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Buhari approves appointments of eleven personal staff

Buhari approves appointments of eleven personal staff

Press Statement: PRESIDENT BUHARI MAKES APPOINTMENTS OF PERSONAL STAFF President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following appointments of personal staff. Mohammed Sarki Abba – Senior Special Assistant to the President (Household and Social Events) Ya’u Shehu Darazo – Senior Special Assistant to the President (Special Duties) Dr Suhayb Sanusi Rafindadi – Personal Physician to the President Amb. Lawal A. Kazaure ... Read More »

The Companion holds lecture on Hajj: Virtues, Benefits and Business Opportunities

The Companion holds lecture on Hajj: Virtues, Benefits and Business Opportunities

The Lagos District of The Companion, an association of Muslim men in business and the profession, is billed to hold a lecture on Hajj: Virtues , Benefits and Business Opportunities on Sunday, 7th July, 2019. A statement from the Public Affairs Unit of the association said the lecturer is Imam AbdulJaleel Oloriaje and that venue is the Lagos State House ... Read More »

Nigeria: 80,000 families receive seeds and cash for the rainy season

Nigeria: 80,000 families receive seeds and cash for the rainy season

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI   The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has distributed seeds to over 80,000 families affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence across Nigeria in anticipation of the 2019 planting season.    Maize, millet, rice, cowpea, hibiscus, sesame and vegetable seeds were given to the families depending on the type of farming practiced ... Read More »

EKEDC Donates Equipment to ICT Training Centre for Girls

EKEDC Donates Equipment to ICT Training Centre for Girls

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Friday donated to WAYREFOUNDATION, a non-profit that is committed to the advocacy and empowerment of young women and girls through ICT training and STEM (Science, Education, Technology and Mathematics) Education. *L-R: Idemudia Godwin, Adegbenro Sheri (CACO), WayreFoundation Representative, Osinubi Oyinlola* The donation which is in furtherance of EKEDC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is also ... Read More »

Buhari warns herdsmen returning from south against grazing on farms

Buhari warns herdsmen returning from south against grazing on farms

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that herdsmen returning from the South due to the rainy season must respect the boundaries of farmers and villagers, while the communities must refrain from attacking herdsmen. The warning was handed down on Friday in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in which the president also ... Read More »

People are amazed at what Prof Zulum has achieved within 35 days as Borno Governor, says Senator Kashim Shettima

People are amazed at what Prof Zulum has achieved within 35 days as Borno Governor, says Senator Kashim Shettima

Former Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima. Immediate past Governor of Borno State, Sen. Kashim Shettima, has said that his successor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, will do well as governor. Shettima who represents Borno Central Senatorial District, stated this after plenary at the National Assembly, saying he was not surprised by the outstanding performance of Zulum in his 35 days in ... Read More »

PDP suspends Elumelu, Ikpeazu, Oke, others

PDP suspends Elumelu, Ikpeazu, Oke, others

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended seven of ite members in the House of Reps for one month. The affected Rep members are Ndudi Elumelu, Lynda Ikpeazu, Wole Oke, Anayo Edwin, Gideon Gwadi, Toby Okechukwu and Adekoya Abdul-Majid. The suspension followed the failure of the lawmakers to honour invitation issued to them yesterday, asking them ... Read More »

Diezani Alison-Madueke forfeits $40 million jewelry

Diezani Alison-Madueke forfeits $40 million jewelry

Hundreds of jewelry including bangles, earrings, and wristwatches allegedly belonging to a former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, are among the items temporarily forfeited to the Nigerian government. The jewelry was worth about $40million. The forfeiture was ordered by a Federal High Court, Lagos on Friday following an application brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The items ... Read More »

Police Grant Senator Elisha Abbo Bail

Police Grant Senator Elisha Abbo Bail

The Police toady granted Senator Elisha Abbo who was caught assaulting a woman on camera in a sex toy shop, bail after spending a night in custody. Bala Ciroma, a Commissioner of Police, said Abbo was allowed to go home on Friday after meeting a set of administrative conditions. The senator was arrested yesterday after turning himself in to the ... Read More »

BREAKING: Buhari Reappoints SGF, Chief of Staff

BREAKING: Buhari Reappoints SGF, Chief of Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Mr Boss Mustapha and Malam Abba Kyari as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and Chief of Staff, CoS, respectively. Garba Shehu, spokesman for the president, disclosed this in a statement today. “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Mr Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and ... Read More »

