₦17bn debt: GTBank drags 60 bank chiefs to court

    Guaranty Trust Bank has dragged no fewer than 60 top executives of 13 commercial banks to court as a pending suit between GTBank and Afex Commodity Exchange over N17bn Anchor Borrowers Programme loan lingers. The 60 executives including the chairmen, chief executive officers, directors, and company secretaries of the 13 banks are facing […]

NDLEA seizes N4bn cocaine, arrests siblings in Abia

    Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested two siblings in Abia, recovering cocaine and methamphetamine consignments worth over N4.1bn. The siblings identified as Kelechi Nwaobasi and Chinwe Nwaobasi were arrested during a special investigation conducted between June 13 and 14, 2023. A statement on Sunday by the NDLEA’s Director, Media […]

Lagos court jails two fake EFCC officials 46 years

    The Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State, has sentenced two men, Ugwu Chijioke and Ibrahim Adekunle, to a 46 years combined jail term for impersonating operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and executing a fake court order. This is according to a statement by the EFCC on its Facebook […]

FG, Labour to meet tomorrow over strike, minimum wage

The Federal Government has, through the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, NSIWC, summoned a meeting of the tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage for tomorrow, June 4. The last meeting of the committee ended abruptly on May 31. This was after the Organised Labour negotiating team walked out following the government and […]

Otti places N25m bounty on killers of 5 soldiers in Aba

    The Abia state government has placed a N25 million bounty on the killers of the 5 soldiers at Obikabia junction, Ogbor Hill, Aba. Unknown gunmen had yesterday attacked the military checkpoint and killed 5 soldiers and burnt 2 patrol vans and the checkpoint. The gunmen were alleged to have seized their rifles and […]

Breaking: Over 60,000 students have applied for loan — NELFUND

…30,000 applications successful so far …says application portal for students of state institutions opens in 3 weeks …asks state institutions to submit their students’ data The Nigerian Education Loan Fund, NELFUND said it has received over 60,000 applications from students of federal government institutions since it launched the students loan application portal. However, NELFUND revealed […]

Six things Tinubu must do to succeed — Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has listed six actions President Bola Tinubu must take if he was desirous of making a success of the responsibility of the office he currently occupies. Atiku, who was the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, offered the advice in a statement made public in Abuja yesterday. He said: […]

FG begins roll out of free 1m gas cylinders to boost clean cooking

  As part of its effort to promote clean cooking energy for families across the country, the Federal Government, FG, yesterday commenced the free distribution of gas cylinders with a target of moving at least one million homes to clean cooking gas by 2030. The programme, which is under the ‘Decade of Gas’ initiative, tagged […]

BREAKING: Kano Governor Bans Demonstrations, Orders Arrest Of ‘Student Protesters’

Abba Yusuf, the Governor of Kano State, has banned all forms of public demonstrations in the State. He imposed stringent restrictions on all public gatherings intended to protest within the state. The Governor, in a statement by his Media and Publicity Director Sanusi Bature on Wednesday, said he was exercising the authority vested in him […]