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FCT Minister: Award of Contract for N61bn Katampe District Infrastructure Did Not Follow Due Process

by admin - 7 July 2017

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello, has restated the efficacy of Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model of infrastructure development as a sure strategy for meeting the infrastructure needs of a fast growing city like Abuja. Bello made this declaration while receiving...

Politics

Enugu: APC Suspends Buhari’s Aide, 19 Others

The Enugu State Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has unanimously endorsed the suspension of 20 members of the party by the State Executive Committee for alleged misconduct and anti-party activities. Among those suspended were the State Deputy Chairman, Adolphus Ude; the Women Leader, Queen Nwankwo; and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reforms, Juliet Ibekaku. Joe...

Photo News

Enugu North PDP Zonal Meeting (Photo)

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (2nd left); senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Chuka Utazi (2nd right); and two members of House of Representatives, Pat Asadu (left), and Dennis Agbo, during Enugu North Peoples Democratic Party Zonal Meeting, yesterday Facebook Comments ...

Power/Mineral Resources

Nigeria Moves to Legalize Illicit Refineries in Niger Delta

Nigeria aims to legalize illicit oil refineries in the turbulent Niger Delta region, the vice-president’s office said on Thursday, hoping to bring peace to the production heartland for the crude on which the country relies. If the refineries are legalized, it could help soothe tensions in the Delta states, where an uneasy peace is now being kept as the government holds talks with local communities,...

Cities/Abuja Districts

FG Ordered Herdsmen, Cattle to Take Over Varsity Campus-UNIABUJA VC

The Vice Chancellor of University of Abuja, Professor Michael Adikwu, Monday, raised the alarm over the occupation of the University of Abuja by herdsmen and their cattle which he said was ordered by the Federal Government. Adikwu, who spoke with newsmen  Monday at the main campus of the university as part of the activities marking his three years in office said the Federal Government ordered the...

Diplomacy

Deportation of 250 Citizens Prompt Nigeria, EU Agreement on Repatriation

Nigeria and European Union (EU) are working to have an agreement that will facilitate the repatriation of Nigerians living illegally in EU countries. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja that the EU also sought to engage with the government in providing vocational training for those who had been repatriated. The EU for now,...

Environment/Health

NHIS: 8 More Officials Suspended

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has approved the suspension of  eight additional  top officials of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS to pave way for a thorough investigation of petitions. Boade Akinola, Director, Media and Public Relations of the ministry made this known in a statement in Abuja on Monday. The minister had earlier suspended the Executive Secretary of NHIS, Prof....

Crime/Defence

Amid Coup Fears, 75 Army Commanders Meet in Kaduna

Nigerian Army said 75 Commanding Officers of the Nigerian Army will hold a five-day meeting in Kaduna to strategise on more efficient and functional ways of handling personnel and resources in peace time and war. The meeting is coming on the heels of a recent alarm raised by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, over the deployment of soldiers to the 36 states of Nigeria. He...

Editorial/Opinion

Hajj Operations: Flynas Not Out to Exploit Nigeria

  By Umar Kaila It is with great concern that I write to make this clarification in view of the ugly scenario created against our esteemed company that had followed due process in contracting business with Nigeria. It is indeed sad to note that our patience and silence had encouraged deliberate efforts geared towards creating this erroneous impression to blackmail, distract, misinform and smear...