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A Country that depend only on Crude Oil- Nigeria Spent N813bn on Sugar, Wheat, Others in 2013

•   Importation of rice, toothpicks, furniture gulps N100bn in first quarter The federal government spent a total of $4 billion (N813 billion) in 2013 on items which are currently being produced or could be competitively produced in the country. The amount spent on six items including rice, sugar, wheat, fish, furniture, milk and textiles in…

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Most Parts of North-east Remain Susceptible to Boko Haram Attacks, Says Lawmaker

Boko Haram insurgents The representative of Hawul and Askira-Uba in the House of Representatives, Hon. Jubrin Satumari, has raised the alarm that many towns and villages in the North-east are susceptible to attacks by Boko Haram insurgents as the military presence was highly concentrated in major towns with little protection for distant and remote communities…

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Sabotage:Pipeline explosion kills 12 in Bayelsa explosion occurred during a Joint Investigation Visit

Apipeline explosion, yesterday, claimed lives of 12 people along the Tebidaba-Azuzuama trunk line belonging to Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Azuzuama Community of Southern Ijaw LocalGovernment Area of Bayelsa State. The deadly explosion occurred during a Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) for the official clamping of a spillage site along the route of the Agip pipeline.…

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Nyako’s trial hits a brick wall: ‘Two EFCC’s key witnesses against ex-Adamawa governor die after giving evidence’

— Bail to ex-Adamawa governor, others threat to witnesses — EFCC— Court grants Nyako, son, others N1.4bn bail A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, admitted to bail a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, his son, Abdulaziz and two others standing trial for alleged N40 billion money laundering charge. That was about…

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Fuel crisis looms in Lagos, Delta, Rivers …as NUPENG issues fresh strike notice

Anxiety over the availability of petroleum products has heightened in some states in the southern part of the country as members of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) commence indefinite solidarity strike.NUPENG members from Warri, Lagos and Port Harcourt zones agreed at a rally in Warri, Delta State yesterday to commence…