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Gov Abiodun Appoints Sarafa-Yusuf, Six Others As Key Advisers

Gov Abiodun Appoints Sarafa-Yusuf, Six Others As Key Advisers

As the Ogun State government settles down to work, Governor Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of seven senior aides. The new appointees are; Chief Economic Adviser – Dapo Okubadejo; Senior Special Adviser on Political Affairs – Hon, Tunji Egbetokun; Special Adviser on Information – Modele Sarafa-Yusuf; Special Adviser, Government House – Hon. Babatunde Olaotan; Special Adviser on Job Creation ... Read More »

Buratai remains Chief of Army Staff despite promotion of Adeosun to same rank with him– Army

Buratai remains Chief of Army Staff despite promotion of Adeosun to same rank with him– Army

Nigerian Army Headquarters Tuesday evening debunked speculations that the newly promoted Lt.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun has been made the Chief of Army Staff. The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, in a statement clarified that Adeosun still remained the Chief of Training and Operations at the Army Headquarters. That in effect debunked insinuation that he had replaced Lt. ... Read More »

Ohanaeze lauds Gov Ayade’s industrialisation drive

Ohanaeze lauds Gov Ayade’s industrialisation drive

Apex Igbo socio-Cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Cross River State Chapter, has commended Governor Ben Ayade on his industrialisation drive, promising to work with him to ensure its actualisation. The association also congratulated him on his re-election and enjoined him to see his second coming as an opportunity to better the lives of the citizenry. In statement signed by the President ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari approves accelerated promotion for Generals Adeosun, Biu for gallantry in war against Boko Haram

Breaking: Buhari approves accelerated promotion for Generals Adeosun, Biu for gallantry in war against Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved accelerated promotion of two senior officers and a Lieutenant of the Nigerian Army. This was disclosed on Tuesday in a statement issued by Colonel Sagur Musa, Acting Director Army Public Relations. The statement read: “The present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to demonstrate total and unflinching support to the Armed Forces of Nigeria ... Read More »

Bloody Tuesday at National Assembly as Shiites clash with security agents

Bloody Tuesday at National Assembly as Shiites clash with security agents

A protest on Tuesday by members of the Shiite group, otherwise known as members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, turned violent at the National Assembly as they engaged security operatives in a bloody confrontation. The Shiites who were protesting the continued incerceration of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Elzakzaky, stormed the National Assembly complex, smashing vehicles and shooting at the ... Read More »

Oyo Govt. Bans Illegal Fees Collection In Primary, Secondary Schools

Oyo Govt. Bans Illegal Fees Collection In Primary, Secondary Schools

The Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has banned illegal fee collections in all Primary and Secondary schools owned by the state government. A circular released by the Head of Service of Oyo State, Mrs. Amidat Ololade Agboola, which was directed to Permanent Secretaries and heads of Education related agencies confirmed the order by the Governor on today. A ... Read More »

EFCC Canvasses for Asset Recovery, Marks AU Anti-corruption Day with Road Walk, Round Table Discussion

EFCC Canvasses for Asset Recovery, Marks AU Anti-corruption Day with Road Walk, Round Table Discussion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Thursday, July 11, 2019 host a public education and sensitization Road Walk, as well as a Round Table Discussion on Asset Recovery and Return, to mark the 3rd African Union, AU Anti-Corruption Day. This year’s theme: “Towards a Common African Position on Asset Recovery”, will be the focus of the Round ... Read More »

Sterling Bank Commences Bankruptcy Proceeding Against Lagos businessman, Jaiyesimi

Sterling Bank Commences Bankruptcy Proceeding Against Lagos businessman, Jaiyesimi

By Our Reporter A Federal High Court, Lagos, has restrained a Lagos businessman, Adeniyi Adebulugbe Jaiyesimi, who resides at 16 Wesley Close, Friends Colony Estate, Lekki and carries on business at Donex Technical Services Ltd. as the Managing Director of the company, from operating, withdrawing from or dealing with his funds in any bank or financial institution within Nigeria pending ... Read More »

