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Breaking: Father-in-law of President Buhari’s ADC kidnapped

Breaking: Father-in-law of President Buhari’s ADC kidnapped

Four unidentified gunmen believed to be kidnappers on Wednesday night abducted the Magajin Garin Daura, Musa Umar, in his Daura residence. The traditional ruler is the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, the Aide de Camp, ADC, to President Muhammadu Buhari. The kidnappers stormed Umar’s Daura residence at 7pm on Wednesday and sporadically shot into the air, ... Read More »

Photo News: Kwara outgoing and incoming First Ladies grace Govs’ Wives Summit

Photo News: Kwara outgoing and incoming First Ladies grace Govs’ Wives Summit

Wife of the Kwara State Governor, Mrs. Omolewa Ahmed (R) with wife of the Kwara State Governor-elect, Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazak at the Governors’ Wives’ Summit in Abuja. Read More »

Workers Day: Niger Governor reiterates commitment to implementation of new national minimum wage

Workers Day: Niger Governor reiterates commitment to implementation of new national minimum wage

…TASKS WORKERS TO SUPPORT GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS HUGE WAGE BILL THAT HAVE REMAINED STATIC SINCE 2015. Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has, for the umpteenth time, reassured that his administration will implement the N30, 000 new National Minimum wage recently signed into law by the President. In an address to mark the 2019 Worker’s Day in Minna, Governor Sani-Bello, ... Read More »

IWF gets new national officers

IWF gets new national officers

A new set of leaders have been appointed to run the affairs of the Welfare Foundation (IWF). A statement from the foundation made available to The State Online listed the new leaders as: Engr Abu Salami- National Coordinator, Dr Yunus Daud- Deputy National Coordinator, Prof Suleiman Salami- National Secretary, Dr Abdulkareem Oloyede- Deputy National Secretary and Omotunde Olawale- Treasurer. The ... Read More »

President Buhari mourns Hajiya Omoti, former FOMWAN National Leader

President Buhari mourns Hajiya Omoti, former FOMWAN National Leader

President Muhammadu Buhari sends heartfelt condolences to the Omoti family on the demise of Hajiya Amina Omoti, the immediate past National President (Amirah) of the Federation of Muslim Women Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN). The President also commiserates with the government and people of Edo State, the leadership of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, FOMWAN and the entire Nigerian ... Read More »

APC suspends ex Gov Segun Oni over alleged anti party activities

APC suspends ex Gov Segun Oni over alleged anti party activities

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has suspended indefinitely, former governor Segun Oni from the party over alleged anti party activities. The party, in a letter dated 1st May, 2019 and addressed to Oni, said it took the action over his failure to appear before the ward executive to clear the allegations. The letter was signed by the ... Read More »

Cross River workers kick against early payment of salaries

Cross River workers kick against early payment of salaries

Workers in Cross River State have protested the payment of May salaries on the first day of the month by Governor Ben Ayade. He had in each of the last three years paid May salaries on the first day of the month. But speaking on the development, the state chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Clarkson Otu, said ... Read More »

@71: GOV SANI-BELLO FELICITATES WITH WAZIRI NUPE, SEN ISAH MOHAMMED

@71: GOV SANI-BELLO FELICITATES WITH WAZIRI NUPE, SEN ISAH MOHAMMED

…SAYS HE IS A PHILANTHROPIST-EXTRAORDINARIES, ASTUTE POLITICIAN, BUSINESSMAN WITH POSITIVE DISPOSITION Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has congratulated front line politician and former Senator of the Federal Republic, Waziri Nupe, Senator Isah Mohammed on his 71st birthday. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace, the Governor described the former Senator as an ace ... Read More »

N15Million debt: ITF Drags COMMERZBANK Representative Nigeria To Cour

N15Million debt: ITF Drags COMMERZBANK Representative Nigeria To Cour

The Industrial Training Fund Governing Council and its Director General have dragged Commerzbank Representative Office Nigeria Ltd before a Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged failure to pay statutory contribution. In a statement of claim filed before the court on behalf of the plaintiffs by a Lagos lawyer, Dr Clifford Okoye, it was alleged that Commerzbank Representative Office Nigeria ... Read More »

Aliu Akoshile appointed Daily Times MD/ Editor-in- Chief

Aliu Akoshile appointed Daily Times MD/ Editor-in- Chief

The immediate past Associate Director of Daily Trust, Aliu Moyosore Akoshile has been appointed as Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Times, one of Nigeria’s biggest and oldest newspapers. His appointment, which takes effect from today, May 1, 2019 was announced in a statement released on Tuesday by Folio Communications Limited, publishers of The Daily Times titles. The Folio Board said ... Read More »

FAAC: Kwara Receives N3.2b as April Allocation as LGs Get N2.4b

FAAC: Kwara Receives N3.2b as April Allocation as LGs Get N2.4b

Kwara State Government has revealed its federal allocation figures for April 2019. In statement issued in Ilorin on Wednesday, the State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu said the state government will receive N3,279,896,086.07 as federal allocation for April. The April allocation, according to Banu, comprises statutory allocation of N1,984,735,503.59, Value Added Tax (VAT) amounting to N865,451,596.07, exchange gain of ... Read More »

Prudence, Accountability Guarantee Good Governance, Security – Wabba

Prudence, Accountability Guarantee Good Governance, Security – Wabba

BY INUSA NDAHI, DAMATURU The President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba has said that prudence and accountability guarantee good governance and social security. Wabba disclosed this at the public presentation of a book on Governor Ibrahim Gaidam at Government House, Damaturu. He said that prudence should be key governance and accounting principles contained in the book titled: ... Read More »

Redeemer’s University, Ede Muslim community on war path over land

Redeemer’s University, Ede Muslim community on war path over land

There is an imminent religious crisis in Osun State, as Ededimeji Muslim Community and Redeemer’s University are at loggerheads over parcels of land in Ede. The Muslim community, at a press conference in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State on Tuesday, accused the faith-based university of allegedly encroaching 611 acres belonging to the community. Mr. Wasiu AbdulAzeez, who spoke on ... Read More »

Features: From begging to banditry: Revolt of the almajiris,By Dele Sobowale

Features: From begging to banditry: Revolt of the almajiris,By Dele Sobowale

“No revolution is the fault of the people but the fault of the government.”—Johann Goethe, 1749-1832, VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, VBQ. A revolution is underway in the northern states of Nigeria. The downtrodden constituting 99.9 per cent of the population, hitherto docile beggars, saying rankaindedeto the privileged 0.1 per cent, are sick and tired of begging. They are now demanding ... Read More »