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The Senate has revealed that the head of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, and other members of the committee collected between 20 and 30 pe rcent of contract sums before contractors were paid.
A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) has called on the Federal Government to end the killings in southern Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, Taraba and Adamawa states.
Troops of Nigerian Army and Defence Headquarters Special Operations Forces deployed in Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states to fight banditry under operation codenamed Operation Sahel Sanity have neutralised 80 bandits and nabbed 33 others.
The Nigerian military has said its operation in the nation’s North-West has been hugely successful based on “active resumption of farming, social and economic activities by the locals with reduced fear of threats in their localities.”
No fewer than 80 bandits have been killed by troops of Operation Sahel Sanity in Katsina, Sokoto, and Zamfara States of the North-West region in the last one month.
The governor of Zamfara State, Dr Bello Matawalle has distributor at least 993 cattle and 5,665 rams to different households in the state for Eid-el-Kabir celebration on Friday.
Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has identified inadequate manpower and lack of regional cooperation as some of the factors militating against the ability of Nigeria and her neighbours to successfully wage the war against terrorism and other forms of insurgency.
The Nigerian Army says it has arrested a notorious Niger Republic Citizen who specialized in gun-running, Musa Abubakar alias Kasko/Buzu from Mai Wake village, Dokoro area of Maradi state of Niger Republic.
The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have eliminated and arrested scores of bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements in the entire North West zone in recent time.
Katsina State Elders’ Forum on Sunday condemned the insecurity pervading the state, especially the seven front line local government areas bordering Kaduna and Zamfara states.
The Zamfara Government has began the distribution of 5,667 rams and 993 cows as Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) palliatives to various categories of people in the state.
Multiple airstrikes conducted by the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji have destroyed a bandits’ camp in Doumborou forest Area of Zamfara State run by a notorious bandit leader, ‘Dangote’, it was learnt.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has disclosed that the gallant Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, Sahel Sanity, Whirl Stroke, Lafiya Dole, Delta Safe and others have again killed several Boko Haram leaders and members and recovered arms and ammunition.
The Defence Headquarters says the troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces in different theatres of operation across North East, North West and North Central have eliminated several terrorists and bandits in the last one week.
Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly set to challenge Liverpool in their pursuit of Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara.
Kasper Schmeichel is "as good as any goalkeeper in the Premier League", according to Mark Bosnich, who says the Leicester No 1 would be a "fantastic" signing for Manchester United.
The planned defection of the deputy governor of Ondo state, Hon Agboola Ajayi, to the Zenith Labour Party this week is generating heat within his People Democratic Party.
The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says those who got “emergency contracts” are scared of the ongoing forensic audit.
Deposit Money Banks on August 1 commenced the implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Global Standing Instruction which allows them to recover outstanding debts of debtors from other banks.
Polaris Bank has partnered with the global social media giant, Facebook, to provide free digital marketing training to SMEs in Nigeria.
Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala scored two goals in Barcelona women’s 3-0 win against Montpellier, in a friendly game in Spain on Sunday.
A forensic audit report on the financial records of Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, ISOPADEC, yesterday, disclosed that N12.3 billion spent by the commission cannot be accounted for between 2007 to 2020.
Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, the immensely popular social media app known for its fun short-form videos, in a move that could prevent the Trump administration from banning it from the US, according to reports.
Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Acting Coordinator in Lagos State, who made this known in a statement, said, “10 passengers were rescued live when their boat capsized.