TINUBU and OANDO SAGA: COURT ADJOURNS TILL 22 JULY FOR HEARING

TINUBU and OANDO SAGA: COURT ADJOURNS TILL 22 JULY FOR HEARING

By Our Reporter A Lagos Federal high court judge, Ayokunle Faji, has adjourned all the cases involving Oando Plc, Securities Exchange commission and other interested parties till 22nd of July 2019 for the hearing of the pending applications and the substantive suit. Justice Faji adjourned the cases yesterday till the aforementioned date to be heard by the vacation judge since ... Read More »

SHOCKING! Days After Welcoming New Child, Rapper Olamide Might Be Expecting Another Baby

SHOCKING! Days After Welcoming New Child, Rapper Olamide Might Be Expecting Another Baby

The hits just keep coming folks! Shocking reports have it that, Nigerian rapper, Olamide who welcomed his second child with fiancee, Bukunmi earlier this week is set to welcome another bundle of joy. This time it’s with Radio personality, Maria Okan! According to reports, when Maria who is a radio personality discovered she was one month pregnant for Olamide, she ... Read More »

Islam and Religious Imperialism

Islam and Religious Imperialism

By Tola Adeniyi I was named Muhammadu Saheed on the 8th day of my birth. I was boarded in a Quran school at age 4 and graduated at age 10 with a talk-of-the-town Wolimat ceremony in Ago-Iwoye. I have also had the privilege of performing the Hadj in Mecca and Medina a number of times. My great grandfather, my grandfather ... Read More »

APC Aspirants Forum (Oyo State Chapter) kicks against Federal Appointments for ‘unfeeling’ Oyo APC leadership

APC Aspirants Forum (Oyo State Chapter) kicks against Federal Appointments for ‘unfeeling’ Oyo APC leadership

The Oyo State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) Aspirants Forum has called on the Federal Government, controlled by the party, not to compensate the same leadership that contributed to the failure of APC in the state during the last election with federal appointments. *President Buhari* The Research and Communications Office of the chapter in a statement titled “OYO APC ... Read More »

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Oyetola as Osun Governor, dismisses Adeleke’s appeal

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Oyetola as Osun Governor, dismisses Adeleke’s appeal

The Supreme Court on Friday morning in Abuja dismissed the appeal of Senator Ademola Adeleke challenging the declaration of Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of the Osun State governorship election. Five justices of the court were in favour of Oyetola while two were against. In the lead judgement by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, the apex court declared that the ... Read More »

Be Ready To Defend Yourself – Ohanaze Chieftain Tells Southerners On Expulsion Threat From North

Be Ready To Defend Yourself – Ohanaze Chieftain Tells Southerners On Expulsion Threat From North

Chief John Nnia Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the pan Igbo socio-political organization, has described the expulsion threat by a coalition of Northern Groups issued to Southerners resident in the North if the Federal Government did not rescind its decision to suspend the RUGA settlement policy within 30 days as irresponsible, unlawful and provocative. In a release signed ... Read More »

Senator Abbo detained by Police over assault in adult toys shop

Senator Abbo detained by Police over assault in adult toys shop

The Police on Thursday detained Senator Elisha Abbo over his controversial assault on the saleswoman of an adult toys shop in Abuja. The detention was carried out by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the Police which has subsequently commenced investigation into the case. The assault carried out by the Senator was captured on a trending video on social ... Read More »

Reps urge IGP to flush out bandits, kidnappers from Sokoto

Reps urge IGP to flush out bandits, kidnappers from Sokoto

The House of Representatives on Thursday, called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, to flush out bandits and kidnappers from Sokoto state. The call followed a motion by Rep Saidu Bargaja (PDP-Sokoto) and five others at plenary in Abuja. The lower chamber, which noted that the attacks by the hoodlums extended to adjoining states, also urged other ... Read More »

Opinion: Adamawa LGA Transition Committees are unconstitutional, unlawful, By Dr. Umar Ardo

Opinion: Adamawa LGA Transition Committees are unconstitutional, unlawful, By Dr. Umar Ardo

The so-called law passed by the Adamawa State House of Assembly and assented to by Governor Ahmed Umaru Fintiri under which the Adamawa State Government constituted the so-called Local Governments Transition Committees is unconstitutional and unlawful. Section 7(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) stipulates as follows:- “The system of local government by democratically ... Read More »

Nine Nigerians killed in airstrike on migrants centre in Libya, Dabiri-Erewa mourns

Nine Nigerians killed in airstrike on migrants centre in Libya, Dabiri-Erewa mourns

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has condoled with the families of nine Nigerians involved in early Wednesday’s airstrike on migrant detention centre in Libya, which killed 44  migrants. In a statement ,she said it was disheartening  that nine Nigerians have been identified as victims in the unfortunate incident In the statement signed by Abdu-Rahman Balogun, the ... Read More »