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Igwe Vincent Ilo

Igwe Vincent Ilo, father of OSIWA Nigeria lead, dies at 83

The traditional ruler of Adu Achi in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State, Igwe Vincent Ilo, has passed on, his palace announced on Thursday. Mr. Ilo, the Ohabuenyi 1 of Adu Achi, passed on since March 19, 2016. He was 83. In a statement signed by VinMartin Obiora…

Senate President Bukola Saraki

#PanamaPapers: I won’t resign, Senate President, Bukola Saraki says

Embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday said he would not yield to growing calls from Nigerians that he should step down amid growing corruption scandals. Mr. Saraki said those calling for his resignation were being sponsored by politicians who had always opposed his leadership since he emerged Senate President…

Buhari in France

#PanamaPapers: Nigerian govt’s silence ‘worrisome, repugnant’ — CACOL

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, an anti-corruption group, has called on the Nigerian government to commence immediate investigations into the "gruesome revelations" contained in the #PanamaPapers offshore assets series published by PREMIUM TIMES. The group also said the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, should resign from office and surrender himself…

Road Safety Corps marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi

Court stops FRSC from choosing where motorists can buy speed limiters

An Abuja Federal High Court on Thursday ordered the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, to desist from monopolising the vehicle speed limiters market. The presiding judge, Eyo Chukwu, however upheld the commission's power to implement the installation of the device on all vehicles in the country. The judge ruled that…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

#PanamaPapers: TMG demands Saraki’s resignation

Call for the resignation of Nigeria’s Senate president, Bukola Saraki, is gathering steam after #PanamaPapers exposed his secret offshore assets shortly after his false assets declaration trial began at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), a coalition of over 400 civic organisations working for the entrenchment…

Burnt House in Okokolo Village that was attacked by herdsmen in Agatu, (13/3/16) 2258/13/3/2016/HB/NAN

Agatu Killings: Buhari holds people of Benue in contempt, Tiv Young Professionals say

An Abuja-based group, Club De Pals, has reprimanded President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to pay due attention to the ongoing killing of villagers across Benue State, even as voices from all over the world have continued to express concerns over the crisis. Club De Pals, a non-profit organization comprising young…

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Soldiers killed in operation to rescue abducted expatriate, JTF says

The military personnel attached to the Operation Pulo Shield in Bayelsa State have killed one and arrested three other suspected kidnappers as part of a renewed crackdown on militancy, piracy and kidnapping in the state, the military joint task force, JTF, said on Wednesday. The soldiers were on a mission…

Late Sani Abacha

#PanamaPapers: Lawyer hired by Nigeria to track Abacha loot has 178 firms in tax havens

Enrico Monfrini, a Swiss attorney hired by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to track missing Abacha loot in Swiss banks is himself operating over 178 companies in offshore tax havens, a massive leak of secret documents belonging to offshore shell companies has revealed. Mr. Monfrini was hired in…

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

Nigerian troops rescue 11, 595 hostages from Boko Haram Captivity

At least 11, 595 civilians held at various enclaves by Boko Haram have been rescued, the Nigerian Army headquarters said on Wednesday, as troops intensify efforts to clear and mop up all insurgent activities in the terror-ravaged northeast. The army said the rescue operations were carried out within the past…

James Ibori

#PanamaPapers uncovers how Ibori the thief organised massive stealing of Delta funds

Former Delta State governor, James Ibori, established limited liability companies and foundations in secret offshore tax havens to hide some of the funds he looted from the state's treasury, a leak of secret tax documents has revealed. Mr. Ibori, who is currently serving jail term in the United Kingdom after…

FRSC officials

Easter road traffic offences down 20 per cent – FRSC

There was a 20 per cent reduction in the volume of road traffic offences during this year's Easter holidays compared to last year's, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has said. The Commission said the improvement is as a result of a relentless sensitisation of motorists on the need to…

Bola Tinubu

How I made my first millions – Tinubu

Former Lagos State Governor and a leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has narrated how a working trip he made while serving as an auditor for auditing giant, Deloitte and Touche, made him an "instant millionaire". Mr. Tinubu first served as a senator in the short-lived…

Governor Kashim Shettima
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Why I didn’t call Jonathan after Chibok girls were abducted by Boko Haram — Borno governor, Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has said he did not call former President Goodluck Jonathan to brief him after Boko Haram abducted over 200 school girls from Chibok, because he knew that security agencies must have briefed the president of the development the day it happened. Mr. Shettima said…

Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau

Nigerian govt plans partnership with states to curb incessant fire outbreaks

In the wake of recent fire outbreaks across the country, the federal government has announced its intention to partner with state governments to curtail future occurrences. Fire outbreaks have reduced several major markets in Lagos, Kebbi, Kano, Cross River and Gombe States to rubble in recent weeks. Responding to the…

textile-industry

Textile manufacturers back genetically modified cotton production in Nigeria

The Nigerian Textile Manufacturers Association, NTMA, has expressed its approval for the introduction of genetically modified cotton into the country. In a statement Wednesday by its acting Director-General, Hamma Kwajaffa, the association said a timely introduction of GM cotton, especially the Bt cotton variety, which has high resistance to pests,…

FRSC officials

FRSC clears air on motor vehicle registration, licence plates

Following repeated complaints from Nigerians about the discrepancies in obtaining motor vehicle licence plates, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has issued a statement to clarify issues bordering on vehicle registration in the country. The statement said the FRSC is only required by law to produce licence plates for onward…

Bola Tinubu

APC administration will not tolerate under-performance – Tinubu

A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said the lack of performance that characterised past governments in the country would not be tolerated by the current All Progressives Congress administration of Muhammadu Buhari. He said the government was determined to reverse that trend. Mr. Tinubu…

Former President,  Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan a role model in Africa — Colonel Abubakar Umar

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is a role model who should be respected across Africa and beyond, retired military officer and social critic, Abubakar Umar, has said. Mr. Umar, a retired colonel, said Mr. Jonathan deserved praises for his timely concession call to his major challenger in the 2015 presidential election.…