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Aviation unions call off action against Arik

The aviation workers unions, whose members disrupted the operations of Arik Air in Lagos, on Thursday morning, have called off their actions against the airline Addressing a joint news conference held by the aviation agencies on Friday in Ikeja, the Managing Director, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, George Uriesi,…

We are having our own militants By Nasiru Suwaid

Great! Was my exclamation of relief when I heard of the intentions of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.  So we are also going to have our own militants up North, I openly pondered, who would at least be fighting for something tangible and earthly and could even negotiate with…

Nigerian researchers seek cure for HIV

The Institute of Human Virology, Jos, Plateau State, is conducting a research to build a vaccine against HIV. The institute is currently collaborating with communities in Jos to build the capacity of the centre to conduct HIV vaccine research. A research consultant with the institute and doctor at the Obafemi Awolowo University,…

Catholic Bishops protest DSTV’s suspension of religious channel

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has said it will sue the management of the satellite television, DSTV, for suspending a religious channel on its bouquet. In a statement released, on Thursday, in Lagos, Emmanuel Badejo, Chairman of the Conference’s Directorate of Communications, described the cable TV company’s action as…

National Assembly will pass PIB into law- Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, on Thursday assured Nigerians that the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, would be passed into law. Mr. Ihedioha gave the assurance at a stakeholders’ meeting on the PIB organised by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, in Lagos. He said that…

Abuja Film Village will create thousands of jobs- Village boss

Employment in Nigeria’s creative industries is set to receive another boost once the Abuja Film Village is completed. The Managing Director of the Film Village, Segun Oyekunle, said on Thursday in Abuja, that the project would empower Nigerian youth and impact strongly on establishing Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, as a major…

Adamawa police accused of causing businessman’s death

The death of a businessman while in police detention in Yola has put Adamawa State's recently-appointed police commissioner on the spot. Family members of the deceased, Christian Eze, 42, have accused the commissioner of "unlawful detention, leading to the death of their kin." According to his family, the man was…

Abuja administration buys 200 mass transit buses

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has purchased 200 urban mass transit buses to reduce the transportation challenges faced by residents. The Head, Marketing and Communication, Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company Limited, Tunde Akintola, said this in Abuja on Wednesday. He said the FCTA was committed to promoting an effective…

What Is Inside That Can? By Akin Adesokan

It is quite easy to affect transparency in a situation where the conduct of much official and semi-official business is shrouded in mystery or occurs in a flagrant disregard of due process. Indeed, many would welcome that happening, since it suggests a breath of fresh air in an otherwise polluted…

Government approves New Sugar Master Plan

The New Sugar Master Plan might attract over $1Billion in both local and foreign direct investments. (more…)

Bankers to partner anti-corruption agencies against money laundering

The Committee of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria said it will partner with relevant agencies for the development and effective implementation of policies concerning anti-money laundering, and combating financing of terrorism in Nigeria. The Managing Director of Citi Bank, Emeka Emuwa, made this known in Lagos while deliberating…

NCC raids MCSN office, arrests erring officials

The Federal Government, Wednesday, wielded the big stick against the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria, MCSN, over some of the latter’s illegal activities. A statement issued by the Public Affairs Department of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC, Nseabasi Unagwu, said the action became necessary to forestall the activities of MCSN,…

Gunmen kill Borno Justice Commissioner

Gunmen on Monday evening killed the Borno State Commissioner for Justice, Zanna Mallam-Gana, at his family compound in Bama, headquarters of Bama Local Government Area of the state. Relatives told newsmen in Maiduguri on Tuesday that the deceased had gone to Bama to spend his weekend before he was shot…

Bauchi refutes report of new cases of diphtheria

The Bauchi State government has denied reports that the state has witnessed new cases of diphtheria. The Executive Secretary of the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Nasser Muar, made the rebuttal in Bauchi on Tuesday. Mr. Muar said the cases being reported occurred two months ago at Duson in Kat gum…

400 contractors submit bids for renovation of Karu International Market

The Nasarawa Investment and Property Development Company, NIPDC, on Tuesday disclosed that about 400 contractors have submitted bids for the rehabilitation of the Karu International Market in Nasarawa. The NIPDC General Manager, Daniel Ajegena, said this after the biding process in Lafia. He said that about 400 bids have been received,…

Nigeria keen on protecting intellectual property rights – Minister

The Federal Government will soon formulate a regulatory framework for the protection of intellectual property rights in the country, and the patronage of indigenous Information and Communication Technology products, the Minister of Communications Technology, Omobola Johnson, has said. The Minister said this on Monday at a dinner jointly organised by…

Med-view Airline begins domestic flight operations

The Med-view Airline on Tuesday said it has acquired two Boeing 737-400 aircraft for the commencement of domestic flight operations in Nigeria. The company’s Managing Director, Munir Bankole, made this known to journalists at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Mr. Bankole said the airline would have its flight demonstration…

Job seekers in Nigeria

3000 job seekers throng Lagos Secretariat for employment

No fewer than 3000 job seekers, mostly university graduates, have besieged the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, to submit applications for employment in the state civil service.   The applicants, who arrived at the secretariat in their hundreds, were seen gathered at the Lagos Civil Service Commission building, trying to submit their…

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Nigerian actor goes to jail for having sex with another man

A 28-year old actor, Bestwood Chukwuemeka, was on Monday sentenced to three-month imprisonment by a Karu Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for having sexual intercourse with another man through the anus. The convict, who resides at Gidan Mangoro, had pleaded guilty to having engaged in homosexual acts. "I am guilty of…

ASUU can’t dictate our choice of Vice-Chancellor—Rivers Commissioner

Governor Amaechi of Rivers State says he will not be bullied by ASUU. (more…)

Abuja passengers lament Jabi Motor Park filth

Users say Abuja’s largest bus and taxi terminal has been abandoned by the government since the upper class barely makes use of it. (more…)

Hajj Commission to commence airlift of pilgrims, September 19

Over 500 persons will be airlifted to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday September 19. (more…)

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ATMs to dispense coins- CBN

The CBN says the proposal to introduce the coins dispensing ATMs is in line with its cashless policy. (more…)

Fuel scarcity spreads nationwide

NNPC explains fuel scarcity in Lagos

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has attributed the cause of the ongoing fuel scarcity in Lagos and its environs to distribution challenges. Mr Feldelis Pepple, acting Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division of the Corporation disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday in…

Michelle Obama’s speech a must read for Jonathan, By Charles Ohia

‘’……New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of, There's nothin’ you can’t do, Now you’re in New York, These streets will make you feel brand new, Big lights will inspire you. Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York……………’’ The wordings above are culled from the refrain…