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EFCC is Not Probing Outgoing APC Governors Amosun, Okorocha, Yari- Spokesperson

“The report is a figment of the imagination of the reporter as everything about the setting of the teams ended with the first paragraph without details of such teams being set up.” Press release: EFCC is Not Probing Outgoing APC Governors Amosun, Okorocha, Yari The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to a lead ... Read More »

Constitutional Crisis Looms As CJN’s Tenure Ends In Three Weeks

Constitutional Crisis Looms As CJN’s Tenure Ends In Three Weeks

The nation may be plunged into a constitutional crisis in about three weeks as the tenure of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Muhammad Tanko, comes to an end, Sunday Punch reports. Muhammad was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 25, 2019 following an order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal that the substantive CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, ... Read More »

I Have No Hand in Recruitment of New KWASU VC – Governor Ahmed

I Have No Hand in Recruitment of New KWASU VC – Governor Ahmed

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed says it is entirely the prerogative of the Governing Council of the Kwara State University (KWASU) to recruit a new Vice Chancellor as the incumbent’s tenure expires. Governor Ahmed, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr Muyideen Akorede, said social media claims that he was attempting to ... Read More »

Executive- Legislative Harmony Vital For Governance And Development, Says Gov Sani-Bello

…CONGRATULATES HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MEMBERS-ELECT Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has enjoined the incoming members of the State Assembly to work towards establishing a working synergy between the Legislature and the Executive. In a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace, the Governor said that the necessity of building a workable and harmonious relationship ... Read More »

How Agbele, Fayose’s Aide, Coordinated Evacuation of N1.2bn cash – Witness

How Agbele, Fayose’s Aide, Coordinated Evacuation of N1.2bn cash – Witness

The trial of Abiodun Agbele, an aide to a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, continued on March 28, 2019, with a prosecution witness narrating how he coordinated the movement of the N1.2bn slush fund, in the build-up to the Ekiti governorship election in 2014. Agbele is standing trial before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court, Abuja, ... Read More »

Alleged $40m Fraud: Jonathan’s Cousin, Azibaola Knows Fate May 27

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed May 27, 2019 to rule on the $40 million fraud case brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against Robert Azibaola, cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan. Azibaola and his company, One Plus Holdings, are facing a two-count charge bordering on money laundering, criminal breach of trust ... Read More »

How PDP Chair, Others Were Bribed With N500m-Witness

Mr. Owolanke Michael, a prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Clement Faboyode, Chairman, Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Modupe Adetokunbo, former Director-General, Goodluck Jonathan/Namadi Sambo 2015 Presidential Organisation, on Friday, March 29, 2019 told Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos how he paid the defendants the sum of ... Read More »

Wema, Chams, Zenith lead trading at Stock Exchange

Wema, Chams, Zenith lead trading at Stock Exchange

A total turnover of 2.629 billion shares worth N12.794 billion in 15,558 deals were traded during the week  ending Friday, March 29, by investors on the floor of the Exchange in contrast to a total of 1.198 billion shares valued at N12.273 billion that exchanged hands last week in 18,293 deals. The Financial Services Industry (measured by volume) led the ... Read More »

Features-UI at 70: Witness To History, By Adulwarees Solanke

Features-UI at 70: Witness To History, By Adulwarees Solanke

Last year August, the University of Ibadan clocked 70 having been established as a college in 1948. Just reflecting on my personal growth, I realize my own foundation too was laid on the soils of UI having attended it’s junior staff school, Abadina School between 1973 and 1978 exiting at primary five to start secondary school in Abeokuta, Egba High ... Read More »

Court gives green light to SERAP in suit to compel Fashola to name ‘corrupt contractors’

Court gives green light to SERAP in suit to compel Fashola to name ‘corrupt contractors’

Nigerians keen on knowing the truth about specific names of contractors that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any projects, may soon have some answers, as the Federal High Court in Lagos has given the go-ahead to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) in its suit seeking: “an order for leave to apply for an order ... Read More »

