As part of efforts towards ensuring a safe maritime industry, the Federal Government has inaugurated a thirteen member Inter-Agency Maritime Operations Coordination Committee (IMOCC) aimed at providing synergy among agencies operating in the industry. Read more
The Nigeria Police High Command has denied any gun attack or any form of security breach within and around the premises of the Federal Government College, Kano been peddled in the social and other mass media.
This was contained in a statement by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Csp Frank E. Mba. Read more
Chairman, House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee Monitoring the Fuel Subsidy, Hon. Farouk Lawan, sang a different tune Monday over his role in the allegation that he collected $620,000 from the Chairman of Zenon Oil and Gas, Mr. Femi Otedola, to doctor the panel’s report. Read more
Former head of state and 2011 presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) General Muhammadu Buhari has clarified his position over his recent comment on the 2015 general elections, saying he was misinterpreted.
Buhari, while receiving the CPC delegation from Bauchi State in Kaduna yesterday said the statement he made in Hausa while addressing members of the CPC from Niger State last month Read more
The full details of the $3 million bribery scandal involving members of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on the Fuel Subsidy probe were revealed yesterday, as one of the major actors in the scandal has opened up on what transpired. Read more
The Chairman of the House of Representative Ad-hoc committee on fuel subsidy, honourable Farouk Lawan has denied the allegation of receiving the sum of $600,000 in connection with the fuel subsidy probe.
Hon Farouk said this in a statement released this evening where he explained what transpired concerning the attempt to bribe the committee into doctoring the fuel subsidy probe report. Read more
The leadership of Niger Liberation Force (NDLF), a militant group in the Niger Delta, has demanded N1bn from the Federal Government as compensation for what it described as “the extra judicial murder of its leader, General John Togo, aerial bombing and killing of innocent citizens of Ayakoromor community by soldiers of the Joint Task Force. Read more
The four final year medical students of Igbinedion University, Okada, who were kidnapped along the Okada-Benin road after an armed robbery incident on Thursday June 7th were this morning released by their abductors.
Reports just coming in said another church has been hit by bomb explosion in Jos, Plateau state exactly one week after a suicide bomb explosion killed over 10 people in Bauchi.
The bomb blast which occurred at the rukuba area of the state capital is said to have hit The Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) church and was immediately followed by sporadic gunfire. Read more
Following an allegation of $600,000 bribe leveled against the Chairman of the ad-hoc committee on fuel subsidy, Hon Farouk Lawan, the House of Reps said it will not take side with any of its member if found wanting in the allegation. This was made in a statement by the Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon Zakari Mohammed.
Read the full Official Statement Below: Read more
Just when we thought the ripples over the N2.7 trillion looted from the Nigerian treasury under the guise of paying marketers for the subsidised fuel they imported into the country is gradually fading out, since the Federal Government has not taken serious actions to implement the report, the issue has once again resurfaced in the front burner of our polity. Read more
“Presidential sources say the offering of huge cash to visitors is an infamous but routine gesture in Aso Rock..”
President Goodluck Jonathan’s patchy relationship with key northern political groups took a plunge at last week’s hyped visit of the region’s elders to the president, with the team’s last minute rejection of a N20 million presidential gift, those familiar with the matter have told PREMIUM TIMES. Read more