From JOE Ayaaji Two suicide bombers in the early hours of Friday carried out attacks targeting two mosques in Damboa, Borno State, North east Nigeria. According to a statement from the Army Spokesman Col. Sani Usman, the first bomber could not make his target and therefore detonated his explosive laden […]

The Economic and financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has dropped the money laundering Charges earlier Slammed on a Former Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Engr Andrew Yakubu. Engr Yakubu who was NNPC GMD between 2012 and 2014, was invited by the EFCC and subsequently charged alongside […]

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has urged all Nigerians to close ranks and work for the unity, stability and progress of the nation. In a message to commemorate this year’s eid-el-fitr sallah celebration issued in Sokoto by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal also enjoined Muslims to use the opportunity of the […]

Yakubu Busari,Jos Plateau State civil servants who has celebrated Eid-el-fitri without salary payment has accused Governor Lalong of neglecting their welfare. The Plateau State Celebration witnessed low key, as House of Assembly members, civil servants berated Governor Simon Bako Lalong over nonpayment of four months’ salary. Universalreporters247.com gathered that the […]

Rabiu Omaku,Lafiya Nasarawa state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura also has appealed to the organized labour in the state to go back to work for the interest of the state and the younger generation yet unborn calling on the organized labour to have a second thought on the strike action embark […]

POSTED BY NAN “Fayose said any property that may be linked to him or his company was bought legitimately and his properties were duly declared in his assets declaration form and sources of such funds were not illicit.” The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has declared that President Mohammadu Buhari […]

BY BOWALE ODUTOLA His father, Jorge Messi, was also given a jail term for defrauding Spain of €4.1 million (£3.5 million; $4.5 million) between 2007 and 2009 Argentina and Barcelona footballer, Lionel Messi, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, Spanish media say. His father, Jorge […]

BY NAN He stressed that successive prosecution of suspects would serve as deterrent to others who might want to engage in oil theft and pipeline vandalism. Agu noted that the new Administration of Criminal Justice Act, which allows electronic generated evidence during prosecution, will enhance prompt conclusion of cases of […]

BY SEGUN ADEBOWALE The Federal Government had initially declared Tuesday and Wednesday as holiday The Federal Government has extended the ongoing Eid-el-Fitr holiday to Thursday. The Federal Government had initially declared Tuesday and Wednesday as holiday. This was based on the calculation that the Ramadan would end on Monday. However, […]

Lami Sadiq, Jos A former minister of internal affairs and a member of the 6th Senate, retired Brigadier-General John Shagaya, speaks on why some states are against the proposed grazing reserve bill and President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership so far. Excerpt: How would you rate the performance of APC-led administration? The […]

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has declared Wednesday, July 6, as Eid-el-Fitr day in Nigeria. The President-General of the organisation, and Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, who made the announcement, said the new moon of Shawwal had not been sighted anywhere in Nigeria. He therefore enjoined muslims […]

The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Isidore Henry Edet has said that the division arrested Boko Haram insurgents on a daily basis. The GOC made the assertion at the Inter- Denominational Church Service organised to commemorate the Nigerian Army Celebration Day at Saint Charles […]

Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as the group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and replaced him with Maikanti Baru. In a press statement issued today in Abuja, the president office stated that Kachikwu as the minister for State for Petroleum will now be the chairman of the Board […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), as provided for under Section 1(2) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Act of 1997, as amended. The new board is composed of the following: A. Chairman-Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Honourable Minister of […]

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