Edo LGAs’ IGR rises 500%, from N30m to N150m

Edo LGAs’ IGR rises 500%, from N30m to N150m

BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) reforms being implemented by his administration have yielded positive result, as annual collection in local council areas has climbed from N30 million in November 2016 to 150 million in November this year. The governor said this when he […]

Obaseki briefs journalists on NEC’s $1bn Excess Crude approval to fight Boko Haram

Obaseki briefs journalists on NEC’s $1bn Excess Crude approval to fight Boko Haram

BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki on Thursday briefed journalists in the State House, Abuja, the decision of the National Economic Council to spend $1billion from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East region. Obaseki said the decision was taken at the 83rd meeting of the National […]

Nigeria Army Re-Affirms Loyalty To Buhari

Nigeria Army Re-Affirms Loyalty To Buhari

gives self pass mark of on operations in 2017 SAM OLUWALANA, IBADAN The Nigeria Army has reiterated its loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari, while maintaining high level of professionalism and remain apolitical in all its conducts. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen. Tukur Buratai, made these assertions on Thusday, at the closing ceremony of the  Chief […]

UK Envoy seeks action over killing of Shiites in Zaria

UK Envoy seeks action over killing of Shiites in Zaria

Chris Steven, AbujaPaul Arkwright,  United Kingdom High Commissioner to Nigeria, has called on relevant government authorities to act and ensure justice over the killing of 350 Nigerians in Zaria, Kaduna State,  two years ago.Members of the Ibrahim El-Zakzaky led Shiite Islamic sect had clashed with the troops of the Nigerian army leading to the death of the […]

BNC Petition PMB ON Nifor Appointment

BNC Petition PMB ON Nifor Appointment

BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN Benin National Congress(BNC) has forwarded a strongly worded petition to President Muhammadu Buhari on what is described as ‘diabolic appointment and re – appointments in NIFOR.’ In the petition signed by its Director of Mobilisation, Comrade Osaretin Igbinogun, the BNC said that the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh should be blamed […]

We Support Re-activation of NDDC Advisory Committee – Gov Ikpeazu

We Support Re-activation of NDDC Advisory Committee – Gov Ikpeazu

The Abia State Government has pledged to support the re-activation of the Advisory Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, made up of governors of the NDDC mandate states and two other members appointed by Mr. President. The state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, affirmed his support when members of the House of Representatives Committee […]

Fire Guts 20 Vehicles As Tanker Explodes In FESTAC

Fire Guts 20 Vehicles As Tanker Explodes In FESTAC

No fewer than 20 vehicles and four commercial motorcycles were on Wednesday afternoon burnt when a tanker laden with petrol fell and spilled its content on the Festac Link Bridge in Awuwo Odofin LGA of Lagos State. The fire started at noon and raged for about an hour.Fire fighters arrived at the scene about 30 […]

Pay Debts Owed NDDC, House of Reps Committee Urges FG

Pay Debts Owed NDDC, House of Reps Committee Urges FG

The House of Representative Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has appealed to the Federal Government to pay all outstanding debts to the Commission within a reasonable time. The Chairman of the Committee, Hon Nicholas Mutu, made the appeal on Tuesday when he led his colleagues to pay a courtesy visit to the Managing […]

Dangote In Another Mining Infraction: Asked To Pay N2.7billion Judgement Debt By Court!

Dangote In Another Mining Infraction: Asked To Pay N2.7billion Judgement Debt By Court!

A Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State Capital has ordered Dangote Group, Dangote Cement Plc, Obajana Cement Plc, Dangote Industries and their subsidiaries in a judgement against them, to pay the sum of N2,697,125,000 billion in a mining dispute brought against Dangote by a mining firm, Quest Two Enterprises ltd. In his judgment, […]

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