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Breaking: Ex Gov Amosun reacts to arms story, says office of National Security Adviser aware of procurement

Breaking: Ex Gov Amosun reacts to arms story, says office of National Security Adviser aware of procurement

RE: “AMOSUN SURRENDERS 1,000 AK47 RIFLES, 4MILLION BULLETS ACQUIRED BEFORE 2019 ELECTIONS “- SETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT By Rotimi Durojaiye 1. The above story by Premium Times, an online News portal, represented everything but the true and factual accounts regarding a routine exercise that took place at the Ogun State Governors Office, Abeokuta in the morning of Tuesday, 28 May, ... Read More »

Jigawa NDLEA seize 61.24 kilograms of narcotics

Jigawa NDLEA seize 61.24 kilograms of narcotics

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. The Jigawacommand of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has seized 61.24 kilograms of various narcotics and psychotropic substances between January and June this year, the state Commander of the NDLEA, Obi Josephine Ruth stated at a press conference held at the commands premises in Dutse. The briefing was in commemoration of the United Nation ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Suspected Fraudster over $12,000 Romance Scam

EFCC Arraigns Suspected Fraudster over $12,000 Romance Scam

By Bola Owolola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office has arraigned Aretuemhen Frank (a.k.a Williams Rodgers) before Justice M. L Abubakar of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on four- count charge bordering on false pretences, impersonation, possession of scam documents and obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 6 ... Read More »

Nigeria is on the verge of bankruptcy,  Emir Sanusi tells Buhari, others

Nigeria is on the verge of bankruptcy, Emir Sanusi tells Buhari, others

Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on Tuesday has said Nigeria is on the verge of bankruptcy as a result of economic policies such as subsidizing petroleum products and electricity tariffs. He spoke during the ongoing 3rd National Treasury Workshop organized by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation holding in Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano. The ... Read More »

We have been able to keep criminals at bay in Ondo, Osun and Oyo states’, says AIG Oyebade at SW Security Summit

We have been able to keep criminals at bay in Ondo, Osun and Oyo states’, says AIG Oyebade at SW Security Summit

  *AIG Leye Oyebade (4th left) and other top police officers with South West Governors* Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Leye Oyebade on Tuesday told participants at the South West Security Summit holding in Ibadan, Oyo State capital the police has been able to keep criminals at bay in Ondo, Osun and Oyo states. AIG Oyebade is in charge ... Read More »

Alleged threat to life: Police witness cries out in Ekiti

Alleged threat to life: Police witness cries out in Ekiti

Adewumi Ademiju, Ado-Ekiti A police witness in Ekiti state, Isa Abubakar, has cried out over  alleged threat to his life by police operatives who are connected to a case of murder of Elijah Ogor in Ayegbaju Ekiti, in Oye Local Government area of the state, in February. Ogor,from Benue State  was allegedly murdered by a suspect called Babuga  in February ... Read More »

We need more logistic support to address insecurity, DIG Lakanu tells SW Governors at Security Summit

We need more logistic support to address insecurity, DIG Lakanu tells SW Governors at Security Summit

The police high command has called on Governors of the South West geo-political zone and their counterparts nationwide to give the force more logistic support in order to ensure that the current spates of kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and other forms of criminality become a thing of the past very soon. Making the request in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital ... Read More »

EKEDC Felicitates With Sanwo-Olu At 54

EKEDC Felicitates With Sanwo-Olu At 54

  The management and staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has joined other Lagosians in wishing the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu a very happy 54th birthday. A press statement from the company said “The EKEDC management, headed by Engr. Adeoye Fadeyibi is felicitating with the governor on his special day as he reiterated the company’s commitment ... Read More »

Gov. Makinde Presents C of O for NNPC’s New Retail outlet in two days

Gov. Makinde Presents C of O for NNPC’s New Retail outlet in two days

The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has presented the certificate of occupancy(C of O) for the construction of a new retail outlet of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) within two days of application. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa informed that the conglomerate’s application for the new outlet was stalled ... Read More »

INEC Server: Atiku, PDP kick against tribunal ruling, vow to take case to Supreme Court

INEC Server: Atiku, PDP kick against tribunal ruling, vow to take case to Supreme Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have kicked against Monday’s unanimous ruling of the presidential election tribunal which threw out their application seeking an order  to grant them access to inspect the central server allegedly used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to transmit results of the last general election. Both the party and ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu at 54: Celebrating A Man On Mission For A Greater Lagos

Sanwo-Olu at 54: Celebrating A Man On Mission For A Greater Lagos

By Gboyega Akosile A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something special – Nelson Mandela. The above expression from one of the greatest ethical and political leaders of all-time aptly describes the man Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the 15th Governor of Lagos State ... Read More »

Two thirds of Tory members believe UK areas ‘under Sharia law’, as poll reveals scale of Islamophobia in party

Two thirds of Tory members believe UK areas ‘under Sharia law’, as poll reveals scale of Islamophobia in party

Two thirds of Conservative Party members believe that parts of Britain “operate under Sharia law”, a new poll has shown amid a mounting Islamophobia scandal. A YouGov poll found that almost half of Tories believed in the myth of no-go zones where “non-Muslims are not able to enter” and 39 per cent thought Islamist terror attacks “reflected widespread hostility to ... Read More »

African Development Bank hosts masterclass on women’s skills in business development

African Development Bank hosts masterclass on women’s skills in business development

The masterclasses are jointly conducted by the African Development Bank Group and Entreprenarium The fourth Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA)/Entreprenarium masterclass began Monday in Pretoria, South Africa, aimed at improving women’s skills in business development and financial management. 40 business women, who came through an online application process, will attend the two-day masterclass, which will cover financial ... Read More »

Rejection of PDP server inspection request marks triumph of justice over propaganda-Garba Shehu

Rejection of PDP server inspection request marks triumph of justice over propaganda-Garba Shehu

In a landmark ruling by the Presidential Election Tribunal, a desperate attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to overreach judicial process was overwhelmingly rejected by a unanimous decision and the long standing principle of law has once again been re-enacted. An attempt to cause the determination of an issue that constitutes the fulcrum of contention between the parties, at ... Read More »

The spirit of God is hovering over Nigeria – Osinbajo

The spirit of God is hovering over Nigeria – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has encouraged Nigerians to endure the current challenges facing the country, saying they are signs the country is set to attain greatness. He added that “the spirit of God is hovering over Nigeria.” The Vice –President spoke this during a service at a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Bronx, New York. Osinbajo, ... Read More »

Ensure renewed commitment in tackling Nigeria’s challenges, German foundation’s Country Rep tells Buhari, NASS

Ensure renewed commitment in tackling Nigeria’s challenges, German foundation’s Country Rep tells Buhari, NASS

Dr Vladimir Kreck, Country Representative, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), a German Foundation, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to renew his commitment towards tackling  increasing security challenges in the country. Kreck, who gave the advice, on Monday, in an interview with our reporter in Abuja, also urged  the 9th National Assembly to hit the ground running towards confronting those challenges the nation was ... Read More »