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2 kidnapped Chinese construction workers rescued in Ebonyi


Two Chinese workers kidnapped by suspected herdsmen at a construction site at Ivo River, at the boundary area between Ohaozara and Ivo Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State, have been rescued by the police. This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Loveth Odah, a Deputy Superintendent of Police. She said that the victims were rescued ...

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Stakeholders raise alarm as CBN increases mortgage banks’ capital


Stakeholders in Nigeria’s housing sector have expressed worry over the fate of the nation’s Primary Mortgage Banks (PMBs) following the N13 billion new capital requirements set for them by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Their anxiety stems from the fact that most of the primary mortgage institutions are still struggling to cope with the previous N2.5billion capital base, which ...

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Two Chinese men kidnapped at construction site in Ebonyi by masked gunmen


The Police Force reported that gunmen have abducted two Chinese nationals from a construction site in southeast Nigeria. According to Loveth Odah, spokesperson of the Police in Ebonyi, the victims are Messrs Sun Zhi Xim and Wang Qinghu, employees of Tonyi Chinese Group of Companies. Odah said the armed men, who concealed their identities by wearing masks, abducted the Chinese ...

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Court sentences Labourer to 5 years in prison for stealing electric wire


An Upper Area Court 1 sitting in Kaswan Nama, Jos, on Friday sentenced a 25-year-old labourer, Etop Sunday to five years in prison for stealing electric wires and ceiling fan belonging to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The Judge, Lawal Suleiman, convicted Sunday after he pleaded to conspiracy, trespass, office breaking, mischief, and theft. READ ALSO: Bricklayer jailed ...

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AfDB okays $70 million loan for road project in Ebonyi


The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project. It also said that the bank group’s funding would cover ...

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Workers protest waterworks shutdown in Kwara


Waterworks across Kwara state have been shut down following a protest embarked upon by staff of the State Water Corporation. The workers, who took to the streets in Ilorin on Wednesday were protesting non-remittance of deductions from their salaries for cooperative unions and National Housing Fund under the supervision of the Federal Mortgage Bank. The protesters under the aegis of ...

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Landlord raises alarm over threat to life by land racketeers


A 68-year-old retired civil servant has alarmed policemen over alleged attempt on his life by suspected land scammers after he thwarted their plans to sell off his property using forged title documents. Abubakar Zira had written petitions to the Inspector General of Police, the FCT Minister, the Director-General DSS and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman calling for ...

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Telecoms operators warn NCAA over threat to demolish 7,000 masts


The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria has warned the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over its threat to demolish over 7,000 telecommunications mast in the country. The Chairman of ALTON, Gbenga Adebayo, gave the warning on Wednesday in Lagos on the sideline of the: “Vanguard Economy Forum on Telecoms.” Adebayo said any site brought down illegally and without ...

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World Bank partners Kaduna Govt. to boost Agriculture

World Bank

The World Bank, in collaboration with the Kaduna State Ministry of Agriculture, has organised a one-day sensitisation programme aimed at boosting agricultural production, especially at the grassroots. The meeting, tagged; Agro-processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support Project (APPEALS) was held at New Choice Auditorium, Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area (LGA). Mr. Yahaya Aminu, the Project Coordinator, said the objective of ...

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Buhari inaugurates reconstructed Ayinke House

Ayinke House

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday unveiled the newly reconstructed Institute of Maternal and Child Health popularly known as Ayinke House located within the premises of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja, describing it as a critical and timely intervention by the State Government in the health sector. Ayinke House, which is Nigeria’s biggest Maternity Hospital, was upgraded from an ...

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