Abduction Of Official: CAN Convenes Emergency Meeting

Abduction Of Official: CAN Convenes Emergency Meeting

Chris Steven, Abuja The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has convened an emergency meeting to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the President of TEKAN/ECWA, one of its Blocs, Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Dziggau, by unknown gunmen in Kaduna. The General Secretary of CAN, Dr. Musa Asake, said on Tuesday that the meeting would take place […]

Power: Operate Single Account For Electricity Funds, NERC Orderss TCN

Power: Operate Single Account For Electricity Funds, NERC Orderss TCN

By Patrick Aigbokhan Following recent threat by Manitoba Hydro International Nigeria Limited, management contractor of  Transmission Company of Nigeria, to withdraw from the laid-down agreement over alleged “substantial breach of contract”, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Monday directed the TCN  to maintain a single account for the payment of electricity funds. The Canadian firm […]

NURTW, FRSC Clash Over Arrest Of Bus Driver

NURTW, FRSC Clash Over Arrest Of Bus Driver

Patrick Aigbokhan There was rift between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers and officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Osogbo, Osun State, on Thursday, following the arrest of a bus driver with the NURTW sticker by some officers of the law enforcement agency. It was gathered, some officers of the […]

Assaulted Journalist: Court Sets Sept 22 For Hearing

Assaulted Journalist: Court Sets Sept 22 For Hearing

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday fixed Sept 22 to hear a suit filed by a Journalist, Ebere Wabara, seeking the enforcement of his fundamental rights against the Police. The applicant, an Associate Editor of The Sun Newspaper, had filed the suit through his lawyer, Mr Bamidele Aturu, against the police, for violating […]

NPC Seeks Presidential Proclamation For 2016 Census

NPC Seeks Presidential Proclamation For 2016 Census

Towards conducting a successful 2016 population census across the country, the National Population Commission (NPC) yesterday requested for a Presidential Proclamation on the exercise. This was disclosed to State House correspondents by the Chairman of the NPC, Eze Duruiheomawho after leading other commissioners to the Presidential Villa to seek formal proclamation from President Goodluck Jonathan […]

Commission Wants Database On Distribution Of Infrastructure

The Federal Character Commission (FCC) on Monday called for a comprehensive database for equitable infrastructure and manpower distribution in the country The Director, Monitoring and Enforcement in the commission, Mr David Fakeye, made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. “The database would ensure equity and fairness.’’ Fakeye said […]

Police Deploy Personnel, Equipment For Ekiti Poll

The police authorities have deployed personnel and equipment in Ekiti State, ahead of Saturday’sgovernorship election in the state. The personnel, who on Monday left Abuja in their numbers, were equipped with surveillance helicopters, armoured personnel carriers, patrol vans, sniffer dogs and other enforcement gadgets. Addressing the team at the Force Headquarters, Abuja shortly before departure, […]

Subsidy For Kaduna Farmers

Kaduna state governor, Mukthar Ramalan Yero has said that farmers in the state are top enjoy subsidy on farm input under the State Agriculture Support Scheme and the Growth Enhancement Programme (GES) of the Federal Government. The governor who spoke at the flag-off of the distribution of assorted subsidized fertilizers to farmers in the state […]

Boko Haram Can’t Attack South East – Gov

Boko Haram Can’t Attack South East – Gov

Some South-East governors yesterday declared that the violent Islamic sec, Boko Haram cannot attack the southeast zone. They made the remark after meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The governors include Willy Obiano (Anambra); Sullivan Chime (Enugu); Theodore Orji (Abia) and Martins Elechi (Ebonyi). Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha was absent. […]

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