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Almajiri: Reports of planned massive arrest of parents false, says Presidency

Almajiri: Reports of planned massive arrest of parents false, says Presidency

“…while the Buhari administration is committed to free and compulsory education as a long-term objective of bringing to an end, the phenomenon of out-of-school children, any necessary ban on Almajiri would follow due process and consultation with relevant authorities.” STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE ALMAJIRI PROSCRIPTION AN ULTIMATE GOAL, BUT NO IMMEDIATE BAN BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT The abrogation of the Almajiri ... Read More »

Police arrest 68 suspects for alleged kidnapping, terrorism in Borno

Police arrest 68 suspects for alleged kidnapping, terrorism in Borno

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri The Borno State Police Command has arrested 68 suspects for alleged kidnapping, terrorism and other criminal activities across the state this month. The arrests, according to the command, were made in four councils of Askira/Uba, Shani, Bayo and Maiduguri. Parading the suspects on Friday in Maiduguri, the Police Commissioner, Mohammed Aliyu, disclosed that the suspects were ... Read More »

Synagogue church guest house had no sign of stress, crack before it collapsed – witness

Synagogue church guest house had no sign of stress, crack before it collapsed – witness

A star witness and architect by profession has told Justice Lateef Lawal Akapo of the Lagos State High Court that the Synagogue Church guest house which collapsed few years ago had no sign of stress, crack or diffraction before it went down. The witness, Dayo Olatunbosun Fabiyi, was being led in evidence at the resumed hearing of the matter by ... Read More »

Advocacy: Borno Emirs, District Heads Vow to Monitor Implementation Of NSHIP In Their Domains To Save Lives

Advocacy: Borno Emirs, District Heads Vow to Monitor Implementation Of NSHIP In Their Domains To Save Lives

*Photo: Dr Sule Meleh* By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri His Royal Highnesses, the Emirs of Biu, Shani, Uba and Askira in Southern Borno Senatorial District and over 70 District Heads have vowed to henceforth monitor the implementation activities of the Nigeria- State Health Investment Project-Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF), a World Bank assisted project under the leadership of the Executive Director Borno State ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests 27 Suspected Yahoo Boys in Osogbo, Recovers 8 Exotic Cars, Other Items

EFCC Arrests 27 Suspected Yahoo Boys in Osogbo, Recovers 8 Exotic Cars, Other Items

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Thursday, June 20, 2019 swooped on hideouts of suspected internet fraudsters in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, and smoked out 27 suspects among whom were four ladies suspected to be their girlfriends. Officials of the Commission have embarked on weeks of surveillance, working on series of intelligence ... Read More »

Labour Party To Pay Gov Abiodun N500,000 As Tribunal Dismisses Its Petition

Labour Party To Pay Gov Abiodun N500,000 As Tribunal Dismisses Its Petition

By Mikail Mumuni The Ogun State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta on Friday awarded a Five Hundred Thousand Naira compensatory fine against the Labour Party, to be paid to Governor Abiodun, just as it struck out the petition by the party challenging the victory of the governor. The Labour party had gone to the tribunal to challenge the Independent ... Read More »

NCC appoints Dr. Henry Nkemadu as Director Public Affairs

NCC appoints Dr. Henry Nkemadu as Director Public Affairs

Press Release Dr. Henry Nkemadu is the new Director Public Affairs at NCC The Management of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has conveyed its decision to appoint Dr. Henry Nkemadu as Director Public Affairs. A graduate of veterinary medicine from the University of Nigeria, Nkemadu has traversed the length and breadth of NCC acquiring experiences that qualify him for his ... Read More »

Asset Recovery Committee indicts ex Gov Dankwamko of corruption

Asset Recovery Committee indicts ex Gov Dankwamko of corruption

The committee on recovery of government property which was set up by Governor Muhammadu Yahaya Inuwa of Gombe on Thursday, June 21, said they have proofs the immediate past governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo was involved in management of state resources. The committee which is headed by Captain Peter Bilal (rtd), in one of its many sittings, invited Dankwambo to appear before ... Read More »

Buhari Asks Governors To Enforce Free And Compulsory Basic Education

Buhari Asks Governors To Enforce Free And Compulsory Basic Education

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja urged State Governors to “enforce very vigorously” free and compulsory basic education for every child of primary and junior secondary school age. The President also urged the Governors to pay special attention to security, health and agriculture in the next four years of this administration. Inaugurating the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential ... Read More »

For The Record: Full Text Of  President Buhari’s Speech At The Inauguration Of The National Economic Council (NEC) & Pictures

For The Record: Full Text Of President Buhari’s Speech At The Inauguration Of The National Economic Council (NEC) & Pictures

KEYNOTE ADDRESS OF HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, ON THE INAUGURATION OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL (NEC), HELD ON THURSDAY 20TH JUNE, 2019, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, ABUJA Protocols I am delighted to be with you this afternoon to inaugurate the National Economic Council (NEC). NEC is established by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999), as amended. ... Read More »

Lifestyle: The 35 things modern women find most offensive

Lifestyle: The 35 things modern women find most offensive

By Caroline Allen Being a woman can be pretty cool. Women live longer, we have the ability to grow an actual human being and we don’t have to wear boiling hot three-piece suits to formal events. There’s also a bang-your-head-against-a-brick-wall side to being a woman. From fighting for equal pay to being penalised at work for giving birth to the aforementioned human ... Read More »

Tinubu, Others: SEC Releases Multi-billion Naira Fraud Report

Tinubu, Others: SEC Releases Multi-billion Naira Fraud Report

By Our Reporter The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has released its report which detailed multi-billion Naira fraud against the embattled directors of Oando Plc, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, Godwin Omamofe Boyo and others to the court which begins hearing in the matter on Monday June 24, 2019. SEC said that in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, certain insiders of Oando ... Read More »

Opinion: For Morsi, a fate worse than death, By Dare Babarinsa

Opinion: For Morsi, a fate worse than death, By Dare Babarinsa

Only one ruler of Egypt since the country became a republic in 1953 died a normal death. None has retired in peace. On Monday June 17, deposed President Mohammed Morsi added a sad chapter to the sorry saga of Egypt. While he was kept in a cage in an Egyptian court in Cairo, the ancient capital of this benighted country, ... Read More »

No apologies, I am a venomous critic of Buhari,Tinubu, Oshiomhole, Amosun– Festus Adedayo

No apologies, I am a venomous critic of Buhari,Tinubu, Oshiomhole, Amosun– Festus Adedayo

THE FESTUS ADEDAYO THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD PULL DOWN, By Festus Adedayo I was just informed a few minutes ago of the withdrawal of the appointment offered me as the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Nigerian Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan. I had hitherto enjoyed every of the diatribes provoked by the appointment. I was told it ... Read More »