Fifa Bans Arrested Officials Over Fraud Probe

The Ethics Committee of world football governing body, Fifa has banned 11 top officials including its executive members from all football-related activities. The banned individuals are: Jeffrey Webb, Eduardo Li, Julio Rocha, Costas Takkas, Jack Warner.

NDLEA Operatives Vacate The Residence Of Buruji Kashamu

Six whole days of house arrest, that’s what the NDLEA enforced but now they have withdrawn from the residence of Ogun State Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu. Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had laid siege, claiming that Mr Kashamu was wanted in the United States on alleged drug

UNHCR Pledges Trauma Counselling For Victims Of Boko Haram


The United Nations Refugee Agency has promised to assist Nigeria in providing intense trauma counselling for internally displaced persons and victims of the insurgent attacks in northern part of the country. Regional Representative of UNHCR, Liz Kpam Ahua, told a news conference in Abuja that Nigeria has done well to

Buhari’s Government To Be Inaugurated Tomorrow

Its by far the biggest event to hold in Nigeria this year as over 50 Heads of State and Government including a delegation from the United States, led by Secretary of State, John Kerry, will all witness the historic inauguration of the 5th Executive President of Nigeria, Mr Muhammadu Buhari.

Court Strikes Out Suit On DSTV’s New Rates

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday struck out a suit filed by some aggrieved subscribers challenging the recent 20% increment on subscription rate of Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) being operated by Multichoice Nigeria Limited. The aggrieved subscribers, Osasuyi Adebayo and Oluyinka Oyeniji, who are also lawyers, had filed

Court Stops NERC From Increasing Electricity Tariff

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday restrained the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) from implementing the new electricity tariff billed to be effective from June 1, 2015. Trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, in a ruling on an ex-parte application filed by a Lagos lawyer, Toluwani Adebiyi, restrained the

President Jonathan Presents Handover Notes To Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan has presented his handover notes to the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. The presentation was done inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja shortly after President Jonathan conducted Buhari round the seat.

Oil workers calls off Halliburton strike


Local Nigerian staff at U.S. oil services company Halliburton have ended a nationwide strike over job cuts, a spokesman for one of two oil unions involved in the dispute said on Wednesday.

Jonathan Gets Award Of ‘Peace-loving Global Citizen’

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has received the award of ‘Peace-loving Global Citizen’, in recognition of his commitment to the unity of the nation has continued to see its ethnic and religious diversity as its strength. The award was given to the President by the Universal Peace Foundation on Tuesday in Abuja.

Court Orders NDLEA To Vacate Buruji Kashamu’s Residence

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) to vacate the resident and other properties of an Ogun State Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu. The Court made the order on Tuesday while ruling on an application filed by Mr Kashamu through his lawyer, Ajibola

Fuel crisis hampers port operations, says STOAN


The Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), on Tuesday decried the debilitating effect of the fuel crisis on their operations at the port. In a statement, the association’s spokesman,  Bolaji Akinola, who expressed his disappointment, added that it had become difficult for members to replenish their diesel stock for

APC denies zoning Senate Presidency, Speaker to North-Central


The All Progressives Congress (APC), in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, denied reports that its National Working Committee (NWC) had zoned the seats of the Senate President and House Speaker to the North-Central and South-West respectively. The statement issued by its National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, said the party is

Adams Oshiomhole Emerges As BRACED Chairman

The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has emerged as the new Chairman of the South South Governors Forum following a meeting which is recorded as the first to be held shortly after the unveiling of the Calabar International Convention Center. The governors of the BRACED Commission unanimously endorsed the Edo

PDP Gets New BOT Chairman

The Board of Trustees of Nigeria’s ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has appointed a former Acting National Chairman of the party, and former Defence Minister, Haliru Mohammed, as its Acting Chairman. Mr.

CPC to collaborate with APCON to protect consumers’ rights


The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) was collaborating with the Advertisement Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) to protect the rights of consumers,  Dupe Atoki, the CPC Director-General, said during a courtesy visit to APCON’s office at Iganmu, Lagos, on Monday. Atoki said that the collaboration was to sanitise the advertising industry and

FG, oil marketers sign agreement to end fuel scarcity


The Federal Government on Monday signed an agreement with oil marketers to end the lingering fuel scarcity in the country. To this end, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) have suspended their industrial actions. Lifting of petrol