the end of […]


BEJI Town is finally connected to the National Grid. Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello has fulfilled another promise, “LIGHTING UP OUR RURAL AREAS”. Beji Town is in Bosso LGA, 29km from Minna, the Capital of Niger State, and has not enjoyed electricity despite being the home to top chieftains of PDP that ruled the state for […]