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Ajaokuta: $5bn Railway maintenance bill to be saved annually

A total sum of $5 billion spent annually on importation of railway expansion and maintenance materials would be saved when Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL) begins full operation, Minister of Mines and Steel, Abubakar Bwari told House of Representatives members Monday. The minister made the disclosure during the 2016 budget defence session before the Hon. Lawal Idirisu- headed House Committee ... Read More »

Kogi people suffering under Bello, Faleke tells Presidency

A member of the House of Representatives and former contender of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello’s position, Hon. James Falake, on Tuesday led a delegation of Kogi State indigenes to the Presidency to pass a vote of no confidence on Governor Yahaya Bello. Faleke, who led the group comprising former ministers, former ambassadors, former National Assembly members and other critical ... Read More »

Justice Ademola denied me bail for not paying N25m bribe – Witness

A prosecution witness, Dr. Sani Teidi, testifying on Tuesday in the ongoing trial of a serving judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, and two others, before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja, accused the judge of demanding N25m bribe from him while standing trial before him (the judge) between 2013 and 2014. Teidi, a former Director, Pension Accounts ... Read More »

Osinbajo meets National Assembly leadership over 2017 budget

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday met with the leadership of the National Assembly (NASS) in continuation of consultations between the executive and legislative arms of government over the 2017 Budget. The meeting, held behind closed doors in the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday, had the President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives ... Read More »

Buhari telephones Dalung from London over wife’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung on the death of his wife, Briskila. Dalung, on Sunday made the announcement on his Facebook page. In a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by Nneka Anibeze, the Special Assistant, Media to the minister, she said Buhari commiserated with Dalung through the telephone from ... Read More »

Rivers State Police commissioner, Odesanya, is dead

The Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr. Francis Bolaji Odesanya, is dead. Odesanya was said to have died this morning in an undisclosed hospital abroad after a brief illness. He was 56 years old. He was the 37th Rivers State Commissioner of Police, having succeeded Mr. Foluso Adebanjo on July 12, 2016. Odesanya joined the force on February 2, 1986, as ... Read More »

Ibori Wins Another Court Victory; Returns To Nigeria Soon

As though a benevolent spirit is now constantly behind Chief James Onanefe Ibori, the winning streak that has attended his recent court cases remained unbroken Tuesday 31 January 2017 as he once again floored the British Secretary of State for the Home Office. Ibori, in a statement Tony Eluemunor, his Media Assistant, said the British Government had attempted to withdraw ... Read More »

Lagos moves to sanitise petroleum product storage facilities and depots

As part of efforts to ensure appropriate planning and energy security for economic and urban development, the Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, has commenced a comprehensive enumeration of petroleum product facilities and storage depots within the State. A statement issued today by the Ministry, urged all stakeholders to cooperate with the staff of the ... Read More »

Ekiti Youths Dismiss Assembly’s Fraud Charge Against Fayemi

… Says It’s Attempt To Protect Fayose From Accountability Ekiti youths group under the aegis of Ekiti Youth Vanguard has lampooned the leadership of Ekiti State House of Assembly over call on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) to investigate former Governor Kayode Fayemi over an alleged N40billion fraud. It described the move as a diversionary tactic by Governor ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Saudi Prince Buys 80 Flight Tickets For His Hawks

In what is a bit of the bizarre, a Redditor shared a post while aboard a flight in which an unidentified Saudi Prince booked 80 seats to fly his hawks. “My captain friend sent me this photo,” the caption reads. “Saudi prince bought ticket for his 80 hawks.” Share This: Read More »