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Nigeria: Why We Won't Disclose Cost of Buhari's Medical Bill - Govt
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government said it will not succumb to pressure to disclose the amount expended on President Muhammadu Buhari's recent medical treatment in London.
[AllAfrica] 30/03/2017

 
Nigeria: Why Senate Suspended Former Leader Ali Ndume
[Premium Times] The Senate has suspended Ali Ndume, its former leader, who had asked for investigation of allegations of importing a bullet proof range rover with fake documents involving Senate President Bukola Saraki and that of perjury involving Dino (...)
[AllAfrica] 30/03/2017

 
Nigeria: Convicted Governor Who Secured Bail With 'Fraudulent' Letter Released From Prison 'Illegally'
[Premium Times] Bala Ngilari, the convicted former governor of Adamawa State who secured a controversial bail from a Yola High Court on Monday, has been released from prison.
[AllAfrica] 30/03/2017

 
Nigeria: You Have No Powers to Summon Me, Itse Sagay Replies Senate
[Premium Times] The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Itse Sagay, has fired blistering remarks at Nigerian Senators after they summoned him for reportedly describing the Senate as 'childish and irresponsible' and one 'filled by people of questionable (...)
[AllAfrica] 30/03/2017

Nigeria: Govt Sets Up Committee to Reconcile With National Assembly
[Premium Times] The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has set up a committee to resolve outstanding issues between the executive and legislative arms of the government, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said.
[AllAfrica] 30/03/2017

Nigeria: Govt Approves U.S.$500 Million Eurobond
[Premium Times] The Federal Executive Council, FEC, Wednesday, approved $500 million Eurobond from the international capital market to fund the 2017 Budget.
[AllAfrica] 30/03/2017

Falana: time to end Senate’s impunity
Citing constitutional provisions, Lagos lawyer Femi Falana said the Red Chamber erred for demanding Magu’s sack by the President. He said the Senate, relying on the powers conferred on it under Section 3 (2) of the EFCC Act, 2004, refused to confirm Magu’s appointment as the agency’s substantive (...)
[The Nation] 30/03/2017

Tinubu lauds Ambode’s performance despite inheriting huge debt
DESPITE the huge debt he inherited, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has performed well, All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said yesterday. Tinubu, who was governor between 1999 and 2007, recommended Ambode for commendation. He spoke at the inauguration of a (...)
[The Nation] 30/03/2017

EFCC finds $86m Paris Club refund in NGF’s account
MORE cash believed to be part of the London-Paris Club loan refund has been found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The US$86,546,526.65 was remitted into the account of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF). The account is said to have been depleted to about $17million as at (...)
[The Nation] 30/03/2017

Tinubu thrilled by Ambode’s scorecard
DESPITE the huge debt he inherited, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has performed well, All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said yesterday. Tinubu, who was governor between 1999 and 2007, recommended Ambode for commendation. He spoke at the inauguration of a (...)
[The Nation] 30/03/2017

UAE boosts OPEC production cut compliance
ORGANISATION of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) oil output may fall for a third straight month as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) made progress in trimming supplies while maintenance and unrest cut production in exempted nations – Nigeria and Libya, a Reuters survey showed yesterday. The (...)
[The Nation] 30/03/2017

Osinbajo departs for France over anti-corruption, integrity forum
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday left Abuja for Paris to attend the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum. According to a statement issued by the Vice President’s Spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande in Abuja, Osinbajo is one of the (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Dogara to push for settlement of pensioners’ entitlements
The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara on Wednesday said the House will meet with the Executive to work out a definite plan towards offsetting N200 billion pension due to retired public workers. Dogara said this when he received a delegation from the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Hajj Commission introduces electronic payment system
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), on Wednesday said it had introduced electronic payment system to avoid agents taking undue advantage of state pilgrims boards in accommodation charges during hajj. The Executive Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed, announced (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Zamfara people cry out for government help against meningitis
Nigerians in Gusau, Zamfara state have cried out to the government to help in preventing meningitis, which they said has been killing many people in the state. The appeal was made by a cross section of residents interviewed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Earlier this March, the (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

UTME applicants recount ordeal in obtaining forms
Applicants into various tertiary institutions in the country are facing hardship in banks in Ilorin, Kwara, to pay N5, 500 to purchase the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who went round Ilorin on Wednesday, Some UTME (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Ngilari released from Yola Prison
Former Adamawa Governor, Bala Ngilari, who was granted bail on health grounds, after his appeal against the five years conviction over corruption charges, has been released from prison. Mr Peter Tenkwa, Controller of the Adamawa Command of the Nigeria Prison Service, confirmed Ngilari’s release (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Police promises prompt payment of dead officers’ benefits
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, on Wednesday, assured quick payment of benefits to families of fallen officers. Owoseni gave the assurance while speaking on a marine accident in which an officer, DSP Yomi Amao, attached to the Marine Police Unit, Elegbata in Apapa area (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Police brutalise 63yr old civil servant in Bayelsa
Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), Bayelsa State command, have been accused of battering Mr. Simon Josiah, a 63-year-old civil servant with the state’s Ministry of Education. The policemen attached to the Akenfa Police Station also reportedly descended on the wife of the civil (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

