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Nigeria News Today: March 8, 2017

Osinbajo visits Sokoto Thursday

By Taiwo Ojoye Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will pay an official visit to Sokoto on Thursday. This was contained in a statement...

Wike promises investors land, tax relief

By Taiwo Ojoye Governor Wike Nyesom has promised first-time investors in Rivers State attractive tax incentives and easy access to land. A statement...

Ojukwu would’ve fought for Kanu’s release –MASSOB

By Taiwo Ojoye Tony Okafor, Awka The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra on Wednesday said the late Dim...

FG okays $470m water project for FCT

By Taiwo Ojoye Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government on Wednesday approved a contract for the construction of Greater Abuja Water Supply Project...

Alleged N3.2b Fraud: Court Dismisses Kalu’s Objections, Admits EFCC’s Evidence

By Kreazetofa Odey Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday dismissed objections raised by the former governor of...

2019: 25 political parties demand scrapping of SIECs

By Taiwo Ojoye Friday Olokor, Abuja A conglomeration of 25 Nigerian political parties acting on the platform of the Inter-Party Advisory Council on...

Fayose, Fayemi, Afenifere, monarchs, others mourn Gen. Adebayo

By Okogba *Died a day to his 89th birthday By Ola Ajayi, Olasunkanmi Akoni, Dapo Akinrefon, Gbenga Olarinoye, Gbenga Oke, Rotimi Ojomoyela, Daud...
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Ambode: Fashola’s ministry blocks work on airport road

In accusations laced with irony, Governor Ambode accuses the Federal Ministry headed by his predecessor, Raji Fashola of frustrating some of the plans of...

FG congratulates women, promises protection against violence

By Taiwo Ojoye Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday lauded Nigerian women for their roles in nation building since...

Nigeria loses $1.5bn yearly to maternal deaths – UNFPA

By Taiwo Ojoye Tunde Ajaja The United Nations Population Fund says Nigeria loses about $1.5bn in productivity to maternal mortality every year. It noted...

Osinbajo, a running mate turned friend – Buhari

By Taiwo Ojoye Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has described his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, as a running mate, who later turned...

Italy deports 37 Nigerians

By Taiwo Ojoye Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Italian government has deported 37 Nigerians for committing various immigration offences in the country. The deportees arrived at...

How to get business loans (2)

By Okogba By Emeka Anaeto Please refer to last week’s publication (this column) on this topic which deals with basic documentations and requirements,...

LASPOTECH produces drones to boost Lagos security

By Tony By Dayo Adesulu LAGOS State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH, in conjunction with the International College of Aeronautics and Aviation Studies has produced drones...

Code Lagos: Lagos partners old students’ associations

By Tony By Amaka Abayomi AHEAD of its April launch date, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela...

Bank debunks report of ED’s sack

By Okogba By Emma Ujah, The management of Heritage Bank has faulted a report in an online medium, which insinuated that one of...

International Women’s Day: Mrs. Betsy Obaseki to empower 500 widows

By Okogba THE First Lady of Edo State, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki has concluded plans to empower 500 widows during the International Women’s...

NURTW member allegedly stabs Vice Chairman over girlfriend

By Nwafor Polycarp By Evelyn Usman LAGOS—Doctors at the General Hospital, Shomolu, Lagos, are battling to save the life of the Vice Chairman,...

FirstBank unveils products on women entrepreneurship

By Okogba FIRSTBank has unveiled  a product designed to benefit women professionals, entrepreneurs, SMEs, women in paid employment as well as low...

Nigeria needs 17m houses to address deficit—Fashola

By Okogba By Wole Mosadomi Minna—THE Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said Nigeria needs 17 million houses to...

Economic diversification and entrepreneurial revolution

By Okogba By Peter Osalor THE Nigerian economy is overwhelmingly dependent on oil, while accounts for 81 percent of government revenue and more...

Non-payment of N541bn loan: Three banks take over Etisalat Nigeria

By adekunle By Emeka Anaeto, Business Editor; Prince Osuagwu, Hi-Tech Editor & Princewill Ekwujuru LAGOS—THREE Nigerian banks and their foreign affiliates, yesterday, took...

Late General, a fine officer – Saraki

By Taiwo Ojoye Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, expressed grief over the death of a former military...

My dad died a day to his 89th birthday – Son

By Taiwo Ojoye Toluwani Eniola A former military governor of the defunct Western Region of Nigeria, Maj. Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo, died on Wednesday,...

Xenophobic attacks: Senate, House fight over S’African trip

By Taiwo Ojoye John Ameh and Leke Baiyewu The Senate and the House of Representatives are at loggerheads on the proposed trip to...

Scholarship scam: Kano anti-graft commission detains Kwankwaso’s commissioner

By Taiwo Ojoye Ted Odogwu, Kano Former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s political associate and   ex-Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abubakar Yusuf, was on Wednesday...

Ondo cabinet: Akeredolu’s wife seeks 36% for women

By Taiwo Ojoye Peter Dada, Akure As the Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, prepares to appoint members of his cabinet, his...

NLC accuses FG of stalling N56,000 minimum wage

By Taiwo Ojoye Fidelis Soriwei, Abuja The Nigeria Labour Congress has accused the Federal Government of intentionally delaying the constitution of a tripartite...

I was handcuffed, locked in a cell for four days at...

By Taiwo Ojoye Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Two Nigerians with valid visas, who were denied entry into the United States have alleged that...

He was a true patriot, says Tinubu

By Taiwo Ojoye Ramon Oladimeji Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described Maj. Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo, who died on Wednesday,...

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