CAN issues last warning over Boko Haram bombings

CAN issues last warning over Boko Haram bombings

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor on Wednesday said Christians may be forced to order its members to react to bombings and shootings targeted at them by the Islamist terrorist sect, Boko Haram. “The church leadership has hitherto put great restraint on the restive and aggrieved millions of Nigerians, but […]

Boko Haram: Man arrested for supplying bomb making chemicals

Boko Haram: Man arrested for supplying bomb making chemicals

A man accused of supplying bomb making chemicals to the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, has been detained by the State Security Service (SSS) in the Northern city of Kano. Kano State SSS Director, Mr. Bassey Etteng, said the suspect identified as Mallam Ayuba Usman, is believed to be linked to the Boko Haram any […]

CBN amendment bill scales second reading

CBN amendment bill scales second reading

An amendment (to the CBN Act2007) seeking to reduce the powers of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday passed through second reading at the Federal House of Representatives. The amendment, if it makes it through, will prevent the CBN, its governor and other key officials from spending without appropriation by the National Assembly. […]

CBN blames NSE, SEC for capital market woes

CBN blames NSE, SEC for capital market woes

The collapse of the Nigerian stock market and the attendant problems are traceable to the regulatory authorities, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), he Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said. Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, Deputy Governor of the apex bank in charge of financial system stability, who accused the […]

Labour warns of another strike over minimum wage

Labour warns of another strike over minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) has warned that it may be forced to embark on another round of strike over the failure of some states to implement the new minimum wage. President of the NLC, Comrade Adulwaheed Omar, in his May Day address at the Eagle Square, Abuja challenged the Nigerian workers to be on the […]

CAN, ACF, JNI condemn attack

CAN, ACF, JNI condemn attack

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, and the umbrella association of Muslim organisation in the country- the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, have denounced last Sunday’s killing of Christian worshipers at both the Bayero University Kano, BUK, and Gombe State University, Gombe and called on government to arrest and prosecute the culprits. The two associations made this […]

11 killed as police chief escapes bomb attack

11 killed as police chief escapes bomb attack

But for providence, the Taraba Police Commissioner, Mr. Maman Sule, would have been one of the victims of a deadly bomb attack on Monday. About eleven people were confirmed dead while another twenty were injured in the attack believed to have targeted the police commissioner. The Taraba police boss confirmed that he narrowly escaped death […]

Police defuse bomb in Kano varsity

Police defuse bomb in Kano varsity

The timely intervention of the Nigerian Police prevented what could have been another bloody day in the ancient city of Kano in Northern Nigeria as a time bomb placed close to a mosque was defused. The bomb was discovered at the new campus of the Bayero University of Kano, the same institution whose old campus […]

ECOWAS nations urged to step up fight against money laundering

ECOWAS nations urged to step up fight against money laundering

Member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have been advised to step up efforts in the fight against the money laundering and terrorism financing in the sub-region. The Inter- Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa, (GIABA) which made this call at the annual briefing session for ECOWAS Ambassadors […]

NTDC to attract $200 billion investment from ATM

NTDC to attract $200 billion investment from ATM

Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) said it has embarked on fresh marketing strategy that could attract an investment of about $200 billion. Speaking at the ongoing Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Director General of NTDC, Otumba Olusegun Runsewe, said the major areas to be marketed include the hospitality, transportation, Eco […]