The Senate Committee on Niger Delta has rejected the 2020 capital budget of the ministry over the non completion of major projects in the region. At the ministry’s budget defense session in the national assembly, committee members expressed dissatisfaction over many abandoned projects across the Niger delta states. The displeasure over unfinished projects in the […]

Ex-Niger Delta armed agitators have staged a peaceful protest in Abuja, demanding the implementation of a social security scheme for all ex-agitators who embraced the amnesty programme of the Federal Government. Speaking at the Unity Fountain, the chairman of the ex-agitators, Mr Lawrence Solomon, described the payment of N65,000 to all ex-agitators for nine years […]

About three months after his re-arraignment, the trial of the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has resumed at the Federal High Court, Lagos with the testimony of the first prosecution witness. Fayose is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged money laundering. The first witness, Mr Lawrence Akande, […]

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday 21st of October 2019, ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties located at Ikoyi area of Lagos state belonging to the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki to be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission […]

  Kunle Afolayan is currently busy with activities on the production of another film, ‘Citation’. Kunle Afolayan has kicked off work on his new project which intends to beam light on sexual harassment. [Instagram/kunleafo] Nollywood filmmaker and actor, Kunle Afolayan is working on 7th personal feature film, ‘Citation’. The filmmaker revealed the thematic focus of his […]

Here are the winners of the 2019 Headies, which held on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos. Nancy Isime and Reminise are the host of the 13th edition of The Headies. [Instagram/Headies] The 2019 Headies kicked off with a red carpet at about 7PM at the Eko Convention center on […]

Liverpool have held Manchester United to a draw at Old Trafford in the English Premier League on Sunday. This comes as Liverpool failed to record a record-equalling 18th straight Premier League win, although Adam Lallana’s late equaliser saved the European champions from a loss at Manchester United. Marcus Rashford’s controversial goal handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s […]

Russia’s Andrey Rublev celebrated his 22nd birthday in style by clinching the Kremlin Cup on Sunday for his second career title. The sixth-seeded Rublev eased past France’s Adrian Mannarino, who was runner-up to another Russian Karen Khachanov last year, 6-4, 6-0 in a one-sided final. Rublev, the world number 31, had won his first title […]

Some youths in Niger State have shut down the Minna-Suleja Road to stage a protest. The demonstrators stormed the road in large a number on Monday morning to protest what they called neglect by the Federal Government. They accused the Federal Government of neglecting federal roads in Niger State and called on the President to […]

Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed says the Federal Government has secured a $3bn loan from the World Bank. According to the Finance Minister, the loan is to be used for reforming the nation’s power sector. Mrs Ahmed who announced the approval of the loan at a news conference to wrap up the World Bank/IMF […]

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