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We need Diezani back because UK failed to arraign her – Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, says the EFCC is seeking the extradition of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke because the United Kingdom authorities have failed to take legal action against her despite being there since 2015. Magu said this while briefing journalists on the activities of the EFCC in Abuja ... Read More »

Lagos-Ibadan road’ll be completed in 2021 – Julius Berger

The Sagamu-Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project will be completed by 2021, the contractor, Julius Berger, has said. The Operations Manager, Julius Berger, Thamm Olaf, told the Senate Committee on Works, led by its Chairman, Kabiru Gaya, on Sunday,  that the project, which was to be completed in 2017, was stalled due to paucity of funds and the recent ... Read More »

Police reveal how Togolese cook killed Credit Switch chairman

The Lagos State Police Command has said that its investigation into the murder of the late Chairman of Credit Switch Technology, Opeyemi Bademosi, has revealed that his cook and prime suspect, Sunday Anani, allegedly stabbed his boss to death in his room at his Parkview Estate residence, in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State. The state Police Public Relations Officer, ... Read More »

Search of Atiku’s plane routine – FG

The federal government has stated that there is no much ado to the much-hyped story on the search of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s plane. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, at the weekend, explained that airport officials’ search on Atiku Abubakar’s plane was a routine exercise. In a statement, the minister said: “This is a ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Buhari, Obaseki mourn, extol Tony Anenih’s virtues

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his heartfelt condolences to the Anenih family on the death of its beloved patriarch and elder statesman, Chief Anthony Anenih. President Buhari also commiserated with the government and people of Edo State and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the passing of their illustrious son and former Chairman, Board of Trustees. A press release made ... Read More »

GOCOP Lecture: Odinkalu lists threats to 2019 election

Professor Chidi Odinkalu, former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, has identified electoral violence, hate speech and political innumeracy as some of the major threats capable of undermining the 2019 general elections. Odinkalu, a Senior Manager, Africa Programme, Open Society Justice Initiative as well as Chair, Advisory Board, Global Rights, said this as Guest Speaker at the Second Annual ... Read More »