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Senate Probe Panel Indicts Akpabio Over NDDC N500m Project Scam

  The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, may have soiled his hands in a N500 million Niger Delta Development Commission's project fraud as the Senate indicted him on Wednesday. Akpabio was indicted for requesting the inclusion of about N500...

Multi-billion naira fraud at NIRSAL a hoax, unfounded – Management

    Contrary to an online media report of a multi-billion naira fraud at the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL Plc), the agency says no such fund was stolen as staff including the Managing Director has access...

The NCDC reports there are now 11,166 coronavirus cases in Nigeria

  The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday reported at least 348 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.     Breakdown of cases 348 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-163 FCT-76 Ebonyi-23 Rivers-21 Delta-8 Nasarawa-8 Niger-8 Enugu-6 Bauchi-5 Edo-5 Ekiti-5 Ondo-5 Gombe-5 Benue-4 Ogun-2...

Five states N148bn richer as FG approves refund for federal roads rehabilitation

    Following the approval of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), five states are to get N148.14 billion as refunds for rehabilitating or reconstructing federal roads.   The states are Cross River -- N18,394,737,608.85, Ondo --N7,822,147,577.08, Osun -- N2,468,938,876.78, Bayelsa -- N38,040,564,783.40 and...

Why FG is cash-strapped, by Information Minister

      The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has attacked all Nigeria’s revenue sources, leaving the Federal Government cash-strapped, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said on Wednesday.   “We are all witnessing what is going on in the world today. When...

COVID-19: NNPC unveils contact tracing App

  In a strategic move to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in its organization and government offices, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has developed a novel contact-tracing software application deployable across the country. The App can also...

Majek Fashek: An archetypal musician, song writer, ace guitarist, says Information Minister

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed deep condolences over the passing on of Makej Fashek, saying he will be remembered for his timeless songs. The groundbreaking album, 'Prisoner of Conscience', which featured timeless songs like 'Send Down The Rain',...

For the first time in three months, Brent oil rises to $40

    For the first time since March, oil price rose on Wednesday with Brent going up at $40 just as optimism mounted that major producers will extend production cuts and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will spur fuel demand.   Brent crude...

FG set to auction 57 oil fields in June

     As indicated few months ago, the Federal Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), has announced that  57 oil fields will be auctioned in June under the Marginal Fields bid round. To this end, po­tential participants in the exer­cise are to submit...

Budgetary cuts in health, education: SERAP reports Buhari, NASS to UN 

  The anti-corruption and good governance crusaders, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked three United Nations  special rapporteurs to prevail on the Federal Government and the National Assembly to immediately reverse the disproportionate and discriminatory budgetary cuts to education and...
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Octogenarian ex-Ondo State Gov. Olomilua dies

    Elderstateman and one-time Governor of the old Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olomilua, has passed on. The 80 years old breathed his last...
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Five years after, child defiler gets death sentence for fatally raping baby

    A child defiler, who ravished a 33-month-old baby and snuffed her out is to die by hanging, a Nigerian court has ruled. A Kaduna State High...

Senate Probe Panel Indicts Akpabio Over NDDC N500m Project Scam

  The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, may have soiled his hands in a N500 million Niger Delta Development Commission's project fraud as...

Jailed ex-Abia Governor, Orji Kalu, released from prison

  Following a Lagos court judgment, jailed former Abia State Gov. Orji Uzor Kalu, was on Wednesday night released from Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja. The convicted...

Hidden pandemic of domestic violence alongside COVID-19 by Patricia Scotland

    By Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General Waking up to screams, thuds, angry shouting and the sickening sound of someone crashing into a wall, a table, a...