NOA to communicate government policies, programmes to grassroots – DG
The Director-General, National Orientation Agency, Dr Garba Abari, says the local government assembly, a feedback platform, will enable the agency to communicate government policies and programmes to the rural dwellers. Abari made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Nigeria: Moving Nigeria Forward - Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari
[Daily Trust] Mr. President, we are a group of Northern non-partisan academics and public intellectuals who wish to share our concerns on a number of issues facing the nation. In so doing, our only intention is to be helpful to your Administration, which we believe is sincerely committed (...)
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

NGO to educate 640 girls in Duste on sexual violence
The Sexual Offences Awareness and Victims Rehabilitation Initiative (SOAR), an NGO, says plans are underway to educate 640 girls in Dutse and Wumba communities in the FCT on sexual violence. Mrs Chinyere Eyoh, Executive Director of the NGO disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja in an interview (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Nigeria: Nigerian Govt Establishes Second Female Prison
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS, on Wednesday announced the establishment of a second all-female prison in Nigeria.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Lawyer, estate agent arraigned over N3.5m fraud
A 71-year-old legal practitioner, Joshua Awe, who allegedly obtained N3.5 million under false pretences, was on Wednesday docked before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Awe, whose residential address was not stated, was arraigned alongside an estate agent, Dickson Ofor, 65. They are (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Nigeria: Senate Suspends Former Leader Ali Ndume
[Premium Times] The Senate has suspended Ali Ndume, its former leader, who had asked for investigation of allegations of importing a bullet proof range rover with fake documents involving Senate President Bukola Saraki and that of perjury involving Dino (...)
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Expert tasks parents to be conscious of children’s hygiene
A medical expert, Dr Yinka David of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has advised parents to be conscious of their children’s hygiene and dispose dirty water in their surroundings. David, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ilorin, further urged (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Lagos lawmaker harps on robust SMEs for economic recovery
Mr Rotimi Olowo, the Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, on Wednesday said that robust Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) would strengthen the nation’s economy. Olowo (APC-Somolu I) said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Southern Kaduna: Troops never killed 17 Fulani herdsmen – Army
Southern Kaduna: Troops never killed 17 Fulani herdsmen – Army The 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, has debunked reports that its troops killed 17 herdsmen in Southern Kaduna. Describing the report as false and irresponsible, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Kingsley (...)
[Naijaonpoint] 29/03/2017

Nigeria’s Most Controversial ‘Virgin’ Musician, Adokiye Releases Hot Photos to Mark Birthday
Nigeria’s Most Controversial ‘Virgin’ Musician, Adokiye Releases Hot Photos to Mark Birthday Port Harcourt-born Nigerian singer, Adokiye Kyrian who claims to be a virgin is currently celebrating her birthday today, Wednesday - the 29th of March, 2017 with some glossy photos. Adokiye The Nigerian (...)
[Naijaonpoint] 29/03/2017

Nigerian Lady Dumps Fiance After Helping Her Travel To US
Nigerian Lady Dumps Fiance After Helping Her Travel To US Children of nowadays and fake love. What makes her think the other guy she ran to after her fiance wasted his money to bring her over to America will be sincere to her in the long run? Smiles!According to Tèmítópé Adébiyi, a (...)
[Naijaonpoint] 29/03/2017

Nigeria's Rack Centre Becomes First African DCS Awards Finalist
Rack Centre, Africa’s premium Data Centre, became the first ever African based Data Centre provider to be finalists, in two categories, in the internationally acclaimed Data Centre Solutions (DCS) awards in the UK. After seven successful years this is the first time an African company has become (...)
[IT News Africa] 29/03/2017

Army denies killing 17 herdsmen in Southern Kaduna
The 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, on Tuesday dismissed reports that troops had killed 17 herdsmen in Southern Kaduna. A statement issued in Kaduna by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Kingsley Umoh, described the report as unfounded and irresponsible. He said the (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

