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Bayelsa commissioner kidnapped
With less than a day after the sister of the Bayelsa state Governor Seriake Dickson was kidnapped, the state Commissioner for Local Government, Mrs. Sarafina Otazi has been abducted in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.
NNPC orders special supply of petrol for Xmas and New Year celebrations
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has directed relevant agencies to embark on special supply of petroleum products to ensure country-wide availability at Yuletide. This is contained in an NNPC statement.
UN pledges support for Buhari’s anti-corruption war
The United Nations (UN) has pledged support for Nigeria in its effort to conquer the twin menace ofcorruption andterrorism.
370,000 defect from PDP to APC in Jigawa
About 370,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Jigawa state have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The National Chairman of APC and eight governors on the party’s platform, received the defectors at an APC rally in Dutse on Sunday.
FG orders probe of Aero Contractors for using ladder to disembark passenger
The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has directed an immediate investigation into the use of an unauthorized equipment by Aero Contractors Airlines at the conclusion of a charter flight to Bauchi over the weekend. Passengers disembarked from the Aero-Contractors’ plane with a ladder.
Dasukigate: The Sun newspaper returns N9million it got from ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki
The management of The Sun newspaper issued a statement on Sunday to announce its return of the N9million it received from the office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) “as compensation for the seizure of its newspapers and stoppage of circulation.
OPC tells FG to listen to Biafra protesters
The National President of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Chief Gani Adams, has said the Federal Government must hold talks with the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and other pro-Biafra agitators.
Why Fuel Scarcity Will Not Go Away Soon In Nigeria
Nigerians are unlikely to see any respite from fuel scarcity, despite the National Assembly’s approval of more than N590 billion for fuel subsidy payments and the release last week of the initial N408 billion by the Ministry of Finance and Debt Management Office (DMO).
I’ll transform petroleum sector in one year – Kachikwu
Dr Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum, has promised to bring about fundamental change in Nigeria’s oil sector in 360 days. He gave the promise on Saturday when All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains in Delta called on him.
SSANU set to shut down 30 universities
The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), has directed its members to embark on an indefinite strike from December 24, following Federal Government’s directive to Vice-Chancellors of universities to sack workers.
Drama as passengers disembark from Aero flight using ladder
Amild drama unfolded yesterday at the Bauchi Airport when passengers used ladder to disembark from a chartered aircraft belonging to Nigeria’s oldest carrier: Aero Airlines. It was learnt that the aircraft had problems with unserviceable equipment.
Gunmen abduct Governor Dickson’s sister
A 26-year-old lady, Nancy Keme Dickson, has been kidnapped by armed men at the Okaka suburb of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital. The gunmen also seized her sales girl. It was gathered that Nancy is Governor Seriake Dickson’s sister.
El-Zakzaky to be prosecuted – El-Rufai
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, rose from the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) meeting yesterday evening to say leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria popularly known as Shi’ite Movement, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky would be prosecuted over breakdown of law and order in Zaria.
El-Rufai sees us as enemies – Shi’ite sect
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as the Shi’ite sect, has described the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai as their enemy and anti-Shi’ite governor. The sect reacted to the Thursday night state broadcast by the governor.
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