‘No truth in alleged manipulation of NPA’s cargo bids’
Barely one week after a cargo surveyor who is one of the bidders in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) cargo survey bid, and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Stewart Intersea, Mr Arthur Ottor, expressed his confidence in the management of the federal agency to select competent bidders....
Three feared killed, six injured as suspected herdsmen attack Delta farmers
Three persons were feared killed while six others sustained injuries as a group suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked Emuhu community in Ika South local council of Delta State at the weekend .
Government denies plans to shut Abuja airport for 18 weeks
The Federal Government yesterday denied that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) runway repairs would last for 18 weeks, contrary to the six weeks earlier announced.
Malaria drugs don’t cause kidney damage, say pharmacists
The social media was dominated last week by reports that some anti-malarial drugs, Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies (ACTs) cause kidney damage. There was even a list of such medicines that allegedly caused kidney damage.
National Assembly may pass 2017 budget before May
The 2017 Appropriation Bill may be passed before May 2017.Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje, who disclosed this yesterday warned heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to desist from the practice of “mopping up” of funds at the end of March, 2017.
CBN pegs N360 to one dollar at retail market
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday approved an exchange rate of N360 to the United States dollar in line with its liberalisation policy for the retail segment unveiled five weeks ago. During the period, the apex bank committed nearly $2 billion in the foreign exchange...
NNPC recovers $202m from crude swap under-deliveries
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recovered $202 million outstanding obligations from AITEO Group.The Group General Manager (GGM), Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Ndu Nghamadu, confirmed the payment yesterday in Abuja.
House of Reps to investigate fuel subsidy from 2012
The House of Representatives yesterday announced that it would begin a fresh investigation into the petroleum subsidy regime from 2012 to May 2016.The Chairman, House ad hoc committee on the review of petroleum pump price, Nnana Igbokwe.....
Saraki not owner of imported N298m SUV, says importer
An importer, Tokunbo Akindele, yesterday declared that the controversial N298 million sports utility vehicle seized by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for being found with fake documents was not for Senate President Bukola Saraki.