Monday , 24 June 2019
Latest News
Home » 2019 » June » 03

Daily Archives: June 3, 2019

Breaking: Sultan announces end of Ramadan fast, declares Tuesday as Eid-el Fitri

Breaking: Sultan announces end of Ramadan fast, declares Tuesday as Eid-el Fitri

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Saa’d Abubakar III has formally declared the end of Ramadan 1440 (A.H) after the new crescent of Shawwal had been sighted in Kebbi and Borno States. The Sultan, who is the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has therefore asked Nigerian Muslim faithful to observe the Solatul Eid ... Read More »

Eid-el-Fitr: EKEDC Promises Uninterrupted Power Supply During Holidays

Eid-el-Fitr: EKEDC Promises Uninterrupted Power Supply During Holidays

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has promised uninterrupted power supply within its operational territory during the Eid-el-Fitr holidays. This was disclosed in a statement by Mr Godwin Idemudia, the company’s General Manager, Corporate Communications on Monday. According to him, the company is aware of the high expectations of customers to enjoy steady power supply during the holidays. Idemudia said that ... Read More »

BREAKING: Makinde Appoints Tribune’s Politics Editor, Adisa As CPS

BREAKING: Makinde Appoints Tribune’s Politics Editor, Adisa As CPS

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed the Group Politics Editor of Tribune Newspapers, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, as his Chief Press Secretary. The appointment, which takes immediate effect was confirmed in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Bisi Ilaka Makinde, shortly after his inauguration, had announced the first ... Read More »

Court restrains SEC from acting on letter barring Tinubu from being Director of public companies

Court restrains SEC from acting on letter barring Tinubu from being Director of public companies

A Federal high court sitting in Lagos south west Nigeria, today restrained Security and Exchange Commission from taking any step concerning or acting on its decision contained in its letter of 31st May, 2019 imposing a fine of N91,125,000.00 on Mr Adewale Tinubu and barring him and Mr Omamofe Boyo from being directors of public companies for a period of ... Read More »

I Hate Myself For Letting You Down – Humiliated Blogger Blessing Okoro Apologises To Fans

I Hate Myself For Letting You Down – Humiliated Blogger Blessing Okoro Apologises To Fans

Almost a week after she was publicly humiliated and bashed for posing as owner of a mansion that wasn’t hers, Nigerian relationship blogger, Blessing Okoro, has fallen on her kneels to apologise to her fans and Nigerians at large. Okoro’s case gained traction when Onye Eze China, owner of a 7-bedroom duplex building which she had flaunted online as a ... Read More »

Ex-Acting DG NIMASA sentenced to 42years imprisonment; personal assistant bags 21years.

Ex-Acting DG NIMASA sentenced to 42years imprisonment; personal assistant bags 21years.

By Our Reporter Former Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Calistus Obi, who was convicted over alleged N331 million fraud, was today sentence to seven years imprisonment each on six out of 8 counts he was charged with, or option of N7 million each on each of the six counts. However, there was no ... Read More »

President Buhari Approves Establishment of State, Local Govt Police

President Buhari Approves Establishment of State, Local Govt Police

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the establishment of state and local government police. This was contained in a statement by the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission and Chairman Presidential Panel on SARS Reform, Anthony Ojukwu, on Monday, during the submission of report of the Presidential Panel on the reform of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria Police, ... Read More »

JAMB conducts supplementary exams for 490 candidates

JAMB conducts supplementary exams for 490 candidates

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has conducted supplementary examinations for 490 candidates who it discovered could not take their rescheduled examination. JAMB disclosed this in the latest edition of its weekly bulleting made available to The State Online. The Board said “ A total of 490 candidates in 17 sessions under this category have been identified ... Read More »

Buhari receives report on SARS Reform, says police must respect rights of citizens

Buhari receives report on SARS Reform, says police must respect rights of citizens

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received the report of the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) with a charge that police must not violate the fundamental human rights of Nigerians whom they have sworn to protect. Recalling that the panel was constituted as a result of public outcry and various media reports on allegations of ... Read More »

Obasanjo, Daniel, Duke, others join Gov Abiodun at Thanksgiving Service to round up inauguration activities (See pictures)

Obasanjo, Daniel, Duke, others join Gov Abiodun at Thanksgiving Service to round up inauguration activities (See pictures)

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and former governors Gbenga Daniel (Ogun), Donald Duke (Cross River) were among the dignitaries that joined Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun at a Thanksgiving on Sunday to wrap up activities marking his inauguration. *Gov Abiodun flanked by his wife (R), the Deputy Governor; Chief Obasanjo and priests* *Otunba Gbenga Daniel (2nd left) and other ... Read More »

NGO injects N3billion to fight malnutrition in Jigawa

NGO injects N3billion to fight malnutrition in Jigawa

By DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. A non-governmental organization, Action Against Hunger says it expended N3, 945,500 on training, and provision of essential nutrients to arrest malnutrition on pregnant women and children below the ages of five in three piloted LGA’s in Jigawa State in the last six years. The program under Child Development Grant Program, ( CDGP) was said to have been ... Read More »

US reaffirms  ironclad security commitments to Japan and Republic of Korea

US reaffirms ironclad security commitments to Japan and Republic of Korea

Japan-Republic of Korea-United States Defense Ministerial Meeting Joint Press Statement Japanese Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya, Republic of Korea (ROK) Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo, and U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan convened the 12th Trilateral Defense Ministerial Meeting in Singapore on June 2 on the margins of the International Institute for Strategic Studies 18th Asia Security ... Read More »

Look for new moon after sunset on Monday to end Ramadan, NSCIA tells Muslims

Look for new moon after sunset on Monday to end Ramadan, NSCIA tells Muslims

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has urged Muslims across the country to look for the new moon of Shawwal on Monday, signifying the end of Ramadan The Deputy Secretary-General, NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu, said this on Sunday in a statement. According to him, following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the NSCIA President-General and ... Read More »