• Ban on fresh allocation of lands in the territory remains in force -FCT minister

    Ban on fresh allocation of lands in the territory remains in force -FCT minister

    Mallam Musa Bello, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has vowed to reverse all plots of land that were wrongfully or illegally allocated in Abuja, adding that lands that were wrongfully re-allocated would also be returned to their rightful owners.

    Bello however insisted that the ban on fresh allocation of lands in the territory remained in force.

    Speaking while receiving members of standing committee of Jamanatul-Nasril-Islam (JNI) on landed properties in the FCT led by its chairman and Emir of Lafia, Alhaji […]

  • President Buhari orders ban of unqualified and unregistered teachers from classrooms – TRCN

    President Buhari orders ban of unqualified and unregistered teachers from classrooms – TRCN

    President Muhammadu Buhari and Ministers of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and Prof. Anthony Anwukah, have agreed to ban unqualified and unregistered teachers from classrooms, Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Josiah Ajiboye has said.

    He also said the Federal Government would not employ teachers without registration certificates and licenses from the TRCN under the 500, 000 teachers’ scheme.

    Prof. Ajiboye said this during the 10th Education Conference in Abuja on Wednesday with the theme: “Improving Education Standards and Emulating the […]

  • Ban on BRT corridor won’t affect LAGBUS operation – MD

    Ban on BRT corridor won’t affect LAGBUS operation – MD

    According to reports, the Managing Director of LAGBUS Asset Management has assured commuters in the state that the ban on the Ikorodu BRT won’t affect the operation of the high capacity buses in the state metropolis.

    Speaking about the crisis that almost paralysed the state on Monday, the MD of LAGBUS, Mr. Idowu Oguntona, said the ban won’t hinder the operation of the buses, adding that everything would be done to ensure that, staff are not laid off or negatively affected.

    “Performance […]

  • Trump removes ‘muslim ban’ from his website

    Trump removes ‘muslim ban’ from his website

    One of President-elect Donald Trump‘s most divisive promises — to ban Muslims from entering America — disappeared from his campaign website before reappearing on Thursday.

    Trump‘s campaign staff told US media that text of the pledge, posted in December following terror attacks in San Bernardino, California, vanished because of a technical glitch.

    It reappeared after journalists questioned the disappearance.

    “The website was temporarily redirecting all specific press release pages to the homepage. It is currently being addressed and will be fixed shortly,” the […]

  • Buhari did not place blanket ban on rice importation – Femi Adesina

    Buhari did not place blanket ban on rice importation – Femi Adesina

    According to reports, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, has decried the widespread propaganda that the Federal Government has place on outright ban on rice importation.

    Adesina said this when he appeared on SweetFm’s flagship programme, The Podium.

    He said the government only placed a ban on rice importation via land borders.

    He said the ban on rice importation via land borders was placed so as to curtail smuggling and ensure revenue generation from rice importation.

    “Importation […]

  • EFCC ban phone calls, visits to high-profile detainees

    EFCC ban phone calls, visits to high-profile detainees

    Following the release of former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro and former presidential spokesman, Rueben Abati, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has placed a ban on all visits.

    EFCC has also stopped all suspects and inmates from making phone calls to their lawyers, family members and loved ones.

    Sources told our correspondent on Saturday that the development may not be unconnected to number of solidarity visits to many of the politicians in custody, including Bala Mohammed and Femi […]

  • We didn’t ban importation of rice – FG

    We didn’t ban importation of rice – FG

    According to reports, the Federal Government has denied insinuations that it had completely banned rice importation into the country, saying that it only restricted the importation of the product through the designated Sea Ports.

    The Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (retd), explained that the restriction became necessary in order to protect the country’s local industry and enhance national food security.

    Ali, who stated this at a joint press conference on illegal rice importation to Nigeria, in Abuja, maintained that […]

  • Airlines ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board

    Airlines ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board

    German airline, Air Berlin, on Monday, said that the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is prohibited on all flights of Air Berlin group.

    A spokesperson of Air Berlin said that the Note 7 mobile phones are not allowed to be brought on board immediately since Saturday.

    He said: “Safety is always our highest priority in Air Berlin.”

    He said this was not the first time, as the airline had already prohibited the use of the device on its flights before.

    Meanwhile, another German […]

  • Customs denies lifting ban on rice importation

    Customs denies lifting ban on rice importation

    Nigeria Customs Service said it has not reversed the ban on Rice importation through the land borders.

    Service Public Relations Officer, Deputy-Comptroller Wale Adeniyi, said this while reacting to an online report which quoted an interview purportedly granted by him.

    Adeniyi in a statement on Sunday said, “It has become necessary to re-state the true position in view of the confusion which these online publications may create in the industry.

    “It is even more expedient to provide this clarification given that the fact […]

  • Customs advocates total ban on rice imports by 2017

    Customs advocates total ban on rice imports by 2017

    According to reports, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is advocating a total ban on rice imports with effect from 2017 to encourage local producers, says the Service Public Relations Officer, Mr. Wale Adeniyi.

    This is contained in a statement signed by Adeniyi, on Sunday in Abuja.

    He said that the service was disturbed by various reports indicating that customs had reversed the ban on rice importation through the land borders.

    Adeniyi said that the reports were attributed to a press interview purportedly granted […]

  • Police ban Zamfara communities from erecting makeshift speed breakers

    Police ban Zamfara communities from erecting makeshift speed breakers

    According to report, the police in Zamfara State have banned the use of all forms of speed breakers or limiting materials on public roads, especially on the highways.

    The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Adejo Gabriel, announced this when he addressed journalists in his office in Gusau on Tuesday.

    Many communities erect speed breakers by using heavy firewood, logs, big stones, used tyres and other waste products to block the roads passing through their areas and villages.

    Many motorists, especially trailer […]