NNPC cautions consumers against panic buying of petrol 

…says FG, NLC are addressing planned strike   The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has appealed to motorists and other consumers of petroleum products across the country not to engage in panic buying of products over the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) planned industrial action. Read Also:20 ships…

14 ministers present as Osinbajo chairs FEC 

The Council chamber of the Presidential Villa was scanty on Wednesday when Vice President Yemi Osinbajo chaired the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. Only fourteen ministers were in the Council chamber when Osinbajo kick stated the meeting with the rendition of the National anthem at 11 a.m. Read Also:FEC okays digital identity ecosystem roadmap Six ministers, according…

Court remands welder for attempted kidnap

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna has ordered the remand in prison custody of a 28-year-old welder, Shamsudeen Nasiru for attempted kidnap. Nasiru is standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal intimidation and attempted kidnapping. The Police Prosecutor, Inspector  Gunduma Ibrahim, had told the court that one Alhaji Sadiq Hussaini of Mokwa town reported the…

Pharmacists-Stop patronizing drug hawkers

Stakeholders in the Pharmaceutical industry have advised the general public to prioritise their healthcare and stop craving over daily chores at the detriment of healthy living. The stakeholders, including the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), made the call at the commemoration of the World Pharmacists…

Buhari congratulates D’Tigress over second-straight win

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s women basketball team, D’Tigress, who recorded their second -straight win at the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain with a hard-fought 75-70 victory over Argentina. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President’s congratulatory message is contained on his official twitter handle, @MBUHARI,  posted on Tuesday…

Police warn party supporters in Kebbi against unlawful arms possession

Kebbi Police Command on Tuesday warned political party supporters against openly wielding offensive weapons, saying they risk jail term of 12 months. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ibrahim Kabir, gave the warning at a stakeholders meeting in Birnin Kebbi on the 2019 elections. He added that those caught and convicted also risk paying…

Osun: Lasun, Omisore join forces with APC to fight PDP

• PDP for court today • PDP agents ‘cloning PVCs’ • INEC is right, say SANs HOUSE of Representatives Deputy Speaker Yussuff Lasun yesterday joined the battle to ensure victory for All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Gboyega Oyetola in tomorrow’s supplementary governorship election in Osun State. The APC lost in Orolu Local Government Area, which…

CBN: Nigeria risks relapse into recession

• ‘Skye Bank had N800billion deficit’ •CBN reviewing MTN documents for resolution Nigeria risks a relapse into recession, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said yesterday. CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele told reporters at the end of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in Abuja that MPC members were worried that “the exit from the recession…