LMC Continues League Despite Court Suspension

Nigeria league matches will be played across the country this weekend despite a court order suspending the competition until further notice. A high court in Bukuru, near Jos, suspended the league indefinitely on Wednesday until an earlier order by the same court for Giwa FC to be fully re-instated in the league was complied with….

Shekau is dead, says army chief

The military said yesterday that factional Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been killed. The Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, who spoke in Adamawa State during a tour of formations under his command, said the individual originally identified as Shekau had been killed, adding that the person injured during an air…

Forex scarcity: Innoson motors may lay off workers

Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, IVM, an indigenous auto company, may soon be forced to cut its workforce over persistent forex scarcity. According to Innocent Chukwuma, chief executive officer of Nigeria’s major domestic vehicle assembly firm, the company is unable to purchase imported components, hence its flagship white buses will have no engine for now. According to…

Crude export to increase by 380,000b/d in days

Crude oil export from Nigeria is expected to increase by about 380,000 barrels per day in the next few days, following the expected return of Shell’s Forcados crude pipeline by mid-September. Chief executive officer, Shoreline Group, Mr. Kola Karim stated that Shell Nigeria’s Forcados crude oil pipeline would resume deliveries by September. Karim, who spoke…

Varsities hunt for geniuses in Anambra

Students of three universities have tried one another for size. Before them were various topics in which they were expected to show their mastery. The bout was at Suncity Hotels Exclusive in Awka, the Anambra State capital. The institutions are Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU). The…

Lost lawmakers and part-time legislature

The public indignation trailing the legislature in the country, particularly the National Assembly (NASS), has been indescribable. It certainly did not start with the trending budget-padding scam, though the scandal exacerbated public distrust, hatred (if you like) and scorn for NASS. Indeed, if words were enough to reform and retrieve Nigeria’s lost political class and…

Ondo PDP: I’ve no time for your suit, Abang tells Jimoh Ibrahim

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court has asked Mr Jimoh Ibrahim to remit his suit back to the chief judge for reassignment as his time as vacation judge expires in days. Ibrahim, the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, for the coming Ondo State governorship election, had filed…

Ondo PDP: I’ve no time for your suit, Abang tells Jimoh Ibrahim

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court has asked Mr Jimoh Ibrahim to remit his suit back to the chief judge for reassignment as his time as vacation judge expires in days. Ibrahim, the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, for the coming Ondo State governorship election, had filed…

News Summary: FEC Approves Road Map on Mining Development, NBS Data on the Economy, and Many More Today 1st September, 2016

Federal Executive Council Approves Road Map on Mining Development The Federal Executive Council has approved a new road map for the growth and development of the nation’s mining industry in furtherance of the Buhari’s administration’s resolve to diversify the economy for national prosperity. Consequently, an independent regulatory agency is to be set up for the…

Buhari appoints head of Niger Delta Power Holding Company

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Joseph Chiedu Ugbo as the managing director/chief executive officer of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited. This was contained in a statement released by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, the president also appointed two other Executive Directors. They are Babayo Shehu (Finance and Administration) and…

FG names Ugbo NDPHC substantive Managing Director

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Chiedu Joseph Ugbo as the substantive managing director and chief executive officer of Niger Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC. Also, Mallam Babayo Shehu and Engr. Ife Oyedele have been named executive directors. Confirmation of their appointments was converged in a press statement issued through ‎the Office of…