Senate moves to establish Civil Defence Academy

A bill seeking to establish Nigerian Civil Defence Academy on Wednesday passed second reading in the Senate. The bill, sponsored by Senator Musa Mohammed Musa...

Visa ban: Minister kicks as US ambassador promises review

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has said the inclusion of Nigeria in the list of countries under the US travel ban was...

World Bank approves $2.2bn for projects in Nigeria

The World Bank on Tuesday approved six projects worth about $2.2bn for implementation in Nigeria in the 2020 fiscal year. The management of the bank...

Court orders release of Dasuki’s passport

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Maitama has ordered the release of the passport of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). Hussein...

Bayelsa Speaker, Monday Bubou-Obolo steps down from Office

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Monday Bubou-Obolo, has stepped aside to pave the way for the emergence of a new...

Families of fallen heroes receive cheques from Defence ministry

Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), on Tuesday presented cheques to next-of-kins of the deceased officers and men of the armed forces who...

Buhari appoints Prof. Pondei as Acting MD of NDDC, enlarges Management

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof K. D Pondei as the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The...

Senators kick over Accountant General’s failure to explain N2.9bn IPPIS funds

The Senate Panel on Public Account, on Tuesday, kicked over failure of Accountant General of the Federation to present the 2015 Integrated Payroll and...

Why corruption is worse than coronavirus – Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says corruption is worse than coronavirus and other deadly diseases. Magu said this...

JUST IN: Filling stations shut down operation in Rivers

Filling stations in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, have begun strike over the arrest of some tanker drivers and seizure of their vehicles. The...

Lagos Govt confirms Lassa fever case, isolates patient

Lagos state has recorded its first case of Lassa fever. Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health, confirmed this in a statement by Tunbosun Ogunbamwo, director of public...

Why Buhari has not sacked service chiefs – SGF

The Presidency, on Tuesday, added a fresh twist to the demand for the sacking of service chiefs, saying it was not yet the right...

Nigeria lost N230bn to oil theft in 2019 – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday said the nation lost about $750 million to oil theft in 2019. The amount is about N230...

Lawmakers weep over Katsina killings

Katsina State House of Assembly chamber was turned into a weeping arena on Tuesday over recent killings of over 30 villagers in Batsari Local...

EFCC re-arraigns 6 public officers over alleged N64.6bn police pension fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday re-arraigned six public officials allegedly involved in police pension scam of N64.6 billion in an...

Assailants kill Aso Rock assistant director in Abuja

An Assistant Director attached to the State House, Abuja, Laetitia Naankang Dagan, has been killed by yet-to-be-identified assailants. Dagan was said to have been killed...
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