Ex-NHIS boss surrenders to EFCC; denies ownership of $2.1m

Ex-NHIS boss surrenders to EFCC; denies ownership of $2.1m

A former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr. Olufemi Thomas, yesterday surrendered to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for interrogation on the seized $2.1million cash. The appearance of Thomas foreclosed plans by the EFCC to declare him wanted after a three-week search. Thomas  denied ownership of the said cash and […]

Militancy: British security arrives Nigeria to train policemen nationwide

Militancy: British security arrives Nigeria to train policemen nationwide

Some British security experts have arrived the country to provide expertise training for men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force across the country. Speaking at the opening ceremony on the Special Weapon and Arms Training (SWAT) for the first batch of policemen at the Mobile Police Training College, Ila-Orangun, Osun State, the college’s commandant, […]

Corruption: NDDC spends N1.3b on Charismas parties

Corruption: NDDC spends N1.3b on Charismas parties

IN pursuit of his anti-graft crusade, President Muhammadu Buhari may have to beam his searchlight on the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. If the findings and documents obtained by Saturday Vanguard are anything to go by, the NDDC is panning out as a cesspool of corruption. The documents indicate that the agency, […]

Two Nigerians arrested in India on their way to joining ISIS

Desperate youths jumped over high barbed wire fence, thinking they had entered Pakistan

Two Nigerians arrested in India on their way to joining ISIS

PUNJAB, India  Two young Nigerians suspected to be on their way to joining the Islamic State (ISIS)  terror gang were yesterday  arrested at the volatile  India-Pakistan border  after  scaling a barbed wire fence near the  border . Alert Border Security Force (BSF) troopers apprehended  Imran Kabeer and Sani Jamiliu both from Kano  and later handed […]

Breaking: Thugs invades Okponha Community in Edo; seven wounded

Seven persons have been hospitalized after thugs invaded Okponha community in Ovia North East local government area of Edo State. The attackers, who were alleged to have come from a neighboring Ofunmwengbe community, reportedly shot sporadically in the area. Sources told The Nation that both communities have been embroiled in boundary dispute. The Chairman of […]

Kachikwu: Buhari bears no grudge against Igbos, says APC

Kachikwu: Buhari bears no grudge against Igbos, says APC

The All Progressives Congress in the South-East on Friday said the appointment of Dr. Ibe Kachikwu as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation had shown that President Muhammadu Buhari does not bear any grudge against the Igbos. Buhari got few votes in the South-East during the elections and there are insinuations […]

Buhari directs Ministry of Defence to produce weapons locally

Buhari directs Ministry of Defence to produce weapons locally

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday directed the Ministry of Defence to produce a plan for the establishment of a military industrial complex for the local production of weapons for the use of the nation’s armed forces. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President gave the […]

PDP Welcomes Fast Tracking of Clean-Up Of Ogoniland By President Buhari

…Urges Him To Match Words With Action …Says Action is in Tandem with Gov Wike’s Restoration Programme In Rivers The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State Chapter welcomes the announcement by the Presidency of fast-tracking the clean-up of Ogoniland as part of the recommendations contained in the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Report on the […]