Pray, not Sanusi’s road to Golgotha

If not for its potential for tragedy, it would have qualified as a modern day re-enactment of the inimitable Fela’s immortal song trouble de sleep yanga go wake am.

Nigeria to reduce petroleum imports by 60% in 2018

As Nigeria’s oil and gas sector continues to undergo unprecedented reforms, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu has reiterated the government’s resolve to reduce importation of petroleum products from the present 95 per cent to 60 per cent by 2018. Kachikwu stated this at the Rainoil 20th Anniversary Lecture organised by the […]

Assailants kill Abba Moro’s supporter, others in Benue

UNKNOWN gunmen at the wee hours of yesterday killed Mr Ambrose Abah, who was a community leader and teacher in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State. The deceased was a stronger supporter of former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro. Nigerian Pilot gathered from sources that the victim had hardly retired to bed when unknown […]

ICT, Big data crucial to national development – Minister

The Federal Government said it would support stakeholders in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector to create and strengthen a national data ecosystem for sustainable development. Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications made this known at a news conference as part of activities to mark the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The […]

One million telecoms consumers activate 2442 code – NCC

Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has revealed that more than one million consumers activated the 2442 Do-Not-Disturb code within two months. Danbatta made this known during the Lagos Launch of 2017 as Year of the Nigerian Telecom Consumer. He said that the response of the consumers came after […]

Senate slams Presidency over appointment without approval

Senate yesterday berated the Presidency for appointing  Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila as the Director-General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC, without required referral to it for consideration and confirmation as stipulated by the constitution. The alleged appointment of the director general without the required due process was brought before the Senate by Senator Dino Melaye (APC Kogi […]

Delta considers private investment in Oghara power project

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has said that the state government was considering either partnering the private sector or outrightly selling off the multi-billion naira Independent Power Plant (IPP) project at Oghara. Okowa made the remark at a Town Hall meeting held in Oghara, Ethiope-West Local Government Area and Sapele, respectively. The governor, who was […]