Reuben Abati’s Mum Passes On To Glory
Madam Maria Taiwo Abati, the mother of Dr. Rueben Abati, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan, is dead, the Abati family announced Thursday. “With a heavy heart and gratitude to God Almighty, the Abati family of Kemta-Okebode, Abeokuta announces the passing away of their mother, grandmother and...
Terrorism Charges: Senator Ndume Asks Court To Stay Proceedings
The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division Thursday fixed October 2 2013 for the adoption of addresses in the appeal brought before it by Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume asking it to stay proceedings in his trial for terrorism charges. The trial is being conducted by the federal government at the Federal High Court in Abuja following the indictment of the senator on alleged involvement of sponsorship of the Boko Haram Islamic sect.
Nigeria Needs $244 Billion To Police Borders -- Interior Minister
For Nigeria to police her 84 legal and 1497 illegal borders, she would require about $244 billion, Minister of Interior Mr. Abba Moro announced on Thursday, in Abuja. Mr. Moro who briefed members of the National Working Committee of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of the activities of his ministry however admitted that Nigeria borders are porous but said that with the efforts of the ministry, the borders would be made secured.
Jonathan Promises States Police Chopper To Tackle Crime
Jonathan Showers Cash Awards On U-17 Footballers, U-18 Athletes
President Goodluck Jonathan, has showered cash award on the footballers and young athletes that participated in both the U17 African Championship and the U18 African youth Athletic Champions. He made the announcement at a special reception held in honour of the...
New Tariff For Industrial Sector Underway
A new tariff regime that is expected to increase the capacity of local manufacturers and boost investments across all industrial sectors of the nation’s economy is underway. To actualise this, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, on Thursday, inaugurated a 12-member committee to work out...
Dangote To Set Up N200bn Sugar Factories In Kebbi, Sokoto
Dangote Group, has said it plans to establish four sugar factories in Sokoto and Kebbi State. The factories are estimated to cost between N180billion to N200billion. Chairman, Dangote Group who disclosed this in Sokoto said the factories are expected to come on stream in the next four years Mr. Dangote also said that the factories will collectively produce one million tonnes of sugar per...
We Got Funding For Q1, Q2, Says Ministry Of Power
The Minister of State for Power, Mrs. Zainab Kuchi has rubbished report quoting the Ministry as saying that it is yet to receive its allocation since January as a deliberate attempt to misinform Nigerians and portray government in bad light. Reports in the Daily Trust and Thisday newspapers of 23rd May had alleged that the Ministry at its appearance before the Senate Committee on Power had said it is yet to get its allocation since the beginning of January, 2013.
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Obama’s Speech On Drone Policy
It’s an honor to return to the National Defense University. Here, at Fort McNair, Americans have served in uniform since 1791– standing guard in the early days of the Republic, and contemplating the future of warfare here in the 21st century. For over two centuries, the United States has been bound together by founding documents...
PDP Commends NASS For Approving State Of Emergency In Adamawa, Borno, Yobe
Jonathan Did Not Order Release Of Boko Haram Members -- Presidency
The Presidency has debunked reports that the Federal Government has ordered the release of all Boko Haram insurgent in custody. Presidential spokesman, Dr. Doyin Okupe, made the clarification this afternoon in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Okupe confirmed this in his statement, explaining that the directive was to release all women and children held in lieu of some insurgents currently at large.
10,000 Anti-Amaechi Protesters Take Over Port Harcourt, Demand Amaechi Resignation
The political crisis rocking Rivers State was aggravated Wednesday as a group of civil society movement under the aegis of Rivers Peoples Assembly staged a protest in Port Harcourt, the state capital demanding the resignation of the state governor, Mr Chibuike Amaechi over allegation of corruption among other charges. The group numbering over 10,000 comprising...
Pope Prays For Victims Of Oklahoma Tornado -- VIS
Pope Francis 1, has offered prayers for victims of the devastating tornado that ravaged Moore, in Oklahoma, United States (US). “Let us pray for the victims and those who are missing, especially children, affected by the violent tornado that hit Oklahoma...
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