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EFCC re-arraigns ex Minister, Wakil, 4 others over N450m fraud

EFCC re-arraigns ex Minister, Wakil, 4 others over N450m fraud

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, re-arraigned a former Minister of State for Power, Muhammad Wakil and four others before Justice J.K. Dagad of the Federal High Court, Maiduguri, Borno State, on a seven-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N450million. Wakil is standing ... Read More »

Absence of Babachir’s counsel stalls trial

Absence of Babachir’s counsel stalls trial

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and three others could not go on today, June 18, 2019 before Justice Jude Okeke of the Federal Capital Territory, High Court, Maitama, due to the absence of the lead defence counsel, Chief Akin Olujimi, SAN. Lawal along with his younger brother, ... Read More »

In remembrance of Biafran Heroes

In remembrance of Biafran Heroes

By Tochukwu Ezukanma The indigenous Igbo eschatology demands the mourning and remembrance of the dead. So, I observed Biafran Heroes’ Day on May 30th 2019. To me, the day was a solemn day of reflection and reverence: a day to reflect on the most trying period in the annals of the Igbo, the civil war, and revere the memory of ... Read More »

IGP parleys Senior Police Officers

IGP parleys Senior Police Officers

By Bola owolola The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has lately brainstormed with his Senior Police Officers in Abuja, to appraise the level of security in the country. He noted that while there were still isolated cases of internal security breaches which often attract publicity and national attention, the crime rate in recent times has been on the decline ... Read More »

Kidnapped ex-Minister’s son regains freedom, as AIG Oyebade vows to arrest culprits

Kidnapped ex-Minister’s son regains freedom, as AIG Oyebade vows to arrest culprits

*Dayo Adewole* Abducted son of Professor Isaac Adewole, immediate past of Health, Mr Dayo Adewole, has regained his freedom. Dayo was kidnapped in his farm at Iroko at gunpoint on Tuesday evening on his farm in Iroko, Oyo State. A source close to the former Minister confirmed that Dayo was now free and that the details will be made available ... Read More »

Expert laments effects of anaemia on children and pregnant women

Expert laments effects of anaemia on children and pregnant women

BY  DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Recent global indices by World Health Organization (WHO) has indicated that anaemia affects 43 per cent of children of ages of five, and over 38 per cent of women during pregnancy,  which results from deficiencies of nutrients such as iron and folic acid. Against this backdrop, a non- governmental organization, CS- SUNN has vowed to curtail ... Read More »

NLC to Buhari: Stop lamenting, arrest and prosecute sponsors of killings and banditry

NLC to Buhari: Stop lamenting, arrest and prosecute sponsors of killings and banditry

*President Buhari* The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government to take decisive measures against recurring acts of killings and banditry in the country. NLC said “The recent disclosure by President Muhammadu Buhari that these attacks are being sponsored by politicians and religious leaders are weighty, but the government needs to go beyond disclosures by apprehending those ... Read More »

Photo News: President Buhari receives Governors Abiodun, Zulum in audience

Photo News: President Buhari receives Governors Abiodun, Zulum in audience

  *President Buhari welcoming Gov Abiodun to his office* President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, June 19, at Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja received in audience Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State and his Borno State counterparts, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum. *President Buhari in handshake with Gov Zulum *Gov Abiodun briefing the president* *Gov Zulum making a presentation to the president. Read More »

BORNO GOVERNOR APPOINTS SSG, CHIEF OF STAFF, SPOKESMAN, ADVISER/ASSISTANTS ON HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT, EXTERNAL RELATIONS, PROTOCOL AND MEDIA

BORNO GOVERNOR APPOINTS SSG, CHIEF OF STAFF, SPOKESMAN, ADVISER/ASSISTANTS ON HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT, EXTERNAL RELATIONS, PROTOCOL AND MEDIA

*Gov Zulum* Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has appointed a secretary to the state government, chief of staff, two special advisers including a spokesman and other assistants . The Governor’s appointments were conveyed by his Principal Private Secretary, Barrister Mustapha Busuguma in a statement issued on Wednesday. “In the exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 208, ... Read More »

Gunmen kidnap ex-Minister’s son on farm

Gunmen kidnap ex-Minister’s son on farm

Gunmen on Tuesday evening abducted Dayo Adewole, son of the immediate past Minister for Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole in Iroko, near Fiditi, Afijio local government of Oyo State. Adewole Jnr. was said to be on his farm when four armed men accosted him and took him away. Confirming the kidnap, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Olugbenga ... Read More »

IGP sends Chief of Staff to Gani Adams as OPC gives 7-day ultimatum to herdsmen to fish out kidnappers in Yorubaland

IGP sends Chief of Staff to Gani Adams as OPC gives 7-day ultimatum to herdsmen to fish out kidnappers in Yorubaland

  *CoS to the IGP presenting a letter to  Aare Adams* Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mr Muhammed Adamu has sent a delegation to Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland and leader of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams. The visit came on the heels of the seven-day ultimatum recently issued by OPC to the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association ... Read More »

US Department of Defense announces $250million to Ukraine

US Department of Defense announces $250million to Ukraine

Press Release  DOD Announces $250M to Ukraine The Department of Defense announced today (June 18, 2019) plans to provide $250 million to Ukraine in security cooperation funds for additional training, equipment, and advisory efforts to build the capacity of Ukraine’s armed forces. This reaffirms the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Ukraine and will bring total U.S. security ... Read More »

Ecobank named ‘Best Retail Bank in Africa’ at African Banker Awards

Ecobank named ‘Best Retail Bank in Africa’ at African Banker Awards

Ecobank was also nominated for African Bank of the Year in the Awards PRESS RELEASE LOME, Togo, June 18, 2019/ — Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) has been named Best Retail Bank in Africa 2019 at the prestigious African Banker Awards. The judges were especially impressed by how Ecobank’s state-of-the-art products, services, functionality and constant innovations provide 24/7 convenience, accessibility and affordability to ... Read More »

We’ll prioritize acceptable electoral processes for Nigerians  – Senator  Lawan

We’ll prioritize acceptable electoral processes for Nigerians – Senator Lawan

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday assured Nigerians that the 9th National Assembly will prioritize credible and acceptable electoral processes which will meet the best practices for the citizenry. Speaking when he played host to the European Union Elections Observers Mission in Nigeria, led by Ambassador Keitec Karlsen in his office,  the President of the Senate said ... Read More »

Senate President appoints Babagana Aji as CoS, Festus Asedayo as SA Media & Publicity

Senate President appoints Babagana Aji as CoS, Festus Asedayo as SA Media & Publicity

*Adedayo* Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan has approved the appointments of Babagana Muhammad Aji and Festus Adedayo as his Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Media and Publicity respectively. According to a statement signed by Special Adviser to the Senate President on Administration, Dr. Betty Okoroh the appointments are with immidiate effect. “The appointments were made based on merit, ... Read More »