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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Armed robbers raid 2 banks in Festac, Lagos

Daredevil armed robbers in the early hours of Tuesday laid siege to two commercial banks in Festac area of Lagos. The robbers stormed the area at about 7:30am, holding customers and residents hostage for over two hours. They reportedly accessed the area through the canal on Fourth Avenue, and successfully carried out their operations. According to residents, the police was ... Read More »

NSE appoints Advisors for IPO

The Nigerian Stock Exchange has appointed South African bank FirstRand and local investment firm Chapel Hill Denham to advise it on a possible share flotation, it said on Tuesday. The bourse, which has the second biggest weighting on the MSCI frontier market index after Kuwait, is a major entry point to invest in Africa. The stock exchange said in November ... Read More »

Buhari won’t be oil minister – Presidency

The special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, has clarified the president’s role in the petroleum ministry. Adesina said the President will not be typecast like a minister, but a supervisor of the ministry. The clarification has denied some senators itching to question Buhari on how will run the petroleum ministry, 39 years after he ... Read More »

Petitions: Senate defers screening Amaechi

The Senate,Tuesday, failed to screen the former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, along other first batch of ministerial nominees. The screening of the former Director General of Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation was deferred till Wednesday. The inability of the Senate to screen Amaechi was due to the inability of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Public Petition to submit ... Read More »

Drama as Senate screens Lai Mohammed

The floor of the Senate was on Tuesday, thrown into frenzy and a drama of sort, as the National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) and one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 10 ministerial nominees to be screened today, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, appeared before the Senators. The emergence of APC’s vociferous spokesman before Senators to be screened sparked ... Read More »

Mother, 2 daughters, g’daughter crushed by rock in Ogun

There was pandemonium on Saturday at the Iberekodo area of Abeokuta, Ogun State as a falling rock crushed a mother to death with her two daughters and a grandchild. Residents of Oke Ola Street woke up to see the rubble of a building at the base of the rock killing four persons in one fell swoop. Sources said the tragedy ... Read More »

Senate to involve Nigerians in ministerial screening

The Senate, yesterday, took its decision to ensure a thorough job in the screening of ministerial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari a notch higher when it commences on Tuesday by involving Nigerians in the exercise through electronic devices. This disclosure came as the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, restated the position of senators that the ... Read More »

Bombs kill 86 at pro-Kurdish rally in Turkish capital

At least 86 people were killed when two suspected suicide bombers struck a rally of pro-Kurdish and labor activists outside Ankara’s main train station just weeks before elections, in the worst attack of its kind on Turkish soil. According to Reuters, bodies covered by flags and banners, including those of the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), lay scattered on ... Read More »

Russia steps up air strikes against Assad opponents in Syria

Russia said on Saturday it had stepped up its bombing campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria, while local observers said several of the air strikes had hit areas in western Syria where the hardline group has little presence, Reuters has reported.. Russia, a top ally of President Bashar al-Assad, started bombing in Syria on Sept. 30 saying it was ... Read More »

Former Gov. Alamieyeseigha dies at 63

Former Governor of Balyesa State, Diepreye Solomon Peter (DSP) Alamieyeseigha, is dead. He died yesterday of cardiac arrest as a result of health complications that lasted for weeks. The Bayelsa State radio based in Yenogoa, capital of Balyesa State reported that he died at age  63 at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, where he had been in coma ... Read More »