Senate summons CBN, bank MDs over arbitrary charges

By Christiana Ekpa and Ikechukwu Okaforadi Senate yesterday summoned the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, as well as the Managing Director of the commercial banks in the country over the reported excess, illegal and arbitrary charges…

NAF: Amnesty lied on human right abuses

By Musa Adamu The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has described a report by Amnesty International (AI) that it communicated human right abuse by bombing some villages around Numan in Adamawa state as unfortunate, saying it unbecoming of an organization of…

Group doubts sincerity of protesters against Population Commission boss

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi The Census Watch, a non-governmental organization, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to pay attention to the on-going protest by some aggrieved staff members of the National Population Commission (NPC), describing it as suspicious and ill-motivated. The…

World Bank: Support to Nigeria, others hit $14bn

The World Bank Nigeria Country Director, Mr Rachid Benmessaoud, has revealed that the Bank’s support to fragile states, including Nigeria had hit 14 billion dollars. He said the support which came through the International Development Association (IDA), an arm of…

FG moves to reposition ceramic sector

From Abba-Eku Onyeka, Abuja Honorable Minister of state, Federal Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment (FMITI), Hajia Aisha Abubakar said that the federal government had concluded all arrangements to come up with a policy tol address problems faced by the…

Farmer dies after allegedly eating pepper soup, starch meal in Delta

Osakhare Erese, Asaba A 62-year old farmer, Jonhson Umukor, in Iyede community, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, in the early hours of yesterday was feared dead after he allegedly ate pepper soup and starch meal. It was…

Bayelsa Commissioner slumps at inter-ministerial briefing

The Bayelsa Commissioner for Special Projects, Fred Obua, on Tuesday slumped and was rushed out of the venue of the ongoing inter-ministerial briefing to mark six years of Governor Seriake Dickson in office. The governor was sworn into office for…

Delta Govt commences construction of Umunede Rest Park, Ogbeogonogo Market expansion

Osakhare Erese, Asaba The Delta Government has commenced works on the multi-billionaire projects for Umunede rest park, and the expansion of the Ogbeogonogo modern market in Asaba. Executive Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Mr. Paul Nma, who spoke to journalists…

108 not captured FG IPPIS for 2yrs – Senate

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi and Christiana Ekpa The senate yesterday said about 108 civil servants recruited and deployed to the Federal Ministry of Health and other ministries, departments and agencies were not captured in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System…

Gwarzo’s suspension is to protect integrity of SEC – Adeosun

By Umar Muhammad Puma Minister of finance Kemi Adeosun has insisted that the suspension of Munnir Gwarzo from as the Director general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), was for the protection of the integrity of the commission. Speaking…