Posted on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 09:58 AM

There are indications that the former Kano state governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has given the go-ahead to his supporters to dump the All Progressives Congress. 

This was made known by his nephew, Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso, even as there have been rumours of Kwankwanso's likely resignation from the APC. 

Iliyasu Kwankwaso, who is the present commissioner for special duties in Kano state, told Daily Trust that Kwankwaso was ready to decamp to the PDP for the actualisation of his presidential ambition since he could not achieve it in the APC. 

Posted on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 09:47 AM

20 new road construction projects across the country will cost an estimated N13.4 billion, the 2018 budget document has shown.

The federal government allocated a total of N555.99bn to the ministry of power, works and housing, the highest in the budget.

Out of that amount, N295bn has been earmarked for key capital projects, to fund road construction, expansion and maintenance across the country.

Of the twenty new roads, N1.4bn was set aside for reconstructing the second phase of Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

Below is the list of the roads and their projected cost

Posted on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 09:34 AM

They called it the mother of all elections and combatants wasted no time in stepping into the trenches. 

On one side was a governor aiming for a second tenure with an array of opponents desperate to thwart his dreams.

Posted on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 09:29 AM

A pastor, Oluwafemi Komolafe, and a yet-to-be-identified policeman attached to the Ondo State Police Command have been killed by some gunmen at Ore, Benin-Ijebu Ode Expressway, in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

According to The Punch, Oluwafemi was a pastor in one of the popular churches in Akure, the state capital.

The pastor was said to be travelling with his son, Timilehin, an undergraduate at a private university, when the gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, stopped them on the road on Friday.

Posted on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 04:47 AM

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its nationwide strike.

ASUP embarked on the industrial action on November 13 over the failure of the federal government to implement its agreements with the union reached since 2016.

ASUP National President, Usman Dutse said the union was prompted to suspend the strike after the series of meetings it held with the federal government.

Posted on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 04:40 AM

President of the senate, Bukola Saraki, has expressed concerns that the federal government might be exposed to sabotage from within.

While reacting to the debate of the 2018 in the senate and the benchmark on which the proposal is hinged, Sen. Saraki said he sometimes wonder "if technocrats want to embarrass government."

“This year we only did 1.9 million barrels per day and the budget is predicated on 2.3 million, the concern is how realistic is that going to be.

Posted on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 04:15 AM

As part of its continuing support of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the United States government on Wednesday donated seven vehicles and a variety of technical equipment to the Nigerian counter-narcotics agency.
 

Posted on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 04:09 AM

Antonio Conte was sent to the stands for the second half as Chelsea claimed its fifth Premier League win in six games with a 1-0 defeat of Swansea on Wednesday.

The Chelsea coach was dismissed from the touchline by referee Neil Swarbrick moments before the interval after furiously protesting the award of a Swansea goal kick.

The Italian at first sat behind the dugout, but then had to move due to the proximity of his new seat to his coaching staff.

On the field, Antonio Rudiger's 55th-minute header proved decisive. It was Rudiger's first Premier League goal.

Posted on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 04:03 AM
Mounir Gwarzo

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has suspended the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mounir Gwarzo, from Office, to allow for an unhindered investigation of several allegations of financial impropriety leveled against the Director-General.

The suspension is in line with the Public Service Rules 03405 and 03406.

In a statement by the deputy director press in the ministry, Patricia Deworitshe, the minister has set up an Administrative Panel of Inquiry to investigate and determine the culpability of the Director-General.

Posted on Wed 29 Nov 2017, 03:21 PM

The Federal Government has declared Friday, 1st December, 2017 as Public Holiday to mark the Eid-El-Maulud Celebration.

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the Eid-El-Maulud Celebration to pray for peace, progress and unity of the nation.

He further urged all Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration towards building the nation.

The Honourable Minister wishes Nigerians a happy Eid-El-Maulud Celebration.

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