IPOB: Court orders Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest

Wants him tried in absentia By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, revoked the bail earlier granted the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and ordered…

Tinubu to FG: Stop planned increase in VAT

By Ese Awhotu The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday called on the Federal Government to halt further action on the planned increase in Value Added Tax(VAT). Tinubu, who spoke at the 11th…

El-Rufai urges customers to pay bills, backs Kaduna Electric

By Usman Shuaibu Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has pledged the state government’s support to Kaduna Electric in ensuring prompt payment of electricity bills incurred by the government. He made the pledge while receiving the Managing Director of the company,…

Political, economic stability inevitable for national devt -Buhari

By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammadu Buhari has said that without social, political and economic stability, it will be difficult for any country to effectively manage its resources. According to a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Femi…

Weights/Measures: FG urges traders to abide by the rules

From Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has called on the independent petroleum marketers, fish and meat sellers as well as other traders to abide by the rule and regulations governing the use of…

Buhari vows to remove rot in pension system

By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammadu Buhari has said the dignity of public servants, who worked tirelessly and sacrificed for the greatness of Nigeria, will be restored, assuring that the Federal Government will rev up the process of sanitizing the pensions…

Reps query ministry over N269m contract for mini stadium

By Umar Muhammad Puma The House of Representatives Committee on Sports has queried the Ministry of Sports for awarding a contract for the construction of a mini stadium at the rate of N269m above the N137m appropriated for it. According…

Party supremacy and stability of Ninth Assembly

Expectedly, tension has begun to mount ahead of the commencement of legislative business of the Ninth Assembly. Like in 2015, the ruling party with the majority in both chambers has started to bare its fangs telling whoever cares to listen…

Diaspora Nigerian scholars fault U.S report on corruption, insecurity

By Stanley Onyekwere Some Nigerian scholars abroad, under the auspices of Association of Nigerian Scholars in Diaspora (ANDS), have faulted the recent report by the U.S Department of State on Corruption and Human Rights violation under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led…

Nasarawa NUJ condemns kidnap of chapel chair’s wife

From Gambo Ahmed, Lafia The Nasarawa State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has condemned in its entirety the kidnap of the wife of the state chapel of correspondents, NUJ, Alhaji Sulaiman Abubakar of Nagarta Radio by unknown gunmen…