* Why we want to monitor social media accounts of prominent Nigerians — FG (DailyTrust) * Mining: Fed Govt to spend N20b on exploration (Nation)

*  Why we want to monitor social media accounts of prominent Nigerians — FG (DailyTrust)     *      Mining: Fed Govt to spend N20b on exploration (Nation)


Why we want to monitor social media accounts of prominent Nigerians — FG (DailyTrust)  

The Federal Government will soon begin to monitor posts on social media by notable Nigerians in order to checkmate hate speeches. Defence Minister Mansur Dan-Ali disclosed this to State House reporters on Thursday after a meeting President Muhammadu Buhari held with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Read more

Mining: Fed Govt to spend N20b on exploration (Nation)

The Federal Government plans to spend N20b more on data exploration, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development Dr Kayode Fayemi has said. The money, he said would employed to further generate information on other aspects of exploration which has been a major challenge in the sector. He also revealed that the government has paid for and retrieved arial survey that was conducted years ago, but was not paid for by previous governments, that can now be used by mining investors. Read more

$1.1bn Malabu scam: Adoke’s suit can’t shield him from prosecution, Malami tells court (Punch)

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), on Thursday insisted that his predecessor, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), must face trial for alleged crimes bordering on the $1.1bn Malabu transaction preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Read more

FERMA commences direct labour works along Abuja-Keffi road (DailyTrust)

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has commenced direct labour works along Abuja-Keffi road. Managing Director of the agency, Engr. Nuruddeen Rafindadi, who was on inspection of ongoing works at Kugbo, on the road, said the work would be on weak sections including shoulders of the road. Read more

APC panel proposes power devolution (Nation)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) panel on restructuring has recommended devolution of power to states and the scrapping of local governments as a tier of government. It recommended resource control, state police, independent candidacy and merger of states. Panel chairman and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai submitted its report to National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun in Abuja yesterday. Read more

Suspected herdsmen kill police officer, one other in Benue (Punch)

Two persons including a policeman have been killed by suspected herdsmen in the troubled Guma local government area of Benue State. Guma and Logo council areas had been under severe attacks of herdsmen since the new year. The incident was said to have occurred between Wednesday and early hour of Thursday. Read more

Election year will not slow down governance in Lagos – Ambode (DailyTrust)

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has allayed the fears in some quarters that the electioneering activities in 2018 might slow down the tempo of infrastructural development being witnessed across the state, assuring that his administration would complete all ongoing projects and implement new ones.   Read more

$1.3b NNPC cash: I acted on Jonathan’s instructions, says Diezani (Nation)

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke yesterday said she acted on the instructions of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in directing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to release $1.3billion to the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). She said it was not within the power or discretion of any minister to question or disregard the written directive of a president. Read more

NSCDC arrests man, 56, over diversion of prepaid metres (DailyTrust)

The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) yesterday paraded a 56-year-old man for alleged diversion of eight electricity prepaid metres belonging to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC). The state Commandant of the NSCDC, Muhammed Mahmoud Fari, said “On 22 January 2018 following complaints by customers, the command arrested Abiola Fasunle Musibau for diversion of eight prepaid electricity metres allocated to houses in Mararaba area of Karu LGA.” Read more

Police kick as Evans files N200m suit over seized trucks (Nation)

Suspected millionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (alias Evans), has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the release of his seized 25 Mack trucks. Through his lawyer Olukoya Ogungbeje, Evans said the trucks were seized without a court order. The lawyer said the police forcefully confiscated the trucks from Evans last June 15 without any court order. Read more

Teenagers, 11 others nabbed over rape, robbery in Gombe (DailyTrust)

The Gombe State Police Command has arrested two teenagers for allegedly defiling an under-aged daughter of their neighbour. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Obed Mary Malum, said the duo of Bashir Muhammed, 15 and Abdulmalik Abdullahi, 15, of London Maidorowa quarters were arrested alongside 11 other suspects in connection with rape, armed robbery and vandalizing electricity cables in the state. Read more

