Sunday, March 7, 2021


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BREAKING: FEC approves N797.2bn for Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road project

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved over N797.2 billion for the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road construction project.

Police debunk school bus hijack by gunmen in Rivers

The Police Command in Rivers on Tuesday debunked rumour of gunmen’s attack on a bus filled with students of the Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, in Khana area of Rivers.

EFCC arraigns Dutch couple, company for $330,000 oil vessel fraud

The Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a Dutch couple: Peiter Borremans and Nkechi Borremans alongside...

Petrol scarcity hits Damaturu

Scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol on Monday hit Damaturu, the capital of Yobe, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports.

Sabotage by oil thieves, cause of environmental pollution in the South-South — Survey

Data from the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) indicate that oil spills and pollution occur due to sabotage by oil thieves, pipeline vandals, equipment failure and operational accidents.

I never sold seized property in EFCC custody – Bawa

The nominee for the chairmanship of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has denied selling the seized property in EFCC custody at its Port Harcourt Zonal office.

NDLEA confiscates over N17m worth of illicit drugs in Rivers

The Rivers State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has confiscated over N17 million worth of cannabis compressed into 23 bags weighing 621kg each in Port Harcourt metropolis.

Church distributes N20m facemasks in 6 states

The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints on Friday says it distributed N20 million facemasks in six states in the country in the wake of coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

No governor should use COVID-19 as excuse for non-performance – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said no governor should use COVID-19 as an excuse not to invest in infrastructural development that can foster economic development and prosperity.

Anti-corruption forum lauds Buhari for appointing Bawa as new EFCC Chair

A group under the aegis of Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the nomination of Abdulrasheed Bawa for appointment as the new chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

EFCC arrests 20 suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 20 suspected internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

New Nigerian airline begins operation Friday

A new entrant into Nigeria’s scheduled domestic air operations, United Nigeria Airline, will conduct its inaugural flight on Friday, February 12.

AS Roma partners Nigeria’s club side Garden City Panthers

Italian football giant, AS Roma has confirmed its first presence of the African soil, with a partnership with Nigeria club side, Garden City Panthers of Abuja.

FEC approves N9.4bn to complete digital switch-over

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved N9.43 billion to complete the digital switch over, which had previously missed the deadline set for implementation.

64 veteran golfers storm Abuja for GolfSixes inauguration

Notable veteran golfers and several others make up the field of 64 players expected at the opening event of the inaugural GolfSixes Nigeria holding this Saturday and Sunday in Abuja.

Buhari flags-off $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line

President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged-off the $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line, ordering  the Ministries of Transportation and Finance to conclude financial arrangements for the construction of West-East Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar, linking some major cities in South East and South South.

Rivers court sentences oil thief to 5 years in prison

A Federal High Court Judge, M.L Abubakar has sentenced Clinton Onye to five years imprisonment for dealing in illegal petroleum products, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

NPFL: Careless defence cost Rivers United 1-0 loss to Kano Pillars – Eguma

Rivers United FC Technical Adviser, Stanley Eguma says careless defence cost his team’s 1-0 loss to Kano Pillars, at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.

EFCC arrests lawyer for alleged N15.7m theft

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a legal practitioner, Bar. Bardi Robert, for allegedly receiving N15,712, 187.38 judgment debt fund from a Rivers State High Court,  on behalf of his client, Igwe Ugochukwu and converted same to his personal use. 

96 companies bid for rehabilitation of NNPC infrastructure

No fewer than 96 companies have indicated an interest in the rehabilitation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s, NNPC, downstream infrastructure.

Banker bags 4-year imprisonment for stealing customer’s fund

Justice Jane Inyang of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has convicted and sentenced Felix David Diete to four years imprisonment, for stealing the sum of N 2,000,000.

Nigerian Army approves new postings, redeployments of senior officers

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has approved new postings and redeployments of some senior officers to different divisions, units and formations,...

FEATURE: 20 major achievements of AGF Malami in 2020

Characterized by COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the year 2020 recorded low-key operations of many governmental, commercial and social activities. 

Nigerian lawmaker to distribute 700 laptops, 17 boats, financial grants to constituents

A member representing Degema/Bonny Constituency, Farah Dagogo, has procured 700 laptops and 17 fibre boats with 75HP outboard engines to be distributed to his...

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