EFCC Begins Probe Of OBJ’s $16bn Power Project, Arrests 4
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday detained two top officials of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), the company which supervised execution of the $16 billion failed power projects. The officials are Head of Finance Marvel Emefiele and Head of Compensation Eze M. C. Odigbo.... Read more
Wadume’s Crimes: Nigerian Military Panel Indicts Army Captain
There are strong indications that the panel set up by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) to look into the circumstances surrounding the killing of police detectives by soldiers of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba State, has indicted an army officer, Captain Tijani Balarabe, who allegedly ordered the killing of the policemen... Read more
NYSC Seeks Closer Ties With NFF
The Management of the National Youth Service Corps in the Federal Capital Territory has expressed a keen desire to establish closer co-operation with the Nigeria Football Federation in order to achieve its extra mandate of empowerment of the youth in the country. Speaking during a visit to the General... Read more
Shell Says Crude Set Ablaze At Kolo Creek Not From Its Operations
Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) says that the fire outbreak from a stockpile of crude in two communities in Ogbia, Bayelsa, did not come from its operations. The SPDC Media Relations Manager, Mr Bamidele Odugbesan, said this in an interview in Yenagoa on Tuesday. He said that... Read more
Nigeria: Issue of Waste Management, A Very basic Environmental Problem Still Not Being Handled Adequately–Environmentalist
From Dianabasi Effiong Comrade Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), who is also a renowned environmentalist, met with a group of about 70 young people at a training programme which underscored the importance of the Youth Roundtable on Climate Action to unlock youth innovativeness in Nigeria’s... Read more
Governor Wike Commends US Govt For Partnering With Rivers Govt On HIV/AIDS
Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday commended the United States Government for working with the state government to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Also, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Stuart Symington said that the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) administered by the... Read more
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Warns Intending Applicants Not To Pay For Employment
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday, August 25, declared that its recruitment exercise is free of any charge from prospective applicants. The Corps reiterated that its ongoing recruitment process is completely “free of charge” and executed in an equitable and transparent manner. It warned the... Read more
Gov. Wike Assures On Govt. Resolve To  Tackle Insecurity In Rivers
From Dianabasi Effiong Gov. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers  has declared that his administration is fully prepared to tackle  insecurity and will do everything  required to protect lives and property. He also declared that the State Government proscribed all Youth Groups operating in Rivers because they were hijacked by... Read more
El-Zakzaky, Wife Due Back In Nigeria
The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat will return back to Nigeria tonight, according to reports by The Nation newspaper quoting a source it described as a key leader of the Islamic sect. The newspaper said the couple will leave... Read more
NNPC/SNEPCo Cancer Machine Reduces Treatment Waiting Time By 80 Percent
From Dianabasi Effiong The new cutting-edge cancer treatment machine just installed at the National Hospital Abuja will reduce patient’s treatment waiting time from 16 minutes to two minutes, the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Jaf Momoh, said on Friday at the inauguration of the equipment by the... Read more