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Gunmen abduct, kill colonel after collecting ransom

A medical doctor who was also a serving senior military officer Col. S B Onifade yesterday joined the number of people kidnapped and callously killed by abductors after collecting ransom.

Nigeria loses N5.5 trillion to fraud, cyber crimes in 10 years – forensic auditors

The Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals of Nigeria, CIFIPN, said yesterday Nigeria has lost about N5.5 trillion to fraud, corruption and cyber crimes in the last 10 years.

Federal government considers investing pension funds in infrastructure

The federal government is considering investing pension funds to improve infrastructure in the country, an official said on Thursday.

Minister: Federal government to prioritise 80 out of 524 ongoing road projects

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said 80 out of 524 ongoing road and bridge projects across the nation will be prioritised.

Yuletide: Federal government to fix major highways

Ahead of the yuletide celebrations, the Federal Government has commenced plans to fix major arterial roads across the country to ease the plight of road users.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Nigerians not getting enough from security agencies – Senate president

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said Nigerians are not getting the best from the security agencies due to the way their structures were designed.

FRSC: FCT records highest road crashes in March

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday said FCT recorded the highest number of road crashes in March, with 118 crashes involving 733 persons with 29 fatalities and 295 injuries.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

2019 budget: Federal government unsure of how to bridge funding gap

The federal government says it is caught between a rock and hard place on how to raise additional N102.84 billion to bridge the funding gap created in the 2019 budget as a result of the increase of N90.3 billion by the National Assembly.

FRSC: 540 die, 3,383 others sustain injuries in road crashes in January

A total of 540 persons died, while 3,383 others were injured in 950 road traffic crashes across the country in January, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has reported.

Kogi Senator in auto crash

Mr Ahmed Ogembe, the Senator representing Kogi Central, on Friday survived an auto crash along the Abuja-Lokoja road on his way to Okene for elections.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC security guards protest non-payment of salaries

Private security guards attached to the National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) and who protect oil pipelines from Lokaja to Kaduna, on Thursday staged a peaceful protest against the non-payment of 22 months’ salary arrears.
Abuja FRSC Accident Scene

FRSC: 128 deaths, 2, 254 injuries recorded in road cashes in September

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says total of 128 persons died, while 2, 254 others were injured in 673 road crashes across Nigeria in September
Accident FRSC

FRSC: 310 killed in road accidents in July

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 720 road traffic accidents were recorded across the country in July.

Federal government mulls termination of Abaji-Koton-Karfe dualisation road project

The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has threatened the termination of contract project for the dualisation road project of the Abaji-Koton-Karfe road due to “negligence” by the contractor for five months.

Official: Federal government not indebted to road contractors

Mr Bola Aganaba, the Deputy Director, Highways, North-Central Zone, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, says the Federal Government is currently not indebted to any road contractor in the zone.

Atiku, Atikulation and other stories

“Yes, that is why Alhaji Abubakar has been projecting himself as a man under pressure running from pillar to post, behaving like the only thing in his life is to become President.”

Babatunde Fashola commends sukuk investors as Kemi Adeosun presents cheques

Minister of Power Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has received the cheque of N100Billion proceeds of the just concluded Investments Certificates (SUKUK) for Road Infrastructure across the country commending investors for their demonstration of confidence in the nation’s economy.

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Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Court orders final forfeiture of ex-Zamfara governor’s money in Zenith, Polaris banks

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered the final forfeiture of former Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari’s funds domiciled in Zenith and Polaris Banks.
Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Major-General Leo Irabor on his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

Delta governor congratulates new CDS Leo Irabor

Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Major-General Leo Irabor on his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC welcomes appointment of new service chiefs

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that the new service chiefs will consolidate on the remarkable achievements of their predecessors in keeping the country safe and peaceful.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel appointed new Chelsea manager

The 47-year-old will be charged with the task of reviving the fortunes of a side sat in ninth in the Premier League table, with Champions League qualification the likely target for the remainder of the season.

Edo court sentences 32 people for not wearing face masks

A mobile court in Benin, Edo State, on Tuesday sentenced 32 persons to community services for not wearing face masks.