Breaking News
Home / NEWS (page 20)

NEWS

Obanikoro undertakes to return N480m, submits passports to EFCC

images-5

A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has signed an undertaking to return N480m to the Federal Government. Obanikoro has also submitted his United States of America and Nigerian passports to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. In addition, the ex-minister has provided two sureties who are ...

Read More »

Naysayers our biggest challenge, says Lai Mohammed

images-3

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the biggest challenge the administration had faced in its efforts to communicate with Nigerians had been “the propensity of a group of naysayers”. The minister disclosed this on Friday in Lagos at a colloquium organised by the Coalition of Nigerian ...

Read More »

BREAKING: EFCC releases Obanikoro

images-1

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has released a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, The PUNCH can confirm. A source said, “The EFCC just released Senator Obanikoro around 5pm. He is on his way home now.” The PUNCH had reported exclusively that the former minister had ...

Read More »

US spends $100m on treatment of malaria, others in Nigeria

usaid-dir-harvey-feedthefuture-launch-abuja

This year alone, the United States government has spent over $100m on the treatment of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Nigeria, the Director of USAID Mission in Nigeria, Michael Harvey, has said. According to him, $6bn which was sourced from over 40 organisations has been spent on medications for the treatment ...

Read More »

FG pays 81 months pension arrears

pensioners-nigeria-530x352

The Federal Government has paid 81 months pension arrears which were incurred from 33 per cent pension increment, but left 87 months outstanding. The money was paid to Police, Customs, Immigration, Prisons and civil service pensioners. A detailed breakdown of paid pension arrears and outstanding months were made available to ...

Read More »

IPOB Hails Buhari’s Comment On Secession

ipob

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), yes­terday described as a welcome development, President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment that any Nigerian is free to leave the country if they have another one. The president had on Tuesday, during a meeting with Niger Delta leaders at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, said ...

Read More »

Train Collision In Pakistan Leaves 17 Dead

train-crash-in-pakistan-600x450

A collision between two trains Landhi railway station in the southern city of Karachi has left at least 17 people dead and 40 others injured. Although early reports suggested one of the trains received a wrong signal, officials insist the cause of the collision is not yet known. “At the ...

Read More »

Hundreds of migrants die in two shipwrecks off Libya

migrant-boatwb

At least 239 migrants, believed to be from West Africa, have died in two shipwrecks off Libya, a spokesman for the United Nations migration agency, said on Thursday. One group of migrants, including about 20 women and six children, set off in a rubber dinghy from Libya around 3 am ...

Read More »

Obanikoro returns N100 million to EFCC

download-1

A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has returned N100 million to the Nigerian government following his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Sources close to the former minister and others at the anti-graft agency confirmed the payment. Our sources said ...

Read More »

Avoid loans, spend recovered loots – ActionAid tells Buhari

images

ActionAid Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to focus more on recovering looted funds from indicted public officials rather than taking fresh loans. Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, Ms Ojobo Atuluku said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that external borrowing would put the nation under further constraint ...

Read More »

SEE PHOTOS: Uganda President, Museveni, fetches water on bicycle

yug1-1

Uganda’s President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, was seen fetching water, and riding on a bicycle on Monday morning to the shock of villagers of Kawumu, Luweero District. According to a post on Facebook, he said the action was to create awareness on his ‘Operation Wealth Creation’ agenda of drip irrigation for ...

Read More »

Bribery allegations: Group begs court to order arrest of Amaechi, Onu

download-1

The Kingdom Human Rights Foundation, KHRF, has prayed an Abuja Federal High Court to order the arrests of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and his Science and Technology counterpart, Ogbonnaya Onu over bribery allegations leveled against them by two judges recently arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS. ...

Read More »

Recession: “No money to save” – Nigerians cry out

download

Nigerians on Monday in Lagos explained that the current economic reality was making it difficult for them to sustain the culture of saving money in the bank. A cross section of them told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that rising inflation and increasing prices of goods and services left ...

Read More »
Translate »