Category: News

It’s wrong to blame APC govt for insecurity, says Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, said it was wrong for Nigerians to blame the current insecurity in the country on the All Progressives Congress-led government. The former Governor of Rivers State insisted that it was a misnomer for anybody to claim that banditry was caused by the current regime led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari […]

EFCC critical partner in global crime war, says FBI

Segun Adewole Published 7 May 2021 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been described by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a critical partner in the global fight against organized crime and corruption. This is according to the Legal Attaché of the Bureau, Uche Ahamdi, who stressed that the Commission needed to be commended for its professionalism. He said […]

Oyo LG: Supreme Court judgement will end governors’ tyranny – Minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare,  has described the Supreme Court judgment nullifying the dissolution of Local Governments in Oyo State as an end to the ‘tyranny’ of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.  The PUNCH had reported that the Supreme Court on Friday described the dissolution of local governments in Oyo State and their replacement with […]

We are not offering N1m to ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ informants —EFCC

Segun Adewole Published 7 May 2021 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said that it has not issued any notice on social media promising a financial reward for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo Boys. The anti-graft agency said the “clarification became necessary following phone calls by citizens wanting […]

Macron urges US, UK to stop blocking Covid vaccine exports

President Emmanuel Macron French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday he was ready to discuss waiving Covid-19 vaccine patents but more important was the US and UK ending export restrictions on vaccines and their raw materials. “Today, the Anglo-Saxons block many of these ingredients and vaccines,” he told reporters as he arrived at a summit in Porto, defending Europe’s record as […]

You can’t get Presidency by threatening secession, El-Rufai tells Igbo

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Published 7 May 2021 Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, says although he believes the South should produce the next President, the people of the South-East must note that they cannot get the Presidential seat by threatening others with secession. El-Rufai further stated that politics has to do with negotiations and convincing others why they should vote for […]

FG reactivates 700ha farm estate to process cassava, others

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Published 7 May 2021 The Federal Government on Friday announced that it had commenced the reactivation of its 700 hectares of land in Ogun State for the establishment of an integrated farm estate in the state. It also announced that a cassava processing plant would be established in the estate to boost the value chain and create […]

FUOYE workers protest registrar’s sacking, seek reinstatement

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti Published 7 May 2021 Some workers of Federal University, Oye Ekiti on Friday protested last month’s sacking of the registrar of the institution, alleging that the action is the handiwork of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abayomi Fasina, which must be reversed. The placards-carrying workers, under the aegis of Concerned New Staff, who alleged that Fasina sacked Olatunbosun […]

NIS rescues 10 victims of human trafficking in Katsina

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina Published 7 May 2021 The Katsina Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service early Friday rescued 10 victims of human trafficking. The victims are Austin Naney, Otto happiness, EyintuOluwa Adelola, Adams Zainab, Jamilu Zainab, Ogunnwa Yetunde, Andrew Ozugbo, Okafor Blessing, Azizat Adamu, and Adesola Eyinzuola. The NIS Comtrproller for Katsina, Abdurrazaq Muaazu, confirmed the development to newsmen on […]

COVID-19: British Airways seeks amendment to flight restrictions

The Chief Executive Officer of International Airlines Group, Luis Gallego, has pleaded with the British Government to amend flight restrictions. British Airways is under the IAG and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, restrictions have been placed on flights and this has caused a major loss for airlines. According to DailyMail, Gallego said the airline lost about £1.1bn in the last […]