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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Fuel: There’ll be hitch-free year-end distribution – NUPENG

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has affirmed its willingness to work closely with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure a hitch-free products distribution across the country throughout the end-of-year festive period. National President of NUPENG, Prince Williams Akporeha, gave this assurance when he led the National Central Working Committee (CWC) on a courtesy ... Read More »

2019: Don’t attack anybody on my behalf, Obi tells supporters

Peter Obi, vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the 2019 polls, has charged his supporters not to attack or insult anybody on his behalf, distancing himself from any such undemocratic conduct. He gave the charge in a statement issued by his special adviser, Valentine Obienyem in which he aligned himself with the position of his bias, PDP ... Read More »

Retirees get N679.68bn pensions in 11 years – PenCom

A total of N679bn has been paid as accrued pension rights to retirees from 2007 to September this year, the National Pension Commission has stated. In its update on the status of accrued right payment, PenCom said the money for the 2018 budget was released on September 27, 2018, which was used to make payments in October 2018. The payments, ... Read More »

Dangote initiates World Puff-puff Day, targets Guinness record

The President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has initiated a new project aimed at celebrating hardworking homemakers. The project, tagged the World Puff-puff Day, is to be celebrated on October 27 every year, according to Dangote Flour Mills. Two tonnes (40 bags of 50-kilogramme) flour were used at the maiden edition of the event, which held on Saturday, with 30,000 pieces of puff-puff produced. The ... Read More »

Ortom, APC bicker over campaign in IDPs camp

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and the All Progressives Congress in Benue State are trading words over a visit to displaced persons in Guma on Saturday. Ortom, through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, lambasted the governorship candidate of the APC, Emmanuel Jime, and Senator George Akume, for  allegedly staging a political campaign at one of the Daudu camps for ... Read More »

We’re being forced to reduce generation – Power firms

Electricity generation companies in the country have said their power plants are being forced to operate below their optimal capacity levels. The nation’s total power generation has been hovering between 3,000 megawatts and 3,500MW in recent months. It stood at 3,741.30MW as of 6am on Sunday, according to the Nigeria Electricity System Operator. The Executive Secretary, Association of Power Generation ... Read More »

Police officers threaten strike in Anambra over unpaid allowances

Some officers in the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police in Anambra State have threatened to go on strike over the non-payment of their 2017 promotion allowances. They called on the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to intervene in their matter. The spokesperson for the officers, who pleaded anonymity for fear of victimisation, told journalists in Awka on Sunday that ... Read More »

Shiites’ protest rocks Abuja, army confirms killing 3 members

Thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Shiites, stormed the Kubwa Expressway in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Sunday, to demand the release of the group’s leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and to protest the killing of Shiites by the Nigerian Army. The Shiites blocked the Dutse and Galadima ends of the expressway, obstructing traffic for about two hours ... Read More »

Nigeria’ll break if it becomes Islamic nation – Oyedepo

The founder and President of the Living Faith Church worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said Nigeria will break if it becomes an Islamic nation. The cleric also warned Nigerians and politicians over the unending killings of innocent citizens. Oyedepo gave this warning in a satellite telecast of the church’s prayer session for the nation monitored by the News Agency of ... Read More »

We are learning ‘Shaku Shaku’ dance steps for our campaign – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday in Abuja, jocularly said he was learning the Shaku Shaku dance steps for campaigns ahead of the 2019 general elections. Shaku Shaku is a popular and contemporary dance style common among young Nigerians. Osinbajo, who was the Chairman and Special Guest of Honour at the launch of Five Fascinating Books written by Funmilayo Braithwaite, in Abuja on Sunday, said a ... Read More »