• Lekki Deep Sea Port must be operational by 2022 – Minister

    Lekki Deep Sea Port must be operational by 2022 – Minister
    The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has directed its legal department to put on paper an agreement with the Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Ltd., to ensure 2022 as operational year of the port.
    Amaechi gave the directive during a monitoring visit to the Lekki Deep Sea Port Project on Sunday in Lagos.
    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lekki Deep Sea Port project is Nigeria’s Deepest Sea Port in the making in the heart of the Lagos Free Trade Zone.
    According to him, th
  • Explosion cuts Agip’s output by 30,000 barrels daily, says Eni

    Explosion cuts Agip’s output by 30,000 barrels daily, says Eni
    The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) on Thursday said the Nov. 20 explosion at its oil field in Bayelsa would adversely impact crude export to the tune of 30,000 barrels daily.
    The incident has put the cumulative production shut-in at 180,000 at the field pending when the breached pipelines are fixed.
    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that vandals had attacked oil facilities operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and NAOC at Ikarama community, Yenagoa Local Government Are
  • Shock Nigerians with improved livelihood, not defection, CUPP tackles APC

    Shock Nigerians with improved livelihood, not defection, CUPP tackles APC
    By Chris Ochayi
    Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Thursday, took a swipe at the All Progressives Congress, over its threat to shock Nigerians with massive defection while teasing the ruling party to shock Nigerians with massive human and capital developmental achievements and not defections.
    National Secretary of CUPP, High Chief Peter Ameh, who scolded APC in a statement issued in Abuja, said the party must deliver to the people infrastructures that will improve their means of livel
  • Nigeria has key role to play in AFCFTA negotiation — Osinbajo

    Nigeria has key role to play in AFCFTA negotiation — Osinbajo
    By Elizabeth Osayande
    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that Nigeria has a key role to play in the successful negotiation process of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area,  AfCFTA.
    This is as he called for private sector commitment in the negotiation process, during the virtual opening ceremony of the 52nd Annual National Conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, CIPM on Thursday.
    Osinbajo who spoke on “Nigeria and Manpower Preparedness for AfCF
  • Advertisement

  • Premier League clubs given green light for return of fans

    Premier League clubs given green light for return of fans
    Liverpool, Chelsea, Brighton and West Ham will be able to allow fans into their stadiums next month under a new tier system to tackle the spread of coronavirus in England.
    The Premier League clubs are within tier-two areas, meaning clubs can welcome up to 2,000 fans.
    However, the two Manchester giants United and City as well as Leeds United will be unable to as they are categorised in tier three.
    The Premier League has yet to confirm the scheduling for matches to be played over the weekend of D
  • Fighter Jets: Nigeria risks losing $493m over bad Runway ― Senate

    Fighter Jets: Nigeria risks losing $493m over bad Runway ― Senate
    By Henry Umoru
    THE Senate has raised the alarm that Nigeria as a country is at risk of losing $493m paid to the United States for the purchase of Super Tucano fighter planes over bad runway.
    Raising the alarm Thursday in Abuja while presenting the budget report of Air Force before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Air force, Senator Mike Ama Nnachi said that the Federal Government had wired in $493 million in 2018 to the US company to address the Boko Ha
  • Role of private sector, critical in building virile sanitation economy — Osinbajo

    Role of private sector, critical in building virile sanitation economy — Osinbajo
    By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja
    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said that the role of the private sector was critical in building a virile sanitation economy which will drive the sustenance of the results being achieved under the Clean Nigeria Campaign.
    Prof. Osinbajo also said that aside from the main goal of ending open defecation across the country, the Buhari administration was prioritizing the Clean Nigeria Campaign, noting that its success contributed to key initiatives.
    The initiatives
  • FG launches new health insurance scheme for citizens

    FG launches new health insurance scheme for citizens
    Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire
    By Joseph Erunke
    THE federal government has launched a group, individual, and family health insurance scheme for citizens.
    The scheme tagged: “Group Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme, GIFSHIP, according to the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, was a landmark achievement that will reshape the trajectory of healthcare financing in Nigeria.
    READ ALSO:CSO condemns alleged moves to mobilize for 2nd round of #EndSARS protest
    The mini
  • Advertisement

