Sunday 30 April 2017

Pandemonium as man kills tanker driver at car wash

The police in Ogun State on Sunday said investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding the killing of a tanker driver at a car wash in Abeokuta.

FCT Police Command warns IPOB against protest

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, has warned members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against any planned protest in Abuja.

Nigerian Army Female Wrestler Wins Gold Medal at African Championship

As Nigerian Contingent continue to record successes at the ongoing African Wrestling Championships Marrakech, Morocco, a female Private Soldier of the Nigerian Army, Private Gofit Winnie has yesterday Saturday 29th April 2017,  won a Gold Medal for Nigeria in the 75kg event of the Women Freestyle Wrestling Competition.

Chief Judge Frees 12 Prison Inmates in Kano

The Acting Chief Judge of Kano State, Justice Nura Sagir, has freed 12 Awaiting Trial Inmates (ATI) who over had stayed in captivity.

The gesture of the judge was part of the processes to decongest over-populated prisons in pursuant to the power conferred on him by section 1 of the criminal Justice (Released from custody) special provisions Act 1977.

BREAKING: Police arrest ex-Governor Sule Lamido

The police in Kano have arrested the immediate past governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.

University Student Drowns During NUGA Games!

A yet to be identified University of Benin student has drowned in River Benue, on the closing day of the Nigeria University Games Association, NUGA, in Makurdi, Benue State.

NSA, NIA Still Clash over Recovered N13bn cash

As the Presidential Panel investigating the Suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) is preparing to submit its report this week, there are conflicting reports from government officials over the seized N13bn Cash recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Osborne Apartment in Ikoyi Lagos.

Police sets up squad to check extortion among personnel

The Police Command in Enugu State has set up X-Squad and Monitoring Unit to fish out policemen who extorts tricycle operators in Enugu and its environs.

Ambode's Making Life Worth Living For Lagosians - OBJ

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday evening showered encomium on the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for his administration’s programmes and policies at improving the lives of the people of the State.

Recession Not A Crime, A Wakeup Call To Rearrange Expenditure - Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday said that contrary to the view held by most people, recession was not a crime but a period that calls for government at all level to rearrange its expenditure and give more priority to capital expenditure.

Governor Ambode, who spoke at the opening ceremony of the Biennial Convention of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) held in Ikeja, Lagos with the theme, “A Nation in Recession: Whither the Nigerian Media?” sighted example of the steps the former U.S President, Barak Obama took few years ago to save the ailing American economy, saying that Nigeria must be ready to toll such line.

The Governor said, “Recession is not a crime, it’s just a notice to say that you rearrange the way you do your public expenditure. That’s what President Obama did. Yes, there was a burst in 2008 and 2009 but he was very bold enough to put public money into General Motors and even the airlines and that is what is missing in this country.

“You need to increase the capital expenditure to help companies, to help other people and even help the government to get the system out of recession. That’s the only template that works.”
Governor Ambode said the State stood in the gap for Nigeria during the period of the economic recession, assuring that his administration would continue to show leadership, demonstrate capacity and be relentless in its pursuit of excellence despite the daunting challenges.

He said the current recessionary climate not only taught some hard lessons but presented a new challenge as well as an opportunity to think outside the box to change Nigeria’s story from “business as usual” to “business unusual”.

Anthony Joshua beats Klitschko in Wembley thriller

Anthony Joshua has beaten Wladimir Klitschko with an 11th round stoppage in a thrilling heavyweight title fight in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley.

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