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Single Terrorist attacks British Parliament

A man was shot outside the Houses of Parliament after a car mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and a police officer was stabbed in a terrorist attack. Onlookers  told of scenes of panic with tourists fleeing as gunfire broke out in Westminster at about 3.18pm A man was seen receiving medical attention outside Westminster Hall after a 4×4 vehicle ... Read More »

Activist Richard Akinnola blasts group who want Amnesty International out of Nigeria

PRESS STATEMENT I read with shock and utter consternation, that a group of persons, masquerading as Human Rights activists, today stormed the Abuja office of Amnesty International, giving the International Human Rights body a 24-hour ultimatum to quit the country. These protesters, ostensibly were protesting over a recent report of Amnesty, highlighting several alleged abuse of Human Rights and extra-judicial ... Read More »

Plateau Commissioner slumps, dies while jogging with Governor

The Plateau Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Mr Samuel Galadima, slumped and died on Wednesday, while jogging along with Governor Simon Lalong, at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos, NAN reports. The Director of Press Affairs, Mr Emmanuel Nanle, who confirmed the incident said, “Yes, the commissioner slumped while jogging and was rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he ... Read More »

Senate approves Buhari’s $500m Eurobond

The Senate has approved the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to raise $500m Eurobond from international capital markets to address deficits of the 2016 Budget. During the Senate session, the Senate had wanted to refer the letter to the relevant committee but it was later resolved that the Senate should resolve into the Committee of the Whole to consider the ... Read More »

Breaking: Dino Melaye asks Buhari to remove Customs Boss

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Ahmed Ali (Rtd.). Speaking during the plenary session of the Senate today presided over by Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Melaye citing the Public Service Rules stated that Comptroller-General was a rank, and any occupier of that position was a public ... Read More »

Breaking News: Dino Melaye asks Buhari to sack Customs Boss

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Ahmed Ali (Rtd.). Speaking during the plenary session of the Senate today presided over by Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Melaye citing the Public Service Rules stated that Comptroller-General was a rank, and any occupier of that position was a public ... Read More »

Adenuga, Dangote earnings drop by $7.4b

The President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; and Chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga, saw their net worth declined by $3.2bn and $4.2bn, respectively in the past year, according to Forbes 2017 World’s Billionaires list. Dangote retained his position as Africa’s richest person in the latest ranking, with a fortune of $12.2bn, although he was ranked 105th as ... Read More »

Why I have no Commissioners-Obaseki, Edo Governor

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday gave reasons why he was yet to appoint commissioners and special advisers to help in the governance of the state, three months after assuming office. He said he needed time to sanitise the ministries and in the process set up a template that would enable the incoming commissioners, when appointed, to function appropriately. The ... Read More »

Senate to probe Dino Melaye over Certificate Forgery allegation

The Senate on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Ethics and Privileges to investigate alleged certificate forgery against Senator Dino Melaye. This followed a point of order raised by former Leader of the Senate, Mohammed Ndume, during plenary. Citing a publication in a national newspaper of March 20, entitled “Dino Melaye in fake degree scandal”, Ndume said that the issue bordered ... Read More »

Benue Governor survives auto crash

Gvernor Samuel Ortom of Benue State was, yesterday, involved in a car accident when a commercial car rammed into a vehicle on his convoy. Ortom, however, escaped unhurt! The governor was returning from Zaki Biam, where he had gone to carry out an assessment of the attack by gunmen on International Yam Market, when the accident occurred. According to the ... Read More »