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Confab: 3/4 majority order pitches Northern against Southern delegates

By Lawrence Olaoye Resumed debate on the desirability of the 3/4 majority for passing resolutions or otherwise at the National Conference (Confab) pitched delegates from the North against their Southern counterparts at the plenary yesterday. While conferees from both the…

Gusau express satisfaction with fight against insurgency

By Joy Baba The Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen Aliyu Gusau (rtd) has said the current operation in the north east in the fight against insurgency is going on well and government is ready to provide whatever it takes for…

Fire guts CBN building in Lagos

From Ngozi Onyeakusi, Lagos The 13-story building housing the Lagos office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) located on Customs Street on the Lagos Island was yesterday evening almost razed by fire. According to a staff of the bank,…

Boko Haram crisis displaced 250,000 people in 3 months – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, yesterday said that three million people were affected and a quarter of a million displaced by insurgency in the North-East between January and March. NEMA Director-General, Mohammad Sani-Sidi, made this known at the 7th…

CBN retains 12% lending rate

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday announced that the prevailing 12 per cent lending rate in the country had been retained. The Acting Governor of the apex bank, Dr Sarah Alade, made this known while briefing newsmen on the…

Dambatta resigns as Unity Bank board chairman

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi The Chairman, Board of Directors of Unity Bank Plc, Alhaji Nu’uman Barau Dambatta has resigned his appointment, Peoples Daily reliably learnt last night. A source close to the bank told our correspondent that the former chairman tendered…

Boko Haram: Different language, same challenge

By Joy Baba Presently, the whole of the country is clouded by fear of terrorists, championed by the Boko Haram sect and while the common masses being hunted look to the Federal Government for a way out, the Presidency and…

LG poll saga: Fracas in Nasarawa Assembly as police arrest AG

From Ali Abare Abubakar, Lafia There was pandemonium yesterday at the premises of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA), following an attempt by the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Innocent Lagi, to serve a court order restraining…

…Lawmakers direct NASIEC to announce pending results

From Ali Abare Abubakar, Lafia Meanwhile, the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) has directed the State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) to announce results of election in three local government areas earlier declared as inconclusive by the electoral body. This…

Nigerian students in Crimea to now get consular services from Russia

By Evelyn Okakwu Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ukraine, Amb. Frank Isoh, has said that Nigerians in Crimea will require a new residence permit to stay in that region which was recently absobed into Russia. Isoh, in a telephone interview with the…

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