Home Blog Page 3

ASUU To FG: Universities Will Be Shut Down Again If…

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has threatened to resume its suspended strike over non-payment of salaries and alleged victimisation of members. The chairman, University of Ibadan branch of ASUU, Prof. Ayo Akinwole, in a statement on Sunday asked Nigerians to blame the Federal Government if universities are shut down again. Akinwole decried that despite agreeing to ASUU’s condition before the strike...

FG Pays Private Company For Road Project Executed By RCCG As CSR

The Senate is currently probing the Federal Ministry of Works for paying N145m to a construction firm as reimbursement for a road project executed by the Redeemed Christian Church of God as part of its corporate social responsibility. A senior official of the RCCG, Pastor Niyi Adebanjo, had in a petition submitted to the Senate alleged that FMW officials paid N151m to...

Telcos To Block Millions From Mobile Banking Over Banks Debt

Telephone companies in Nigeria have threatened to suspend USSD services over indebtedness by banks. Millions of Nigerians use the shortcode platform to access banking services daily through their phones, but the telcos say they are being owed by the banks. The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) said it will disconnect the banks from the service by March 15. In...

FG Won’t Engage Foreign Mercenaries On Insecurity – NSA

The federal government has ruled out talks of engaging foreign mercenaries in the fight against insurgents and other forms of insecurity in different parts of the country. It also said negotiating with terrorists and bandits is not one of its plans to secure the country. National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), who stated this on Thursday during the...

Bandits Kidnap Teachers, Students In Edo

An unspecified number of teachers and students of the National Institute of Construction Technology, Uromi, Edo State, have been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen. It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the institute on Wednesday night and abducted the victims. The development has heightened tension among residents in the locality. As at the time of filing this report, parents of the kidnapped victims...

UI, LASU, UNILAG Ranked Among Top 800 World Universities By Times Higher Education

breaking news cashflows
The University of Ibadan, Lagos State University, and the University of Lagos have ranked among the top 800 universities in the world. This was contained in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Ranking obtained on Wednesday. THE ranked UI, LASU, and UNILAG as first, second, and third respectively in Nigeria. Privately-owned Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, was ranked fourth ahead of...

Messi & Ronaldo Are Both Out Of The UCL Quarterfinals For The First Time In 16 Years

For the first time since 2004-05, neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo will see their teams involved in the Champions League quarter-finals. Messi and Barcelona were eliminated at the last-16 stage by PSG, who drew 1-1 against the Spanish side on Wednesday to seal a 5-2 aggregate triumph. The day before, Porto stunned Juventus and Ronaldo, advancing after a thrilling extra-time...

Senate Mandates FERMA To Fix Lagos-Ota Expressway

senate president lawan
The red chamber also asked the Ministry to include further funding for the reconstruction of the Expressroad in the next Appropriation Bill. The resolution was a sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator Solomon Adeola and seven others during plenary. The motion is titled, “Urgent need for palliative repairs and total reconstruction of Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta Express Road”. Moving the motion, Adeola said that...

Court Summons Malami, Magu To Testify In Maina’s Trial

A Federal High Court in Abuja has issued a subpoena compelling the Attorney General of the federation AbubakarMalami and former chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, to testify in the ongoing case against former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. The subpoena signed on 8th March by presiding Judge Justice Okon Abang, ordered 10 persons to come...

Banks Lose N5 Billion To Fraudsters In Nine Months – NDIC

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) yesterday said banks in the country lost over N5 billion to fraudsters between January and September 2020. It said the losses, for only nine months, was comparable to the financial losses insured institutions suffered for the entire 12 months of 2019. The NDIC’s executive director, corporate services, Mrs. Omotola Abiola-Edewor, stated this at the Corporation’s...

Only Lagos, Abuja Airports Profitable, Sustain Others – FAAN

breaking news cashflows
In a bid to bridge some of its infrastructural gap, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has asked to discontinue the 25 per cent revenue contribution it makes to the federation account. The Managing Director of the agency, Captain Rabiu Yadudu, made the appeal yesterday when the Senate Committee on Aviation came for their oversight function and he said...

NLC Asks Members To Protest At NASS, State Assemblies Over Minimum Wage

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday directed its members across the country to occupy legislative houses from Wednesday next week. These include the National Assembly in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as well as the Houses of Assembly in various states of the Federation. According to the labour body, the directive is to protest against a bill...

EFCC Arrests 13 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos

efcc nigeria
Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on March 2, 2021 arrested 13 persons for their alleged involvement in cyber-crime. They are: Idris Ridwan, Shonnaike Adejumobi, Afeez Kareem, Adedire David, Muodozie Patrick, Abidemi Smart, Damilare Gabriel, Foluwako David, Adeleye Smart, Jimoh Olaitan, Olabode Thomas, Akinseye Mayowa and Macaulay Olawale. They were arrested at their...

FG Holds Reception Ceremony For The Arrival Of COVID-19 Vaccines In Nigeria (Photos)

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, held a reception ceremony after the arrival of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the country. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu and Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib,...

Buhari Declares Zamfara No Fly-Zone, Bans Mining Activities

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that Zamfara State be declared a no fly-zone. The National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Major General Babagana Monguno, disclosed. President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that Zamfara State be declared a no fly-zone. The National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Major General Babagana Monguno, disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting of National...

Tinubu’s Fraud Cases Linger In Court Amidst 2023 Presidential Ambition

bola tinubu
Former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has court cases around massive frauds hanging on his neck as his supporters and proxies drum support for him for the 2023 presidency. Checks by SaharaReporters revealed that the fraud cases against Tinubu dated as far back as 1998, raising questions on how the former...

FG To Begin Trial Of 5,000 Boko Haram Suspects

The Federal Government says it will soon begin the trial of 5,000 suspected Boko Haram members who are in various detention facilities across the country. The Director General of Legal Aid Council, Aliyu Abubakar, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to Borno Governor Babagana Zulum at the Government House, Maiduguri. Abubakar identified Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri, Kainji Correctional facilities, among the locations...

FG To Introduce Tollgates On 12 Highways (Full List)

In its bid to ensure the regular maintenance of its road network across Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing plans to concession no fewer than 12 federal highways to private entities to manage. The arrangement would enable the private companies to introduce toll gates on the 12 highways and collect revenue which they would use and regularly maintain...

Nigerian Professor Who Renounced His Citizenship Expelled From South Africa

breaking news cashflows
Edwin Okey Chikata Ijeoma was no intellectual slouch when he arrived in SA from Nigeria on a study permit in 1998 to pursue academic studies at the University of Pretoria. His hard work saw him obtain a PhD in economics in 2003. However, the man who became professor of public sector economics at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) in...

NNPC Must Account For N1.3 Trillion Alleged Illegal Deductions, Reps Insist

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has stated that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation must account for the alleged illegal withdrawals from the Federation Account in 2017, totaling N1.3tn. Chairman of the committee, Oluwole Oke (PDP-OSUN), stated this in Abuja on Tuesday at the committee’s investigative hearing on audit queries issued by the Office of the Auditor General...
Need Code to register? Chat with us