Police chief under probe

The war of words between Senator Isa Hamma Misau (Bauchi Central) and Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris deepened yesterday, with the Senate opening a probe into the senator’s allegations against the police chief. The lawmakers constituted a special panel to investigate the police boss for alleged misappropriation of funds, illegal promotion and posting ofRead More

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Oil unions threaten strike over N800b debts

The petroleum downstream sector seems set for another crisis, with key unions threatening to go on strike. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers Senior Staff Association (PENGASAN) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have served notice of a nationwide indefinite strike over the Federal Government’s inability to settle debts ofRead More

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Navy uncovers hotel where fuel is siphoned in Lagos

Operatives of the Nigerian Navy (NN) attached to the Operation Awatse yesterday busted a Lagos hotel where Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) is siphoned from the pipeline of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The operatives also arrested eight suspects including a Police Inspector at the premises of Glonik Hotel at 31, Social Club Road, Abule Egba.Read More

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United States gives additional $17million to reduce poverty in Nigeria


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on Wednesday, said it has given Nigeria an additional $17 million in development assistance to fulfill the goals outlined in its 2015 Development Objectives Assistance Agreement with the Government of Nigeria. This brings the total of development assistance provided under this agreement to $719 million. In a […]

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GROWING ILLITERACY IN NIGERIA

Government must invest adequately in education The deplorable state of education in Nigeria came to the fore again recently when Governor Nasir el-Rufai revealed that 50 per cent of teachers in Kaduna State who were due for re-appointment failed the primary four test set for them as pre-condition for re-absorption into the civil service. Unfortunately, […]

Gov Lalong mourns Late AVM Mukhtar Mohammed

GOVERNOR of Plateau State, Hon. Simon Lalong has commiserated with the Governors of Jigawa, Alh. Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar; the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasiru El- Rufai; the family of Late AVM Mukhtar Mohammed and the Arewa Consultative Forum over the loss of the statesman whose death occurred in a London Hospital on the 1st […]

Senate Probes Kachikwu’s Allegations Against NNPC GMD

KachukwuAbuja, Ibadan – Following revelations made by Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, against Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Senate on Wednesday set up an ad-hoc committee to look into the issues and other cases of alleged monumental corruption and lack of transparency in the operations of […]

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Exposed! Randy IGP impregnates serving policewoman

The lawmaker representing Bauchi central, Isah Misau, has alleged that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, impregnated a serving deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Esther, an act which he says contravenes the police act.

IGP Impregnated, Promoted Female Officer, Misau Tells Senate

IGP, PoliceAbuja – The Senate on Wednesday set up an ad hoc committee to investigate corruption allegations brought against Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police (IGP), by Senator Isah Misau. The Senate is also to investigate allegations of breach of ethical code by the IGP who was accused to have dated a junior officer in the police, […]

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22 Die In Niger Boat Mishap

Boat MishapThe Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) has confirmed the death of 22 persons in a boat mishap around Mahuta community in Agwara Local Government Area of the state. Malam Hussaini Ibrahim, the Public Relations Officer of the agency, confirmed the incident in Minna on Wednesday.   He said the deceased were traveling on Tuesday from Yauri in Kebbi and Mage around Kontagora area to […]

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