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No Cause For Alarm – Ambode

No Cause For Alarm – Ambode

The immediate past governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, has assured his supporters that there was no cause for alarm over the raid on his house by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today. In a statement by his media aide, Habib Aruna, the former governor said that the search on his Epe Country home and Parkview ... Read More »

Gunmen Kill Four In Nasarawa Deputy Governor’s Convoy

Gunmen Kill Four In Nasarawa Deputy Governor’s Convoy

Three policemen were reportedly killed by suspected gunmen when the convoy of the Nasarawa state deputy governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe ran into the assailants around Gako hill in Nasarawa Eggon local government, The Nation reports. The incident which also claimed the life of a civilian driver was said to have happened this evening at about 8pm as the deputy governor ... Read More »

Ogun Public-Private-Partnership Yielding Results, says Gov Abiodun

Ogun Public-Private-Partnership Yielding Results, says Gov Abiodun

  Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Tuesday said that his government Public Private Partnership initiative is already yielding results as large number of investors have started trooping to State to explore business opportunities. The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, made this assertion when he received in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the Chief Executive Officers of S&W and ... Read More »

EFCC operatives attempted to plant foreign currency in Ambode’s house- Lawyers

EFCC operatives attempted to plant foreign currency in Ambode’s house- Lawyers

  A group of lawyers have alleged that operatives who attempted to search the Epe country home of ex-governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday plotted to plant foreign currency there with a view to implicating him. The lawyers, Fatai A. Adebanjo, Busari M. Olanrewaju and  Samson K. Okuneye made the allegation on Tuesday in a jointly signed press ... Read More »

Police re-arrest alleged kidnap kingpin, Wadume

Police re-arrest alleged kidnap kingpin, Wadume

  By Owolola Adebola   The operatives of the Nigeria Police have re-arrested the notorious kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume. He was re-arrested in the late hours of yesterday, 19th August, 2019 in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State.   It would be recalled that the Police had been on the massive manhunt for the suspect, ... Read More »

Embassy files petition over killing of Nigerian medical doctor in Ukraine

Embassy files petition over killing of Nigerian medical doctor in Ukraine

The Nigerian Embassy in Ukraine has formally petitioned the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Police Department in Kharkiv and demanded full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the stabbing to death of a Nigerian medical doctor, Bolade Ibukun Ejemai, by a lady identified as Victoria Popravko, with the alleged connivance of her dad in Ukraine. This was confirmed by ... Read More »

Deputy Senate President commends Belema Oil for relocation to host community

Deputy Senate President commends Belema Oil for relocation to host community

  By heeding the Federal Government’s call on Nigerian and multi-national oil and gas companies to relocate their operational headquarters to the Niger Delta, BelemaOil Producing Ltd has set a great example worth emulating, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said. In a letter of commendation addressed to the company, Senator Omo-Agege, who has been championing ... Read More »

How Nigerian soldiers killed police officers, set me free — Wadume

How Nigerian soldiers killed police officers, set me free — Wadume

Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap kingpin in Taraba State, has implicated Nigerian soldiers in his deadly escape two weeks ago. Mr Wadume was re-arrested on Monday night and taken to the Force Headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, where he had been making statements to the police. The suspect was first arrested on August 6 by a team of anti-crime police officers ... Read More »

Breaking: Supreme Court strikes out Atiku, PDP’s appeal

Breaking: Supreme Court strikes out Atiku, PDP’s appeal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday  struck out an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The appeal which was marked SC/738/2019 was filed against a ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), in which it held that the Atiku and the PDP do not have a reply ... Read More »

Breaking: EFCC raids Epe homes of Ambode, his Chief of Staff over alleged fraud

Breaking: EFCC raids Epe homes of Ambode, his Chief of Staff over alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday raided the Epe, Lagos residence of a former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode in connection with the ongoing probe of alleged N9.9billion fraud. Operatives of the agency also raided the Epe home of the former Chief of Staff to the ex-governor. The agency had earlier secured a court order ... Read More »

JAMB Coop Society President Lauds New Rule On Loans To Members

JAMB Coop Society President Lauds New Rule On Loans To Members

  The President of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB Staff-Investment and Credit Cooperative Society(JICCS), Mr. Boniface Tukura, has said that the new stipulation on loans to members would be a blessing to members of the JICCS as it would make it mandatory for any member of the JICCS to have 50% of his/her salary as take-home pay after ... Read More »

Thousands displaced at Borno IDP camps by flood

Thousands displaced at Borno IDP camps by flood

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Nganzai, Gwoza, Damboa, Monguno and other Local Government Areas taking refuge at Bakassi Camp situated in Maiduguri Metropolis have been displaced following a heavy down pour in last three days. Although, the former Governor, Kashim Shettima’s during his first tenure in office, precisely in 2011, constructed over 500 3bedroom ... Read More »

FIRS boss, Fowler, not under probe – Presidency

FIRS boss, Fowler, not under probe – Presidency

  *Garba Shehu* The Presidency on Monday said the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is not under any investigation, despite a query issued by the Chief of Staff to the president, Mallam. *Fowler* The clarification was made in a press statement by Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), which stated ... Read More »