Gov.Chime vacates official residence Barely one month to hand over to new administration, Gov. Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has vacated the Governor’s Lodge at the Government House in Enugu.A top government official, who pleaded anonymity, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Saturday that Chime had moved to his private residence at Independence Layout,...... read more
FG summons Indonesian envoy over execution of four Nigerians The Federal Government on Thursday summoned the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Harry Purwanto and protested the execution of four Nigerians killed for trafficking drugs to the Asian country, despite appeals.The Undersecretary, Economic and Consular Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador, Bokunolu Onemola, who met with Purwanto in Abuja, conveyed Nigeria’s...... read more
Nigerian troops rescue more160 from Sambisa forest Nigerian troops have rescued about 160 more hostages from Boko Haram's Sambisa Forest stronghold, the army said on Thursday, taking the total number liberated this week alone to nearly 500.The numbers underlined the scale of the tactic of mass abduction used by the militants, who according to Amnesty International have seized about...... read more
"Personal information"reason we can't disclose our budget -National Assembly Two civil society organisations, BudgIT and Public and Private Development Centre, have threatened to​ sue the National Assembly for refusing to disclose the details of its budget in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.The National  Assembly has had a budget of N150 billion per year since 2011. The budget of the National...... read more
Despite death sentence,19 Nigerians attempt shipping drugs to Asia - NDLEA The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said it saved 20 people from the death penalty in Asia by preventing them from smuggling drugs out of Nigeria.In a statement Thursday, the agency said since January 2014, 19 Nigerians and a Ghanaian have been arrested in Nigerian airports attempting to smuggle 106,914 kilogrammes...... read more
Nigeria's power generation drops to 2,800MW Nigeria’s total electricity generation has dropped to a meagre 2,800 Megawatts, the lowest in nearly a year, as Nigerians struggle with mini-heat waves due to rising temperature.The Ministry of Power said Thursday that power output dropped from a recent peak of 4,500MW on April 3, to 2,800 as of March 30.Godknows Igali, the Permanent...... read more
Deputy India High Commissioner receives touch,assures end to polio in Nigeria Rotary Club of Lagos Palm Grove Estate recently received the Polio Touch at Protea Hotel (Select) Alausa. The Indian Deputy High Commissioner, Kaisar Alam, who represented the India High Commissioner, A.R. Ghanashyam, was there to grace the occasion.Also at the event was the District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110, comprising Lagos...... read more
Money laundering: Court jails Igbinedion for six years A Federal High Court in Benin on Thursday sentenced Patrick Eboigbodin, an aide to a former Governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, to 20 years imprisonment without an option of fine for money laundering.The presiding judge, Justice A. M. Liman, also sentenced a younger brother to the state ex-Governor, Michael Igbinedion, to six...... read more
FG pays #165bn debt to oil marketers The Federal Government on Thursday said it had paid N156 billion debt to oil marketers in line with its commitment to prioritise payments in spite of revenue constraints.This is contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Coordinating Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Paul Nwabuikwu, on Thursday in Abuja.The statement stated that...... read more
Boy pulled from Nepal rubble in "miracle" quake rescue Rescuers pulled a 15-year-old boy alive from the rubble of Nepal’s earthquake Thursday, bringing a rare moment of joy to the ruined capital Kathmandu, five days after a disaster which killed more than 5,500 people.The rescue of Pemba Lama, who stayed alive by eating jars of ghee, was hailed as a miracle...... read more
Nigerian army rescues 160 more women from Sambisa Two days after rescuing 293 girls and women kidnapped by Boko Haram, the Nigerian army has found about 160 more captured women and children in Sambisa Forest, the terror group’s stronghold in northeast Nigeria, according to media reports. A Nigerian army spokesman said the Chibok schoolgirls were not among the rescued...... read more
FG to offset Midwives Service Scheme After a long battle between the federal government and officials of the Midwives Service Scheme (MSS), the government has said it will offset all arrears and allowances owed members of the scheme in order to avert a nationwide strike.In a communiqué issued in Abuja, the representatives of the MSS commended the...... read more
Don't form parallel govt, i am still in charge; Jonathan tells Buhari Thirty days to the official handover of the reins of power to the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian government has warned the incoming administration and the All Progressive Congress (APC) against forming a parallel government as incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan remains in charge till May 29.The government said the “magnanimity” of Mr....... read more
FG demands proper burials for Nigerians executed in Indonesia The Federal Government of Nigeria has asked that the remains of the four Nigerians on Tuesday after being found guilty of drug offences be repatriated for proper burials.The federal government while condemning the execution that disregarded global calls for leniency, expressed its condolences to the families of the deceased, adding that it has...... read more
Abians set agenda for incoming government Ahead of the inauguration of the incoming government in Abia State, on May 29,expectations are high among Abians, who have called on the new administration to reposition the state and also give voice to the common man.The governorship elections have come and gone with the candidate of the People's Democratic Party, PDP,...... read more
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