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IT WILL TAKE A MONUMENTAL WITHDRAWAL OF MEDALS FOR THE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS OF THE NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL, DELTA STATE, NOT TO RETAIN THEIR TITLE WON IN 2018 IN ABUJA AS THE STATE CONTINGENTS ARE CURRENTLY LEADING THE TABLE WITH FEW EVENTS TO GO. AS AT THE TIME OF GOING TO PRESS, THE STATE WAS LEADING […]

CHINA’S VAST STEEL SECTOR IS THE SCENE OF A CONFLICT BETWEEN ECONOMIC GROWTH AND A GREEN AGENDA THAT POINTS TO WIDER CHALLENGES AS PRESIDENT XI JINPING TRIES TO CLEAN UP THE WORLD’S TOP CARBON EMITTER. THE GOVERNMENT IS PUSHING FOR STEEL OUTPUT TO DROP FROM A RECORD OF MORE THAN 1 BILLION TONS, IN A […]

THE NAIRA APPRECIATED BY N3 AGAINST THE US DOLLAR AT THE BLACK MARKET OF THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE (FOREX) MARKET ON MONDAY, TO CLOSE AT N482. THIS REPRESENTS A 0.62 PERCENT RECOVERY FROM N485 THE RATE IT HAS STOOD SINCE APRIL 1 ACCORDING TO DATA POSTED ON ABOKIFX. IT’S OVER A MONTH SINCE NAIRA CLOSED AT […]

IN A SWIFT REACTION, FORMER IMO STATE GOVERNOR, ROCHAS OKOROCHA, HAVE DISMISSED REPORTS ON HIS ARREST BY THE ECONOMIC FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC). IN A STATEMENT ISSUED BY HIS SPOKESMAN, SAM ONWUEMEODO, THE EX-GOVERNOR SAID HE ONLY HONOURED AN INVITATION BY THE COMMISSION. THE EFCC HAD EARLIER ON TUESDAY CONFIRMED THE ARREST OF THE SENATOR […]

April 14, 2021

THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) ON TUESDAY ARRESTED FORMER GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE, ROCHAS OKOROCHA. OKOROCHA WAS ARRESTED IN ABUJA, BUT THE EFCC HAS NOT YET GIVEN REASON FOR HIS ARREST. EFCC HEAD OF MEDIA AND PUBLICITY, WILSON UWUJAREN CONFIRMED OKOROCHA’S ARREST ON TUESDAY EVENING. WHEN ASKED THE REASON FOR THE FORMER GOVERNOR’S […]

RALPH UWAZURUIKE, FOUNDER OF THE MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTUALISATION OF SOVEREIGN STATE OF BIAFRA (MASSOB), HAS TAKEN A SWIPE AT THE LEADER OF THE PROSCRIBED INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA (IPOB), NNAMDI KANU, SAYING THAT THE SECURITY OUTFIT THE GROUP SET UP LAST YEAR, THE EASTERN SECURITY NETWORK (ESN), WAS ILLEGAL AND ONLY EXISTS ON SOCIAL […]

THE SPOKESMAN OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL (CCT), IBRAHEEM AL-HASSAN, HAS BEEN RECALLED BY THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FOLLOWING AN ERROR-STREWN PRESS STATEMENT HE ISSUED AFTER THE TRIBUNAL’S CHAIRMAN, JUSTICE UMAR DANLADI, WAS CAPTURED ON VIDEO ASSAULTING A SECURITY GUARD AT THE BANEZ PLAZA IN WUSE II, ABUJA, ON MARCH 29. AL-HASSAN WAS REPORTEDLY […]

THE U.S CONSUL-GENERAL IN NIGERIA, CLAIRE PIERANGELO, ON TUESDAY, ANNOUNCED THAT THE US GOVERNMENT HAD PROVIDED OVER $6 BILLION SINCE 2003, AS ASSISTANCE FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF HIV/AIDS IN THE COUNTRY. PIERANGELO REVEALED THIS WHEN SHE LED A DELEGATION ON A COURTESY VISIT TO GOVERNOR SEYI MAKINDE OF OYO STATE, AT THE GOVERNMENT […]

A CANADIAN COURT SITTING IN OTTAWA, ONTARIO, HAVE UPHELD THE DECISION OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT TO DENY A FORMER OPERATIVE OF THE DEFUNCT SPECIAL ANTI-ROBBERY SQUAD (SARS), OLUSHOLA POPOOLA, ENTRY TO THE COUNTRY. THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT HAD EARLIER REJECTED POPOOLA’S QUEST TO ENTER THE NORTH AMERICAN NATION BECAUSE OF HIS STATUS AS AN OPERATIVE OF […]

THE PLATEAU STATE GOVERNOR, SIMON LALONG, SAYS STATE GOVERNORS WERE NOT OPPOSED TO FINANCIAL AUTONOMY FOR THE JUDICIARY AND THE LEGISLATURE. LALONG, WHO STATED THIS IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE NIGERIA GOVERNORS’ FORUM PRESS CORPS IN ABUJA, HOWEVER, FAULTED THE EXECUTIVE ORDER 10, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI SIGNED INTO LAW LAST YEAR. THE PLATEAU STATE GOVERNOR, […]


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