The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Friday denied claims that he had endorsed some aspirants to vie for elective offices. Dogara, while reacting to recent claims that he had endorsed some aspirants seeking elective offices in his constituency, described such rumours as “untrue and very wicked”. In a statement signed [...]
Fuelled by a boom in oil, gas and telecoms, Nigeria is now Africa's biggest economy. This documentary meets the super-rich Nigerians coming to Britain, who spend big on luxury, education and property.
The documentary titled Lagos to London: Britain’s New Super-Rich was aired on Tuesday night.
Job Summary / Responsibilities: The SBCC Advisor will provide direction, communication technical expertise, and oversight of all project SBCC activities for the Nigeria Malaria Project. He/she will assist the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), and, working with the project SBCC and Community Mobilization Officers, collaborate with and build capacity of the Ministry of Health (Federal, [...]
Chosen by our Deputy Vice Chancellor (International Development), Professor David Pilsbury, the successful recipients of the Global Leaders Scholarship will be awarded to three aspirational international students who can demonstrate their drive and ambition to become international global leaders of the future. 5 awards each totalling a maxiumum of £10,000 are available in this category. [...]
The ProInspire Fellowship, ProInspire’s flagship program, is a highly competitive one-year fellowship that: · Places business professionals in targeted positions at leading nonprofit, public, and social enterprise organizations; · Provides monthly trainings with a cohort of peers; · Matches Fellows with a coach and; · Provides a network to support career growth during the Fellowship [...]
The Rivers State Police Command wishes to announce the arrest of four suspected kidnappers, one armed robber and recovery of stolen vehicles. The arrest were made at Ohigha in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government and Diobu, Port Harcourt Henry Ajie ‘m’ age 23 years, Bright Ajie ‘m’ age 22 years, Dadison Ogadima ‘m’ 22 years and Sampson [...]
A 25-year old man identified as Ajayi Kehinde did the unexpected on Monday evening after he parked his SUV by the Oke Afa canal in Lagos suburb. Then he jumped into the canal to die. The canal was where over a thousand people died in January 2002 as they tried to escape frightening bomb blasts [...]
Secretary of the Ekiti state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Temitope Aluko on Sunday opened a can of worms as he gave an insider account of how the military was used to rig the 2014 Ekiti State governor election that Ayo Fayose won under PDP. Aluko, who was the Chief Returning Officer [...]
A Federal High Court in Abuja today January 29, 2016 has denied the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu bail. The Biafra crusader who was arrested by the SSS as he returned to Nigeria, has been in detention since October as he is charged with treason. Mr. Kanu earlier in a letter [...]
The Senate has asked its committee on Power and Privatisation to investigate the sale of National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) by the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE). The call came following a motion by Senator Mohammed Hassan and five others on alleged “Unwholesome practices by Manitoba Hydro International Nigeria Limited under the direction and control [...]
The managing director of NEXIM bank, Robert Orya, has disclosed to the Senate committee on Banking, Currency and Financial institutions that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) injected the sum of N350billion into NEXIM bank as intervention to keep the bank running. According to Orya, NEXIM bank intends to invest in solid minerals, agriculture, hospitality [...]
National Economic Council (NEC) following its 65th meeting in Abuja resolved to audit 18 core and 83 non-core revenue generating agencies. According the governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, international auditing firm, KPMG, will audit 18 core revenue generating agencies, while an indigenous firm, SIAO, will audit the non-core revenue generating agencies.
A Federal High Court in Abuja today January 29, 2016 has denied the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu bail. The Biafra crusader who was arrested by the SSS as he returned to Nigeria, has been in detention since October as he is charged with treason. It is also noteworthy that Kanu [...]
The Supreme Court in Nigeria has nullified the elections of two Senators from Anambra State, Stella Oduah and Andy Uba. Stella Oduah was a former Aviation Minister. Andy Uba was a former Special Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Domestic Affairs.
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma has stated that the Federal Government of Nigeria has no plans to increase Tax and VAT. According to Udoma at the 65th National Economic Council meeting in Abuja, government intends to ensure more revenue drive, and it will not increase taxes, but strive to raise [...]
The Nigerian Senate has began investigating the alleged illegality in the transaction of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) with the Hydro International Nigeria Limited also known as Manitoba with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). In a motion captioned “Unwholesome practices by Manitoba under the direction and control of BPE” moved by Senator Muhammed [...]
The people of Gakem, a town in Cross River state, where the first shots of the civil war were fired in 1967, speak of 40 years of neglect and darkness. Background One morning in mid August a vehicle bears this writer to a popular junction in Vandeikya, Benue state. Then a motorcycle is found for [...]
Hon. Nnenna Elendu Ukeje who represents Bende Federal Constituency of Abia State has asserted that the 2016 budget does not portray it’s foreign policy objectives as promised by President Muhammadu Buhari in his inaugural speech. She further stated that the foreign policy component of the budget is only 0.52% of the entire national budget, which [...]
The Honourable Minister of Health stated this during a dialogue series organised by the Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON) with the theme “The 2014 National Health Act: Funding and Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria”; saying that the act if implemented, holds the efficacy to give about 200 million Nigerians access to free healthcare.
The Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has reiterated the commitment of the government to eradicate the deadly Lassa fever. He stated this at the Health Policy Dialogue Series 1 organised by the Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON) today at Barcelona Hotel, Abuja. Professor Isaac was confident of the fact that Nigeria has what [...]
The 2014 National Health Act if implemented holds amazing prospects for Nigerians, such as universal health coverage, ease of access to medical healthcare and free medical healthcare amongst others. The President has therefore promised to implement this act fully within the coming weeks as relayed the Minister of Health today at the dialogue session organised [...]
The country director of the World Bank and coordinating director for West Africa Regional Integration Program Rachid Benmessaoud stated this during a visit to the Ministry of Science and Technology, where he was received by the Honourable minister and other top officials in the ministry. Mr. Benmessaoud who was appointed just three months ago, pointed [...]