  • Defection: ‘Joining APC is like going into a tunnel’, South East PDP leaders react

    Defection: ‘Joining APC is like going into a tunnel’, South East PDP leaders react
    PDP and APC
    *Nothing attractive in APC—Ebonyi PDP Chairman*It is a mere propaganda–Nwodo* APC mass defection plot will not come through-Ahamba
    By Anayo Okoli, Vincent Ujumadu, Peter Okutu, Chinonso Alozie & Ikechukwu Odu
    Prominent PDP leaders in the South East have dismissed the assertion by the ruling APC that the nation would witness mass defection of members of the leading opposition party, saying that it was an empty boast.
    They wondered what is attractive in the party to mak
  • Nigeria’ll be on fire if Buhari fails to restructure ― Wike

    Nigeria’ll be on fire if Buhari fails to restructure ― Wike
    Governor Nyesom Wike of Cross River State.
    By Davies Iheamnachor
    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the nation would be on fire if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to use the available opportunity to restructure the nation, urging the president to heed the clamour for fiscal federalism and restructuring to douse brewing tension in the country.
    The governor also advised the president to genuinely address the concerns and grievances expressed by stakeholders in the South-South and
  • CSO condemns alleged moves to mobilize for 2nd round of #EndSARS protest

    CSO condemns alleged moves to mobilize for 2nd round of #EndSARS protest
    Asks govt to ensure implementation of EndSARS protesters’ demands
    Calls for reconstruction, reconciliation
    By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja
    A Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Citizen Action for Good Governance, CAGG, Thursday, condemned alleged moves to mobilize for a second round of #EndSARS protest across the country.
    This was made known by the National Coordinator, CAGG, Nazir Galadanchi, at a press conference held in Abuja, while speaking on the need to embark on a reconstruction and re
  • Ndigbo remain their greatest problem ― Ojukwu’s wife

    Ndigbo remain their greatest problem ― Ojukwu’s wife
    By Chidi Nkwopara
    The greatest problem bedevilling Igbo survival has been traced to Ndigbo themselves.
    Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, the former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain and wife of the late Igbo icon, Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, made her feelings known Thursday, while flagging off the 9th Ojukwu Memorial Lecture Series is Owerri.
    Her words: “It is a misnomer that Ndigbo refer to themselves as Jews, but we hardly behave like Jews. Igboland is backward today because a lot of our people live
  • Railway to link 44 cities, towns to be built in South West — DG, DAWN

    Railway to link 44 cities, towns to be built in South West — DG, DAWN
    ‌Dayo Johnson – Akure
    The Development Agenda for  Western Nigeria DAWN has hinted that a railway to link 44 cities and towns in the southwest zone is to be constructed in a bid to gear up the region’s gross domestic product by 50 per cent.
    The Director-General of DAWN, Mr Seye Oyeleye gave this cheering news when speaking with Regional Editors of major newspapers in Ibadan, Oyo state.
    Oyeleye noted that some state’s economies will collapse in the next ten years if th
  • Buhari promises to exceed 35% affirmation for women participation in governance

    Buhari promises to exceed 35% affirmation for women participation in governance
    Describes Nigerian Women as stabilizers of peace
    By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
    PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said although the country has not achieved the 35 percent affirmation on the participation of women in governance, his administration intends to exceed the benchmark.
    President Buhari also described Nigerian women as stabilizers of peace in all parts of the country.
    The President made the promise when he hosted the representatives of women at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
    READ ALSO:&nbs
  •  Pray for the nation, Okowa urges religious bodies

     Pray for the nation, Okowa urges religious bodies
    Delta Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (3rd Left) and National Executives of the Order of Knights of St. Mulumba led by Sir Diamond Ovueraye (3rd right)shortly after a courtesy call on the him in Government House, Asaba. Thursday
    Delta State governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday, charged religious bodies to embark on intercession for God to intervene in the myriads of challenges bedevilling Nigeria and the global economy.
    Governor Okowa gave the charge at the Exco Chamber, Government House,
  • Nigeria to enhance economic cooperation with Algeria ― Buhari

