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$823m Abuja Metro Rail Ready By December, Says Contractor

by admin - 22 August 2017

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) says the phase one of Abuja Rail Mass Transit Project will be commissioned by December. The Project Manager, Mr Kong Tao, said this while addressing newsmen who were on tour of the site at Idu, Abuja, on Tuesday. Tao said that the rail transit, which...

Politics

When South East Govs Proscribed IPOB

THE COMMUNIQUE In view of the prevailing security situation in the South East and its attendant consequences, the South East Governors hereby resolve as follows: 1. All activities of IPOB are hereby proscribed. IPOB and all other aggrieved groups are advised to articulate their position on all National issues and submit to the Committee of Governors, Ohaneze Ndigbo and National Assembly Members from...

Power/Mineral Resources

‘Shell Paid $31bn into Federation Account, NDDC from 2002-2016’

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) remitted 29.8 billion dollars to the federation account and 1.2 billion dollars to Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between 2002 and 2016. Mr Igo Weli, General Manager, External Relations, made the disclosure on Monday in Port Harcourt while reacting to the shut-down of SPDC flow station and gas plant in Belema community by angry youths. The youths...

Cities/Abuja Districts

President of Ghana Receives FCT Honorary Citizenship

FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello (right) conferring honorary citizenship of Abuja on the President of Ghana, Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo at the Presidential wing of Abuja International Airport…Tuesday. FCT MINISTER CONFERS GHANAIAN PRESIDENT WITH HONORARY CITIZENSHIP OF ABUJA FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, Tuesday conferred the President of the Republic of Ghana, Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,...

News

Proscription Order: IPOB Sues Nigerian Govt

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The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday prayed the Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside the order of injunction proscribing the activities of the group. The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati, on Wednesday in Abuja, granted Federal Government an interim injunction proscribing activities of the group. Kafarati granted the injunction in chambers after...

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

Sierra Leone Mudslide: 500 Bodies Recovered as President Koroma Seeks International Assistance

***3000 rendered homeless Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Tuesday, as rescue operations continued and morgues struggled to find space for all the dead. President Ernest Bai Koroma urged residents of the town of Regent and other flooded areas around Freetown to evacuate immediately...

Crime/Defence

Customs Say Another Arms Haul from Turkey

Hameed Ali, Customs boss The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Rtd. Col. Hameed Ali Thursday cried out over the rate at which dangerous weapons are being imported into the country in recent times. This was as the customs boss confirmed the seizure of another container load of pump action rifles at the Tin Can Island port. The latest discovery were 470 pump action rifles imported...

Editorial/Opinion

A Colony of Monkeys And A Congress of Baboons

By Femi Fani-Kayode On August 3rd 1857, in what can only be described as one of the most profound, moving, passionate and inspiring speeches in human history, Frederick Douglas, the former black slave and the great freedom fighter and philosopher said, inter alia, the following: “Let me give you a word of the philosophy of reform. The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all...