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Access Bank To Set Up Creative Arts, ICT Village in Abeokuta

Access Bank To Set Up Creative Arts, ICT Village in Abeokuta

The Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank PLC, Herbert Wigwe Wednesday disclosed plans by the financial institution to erect a 15 storey building and a creative arts and entertainment village in Abeokuta. The bank also plans a hub for information and communications technology (ICT) software and content development in the state. Herbert Wigwe who made this ... Read More »

National Livestock Transformation Plan Voluntary – NEC

The NEC Committee on Farmers/Herders Crisis under the chairmanship of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at a meeting today resolved that any state that is interested in the National Livestock Transformation Plan, NLTP, should bring development plan in line with NLTP for implementation in such state. The plan must be unique based on the challenges of the state. Those who attended ... Read More »

Gov. Makinde Names Executive Adviser and Special Adviser on Legislative Matters

Gov. Makinde Names Executive Adviser and Special Adviser on Legislative Matters

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has approved the appointment of Mr. Debo Akande as his Executive Adviser, Agricbusiness and Mr. Adejumobi Samuel Ademola as Special Adviser on Legislative Matters. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said that the two appointments take immediate effect. Akande, the newly named Executive Adviser, Agricbusiness, is a ... Read More »

AIG Leye Oyebade on a one-day visit to Saki Area Command restates IGP’s determination to end kidnapping, banditry

AIG Leye Oyebade on a one-day visit to Saki Area Command restates IGP’s determination to end kidnapping, banditry

“Just recently, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, NPM, mni supported the zone with some vehicles and additional personnel to man strategic flashpoints where there have been security challenges lately. ” *AIG Oyebade (4th from right)* SPEECH DELIVERED BY AIG ADELEYE O. OYEBADE, mni ASSISTANT INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, ZONE XI, OSOGBO DURING A ONE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO SAKI AREA COMMAND, ... Read More »

N1.4billion fraud: How N700million was funneled to Paul Uzoro’s account – EFCC witness

N1.4billion fraud: How N700million was funneled to Paul Uzoro’s account – EFCC witness

By Our Reporter The trial of the Paul Usoro, president, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, for fraud related offences has commenced as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, called its first witness. Usoro is being prosecuted before the Federal High Court, Lagos, for alleged fraud of N1.4billion belonging to Akwa Ibom State. The witness, Udom Idongesit, a Relations Manager at ... Read More »

Opinion: SENATOR ELISHA ISHAKA ABBO AND HIS PUBLIC MESS, By Rahaman Onike

Opinion: SENATOR ELISHA ISHAKA ABBO AND HIS PUBLIC MESS, By Rahaman Onike

As the senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is trying to settle down for serious legislative business after their inauguration, Nigerians still hold divergent views on whether or not the 9th Assembly would be able to make a difference with the treading CCTV footage showing the brutal encounter between Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo and young nursing mother at Adult ... Read More »

Assault: I am deeply remorseful, says Senator Elisha Abbo

Assault: I am deeply remorseful, says Senator Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has issued an apology to the saleswoman he assaulted at an Abuja adult toys shop, saying to err is human and to forgive is divine. He also pleaded with Nigerians to overlook his shortcoming, which he admitted “has brought immense discomfort in our body polity.” In a statement he delivered at a press conference, the errant Senator ... Read More »

Photo News: Police Children School, Zaria PTA pays courtesy visit on Police Area Commander

Photo News: Police Children School, Zaria PTA pays courtesy visit on Police Area Commander

The Parents Teachers Association of Police Children School, Zaria, Kaduna State on Wednesday morning paid a courtesy visit on Asst. Commissioner of Police Surajo Fana, the Police Area Commander Zaria. From left:- 1.Usman Mohammed(FIN. SEC.) 2.S.P.Yahaya Abubakar 3. Shafiu Dayi. 4.Alh. Umar Garba (Garkuwa Dan Barhim Zazzau). 5.Area Commander, Zaria – Asst. Commissioner of Police Surajo Fana 6. Hassan Usman(Head ... Read More »

Senate Sets Committee to Investigate Member Over Woman Assault

Senate Sets Committee to Investigate Member Over Woman Assault

By Haruna Salami The Senate has set up an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate alleged assault by Senator Elisha Abbo representing Adamawa North Senatorial district on a nursing mother at a sex toy shop seen in viral video. Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central senatorial district who drew the attention of the Senate through order 14 explained that the video would ... Read More »

EFCC Asks Court to Dismiss Adoke, Dan-Etete’s Application to Set Aside Arrest Warrant

EFCC Asks Court to Dismiss Adoke, Dan-Etete’s Application to Set Aside Arrest Warrant