    Nigeria to enhance economic cooperation with Algeria ― Buhari
    By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
    PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari Thursday pledged the support and encouragement of Nigeria to every move that will enhance economic cooperation between her and the Republic of Algeria.
    President Buhari, made the pledge when he received a special envoy of the Algerian President, who is also the country’s Foreign Minister, Mr Sabri Boukadoum, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
    READ ALSO: Lest we forget: Opportunities for young Nigerians, by the Buhari administration –
  • Recession: CAN pushes for constitutional reform

    Recession: CAN pushes for constitutional reform
    By Chinonso Alozie – Owerri
    The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Reverend Samson Ayokunle, has called for constitutional reform to enable the country to come out of recession quickly.
    Ayokunle spoke at the induction service of Reverend Uzoma Uzoeshi and their wife, as the second President of the Imo Baptist Conference, which took place at First Baptist Church, Obinze in Owerri, Imo State, while reacting to the country’s plunging into another recession.
    He was
  • Okowa decries oil companies’ neglect of host communities

    Okowa decries oil companies’ neglect of host communities
    Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
    Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed concern over the non-implementation of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by some oil companies operating in the state.
    The governor expressed the displeasure with the development when he received the Youths of Ndokwa nation in the state led by their President-General, Comrade Anslem Nzete, at Government House, Asaba.
    He said that he was disappointed in some of the companies for failing to partner with the government to d
  • Maina’s Trial: Ndume knows fate Friday as EFCC opposes bail request

    Maina’s Trial: Ndume knows fate Friday as EFCC opposes bail request
    Sen. Ali Ndume
    By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
    The Federal High Court in Abuja has deferred ruling on the bail application Senator Ali Ndume filed to secure his release from the Kuje Correctional Center, till Friday.
    Trial Justice Okon Abang adjourned ruling on the application after he entertained arguments from both Ndume’s lawyer, Mr. Marcel Oru and counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar.
    The court had on Monday, remanded the lawmaker who is representi
  • Gunmen kill two, kidnap one in Akwa Ibom Community

    Gunmen kill two, kidnap one in Akwa Ibom Community
    By Harris Emanuel – Uyo
    Rival Cult groups identified as Debam and Iceland confraternities have renewed their supremacy tussle in Inen Community in  Oruk Anam local government area of  Akwa  Ibom state,  allegedly killing two persons even as a female teacher was reportedly kidnapped in the crisis-scarred community.
    Our Correspondent gathered that the two victims were killed in Mbiaso village on Wednesday by rival cult groups fighting for the soul of the agrarian communi
  • Those defecting to APC intimidated, have skeletons in their cupboards ― MBF

    Those defecting to APC intimidated, have skeletons in their cupboards ― MBF
    By Peter Duru
    The National President of the Middle Belt Forum, MBF, Dr Pogu Bitrus has stated that politicians defecting to the All Progressives Congress, APC, are those who have cases and problems hanging on them or those who have skeleton in their cupboards.
    He said he would therefore not be amazed if the assertion by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that it would shock Nigerians with massive defections actually happened because they were being coaxed and intimidated to join the APC.
    Dr. B
  • #EndSARS Protest: Don’t be demoralised, return to work, IGP begs police officers

    #EndSARS Protest: Don’t be demoralised, return to work, IGP begs police officers
    Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu
    Fake news ignite #EndSARS carnage
    Dayo Johnson – Akure
    The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu has again pleaded with officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force not to be demoralised by the attacks and destruction of police stations during the # EndSARS protests across the country.
    Adamu made the plea during his working visit to Ondo state to access the destruction and looting of police stations during the EndSARS protest.
    He said that
  • 16 million people get stroke annually — Health Stakeholders

