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Ogun lawmakers reverse Amosun’s last minute appointments, promotions, financial transactions

Ogun lawmakers reverse Amosun’s last minute appointments, promotions, financial transactions

Ogun State House Of Assembly has passed a resolution suspending all traditional rulers appointed and promoted from February, 2019 till May 28, 2019. The house also suspend all Local council and Local Council development Authority (LCDA) political officers to allow for investigation on allegations leveled against them on gross misconduct and misappropriation of public fund. The assembly thereafter ordered that ... Read More »

Those found guilty of pocketing ghost workers salaries will face the law soon – Gov Zulum

Those found guilty of pocketing ghost workers salaries will face the law soon – Gov Zulum

… Says Bio -Metric Data and Verification still in place BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has said that the Bio -Metric Data and Verification of Civil Servants and Pensioners that was introduced by his Predecessor, Former Governor Kashim Shettima still remained intact, as those found to be guilty or collecting salaries in the ... Read More »

JAMB’s missing N35m: Court remands woman charged with blaming snake

JAMB’s missing N35m: Court remands woman charged with blaming snake

An FCT High Court Maitama, on Friday, remanded Philomina Chieshe and five other Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) officials, over their involvement in the missing N35 million from sales of JAMB e-card in Benue State. She was arriagned alongside Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) arraigned ... Read More »

Eid-Fitri: FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday  Public Holidays

Eid-Fitri: FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday Public Holidays

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, as public holidays to mark the Eid-Fitri Celebration. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press & Public Relations, of the ministry, on Friday in Abuja. Ehuriah congratulated ... Read More »

The Economist predicts ‘more misery’ for Nigerians under Buhari

The Economist predicts ‘more misery’ for Nigerians under Buhari

The Economist has predicted “more misery ahead” for Nigerians in President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term. In a report on Thursday, the magazine said more Nigerians slipped into poverty during Buhari’s first term while the country’s economy “stuck like a stranded truck.” The Economist said while the nation’s economy has performed poorly, there is “little sign of the kind of export-led ... Read More »

SEC bars Tinubu from being director of any public company for five years

SEC bars Tinubu from being director of any public company for five years

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has barred Wale Tinubu, chief executive officer of Oando Plc, from being a director in public company for the next five years, The Cable reports. The company’s deputy CEO has also been barred while board members found guilty of various infractions have been directed to resign. In a statement on Friday, the commission said ... Read More »

Buhari mourns PENGASSAN President, says his death colossal loss to Nigeria

Buhari mourns PENGASSAN President, says his death colossal loss to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness over the death of the President of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, Comrade Francis Johnson on Friday. President Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu said he joined members of PENGASSAN and all labour unions in the country in ... Read More »

You are a hero, Osinbajo hails 83-year-old Muslim cleric who saved Christians

You are a hero, Osinbajo hails 83-year-old Muslim cleric who saved Christians

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described the 83-year-old Muslim Cleric, Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, who saved the lives of hundreds of persons fleeing from attacks by suspected bandits in Yelwan Gindi Akwati, Swei and Nghar villages in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau as a hero. *VP Osinbajo with (L-R) Deputy Imam, Nghar Yelwa Village, Barkin Ladi LGA, Plateau state, ... Read More »

EFCC to arraign woman who claimed snake swallowed N35m in Benue

EFCC to arraign woman who claimed snake swallowed N35m in Benue

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is set to arraign an official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Philomina Chieshe, over the missing N35m in her custody, which she said was swallowed by a snake in Makurdi, Benue State. The EFCC’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in a statement, said Chieshe would be arraigned ... Read More »

PENGASSAN president is dead

PENGASSAN president is dead

The President, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, Francis Johnson, is dead. He reportedly died in the early hours of Friday. The deceased, who became President of the union in 2014, was said to have passed on after an ailment. The General Secretary of PENGASSAN , Okugbawa Lumumba, confirmed the development and said members of the ... Read More »

MPAC extols virtues of late Alhaji Kola Animashaun

MPAC extols virtues of late Alhaji Kola Animashaun

MPAC Mourns Passage of a Muslim VIP, Alh, Kola Animashaun At the Muslim Public Affairs Centre, we received with shock yesterday, the death of a doyen in journalism, Alhaji Muslim Kola Animashaun whose passage, although at a fulfilling age of 80 is also a personal loss to us as he was a grandfather of one of our very promising volunteers. ... Read More »

