Ambode okays N30,000 monthly stipend for 1,000 interns

Moshood Adebayo Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the payment of N30,000 as monthly stipend to Ready.Set.Work (RSW) interns who have been placed in various organisations for six months. The governor also approved N8 million in seed funding for the top five winners of the RSW Business Pitch Competition, whose businesses will be placed in incubation….

Nigeria in despair –Onaiyekan

APC on top gear,  Kalu insists Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Nigeria is in despair, was the verdict from Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan to President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday. Cardinal Onaiyekan said this at a Holy Mass to declare the first 2018 plenary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) open, in Abuja and…

Zamfara killers arrested

•IGP deploys 3 more mobile police units Three principal suspects arrested for allegedly participaing in the recent Zamfara killings are now in police custody and are assisting the police in the investigation into the crime. The suspects are Garba, 45, Marafa, 45, and Badamosi, 40. Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has…

IPI director visits Nigeria

Ahead of the world congress of the International Press Institute (IPI) scheduled for Nigeria in June, the director of the world body, Barbara Trionfi, will visit the country from Wednesday.  According to the statement issued by Managing Director of The Sun Publishing Limited and spokesman for the forthcoming Nigerian congress, Mr. Eric Osagie, the visiting…

APC doomed if Tinubu fails –Senator Sani

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the Senate, Shehu Sani, has predicted doom for the All Progressives Congress (APC) if the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led reconciliation committee, set up by President Muhammadu Buhari, fails. Senator Sani said this when he paid a solidarity visit to the APC national leadership, last Friday. He…

Air Peace lauds NCAA for Nigeria’s high safety rating

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Peace Limited, Mr. Allen Onyema, has commended the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), for taking positive steps to boost the safety rating of Nigerian aviation industry. Onyema said the NCAA’s insistence that airlines in Nigeria must adhere strictly to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) recommended practices has…

Tribunal awards investor N3m damages over stockbroker’s negligence

Uche Usim, Abuja The Investments and Securities Tribunal (IST) sitting in Abuja has awarded N3 million damages to an investor in the capital market over the losses and hardship he incurred as a result of his stockbroker’s misconduct.  Delivering judgment in a case instituted by Maj-General Steven Guar (rtd.) against Meristem Securities Limited and Securities…

Abuja fuel queues thin out ahead of NIPS today

Ahead of the first Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) which kicks off Monday (today), the prolonged petrol queues which have become synonymous with living in Abuja, have thinned out, apparently in response to the marching order given by the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu to the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National…