Niger Delta militants on Saturday vowed to blow up more oil facilities in the region if the Federal Government fail to drop the charges against a former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission declared Tompolo wanted in February over an alleged N45.9bn fraud and charged him to court in absentia.
The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front, General Playboy, urged the Federal Government to leave Tompolo and any indigene from the oil-rich […]
Billionaire business tycoon, Folorunsho Alakija, has said she is working towards making more money than King Solomon in the Bible.
Alakija, one of the richest black women in the world, who recently said she did not attend any university, made this known weekend at the Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC facilitated wealth creation platform which held in Lagos State.
She said, “I will make more money than King Solomon in the Bible. I am working towards that and with his grace, I […]
According to reports, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said that the restructuring in the agencies under the Ministry of Aviation will continue and more workers in the organisations will have to leave or be redeployed.
He also said the ministry was set to rejig the Aviation Security Service in a way to enable its officials to carry arms.
A statement by the ministry on Sunday said the minister made the disclosures during a stakeholders’ forum in Lagos, […]
According to reports, the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen Thursday, vowed to continue with the fight against corruption in the judiciary.
Onnoghen’s inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari followed the expiration of the tenure of Justice Mahmud Mohammed as the CJN. The new CJN will serve in an acting capacity till his appointment is confirmed by the National Assembly.
At the brief ceremony held in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Buhari urged Justice Onnoghen to use his position to […]
It was gathered that the militant group, Niger-Delta Avengers, on Monday warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to deal with some persons it tagged as “sycophants” in his quest for peace in the oil-rich Niger Delta Region.
The group gave the warning in a fresh statement issued by its spokesman, Mudoch Agbimbo.
It asked the President to visit the region to find out things for himself, saying, “You cannot treat the Niger Delta region with disdain while you treat your brothers that are […]
At a time that Nigeria is battling to wriggle out of economic recession, the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, is saying the nation needs more than the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, his political party, to move forward.
Mr Fayose made the assertion on Wednesday while addressing reporters in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, shortly after featuring in a personality interview programme of a state-owned radio station, Orange FM.
Governor Fayose gave his opinion on some […]
According to reports, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday said Federal Government would give more attention to the development of gas as a major revenue earner for Nigeria.
Kachikwu, who stated this in Abuja at the 10th Nigerian Gas Association International Conference, said that the country was determined to reverse its over-dependence on oil as benchmark for the economy.
The theme of the conference is “Nigerian Gas Roadmap and Its Potential for Regional and Global Influence: Its […]
According to reports, the Federal Government says it will upgrade seven cancer treatment centres and provide additional machines to reduce the burden of the disease in Nigeria.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday.
Adewole said: “As we are talking today, there is no public hospital that has cancer treatment machine that is working.
“Ideally, we need one machine per one million people; going by our population, Nigeria […]
The move by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to put an end to excessive tax liabilities by corporate bodies across the country continued yesterday as it grounded business activities in some companies in Lagos, Enugu and Abuja over tax debts totalling N368.11 million.
In Yaba, Lagos, the office of Courteville Business Solutions Plc. was shut over a tax debt of over N313 million. A company official told the FIRS team that he was aware of the company’s debt but not […]
According to reports, the Federal Government’s National Prosecution Coordination Committee may have found more evidence against the judges that were arrested between October 7 and 8 in different parts of the country, according to report.
It was also learnt that the committee was still brainstorming on the appropriate charges to file against the judges.
A source in the committee confirmed on Friday that the committee would finish drafting the charges and file them, either on Monday or Tuesday next week.
It was learnt […]
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism on the release of more of the kidnapped Chibok girls, after 21 of them were freed by Boko Haram, following more than two years of captivity.
Speaking at a joint press conference with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday in Berlin, President Buhari said negotiations will continue until all the girls secure their freedom.
“On the Chibok girls, we have been able to secure the release of 21 of them, so over 100 more are […]