US slams Nigeria: Corruption is extremely high in this country — Dep. Asst. Secretary of State

Bisa Williams is United States Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs. She is responsible for West African and African economic policy issues.Wiliams, who visited Nigeria, disclosed the US government’s position concerning Nigeria’s  2015 elections and the need for  the authorities to ensure fair and non-violent polls.She stressed, in an interview with Sunday Vanguard, the…

Gunmen attack two villages in Zamfara

By Adekunle Aliyu with Agency ReportOukolade explains military operations in BenueTwo villages in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State were attacked yesterday afternoon, killing 28 people . Also the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, on Friday said the deployment of troops to some state in the North-Central was aimed at restoring…

Ritualists’ den uncovered in Abeokuta

Hell was let lose yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, when residents of Akinremi Estate in Adigbe area of Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area, discovered another ritualists’ den. Angry youths trooped to the area and set the building ablaze.Yesterday’s discovery was, however, special as the proprietors also used to breed babies for rituals. This development…

Petroleum scarcity has political undertone – NNPC

Nigerian National Petroleum corporation NNPC, yesterday, said that the acute shortage of petroleum products especially the ‘Premium motor spirit’ witnessed throughout the nation in the past few months was caused by factors beyond the control of the corporation.The corporation said there was a political undertone to the fuel scarcity.The Executive Director, Port Harcourt operations, Engineer…