NCDC confirms 145 new COVID-19 cases

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 145 new coronavirus infections in seven states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The agency confirmed the new cases in its update for November 30, 2020. The Monday figure represents a slight increase over the past 24 hours — 82 samples were confirmed positive on…

Evaluating N1.8trn power intervention fund phase out

President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend announced the phasing out of Power Assistance Fund (PAF), domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and other interventions. ADEOLA YUSUF, in this report, takes a second look at the fund presently going through a probe at the Senate.   President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday announced the scraping…

Uneasy calm at UI over VC’s selection

  CONTRO VERSY Members of the University of Ibadan (UI) are not happy over the controversies characterising the appointment of a new Vice- Chancellor, leading to the suspension of the selection process and appointment of an Acting Vice-Chancellor, first time in the annals of the 72-year-old university   ˜SSANU: We’re concerned about who becomes what…

Troops rescue 39 kidnap victims in Kaduna

Troops deployed to tackle the bandits attacking residents and travellers across Kaduna State have rescued 39 people on the Kaduna-Abuja Road and Kaduna-Zaria Road.     The encounter with the bandits occurred between Sunday night and Monday morning. However, some people sustained injuries. The Kaduna State government has confirmed the incident, saying it received the…

Ortom hands over NIHOTOUR structures to FG

The Benue State government yesterday handed over completed structures and facilities of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), North Central Zonal Campus to the Federal Government.   The NIHOTOUR, according to the state government, was for the training of manpower for the hospitality and tourism industry within and outside the country.   Governor…

Court jails banker for N9m fraud

A Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State yesterday sentenced a former bank official, Mr. Onus Osagie Amahian, to five years imprisonment.   Amahian swindled the second generation bank of N9 million through the account of the Delta State government.   Prior to this, he was the Information Technology Manager of the Asaba branch of…