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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday inaugurate the new Baro River Port in Niger State, which has just been completed by the Federal Government at a cost of N6 billion. Mr Tayo Fadile, General Manager in charge of Corporate Affairs, National Inland Waterways Authority, made this known in Lokoja on Thursday. Fadile said that the port was built by CGCC Global Project Nigeria Ltd. According to him, the new port is fitted with a Mobile Harbour Crane, Transit shed and an Administrative block. “It is also equipped with facilities such as water hydrant system, water treatment plant, reach stacker, 100KVA power generating set and three forklifts of various tonnages, among others. “Baro Port is one of the river ports being built by the Federal Government to support the dredging of the Lower River Niger project. “The Baro river port is expected to create at least 2,000 direct jobs and hundreds of thousands indirect jobs. “It will help keep off the road several heavy duty trailers and trucks, thereby extending the life span of our roads,’’ Fadile said in a statement. He said that NIWA had started upgrading the road network linking the port.

Written by on 17 January 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday inaugurate the new Baro River Port in Niger State, which has just been completed by the Federal Government at a cost of N6 billion. Mr Tayo Fadile, General Manager in charge of Corporate Affairs, National Inland Waterways Authority, made this known in Lokoja on Thursday. Fadile said that the […]

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Buhari’s campaign coordinator returns to PDP in Akwa Ibom

Written by on 17 January 2019

The Akwa Ibom State Coordinator of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign group, Ignatius Edet, on Wednesday defected with over 5,000 members of the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party. Edet, a former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, returned to the PDP at the inauguration of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s re-election campaign in Uyo, […]

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Jos soldier dies from Lassa fever

Written by on 17 January 2019

Major General Nuhu Angbazo, General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Nigeria Army Rukuba, has directed that Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos, Plateau, be fumigated. The directive was given following the death of a non-commissioned senior officer in the cantonment from Lassa fever. The Division made the disclosure on Thursday in a statement by Maj. Ikechukwu Eze, Acting […]

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Gabon: Resign if you have political ambitions -Buhari tells soldiers

Written by on 9 January 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday asked military officers harbouring political ambitions to resign or stick to their professional responsibilities of protecting the territorial integrity of the country. The President, who noted that democracy had come to stay, added that it was the surest way to guarantee peace and stability in governance. Buhari was reacting to […]

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Bus driver rapes 78-year-old woman in Lagos

Written by on 8 January 2019

A commercial bus driver, Jelili Lawal, has been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly raping a 78-year-old woman in the Adeniyi Jones area of Ikeja, Lagos State. The septuagenarian, who was going to Ketu area of Lagos, was said to have missed her way before the 41-year-old Lawal offered […]

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Buhari should have mercy on university student and not ASSU

Written by on 8 January 2019

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday begged President Muhammadu Buhari to show mercy on helpless students currently bearing the brunt of the ongoing strike. The union said Buhari had the capability to resolve the lingering issues between it and the Federal Government for students to continue with their academic activities forthwith. ASUU has […]

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Oyo State PDP campaign is taken to Akala’s hometown by Fayose, Makinde, Akinjide and others

Written by on 8 January 2019

Former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, ex-Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, and a former Deputy Senate Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, took the campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Oyo State, Mr. Seyi Makinde, to former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala’s hometown of Ogbomoso on Monday. Alao-Akala was elected […]

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Arsenal host Man United in Football Association Cup 4th round

Written by on 8 January 2019

The FA Cup’s two most successful ever sides will meet in the fourth round as Arsenal host Manchester United in the last 32. Premier League champions Manchester City are at home to Burnley, while Tottenham face a tough trip to Crystal Palace. Holders Chelsea have an easier task with Sheffield Wednesday or Luton to travel […]

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Aisha Buhari must explain what has happened to cabal — Says Fayose

Written by on 7 January 2019

A former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday queried President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, over what had happened to the cabal that she alleged had hijacked her husband and prevented him from performing in office. Fayose, who is the South-West coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, said Aisha would […]

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