In continuation of efforts to curb smuggling activities, the  Coordinator of the Joint Border Drill Operations, Sector 3, Ilorin, Kwara State Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba embarked on a three-day sensitization tour to border communities along Kaiama-Jebba-Mokwa-Wawa-Babanna and Kotangora axis of Kwara and Niger States with a stern warning to recalcitrant smugglers still operating in the area […]

The country’s refineries under the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation made a cumulative loss of N123.25bn from January to October 2019, latest figures released on Wednesday showed. An analysis of data in the October 2019 oil and gas report of the NNPC showed that all three entities recorded losses during the period under […]

Aged pensioners in their hundreds on Wednesday marched on the streets of Ilorin, the Kwara state capital in demand for the payment of their long-held pension arrears and gratuities owed by the administration of Bukola Saraki who served as Governor of the state from 2003 to 2011. Led by their executives, the concerned pensioners marched […]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that it will create a platform that will enable  candidates who scored 250 and above to know why they are denied placements in their respective schools of choice. Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of […]

The Senate on Wednesday approved the N10bn loan refund for Kogi State despite stiff resistance from the opposition senators. No sooner had the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Loans, Senator Clifford Ordia, laid the report of his panel on the issue at plenary than the Senate President summoned for the debate […]

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has said that the 4,000 megawatts generated in Nigeria daily cannot meet the electricity needs of Nigerians. Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr Emeka Eze, said this while reacting to an allegation that it was deliberately providing poor services to the customers in the zone. Speaking with The PUNCH on Tuesday, Eze […]

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Indonesia on Wednesday, killing himself and wounding six others. The blast happened around 8:45 am local time (0145 GMT) at the police compound in Medan on Sumatra island during morning roll call. “For now, we believe he was a lone wolf,” national police spokesman […]

The Senate on Tuesday appealed to the Federal Government to ban importation of textiles for a period of five years to allow for the production of local textiles. This followed the debate on a motion sponsored by Senator Kabir Barkiya (APC-Katsina Central) during plenary session on “Urgent need to revamp the nation’s comatose textile industry”. […]

The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo State, says it has suspended the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over his role in the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party. News of the suspension was contained in a statement signed by state chairman of the party, Anselm Ojezua and Assistant State […]

Following the pronouncement made by the appeal court that the appeal filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in  Oyo State, Mr. Bayo Adelabu, against the tribunal’s dismissal of his petition on the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde “subsists”, the ex-banker on Wednesday morning said “I have a date with history.” Adelabu […]


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