[Premium Times] Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Wednesday said former Minister of the Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe is afraid of President Muhammadu Buhari's planned probe of several billions of naira squandered on the East-West road and on the Amnesty programme under his watch as Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs.
[Premium Times] The total monetary value of all finished goods and services produced in Nigeria in the second quarter of 2015 recorded a 2.57 percent growth, the latest edition of the data on Quarterly Gross Domestic Product estimates of the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics has shown.
[Leadership] An officer of the Nigerian Air Force was feared killed last night by two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers who launched an attack on a military checkpoint in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
[Leadership] The primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Most Rev'd Nicholas Okoh, has said that the continued stay of the Chibok girls in captivity has harmed the country.
[Leadership] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has cancelled the contract for the delivery of crude oil to the nation's refineries in Warri, Port Harcourt and Kaduna.
[Leadership] Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole has said that former Minister of the Niger Delta, Mr Godsday Orubebe is afraid of President Muhammadu Buhari's planned probe of several billions of naira squandered on the East-West Road and on the Amnesty programme under his watch, adding that this is the basis for his latest outburst in the media. Oshiomhole stated this while responding to a newsp...
[Leadership] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed that the man, Dr. George Uboh, who accused its executive chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, of the diversion of over N1trillion, is a suspect standing trial before Justice Sunday Aladetoyinbo of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
[Leadership] States under the salary debt burden will now have succour as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the request by deposit money banks to provide financial accommodation to such state governments to enable them pay the backlog of salaries of their workers.
[Leadership] A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights activist, Chief Femi Falana (SAN) has refuted media report suggesting that he gave former President Goodluck Jonathan a clean bill of health as fighting corruption in a more civilized manner.
[IPS] United Nations -With over 1.5 million displaced, 800,000 of whom are children, and continuously escalating violence in northeastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the humanitarian situation as "particularly worrying" during a visit to the country.
[Guardian] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has cancelled contracts for supply of oil to refineries among other steps aimed at boosting operational efficiency.
[Daily Trust] In 1980, cotton turnover in Nigeria was worth N8.9 billion, which represented 25% of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Sadly, it slumped to only N300 million in 2012.
[AMA] "There is more to Nigeria than oil"
[Guardian] President Muhammadu Buhari's directive to the Ministry of Defence to produce a plan for the establishment of a military industrial complex for the local production of weapons for use by the nation's armed forces is not only a welcome development, it signals a new shift in the nation's mentality. For not only would this end the existing over-dependence on other countries for military equ...
[Daily Trust] Calabar -Director of research at Nigeria Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR) Dr Celestine Ikwuenobi is alarmed that palm oil widely used for food has been adulterated with chemicals used in the dyeing of clothes.
[Daily Trust] Katsina -Poor market prices of grains in the face of high cost of fertiliser has forced many maize farmers in the southern part of Katsina State to adopt sesame cultivation this year.
[Vanguard] Abuja -Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions at its sitting, Wednesday, to hear a petition against the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde over allegation that the Commission fraudulently diverted over N1trillion proceeds of corruption recovered by the anti-graft agency, walked out the Representatives of the Commission.
[Ghanaian Chronicle] More than 200 delegates and 65 industry stakeholders from more than 25 countries are expected to attend the remitAfrica2015 conference in Lagos - Nigeria on Nov 04 - 05, this year. Mobile Money Africa, which is hosting the event in the economic capital of Nigeria, Africa's largest remittance nation.
[Al Jazeera] It has been raining almost nonstop for a week in Ajah, Lagos.
[Premium Times] The National Universities Commission has released a list of illegal degree awarding institutions operating in Nigeria. The schools were published in the NUC's weekly bulletin dated August 24. According to the bulletin, the NUC Executive secretary, Julius Okojie, warned that those who patronise the schools, do so at their own risk.