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Lawmakers set to probe TCN over $2bn foreign loans

The House of Representatives will investigate $2 billion of foreign loans which the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) may have raised without official approval, lawmakers said on Wednesday. Nigeria privatised most of its power sector in 2013 but retained control of the...

World Food Prize: We’re proud of you, Buhari tells AFDB president Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday said Nigeria remains proud of its former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, for winning the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Adesina, who is the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), will today be presented...

‘We will soon tell Nigerians names of all suspected looters’—FG

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abukabar Malami SAN has disclosed that “President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all relevant agencies to compile documents on names of all looters with a view to promptly enforcing the...

The Day in Pictures: PMB in Turkey

President Muhammad Buhari arrives Turkey Wednesday for the D-8 Summit.  

Atiku’s son detained on contempt of court charges

Aminu Atiku, son of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, was Tuesday remanded in transit cell by a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly disobeying a court order of the court. Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye, on October 11, ordered him to produce...

Kidnapped Italian priest released with 2 others

Italy's foreign minister says an Italian priest kidnapped last week in Nigeria has been freed and is in good shape. The Rev. Maurizio Pallu was released late Tuesday, five days after being kidnapped in Benin City. Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano...

Is Retirement Throwing Someone Overboard to Swim or Sink?

By Edwin Nwachukwu Lagos, Oct. 17, 2017 (NAN) The day was Saturday, October 14, 2017. I had just returned from a two and half hour routine physical exercise and trying to stretch from the aftermath of the exercise, I received the devastating news...

NNPC bounces back from contract setback through aggressive gas development

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Kacalla Baru, is bouncing back more quickly than expected after the controversial $25 billion oil contract scandal. " I hereby re-dedicate myself to the aggressive development of...

Liverpool Coast to 7-0 Win vs Maribor in Champions League Match

Liverpool breezed to their first Champions League Group E win of the season as they blasted past Maribor 7-0. The Premier League side needed a little more than three minutes to take the lead as Mohamed Salah jumped on to...

Buhari to attend D-8 summit in Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari will Wednesday depart for Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday, October 20, 2017. Prior to the D-8 Summit, President Buhari, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
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Amotekun: After weeks of brickbats, Tinubu calls for truce between Justice Minister and Southwest governors

  …says regional outfit not threat to Nigeria but complementary …describes those offended as embarking on ``madcap excursion’’ Amid brick-and-mortar between the...
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Concerns over new virus from China prompt airport screenings for passengers arriving airports in Nigeria

  Passengers  arriving Nigerian airports will undergo enhanced health screenings out of concern over a new coronavirus that has killed two people in Asia, the Federal Airports Authority of...

What VP Osinbajo Said on The ‘Senseless’ Killing of CAN Leader

  “Words fail me as I share my heartfelt sympathy with the family of Rev. Lawal Andimi. The senseless killing of the bishop despite ongoing...

U.S Set to Expand Travel Restrictions to Nigeria, Sudan, Others – Target ‘Birth Tourism’

  The Trump administration is set to add Nigeria and six other countries to a group of nations subject to travel restrictions, Per Second News...

NNPC GMD, Kyari announces HDDT to check pipeline vandalism 

  As part of measures to monitor and check pipeline vandalism, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is to deplore Horizontal Directional Drilling Technology (HDDT). NNPC's Group...