Category: National/Politics

FG Declares Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th May, 2021 as Public Holidays

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May, 2021 as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Eidul-Fitr celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government today in Abuja, congratulated the Muslim faithful on this occasion and called on all Nigerians, at home…

Coastline Terminals: Dangote Group Does Not Own, Not Affiliated with ICTSI

Dangote Group of Companies on Monday reacted to an online publication by Sahara Reporters titled ‘EXCLUSIVE: How Suspended NPA Boss, Hadiza Usman Awarded Coastline Terminals To Dangote’s Proxy Company In Shady Deal’, dated Sunday, May 9, 2021. A statement signed by the Group’s Chief, Branding & Communications, Anthony Chiejina said that without equivocation Dangote Group…

Badagry Deep Seaport to Commence Operations Soon

The Lagos state government has revealed that the proposed Badagry Deep Seaport may soon commence operations earlier than planned. This was disclosed by the state’s commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Dr. (Mrs.) Lola Akande over the weekend at the stakeholders’ meeting organised by the State Government with the members of the host communities as…

NDLEA Busts Online Drug Trafficking Cartel, Arrests Five in Abuja

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the weekend busted an online drug trafficking cartel that sells drugged cookies, cakes, brownies and all sorts of illicit substances to residents of Abuja and beyond, using the cyber space as its platform. The agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this…

Listing on LCFE: Heritage Bank-Dukia Gold Set To Unlock N344trillion Market Worth of Gold

Heritage Bank for being part of valuable private sector collaboration with Dukia Gold & Precious Metals Refining Co. Limited is set to unlock the over N344trillion market worth of gold investible instruments in the solid minerals sector with the concluded plans of being listed on the Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE). This move that…

We are not offering N1m to ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ informants —EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said that it has not issued any notice in the social media promising financial reward for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of Yahoo Boys. Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity of the commission in a statement released on Friday said the clarification became necessary…

Abiodun commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over death of son

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over the death of his son, Dare Adeboye. Dare, 42, the third child of Adeboye was reported to have died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based…

Heritage Bank Partners Road Transport Workers on Insurance Scheme for Travelers

Heritage Bank in partnership with the Road Transport Employee’s Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) has launched the Travelers’ Accident Insurance Scheme (TAIS) to assist road accident victims across the country. The scheme which was launched on Friday, aims to address deaths associated with inability of travelers involved in accident to offset hospital bills. The Regional Executive,…

Insecurity: House Asks FG to Postpone 2021 Census

The House of Representatives has called for the postponement of the 2021 population and housing census being planned by the National Population Commission (NPC). It said at its plenary on Wednesday that the country was unsafe for the exercise in view of the rising insecurity in Nigeria. The House, presided over by the Speaker, Rep.…

EFCC Arrests Impostor for Cloning its E-mail

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested one Udochukwu Ugochukwu Simeon for allegedly creating fraudulent clones of the Commission e-mail address, and using same to defraud unsuspecting victims. EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren in a statement on Wednesday said the 26-year-old suspect created an Outlook email account of the Commission, “efccnigeria.org.ng@outlook.com” and…