Home » News (page 30)


Lagos Kidnappers demand N400m for students, principals

Kidnappers of six pupils of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in Epe have demanded a N400 million ransom for their release. They are understood to have got in touch with the parents of the kidnapped children to make the demand. But Governor Akinwunmi Ambode told pupils at a parade to mark this year’s Children’s Day at the Agege Stadium, Lagos ... Read More »

Dangote, two states set to buy indebted Peugeot Nigeria

The Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) is close to selling Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Ltd, a local car assembly joint venture, to Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, and two Nigerian states. “We have concluded all processes on the bids since about two months ago, all we are waiting for (now) is the approval of the Central Bank,” Ahmed Kuru, ... Read More »

Ekweremadu Speaks ” How Police Raided My House”

Deputy Senate President, Ice Ekweremadu has revealed the blow by blow account of the police raid  at his official guest house. “At about 8am on Friday, May 26, 2017, men of the Nigeria Police Force from the Inspector General of Police Special Squad raided the official guest house of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, located at ... Read More »

Banire writes APC Lagos Chairman “Centralised LG Primaries is unconstitutional”

The National Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Dr Muiz Banire, SAN has challenged the decision of the Lagos State chapter of the APC to conduct primaries election for all the aspirants in a centralised location insisting that such will be an exercise in futility. A unified primary election is scheduled to hold tomorrow, May 27 at Teslim ... Read More »

Tinubu Absent at match with Evander Holyfield

The hype has been on for weeks, but for some inexplicable reasons, Former Lagos Governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was absent at the charity boxing match he was to have with former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield. Interestingly, Tinubu and Holyfield  made an appear and at the International Business  Conference organised by the Lagos ... Read More »

Gov. Obaseki orders demolition of APC Chieftain, Bob Izua’s Shopping Complex

A shopping complex belonging to a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo State, Chief Osamede Adun popularly known as Bob Izua has been demolished on the orders of Governor Godwin Obaseki. The shopping complex which has 218 stores was built along Mission Road. Officials of the Edo State government carried out the demolition exercise at about 11:00 ... Read More »

“We should Beg Biafran Agitators”-Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has called for dialogue with Biafran agitators. Obasanjo speaking in Abuja on Thursday at “Biafra, 50 years After” Event forum at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre said “We should beg those agitating for Biafra that there is enough cake to share and that Nigerians must treat the country with care”. He said the country’s fundamental ... Read More »

#Africa Day: Toyin Saraki congratulates new WHO Director-General

To mark Africa Day, HE Toyin Saraki, the Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa and the wife of Nigerian Senate President formally congratulated the new WHO Director-General Dr.Tedros Adhanom. Toyin Saraki noted:  “On Africa Day, I would like to celebrate and congratulate our first African WHO Director General Dr.Tedros Adhanom. “ “My support for Dr.Tedros goes beyond borders, and beyond ... Read More »

After 17 years, Senate Passes Petroleum Bill

At long last, the senate has passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) after a 17-year legislative gridlock. The upper legislative chamber passed the bill after the senators considered clauses in the bill. The bill was broken into four parts to allow easier passage. While considering clauses of the bill, the senators disagreed on who would have the responsibility to guard against ... Read More »

Ifeanyi Ubah:Lagos and Abuja Courts give Conflicting Orders

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Thursday ordered the release of the chairman of Capital Oil and Gas limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, held by the State Security Services for alleged “economic sabotage”. The court directed the SSS and its director general, Lawal Daura, to release Mr. Ubah from detention if no criminal action is instituted against him ... Read More »