Saraki Stands A Better Chance As Senate President – Dele Momodu

Former presidential candidate of the NCP, Dele Momodu, believes that former Kwara State Governor, Senator Bukola Saraki, stands a better chance of becoming Nigeria’s Senate President. He shared this view on Channels Television’s Politics Today during a conversation on the structure of the incoming government in Nigeria and setting its

Breaking: 700 African migrants drown in Libyan waters


Seven hundred people are feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe capsized off Libya, the UNHCR said Sunday. Spokeswoman Carlotta Sami told the Skytg24 news channel that only 28 people had survived the shipwreck.

Sterling Bank partners firms to simplify learning process


Sterling Bank Plc has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with some firms in the education sector to digitise and simplify learning process at all levels of education. In statement on Friday in Lagos, the bank said the partnership was to make learning solutions affordable for students in primary, secondary

Audu, Melaye Fault Kogi PDP’s Allegation On Election Results

The former Governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu, has described as false, the claims by the PDP in the state that the APC connived with INEC to rig elections. This was in reaction to claims by the Chairman of the Kogi State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Hassan Salau, that

Court Refuses Order Of Stay Of Proceedings In Ekiti Assembly

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused an application asking that the status quo be maintained in a suit seeking to set aside the notice of impeachment served on Governor Ayodele Fayose and his deputy for alleged misconduct. At the resumed hearing of a suit filed by the PDP

Jonathan Seeks UN Support In Rehabilitation Of Boko Haram-ravaged Areas

The Nigerian President has urged the United Nations to focus more on helping Nigeria with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of persons and communities affected by terrorism in northern Nigeria rather than deploying an international force to the country. President Goodluck Jonathan made the appeal at a meeting with the special

India’s Reliance Q4 profit boosted by strong refining margins


India’s Reliance Industries Ltd on Friday reported a much better than expected 8.5 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by a strong performance in its core refining business, which posted its strongest margins in eight quarters. The company, which operates the world’s biggest refining complex, said its consolidated net profit

Nigerian Lawmakers Condemn Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa

The Nigerian House of Representatives has strongly condemned xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa. In an emotional debate in the House of Representatives, lawmakers passed a motion asking the executive to recall the Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa.

Constitution Amendment: Return Original Bill, Senate Writes Jonathan

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, drafted a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, asking for an urgent return of the original copy of the 1999 Constitution Amendment Bill. This came barely a day after the President wrote to the Senate, refusing to give assent to some sections of the Nigerian Constitution

Orekoya Children: Nanny Says Kidnapping Runs In The Family

A startling revelation has triggered following the arrest of a nanny, Funmilayo Adeyemi, for the kidnapping of the three Orekoya children. The Lagos State Police Command said that the nanny, known initially as Mary Akinloye but whose real name is Funmilayo Adeyemi, has confessed to also being the mastermind of

El-Rufai Receives Certificate Of Return, Promises To Rebuild Kaduna

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Kaduna State has presented Certificates of Return to winners in the 2015 elections in the state. Among those that received their certificates at the INEC headquarters in the state capital were the state governor-elect, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, his deputy, Mr Bala Bantex, as well

Kaduna Govt. Distributes Fire Fighting Vehicles To 23 LGAs

The Kaduna State Government has distributed Fire-Fighting Vehicles to the 23 Local Government Areas of the state as part of measures to ensure prompt response to fire incidences and emergency situations in all parts of the state. Speaking during the distribution of the vehicles to the respective councils at the

BON Allays Fears Of Analogue Broadcasting Blackout After Digital Switch

The Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria has allayed fears of blackout of analogue broadcasting after digital switch over from June 17 this year. The Chairman of the organisation, Mr Sola Omole, made the clarification at a news conference in Abuja, ahead of a 2-day summit with stakeholders in the broadcast industry

Gemade Accuses Army Of Harassment, Petitions NHRC


The Senator representing Benue North-East Senatorial District, Senator Barnabas Gemade, has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission over what he describes as the illegal and unlawful harassment of his person and members of his family by the Commander of 72 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Makurdi during the last governorship

Low shelf life, poor cassava flour may stall production of cassava bread


Bakers across Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, are facing a hard time with the policy of 20 per cent inclusion of cassava in bread production was due to a lot of constraints. Among the constraints listed ny  Jacob Adejorin, Chairman, Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter, are poor awareness, short

Enugu Governor-Elect Promises Better Days Ahead


Enugu State Governor-elect, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has thanked the people of the state for electing him, promising better days ahead when he assumes office. Presenting his acceptance speech at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Office at Independence Layout in Enugu the capital city, the Governor elect thanked the party men

GT Bank Q1 pretax profit rises 17 per cent


Guaranty Trust Bank said on Thursday its first-quarter pretax profit grew 17 percent to 32.65 billion naira ($164 million), from the same period a year ago but did not give a reason for the rise. Revenue also rose to 79.

Governor-Elect Urges Buhari To Carry Opposition Along

Cross River State Governor elect, Senator Ben Ayade, has called on Nigeria’s President-Elect to govern Nigeria without party sentiments when he assumes office. The Governor-Elect, who was speaking to journalists in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, urged General Muhamadu Buhari to carry the opposition parties along.

Air Traffic Controllers Embark On Indefinite Strike

National Association of Air Traffic Controllers embark on an indefinite industrial action. This has led to the suspension of domestic flights and left passengers stranded at various airports across the country.