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Abuja Master Plan: No Significant Infrastructure in Phases 2-4-FCT Minister

by admin - 31 July 2017

…11 out of 72 districts have infrastructure Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bello Mohammed, has lamented the absence of any significant infrastructure in the development phases of Abuja. This is coming as the Acting Director-General Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC),...

Politics

El-Rufai Chairs APC C’ttee on ‘True Federalism’, Chime, Osunbor, Aregbesola, Ganduje, Lalong, Others Appointed Members

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated a 24-member committee on true federalism to articulate the party´s position on restructuring of the country. The National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, who inaugurated the committee on Thursday in Abuja, said the party was not opposed to true federalism. According to Odigie-Oyegun, it is only the APC that can claim ownership...

Photo News

Buhari Receives Media Aides in London (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari with R-L: Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant Media & Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Special Adviser Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina and Personal Assistant Digital/Online Media Lauretta Onochie as he receives Presidential media team as well as Senior Special Assistant...

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

N684m Paris Refund: FCT Minister Directs Area Councils to Pay Staff Salaries

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, has charged  FCT Area Councils to use the recently received N684 million Paris refund to defray the arrears of salaries owed their staff. Bello, gave this charge while fielding questions with the Senate Committee on FCT during the Committee’s hearing on the Bill for the Political and Administrative Structure of FCT Area Councils. Asked...

News

Osinbajo: Ozubulu Assailants Will Face Justice

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday assured Nigerians that the perpetrators of last Sunday’s massacre at St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in Anambra would be brought to justice. Osinbajo’s assurance is contained in a statement issued by Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Acting President. The statement said that the Acting President had...

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

Suicide Bombers Kill 27, Wound 83 in Northeast Nigeria

A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in Konduga, Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants. Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, wounding many people, an emergency services official said. In all, 83 people were wounded in the...

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...