Category Archives: News In Nigeria

FG To Launch Dredging Of 162km Ajaokuta-Onitsha Waterways On Friday

The Nigerian Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed plans by the federal government to launch the dredging of the 162 km Ajaokuta-Onitsha waterways on April 28, in Kogi. Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, Amaechi said that the dredging was an initiative of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA). The Minister commended the Managing Director of NIWA… Read More »

Senate Re-Invites Suspended SGF, Babachir Lawal For Questioning

The senate ad-hoc committee on the mounting humanitarian crisis in the North East, has sent a letter to suspended Secretary General of the Federation SGF, Babachir Lawal, inviting him to appear before it today April 27th, for questioning over allegations of fraud leveled against him. The senate adhoc committee last December accused Babachir of using his office as… Read More »

CBN Injects $186m As FOREX Reserves Beat $30bn

Following Tuesday’s assurances by Godwin Emefiele, the CBN says it will continue to intervene in the foreign exchange market, as it injected $185.86 million into the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS). Isaac Okorafor, the bank’s acting director in charge of corporate communications, while confirming the auction sale, disclosed that out of the auctioned amount, only $3.14million was… Read More »

12 States Owe Salaries Despite Bailout Funds From FG

A number of Nigerian states might be battling with insolvency despite the issuance of bail out funds by the Federal Government.   Faces of Nigerian state governor No fewer than 12 states are still owing their workers a backlog of salaries and allowances, despite double bailout funds from the Federal Government, with Kogi State owing as many as… Read More »

FG Bans Chloroquine and Artemisinin Monotherapy – Minister of Health, Adewole Speaks Out

Isaac Adewole, the minister of health, on Tuesday, announced the ban on chloroquine and artemisinin monotherapy for the treatment of malaria. Isaac Adewole While speaking during the commemoration of World Malaria Day, the minister of health, Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday, announced the ban on chloroquine and artemisinin monotherapy for the treatment of malaria. The minister said doctors and… Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Goodluck Jonathan’s Chief Physician Over a Multi-million Naira Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned Dr. Fortunate Fiberesima, the former Physician to the immediate past president of the federal republic of Nigeria. Buhari & GEJ Dr. Fortunate Fiberesima, the former Chief Physician to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was on Tuesday, arraigned by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) In a statement by… Read More »

FG Begins Talks with Illegal Crude Oil Refiners

Efforts are being made by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to incorporate the illegal refiners into the mainstream crude oil production.   File Photo The Federal Government on Monday announced that it had commenced discussions with illegal refiners of crude oil in order to have them work as duly recognised modular refinery operators. It also stated that it… Read More »

Bank Workers to Blow Whistle On Stashed Funds

Bankers and other corporate officials in the financial circle are set to join the act of whistle-blowing for the purpose of aiding the current anti-corruption fight.   EFCC operatives President of Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI), Comrade Oyinkan Olasanoye, yesterday implored her members in the Insurance and Banking sector to get involved… Read More »