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January 9, 2019 9:00 AM Julius Berger reveals when second Niger Bridge will be completed

Mr Frederick Weiser, the Project Director, Julius Berger Nig. Ltd. on Tuesday disclosed that work on the second Niger Bridge will be completed by Feb. 28, 2022. Weiser made the disclosure when Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State inspected ongoing work at the project site in Ogbaru near Onitsha. He said the contract for the construction of the Bridge 23

January 6, 2019 8:39 AM Defection: PDP reacts as former Chairman, two governorship aspirants, treasurer, ex-minister join APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the recent defection of its former Niger State Chairman, Abdulrahman Enagi to the All Progressives Congress, APC, barely a month to the general elections. Enagi dumped the party alongside two former governorship aspirants, Ahmed Baka and Engr. Hanafi Sudan; and others. In a statement by the party’s chairman 25

January 5, 2019 7:58 AM Fire razes 70 shops in Kure Market

Parts of the main market in Minna, Niger State, otherwise known as Abdulkhadir Kure Ultra Modern Market, was yesterday gutted by fire, with wares in no fewer than 70 shops burnt down. It was gathered that the fire gutted shops where clothing materials, palm and groundnut oil are being sold in the market. While the real cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained 24

January 4, 2019 9:26 AM Boko Haram: UNICEF laments fate of children in Nigeria, others

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has condemned Boko Haram for grave atrocities against children in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin regions in 2018. The UN agency, in a report ‘How the world failed children in conflict in 2018’, also said the world failed to protect children in conflict in Nigeria and 14 other countries in 2018. UNICEF said the future 27

January 4, 2019 7:22 AM Police recruitment: 242,455 applicants battle for 10,000 spots [See breakdown]

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has received a total of 242,455 applications from interested candidates, with seven days left before they recruit 10,000 police constables. This was confirmed by PSC’s acting spokesman, Aaron Kaase, in a statement released in Abuja on Thursday. Niger State has the highest number of applicants with 15,633, followed 21

December 30, 2018 1:31 PM 2019: What I discussed with Buhari before joining APC – Uzor Kalu

A former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Uzor Orji Kalu, has revealed what he discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari before he (Kalu) joined the All Progressives Congress, APC. According to Kalu, now a chieftain of the APC President Buhari had promised to start and complete some projects in the South East. In a series of tweets on Sunday, the former Governor 23

December 27, 2018 5:51 AM Why Buhari govt deserves commendation – Tambuwal

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has lauded the Federal Government for its commitment in dealing with the security challenges in the state and other parts of the country. NAN reports that Tambuwal made the commendation on Wednesday, when the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadiq, visited him at the Government House, Sokoto. He expressed worry 32

December 26, 2018 7:45 PM 2019: New militant group emerges in Niger Delta, vows to stop elections

A new militant group, War Against Niger Delta Exploitation, WANDE, has sprung up in the oil rich region. The new group has consequently threatened to disrupt the 2019 elections, unless the government showed commitment to the development of the region. The group made the threat in a seven-point communiqué it released on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers 22

December 20, 2018 1:05 PM Senate confirms Owasanoye, eight others as ICPC Chairman, members [Full list]

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye as the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). They are: Grace Chinda from Delta, Okolo Titus (Enugu), Obiora Igwedebia (Anambra), Olubukola Balogun (Lagos) and Justice Adamu Bello (Katsina). The other members are: Hannatu Muhammed 28

December 20, 2018 8:50 AM South West Development Commission bill passes first reading at Senate

A bill seeking to establish the South West Development Commission on Wednesday passed first reading at the Senate. If the Bill is eventually passed, it would bring the commissions managed by the Federal Government to four. While the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is already in operation and those of North East, South East Commission were passed 34