He advised the federal government to allow importation of three million Import Licence quantity of 50kg bagged cement by licence holders, by new entrants; abolish import licence regime for all bulk cement bagging plant (Terminal Operators) and ensure duty waiver on all forms of imported cement till 2015; abolish import licence on Gypsum imports.Read More
Olu Maintain has dropped a new single from his forth coming album, ‘With all due respect, press play’. The single, titled ‘What a man can do’ features Kentro World (Remember Karmakazee?).Read More
DESPITE the amnesty granted leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Henry Okah by the Federal Government and his acceptance of same, the final order for his freedom lies with the Federal High Court, Jos, which is trying him for treason.Read More
We knew our status before the pregnancies. These ladies were my girlfriends and my relationship with them wasnâ€™t like a one night stand stuff. You mentioned Annie. I have known Annie for a long time. We were already comfortable with each other.Read More
While welcoming the pledge of $20 Billion by the G-8 leaders for efforts to boost food production in poorer nations, President Yarâ€™Adua said that African leaders were concerned that previous pledges have not been fulfilled.Read More
To this end, President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua who was delighted by this development, has directed the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Michael Aondaokaa to effect the immediately release of the MEND leader.Read More
Militants are also targeting to blow up Forcados Export Terminal which, if successful, would bring production to zero.
Delta State government is seriously affected by the offensive, as it is already clear that its allocations will drop and even the Delta State Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) may also face cash crunch.
Senator Chris Adighije who was also cited among the bank debtors also yesterday defrayed the N1.9 million debt credited to him but alleged bad politics on the part of Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, the chairman of the Senate committee on Banking in listing him among the big-time debtors.Read More
By George Onah Port Harcourtâ€”About 300,000 Nigerian children die of malaria annually, while the disease also accounts for 30 million clinically diagnosed cases as well as 60 percent out-patients visits, the National Malaria Control Project, Federal Ministry of Health, has said.
Also participating will be basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson; singers Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer and Smokey Robinson; and activists Martin Luther King III and the Rev. Al Sharpton, according to an announcement released on behalf of the Jackson family.Read More
Both President Yarâ€™Adua and Governor Fashola met at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport shortly before the president was flown to Ogun State where he had gone to commission some projects.Read More
The contention over the NLNG funds, it was learned, followed a conflict in the records made available to the House Committee by the NNPC, the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Budget Office of the Federation domiciled at the Federal Ministry of Finance.Read More
If the President is coming to attend, there has not been any special invitation to that effect. Anyway, there are no signals that the president will be coming.â€Read More
Dangote and his co-cement manufacturers alleged in the petition that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry had allowed the importation of cement into the country at the expense of local manufacturers.
The petitioners, it was learnt, argued that local manufacturers had invested a lot in machinery and equipment to set up factories to produce cement locally.
â€œWe are dealing with a very dangerous situation. Getting experts and equipment into the country would take several weeks for the process to completeâ€, he said. â€œWe are dealing with a life threatening situation as his two kidneys may pack up any moment from now.Read More