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Official: TCN collaborating with Lagos, Edo, eight others on networks expansion

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said on Friday it is collaborating with state governments on the Right of Way (RoW) to expand transmission networks.

2,000 runners for maiden Ikogosi Marathon

No fewer than 2,000 runners, including 30 elite athletes have confirmed their participation in the Ikogosi Marathon race billed for Ikogosi-Ekiti on Saturday, the organisers have revealed.
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2,000 runners expected at first Ikogosi Marathon

No fewer than 2,000 runners, including 30 elite athletes, have confirmed participation in the Ikogosi Marathon race billed for Ikogosi-Ekiti on Saturday, the organisers have revealed, even as Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has assured participants in the race of adequate security and conducive environment for a hitch-free competition.

TCN begins maintenance, promises to restore power nationwide

Barely a few minutes after the suspension of strike by the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has intensified efforts, targeted at completing maintenance and restoring power supply to consumers nationwide.

Jos DisCo outlaws estimated billing

The Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) has said the company has put an end to estimated billing of customers in Plateau, Benue, Bauchi and Gombe states for amount of energy they consumed.

Tribune honours prominent Nigerians

African Newspapers of Nigeria PLC, publishers of the Nigerian Tribune, has honoured eminent Nigerians for their contributions to societal development.

Rivers governor dares opponents, donates N20 million at book launch

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in Abuja on Tuesday dared his political opponents to do their worst as he donated N20m at the launch of a book titled, ‘The Big Interviews’, authored by Eric Osagie, a former Managing Director of The SUN.
The Publisher of the Vanguard, Mr. Sam Amuka, has said he was part of a delegation that visited the Department of State Service (DSS), to request for the release of Omoyele Sowore.

Sam Amuka: Why we visited DSS over Omoyele Sowore

The Publisher of the Vanguard, Mr. Sam Amuka, has said he was part of a delegation that visited the Department of State Service (DSS), to request for the release of Omoyele Sowore.
They said this in separate interviews with newsmen in Lagos while reacting to the appointment of Mr. Muhammad Nami as the new FIRS chairman.

Operators task new FIRS boss on VAT, withholding tax on capital market

Capital market operators on Tuesday urged the new Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) chairman to ensure the removal of Value Added Tax on capital market transactions to boost investment in the country.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

Lagos governor appoints new LASAA boss

Lagos State Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of Mr. Adedamola Adekunjo as the new Managing Director with immediate effect.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

Senate challenges NDDC’s interim committee to publish facts on ‘N1 billion monthly consultancy fee’

The Senate has called on the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to publish facts, if any, to substantiate their allegations on the payment of N1billion monthly consultancy fee to a company linked to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the agency, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.

Umaru Ibrahim: NDIC to reposition agric sector

Managing Director of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim, has said the corporation is determined to reposition the nation’s agricultural sector as a critical pillar and driver of the economy.

2019 ZUMA Film Festival closes with grand awards gala

The 2019 annual ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF), Nigeria’s foremost film fiesta, finally ended on Friday night with a closing ceremony and gala awards amid pomp and pageantry.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

NHRC calls for arrest, trial of security operatives involved in ‘court invasion’

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Legendary Juju musician and evangelist, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, has admonished musicians not to see themselves as competitors, but rather as one united people, using their talents to make people happy.

Ebenezer Obey: Artistes should unite as one to make people happy

Legendary Juju musician and evangelist, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, has admonished musicians not to see themselves as competitors, but rather as one united people, using their talents to make people happy.
Barrister Gnene Joi Nunieh

President Buhari cares for less-privileged people in the rural communities – NDDC chief

The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Joi Nunieh, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari cares for the welfare of less privileged people in rural communities.

FAAN seeks review of service tariffs

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is seeking the review of its service rates and tariff to reflect current economic realities.

NPA boss petitions Police, DSS on safety over attack at National Assembly

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, has called for the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of the harassment and humiliation to which she was subjected to by people believed to be hirelings of Chairman of Ocean Maritime Solutions Limited (OMSL), Captain Idahosa Okunbo on the premises of the National Assembly on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

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The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA in Kwara arrests 119 drug suspects in six months

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kwara Command, has arrested a total of 119 drug suspects between July and December.
Pep Guardiola's current Manchester City contract expires in 2021

Manchester City players banned from attending Christmas party

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola cancelled Christmas for his first-team stars, as they were banned from attending the club’s festive party.
Philip Shaibu

APC Rally: Edo government insists no rally or gathering must hold

The Edo State Government on Friday insisted that no rally or gathering must hold in line with the government ban on all forms of political rallies, demonstrations, and procession in the state.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike at the Government House Port Harcourt.

Former President Jonathan: Governor Wike is a courageous politician

He said: “I felicitate with you, your friends and well-wishers as you celebrate your birthday. You are a courageous politician who has remained dedicated to service and impactful leadership to the people of Rivers State and Nigeria at large.”
Sen. Eze Ajoku, President, Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) on Friday said that older persons were also being violated and raped and called for urgent action to curb such nefarious acts.

Senator Ajoku: Older persons are being raped too

Sen. Eze Ajoku, President, Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) on Friday said that older persons were also being violated and raped and called for urgent action to curb such nefarious acts.