By Bola Owolola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has asked Justice Danlami Senchi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Jabi, Abuja, to dismiss an application brought by the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, seeking an order to vacate a warrant of arrest order issued against him and five others in ... Read More »

Money Laundering: How Senator Bassey Took Possession of Vehicles Worth N204m

By Bola Owolola A prosecution witness, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has told Justice A.A. Okeke of a Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, how Senator Albert Bassey, took possession of vehicles worth N204 million at the instance of one Olajide Omokore, whose companies executed contracts for the Akwa Ibom State Government. The Senator, who previously served as the State’s Commissioner for ... Read More »

Alleged N950 Fraud: Shekarau, Others Know Fate September 20

Alleged N950 Fraud: Shekarau, Others Know Fate September 20

By Bola Owolola Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Kano, has adjourned the case involving the former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, and two others to September 20, 2019 for ruling on the no-case submission, filed by the defendants. Shekarau is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, alongside Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali and ... Read More »

Alleged N6.9bn Fraud: EFCC Re-arraigns Fayose

By Bola Owolola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has re-arraigned a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on an 11-count charge bordering on money laundering and stealing to the tune ofN6.9billion. Fayose was arraigned alongside one of his firms, Spotless Investment Limited, for the ... Read More »

Bandits  Invade Home of Ekiti Ex deputy speaker

Bandits Invade Home of Ekiti Ex deputy speaker

By Adewumi Ademiju, Ado -Ekiti Suspected assailants have reportedly besieged home of former deputy speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Right Honourable Olusegun Adewumi. The assailants it was gathered invaded the residence on Tuesday 2nd July around 2am midnight. The miscreants allegedly forced their ways in and trooped into the compound . An eyewitness said they didn’t cart away ... Read More »

Breaking: Why Buhari suspended RUGA Settlements Scheme- National Economic Council

Breaking: Why Buhari suspended RUGA Settlements Scheme- National Economic Council

The National Economic Council on Wednesday explained why the controversial Rural Grazing Area Settlements schedule was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari. The suspension came up earlier today, Wednesday and Ebonyi state governor David Umahi, same day after a meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) Committee on farmers/herders crisis chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo gave explanation for the suspension. ... Read More »

Omo-Agege appoints  five Special Advisers

Omo-Agege appoints five Special Advisers

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Wednesday in Abuja approved the appointments of five Special Advisers that would take charge of critical departments in his office. They are Mr. Alex Onwudiamu, Deputy Chief of Staff; Elder Omeni Sobotie, Special Adviser, Political Affairs; Mr. Godwin Anaughe, Special Adviser, Special Duties; Prince Efe Duku, Special Adviser, Legislative and ... Read More »

IGP Orders Arrest of Sen. Elisha Abbo, Orderly for Assaulting Salesgirl in Abuja

IGP Orders Arrest of Sen. Elisha Abbo, Orderly for Assaulting Salesgirl in Abuja

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of Senator Elisha Abbo and his orderly for allegedly physically abusing a salesgirl in Abuja. Investigations are ongoing at the Federal Capital Territory police headquarters by a team of detectives set up by the IGP. The news of the attack went viral after a video recorded by the ... Read More »

Police in massive manhunt for kidnappers in Ondo,Osun, Oyo states

Police in massive manhunt for kidnappers in Ondo,Osun, Oyo states

“With more logistic support from the Inspector-General of Police, and approval of more PMF personnel, we have successfully manned the blackspots in Ikire along Ibadan/Ife Expressway, Iwaraja along Ilesa/Akure expressway and other identified blackspots across the three states.” PRESS RELEASE ON 3RD JULY, 2019 ARREST OF KIDNAP SUSPECT AND UPDATE ON GENERAL SECURITY IN ZONE XI, OSOGBO While officers and ... Read More »

Nigeria’s youngest Senator caught on camera assaulting woman in adult toy shop

Nigeria’s youngest Senator caught on camera assaulting woman in adult toy shop

Senator Elisha Abbo, said to be Nigeria’s youngest senator has been caught on camera physically assaulting a woman at an adult toy shop in Abuja. Abbo, representing Adamawa-North senatorial district on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) descended on the woman after she pleaded with him not to physically assault the shop owner whom the senator had ... Read More »

RUGA is going to be an explosion if not handle with care, Soyinka warns

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has called for caution in the implementation of the controversial Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) Settlements project. Soyinka who spoke on Tuesday in Lagos during the launch of United Nations’ Solutions 17 SDG programme said “Ruga is going to be an explosion if not handled with care. But why do we not take our policies from ... Read More »