Nigerian news

Ebola scare: Body flown in tests negative

May 25, 2017 Joshua Samuel

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole on Wednesday confirmed that the test carried out on the body of a deceased man flown into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday by Kenya Airways has tested negative for the Ebola virus {Read More..}

Nigerian news

₦56,000 minimum wage: FG gives nod to 29-member panel

May 25, 2017 Joshua Samuel

Bowing to workers demands which reached climax at this years May-day day celebration at Abuja, the Federal Government on Wednesday approved a 29-member tripartite committee on a new minimum wage. Addressing State House correspondent on the subject matter at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided {Read More..}

Business

Naira now stands at roughly 380 per dollar

May 25, 2017 Joshua Samuel

The naira has appreciated slightly against the US dollar as it exchanges at roughly 380 per dollar by the end of business on Wednesday as against 381 per dollar recorded a few days ago. This is following after the sustained injection of dollar into the market by the Central Bank {Read More..}

World News

Trump lands a Papal handshake

May 24, 2017 Joshua Samuel

The United States president, Donald Trump has landed a Papal handshake. President Trump has just met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on the third leg of his first overseas trip as US president. The get-together featured a discussion about healthcare and immigration, and a jovial exchange between the pontiff {Read More..}

World News

Manchester Bomber has ties to Islamic State – NYT

May 24, 2017 Joshua Samuel

Reports has emerged from the UK that the infamous Manchester bomber, Salaman Abedi, has links with the proscribed Islamic State. State officials said the suicide bomber was said to have traveled to Syria and Libya. The assailant aged 22 was a Briton of Libyan descent the French Interior Minister disclosed.

Business

FG asks Reps for $1.28bn, €9m loan approval

May 24, 2017 Joshua Samuel

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the house has approached the House of Representatives to give approval for a fresh loan of $1.28bn and €9m under the 2016-2018 External Borrowing (Rolling) Plans of the Federal Government. This was contained in a letter the Acting President wrote to the House of {Read More..}

Politics

APC taking over Enugu?

May 24, 2017 Joshua Samuel

It has come to notice that what used to be the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, secretariat on Chime Lane in GRA, Enugu is now adorned with the paraphernalia of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC. DPD flags, posters, billboards and banners which had branded the complex have now been removed {Read More..}

Nigerian news

Over 400 rifles discovered in Lagos

May 24, 2017 Joshua Samuel

The Nigerian Customs Service on Tuesday intercepted a 20-foot container with 440 guns of various sizes and designs concealed inside. Disclosing this to newsmen in Lagos, The Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, Monday Abueh, while making the disclosure to newsmen said the cargo was shipped from Turkey and that a suspect {Read More..}

Politics

No!’ PDP says to Katsina result

May 24, 2017 Joshua Samuel

On Tuesday, the PDP in Katsina through an address by its state chairman, Alhaji Salisu Majigiri, expressed its reservations and totally rejected the House of Representatives by-election result for the Mashi/Dutsi federal constituency held last Saturday. The Katsina PDP urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to declare the election inconclusive {Read More..}

Politics

PDP Rep crosses to APC

May 23, 2017 Joshua Samuel

The now main opposition political party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has recorded yet another loss as a member of the House of Representatives Adamu Kamale, representing Madagali/Michika federal constituency of Adamawa State has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. The announcement of the defection was {Read More..}

Crime

Cultist killed, arms recovered in Rivers

May 23, 2017 Joshua Samuel

In the early hours of Tuesday, troops of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, shot dead a notorious cultist during a gun battle with a notorious cult group know as Dey Bam  in Sime community, Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State. This was made public in a statement by Colonel Aminu {Read More..}