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Photo News: Osoba presents autobiography to Buhari

Photo News: Osoba presents autobiography to Buhari

Former governor of Ogun State and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Olusegun Osoba on Wednesday presented a copy of autobiography, “Battlelines, Adventure in Journalism and Politics” to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Read More »

Ogun Govt. Opens Job Portal For Unemployed Youths, Graduates

Ogun Govt. Opens Job Portal For Unemployed Youths, Graduates

The job portal promised by the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, is finally ready. The portal, in a statement issued in Abeokuta by the Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, would register, on a continuous basis, unemployed youths in the State with a view to providing them jobs suitable for their trade and academic qualifications. He gave the site ... Read More »

Hajj: Dabiri-Erewa warns Pilgrims not to take drugs, others to Saudi Arabia

Hajj: Dabiri-Erewa warns Pilgrims not to take drugs, others to Saudi Arabia

As inaugural flight of intending Muslim pilgrims to 2019 Hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia commenced on Wednesday, Hon. Abike Dabiri- Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has warned them to resist any temptation to take hard drugs to Saudi Arabia, reminding them that it attracts death penalty. In a statement by the NIDCOM Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, she ... Read More »

UBEC to introduce cluster learning centers for the girl child- Dr Hamid Bobboyi

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), as part of its commitment to addressing and paving way for improved and inclusive basic education delivery across the country, will soon set up Cluster Learning Centers for the Girl Child (CCLCGs). UBEC Executive Secretary, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi made this disclosure in Kaduna at a roundtable convened for the development of a framework for ... Read More »

We Will Receive List Of Ministerial Nominees Before End Of This Week- Senate President

We Will Receive List Of Ministerial Nominees Before End Of This Week- Senate President

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, disclosed Wednesday that the Senate will before the end of this week, receive the list of ministerial nominees from President Muhammadu Buhari. Lawan stated this while responding to a Point of Order raised by Senator Albert Bassey Akpan (PDP, Akwa Ibom North East) who expressed worries over the delay in the presentation of ... Read More »

Niger Delta sports development summit gets July date

The Niger Delta sports summit being put in place by Erupts Sports Consults in conjunction with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has been scheduled to hold on July 25, 2019 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The CEO of Erupts Sports Consult, Opukiri Jones-Ere, said the summit, which will hold at the Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt, will also have ... Read More »

2019 HAJJ: FCT COMMENCES AIRLIFT OF PILGRIMS ON SATURDAY 19TH JULY

2019 HAJJ: FCT COMMENCES AIRLIFT OF PILGRIMS ON SATURDAY 19TH JULY

The airlift of intending pilgrims from the Federal Capital Territory for this year’s hajj is to commence on Saturday 19th of July. The Director of the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Malam Muhammad Bashir disclosed this at a meeting with officials selected to participate in the operation at the permanent hajj transit camp, Bassan Jiwa, near the Nnamdi Azikiwe International ... Read More »

AFCON:  Play with determination against South Africa, Ejidke, pillar of sports, tasks Eagles

AFCON: Play with determination against South Africa, Ejidke, pillar of sports, tasks Eagles

As the stage is set for the quarter final match between Super Eagles of Nigeria and Bafana Bafana of South Africa, the Nigeria Pillar of Sports, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidke, J. P has tasked the Nigerian side to play with great zeal and determination to triumph over the opponent. Chief Ejidke in a statement sounded that there had been surprises ... Read More »

We have not donated land for RUGA or NLTP – South East Governors’ Forum

We have not donated land for RUGA or NLTP – South East Governors’ Forum

The South East Governors’ Forum has denied that any of the five governors in the South east geo-political zone donated land for the suspended RUGA or the National Livestock Transformation Plan, NLTP, programmes of the federal government. This was contained in a communiqué signed by Prof Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, Director General, South East Governors’ Forum and released yesterday. It read: ... Read More »

UI Hijab Crisis: MURIC declares Day Of Solidarity

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has declared Friday, 12th July, 2019 as a Day of Solidarity with female Muslim girls who are facing persecution in South West Nigeria for wearing hijab. This is coming on the heels of a video clip showing the molestation of female Muslim students at the International School of the University of Ibadan (ISI). MURIC declared ... Read More »

Ruga Is Colonialism – Taraba Governor

Ruga Is Colonialism – Taraba Governor

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has described the Ruga initiative as a form of colonialism, saying it should not only be suspended but cancelled. The federal government had proposed the idea as a means of addressing the incessant clashes between cattle rearers and farmers but it was suspended following public outcry against it. Speaking with journalists at the Government ... Read More »

VIOLENT SHI’ITE PROTEST: IGP orders 24 hour surveillance on FCT and environs

By Bola Owolola Following the violent protest by members of the El-Zakzakky Group yesterday at the National Assembly, Abuja, which led to the unprovoked assault on and injury to Police personnel as well as damage to public properties, the Inspector General of Police, M.A Adamu, has ordered a 24hr Police surveillance in the FCT and its environs. Similarly, the Commissioners ... Read More »

Magu Tasks CSOs on Neutrality and Integrity

By Bola Owolola The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has charged Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across the country to always ensure neutrality and integrity in their advocacy and civil engagements. Magu gave the charge yesterday through the Port Harcourt’s Zonal Head of the EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, while receiving representatives of the ... Read More »

Alleged N20.1m Fraud: Witness Indicts Ex-NBA Chairman, Ogunlana

By Bola Owolola The Provost of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikeja Branch, Lagos, Olubunmi Odeniyi, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, told Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, how insurance premium funds paid by members of the association were not remitted to any insurance company during the administrations of two former chairmen of the ... Read More »

Ogun Customs’ Command intercepts 29,905 bags of rice, others in 6 months

Ogun Customs’ Command intercepts 29,905 bags of rice, others in 6 months

The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 29, 905 bags of smuggled rice and 197 vehicles popularly known as ‘tokunbo’ between January and June 2019. It said the seizures were made at the Idiroko border and the adjoining communities. The Controller of the Ogun State Area Command, Mr. Michael Agbara, disclosed this yesterday at its Idiroko ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun’s Special Adviser on Job Creation is Jobberman’s co-founder

Gov Abiodun’s Special Adviser on Job Creation is Jobberman’s co-founder

The newly appointed Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Youth Empowerment and Job Creation is a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Jobberman, West Africa’s most popular job search engine. *Olalekan Olude* The appointment of Olalekan Olude was announced on Tuesday alongside six other key Advisers to the Ogun State Governor. *Olude and his colleagues* ... Read More »

65,000 Pilgrims to be airlifted for 2019 Hajj -NAHCON

65,000 Pilgrims to be airlifted for 2019 Hajj -NAHCON

About sixty five thousand intended pilgrims are expected to be air lifted for the 2019 Hajj with the national flag off commencing on Wednesday July 10, from the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport, Katsina State. Acting Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barr. Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad disclosed this on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to Katsina State. *Barr. ... Read More »