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Nigeria: Court Strikes Out Six Charges Against Kanu, Others

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri Trial Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, struck-out six out of the eleven count criminal charges the Federal Government preferred against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and three others. In a ruling, Justice Nyako held that the six […]

Nigeria: Senate Levels Fresh Corruption Allegations Against NNPC

By Hassan Adebayo The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday alleged corruption in the marketing of products as well as in accounts operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, between 2006 and 2016. Consequently, the Senate resolved to mandate its committee on petroleum (downstream) to “exhaustively” investigate the state-owned oil corporation over its accounts relating to […]

Nigeria: Ex-Council Chairman Who Stole N1.4 Billion Must Go to Jail, Appeal Court Rules

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal by a former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly and former Caretaker Chairman of Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area of the state, Gabriel Daudu, against his conviction for a N1.4 billion fraud. Mr. Daudu, who was arraigned before a Federal High Court, […]

Nigeria: FCMGs Adjusting to Economic Realities

By Obinna Chima Nigeria’s fast moving consumer goods (FCMG) sector is one of the hardest hit by the economic crisis in the country that has been raging since 2015, a report has stated. The report by analysts at Lagos-based CSL Stockbrokers Limited, stated that at this stage, they see little reason for things to improve […]

Nigeria: How Twitter Posts May Have Cost Nigeria’s Former Minister Top Position in International Firm

By Ben Ezeamalu In July 2015, Muhammad Pate, a former Nigerian junior Health Minister, shared an article on Twitter that might have now cost him the top position at Global Fund. Mr. Pate had been among the finalists alongside two candidates for the Executive Director position of the Geneva-based financing institution. But on Monday, the […]

Nigeria: Peace Corps Donates to Aisha Buhari’s School for IDPs

By Mustapha Suleiman The Peace Corps of Nigeria has donated food items to Aisha Buhari special school for Internally Displaced Persons and Vulnerable Children in Gwarinpa. Speaking during the donation of the items, representative of the National Commandant of Peace Corps, Marcel Ezenwoye, said the donation was part of the corporate social responsibility of the […]

Nigeria: Lagos Criminalises Drilling Boreholes Without Permit

By Ben Ezeamalu A new Lagos State Environmental law is stipulating a prison term or fine for residents who drill boreholes without government authorisation, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The legislation specifically criminalises sale or distribution of water by container, tanker, or any other method without a valid license issued by the Department of Water Resources. […]

Nigeria: Aviation – Disquiet Over Appointments, Workers Mull Rally

There is disquiet in the aviation sector over recent reorganization embarked upon by the Federal Government which saw the sack and appointments of some directors of aviation agencies. The agencies affected are the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). The Ministry of Transportation had on Friday sacked seven […]

Nigeria: Oil Production to Hit 2.2 Million Barrels Budget Benchmark By Second Quarter – NNPC

By Daniel Adugbo The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it hopes to ramp up crude oil production above the country’s budget benchmark of 2.2 million barrels per day (b/d) by the end of the second quarter of 2017 due to the restoration of critical export pipelines and the peace so far achieved in the […]

Nigeria: Hello It’s Buhari On the Line – Telephone Conversations Made in Nigeria

Photo: Vanguard President Muhammadu Buhari. By Ettobe David Meres President Muhammadu Buhari has been in the United Kingdom since January on a medical vacation. Buhari’s continued stay has set tongues wagging, with unending speculations over his health, humours of Baba Go Slow’s death have been doing the rounds. Buhari’s indefinite stay in the UK is […]

Nigeria: Civil War in the Nigerian Health Sector

By Dami Ajayi and Tunji Olalere Things are falling apart in Nigeria’s health sector. There is a worsening rash of altercations between resident doctors, the single largest body of doctors in tertiary hospitals, and the government. With their welfare and that of their patients at risk, Nigerian doctors are being pushed to the wall and […]

Nigeria: No African Leader Qualifies for 2016 Mo Ibrahim Prize

By Gboyega Akinsanmi The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, an African non-governmental organisation established to promote good governance and responsible leadership, on Tuesday disclosed that there is no winner of the 2016 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. The Chairman of the Independent Prize Committee, Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim, disclosed this in a statement he issued […]

Nigeria Experiencing More Division, Economic Down Turn – Soludo

By Nwafor Sunday Professor Charles Soludo, former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria has bewailed over the dilapidated state of Nigeria, thus states that Nigeria is drifting to a failed state having been in the “Red Beaming Alert” position in the global index. He said that Nigeria has never been more divided than now, as […]

Nigeria: Kano Musician Faces State Disciplinary Panel Over New Song

By Mohammed Lere A popular Kano musician, Sadiq Zazzabi, is to face a government disciplinary panel Wednesday because of his newly-released song. The singer will be arraigned tomorrow at the censorship court in Kano. Sadiq says he is being targeted because of his support for former Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso, an allegation the government denies, saying […]