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Gbajabiamila emerges as Speaker, House of Reps

Gbajabiamila emerges as Speaker, House of Reps

Femi Gbajabiamila of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been elected the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Gbajabiamila who polled 281 votes from a total of 358 votes, defeated Umar Bago from Niger State and candidate of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, who scored 76 votes. There was one invalid vote in the election.. Gbajabiamila, who represents Surulere, Lagos State ... Read More »

Cybercrimes Act not perfect, will be amended-FG

Cybercrimes Act not perfect, will be amended-FG

The Federal Government has stated that the Federal Ministry of Justice is committed to pursuing the amendment of the Cybercrimes Act, which many lawyers, journalists and activists have considered repressive, unconstitutional and illegal. This was stated today by Mr. Terlumun George Tyendezwa, Head, Cybercrimes Prosecution Unit, Federal Ministry of Justice, at a Media Interactive Session on the ‘Constitutionality and Legality ... Read More »

JAMB announces cut-off marks for 2019/2020 admission

JAMB announces cut-off marks for 2019/2020 admission

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved cut-off marks into public and private tertiary institutions in the country for the 2019/2020 session admission. The decision was taken during the 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria on Tuesday at Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State. At the meeting, 160 was approved as minimum score for ... Read More »

NUJ president gives parties in failed Pen Jewel Housing Scheme one month to make refund

NUJ president gives parties in failed Pen Jewel Housing Scheme one month to make refund

The President of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Chief Chris Isiguzo on Monday directed all parties involved in the failed Penjewel Estate housing project to refund the money collected from subscribers within one month. Those involved in the alleged fraudulent project are President Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Ifeyinwa Omowole, former Chairman Lagos State Council of NUJ, Deji ... Read More »

President Buhari mourns energy expert, Prof ‘Layi Fagbenle

President Buhari mourns energy expert, Prof ‘Layi Fagbenle

President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the family, friends, and loved ones of Professor Richard Olayiwola Fagbenle, who passed on this week, aged 76. The Professor of Mechanical Engineering was also an energy expert, who made Nigeria proud in many countries of the world, and got hired by the United Nations in the 1990s as Director of Energy for Botswana, as ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun visits areas devastated by flood in Abeokuta, assures residents of succor (See pictures)

Gov Abiodun visits areas devastated by flood in Abeokuta, assures residents of succor (See pictures)

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Monday visited areas devastated by flood in Abeokuta, the state capital. Accompanied by his deputy, Alhaja Noimot Salako-Oyedele; Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Olakunle Oluomo; the Head of Service, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu, Permanent Secretary of Works, Engr. Ademolake and other top government functionaries, the visit took him to Odo Gbangba, ... Read More »

Ahmed Lawan floors Ndume to emerge Senate president

Ahmed Lawan floors Ndume to emerge Senate president

Senator Ahmad Lawan from Yobe state on Tuesday emerged the President of the Senate, following the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly. He defeated Senator Ali Ndume (Borno State ) his fellow member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) but arch rival. He polled 79 votes against Ndume’s 28. Lawan, the preferred candidate of the APC was nominated by ... Read More »

Presidency happy over withdrawal of petition challenging Buhari’s victory

Presidency happy over withdrawal of petition challenging Buhari’s victory

“This is a sign of true patriotism. By accepting defeat with grace, the C4C has chosen to prioritize the stability of our country and the voice of the people.” WITHDRAWAL OF PETITION BY COALITION FOR CHANGE AGAINST PRESIDENT BUHARI’S VICTORY, PATRIOTIC – PRESIDENCY The Presidency expresses delight at the withdrawal of one of four petitions challenging the victory of President ... Read More »

Osinbajo, Aregbesola , Lasisi, others expected at The Companion’s National Discourse on Food Security

Osinbajo, Aregbesola , Lasisi, others expected at The Companion’s National Discourse on Food Security

  *R-L: Aregbesola, Osinbajo The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and former governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola are among the dignitaries expected to grace the National Discourse of The Companion coming up on Sunday, 14 July at the Main Auditorium of the University of Lagos. With the theme Food Security: Unleashing Nigeria’s Natural Potential For Self Sufficiency, the ... Read More »

Internet fraudster bags one-year imprisonment

Internet fraudster bags one-year imprisonment

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office, on Monday, June 10, 2019, secured the conviction of Okhiemwen Roland Ekata aka Zamani, Baron Wellington before Justice A. A. Demi-Ajayi of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. Ekata was arraigned on an amended one-count charge bordering on intent to defraud and ... Read More »

N3.6bn Fraud:  How Omatsuli, Co-defendant received money through company account- Witness

N3.6bn Fraud: How Omatsuli, Co-defendant received money through company account- Witness

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The trial of Touyo Omatsuli, a former Executive Director on Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and Francis Momoh resumed Monday 10 June 2019, at the Federal High Court, Lagos, before Justice Saliu Seidu. At the proceedings, a prosecution witness, Ibinabo Micheal West told the Court how he transferred in tranches the total sum of N3.6 ... Read More »