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SON reviews NIS 444-1 of 2014, blames poor cement for building collapse

SON reviews NIS 444-1 of 2014, blames poor cement for building collapse The Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Mr. Osita Anthony Aboloma, has said that cement constitutes greater percentages of causes of building collapse in the country. Speaking at the Technical Committee meeting for the review of the

Nigeria to release $1 billion to fight Boko Haram

Boko Haram:Nigerian state governors on Thursday approved the release of $1 billion from the country’s excess oil account to the government to help fight the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.The account holds foreign reserves from excess earnings from sales of crude. It currently totals $2.3 billion, according to Nigeria’s accountant general.“We

We’re born to rule, not to play opposition –PDP

PDP Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said its successful national convention has repositioned the party to reclaim leadership. The party said it was formed to rule and not to play opposition. The Akwa Ibom State Publicity Secretary of the party, Ini Ememobong,  declared this to Daily Sun yesterday. He said the emergence

Forget Biafra, Nwodo tells IPOB

Biafra: President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has restated his earlier position that it will be injurious to the Igbo to pursue self-determination and urged members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to drop their agitation and join the organisation’s quest for a restructured Nigeria.    He

Double registration: INEC indicts Kogi gov

Double registration: INEC indicts Kogi gov The Independent National electoral Commission (INEC) has indicted Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya bello, over double registration in its on-going Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). Bello currently enjoys immunity from prosecution, in accordance with the 1999 Constitution, as amended. In connection with the governor’s action, the commission has

Anambra Central: APGA ignores court order, flags off campaign

Anambra Central: APGA ignores court order, flags off campaign The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has ignored a court order on Wednesday, which ordered that Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) be sworn in as the senator to repent Anambra Central in the Eighth Senate. Unfazed by the

Fire guts Owerri auto market

Fire guts Owerri auto market The Auto parts market popularly known as New market, Owerri, Imo State, was gutted by fire late Wednesday night, less than 48 hours to the expiration date for the demolition of the market by the state government. Earlier that Wednesday afternoon, Governor Rochas Okorocha, had gone to the

Fuel queues thin out in Abuja

Fuel queues thin out in Abuja The two-week petroleum products scarcity which jolted Lagos, Abuja and other parts of the country ebbed towards the weekend, with queues at filling stations reducing substantially.  The soothing development followed the 24-hour depot and retail sales strategy adopted by the National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Filling stations visited within Abuja

Oil firms get two weeks ultimatum to remit $250m

Oil firms get two weeks ultimatum to remit $250m The House of Representatives Committee on Oil and Gas, yesterday gave 10 indigenous oil companies a  two week ultimatum to remit $250 million oil royalty to the  coffers of  the Federal Government or be ready to face the full wrath of the

Obiano’s victory, an endorsement of good governance -Okonkwo

Obiano:  Obiano’s victory, an endorsement of good governance -Okonkwo  Chief Emeka Okonkwo, is an All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) chieftain and Editor-in-Chief, Anambra Compendium. In this interview, he speaks on the need to support chief Victor Umeh for the Anambra Central senatorial election and other issues of interest.    Your party, APGA seems

Aisha Buhari empowers 1,000 youths, women in Bauch

Aisha Buhari empowers 1,000 youths, women in Bauch Wife of the President, Hajia Aishatu Buhari, through her pet project, “Future Assured”, has graduated the first batch of 1,000 beneficiaries of the women and youths empowerment programme in Bauchi State. The programme was facilitated by the Bauchi State Commission for Youths and Women

NLC president raises the alarm over missing crude

NLC president raises the alarm over missing crude President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, has raised the alarm of missing crude oil running into billions of dollars. Wabba said the monumental infraction occurred at a period the Federal Government claimed to have recorded the highest level of pipeline vandalism

Dano launches 2 new flavours

Arla Dano has launched two variants of flavoured milk powder into the Nigerian market. The newly introduced Dano flavoured milk powder which comes in strawberry and chocolate flavours were launched following consumer research that informed increasing desire for a convenient and exciting milk product among families especially kids. According to Mads

Anambra Central: Court orders Okonkwo’s swearing-in

Anambra Central: Court orders Okonkwo’s swearing-in..A Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday ordered that Dr. Obiora Okonkwo be sworn in as senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Justice John Tsoho, who delivered the judgment in the pre-election suit filed by Obiora, ordered

2019: I’m for Buhari–Osinbajo ticket –Tinubu

Election 2019

Election 2019 : Former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said his endorsement of Professor Yemi Osinbajo as President Muhammadu Buhari’s deputy remains unchanged.Reacting to a report that president Buhari may pick him as a running mate in the

Nigeria to partrner ILO on human capacity devt goals

Nigeria to partrner ILO on human capacity devt goalsNigeria would be working with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to realise the objective of its human capital development as indicated in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, who gave this indication

Suspension: SEC urges court to dismiss Oando’s application

Suspension: SECThe Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday urged the Federal High Court, Lagos, to dismiss a motion filed by Oando Plc, seeking preservative orders challenging the technical suspension imposed on its shares. The apex market regulator had placed technical suspension on trading in the shares of the oil firm on

Nigeria Customs: releases 5 suspects detained over restricted items

five suspects arrested and detained  by Nigeria Customs Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Ikeja, Lagos,  have been released on administrative bail and on health ground. The Public Relations Officer of the unit, Mr Jeremiah Attah,  who confirmed this to Daily Sun, said that though the items they were conveying were restricted items,

Non-implementation of PSC law costs Nigeria N7trn

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the amendment of Section 15 of the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) law, which none implementation has cost the nation an estimated $21billion (about N7.602trillion) in revenue to International Oil Companies (IOCs). When the Act is amended, close to $2 billion (about N700 billion) extra

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