Enforce strict penalties for rape cases—Omo-Agege

Enforce strict penalties for rape cases—Omo-Agege

Deputy President of Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Tuesday in Abuja harped on the need for a strict implementation of the penalties prescribed for rape by relevant laws in the country. The senator, however, cautioned against enacting more legislations to fight the scourge, noting that the penalties for rape in the country’s extant laws were enough to punish and deter ... Read More »

FUTO Student Caught Trying To Use Course-Mate For Ritual

FUTO Student Caught Trying To Use Course-Mate For Ritual

A Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) student has been apprehended  after he tried to use a fellow student for money ritual so that his ”yahoo-yahoo” will go smoothly. Recounting how the incident occurred, Daniel, a final year student of Biological Science and the ritualist’s victim said his ordeal began after he took him (ritualist) in after his claim of being arrested ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Lesley Nnena Arimah Wins 2019 Caine Prize

Nigeria’s Lesley Nnena Arimah Wins 2019 Caine Prize

Nigeria’s Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 2019 edition of the Caine Prize for African Writing. Her short story ‘Skinned’ was adjudged the best of the lot and the Nigerian writer, who won the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa, will receive £10000(Ten Thousand Pounds) for her efforts. Dr. Peter Kimani, Chair of Judges announced Lesley as the winner ... Read More »

Chief Osoba’s life and the power of building bridges, finding common ground—VP Yemi Osinbajo

Chief Osoba’s life and the power of building bridges, finding common ground—VP Yemi Osinbajo

                                                *Chief Olusegun Osoba*                       No Discrimination in Death Being a speech delivered by the Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo at a book launch to mark Chief Olusegun Osoba’s 80th birthday. PROTOCOL Chief Olusegun Osoba’s illustrious career as journalist ... Read More »

Rape allegation: Try Pastor Fatoyinbo in Lagos – Lawyers

Rape allegation: Try Pastor Fatoyinbo in Lagos – Lawyers

Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates, a civil rights organisation, has demanded that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, who is enmeshed in a rape allegation should be tried in Lagos. In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, Pelumi Olajengbesi, coordinator of the group, said the case would be diligently monitored with a view to checking ... Read More »

Reintroducing Ruga Will Disintegrate Nigeria – Edwin Clark

Reintroducing Ruga Will Disintegrate Nigeria – Edwin Clark

Elder statesman and convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Chief Edwin Clark, has warned the Federal Government not to reintroduce the suspended controversial Ruga scheme as such may lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. Chief Clark gave the warning in an interview with journalists yesterday. “Nigeria belongs to all of us. It is true that this country has ... Read More »

EFCC Trains Officers on Digital Banking Operations, Investigation

EFCC Trains Officers on Digital Banking Operations, Investigation

By Bola Owolola The acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has charged officers of the agency to put in their best in curbing fraud associated with digital banking. Magu made this call at the opening ceremony of a four-day intensive training designed to cover several topics on Digital Banking operation and investigation, holding at the EFCC ... Read More »

Opinion: El Rufai is Wrong on ‘backward North, developing South’,By Babafemi Ojudu

Opinion: El Rufai is Wrong on ‘backward North, developing South’,By Babafemi Ojudu

I love reading my friend Mallam El Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State. You may not always agree with him. You may not like his style. Some even think he talks too much. But here is a man who is passionate about Nigeria, and about governance. He fears no foe and he says and do what he believes in. *Ojudu* ... Read More »

Mele Kyari formally takes over as NNPC GMD, outlines plans for oil sector

Mele Kyari formally takes over as NNPC GMD, outlines plans for oil sector

  *Former NNPC GMD, Dr. Maikanti Baru, dressing the new NNPC GMD, Mallam Kyari, with the NNPC legacy hat and brooch as part of the handover-formalities during a valedictory & hand-over session at the NNPC Towers* The new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, has vowed to reverse the trend of petroleum ... Read More »