PDP: Secondus pledges total reconciliation

From: Segun Adio New Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Prince Uche Secondus, has restated his commitment to full reconciliation and the inclusion of all aggrieved members in his efforts to reposition the party. In a statement by his media aide, Bisi Ezekiel, the chairman made the assertion, on Tuesday, while receiving the Governor Seriake Dickson…

Address poverty, insecurity first before restructuring – Saraki

From: Agaju Madugba, Katsina Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the on-going national discourse on restructuring as triviality in the face of overwhelming socio-economic problems plaguing the country along with endemic poverty especially in the North. “My idea of restructuring is when we work towards economic development in every part of the country, so that…

Explosion kills bomb disposal expert in Somalia’s Puntland – Military

An army colonel in the semi-autonomous Puntland region who also headed the region’s bomb disposal unit was killed on Tuesday after a roadside bomb he was defusing exploded, a military official said. The incident occurred on a road that links Bosaso, Puntland’s second biggest city, with Galgala Hills which is controlled by al Qaeda-linked al…

KWIRS lists impediments to realising N30b target

From: LAYI OLANREWAJU, Ilorin The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS), on Tuesday, said that present socioe-conomic situation and political pressures in the state have posed challenges against realizing the set target of N30 billion annually. Speaking at a media briefing on activities of the agency, in Ilorin, on Tuesday, Executive Chairman of the KWIRS,…

Fuel crisis: IPMAN to establish refinery, oil tank field

From: David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi In a bold move to halt frequent scarcity of petroleum products in the country, the Independent Petroleum Marketers’ Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), may have concluded plans to establish its own refinery and oil tank field in the country. National President of IPMAN, Alhaji (Engr.) Abdullahi Sanusi Fari, made this known to…

Mid-air joy: Baby born on flight

A Pakistani mother, on Tuesday, gave birth to a baby girl on-board a flight taking pilgrims from the Muslim holy city of Madinah in Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, airline officials said. A spokesman for Pakistan International Airline (PIA), Mashood Tajwar, said that both the mother and baby were healthy, though it was a premature birth….

Osinbajo assures on efforts to eliminate bureaucracy in business

…NASS owes Nigerians conducive  environment  – Dogara From: Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured that the Executive and the Legislature are collaborating on efforts that would eliminate bureaucracy in Nigeria towards establishing new businesses and giving them support is changing. He added that Nigeria demonstrated through the rapid rise in the recent…