Reports from Taraba State, indicate that the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Istifanus Gbana, and his deputy have been impeached. The former speaker and his deputy were removed by 17 out of the 24 members of the Assembly. Both men did not attend Monday’s sitting.
I read with utmost interest Niyi Akinnaso’s write-up on his and others’ experiences with telecoms services in Nigeria and the double standards the providers exhibit here in Nigeria as against other countries where they operate. Like the writer rightly pointed out, our government is the major cause because of our weak regulations and monitoring of activities of “foreign investors” in Nigeria which most often end up ripping off the citizens and even the government (tax). I will also appreciate his critique of the NEPA or is it PHCN services in Nigeria.
Nigeria is spending about N365bn annually on the importation of 2.1 million metric tonnes of milled rice, the Federal Government has said. According to the government, the country is currently the largest importer of rice in the world, a development it notes as adversely affecting its agricultural sector. A document obtained by our correspondent from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture on Friday stated, “Nigeria is the largest importer of rice in the world, spending N365bn per year importing 2.1 million MT of milled rice.” The government, in a bid to reduce the nation’s import dependence, had to raise tariff on imported brown rice and finished rice, it was learnt.
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has maintained Ecclesiastical Insurance Office’s A- rating and confirmed the company has a stable outlook, insurancetimes.co.uk reported on Friday. The rating reflects the company’s strong capital position and niche competitive advantage, according to S&P. A report from the rating agency said: “The company has a strong market presence in its core business of insuring churches, independent schools, charities, and heritage properties
A former associate of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr. Richard Odusanya, on Saturday alleged that the former chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees was in charge of a killer squad that was formed under the military regime of late Gen. Sani Abacha.
The founder, Interra Networks, David Onu, tells EVEREST AMAEFULE about his call centre outsourcing business that employs 150 people and his early entrepreneurial drive
The Deputy Director, Consumer Protection Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mrs. Umma Dutse, speaks on the need to protect bank depositors from market abuse with IFEANYI ONUBA
A 16-year-old pupil of American International School, Lagos, has been confirmed kidnapped. The PUNCH had reported on Thursday that the pupil was last seen in his parents’ Sports Utility Vehicle on his way to school It had also been reported that the victim was kidnapped on Tuesday morning while going to school while the drivers’ whereabouts remained unknown.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old man suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings with his older brother has been captured by the Police. According to Reuters, the break in the case sent waves of relief through the Boston suburb of Watertown where armored vehicles roamed the streets and helicopters flew overhead through the day.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old man suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings with his older brother has been captured by the Police. According to Reuters, the break in the case sent waves of relief through the Boston suburb of Watertown where armored vehicles roamed the streets and helicopters flew overhead through the day. Residents and police officers cheered and clapped when the suspect, Dzhokhar, was caught after an exchange of gunfire with police.
Police in one western Pennsylvania town are investigating a case of bar kill: a groundhog and a grouse, both dead, tossed into a tavern by unsatisfied customers. The (Dubois) Courier-Express reports that the animals were tossed into Bill’s Bar hours apart Sunday in Brookville, about 70 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Brookville police Chief Ken Dworek tells The Associated Press that the suspects are an underage man who was refused service at the bar and another who was turned away because of “an alcohol problem.” The chief says such use of animals is a fairly common problem in Brookville.