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Photos: Youths allegedly set Sen. Saab Lafiaji’s house ablaze

Photos have emerged claiming youths in Kwara state have allegedly set the house of Senator Shaba Lafiagi who represents Kwara North, ablaze in the state for allegedly ordering soldiers to shoot three people who were among those protesting his misrepresentation in the state. Photos: Youths allegedly set Sen. Saab Lafiaji’s …

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The crude factor in our budget – By Sonny Atumah

President Muhammadu Buhari last week presented the Appropriation Bill of N8.6 trillion for 2018 fiscal year to a joint session of the National Assembly. Dubbed Budget of Consolidation, the President hoped to sustain the reflationary policies of the past two budgets in 2016 and 2017. budget The kernels for the …

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Anambra poll: UPP, APGA fight for lead in parties’ survey

Survey by League of Anambra Entrepreneurial Professionals (LEAP), has shown how parties stand ahead of Saturday’s Anambra governorship election. LEAP’s Secretary General, Comrade Emmanuel Ezenwa released the findings of the study on Thursday. From top L-R: Chidoka- UPP; Obiano – APGA; Obaze – PDP; Edochie – DPC; Nwoye – APC & Ezeemo – …

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Lai Mohammed expresses worry over dissemination of fake news in Nigeria

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has expressed concern over the dissemination of fake news and disinformation in the country. The minister said this Thursday night in Abuja when he paid a visit to the “The Labour Room’’, Nigeria’s first Reality TV show geared toward national development. …

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Importer of 661 pump action rifles threatened suicide when I refused N8m bribe – Witness

By Onozure Dania Lagos—A prosecution witness, Abdulahi Muhammad, in the ongoing trial of five defendants arraigned over alleged illegal importation of 661 pump action rifles in January, yesterday, told a Federal High Court in Lagos, how one of the defendants, Mahmud Hassan, threatened to kill himself after he (Muhammad) refused …

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Pope gets $200,000 Lamborghini to auction for charity

Pope Francis received some hot new wheels in the form of a white-and-yellow Lamborghini but he won’t be using it on the tree-shaded roads of the Vatican gardens. The donated Lamborghini Huracan, which normally sells for more than $200,000, was signed by the pope on Wednesday outside his Vatican residence …

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Looted fund recoveries not enough to stop foreign borrowings — FG

…Says Nigeria has always been poor By Michael Eboh The Federal Government on Thursday explained its decision to resort to foreign borrowings, stating that contrary to expectations, the funding requirements of the country largely outweighs the amount of funds recovered from corrupt individuals so far. Laolu Akande, VP’s spokesman The …

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FG develops plan to reduce threat of Boko Haram in northeast

The Federal Government of Nigeria has developed an action plan for Demobilization, Disassociation, Reintegration and Reconciliation (DDRR) aimed at reducing the threat of Boko Haram, achieving peace, and facilitating the provision of international support and assistance in the North East. Nigerian ArmyThe Head, Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), Office of the …

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Local Content: Senate seeks Immigration Service assistance

By Henry Umoru ABUJA—THE Senate has called on Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, to partner its committee on Local Content to ensure that the Act was strictly applied in the area of expatriate quota to secure employment of Nigerians. President of the Nigerian 8th Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki According to the …

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Final World Cup ticket up for grabs

It has taken 33 months of intense qualifying in every corner of the globe but finally it comes down a single match. Peru and New Zealand have the honour of rounding out the qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ in Lima on Wednesday. Both sides are looking …

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