Again, Innoson talks tough against GTBank

Again, Innoson talks tough against GTBank

“…the Garnishee order absolute was against GTB and no one else; and it is only GTB and no one else that will comply with the order; in the circumstance, the order will be executed against GTB and no one else.” PRESS RELEASE THE ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENT AGAINST GUARANTY TRUST BANK We want to address the general public on the matters ... Read More »

NYSC corrects media reports on increase in corps members allowance

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has corrected media reports credited to it’s Director General, Major General Suleiman Kazaure that allowance of corps members would soon be increased. Kazaure was widely qouted in the media as giving the promise in Abuja on Friday during the swearing-in ceremony of 3,022 Batch A corps members at the FCT orientation camp. But Mrs ... Read More »

More Britons interested in moving to New Zealand after Christchurch massacre

More Britons interested in moving to New Zealand after Christchurch massacre

*Prime Minister Arden (Middle) with other mourners* The number of British citizens interested in moving to New Zealand has increased by almost 50 per cent since 50 people died in a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch. The number of applications from Britain jumped from 505 to 753 – a 49 per cent increase – in the 10 days after the attack ... Read More »

TAX HOLIDAY: APPEAL COURT DISMISSESS NLNG’S CASE AGAINST NIMASA

TAX HOLIDAY: APPEAL COURT DISMISSESS NLNG’S CASE AGAINST NIMASA

…ORDERS GAS FIRM TO CONTINUE PAYING MARITIME LEVIES The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, on Friday, March 29, set aside the judgement of the Federal High Court, which had exempted the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) from levies payable to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) under the NIMASA Act, Cabotage Act, Marine Environment (Sea Protection Levy) ... Read More »

Corps members’ allowance will be increased soon- Kazaure

Corps members’ allowance will be increased soon- Kazaure

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, General Suleiman Kazaure Friday, March 29, assured that the federal government will soon increase the allowance paid corps members. Speaking in Abuja during the swearing-in ceremony of 3,022 Batch A corps members into the FCT orientation camp, he said all hope was not lost as the scheme was waiting for the ... Read More »

Ndume still in the race for Senate Presidency, says Borno group

Ndume still in the race for Senate Presidency, says Borno group

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI A group of Concerned Borno Stakeholders (CBS) have week end debunked the rumor trending on the social media suggesting that Senators Muhammed Ali Ndume and Danjuma Goje, have withdrawn from the senate presidency race following a purported meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. The news which had trended on some social media platforms had generated serious reactions ... Read More »

Kidnapped wife of NUJ chairman, others regain freedom

Wife of Suleiman Abubakar, the Nasarawa state Chairman of the Correpondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and three other women abducted along Gudi-Keffi Road on Wednesday, have regained their freedom. ASP Samaila Usman, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Nasarawa told newsmen on Friday in Lafia that the victims were released by their captors at 9:45 ... Read More »

GTB reacts to ‘take over’ by Innoson Motors

GTB reacts to ‘take over’ by Innoson Motors

“It is important to state that the Judgment allegedly in issue is in respect of a Garnishee Proceedings against the account of the Nigerian Customs Service Board domiciled with the Bank and not against the Bank as an entity.” Guarantee Trust Bank has reacted to it’s purported take over by Innoson Motors. The bank says it is taking all necessary ... Read More »

Innoson Motors ‘Takes Over GTBank’, Executes Court Judgement

Innoson Motors ‘Takes Over GTBank’, Executes Court Judgement

The Chairman of Innoson Group, Chief Dr Innocent Chukwuma, OFR has reportedly through a Writ of FiFa taken over Guaranty Trust Bank PLC. Chukwuma is said to be taking over on behalf of Innoson Nigeria Ltd as a result of the Bank’s indebtedness to Innoson Nigeria Ltd. This was contained in a statement signed by Cornel Osigwe, the head of ... Read More »

DSS clears itself of alleged plot to sabotage Rivers State electoral process

DSS clears itself of alleged plot to sabotage Rivers State electoral process

The Department of State Services (DSS) has reacted to a story making the rounds that it was under instruction to sabotage the complexion of the electoral process in Rivers State. The governorship election in the state is yet to be concluded. DSS’ reaction was contained in a press statement issued on Friday evening by Peter Afunanya, its Public Relations Officer, ... Read More »