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Ministerial list: Buhari, NASS leadership meet in Aso Rock

Ministerial list: Buhari, NASS leadership meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari over dinner on Thursday night met behind closed doors with the leadership of the National Assembly. Chairman of the National Assembly and Senate President, Ahmad Lawan led the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and other leaders to the dinner with the President. The dinner started around 8.00pm at the new Banquet Hall of the ... Read More »

Opinion: New assignment for an old witness,By Dare Babarinsa

Opinion: New assignment for an old witness,By Dare Babarinsa

Chief Olusegun Osoba, the two-time former Governor of Ogun State, is a significant presence on the Nigerian media space. His engaging memoir, Battlelines, is devoted more to his media experience as expected. *Chief Osoba speaking at the book launch* The presentation of the book on Monday July 8, attracted members of the Nigerian ruling class including Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and ... Read More »

President Buhari vests Printing and Minting Plc with sole authority to print e-passports

President Buhari vests Printing and Minting Plc with sole authority to print e-passports

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the production and personalization of all Nigerian E-passports and related documentation shall be the sole responsibility of the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Company (NSPMC). Popularly known as The Mint, the company was established in 1963 with the objective of producing the nation’s currency notes and coins for the Central Bank of Nigeria as ... Read More »

Speaker Gbajabiamila appoints media aides from Channels, The Nation, others ( See names and profiles)

Speaker Gbajabiamila appoints media aides from Channels, The Nation, others ( See names and profiles)

“These appointments take immediate effect.” Press Statement July 11, 2019 APPOINTMENT OF MEDIA AIDES I am pleased to inform the general public of the appointments of the following members of my media team. These appointments take immediate effect. 1. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity – Olanrewaju Lasisi Until this appointment, Olanrewaju Lasisi, 46, was the parliamentary correspondent of Channels ... Read More »

Journalist investigating mysterious killings and disappearances in his community confirmed dead

Journalist investigating mysterious killings and disappearances in his community confirmed dead

In BBC interview, Tanzanian foreign minister says journalist Azory Gwanda is dead In an interview today, Tanzanian Foreign Minister Palamagamba Kabudi said that journalist Azory Gwanda, who has been missing since 2017, is dead. (Photo credit: Mwananchi Publications Limited) Nairobi, July 10, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Tanzanian government to provide a detailed public ... Read More »

EFCC Docks BDC Operator for N16m Fraud

EFCC Docks BDC Operator for N16m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Kano zonal office on July 9, 2019 arraigned one Alaramma Zakari before Justice A.T. Badamasi of a Kano State High Court on a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust. The charge reads: “That you, Alaramma Yahaya Zakari of No 12 Church Street Nasarawa Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa State sometime in the month ... Read More »

Alleged N20m Fraud: How Ex-NBA Chairmen Diverted Association’s Funds – Witness

Alleged N20m Fraud: How Ex-NBA Chairmen Diverted Association’s Funds – Witness

The ongoing trial of two former chairmen of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikeja Branch, Lagos, Adesina Ogunlana and Yinka Farounbi, for an alleged N20.1million fraud before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos continued on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, with a prosecution witness, Thelma Coco-Bassey, further revealing how the defendants diverted the Association’s funds. ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests 17 Suspected Internet Fraudsters

EFCC Arrests 17 Suspected Internet Fraudsters

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office, have arrested seventeen (17) suspected internet fraudsters at their hotel hideout in Warri, Delta State. They were arrested on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in a sting operation. The suspects are: Jolomi Jemide; Suo Ajorbuku; Wilson Chukwuma; Faith Umukoro; Felix Fimber; Isaac Boro; Emmanuel Etanoma; Aghogho Ovuakporaye; Tokoma ... Read More »

Why I am setting up anti-corruption agency in Oyo – Makinde

Why I am setting up anti-corruption agency in Oyo – Makinde

…Says corruption knows no political party Governorr Seyi Makinde has forwarded the Oyo State Anti-Corruption Bill, 2019 to the State House of Assembly for legislative action, declaring that his decision to set up an anti-graft body is in fulfillment of his campaign promise. Governor Makinde, who formally presented a copy of the draft bill to his Special Adviser, Legislative Matters, ... Read More »

NNPC new GMD solicits Senate support to curb cross-border smuggling of petroleum products

NNPC new GMD solicits Senate support to curb cross-border smuggling of petroleum products

Group Managing Director of the NNPC Mallam Mele Kyari has appealed to the Senate to help to curb cross-border smuggling of petroleum products, especially petrol, which he said was posing a challenge to the efforts of the corporation to ensure seamless supply and distribution of products in the country. *R-L: Mallam Kyari, Senate president Ahmed Lawan* He made the appeal ... Read More »

Mohammed, Fashola, Onu set to retain cabinet seats

Mohammed, Fashola, Onu set to retain cabinet seats

…Kachikwu, Aregbesola, Adebayo, Ambode likely to join There were strong indications last night that between 12 and 15 ex-ministers will join President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. It was learnt that the ex-ministers’ names are on the list which was reportedly submitted to Senate President Ahmed  Lawan on Wednesday. But there was still a pall of uncertainty on the size of the ... Read More »

AFCON: Two more victories and we’re there, says President Buhari as he hails victorious Super Eagles

AFCON: Two more victories and we’re there, says President Buhari as he hails victorious Super Eagles

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the Super Eagles for another spectacular outing that has confirmed Nigeria’s progress to the Next Level in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019. With a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, President Buhari believes, like millions of other sports-loving Nigerians, that the mission of having the trophy in our hands for ... Read More »

Ogun government to establish world class ranch –Gov Abiodun

Ogun government to establish world class ranch –Gov Abiodun

Plans are underway by the Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration to establish a world class ranch in Ogun State through the Public Private Partnership. This was disclosed by the Governor on Wednesday when the Management of the Global Diary producers paid him an investment visit at his office in Abeokuta. * Chief Executive Officer, Irish Diary Milk, Global, Samir Boudjada addressing ... Read More »