Panic as earth tremor hits Bayelsa community

Yenagoa—Houses shook and residents were rattled late Wednesday, as earth tremor rocked Okordia clan in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The noise, it was learnt, was so loud that some residents mistook the tremor for an earth quake.Residents of Okordia clan, which is predominately a fishing and farming settlement, said they felt a…

FEC okays $242.2m World Bank loans for Lagos

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved two World Bank loans of $242.2 million (over N40 billion) for infrastructural development in Lagos State. Addressing reporters after the FEC meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, Minister of Information Labaran Maku said the first loan of $200 million from the International Development Association (IDA) was for…

Nigeria’ll implement UN Arms Trade Treaty

President Goodluck Jonathan has promised Nigeria’s commitment to the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) of April 2013. The President spoke yesterday at a three-day National Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum on Illicit Arms and Light Weapons, which opened on Monday in Abuja. Represented by the Minister of Interior Abba Moro, the President…