Monthly Archives: May 2018

NNPC, others employ elites’ children, poor youths get N-Power jobs – NYCN explodes

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The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has bemoaned the rate of lopsidedness in political appointments and the secret recruitment of children of elites into lucrative agencies of government. President of NYCN, Comrade Isa Abubakar, who made the remarks at

Man, 40, Bags 2 Years In Prison For Raping 4-year-old

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A Plateau State High Court on Thursday sentenced a 40-year-old man, Sani Usman to two years imprisonment for raping a minor. The judge, Justice Iliya Ashoms, handed down the sentence on Usman who had been on bail, after the court

Bayelsa, Rivers communities accuse JTF of illegal oil bunkering

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Communities in Niger Delta have accused the Joint Task Force (JTF) of engaging in illegal oil bunkering, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest the JTF members involved in the crime. The communities, under the aegis of Concerned Citizen of

$46bn loan request: American firm to invest $10bn in rail

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As the Federal Government scouts around the world for $46 billion loan to fix the rail infrastructure in the country, a United States-based Ameri Metro, has opted to invest over $10 billion in the coastal rail project from Lagos to

FG’s litigations frustrating our operations –Innoson

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The Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company (IVM) on Wednesday, lamented that its efforts to upgrade from 10,000 cars production capacity annually to 60,000 were being hampered by litigations against the company. The company’s Head, Corporate Communications, Mr. Cornel Osigwe, who made

Brutal Biafra day as soldiers kill 2 IPOB members

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The sit-at-home exercise ordered by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), yesterday, for Biafra Heroes Remembrance Day, turned bloody as soldiers shot dead a young man believed to be one of the members of the pro Biafra group in Aba,

Welcome to our great party, Murray-Bruce tells Dino Melaye

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Senator Ben Murray-Bruce on Wednesday welcomed Kogi West senator, Dino Melaye, to the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party. Murray-Bruce, who had, on Monday, urged Dino Melaye to resume at the Senate, said, it was nice to have Melaye back in

Copyright: Court awards N5m against music video director Clarence Peters

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The Federal High Court in Lagos has entered judgment against music video director, Clarence Peters, for alleged copyright infringement. The judgment delivered by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun was in favour of Uwana Victor and Akan Victor, trading under the name, Black

Saraki to Jega: Name bribe takers in National Assembly

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President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has lamented the allegation by a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, that members of the National Assembly are bribe takers. Saraki, who described the comment as embarrassing, challenged

Nigerian foreign reserves drop further, lose $99m

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The nation’s foreign exchange reserves have declined further, losing $99m to close at $47.65bn on Monday, latest data from the Central Bank of Nigeria showed on Wednesday. Industry analysts have attributed the recent decline in the external reserves to the