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For today, July 19 2016:


Low patronage threatens local meter production

Manufacturing companies in the country say they are on the verge of losing over N50 billion invested in the production of smart meters due to low patronage by electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) and lack of credit from banks. READ MORE

Buhari urges judiciary to join fight against graft

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the judiciary to join the executive arm of government in the fight against corruption.The president threw the challenge at an international workshop on, “The Role of the Judiciary in the Fight Against Corruption,” organised by the National Judicial Institute, (NJI), in collaboration with the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes, (UNODC) and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

National Assembly moves against Land Use Act

A constitutional amendment is in the works at the National Assembly to repeal the 1978 Land Use Act in order to remove contentious areas. It is taking this step to make land easily accessible to Nigerians, according to Senate President Bukola Saraki.



DIKIBO, BOLA IGE: Police to rearrest main suspects

LAGOS—FOLLOWING the reopening of investigation into the murder of the former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige and ex-Deputy National Chairman (South-South) of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Aminasoari Dikibo, police authorities have commenced moves to re-arrest some of the principal suspects in the unresolved murders. READ MORE

WAR ON CORRUPTION: Delay tactics by judiciary officers hampering progress —BUHARI

ABUJA—President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, expressed worry over the delay tactics adopted by judicial officers and lawyers to stall progress in the dispensation of justice, especially in the ongoing fight against trials of corruption suspects.

FG not tackling woes of oil communities – Dogara

ABUJA — SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, accused the Federal Government of not taking steps to address  agitations of oil producing communities in the country.



Buhari, Mark, Nnamani meet over Senate tension

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with some ex- leaders of the National Assembly. Two meetings were held at the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. At the Villa were former Senate Presidents David Mark and Ken Nnamani, former House of Representatives Speaker Aminu Bello Masari (now Katsina State governor) and Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) Senator  Ita Enang.

Sen. Tinubu seeks police protection over Melaye’s threat

Aggrieved women yesterday turned out in large numbers in Ondo and Lagos states in protest against Senator Dino Melaye for “threatening Senator Oluremi Tinubu” at the Senate last Tuesday. READ MORE

Three dead, 10 injured in gas explosion

A survivor of a fire, which resulted from gas cylinder explosion, Juliet Chimobi, has said she escaped death because she refused to enter the house after the explosion.



Watch out for this suspected ATM fraudster, EFCC warns Nigerians

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has raised the alarm about the activities of identity thieves and automated teller machine fraudsters in the country. It has also urged Nigerians to be more careful when carrying out transactions via ATMs and to avoid disclosing their Personal Identification Numbers to others. READ MORE

How Agbele bought N1.3bn houses for Fayose – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has made a breakthrough in the alleged corruption case against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and his associate, Mr. Abiodun Agbele. READ MORE

Alleged SAN’s bribe: EFCC to prosecute retired judge, Yunusa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to charge suspended Federal High Court judge, Justice Mohammed Yunusa, who the National Judicial Commission recently recommended for retirement.



Blackout escalates as power sector faces more challenges

Stakeholders in the power industry say the power sector has been unable to meet the needs of its customers because of the chain of challenges facing the sector. READ MORE

FG diversification drive wobbles as investors seek policy clarity

As Nigeria undergoes transition from oil producer to a more diversified field economy, the quality of its economic management teem and the strength of its fiscal and monetary institutions are being scrutinised, Businessday interactions with stakeholders show.

Militants strike at heart of Nigeria's oil industry

When Edafa, a former militant from Nigeria's restive oil-rich Delta, joined a government-funded programme to train as welder in Malaysia, he dreamt of setting up his own buisness. But after three years of joblessness and frustration, e is now using his skills to blow oil pipelines.

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