The Federal Government is organizing a workshop for stakeholders aimed at restructuring and reinvigorating Project ACT Nollywood, the N3billion grant programme established by the Federal Government to solve the main challenges impeding the growth of the Nigerian movie industry. The workshop, which is scheduled for Friday July 1, 2016,... Read more
Umahi Suspends Manifest Charges at Ebonyi Motor Parks
The Ebonyi State Government has suspended the collection of manifest charges in all motor parks in the state. Government David Umahi made this known to journalists after a closed door meeting with the Association of Mass Transit Operators of Nigeria in the Government House, Abakaliki on Tuesday. He said,... Read more
Welder, 38, To Die By Hanging Over Armed Robbery Delta
A Delta State High Court sitting at Obiaruku Judicial Division has sentenced a 38 year old Onyeka Ossai to death by hanging for armed robbery and attempted murder.   Justice Nduka Obi found the accused person guilty on the four count charge of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder,... Read more
NNPC, SNEPCo celebrate musical talents in Lagos   
The choir of the Muritala Mohammed Airport Secondary School, Ikeja – Lagos has won the just concluded 14th edition of the all Lagos secondary schools choral competition sponsored by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo). With a brilliant rendition of Sally... Read more
Toyosi Akerele – Ogunsiji to mentor Young Innovators at Oxford Africa Conference in London
Multi Dimensional Social Entrepreneur & Founder of Rise Networks, Toyosi Akerele – Ogunsiji will at the weekend engage academics, thought leaders and students in a discussion on “Business and Social Enterprise in Africa as the new Agents of Development” at the Oxford University Africa Conference in London on May 20th  at the Oxford... Read more
The Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of Eleme Local Government, Hon. Pastor Johnson Obele Nwogu (J.O.) has vowed to stem the spate of insecurity in the local government area to the barest minimum. Pastor Nwogu who was sworn in on Monday by His Excellency, Chief (Barr.) Nyesom Wike, the... Read more
  Environmental Rights Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has reported an underwater gas leak from an oil field operated by Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Kalaba, Bayelsa.   A field report signed by Mr Morris Alagoa, Head of Field Operation at ERA/FoEN made available on Monday... Read more
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has expressed sadness over the death of nine persons in a motor accident which occurred yesterday at Ezzamgbo- Abakaliki- Enugu Expressway. Umahi, in  a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Emma Anya, described the accident as very sad especially judging by the... Read more
Farmers, Environmentalists, Civil Society groups oppose Genetically Modified Maize, Cotton
A consortium of farmers, environmentalists and civil society groups have urged the Biosafety Regulatory Agency to halt the commercial introduction of Genetically Modified (GM)  Maize and Cotton.   Monsanto Agricultural Nigeria Limited has applied to National Biosafety Management Agency (NABMA) for field trial of two varieties of GM maize varieties... Read more
Soludo, Funmi Iyanda debate how to fix Nigeria’s economy at Royal African Society event
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo, and a panel of experts will share their practical solutions to Nigeria’s current economic crisis in a special event organised by The Royal African Society, in partnership with Creation TV and The Frontline Club in central London... Read more