Month: March 2022

Soludo dares enforcers of sit-at-home, orders full activities from April 4

Soludo dares enforcers of sit-at-home, orders full activities from April 4

Police arrest tout, illegal revenue collectors, others Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has directed all markets, schools, banks and motor parks in the state to resume normal activities with effect from Monday, April 4, 2022. Soludo gave the directive during a town-hall meeting at the Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre in Awka, at the…

Wike to run for president, blames Atiku, Saraki for PDP’s 2015 defeat

Wike to run for president, blames Atiku, Saraki for PDP’s 2015 defeat

• Says I’ve capacity to remove APC • Southeast PDP backs Southern governors’ stance on zoning of presidency to South• Ortom: On Southern presidency I stand • Party won’t preempt zoning committee’s recommendation, says spokesman Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday, came out of the shadows to declare for the presidency, saying he has the…

Crude theft killing Nigeria’s oil businesses, operators lament

Crude theft killing Nigeria’s oil businesses, operators lament

• Oil firms consider trucking as theft pushes production cost to $32/b• Insecurity rubbishes govt’s $10/b bid as losses hit 91%• NUPRC, IOCs, independent producers seek urgent solutions• HURIWA faults FG over $3.27bn crude theft, says FG must name, shame economic saboteurs• Ex-NEITI boss warns against exaggerating figures, wants comprehensive action Nearly two years after…

NITDA explains issues with ASUU, claims 156 out of 687 UTAS test cases failed

NITDA explains issues with ASUU, claims 156 out of 687 UTAS test cases failed

The National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has explained its issues with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Recall that the leadership of ASUU had accused NITDA of “peddling lies” over the status of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS). NITDA disclosed its position in a statement, at the weekend, signed by…

All now set for APC national convention

All now set for APC national convention

• Eagle Square agog for 12,000 delegates• Keep your eyes on the ball, Buhari tells APC leaders• Adamu, Akume, Al-Makura, others meet on consensus• Party bars political appointees from voting at convention• PDP charges INEC not to monitor APC convention After two postponements and horse-trading that almost derailed the process, the ruling All Progressives Congress…

INEC suspends action on court judgment sacking Umahi, 16 others

INEC suspends action on court judgment sacking Umahi, 16 others

• Hinges decision on conflicting rulings• Disqualifies APGA, ADC, AA from participating in Osun poll Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended action on the court judgment sacking the governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi; his deputy, Eric Igwe, and 16 members of the State House of Assembly over their defection to the ruling All…

2023 Presidency: Zoning talks thicken in PDP

2023 Presidency: Zoning talks thicken in PDP

• Anyim, Tambuwal, Mohammed pick nomination forms• Consensus advocates reach out to Atiku• Ayu: PDP has a history of rotating our offices• Obi: I’m not seeking political position, but coming out to serve Nigerians The race for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 general election has begun to gather momentum. Only…

EFCC seals Obiano’s mansions at Ngozika Estate

EFCC seals Obiano’s mansions at Ngozika Estate

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, addded a fresh angle to the troubles of the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, as the commission sealed mansions allegedly traced to him at Ngozika Estate in Awka. It placed a notice, which reads: ‘EFCC, Keep Off. Under Investigation’ on the wall of an…

$338.7m ECOWAS off-grid electricity project takes off in Abuja

$338.7m ECOWAS off-grid electricity project takes off in Abuja

• Nigerian investors urged to tap into AfCFTA to boost intra-African trade• Regional body launches network against transnational organised crime The Project Management Unit (PMU) for the $338.7 million Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP) has officially commenced activities from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Department of Energy and Mines in Abuja….

Service stalls hearing of Abba Kyari’s extradition, court okays contempt charge against Amaechi

Service stalls hearing of Abba Kyari’s extradition, court okays contempt charge against Amaechi

Again, proceedings in Abba Kyari’s extradition to the United States suffered a setback at the Federal Court in Abuja, yesterday. The embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and former head of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) are enmeshed in an allegation of $1.1 million wire fraud involving an Instagram celebrity, Abbas Ramon…

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