Buhari to travel to New York for UN General Assembly on Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday depart for New York to attend the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) which officially opened September 18, 2018.

The theme for this year’s Session is: “Making the United Nations relevant to all People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.”

N7.1b fraud: Court refuses Orji Kalu's application for stay of proceeding pending hearing of appeal

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi Lagos on Thursday threw out an oral application made by former governor of Abia State Dr Orji Uzor Kalu and three others seeking a stay of proceeding or adjourned their trial sine die until the hearing of their appeal before the Court of Apeal, Abuja division.

Minimum Wage: NLC to commence nationwide strike Wednesday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) would commence a nationwide strike alongside all civil society organisations in the country next Wednesday, if the Federal Government fails to meet its demand for the tripartite committee to reconvene and complete its assignment on the new minimum wage.

FG suspends Nigeria Air indefinitely – Minister

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday, announced the suspension of the planned national carrier, Nigeria Air.

On his Twitter handle, @hadisirika, Sirika tweeted: I regret to announce that the Federal Executive Council has taken the tough decision to suspend the National Carrier Project in the interim. All commitments due will be honoured. We thank the public for the support as always.”

Recall that Nigeria Air was launched in London earlier this year with unveiling of the airline’s logo. (NAN)

How two were killed, several injured in Ekiti bank robbery

Two persons were killed and several others injured on Wednesday evening during a bank robbery in Igede-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ekiti State Police Command, Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

According to eyewitnesses, the robbers comprising male and female members shot repeatedly into the air when they arrived, causing members of the community to scamper for safety.

Ortom confirms receipt of N14.9b Paris Club refund

The Benue State Government has received N14.9 billion, its final tranche of the Paris Club refund from the Federal Government.

Governor Samuel Ortom confirmed the receipt of the fund, according to a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, on Thursday.

The governor says 80% of the funds will be used for payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities.

To that effect, a committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Engineer Benson Abounu, has been set up to work out modalities for immediate disbursement of the funds.

Court orders arrest of Senator Hope Uzodinma

A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of  Senator Hope Uzodinma, accused of issuing N200 million dud cheque.‎

Uzodinma,  a serving senator representing Imo-West, Smiec Engineering and Chemical Construction Company, Niger Global Engineering and Technical Company, were charged with alleged issuance of N200 million dud cheque to Chitex Ventures and Chima Akuzie.

211 DAYS IN CUSTODY: We’ll execute Leah Sharibu, Boko Haram warns

…kills mother of two in ‘message of blood’ video

Members of the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic sect yesterday threatened to execute Leah Sharibu over Federal Government’s long silence. This message was passed after the members, in a new video, shot a mother of two from behind.

Two Evans’ former gang members bag 41 years for armed robbery, kidnapping

Two former gang-members of the notorious kidnap Kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans have been sentenced to 41 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos.

The convicts: Kelvin Emenike Ukoh, 32 and Emeka Obasi, 33 were jailed for the kidnap of one Mr Ugoje Jude, a shipping agent, and his staff, Miss Piriye Gogo on August 3, 2012 at about 9pm, which Evans also reportedly participated in.

Agbani Darego gives birth to first child

Former Miss World, Agbani Darego, for a long time lived under prying eyes that wanted to know what was going on in her love life.

  There were various speculations that she was romantically linked with one or two important people in the society.

  However, the super model put paid to gossips when in a rather secretive manner, she eventually married her lover, Ishiaq, the son of billionaire retired army chief, Theophilus Danjuma.