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Police, CAN Disagree Over Alleged Southern Kaduna killings

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 12:34 pm   /   Article

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has disagreed with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on the number of people killed in the Southern Kaduna crises. The Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan had alleged that the unrest in Southern Kaduna had claimed over 808 lives, in 53 villages in the area. But Idris disputed […]

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N-Power: FG Pays N30, 000 Stipends

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 12:34 pm   /   Article, Finance

The Federal Government has commenced the payment of the N30, 000 monthly stipends for beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme -the job creation programme of the Buhari presidency. The N-Power programme is designed to engage the teeming and massive numbers of unemployed Nigerian graduates from tertiary institutions across the country. The Senior Special Assistant, Media and […]

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Kogi Traditional Ruler Abducted, N20m Ransom Demanded

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 12:33 pm   /   Article

Some unknown gunmen have abducted a traditional ruler in Kogi, a family source said in Lokoja on Sunday. The monarch, whose name was given as Alhaji Isah Achuja, the Ohi of Ajaokuta, was returning from Lokoja, the state capital, on Saturday when his vehicle was intercepted on the Lokoja-Ajaokuta road at gunpoint and the ruler […]

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Niger Delta Clean Up: Ogoni Traditional Rulers Pledge To Work With MOSOP

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 12:33 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

Traditional rulers in Ogoniland say they will work together with the apex socio-cultural organization of the Ogoni people, Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) for the peaceful implementation of the Ogoni clean-up. The programme is expected to commence in January 2017. A statement issued by Mr Fegalo Nsuke, MOSOP’s Publicity Secretary on […]

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Nigerian Army Recovers Weapons, Uniforms Of Slain Police Officers

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 12:32 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

The Nigerian Army says it has recovered one AK47 assault rifle and uniforms belonging to DSP Mohammed Alkali and his police orderly allegedly beheaded by cultists. Suspected cultist at Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers during the Dec. 10 re-run legislative elections, killed the police officers. Maj.-Gen. Kasimu Abdulkarim, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, […]

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How FG Can Boost Nigeria’s Economy In 2017

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 11:44 am   /   Article, Business

The Director-General of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mr. Muda Yussuf, has given the federal government a recipe on how to improve the nation’s economy and boost investors’ confidence in the new year. He advised government to urgently put in place a framework to ensure the liquidity of the foreign exchange market in […]

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Nigerian FG Loses $198.7m To Oil Swap, OPA – NEITI

Posted: January 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm   /   Article, Business

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, said the country lost $198.7 million in 2014 to the crude oil-for-product swap and the Offshore Processing Arrangements, OPA NEITI disclosed this in its Audit Report for 2014 released in Abuja on Friday. It said the release of the reports was in accordance with the global Extractive Industries […]

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New Year: Clerics Express Hope For Nigeria In 2017

Posted: January 1, 2017 at 12:48 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

Some clerics on Saturday expressed hope for the country in 2017 in their New Year messages in Lagos. The Dean Emeritus of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Adebola Ademowo, urged Nigerians to be grateful as a nation despite the numerous challenges that it passed through. Ademowo urged Nigerians to let go of […]

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Nigerian Government To Establish Mobile Police Base n Kafanchan – IG

Posted: January 1, 2017 at 12:47 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Saturday said the Federal Government would establish a Mobile Police Unit in Kafanchan, as part of measures to tackle security challenges in the Southern part of Kaduna State. Idris made the disclosure at a stakeholders meeting in Kafanchan, after visiting some of the communities affected by recent attacks in […]

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Don’t Despair, Things Will Get Better In 2017 – Saraki

Posted: January 1, 2017 at 12:46 pm   /   Article, Politics

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said that things would get better for Nigerians in 2017. A statement by Mr Yusuf Olaniyonu, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Senate President in Abuja on Saturday, urged Nigerians to remain hopeful in spite of the current hardship. Saraki commended Nigerians for […]

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