• President Buhari demands transparency from Boards of NNPC, NCDMB, NNRA

    President Buhari demands transparency from Boards of NNPC, NCDMB, NNRA

    President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated the boards of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA), with a call on the board members to uphold transparency in the management of ‎the organizations.

    He also asked them to come up with new ways to overcome the present economic challenges.

    Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, will chair the boards of the agencies under his ministry.

    In a short remark, […]

  • Defiant Shiite members protest in Kaduna, demands El-Zakzaky’s release

    Defiant Shiite members protest in Kaduna, demands El-Zakzaky’s release

    In a defiant manner on Saturday hundreds of members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), staged a peaceful protest in Kaduna to demand the release of their spiritual leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

    The protesters closed down the popular Ahmadu Bello way causing heavy traffic on the road.

    As they walked through the busy Gumi market, they sang praises of Mr. El-Zakzaky and called on the government to release him from detention.

    “We are not terrorist, we are Nigerians, free our leader, free […]

  • Suspended monarch sues Edo government, demands N1bn compensation

    Suspended monarch sues Edo government, demands N1bn compensation

    It was gathered that the Ojuromi of Uromi, Anselm Eidonojie II, has filed a suit before a Benin High Court against the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and the state executive council over his recent suspension as the traditional ruler of Uromi.

    Other respondents in the suit are the state Commissioner of Police, Assistant Inspector-General of Police (Zone 5), the Inspector-General of Police, the Nigeria Police Force, one Betty Okoebor and one Matthew Okoebor.

    The executive council had in a letter dated […]

  • CSNAC demands probe of Nigeria Customs

    CSNAC demands probe of Nigeria Customs

    It was gathered that the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to urgently investigate the Nigerian Customs for alleged bribery, corruption and forgery.

    In a petition forwarded to the anti-graft commission and signed by CSNAC’s chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, the coalition said it is demanding a full scale investigation be launched into the activities of NCS in view of its alleged strong embrace of corruption, bribery and forgery.

    Taking the cue of its petition […]

  • Akwa Ibom demands refund of N140bn spent of federal roads

    Akwa Ibom demands refund of N140bn spent of federal roads

    According to reports, the Akwa Ibom Government has renewed its appeal to the Federal Government to refund the N140 billion it had spent on repair of federal roads in the state.

    The State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, renewed the appeal on Friday while speaking to Government House Correspondents at Ibom International Airport on arrival from official assignment in Abuja.

    Emmanuel said that the refund was necessary to help the state government to add value to its infrastructure consolidation programme now that the […]

  • Lecturer who demands for s*x before awarding marks risks 5 years jail term – Senate

    Lecturer who demands for s*x before awarding marks risks 5 years jail term – Senate

    A Bill for an Act to make provision for the prohibition and punishment of sexual harassment of students by lecturers in tertiary institutions has been passed into law.

    The Bill which was sponsored by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta Central) and 57 other co-sponsors, was read for the first time on Wednesday 4th May, 2016.

    The objective of the Bill is to prohibit the offence of sexual harassment in tertiary institutions and impose stiff penalties on perpetrators.

    It also creates a strict liability offence […]

  • Afenifere demands Amaechi, Onu’s resignation

    Afenifere demands Amaechi, Onu’s resignation

    Afenifere, the pan Yoruba socio-political group, has asked Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, to step down from office over allegation of attempting to bribe judges.

    Also, the mainstream Yoruba organisation warned Fulani herdsmen against attacking Ekiti State over the law enacted by the state government banning grazing activities in the state.

    The spokesperson for Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, who briefed reporters yesterday after the monthly meeting held in the house of the group’s […]

  • Group demands justice for motorcyclist killed by Customs officers

    Group demands justice for motorcyclist killed by Customs officers

    Human rights group and residents of Alagbado Area of Lagos State have urged both the Federal and Lagos State Governments to investigate alleged murder of a commercial motorcyclist, Mr. Saheed Omotosho, by some officers of Nigeria Customs Service.

    The Lagos State Secretary of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Mr. Olumuyiwa Kushimo, and the Chairman, Omikunle Community Development Area, Mr. Gbenga Solanke, jointly made the plea at a news conference on Saturday in Lagos.

    Omotosho, also an apprentice of an […]

  • Enugu demands refund of N22.8bn spent on federal roads

    Enugu demands refund of N22.8bn spent on federal roads

    It was gathered that the Enugu State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to reimburse N22.8 billion to spent on rehabilitation of FG roads in the state, saying that it would enable it to speed up ongoing projects in the state.

    The appeal came as the State Executive Council Friday approved the award of contract for the rehabilitation of more sections of federal road along 9th Mile (Mechanic Village) – Egede Junction –Umuoka – Okpatu – Army Checkpoint and additional […]

  • Boko Haram ‘can be trusted if government gives in to its demands’ – ISS

    Boko Haram ‘can be trusted if government gives in to its demands’ – ISS

    According to reports, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has said that the recent release of 21 Chibok girls by the militant group Boko Haram was “a great achievement” for the Nigerian government.

    In an interview, senior researcher at ISS, Martin Ewi said the release of the girls would also bring hope to Nigerians.

    “The recent release of the 21 Chibok girls has brought back hope to many Nigerians. It is of course a huge achievement for the Nigerian government under President […]

  • FG demands immediate release of detained Nigerian students in Turkey

    FG demands immediate release of detained Nigerian students in Turkey

    According to reports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said it was determined to ensure cases of Nigerian students experiencing different forms of maltreatment in Turkey and elsewhere are urgently addressed.

    The Ministry’s Spokesperson, Mr Clement Aduku, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.

    Aduku was reacting to a report that the Federal Government had not taken appropriate actions to protect the welfare of Nigerian students in Turkey caught up in its post-coup situation.

    He said that contrary […]