    16 million people get stroke annually — Health Stakeholders
    By Ozioruva Aliu – Benin City
    Stakeholders in the health sector on Thursday, in Benin City, Edo State, said not less than 70 million people globally have been affected by the deadly stroke out of which 16 million are infected annually.
    Speaking at an event to mark 10 years of the inauguration of a dedicated ward to stroke patients at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), chairman of the event, Hon Solomon Eromosele described the establishment of a dedicated ward for the treatm
  • One major challenge as INEC Chairman was postponing 2019 Election by one week ― Yakubu 

    One major challenge as INEC Chairman was postponing 2019 Election by one week ― Yakubu 
    By Henry Umoru
    THE Nominee for the position of Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has told the Senate that one major challenge that confronted him in his first five year was the postponement of 2019 election by one week.
    Yakubu who is currently being screened by the Senator Kabiru Gaya, All Progressives Congress, APC, Kano South led Senate Committee on INEC that the postponement was a major issue that he learnt a lot from, and hope that such a sit
  • Fans pay respects to Maradona in Argentina, lawyer wants death probe

    Fans pay respects to Maradona in Argentina, lawyer wants death probe
    26 November 2020, Argentina, Buenos Aires: People form the word “Diego” with candles as they mourn the death of Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona who died at the age of 60 Yesterday. Photo: Fernando Gens/dpa
    Diego Maradona’s body was taken on Thursday to the Casa Rosada, the headquarters of Argentina’s federal government, with big crowds of people turning up to pay their respects.
    According to TV broadcasters TyC and ESPN, Maradona’s body arrived at the Cas
  • Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: PM declares assault on regional capital Mekelle

    Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: PM declares assault on regional capital Mekelle
    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says he is launching the “final phase” of the army’s operation in the northern region of Tigray after weeks of fighting.
    He said the military would try not to harm civilians in the regional capital Mekelle – a city of 500,000 people – and urged residents to stay at home.
    The TPLF party, which controls Mekelle, has vowed to keep fighting.
    The UN warns of possible war crimes if the Ethiopian army attacks Mekelle.
    READ ALSO: Et
  • Research: TETFund releases N12bn to 12 varsities

    Research: TETFund releases N12bn to 12 varsities
    By Joseph Erunke
    TWELVE public universities have been given N12 billion by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund, to undertake researches.
    The amount which according to TETFund, would be shared equally among the universities, is to enable them to carry out research and development programmes that would contribute to national growth.
    Among the universities picked included University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), University of Benin (UNIBEN), University of Ibadan (UI), University of Maiduguri (UNIMAD)
  • World Bank announces death of ex-President Wolfensohn

    World Bank announces death of ex-President Wolfensohn
    World Bank
    The World Bank Group President, Mr. David Malpass, on Thursday, announced the passing of the former World Bank Group President, Jim Wolfensohn, describing it as a great loss.
     Wolfensohn died on Wednesday at the age of 86.
    Malpass is a statement in Washington D.C. said that the bank recorded some landmark achievements under Jim’s Presidency, which ran from June 1, 1995, to May 31, 2005.
    According to him, the bank under the leadership of the late group president sharpened it
  • Polish prosecutors launch investigation into abortion protests

    Polish prosecutors launch investigation into abortion protests
    A prosecutor’s office in Warsaw launched an investigation into recent abortion protests in the country, with the inquiry to focus on whether the demonstrators insulted Catholics and posed a threat to public health.
    Since late October, Poland has witnessed numerous street protests against a ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal that abortions carried out due to irreversible congenital defects – covering a wide range of conditions from Down’s syndrome to fatal illnesses –
  • Britain outlines lockdown plans for pandemic festive season

    Britain outlines lockdown plans for pandemic festive season
    Britain
    Senior members of the English and Scottish governments in Britain have outlined the lockdown restrictions for residents in their countries over the next few weeks.
    British Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed in a speech to parliament on Thursday which areas in England will have the toughest local lockdown rules when the country comes out of nationwide quarantine on Dec. 2.
    England will revert to a tiered system.
    Under tier 1, the most relaxed restrictions, up to six people are allowed

Follow @GeneralNews_NGR on Twitter!