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Thieves, Madness and the Nation, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria is suffering from a real crisis related to the scale of theft of public resources that is beyond all logic and can only be equated to madness. For decades, some public officials have been stealing billions of Naira and subsequently some of them graduated into stealing billions of dollars. In the process, they have completely lost sight of rationality; that is how much you can reasonably spend in you ...

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Boko Haram Terrorists Attack NAF Helicopter

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter conveying personnel on medical outreach programme at Gwoza has come under attack by members of the Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) group, Director of Public Relations & Information,  Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa  disclosed in a statement Thursday. He said “The Mi-17 helicopter was shot at severally by the insurgents however there was no casualty except for an airman th ...

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CBN Denies Receiving SGF’s Query Over Forex Sale

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has  debunked a media report suggesting that the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has issued a query to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over issues relating to the sale of foreign exchange. Ag. Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor said in a statement Thursday that  “While it is perfectly normal for any agency of Govern ...

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Rae-Omoh Promises Cooperation With Tourism Professionals, Stakeholders

The acting Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs. Mariel Rae-Omoh, said she would work with professional bodies, associations and stakeholders to move the industry forward. Rae-Omoh revealed this when the Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of Nigeria (HATMAN) paid her a courtesy visit in her office, in Abuja, on Thursday. While describing the stakeholders a ...

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Dogara Seeks Accelerated Development Of FCT Satellite Towns

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has stated that the National Assembly is committed to ensuring accelerated development of satellite towns in the Federal Capital Territory. The Speaker said this when he declared open public hearings  on a  Bill for an Act to Provide for the Establishment of the Satellite Towns Development Agency and Bill for an Act to Provide For the Administrati ...

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First Africa Postharvest Conference Holds in Kenya

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The First Africa Postharvest Conference organized by the World Food Preservation Center in conjunction of the University of Nairobi and a consortium of Universities and a Research & Development Institution in Africa will hold in Nairobi, Kenya in March. With an overall aim of providing a platform where technologists and promoters could "interact with potential users, sponsors and p ...

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YouWiN!Connect Enterprise Education Programme Takes Off

A weekly print media enterprise education programme designed to assist entrepreneurs start, plan and grow their businesses would be launched by the Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN!Connect) on Sunday, February 19th, 2017.   The publication would be syndicated in five national newspapers on Sundays and Wednesdays. Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun noted that the weekly editorial would ...

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Nigeria Gears Up To Maximize Potentials Of Poultry Business

Poultry business will be given necessary government attention so as to maximise the potentials of the industry, according to the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN Speaking with a delegation of Poultry Association of Nigeria which paid him a courtesy visit  Thursday  in his office, the Acting President wondered why poultry business seemed to have been ignored even as agriculture is resurgent. He ackn ...

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UNILORIN: VC Suspends ASUU Officials For Reporting On Second Wife, Sleaze

Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, chairman and secretary, University of Ilorin branch have been suspended by the university administration after the local branch drew attention to illegal appointment of the vice chancellor’s second wife and her promotion in less than a year. The academic union has been in the news lately after a series of whistle blowing on graft, extortion and nepotism perpetrated ...

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NNPC Records Massive Reduction In Pipeline Sabotage

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recorded a marked reduction in the cases of pipeline sabotage. This was disclosed in the Corporation’s monthly Financial and Operations Report for the month of December 2016 which has just been released. According to the report, only 18 cases of vandalized points on downstream pipelines were recorded in December 2016 as against 43 in the previous month. The ...

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Court Orders Final Forfeiture of Ex-Minister, Diezani’s N34bn To FG

(EFCC Press Release) Justice Muslim Sulaiman Hassan of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, February 16, 2017 ordered the final forfeiture of the various sums of money-N23, 446, 300,000,  N9, 080,000,000 and  $5m( over N34bn)- linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke to the Federal Government of Nigeria. The court had, on January 6, 2017, given an o ...

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