MMPN mourns late Kola Animashaun

MMPN mourns late Kola Animashaun

Eulogy For The Mentor Of All Mentors: Alhaji Kola Animashaun The national leadership and the Lagos State chapter of the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) commiserate with the family of the iconic journalist, Alhaji Kola Animashaun who transited on Thursday, May 30, 2019 (Ramadan 25, 1440 A.H) at the ripe age of 80. Alhaji Animashaun bestrode firmament of Nigerian ... Read More »

Borno Governor orders immediate payment of all outstanding salary/pension arrears

Borno Governor orders immediate payment of all outstanding salary/pension arrears

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The new Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday ordered for immediate payment and settlement of all outstanding salaries and pension arrears of all civil servants who have undergone bio metric data capture or yet to to do before the Eid -El Fitr sallah celebrations. The governor gave the directive when Chairman Nigeria ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun heralded to office with ovation on first working day, holds security meeting (See pictures)

Gov Abiodun heralded to office with ovation on first working day, holds security meeting (See pictures)

It was a triumphant entry for Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State as he resumed office on Thursday for his first working day after the Wednesday inauguration. L-R: Gov Abiodun, Deputy  Gov Salako-Oyedele, Alhaji Salisu and others arriving Government Office The Governor was heralded to the Government Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, with thunderous ovation by civil servants who milled round ... Read More »

Michael Emenalo: Super Eagles Player Who Endured A Journeyman Football Career

Michael Emenalo: Super Eagles Player Who Endured A Journeyman Football Career

Today we track a little-known Nigerian footballer in the name of Michael Emenalo. Michael Emenalo began his football career at Enugu Rangers in 1985 as a replacement for Christian Chukwu before traveling to the United States of America where he played for Boston University from 1986 to 1989. He was given an option to study law or play football at ... Read More »

NIHSA urges stakeholders to heed flood warnings for 2019

NIHSA urges stakeholders to heed flood warnings for 2019

The Director General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Engr. Clement Onyeaso Nze, Monday, 27th May, 2019, urged stakeholders on need for adequate flood prevention, mitigation and preparedness as the country gradually gets into rainy season. He urged Nigerians to heed flood warnings raised at the 2019 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) presented at the 7th edition of the stakeholders’ ... Read More »

EFCC denies Rochas Okorocha’s arrest

EFCC denies Rochas Okorocha’s arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has denied the arrest of the immediate past governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha. The anti-graft agency spokesperson, Tony Oriade, in an exclusive chat with The Guardian said the report is “fake news”. Some local news platforms reported that the anti-graft agency operatives on Thursday evening stormed Ogboko to arrest Okorocha, his wife Nkechi ... Read More »

Nigerians tired of military rhetorics of degrading Boko Haram, says Ndume

Nigerians tired of military rhetorics of degrading Boko Haram, says Ndume

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri Senator Representing Borno South, Mohammed Ali Ndume has decried the inability of Nigerian decurity agencies, particularly the military to put an end to the lingering Boko Haram crisis in the state and the north east in general. Ndume who is aspiring as Senate President at the 9th Assembly alleged that Nigerian were tired and fed up ... Read More »

First Day in office: Borno’s new Governor, Prof. Zulum summons security meeting, holds sessions with G.O.C, traditional rulers

First Day in office: Borno’s new Governor, Prof. Zulum summons security meeting, holds sessions with G.O.C, traditional rulers

On his first day in office, Borno’s new Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday summoned a meeting of the state security council scheduled for 4pm at the council chambers of the government house in Maiduguri. The Governor who arrived office at about 11am started by holding a meeting with the General Officer Commanding seven division of the Nigerian Army. ... Read More »

I have not been appointed Chief of Staff by Gov Sanwo-Olu –Tayo Ayinde

I have not been appointed Chief of Staff by Gov Sanwo-Olu –Tayo Ayinde

“For the avoidance of doubt, I served as the Director General of the Independent Campaign Group and later as chairman of the inauguration committee, which remains my last assignment to date.” AYINDE DEBUNKS RUMOUR OF APPOINTMENT, ADVISES JOURNALISTS TO VERIFY INFORMATION My attention has been drawn to a news item circulating in some quarters of the media, especially digital media, ... Read More »