Security agents: Islamic State fighters in Nigeria

Security agencies have uncovered Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) fighters in Benue, Kogi and Edo states, it was learnt yesterday. A source in the Presidency said the group had been operating within some North Central and South-South states, using foreign terrorists. They are also believed to be recruiting young men into their fold andRead More

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Economy remains strong, says Emefiele

CBN on TSA, Emefiele

The economy remains strong with all indices moving in the right direction, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele said yesterday. He allayed the fears of Nigerians and the international community over the inability to hold the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting scheduled for today and tomorrow. The meeting could not hold due to theRead More

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Economy remains strong, says Emefiele

CBN on TSA, Emefiele

The economy remains strong with all indices moving in the right direction, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele said yesterday. He allayed the fears of Nigerians and the international community over the inability to hold the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting scheduled for today and tomorrow. The meeting could not hold due to theRead More

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NNPC ‘releases 250 trucks of petrol’

NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has released 250 trucks of petrol to Lagos   to ensure the product’s availability, its spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, said yesterday. Ughamadu said there was a slight change in the distribution network in Lagos, as the city is currently being supplied by the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN).Read More

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Diezani in trouble again over withdrawal of $1.3b from NNPC accounts

THERE seems to be no end to the alleged mind-boggling financial misappropriation in the former President Goodluck Jonathan administration. In the centre of it all is, according to records unearthed by investigators, former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives have just uncovered the withdrawal of $1.3billion fromRead More

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Diezani in trouble again over withdrawal of $1.3b from NNPC accounts

THERE seems to be no end to the alleged mind-boggling financial misappropriation in the former President Goodluck Jonathan administration. In the centre of it all is, according to records unearthed by investigators, former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives have just uncovered the withdrawal of $1.3billion fromRead More

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Olubadan: we’re not celebrating High Court verdict

Olubadan, Ibadan

The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, yesterday said he and his supporters are not celebrating the State High Court’s judgment which declared the panel that recommended the review of the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration a nullity. An Oyo State High Court, on Friday, declared the panel and the activities it produced as illegal. This meansRead More

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Our ordeal in Libya, by returnee Ondo indigenes

Libya returnees

Twenty-three Ondo State-born returnees from Libya yesterday narrated their ordeal in the North African country where they had hoped for a better life. They were received by a delegation, led by Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi and State Director of the Department of State Services (DSS) Salami Ajege at the State Correctional Centre in Akure, theRead More

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Confusion as ‘Fresh PDP’ faction rejects truce with Secondus

The peace deal brokered between the ‘Fresh PDP’ and the leadership of the Uche Secondus-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hit the rocks, barely 24 hours after it was brokered. A former national chairman of the PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, had, on Saturday, presided over a marathon truce meeting with purported leaders of the ‘FreshRead More

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Confusion as ‘Fresh PDP’ faction rejects truce with Secondus

The peace deal brokered between the ‘Fresh PDP’ and the leadership of the Uche Secondus-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hit the rocks, barely 24 hours after it was brokered. A former national chairman of the PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, had, on Saturday, presided over a marathon truce meeting with purported leaders of the ‘FreshRead More

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