Rotimi Amaechi Signs Lagos-Ibadan, Calabar-Port Harcourt Rail Lines
Honourable Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, flanked by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Sabiu Zakari (left); Managing Director, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, Jack Li, right, and Director, Legal Services in the Ministry, Mrs. Uche Okoro, second right, during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding for... Read more
Army’s Operation Crocodile Smile Arrests Suspected Oil Thieves In Niger Delta
Troops of the 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, currently on the ‘operation crocodile smile’ simulated training exercise in the Niger Delta region on Sunday bumped into crude oil stealing enclaves where suspected oil thieves were arrested. The troops who were boarding gunboats as well as speedboats also arrested some individuals... Read more
Nigerian Govt Approves New Mining Roadmap, Renames Solid Minerals Ministry
The Federal Executive Council has approved a new roadmap for the growth and development of the nation’s mining sector and the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals. The ministry will now be known as Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. The Minister of Mines and Steel... Read more
Facebook To Welcome More Nigerian Languages – Mark Zuckerberg
The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has pledged to use more Nigerian languages in offering services on Facebook. Zuckerberg, who is currently on a business visit to Nigeria, made the promise at a meeting with software developers and ICT entrepreneurs on Wednesday in Lagos. He said the social media... Read more
Bayelsa Had Highest Petrol Price In Nigeria In July – NBS
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says Bayelsa recorded the highest price of N165 per litre in the sale of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol in July. This is contained in the PMS Price Watch report released by the NBS on Wednesday in Abuja. The report... Read more
Former Bayelsa Gov. Sylva’s Loyalist Arrested In Bayelsa
Jonah Okah, a loyalist of the All Progressives Congress’ governorship candidate, Timipre Sylva, has been arrested by the police in Bayelsa State. It was immediately unclear why he was arrested. But his colleagues suspected the arrest may be connection with his recent posts on FaceBook, criticising the governor of... Read more
7 Dead In Zamfara Boat Mishap
Rescue workers are searching for seven passengers who are believed to have drowned in Gumi river in Zamfara during a boat mishap, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Senior District Head of Gumi Emirate, Bala Gamo, said on Wednesday that the mishap occurred on Tuesday. He said... Read more
Sergio Aguero Set To Miss Manchester Derby After Receiving FA Misconduct Charge On Winston Reid
  Sergio  Kun Aguero is set to miss the Manchester derby after he was charged with violent conduct by the FA yesterday. The Manchester City striker elbowed West Ham’s Winston Reid during Sunday’s 3-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium. Referee Andre Marriner was only a few yards away from... Read more
Rivers Gov. Wike Suspends 4 Commissioners, Head Of Service
Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Wednesday suspended four commissioners, Head of Service and Special Adviser on Lands for three months. Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, announced this in a statement in Port Harcourt. The governor did not state the reason for the suspension.... Read more
Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Hit 17.1 % In July
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says that Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased to 17.1 per cent in July from 16.5 per cent in June. A report released by the NBS in Abuja on Wednesday said the CPI, which measures inflation, was 0.6 per cent points higher from... Read more