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Representatives Invite CBN Governor and Finance Minister on Emirates Airline’s Planned Flight Suspension

The leadership of the House of Representatives has decided to wade into the showdown between the federal government and Emirates Airlines. Consequently, he has invited the Governor of the Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, the Minister of Finance and National Planning,...

Armed men release four more hostages and threaten to marry the female victim

Terrorists who attacked a Kaduna-bound train in March and kidnapped passengers have freed four more hostages, including a 90-year-old woman. The newspaper's editor, Tukur Mamu, who previously negotiated the release of some of the victims, confirmed the release to PREMIUM...

LASTMA Apprehends Two Officers for Illegal Conduct

the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has arrested two of its Special Transit Mayors (STM) for illegally apprehending a logistics motorcyclist and identity theft. Bolaji Oreagba, General Manager of LASTMA, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Friday...

Anti-corruption agency Oyo catches government officials for alleged diversion of funds

the Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) has handed over some officials from the Ministry of Lands to the Ministry of Justice for prosecution for allegedly embezzling government funds. OYACA President Eni Esan made this known in a statement made available...

Oronsaye report will lead to fundamental changes in civil service: Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari In Abuja on Friday, he said the public service remains the engine room of government and should attract the "best and brightest" who will drive policy with fresh ideas. He assured that the Orosanye White Paper Report...

Nigeria revokes licenses of 52 radio and television stations; AIT, Silverbird, others (FULL LIST)

The Nigerian government has announced the revocation of the broadcasting licenses of 52 radio and television stations. It also ordered the affected station to "close operations" within the next 24 hours. the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in a statement...

Airlines can’t repatriate $464 million from Nigeria, says IATA

the International Air Transport Association (IATA)The world's leading airline trade association, has criticized Nigeria's failure to allow international airlines to repatriate their profits, warning it may cause more harm to the country. The group said the amount that airlines have...

Jigawa Hisbah burns N3.2 million seized alcohol

The Jigawa State Hisbah Commando (Moral Police) on Thursday in the Kazaure Local Government Area burned another batch of confiscated alcohol. The burning of alcoholic beverages was the ninth time in recent weeks that Hisbah seized alcoholic beverages totaling 5,550...

Suspected terrorists kill lawyer in Zamfara

Gunmen killed a lawyer, Benedict Azza, during an overnight attack in Gusau, the capital of Zamfara state, on Thursday. PREMIUM TIMES reported that Mr. Azza, the senior associate of Benedict Torngee Azza and Associates, was killed around 10:00 pm in...

Mob set fire to suspected phone thief

Bayelsa state police warned residents Thursday not to take justice into their own hands. The warning followed the lynching of a suspected phone thief by a mob in Yenagoa on Wednesday. Angry residents of Green Villa Road in Yenagoa rescued a...

NiMet predicts three-day rain, thunderstorms starting Friday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has forecast showers and thunderstorms from Friday to Sunday across the country. The NiMet weather forecast released in Abuja on Thursday predicted thunderstorms in parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Yobe, Borno, Taraba and Adamawa states during...

NPA generates revenue of N172.3bn in H1 2022, remits N78.5bn to Consolidated Revenue Fund

the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) has generated a total income of N172,285,626,312.00 (One hundred and seventy-two billion, two hundred and eighty-five million, six hundred and twenty-six thousand and twelve naira only) from its operations in the first half of...

Nigerian consumer protection agency orders Google to remove money lending companies from the app

the Federal Competition and Consumer Agency has ordered the Google Play Store to bring down four money-lending companies for "escalating unethical, hateful and unscrupulous exploitative practices in the industry." The affected companies are Maxi Credit, ChaCha, Here4U and SoftPay, according...

Nigerian consumer protection agency orders Google to remove money-making companies from the app store

the Federal Competition and Consumer Agency has ordered the Google Play Store to bring down four money-lending companies for "escalating unethical, hateful and unscrupulous exploitative practices in the industry." The affected companies are Maxi Credit, ChaCha, Here4U and SoftPay, according...

Atiku sends a 3-member delegation to Port Harcourt to meet with Wike.

A three-member delegation sent by the presidential candidate of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP), atik abubakarHe arrived in Port Harcourt Thursday night for a Friday meeting with Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and his allies in the crisis rocking...

Traffic Congestion: Lagos Will Lose $21 Billion Monthly By 2030 – Expert

A former Permanent Secretary in the Lagos State Ministry of TransportTaiwo Salaam, has said that if traffic congestion in Nigeria's densely populated commercial capital Lagos remains unresolved until 2030, the city is estimated to lose up to $21 billion...

Nigerian gov’t mulls national summit on oil subsidy removal, says it spends N18.6bn per day on policies

The Minister of Finance and National Planning, zainab ahmedhas said that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has given its approval for a planned summit of the government, the leadership of all political parties and relevant groups to discuss and...

Nigerian government considers national summit on oil subsidy elimination

The Minister of Finance and National Planning, zainab ahmedhas said that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has given its approval for a planned summit of the government, the leadership of all political parties and relevant groups to discuss and...

Security forces clear terrorist kingpin’s camp in Kaduna and discover materials to make explosives

security officers in Kaduna On Thursday, they cleared the hideout of notorious terrorist Lawan Kwalba in Chikun local government and recovered materials to make explosives. State Internal Security Commissioner Samuel Aruwan said security forces recovered 27 bags of fertilizer for...

Only Two Out of 10 Children Are Exclusively Breastfed in Katsina State: UN Report

A 2022 report backed by the United Nations revealed that only two in 10 children are exclusively breastfed in Katsina state. The survey, published on Monday, was carried out by the Multiple Indicators Survey Group (MIC), with the support of...
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