Fare disparity: FG halts plan to ban foreign airlines

Fare disparity: FG halts plan to ban foreign airlines

The Federal Government has withdrawn its threat to ban foreign airlines over fare disparity to allow conclusion of investigation into the matter.   Government had threatened to ban the airlines by Wednesday should they fail to adjust their fares to tally with those charged in other countries in West Africa, especially Ghana.   A statement […]

Subsidy fraud: House wants Aganga, Mukhtar, others tried

Subsidy fraud: House wants Aganga, Mukhtar, others tried

Former Ministers of Finance, Mr. Mansur Mukhtar (2009–2010) Mr. Olusegun Aganga (2010–June, 2011), who is now Minister of Trade and Investment and the Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe may be investigated and prosecuted if the recommendation of the House of Representatives is adopted by the Federal Government.   Following the conclusion of the debate of […]

Breaking News: Bomb Explosion Hits THISDAY Abuja Office

Breaking News: Bomb Explosion Hits THISDAY Abuja Office

An explosion has torn through the THISDAY Newspaper’s office in Abuja, located at the Jabi District of the city. The incident, which occurred at about 20 Minutes ago sent the whole of ever busy district in confusion with people scampering for safety. The explosion sank the whole office building which is located opposite the main […]

Senate seeks dedicated power line to airport

Senate seeks dedicated power line to airport

The Senate on Tuesday has ordered the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) to immediately dedicate a power line to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Senate’s order was made in response to frequent embarrassing power outages at the airport, the latest being last Saturday, during which passengers of British Airways flight were unable […]

Boko Haram: Bomb factory closed

Boko Haram: Bomb factory closed

The Nigerian military on Tuesday raided another bomb factory in the suburb of Kano. The property is located in Haye Hotoron Arewa, Nassarawa Local Government Area. The Spokesman of the Joint Military Task Force (JTF), Lieutenant Ikedichi Iweha, who broke the news to journalists on Tuesday said the military raided the house in the early […]

Senate halts liquidation of NITEL, Mtel

Senate halts liquidation of NITEL, Mtel

The Senate has suspended the guided liquidation of the Nigeria Telecommunication (NITEL) and its Mobile Telecommunication (MTEL). The Senate’s position follows an earlier House of Representatives directive that the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) should suspend the planned liquidation of the two companies until investigations into the matter […]

Reps want ex-PDP chair tried over subsidy fraud

Reps want ex-PDP chair tried over subsidy fraud

The House of Representatives has approved the prosecution of the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Ahmadu Ali, who was chairman of the board of Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), from 2009 to 2011. House members unanimously approved Ali’s trial rather than a reprimand, for his alleged role in the now […]

Youths protest subsidy fraud report

Youths protest subsidy fraud report

Youths in their hundreds wearing branded T-shirts and Caps Tuesday morning stormed the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, just as the House of Representatives prepared to debate the report of the subsidy fraud report. The youths, believed to have been sponsored by those indicted by the report demanded that both the lawmakers and well meaning Nigerians […]

FG approves two power plants for Lagos

FG approves two power plants for Lagos

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday announced the construction of two emergency power plants for Lagos State to tackle the problem of power generation and distribution in the state. The president also revealed that there was on-going between the Federal Government and the state government on the allocation of two of the five new rail corridors […]

Subsidy fraud: NNPC, NUPENG, PENGASSAN deny involvement

Subsidy fraud: NNPC, NUPENG, PENGASSAN deny involvement

As the House of Representatives begin debate of the report on subsidy fraud today, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have all denied allegations of illegal withdrawal of several hundred billions of naira […]