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2018 budget threatens refurbishment of health centres, vaccine production
The N71.11 billion allocated for capital projects in the 2018 budget may have technically knocked out the refurbishment of 10,000 primary healthcare centres (PHCs) and execution of other projects in the sector.
Ex-minister under probe over alleged $1b illicit deals
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) yesterday released a report showing how over 1.4 million illegal rosewood logs from Nigeria, worth $300 million, were laundered into China.
National Assembly investigates 26 girls’ death in Spanish warship
The National Assembly has resolved to investigate the death of 26 young Nigerian girls found in a Spanish warship on the Mediterranean en route Italy.
Chaos in Apapa as trucks, tankers, miscreants force lockdown
The lingering chaotic traffic situation on the Mile Two/Berger/Coconut axis of the Oshodi/Apapa Expressway has taken an alarming turn for the worse, no thanks to security operatives deployed to ensure free traffic flow on the dual expressway but who are now taking advantage of the situation to extorting money from tanker and truck drivers.
How ex-FCT Minister’s son paid N1.1bn for Abuja properties, EFCC tells court
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, narrated before the Federal High Court in Abuja, how Shamsudeen, son of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Bala Mohammed, allegedly paid a cumulative sum of N1.1billion to acquire properties in different parts of Abuja.
2 military officers, bank managers remanded in prison
A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, yesterday, sent two serving military officers and two female bank managers to Kuje Prisons over alleged connivance and stealing of N339 million meant for the payment of military pensions.
Recovered N13bn: Court orders forfeiture of Ikoyi flat
The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 were discovered stashed away in iron cabinets and Ghana-must-go bags in April.
Buhari returns to his office 81 days after rat invasion
About 81 days after he returned to the country from his medical trip to London, United Kingdom, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday finally returned to his main office inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari holds first meeting with Armed Forces Council
President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Armed Forces Council and ratified the National Defence Policy 2017 (Revised); Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service Officers 2017.
Ikoyi Billions: Whistle Blower Now a Millionaire, Says EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed that the “young man” who blew the whistle on the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, last April, is now a millionaire.
No Automatic Ticket for Atiku, Says PDP BoT Chair
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin, has stated that former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar will not be given an automatic ticket to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the party.
In a First, Buhari to Visit S’East Next Week, Inaugurates Armed Forces Council
For the first time since he assumed office as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday inaugurated the Armed Forces Council in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Listing IJVs could boost stock market cap by $10bn
Nigeria’s stock market could see an increase in market capitalisation to the tune of $10 billion as a result of incorporating the oil Joint Ventures (JV) and listing their assets.
Nigeria’s N85 billion used lead acid battery market eludes regulation
The local market for used lead acid batteries (ULAB) in Nigeria is worth over N85 billion but much of the activities of operators are informal and unregulated even though lead acid batteries constitute the most deadly toxic waste next to nuclear material.
Kola Aluko’s penthouse sold in New York’s biggest foreclosure auction
An ultra-luxury penthouse at the one57 tower belonging to Nigerian energy businessman Kola Aluko has been auctioned off in New York City’s biggest foreclosure sale.