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Fuel scarcity looms as Nupeng threatens nationwide strike

Scarcity of petroleum products looms across the country as the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers threatens to embark on a nationwide strike with effect from Wednesday when a 72-hour deadline issued to the Federal Government expires. The General Secretary of NUPENG, Mr. Elijah Okougbo, said in a communiqué  issued by the union […]

Foreign firms withhold credit lines from Nigerian airlines

March 12, 2012 by OYETUNJI ABIOYE  As a result of their failure to honour financial obligations to foreign firms, Nigerian airlines are currently in dire straits as they are increasingly finding it difficult to get fresh credit facilities, OYETUNJI ABIOYE writes Nigerian airlines’ credit rating overseas has been in continuous decline, investigation by our correspondent […]

Kidnappers of Italian, Briton demanded $6.5m – Report

Kidnappers of Italian, Briton demanded $6.5m – ReportMarch 12, 2012 by Agency Reporter 20 Comments The plans to free two Western hostages were well underway when they were killed during a  failed rescue bid in Nigeria, a spokesman for the kidnappers told the Mauritanian  news agency ANI. According to AFP, the spokesman for a splinter […]

Picture: Father of three killed by gunmen buried in Lagos

Father of three killed by gunmen buried in LagosMarch 12, 2012 by Eniola Akinkuotu  Odunayo Oniyide, a 41-year-old employee of Joined Pomat Ltd., was on February 29, 2012, killed by gunmen in Ayobo, Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt that the deceased was on his way home when he was accosted by the men. A friend […]

Pictures: Suicide bombers kill 8-yr-old, 10 others in Jos church

Suicide bombers kill 8-yr-old, 10 others in Jos churchMarch 12, 2012 by Jude Owuamanam, Jos  An eight-year-old boy and 10 others were  killed on Sunday when suicide bombers attacked St. Finbarr’s Catholic Church, Rayfield, Jos, Plateau State. One of the bombers died in the blast while another, who barely survived, was mobbed and killed by […]

Opinion:Good customer service: Albatross of Nigerian airlines

Poor customer services from airlines to passengers have been the major complaint of air travellers. CHIKA GOODLUCK-OGAZI writes that this challenge should be addressed to bring growth to the aviation industry. CUSTOMER service is one of the greatest assets for airlines in today’s competitive environment. There are many factors that can help an airline to […]

Letter – Re: 17,000 ghost workers in PHCN

SIR: We read with astonishment your story “Ghost workers in PHCN” The Guardian, March 5, 2012) because the entire story does not in any way state the fact on the biometric verification conducted by Creative HR Solution (a consultant) on the status of PHCN employees. It is untrue that 17,000 ghost workers were detected during […]

15 years after creation, Ekiti gets own law

  GOVERNOR Kayode Fayemi at the weekend signed into a law a bill on the first edition of the laws of Ekiti State, finally freeing the state from its 15-year-long appendage to Ondo State. Signing the bill into law at the first “Ekiti State Justice Week” held at the High Court premises in Ado-Ekiti, the […]

ACN asks Jonathan to reject naming of Maitama Extension after him

PLANS to name Maitama District Extension after President Goodluck Jonathan has been faulted by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), which asked him to reject it. The party said the move was a “poisoned chalice”, which the President should not drink from. In a statement issued in Lagos yesterday by ACN National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji […]

Reps’ panel begins hearing on capital market

SEC okays amendment to listing rules THE House of Representatives will tomorrow begin public hearing on the state of the Nigerian capital market. Meanwhile, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) also announced at the weekend that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved its proposed amendments to listing rules. Chairman of the House of Representatives […]

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