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Ogun to Demolish Houses That Habour Kidnappers, Sets Up Trust Fund

Ogun to Demolish Houses That Habour Kidnappers, Sets Up Trust Fund

  The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that houses where kidnappers are found would be pulled down and their certificates of occupancy revoked. The Governor assured that with the inauguration of the reinvigorated security trust fund the full architecture for internal safety of lives and property has been fully emplaced. Speaking at the inauguration of the “reinvigorated” ... Read More »

Apple buys a Nigerian-owned ICT firm for $1 billion

Apple buys a Nigerian-owned ICT firm for $1 billion

  UNITED States of America’s most celebrated brand, Apple, has bought Nigeria’s Chinedu Echeruo’s HopStop.com. According to The Wall Street Journal’s publication, AllThingsDigital, it informed that though the term of the deal has not been disclosed officially, but HopStop has been compared to Israel’s Waze, which was recently acquired by Google for $1 billion. Founded in 2005, HopStop.com makes mobile ... Read More »

Man arrested for kidnapping three girls from Ghana to Nigeria

Man arrested for kidnapping three girls from Ghana to Nigeria

Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition in Trafficking of Persons (NAPTIP) have arrested a man accused of being involved in kidnapping Ghanaian girls to Nigeria. The suspect Chika Nnodim and two other Nigerians: Samuel Udoetuk Wills and John Oji were alleged to have been involved in the kidnapping of three Ghanaians girls aged between 15 and 21 years. ... Read More »

73 households, 28 shops burnt in Konduga by Boko Haram,, SEMA tells Zulum

73 households, 28 shops burnt in Konduga by Boko Haram,, SEMA tells Zulum

… Gov orders rebuilding, patrol vehicles A total of 73 households and ‎28 shops were set ablaze by Boko Haram insurgents in three villages of Konduga local government area following Thursday night’s attack, the state emergency management agency (SEMA) confirmed to Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Saturday. The Governor undertook an impact assessment visit to affected villages in ... Read More »

EKEDC Spokesperson Bags Fellowship At NIM

EKEDC Spokesperson Bags Fellowship At NIM

On Thursday 22nd August 2019, the General Manager, Corporate Communications of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Godwin Idemudia was admitted into the prestigious class of fellows at the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), the largest, trans-sectoral and multidisciplinary professional Institute in Nigeria. The investiture took place during the ‘2019 awards, fellows and spouses’ day luncheon’ of the institute at the ... Read More »

Tone Down The Tension in The Country, Promote Unity, Lai Mohammed Charges Information Agencies

Tone Down The Tension in The Country, Promote Unity, Lai Mohammed Charges Information Agencies

  *Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (fourth right); Director General Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu (extreme left); Acting Director General of Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation, Mrs. Ndidi Aimienwaw (second left); Special Assistant II to the Minister, Mr. Williams Adeleye (third left); Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Dr. Mansur ... Read More »

FAAC Shares N769.523b July 2019 Revenue to FG, States and LGs

FAAC Shares N769.523b July 2019 Revenue to FG, States and LGs

By Onyeka Ojumobi Onoche The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total of N769.523 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of July 2019. The N769.523 billion comprised revenue from Value Added Tax (VAT), Exchange Gain and Gross Statutory Revenue.  The Committee announced that as at 22nd August 2019, the balance in the Excess Crude ... Read More »

Buhari Approves Licensing Of Online Radio, TV Stations

Buhari Approves Licensing Of Online Radio, TV Stations

  Alh Mohammed (7th left) with members of BON* President Muhammadu Buhari has approved wide ranging reforms in the broadcasting industry, including the licensing of online radio and television stations. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in Abuja on Friday when he received members of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) on a courtesy ... Read More »

NEC Highlights: Nigeria’s Economy Stabilising With 8 Successive Quarters of Growth

NEC Highlights: Nigeria’s Economy Stabilising With 8 Successive Quarters of Growth

  *VP Osinbajo* …· Non-oil sector reports on the rise, as Finance Minister presents MTEF to Council The macroeconomic environment of the country has shown significant growth and stability since after the recession, according to a report presented on Thursday  to the National Economic Council (NEC), chaired by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. According to the Minister of ... Read More »

Insecurity: Buhari meets northern traditional rulers

Insecurity: Buhari meets northern traditional rulers

  President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja said the entire structure of the Nigerian Police Force is being overhauled, re-positioned and primed with modern technological gadgets to meet rising challenges across the nation, while an intelligence loop among all security outfits has been created. The President, who received traditional rulers from the North led by His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad ... