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The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC chief seeks capacity upgrade for indigenous oil firms

The Group General Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has advised indigenous companies operating in the oil and gas sector to upscale their capacity for global competitiveness.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Rainstorm: Kwara governor sympathises with affected families

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has commiserated with families whose dwellings and properties were affected by Saturday night’s rainstorm in different parts of the state.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Imo governor requests for re-accreditation of nursing schools

Governor Hope Uzodinma has appealed to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to consider the re-accreditation and re-opening of Nursing and Midwifery schools in Imo state.
A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Nigeria Police Bill 2020, into law.

House of Reps member hail President Buhari for signing Nigeria Police Act, 2020

A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Nigeria Police Bill 2020, into law.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 2

Kebbi pledges agric input palliatives to flood victims

The Kebbi State Government has promised to provide agricultural inputs as palliatives to enable victims of recent flooding to recoup some of their losses.

PDP: Allegation of assassination by Comade Oshomhole ‘childish, preposterous, irresponsible’

The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as preposterous and irresponsible, the claim that Tuesday’s accident involving the convoy of former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was an assassination attempt.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IG orders Edo, Ondo CPs to review preparations ahead of elections

The Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Edo and Ondo states Commissioners of Police (CPs) to rejig preparations ahead of the governorship elections coming up in the states.
The Director-General, Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC), Babalola Obilana, made the disclosure during a meeting with the Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) and insurance companies at Alausa, Ikeja.

Lagos pays over N1 billion to 218 retirees

Lagos State Government says it has paid over N1billion retirement benefit bond into the Retirement Savings Account (RSA) of 218 retirees under the state public service for August.

Nigerian government allocates N14.9 billion for pension arrears payment

The Federal Government has allocated N14.92bn for the payment of accrued rights for retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS).

Nigerian government releases N14.92 billion for pensioners’ accrued rights

The Federal Government has released N14.92 billion for the payment of accrued rights for retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS).

Nigerian government releases N14. 92 billion for accrued right contributory pension scheme

The Federal Government says it has release N14.92 billion for the payment of accrued rights for retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

IGP orders CPs to initiate actions against prohibited firearms

The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered Commissioners of Police (CPs) in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to immediately initiate appropriate actions against prohibited firearms.
Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed sadness over the death of a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) of the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Lanre Razak, who passed away on Saturday morning.

Lagos governor mourns deceased GAC member Lanre Razak

Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed sadness over the death of a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) of the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Lanre Razak, who passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 74 after a brief illness.
The Director-General, Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC), Babalola Obilana, made the disclosure during a meeting with the Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) and insurance companies at Alausa, Ikeja.

Lagos pays over N1 billion retirement benefit bonds to 259 retirees

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had remitted over N1 billion as accrued pension rights of 259 retirees for the month of July.
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba governor sacks media aide hours after daughter’s wedding

Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa, the Chief Press Secretary to Taraba Governor Darius Ishaku has been sacked.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

Eid-el-Kabir: IGP orders intensive patrol across the country

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered intensive police patrol across the country ahead of the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

29 suspects escape from police cell in Abia

Twenty-nine suspected criminals have reportedly escaped from the custody of the Central Police Station (CPS) in Umuahia North Local Government Area, the Abia State capital.

Delta SSG discharged from isolation centre

The Delta State Government has announced that Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chiedu Ebie, has been discharged from the isolation centre in Asaba where he was being treated for COVID-19.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a statement on Thursday, announced the proposal ”to add changes to visas for students, exchange visitors and foreign media”.

U.S. mulls policy to limit stay of foreign students

The United States has proposed a policy that will limit the length of time foreign students including Nigerians can get a visa for.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has welcomed competition from Dean Henderson.

David de Gea: Dean Henderson and I good for eachother

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has welcomed competition from Dean Henderson.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

General Buratai charges warrant officers on absolute loyalty

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai on Friday, urged Non Commissioned Officers to rededicate themselves to duty as the Nigerian Army (NA) has no room for any form of indiscipline.
Previously voiced by Mike Henry, who originated the character and voiced it since Family Guy premiered back in 1999 (and later on the spinoff series The Cleveland Show), the role will now go to Arif Zahir.

‘Family Guy’ hires Cleveland Brown impersonator Arif Zahir to play Cleveland for real

As animated shows wise up to the fact that they probably shouldn’t have white people voicing characters of color, Family Guy has made a long-overdue recasting by hiring a replacement for Cleveland Brown, the show’s most prominent black character. Previously voiced by Mike Henry, who originated the character and voiced it since Family Guy premiered back in 1999 (and later on the spinoff series The Cleveland Show), the role will now go to Arif Zahir.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Panel tasks Kwara government to publish local councils expenditure, revenue

A panel of inquiry set up to probe the accounts of the 16 local government areas in Kwara State has recommended that the government should ensure monthly publication of wage bill, revenue, and expenditure at the state and local government levels.