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Borno To Reward Punctual Civil Servants

Borno To Reward Punctual Civil Servants

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has directed that all civil servants who were on seat when he paid an unscheduled visit to the State Secretariat in Maiduguri be paid their leave grants and other entitlements immediately as an incentive for commitment. The governor who was visibly disappointed with the number of staff who were ... Read More »

31 YEARS OLD MAN ARRESTED WITH ARM/AMMUNITION AT VENUE OF GOVERNOR’S INAUGURATION

A 31yr old man, Oluwaseun Fakoyejo, was on Wednesday 29 May 2019 arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command at the main bowl of MKO Abiola Stadium, venue of the inauguration ceremony of Ogun State Governor Prince Dr Dapo Abiodun MFR. The arrest of the suspect followed an intelligence report at the disposal of the Command that some hoodlums ... Read More »

Alleged Money Laundering: EFCC Challenges Ofili-Ajumogobia’s Medical Report

Alleged Money Laundering: EFCC Challenges Ofili-Ajumogobia’s Medical Report

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, May 31, 2019, challenged a medical report tendered by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia before Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal high court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos Ofili-Ajumogobia alongside Godwin Obla, SAN, was arraigned on May 15, 2019 on an 18-count charge bordering on breach of trust, false statement and unlawful enrichment. At ... Read More »

Alleged N1.4bn Fraud: Gov. Loses Bid To Quash Charge Against NBA President

Alleged N1.4bn Fraud: Gov. Loses Bid To Quash Charge Against NBA President

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, May 30, 2019, dismissed an application filed by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, seeking to quash the entire charge preferred against Paul Usoro, SAN, President, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Usoro was charged alongside Udom and others in ... Read More »

Gov Fayemi resumes monthly allowance for aged citizens in October

Gov Fayemi resumes monthly allowance for aged citizens in October

The Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of Nigeria’s Governors” Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has assured Ekiti people that the social security scheme will be resuscitated in October this year. Dr Fayemi gave this assurance during the May edition of “Meet Your Governor” while responding to a question raised by one of the respondents at home. It would be recalled ... Read More »

Access Bank Facilitates Capacity Training Programmes to Support SMEs

Access Bank Facilitates Capacity Training Programmes to Support SMEs

Access Bank Plc through its business club initiative is building the managerial capacity of entrepreneurs to the level they can easily succeed in their respective businesses using information technology, Nairametric reports. The programme which held recently at the Las Vencedoras Gardens in Port Harcourt witnessed a lot of SMEs from all walks of life and covered topical areas in capacity ... Read More »

GTB, Mastercard officials, seven others to testify at Naira Marley’s trial

GTB, Mastercard officials, seven others to testify at Naira Marley’s trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to present nine witnesses in its case against musician Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, The PUNCH reports. According to court documents obtained by our correspondent, the witnesses would give evidence of their investigation, tender exhibits and reveal their findings to the court. Three of the witnesses were said to have taken the ... Read More »

Ogun Poice Command Uncovers Destabilisation Plot

By Bola Owolola Ogun State Police Command has uncovered a clandestine plan by some disgruntled elements to unleash violence on innocent citizens of the state under the cover of some transport unions in the state. The Command made this known in a statement. It reads: The command hereby wish to warn that anybody or group who make any attempt to ... Read More »

Ex- Minister Appointed Special Adviser In Zamfara

Ex- Minister Appointed Special Adviser In Zamfara

Bashir Yuguda, the former Minister of State for Finance, has been appointed Honorary Special Adviser to the new governor of Zamfara, Alhaji Bello Matawalle. Yuguda, also a former Ambassador, was appointed along six others by the governor, according to a statement signed by Alhaji Ibrahim Suleiman, the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet and General Services in the office of the Secretary to ... Read More »

Dakuku Challenges Media on Constructive Reporting

Dakuku Challenges Media on Constructive Reporting

Bags Maritime Industry Living Legends Award The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has advised the media in Nigeria to concentrate their effort and attention on productive reporting aimed at spurring positive action in the country, especially in the maritime sector. Dakuku stated this in Lagos at an awards ceremony organised by Maritime Media Limited, ... Read More »

CBN extends lending programme to 1,059,604 farmers

CBN extends lending programme to 1,059,604 farmers

The Central Bank of Nigeria says 1,059,604 smallholder farmers have benefitted from the Anchor Borrowers Programme. The Anchor Borrowers Programme, which was launched in November 2015, was designed to build partnerships between smallholder farmers and reliable large-scale agro-processors, with a view to increasing agricultural output, while improving access to credit for farmers. The CBN stated, “The programme has helped to ... Read More »

Obasanjo receives Gov Abiodun, offers advice on governance (See pictures)

Obasanjo receives Gov Abiodun, offers advice on governance (See pictures)

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Wednesday night paid a courtesy to former president Olusugun Obasanjo and his wife, Mrs. Bola Obasanjo. After the visit to Obasanjo’s hilltop residence in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State, the Governor who described Chief Obasanjo as “our dear father” in a post on his social media handle wrote that “Characteristically, Baba offered me ... Read More »

Amosun: How Ogun Assembly untied Gov Abiodun’s hands

Amosun: How Ogun Assembly untied Gov Abiodun’s hands

By Mikail Mumuni with Agency reports Thanks to the steps taken by the Ogun State House of Assembly on Friday, Governor Dapo Abiodun would have been turned between retaining some ‘unpleasant’ last minute decisions of his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, or upturning them. *Members of the State House of Assembly during a visit to Gov Abiodun* The former governor had ... Read More »

2019 UTME: JAMB releases 4,536 more results of candidates

2019 UTME: JAMB releases 4,536 more results of candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has released 4,536 more results of its recently conducted Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made this disclosure in a statement on Friday in Lagos. The number of the just released results of candidates were among the 34,120 that were initially withheld while announcing the results on ... Read More »

My government won’t be vindictive – Governor Abiodun

My government won’t be vindictive – Governor Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has re-assured people of the state that he would not run a vindictive adminstration despite the vilification he suffered during his electioneering period. He stated this during the post inauguration jummah Thanksgiving Prayer held at the Abeokuta central mosque, Kobiti, Abeokuta on Friday. He said, ‘I want to sincerely appreciate God Almighty who made ... Read More »