Russia and Nigeria has signed agreements on construction and operation of a Nuclear Power Plant and a Research Center housing a multi-purpose nuclear research reactor on the territory of Federal Republic of Nigerians. The parties also signed a roadmap for cooperation in the field of peaceful usage of nuclear technologies. On behalf of Rosatom the documents were signed by Anton Moskvin, Vice president for Marketing and Business Development of Rusatom Overseas (a part of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom). Mr. Simon Pesco Mallam, Chairman of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission signed in behalf of Nigeria. "The development of nuclear technologies will allow Nigeria to strengthen its position as one of the leading countries of the African continent. These are the ...
The notorious crook who allegedly stole hard currency including jewellery, laptops and other valuables worth millions of naira from the mansion of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi in Asaba, Delta state has been nabbed. BigPen Online learnt that the police in Delta state who arrested the kingpin are also investigating his involvement in series of burglary incidents that took place in residence of high profile personalities in Asaba, Owerri, Makurdi and Enugu metropolis. State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim Zanna who confirmed the development in a statement on Monday said the Delta State Police Command, with effective collaboration of the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team on 24 Tuesday, October, 2017 arrested one Emeka Ezeonyi, aged 18yrs old for the alleged crime. He said that the susp
President Muhammadu Buhari has given the go ahead to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission to proceed with the probe of the sacked Secretary to the Government of the Federation,Babachir Lawal and the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Lawal. According to a statement by the Presidency on Monday night, Buhari in giving the go ahead, said he remain committed to the Rule of Law and will not shield anyone from investigation. The statement, endorsed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Buhari, Malam Garba Shehu, said after the President’s administrative action, all other actions will be taken by relevant government agencies. Shehu added: “The position of the President th
Protesting Ijaw youths.under the auspices of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Local Content Board of what it described as internal colonialism in favour of Nigerian oil bloc owners to the detriment of Niger Delta host communities. In a protest letter to the President of the IYC, Eric Omare, a copy of which was made available to BigPen Online on Sunday, the protesters mainly IYC clan executive members of Gbaramatu, Ogbe-Ijoh, Diebiri, Ogulagha, Iduwini, Kou and Egbema Clans in Delta State, parts of Bayelsa and Edo States, condemned and expressed their total dissatisfaction with what they termed ‘’internal colonialism’’ of Niger Deltans in the oil and gas industry. The protesting IYC clan executive members led
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sacked the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke. This was announced on Monday in a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina. Adesina said the development followed Buhari’s study of the report of the panel headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), which investigated allegations against Lawal and Oke. Adesina said in the statement that in the place of Lawal, Boss Mustapha has been appointed as the SGF. Mustapha’s appointment takes immediate effect. The statement added: “President Buhari also approved the recommendation to terminate the appointment of Ambassador Oke, and has further approve
Foremost Ijaw Youths Council, IYC has expressed dismay over the views of former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon over the raging argument on restructuring, saying that the reason advanced by the Ex-Military leader that Nigeria's restructuring is not possible due to the ethnic plurality in the Country lacked all moral and historical objectivity. The group in a statement by its factional President, Barr. Roland Oweilaemi Pereotubo, said "has Gen. Gowon forgotten so easily that Nigeria was well restructured in the 60s before the military toppled the Government of Alhaji Tafawa Balewa and recolonised the Country with its inimical unitary decree? "In the 1960 and 63 Independent and Republican Constitutions, even a pupil in primary school today knows that there was a restruc
Founder of The God's Ministry church in Warri, Delta State, Evangelist Samson Mamamu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the proceeds of recovered looted funds to develop all the regions in the country. Mamamu who made the call at the end of a five-day 41st Annual Spiritual Convention of the church held at Salvation City, Benet Highland, specifically, urged President Buhari to use the recovered loots to build roads and bridges in all the local council areas of the country yearly. He said these bridges and roads would improve the standard of living off the people adding that it would also bring socio- economic development to the region. “Nigeria is a very big country with a population of about 170 million people and we wish to humbly suggest to Mr President that tw
The group, Foundation fir Human Rights and Anti-corruption Crusade, (FOHURAC) has faulted the decision of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division affirming the ruling of the Federal High Court for the forfeiture of High Chief Government Ekpemupolo's (a.k.a Tompolo) property. National President of the group, Alaowei Cleric said that it disagreed with the verdict because the law that empowered the EFCC to seize the property of an accused person for failure to attend court is inconsistent with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The statement read in part; "The Constitution empowers every Nigerian whether an accused or not to own and acquire immovable property anywhere in the Country. "The same Constitution also said an accused is a free man until proven guilty.
The police in Ebrumede, near Warri, Delta State has gunned down three suspected armed robbers during an ensued gun duel. It was learnt that a Police Patrol Team led by one Insp. Yaya from the Ebrumede Police Divisional in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state killed the suspects at about 9:45pm on Tuesday October 24. The suspect, our source said were operating with a tricycle with Registration Number: GUE822QA at the time when they sighted the Police Patrol Team and opened fire but were quickly repelled. BigPen Online learnt that in the ensuing confrontation, the police gunned down three suspects in an exchange of fire while one escaped along express road near the popular Effurun roundabout. The Police however recovered from the suspects, two locally pistols, two live ammuni...
Two suspected robbers who trailed their victim from a bank after a withdrawal of money have met their waterloo in Asaba, Delta State capital. BigPen Online gathered that the suspects were apprehended by a combined team of police operatives and vigilante at Ogbe-ogonogo market, Asaba. The suspects, namely Sunday Aguelobi,aged 26yrs and Obumeka Ononogbo, 25yrs, both of Umuomi Ngwo, Uguta II, Imo State had trailed one Abies Erhahon, 32yrs of DLA Road, Asaba, from First Bank, Illah road, Asaba, where she had gone to withdraw money to Ogbe-ogonogo market. Police says the suspects broke into the victim's car and stole her handbag containing the sum of Two hundred and forty thousand naira (N240,000.00), when she went inside the market to buy a few things. State Commissio...