By Sunday Isuwa, Abuja and Francis Okoye, Maiduguri Seven months after over 126 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were killed when a military fighter jet mistakenly bombed a camp of the displaced persons near Rann, Borno State, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday released its report on the remote cause of the...
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah and Paul Uwadima, Abuja,  George Okojie, Lagos and Msue Aza, Kaduna Governors of the 36 states of the federation yesterday set up a six-man committee to explore the option of actualising state police in the country. Coming at a time when the call for restructuring of the...
By HENRY TYOHEMBA, Federal Government has ordered the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to separate Christian Religious Knowledge and Islamic Religious Knowledge in the basic education curriculum. Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, gave the order yesterday in Abuja, at the meeting of Ministers of Education with education stakeholders...
B ADEBIYI ADEDAPO, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has requested the House of Representatives to approve an addition of N135.6 billion by virement for the 2017 Budget. Osinbajo in a letter titled “Request for Virement of Funds from Various Budget Lines to Fund Federal Governments Priority Projects and Programmes,” noted that the...
By OLUSHOLA BELLO, Banking stocks on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) have continued to experience growth as investors renewed buy sentiment in the sector on interim dividend expectation. Market analysts have predicted that about five banks might pay interim cash dividends to shareholders as investors await the half-year corporate earnings of...
By PAUL UWADIMA, In reaction to the ongoing constitution amendment by the National Assembly, the national chairman of Democratic People’s Congress (DPC), Rev Olusegun Peters, has called for proportional representation as the solution to the problems created by winner-takes-all system that is presently in operation in the country. Speaking exclusively to...
BY AHURAKA ISAH AND SOLOMON AYADO, Senate yesterday after legislative firework confirmed eight out of the 12 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) it screened on Wednesday in line with the letter of request by President Muhammadu Buhari to the upper legislative chamber earlier in the year. This is just as Senator Enyinnaya...
By PAUL UWADIMA, Abuja Innoson motors has metamorphosed into a continental business venture, with the Mayor of Bamako leading a delegation from Mali to the automobile manufacturing plant in Nnewi, Anambra State, to purchase about 400 vehicles. According to the information released by the company yesterday, the chairman of Innoson Vehicle...
BY OLUGBENGA SOYELE, Lagos Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the temporary forfeiture of a property located at Banana Island, Lagos bought for $37.5million in 2013 by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke to federal government. Justice Obiozor made the order that...
By Chibuzo Ukaibe, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday rose from its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting and declared that it will setup disciplinary and reconciliation committees. This comes as the former national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, said he was not invited to the national caucus meeting of the...