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EFCC files $2m money laundering charge against Atiku’s lawyer

EFCC files $2m money laundering charge against Atiku’s lawyer

  *Atiku Abubakar* The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has filed a money laundering charge against Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, lawyer to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 election. The anti-corruption agency accused Osagie of laundering $2million ahead of this year’s general elections in which Atiku contested against the All ... Read More »

Man arrested over murder of two persons

Man arrested over murder of two persons

By Adebola Owolola Men of Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday 7th of August, 2019 arrested one Oladosu Nureni ‘m’ a.k.a Otelee over the murder of two persons in Iwoye village via Ilaro. The suspect on the 27th of March, 2019 allegedly killed one Onifade Ajani with dane gun for yet to be known reason, and while the community people ... Read More »

WAEC fees: Gov. Zulum approves release of N152.6 million for 24,323 Borno students

WAEC fees: Gov. Zulum approves release of N152.6 million for 24,323 Borno students

   Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the release of N152.6 million to settle the registration fees of twenty four thousand, three hundred and twenty three indigenous students in Borno State, who sat for the May/June 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council, WAEC. Special Adviser on Public Relations and ... Read More »

Ogun to establish dry port at Ewekoro LGA, says Gov Abiodun

Ogun to establish dry port at Ewekoro LGA, says Gov Abiodun

  A dry port that would encourage the processing of agricultural products for export, would be established around Itori in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State. The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun disclosed this, when he received a team from African Development Bank, led by the Senior Special Adviser to the President, Prof. Oyebanjo Oyelaran- Oyeyinka, on a courtesy ... Read More »

Features: A Special Anniversary Love Note, By Tunde Akanni, PhD

Features: A Special Anniversary Love Note, By Tunde Akanni, PhD

To ensure that I purge this gratitude to Allah of boast, I shed off the suggestion from my literary instinct framed as “My wife is Better than Yours” an adaptation of My Mercedes is Bigger than Yours which happens to be the title of a novel by Nkem Nwankwo published in 1975. My resort to this article of appreciation to ... Read More »

Eid: NSCIA Felicitates With Muslims

Eid: NSCIA Felicitates With Muslims

1440AH ‘EIDEL ADHA GOODWILL MESSAGE The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA),  under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence,  Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, felicitates with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah and indeed the entire Muslim world on the auspicious occasion of the 1440 AH ‘EidelAdha celebrations. We beseech Allah to grant us the ... Read More »

World Bank investments in Nigeria hit $11 billion

World Bank investments in Nigeria hit $11 billion

The World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Mr. Rachid Benmessaoud, has said the bank’s net portfolio commitment to the country currently stood at over $11 billion, with 30 operational projects in all the states of the federation. Speaking at the Nigeria Portfolio Performance Awards, which was organised in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Finance, Benmessaoud on Thursday said the ... Read More »

LASG warns against alterations of approved designs of govt. owned Estates

LASG warns against alterations of approved designs of govt. owned Estates

  Mr Akewusola during an inspection visit to a govt.owned estate* Lagos State Government has issued warnings to the residents of state owned housing estates to desist from modifying the approved designs of structures within the estates. The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Housing, Mr. Wasiu Akewusola gave this warning during a meeting with the representatives of the ... Read More »

Ogun Elders Forum Applauds Gov Abiodun On Fact Finding Committees

Ogun Elders Forum Applauds Gov Abiodun On Fact Finding Committees

  * Gov Abiodun with the elders* Members of the Ogun State Elders Consultative Forum have applauded the State government for setting up Committees to look into various issues affecting the State. The Coordinator of the Forum, Chief Taiwo Alimi, who gave the commendation when the Forum paid a courtesy call on the state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun in his ... Read More »

EFCC Hands over Badeh’s Forfeited Property to North East Development Commission

EFCC Hands over Badeh’s Forfeited Property to North East Development Commission

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, August 8, 2019, handed over a 13 bedroom, one-storey building and a basement, forfeited by the late Chief of Defence Staff, (CDS) Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, to the management of North East Development Commission, (NEDC). The property was forfeited on the order of the court, following diligent prosecution of ... Read More »

Proposed health sector reforms won’t involve government divestment  –  BPE

Proposed health sector reforms won’t involve government divestment – BPE

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh, has assured the nation that the proposed reforms in the health sector being canvassed by the agency would not involve divestiture of the Government from any health facility. He explained that the reforms would entail a repositioning of the health sector to ... Read More »

NDLEA’s promotional exam clashes with Jummat prayer- MURIC

NDLEA’s promotional exam clashes with Jummat prayer- MURIC

One of the courses to be taken during the forthcoming promotion examination of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) clashes with the statutory Friday Jumu‘ah prayer. The course, DDR, which stands for Drug Demand Reduction, is scheduled for 1130 to 1330 hours (i.e. 11.30 am to 1.30 pm) on Friday 16th August, 2019. The course is billed to be taken ... Read More »

Eid-el Kabir: Osun Poly postpones CBT for HND applicants

Eid-el Kabir: Osun Poly postpones CBT for HND applicants

Management of Osun State Polytechnic Iree has postponed the Qualifying Computer Based Test (CBT) for applicants of Higher National Diploma (HND) Programme of the Institution for the 2019/2020 academic session earlier slated for Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August, 2019. A release signed by Registrar of the Institution, Mr. Busari Salawu idicates that the new date for the Computer Based ... Read More »

IGP in Zone XI, Osogbo: Visits PMF Training College, Ila-Orangun

IGP in Zone XI, Osogbo: Visits PMF Training College, Ila-Orangun

  The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Wednesday visited the PMF Training College, Ila- Orangun to assess the level of the ongoing training for the Special Forces, recently created by the IGP,. The visit was to enable the IGP to assess the preparedness of the special outfit ahead of its deployment to the South-West and other zones to complement existing ... Read More »

Police queries Army: Where is the notorious kidnapper ‘rescued’ by the soldiers?

Police queries Army: Where is the notorious kidnapper ‘rescued’ by the soldiers?

“The Force also considers it insensitive, disrespectful and unpatriotic for the Press Release by the Army to continue to describe Policemen on lawful National Assignment as ‘suspected kidnappers’ long after it had become crystal clear to the Army that these are Law Enforcement Officers who unfortunately were gruesomely murdered in the line of duty by Nigerian soldiers attached to 93 ... Read More »