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Daily Archives: August 21, 2018

EEDC promises 24-hr support to customers

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company on Monday assured its customers of 24-hour technical support during and after the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to ensure steady power supply. Its Head of Communications, Emeka Ezeh, gave the assurance in Enugu. The Federal Government has declared August 21 and August 22 as public holidays to celebrate the Sallah. EEDC said its cash offices would be ... Read More »

Nigeria escapes FIFA’s hammer

Nigeria has escaped the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) ban on Monday before the deadline given by the world football governing body. Thanks to the timely intervention of the Federal Government. It was gathered that the Federal Government has informed FIFA that it officially recognizes Amaju Pinnick, as the president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). This was confirmed ... Read More »

Nigeria squandered $1tn earned in 5 oil booms – Report

The profligacy of the federal government over time has caused the country judicious use of about $1 trillion it earned from its production and sale of crude oil in five different oil booms, which it could have deployed to develop and diversify its economic base, a report titled ‘’Stabilising Nigeria’s Volatile Economy” has disclosed. The report which was co-authored by ... Read More »

Ngige: I’m under pressure to run for Senate

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said he is being pressured by his constituency to run for a seat in the Nigerian Senate in next year’s elections. Ngige spoke at a briefing at Obosi in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, saying the people of the state and South-East leaders want him in the Nigerian ... Read More »

Let N’West produce PDP presidential candidate – Kwankwaso

A former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pick its presidential candidate from the North West. The aspirant said this would help the party win in 2019 as the region has the highest voter population. Kwankwaso spoke in Benin on Monday while addressing PDP delegates and members during his nationwide ... Read More »

2019: World powers warned Buhari not to run – Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has claimed that world powers told President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest some prominent Nigerians in his government and not to run in the 2019 elections. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain said this in an essay he released on Monday titled ‘The desperate agenda of an evil tyrant’, disclosing that the president was equally advised ... Read More »

Akpabio begs Akwa Ibom people over Udom

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio, who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC has appealed to the people of the state to forgive for the mistake he made over the current governor . Akpabio, who resigned as the minority leader of the Senate shortly after his defection begs the people to ... Read More »

Gov Dickson breaks down in tears over mother’s death

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa returned to Nigeria on Monday after the death of his mother, Mrs. Goldcoast Dickson, popularly known as Mama Gogo in the United States. He was received on arrival at the Port-Harcourt International Airport by the Senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District, Senator Foster Ogola, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson, members ... Read More »

Q2: ATMs record N1.603b transactions

Nigeria recorded not less than 217,417,961 volume of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) transactions valued at N1.603 billion in the second quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. According to the report, a total of 509,668,433 transactions valued at N32.90 trillion was recorded in the banking sector during the period. The NBS stated this in its “Selected Banking Sector ... Read More »

NUJ condemns demolition of Fresh FM

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Oyo State Council has condemned the demolition of the Music House of Fresh FM 105.9, Ibadan by the Oyo State Government. The NUJ, in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Union, Comrades Adewumi Faniran and Bola Ogunlayi, says it is particularly worried that the exercise had to be carried out ... Read More »