• FG ready to support film industry – Lai Mohammed

    FG ready to support film industry – Lai Mohammed

    It was gathered that the Federal Government has pledged to invest in the necessary infrastructure that would bring about the growth of the Nigerian film industry and complement the efforts of professionals who built the industry from the scratch.

    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the pledge at the sixth Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Lagos.

    ‘’When we trusted in the almighty oil, we built refineries, pipelines, petrol marketing companies, petrol stations etc. Since we are now […]

  • Lagos-Ibadan Expressway road ready soon – Minister assures

    Lagos-Ibadan Expressway road ready soon – Minister assures

    Expansion and rehabilitation works on the Lagos-Ibadan highway would be completed this dry season, Mr Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing said on Friday.

    Fashola, who briefed the media in Lagos on his first year in office, said that the long bridge at the Lagos-Ogun border on the road had to be shut because a lot of construction work was ongoing underneath it.

    “Roads are depreciating assets that need constant maintenance and regulated usage,” he said, adding that the […]

  • 200,000 N-Power jobs ready – FG

    200,000 N-Power jobs ready – FG

    According to reports, the Presidency has announced that the selection process for the first batch of 200,000 Nigerians to be engaged in the N-Power process has been completed.

    The Senior Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said in a release that the applicants’ official engagement was awaiting the completion of Bank Verification Number clearance.

    According to Akande, the verification is to ensure that the beneficiaries are paid directly, adding that no fewer than 500,000 Nigerians […]

  • We’re ready to surrender – Militants

    We’re ready to surrender – Militants

    Members of the Bakassi Strike Force (BSF) based in Cross Rovers State has expressed readiness to lay down their arms and embrace peace.

    The military special unit, the Operation Delta Safe (ODS) under the command of Rear Admiral Joseph Okojie, in several raids carried over out recently, smoked out the militants from their hideouts killing some of them and burning down their shrines.

    In a twist, the group expressed a desire to lay down arms if the concerns of Bakassi returnees were […]

  • Arms deal: Jonathan ready to testify in favour of Dasuki – lawyer

    Arms deal: Jonathan ready to testify in favour of Dasuki – lawyer

    It was gathered that the counsel to former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki(rtd), Ahmed Raji, has confirmed that former president Goodluck Jonathan will testify in favour of Dasuki in court.

    Dasuki is currently facing charges for alleged misappropriation of $2.1bn arms funds meant for equipping the military fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the North East.

    Following his continued detention despite been granted bail by several Nigerian courts and the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS court‎, Jonathan recently claimed that […]

  • Boko Haram ready to negotiate release of 83 more Chibok girls, says Presidency

    Boko Haram ready to negotiate release of 83 more Chibok girls, says Presidency

    Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which last week freed 21 of more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls it kidnapped in April 2014 in northeast Nigeria, is willing to negotiate the release of 83 more of the girls, the president’s spokesman said on Sunday.

    Around 220 girls were taken from their school in 2014 in Chibok in northeastern Borno state, where Boko Haram has waged a seven-year insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic state, killing thousands and displacing more than 2 million people.

    The […]

  • Be ready to pay the supreme sacrifice – Buhari charges officer cadets

    Be ready to pay the supreme sacrifice – Buhari charges officer cadets

    President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday charged the 128 Regular Combatant Officer Cadets who were commissioned into the three services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to be ready to pay the supreme sacrifice in defence of Nigeria.

    President Buhari who was the Reviewing Officer at Passing Out Parade of the 63rd Regular Course Cadets at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, told the newly commissioned officers that much has been impacted in them and that it was time for them to pay back […]

  • PDP Crisis: We’re ready for reconciliation – Sheriff-led faction

    PDP Crisis: We’re ready for reconciliation – Sheriff-led faction

    According to reports, the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the PDP says it is ready to reconcile with the Ahmed Markafi-led faction.

    Prof. Wale Oladipo, National Secretary of the Sheriff faction of the party, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.

    Oladipo said some eminent Nigerians, some of whom were apolitical, had been meeting with the feuding parties with a view to resolving the lingering crisis.

    He said both Sheriff and Markafi attended a peace meeting initiated by these Nigerians, […]

  • Audit report for Police investment to be ready soon – IGP

    Audit report for Police investment to be ready soon – IGP

    It was gathered that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has said the audit report for the police investments will be ready this week and the Police management team will implement the recommendations.

    The IGP made the revelation when the executive and management team of the Police Officers’ Wives Association, (POWA) and the Police Wives Association, (PWA) paid him a solidarity visit on Monday.

    He noted that the reason for the audit was to ensure that the investments of the […]

  • FG ready to pay for Chibok girls’ release

    FG ready to pay for Chibok girls’ release

    According to reports, the federal government would explore the option of paying for the release of the Chibok Girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina told BBC Friday.

    “Even the president said if it needed paying, Nigeria was ready to pay. He has said that in the public domain before that if they wanted money, Nigeria could even give money,” Adesina said.

    The girls were kidnapped from their school in […]

  • Made-in-Nigeria Suzuki ready in October – Boulos

    Made-in-Nigeria Suzuki ready in October – Boulos

    Boulos Enterprises Ltd, authorised dealer of Suzuki products in Nigeria, said it will push a made-in-Nigeria Suzuki Super Carry to the Nigerian market next month.

    According to the organisation, the vehicle will launch with complete vehicle warranty and extended service intervals as the first of the vehicles are expected to be available to order from next month.

    The organisation, which said in a release on Wednesday that it has completed training course for dedicated Suzuki Super Carry technicians said the training, included […]