THE Ijaw Peoples Congress,IPC, yesterday, called on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC; the Inspector-General of Police; Director-General, Department of State Service, DSS, and Minister of Petroleum Resources to call Integrated Data Servicing Nigeria Limited, IDSL, to order, over its alleged manipulation of some communities in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
…To receive monthly allocation “only for salaries,” as instructed by Jonathan
ABUJA — The Senate and the House of Representatives, Thursday, formally blocked the governors of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states from having complete access to their states’ funds.
Managing Director/Chief Executive, Access Bank Plc, Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, yesterday, said the fuel subsidy is still fraught with abuse.
By Emma Amaize
WARRI—THE two gas turbines and accessories, manufactured by Rolls Royce, United States of America, USA, for the controversial N23.2 billion Delta State Independent Power Project, IPP, Oghara, Ethiope-West Local Government Area, have been in Oghara for more than one year, awaiting installation.
South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, who spoke to reporters in [...]
Chairman of Delta State Board of Internal Revenue,DBIR, Mr.Joel-Onowakpo Thomas,has said that the ongoing transformation process in the Board will make it a reference point in Africa in relation to the continent’s tax system.
The House of Representatives, yesterday, cleared Rivers State Governor, Chubuike Rotimi Amaechi, of any wrong doing over the incidents that culminated in the grounding of the state-owned Bombardier Aircraft by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA.
Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, yesterday, said a regime of low interest rate is not feasible at the moment in Nigeria.
CHAIRMAN of maritime workers in Bomadi, Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr. Jonathan Ogodobiri, has denied reports that an official of the association, Mr. ThankGod Whisky, killed a boat driver, Mr. Kuku Endurance.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Dikko Abubakar, yesterday, declared that Enugu State has the lowest crime rate in the country, explaining that this fact was buttressed by statistics and empirical evidence.
RIVERS State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has threatened to embark on a two-day warning strike from Monday next week, if the Police failed to allow workers of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area resume duties at the council’s secretariat.
NIGERIA Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, Edo State chapter, has, staged a peaceful protest over the delay in the release of the one percent statutory allocation training fund meant for staff of the local government areas in the state.
SENATOR Solomon Ewuga, representing Nasarawa North in Nasarawa State, yesterday, said he would soon present his report on the alleged massacre of over over 90 security operatives at Lakyo village, near Lafia, capital of Nasarawa State, to the Senate.
THE growing peaceful relationship between Itsekiri in Warri South Local Government Area, Delta State, under the auspices of Joint Communities’ Sport Development, Ugbomefa, and Ijaw of Warri South-West Local Government Area, received a major boost, yesterday, when Julius Berger Services Nigeria Limited, JBSN, presented cheques and footballs to two football clubs from the two ethnic nationalities.
OGONI indigenes in the United States of America, under the aegis of Ogoni Leadership Forum, have urged the political class from the area to be united to ensure that the area produces the next governor of Rivers State in 2015.
The Police and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Thursday, engaged in a battle of wit over who among them has statutory power to prosecute drug offences.
MAIDUGURI—The Borno State government is to spend about N300 million on the construction of the Maiduguri Water Works “C” in the Alamderi area of the state.
A police officer, Cpl. Patricia Agbofurere, who surety an accused, who had jumped bail since 2012, wept profusely on Thursday before an Ogudu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday in Abuja said Mobile Number Portability (MNP) would not cause a deterioration in the quality of service in the country.
LAGOS—A prominent Itsekiri youth leader in Delta State, Comrade Benson Erewa, has called on northerners to blame their governors, elders and leaders, who failed to avert the declaration of state of emergency in Yobe, Borno and Aamawa states.
Northern elders yesterday spurned the benevolence by President Goodluck Jonathan ordering the release of terror suspects from prisons across the region, saying he would at some point in time be made to account for the women and children seized by security agents based on unverified terrorism charges.
The mother of Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati, Madam Maria Taiwo Abati is dead. She died at the age of 81.
Policemen attached to Ilemba Hausa division in Lagos State have arrested a couple and two others who allegedly specialized in abducting children between ages one and four years and selling them to barren women and motherless homes in the eastern part of the country.
Bayelsa State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Col. Sam Inokoba (rtd), has denied claims that he had concluded plans to contest the state governorship election, come 2016.
General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye will, June 2, hold a special prayer session with business executives.
Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has launched e-registration website and e-registration booklet to reduce the volume of consignment leaving the country through informal exports.
President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed shock at the terrorist attack and killing of a British soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in the Woolwich area of London, United Kingdom.
The Controller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service, Mr Zakari Ibrahim, on Thursday said the Service had transferred 400 Nigerians serving prison terms in Thailand, for various offences to the country.
President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday enjoined all Nigerians to put all hands on deck to transform the country.
The two men suspected of butchering a soldier on a London street in a gruesome Islamist attack were known to security agents, government sources suggested on Thursday.
Nigerians who graced the funeral service of late Prof. Chinua Achebe on Thursday at St. Phillip’s Anglican Church, Ogidi, Anambra state have continued to pour encomiums on the literary icon.
A network of Islamic organizations led by Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has urged the Federal Government to look beyond declaration of state of emergency in tackling the security challenges facing the country. It said holistic measure at resolving some other grey areas regarding the socio-economic segments of Nigerian public life was more imperative.
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of engaging in total deceit by saying the democratic structure in the states where he has declared a state of emergency will be kept intact, when in fact he has grabbed power in the states and castrated democracy there.
…Say Jonathan ’ll account for ‘ourwomen and children someday’
Northern Elders Thursday spurned the benevolence of President Goodluck Jonathan in ordering the
release of terror suspects from prisons across the region, saying that he would one day made to account for the woman and children seized by security agents based on unverified terrorism charges.