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Buhari To Return 2016 Budget To NASS Over Missing Projects

*Lagos-Calabar N60 billion coastal railway removed *Idu-Kaduna rail line cut by N8.7 billion *Major federal roads slashed *Polio eradication, essential drugs for HIV/AIDS expunged *Agric/water resources re-allocated to constituency projects By Soni Daniel President Muhammadu Buhari appears set to return the 2016 Budget to the National Assembly to rework because what the lawmakers sent to him on Thursday for assent, ... Read More »

Apple Has Over 800 Engineers Working On Just The iPhone Camera

If you ever wondered why the iPhone camera is amongst the top rated in the industry, it is because Apple has an army of people working on developing its technology. The company has more than 800 engineers working on perfecting the camera, arguably the most used part of the iPhone. In a wide-ranging interview, the company’s executives laid bare the ... Read More »

FG Hands Over its Shares in Electricity Companies to State Governments.

The National Council on Privatisation (NCP), barring any change in plans, will offload 30 per cent of its remaining 40 per cent shares in the nation’s 11 privatised electricity distribution companies (Discos) to state governments. The development follows conclusion of the evaluation of investments made by states in the distribution system pre-privatisation by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). According ... Read More »

PDP Takes Over From INEC: Declares Wada Winner In Kogi

For those of us who have followed Nigeria’s politics from 1999 till date, it is interesting to see how PDP and it’s new status of opposition is playing out. Out of frustration, the opposition party on Sunday declared its defeated candidate, Governor Idris Wada as the winner of the governorship election in Kogi State. According to the PDP, Governor Wada ... Read More »

Shoprite In Ikeja Sealed Over Expired, Adulterated Products.

The Lagos State Safety Commission has shut the multi-billion multi-national shopping outlet, Shoprite located at the Ikeja Shopping Mall, Ikeja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, for allegedly breaching safety law. Officials of the commission were said to have stormed Shoprite on Friday afternoon and drove everyone out and sealed off the massive premises, placing a seal order at the entrance. The seal ... Read More »

Bangkok Bomb: Thai Court Charges Two Over Erawan Blast

Two men have been charged by a military court in Thailand in connection with the bombing of a shrine in the capital Bangkok. Twenty people were killed in the attack on the Erawan Shrine in August. Authorities say Bilal Mohammed, also known as Adem Karadag, and Yusuf Mieraili have both confessed to their roles in the blast. The two suspects ... Read More »

APC Leaders to Meet in Abuja Over Audu’s Death.

Leaders of the APC will converge in Abuja on Tuesday to deliberate on the way out of the legal logjam caused by the death of its Kogi governorship candidate, Audu Abubakar. Punch says the meeting will be attended by members of the party’s National Working Committee, and other national leaders. The body may direct the APC National Secretary,Mai Buni, to ... Read More »

Nigeria Police Force Warn Over Recruitment Exercise.

The Enugu state command of the Nigeria police Force wishes to inform members of the public particularly good people of the state that its attention has been drawn towards the alleged activities of some suspected Fraudsters who allegedly swindle unsuspecting members of the public desirous of enlisting into the police Force as well as any other agencies. According to the ... Read More »

MTN, Airtel, Globacom Face Sanction Over Data Migration

The Nigerian Communications Commission on Monday said it would sanction MTN, Airtel and Globacom for defying its directive on automatic migration to Pay-As-You-Go data bundle. The commission made this known in its ‘2015 3Q Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Report’, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. The NCC said it had continued to receive complaints from subscribers on ... Read More »

Microfinance Bank Defrauds Over 200 Market Women in Lagos

The workers of an unnamed Microfinance bank who obtained money from several market women under false pretense are currently at large shortly after commencing operations. Market_Women There was confusion at a certain microfinance bank located on Atitebi Junction on the Old Apapa Road, in the Oyingbo area of Lagos state when no fewer than 200 women got to the bank ... Read More »

Over N23bn Pension Funds Lost In 40 Bank Accounts – ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has revealed that the Commission consolidated the pension funds accounts into four and was also able to recover N496million in accrued interests on one of the accounts, with over N23 billion ‘lost’ in 40 bank accounts across the country. Disclosing this on Thursday at the maiden town hall meeting of ... Read More »

Senate Warned JAMB Over Admission Policy, Wants UTME Results Valid For 3yrs

Following the adoption of the motion on “JAMB’s new admission policy” which was sponsored by Senator Joshua Lidani of Gombe South and seven others, the Nigerian senate has asked the senate committee on education to invite the leadership of Joint Admission And Matriculation Board to ascertain and look into the circumstances surrounding the new JAMB Admission Policy. The senate also ... Read More »

Wenger Issues Warning To Ronaldo Over Ballon D’Or

The Arsenal boss believes the Real Madrid star risks ruining his career if he continues to obsess over his battle with Lionel Messi over who is the world’s best player Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned Cristiano Ronaldo over his claims that he is the best player in world football, stating that his pursuit of individual awards could ruin his ... Read More »

NAWAO! Assemblies of God Church Leaders Fight over Money

Some aggrieved members of the Assemblies of God Church have dragged the church’s factional General Superintendent, Rev. Chidi Okoroafor and six others to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged embezzlement and fraudulent diversion of funds. The petition was written by Barr. Eli Ugwu on behalf of the Assistant General Superintendent, Rev. Ramsey Ogagaoghene, Bright Arukwe, Clement Esochaghi, ... Read More »

Festac Robbery: PDP Blasts Ambode Over Insecurity, Asks EFCC To Probe Security Fund

Factional Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Hon. Kamal Olorunoje, at the weekend lambasted the Lagos State government and the All Progressives Congress over increasing level of insecurity within the metropolis. In a statement against the backdrop of attack on two banks in FESTAC last Monday, Olorunoje wondered the status of the billions of naira ... Read More »

Cameroon Girls Take Over Calabar s*x Market

Calabar, Cross River State capital, is famous as the home of bevy and succulent women. Their welcoming disposition gives the city a warm and alluring ambience to many a visitor to the city. The bulk of these women are girls from tertiary educational institutions in the city. Teenage secondary school girls along with their city colleagues who are also attractive ... Read More »

Go & Climb Kufena Mountain, Fall & Die If You Are Sad Over My Appointees – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai yesterday went into an outburst when some critics faults his political appointments so far describing it as lopsided. El-Rufai who visibly lost his temper while answering questions from stakeholders at the 4th town hall meeting with Kaduna Central, otherwise known as zone 2, said he could not give appointment to persons that did not ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests, Arraigns University Professor Over N56m Fraud

The EFCC has arraigned a university professor, Brimmy Olaghere, before Justice U.P. Kekemeke of the FCT High Court sitting in Apo, on a two-count charge of obtaining goods and cars by false pretence. Mr. Olaghere had allegedly defrauded one Okwosu Chinedu and a company, Joyjoe Global Link Limited, of the sum of N56,032,000. According to the first count, He defrauded ... Read More »

Univeristy of Calabar Shut Down Over Students Protest

Following protests by students over the lack of water and electricity, the University of Calabar has shut down temporarily. The two-week closure was disclosed by a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Calabar by the Registrar of the institution, Mr. Moses Abang, stating that, all students are instructed to vacate the hostels on or before 6pm on Monday. The ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests Kwankwaso’s Former Aide Over N65m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Special Adviser to Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, Muktar Umar Yerima. Premium Times gathered that Mr. Yerima, who is currently the chairman of Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano State, was arrested early Saturday over alleged corruption. He is accused of embezzling over N65m approved for participants in the Millennium Development Goals ... Read More »