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The Nigerian Electric  Regulation Commission has denied the news making the rounds that it has increased electricity tariffs by 50%. NERC in a press statement claims to have adjusted rates from N2.00 to N4.00 for a band of consumers  
The Federal Government says contrary to the position of some “jaundiced analysts and their lapdogs,’’ Nigeria is not a failing or failed state. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at a New Year media briefing in Lagos said the analysts were wrong in seeking to portray the...
Dr Christian Madubuko, the Anambra Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture and Tourism, has resigned his appointment. Madubuko’s letter of resignation was dated Dec. 11, 2020 and was made available to newsmen on Monday in Akwa. The ex-commissioner alleged that “corruption in the system’’ informed his decision, and called on...
The Police Command in Edo on Monday confirmed a cell break incident at the Command Headquarters in Benin and dispelled the rumour on the number of escapees. The confirmation is contained in a statement signed by SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command. According to the statement,...
In recognition of its meritorious contributions to the development of Olambe Community in Ogun State, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has been honoured with the Outstanding Community Service Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category. The award, organised by Ascend Hotels Limited, in conjunction with...
Nigeria has denied the allegation, by the United States, of engaging in systematic and egregious religious freedom violations. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the allegation as a case of honest disagreement between the two nations on the causes of violence in...
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has stressed the need to explore the nation's vast tourism potentials to create jobs, achieve inclusiveness and address youth restiveness. The Minister made the remarks in Abuja on Monday when he received a delegation from Nasarawa State Government, led by the...
The Federal Government says the CNN report on the hoax Lekki Toll Gate killings is “fake, disservice to journalism profession’’ and calls for sanction against the international news organisation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made the call on Thursday in Abuja at a media briefing on the...
Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi, on Tuesday formally announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is following speculations of his bid to contest Nigeria's Presidential Elections in 2023 as agitations for zoning to the South East gathers traction. More details later
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has said that the state’s security outfit, ‘Operation Delta Hawk’, created to tackle kidnapping and other violent crimes, including farmers-herders’ clashes, would commence operations before Christmas. The governor, who disclosed this on Tuesday at a meeting with traditional rulers and religious leaders in Asaba, said...
The Federal Government on Sunday rewarded 12 youths who won the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development 60-day App Challenge. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 10 of the winners received one million naira each, while five got #500, 000 each. The disbursement held on Sunday during an...
With the global economy still battling with the coronavirus pandemic, coupled with eye opening protests by frustrated youths in Nigeria, the 2020 edition of the annual WorldStage Economic Summit is set to hold virtually on November 10 by 10.30AM (West Africa time) to discuss how economic diversification can help...
CSP Catherine Ugorji of the Nigerian police and serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been selected by the UN  as one of two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award for 2020. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, in a...
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has called for an unbiased investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of a couple, Mr and Mrs Joseph Oko in Ebonyi. The South East Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, made the call on Monday in an interview...
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has approved the release of the 2019 promotion of 2,248 workers in the state. Elder Effiong Essien, the State Head of Civil Service made this known at the official opening ceremony of a 5-Day Capacity Building Retreat for Officers on grade levels 13 to...
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara says that his administration has entered into a N5 billion gold supply deal with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The governor made the disclosure on Tuesday in Gusau, at a press conference to present the 31-kilogramme Zamfara processed gold. He said that the state government...
The Presidency has reacted to the calls by some individuals and socio-ethnic groups calling for the immediate restructuring of Nigeria, saying the Buhari administration will not succumb to threats and undue pressure over the matter. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, stated...