A DisappointedLagos Based Housewife Narrated HerStory – “I Did This Since He Could Not Sexually Satisfy Me”
A Disappointed Lagos Based Housewife Narrated Her Story – “I Did This Since He Could Not Sexually Satisfy Me” I had dinner with my lawyer friend recently and our discussion took us to how the rate of divorce is drastically increasing in Nigeria. The most shocking part of that discussion was when (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Nigeria: Govt Moves to Close Displacement Camps
[This Day] Abuja -The federal government is currently fine-tuning plans to close internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the North-east and consequently help the IDPs to return to their various homes to begin a new life.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Breaking: Buhari Appoints New Ministers
Emerging reports indicate that President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of two ministerial nominees to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation.
[The Whistler] 29/03/2017

Buhari appoints new ministers
ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari is set to inject fresh blood into his cabinet as he has sent names of two new ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. A source close to the Senate told our correspondent that the letter arrived the Senate late Tuesday. The source revealed that the (...)
[SundiataPost] 29/03/2017

Nigeria: After Claims of Shekau's Death, Govt Plots Boko Haram Leader's Capture
[Premium Times] The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, on Tuesday said the Nigerian armed forces had successfully suppressed Boko Haram insurgency.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Nigeria: Presidency Speaks On Senate's Demand for Crimes Agency Boss Removal
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Senate is an arm of government that must be respected in any decision it takes in the course of exercising its powers as an independent institution, the presidency said Tuesday.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Nigeria: Pension Office Sacks Five Deputy Directors for Alleged Employment Fraud
[Premium Times] Five deputy directors of the Pensions Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, have been fired for alleged employment fraud, the agency said Tuesday.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Nigeria: Four People Burnt to Death in Petrol Tanker Accident
[Premium Times] Four persons were on Tuesday burnt to death in a petrol tanker fire along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Obong Victor Attah: Nigeria’ll break up unless…
Former governor of Akwa Ibom State and co-chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Obong Victor Attah, has warned that Nigeria may break up unless fiscal federalism is instituted. Attah, who was governor between 1999 and 2007, said Nigeria would have achieved more significant development if (...)
[Abacityblog] 29/03/2017

Abuja Residents Seek FG’s Support On Tree Planting
By Deji Abdulwahab Abuja – Some Abuja residents on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to support Nigerians with tree seedlings so as to encourage them to plant trees during the coming rainy season. The residents gave the advice in separate interviews with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. (...)
[SundiataPost] 29/03/2017

NNPC lauds positive roles of the legislature in oil & gas industry domestic, infrastructure
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has described the interplay between members of the executive and the legislative arms of government as an indispensible element of the democratic process with The post NNPC lauds positive roles of the legislature in oil & gas industry (...)
[Aljazirah] 29/03/2017

Wrongful Termination Of Appointment: Court Fixes April 25 For Hearing
Abuja – The National Industrial Court, Abuja, has fixed April 25 to hear a suit instituted by a former employee, Shaibu Idris, against Jardin Development and Associates Nigeria Ltd, challenging the termination of his appointment and non-payment of his benefits for eight years. Idris, who worked (...)
[SundiataPost] 29/03/2017

Sue federal government, Falana tels arrested Ile Ife suspects
Prominent Nigerian lawyer Femi Falana has attacked Nigeria Police Force for being quick to parade poor suspects before proving them guilty and cover rich ones. Falana, reacting to the recent The post Sue federal government, Falana tels arrested Ile Ife suspects appeared first on (...)
[Aljazirah] 29/03/2017

Buhari hails ‘outstanding’ politician Tinubu at 65
President: he helped to unseat incumbent Adeosun hints of aggressive tax drive ‘Young businesses should be encouraged’ It was a day of encomiums — and serious talks — yesterday in Lagos. Statesmen, eminent politicians, top government officials, military chiefs, captains of industry and...
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Dangote: Nigeria’s on path of industrialisation
•’62,000 jobs on the way’ Nigeria is on track to realising its industrialisation target, Africa’s richest man said yesterday. Aliko Dangote, who is Dangote Group’s President, spoke of the conglomerate’s plans in the next few years. Speaking in Lagos at the Ninth Bola Tinubu Colloquium, he...
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

‘Insurance firms owe N19.7b pension fund’
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) yesterday accused insurance firms of failing to remit pension funds totaling N19.7billion. Its Executive Secretary, Sharon Ikeazor who spoke at a news conference in Abuja, said only Leadway Assurance has successfully transferred the funds (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

Keystone Bank gets new MD
The management of Keystone Bank Limited has appointed Hafiz Bakare as the bank’s Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. The new appointment followed the successful conclusion of the divestment of the bank by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), which culminated in the (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017

CBN sells forex to BDCs at N360/$
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday reduced rate at which it sells foreign exchange (forex) to bureau de change (BDCs) from N381 to dollar to N360 to dollar. The BDCs are to sell to end users at N362 to dollar. The rate reduction comes barely 24 hours after its directive to Deposit (...)
[The Nation] 29/03/2017



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