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Nigerian senators tell Customs chief Col. Hameed Ali to resign

Posted on Thursday, 23 March 2017 No comments

Senators yesterday told Customs chief Col. Hameed Ali to resign.

Four die as suspected terrorist strike near UK Parliament

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Four people, including an armed police officer and a man believed to be the attacker, died yesterday in a terrorist incident near the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard confirmed last night.

British PM May bundled away by security operatives

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Westminster police yesterday bundled British Prime Minister (PM) Mrs. Theresa May into a car and rushed her away from Parliament as terror attack unfolded.

Nigerian military ignored intelligence before deadly Boko Haram attack — Police

Posted on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 No comments

Security operatives have said that Nigerian soldiers based in Magumeri village of Borno State received early warning about a deadly Boko Haram attack in the community last Wednesday.

A number of soldiers and police personnel died in the attack. The army initially said two soldiers were killed, but the Borno government said the figure was “far higher”.

President Buhari will take Nigeria to promised land - Adesina

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The Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina said yesterday President Muhammadu Buhari is fulfilling his campaign promises to Nigerians, particularly in stimulating the economy for job creation, anti-corruption campaign and security of life and property.

Makarfi accuses Sheriff of plotting to hijack PDP for 2019 presidential bid

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The Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has warned that the party’s court-backed National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, cannot be trusted to conduct a convention for the PDP.

Governor Fayose demolishes three filling stations in Ekiti

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There was tension in parts of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, yesterday as three filling stations under construction were demolished allegedly on the orders of Governor Ayo Fayose.

Customs boss Ali shuns invitation today

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Customs chief Hameed Ali will not appear before the Senate today.

Breaking: Governor Ortom survives accident

Posted on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 No comments

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Tuesday escaped death when a commercial Carina ll Toyota car rammed into his convoy.

French Minister resigns over jobs for daughters

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French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigned on Tuesday after revelations that he hired his two teenage daughters as parliamentary aides, while denying any wrongdoing.

Atedo Peterside resigns as Stanbic IBTC Chairman

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The Chairman of Stanbic IBTC Plc , Mr. Atedo Peterside, Tuesday announced his resignation from the board of the bank after serving for 10 years.

Naira continues to appreciate against dollar

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The Naira has continued to appreciate against the dollar at the parallel market, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Senate summons CBN governor

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The Senate on Tuesday invited the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to appear before it to brief the lawmakers on the progress so far made in the implementation of government’s intervention fund geared towards getting the country out of economic recession.

Twitter suspends 636,000 accounts

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Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Tuesday it had suspended 636,000 accounts since the middle of 2015 as the company steps up efforts to tackle “violent extremism” on its microblogging platform.

President Buhari - 'Nigerians celebrate people with questionable wealth'

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said public servants and many in the private sectors who have questionable wealth are celebrated with alumni recognitions, honourary degrees, chieftaincy titles and sometimes higher religious titles in the country.

He stated this during the 65th Annual Council Meeting of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Abuja.

APC to intervene in Senate, Ali face-off

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said it would intervene in the face-off between the Senate and Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd).

I'm not going to PSG - Wenger

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Arsene Wenger has denied that he has agreed to join PSG, insisting that such reports are merely "fake news".

Neymar eyes Manchester United move

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Barcelona sensation Neymar has talked up a possible move to Manchester United, insisting that every player would like to work with Jose Mourinho.

Naira appreciates to N435/$1

Posted on Monday, 20 March 2017 No comments
The improving fortunes of the naira in the parallel market continued, Monday, as it appreciated to N435 per dollar due to declining demand for dollars.

AMCON sells Keystone Bank

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Keystone Bank Limited, the last amongst the batch of banks acquired by Central Bank of Nigeria, under the leadership of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, in 2009 has finally been sold off, after nearly eight years of legal tussles with the original owners under the brand name, Bank PHB.
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