• IPOB faults Amnesty’s report, says over 2,000 members killed

    IPOB faults Amnesty’s report, says over 2,000 members killed

    It was gathered that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has welcomed the recent report published by Amnesty International, AI, detailing the alleged killing of 150 pro-Biafra activists by Nigerian soldiers, but pointed out that the figure was not a true reflection of number of its members killed from August 2015 till date, which is the period the report covered.

    It declared that, within the period, over 2000 of its members have been killed, with another 750 still missing.

    A statement issued […]

  • Police submit fresh report indicting Saraki and Ekweremadu in senate forgery

    Police submit fresh report indicting Saraki and Ekweremadu in senate forgery

    There are strong indications that the police have submitted to the National Prosecution Coordination Committee, another report on the investigations into the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015.

    It was gathered that in the fresh report, the police indicted the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu.

    It was gathered that the Special Investigation Panel, headed by the retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Ali Amodu, explained that a former Clerk to the National Assembly, […]

  • Nigeria has highest number of students in U.S – Report

    Nigeria has highest number of students in U.S – Report

    Nigeria has been announced as the African country with the highest number of students studying in the U.S. by the United States government on Tuesday.

    This was according to the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

    The Open Doors report is published annually by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    Nigeria has been ranked 14th worldwide as the leading African students in U.S among other African countries.

    There are […]

  • President Buhari receives economic recovery strategy report

    President Buhari receives economic recovery strategy report

    After many months of rigorous planning, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, received the ambitious economic recovery strategy report prepared by his Economic Management Team, EMT, to steer the nation off recession.

    The multi-prong strategy, which was prepared by the EMT, in collaboration with the Ministries of Budget and National Planning, Finance, the Presidency and the Central Bank of Nigeria, is to enable the President appreciate the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP, before setting out to present it to Nigerians next month.

    A […]

  • Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal – report

    Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal – report

    President-elect Donald Trump is seeking quick ways to withdraw the United States from a global accord to combat climate change, a source on his transition team said, defying broad global backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

    Since Trump’s election victory on Tuesday, governments ranging from China to small island states have reaffirmed support for the 2015 Paris agreement during climate talks involving 200 nations set to run until Friday in Marrakesh, Morocco.

    Trump has called global warming a hoax […]

  • Air Peace dismisses report of aborted landing at Owerri airport

    Air Peace dismisses report of aborted landing at Owerri airport

    Air Peace has denied a media report claiming that one of its aircraft aborted landing due to cows that allegedly strayed into the runway of the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, Imo State.

    The report with the headline: “Plane aborts landing as cows take over Owerri airport runway” published on Friday alleged that Air Peace’s pilot aborted landing when he “discovered that the runway had been invaded by cows.”

    The report quoted a certain “Mr. Richard Akinnola,” who was allegedly on the […]

  • Senate rejects own Committee’s report on FIRS 2016 Budget

    Senate rejects own Committee’s report on FIRS 2016 Budget

    According to reports, the Senate on Thursday rejected the report of its Committee on Finance on the 2016 Budget of the Federal Inland Revenue Service over ambiguity.

    The upper chamber dumped the budget proposal after careful consideration of recommendations of its Committee on Finance, headed by Senator John Enoh, representing Cross River Central Senatorial District.

    The total budget proposed by the FIRS is N143 billion and the Committee submitted same amount for approval of the Senate.

    The 2016 FIRS Budget shows an increase […]

  • Nigerians ‘fear’ Trump win – report

    Nigerians ‘fear’ Trump win – report

    Many Nigerians have reportedly said that they would prefer Democrats leader Hillary Clinton over her main rival Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump in becoming the next US president.

    According to BBC, many Nigerians were concerned about the New York City born billionaire’s immigration policies.

    Furthermore, some of the Nigerians were also fearful of the impact this would have on their own livelihoods as they were also dependent on financial support from their relatives abroad.

    In his campaign trail the property mogul indicated that […]

  • Budget padding: Sanctioned officials back to work in ministry – report

    Budget padding: Sanctioned officials back to work in ministry – report

    President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowed determination to punish culprits who smuggled foreign items into the 2016 budget and who caused both national and international embarrassment are back to work, according to Economic Confidential.

    Investigation by the Economic Intelligence Magazine indicates that the officials who were sanctioned by their deployment outside Federal Ministry of Finance have since resumed duties in the same Ministry without the highly publicized punishment the President promised while speaking to Nigerians resident in Saudi Arabia.

    President Muhammadu Buhari had in […]

  • NNPC loses N11.22bn in 1 month – report

    NNPC loses N11.22bn in 1 month – report

    It was gathered that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has again reported a month-end trading deficit of N11.22 billion in August.

    The figure was obtained on the NNPC website detailing its monthly financial and operations report released in Abuja.

    The corporation had posted a trading deficit of N24.18 billion loss in its July report.

    NNPC, however, indicated that it was able to cut down on its loss-making by N12.96 billion when compared with its deficits in previous months.

    The deficits were recorded even […]

  • Police express shock over report of abuse of female IDPs in Borno

    Police express shock over report of abuse of female IDPs in Borno

    It was gathered that the Borno State Police Command, has expressed shock over allegations of sexual abuse of girls and women by officials guarding Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the state.

    In its latest report, Human Rights Watch, an NGO, alleged that officials guarding IDPs camps in Borno sexually abuse young girls and women.

    Reacting to the report while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Maiduguri, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, expressed reservation over the authenticity of the report.

    “We have […]