Alleged $1.1bn Malabu scam: Why Adoke must be prosecuted, by Malami (Nation)

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN) gave reasons yesterday why a Federal High Court in Abuja should not allow his predecessor’s case, challenging a pending charge against those linked with the alleged $1.1bn Malabu Oil scam. One of Malami’s predecessors, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), named with some others in a charge filed by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is challenging his inclusion as defendant in the charge. Read more

NFF signs Swedish coach, Dennerby, for Super Falcons (DailyTrust)

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has signed an agreement with top Swedish football coach, Thomas Dennerby, to take the role of Head Coach of eight-time African champions, Super Falcons. The contract also enables Dennerby to come into the job with an assistant, Mr. Jorgen Petersson, another highly experienced Swedish coach nominated by Dennerby himself. Read more

Wike, Lamido, Murray-Bruce warned against ‘reckless speech’ (Nation)

The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has cautioned Rivers State Governor Nyesome Wike, former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce against statements that can negatively inflame passions in the country. It said “reckless statements and hate speeches” by Nigerians in leadership positions could plunge the nation into internal strife or tarnish its image internationally. Read more

Attend court Feb. 5 or be returned to prison, judge tells Metuh (Nation)

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh, to attend court on February 5 or be arrested and returned to prison. Justice Abang gave the order yesterday whiling on two applications. One by Metuh’s lawyer, Okezie Ikpeazu (SAN), for adjournment on health ground and the other by prosecution lawyern Sylvanus Tahir, seeking the revocation of Metuh’s bail for allegedly being absent in court for not cogent reasons. Read more

Buhari meets security chiefs over insecurity (Punch)

President Muhamamdu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the nation’s security chiefs as part of efforts aimed at ending the spate of insecurity across the country. The meeting was held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, led the security chiefs to the meeting. Read more

‘$408b global ceramics market beckons on Nigeria’ (Nation)

Experts have argued that the quest for diversification and capital inflow from non-oil sector can be realised if the nation taps into the huge potential in ceramics manufacturing. Ceramic products, such as crockery (plates, dishes and other items) and sanitary wares, apart from their decorative look, are primarily hygienic. Read more

Obasanjo’s letter exposes corruption, nepotism in Buhari’s govt – Secondus (Punch)

The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, said in Abuja, on Thursday, that the All Progressives Congress had become a lame duck after former President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him not to seek re-election. He said that the letter also exposed the corruption and nepotism in the Buhari administration Read more

Equities lose N156b as selloff worsens (Nation)

The profit-taking trend at the Nigerian stock market entered the fourth consecutive trading session yesterday as increased open order for sale shaved off N156 billion from the market value of quoted equities. The All Share Index (ASI)- the benchmark index at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), declined by 0.99 per cent from its opening index of 43,963.40 points to close at 43,529.06 points. Read more

BoI, Finance Ministry plan NERFUND’s N17.5b loan recovery (Nation)

The Bank of Industry (BOI) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Finance on recovery of N17.5 billion loans owed by customers of the Nigeria Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND). The MoU was signed on behalf of ministry of finance by the Permanent Secretary, Mahmud Dutse, while the Managing Director, Olukayode Pitan signed on behalf of BOI. Read more

MFM FC not ready for continental football — Coach (DailyTrust)

MFM FC of Lagos Coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu, on Thursday played down the readiness of his team for the CAF Champions League, saying that the team was not prepared for the money spinning competition. Ilechukwu made the assertion while reviewing his team’s 2-1 victory over FC IfeanyiUbah at the Soccer Temple Agege Township Stadium, Lagos. Read more

Musa backs CHAN Eagles to bring home trophy (DailyTrust)

Super Eagles and Lokomotiv Plovdiv defender Muhammad Musa has expressed support for Nigeria at the ongoing CHAN tournament in Morocco, calling on the players to bring the trophy home. In a chat with Daily Trust, the former Golden Eaglets skipper noted that he’s closely following the team’s exploits and is confident that they have what it takes to handle any opposition especially now that they’ve advance to the latter stages. Read more


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