The Minister of State for Works, Mr. Bashir Yuguda, Monday formally took over from the erstwhile Minister of National Planning Commission (NPC), Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, as the supervising minister for the commission.
Undergraduates, Others arrested for stealing N2bn from bank
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two young men who claimed to be undergraduates of the University of Jos, Isaiah Friday and Azzaior Samuel, for an alleged N2.05bn fraud. Two bureau de change operators, Salihu Mahmoud and Dan Ibrahim, were also arrested in connection with the alleged crime.
Alao-Akala backs Jonathan in PDP crisis
Former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State and thousands of his supporters have identified with President Goodluck Jonathan in the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party.
Wife, friends stab husband to death, sister alleges
A 35-year-old car dealer, Mr. Kelvin Okhire, was allegedly stabbed to death, yesterday, by his wife, Mrs. Adesuwa and his corpse was deposited at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, mortuary, Ikeja, at about 3:00p.m.
Shell Reopens Trans Niger Pipeline
Anglo-Dutch supermajor, Shell, has reopened its 150,000 barrel per day Trans Niger pipeline (TNP) in Nigeria, which had been shut for nearly two months. According to Reuters, Shell spokesperson was quoted as saying the pipeline was reopened on September 8, adding that the force majeure declared in April on Nigeria’s benchmark Bonny Light crude oil grade remained in place.
A gun attack on Washington’s naval yard has left 13 people dead sparking a massive lockdown in the nation’s capital. The violence started unfolding at 8.20am on Monday, when several shots were fired inside the southeast Washington facility.
Bangladesh: Abdul Kader Mullah gets death penalty for war
Bangladesh’s highest court sentences to death an Islamist opposition leader convicted of crimes against humanity during the 1971 war of independence.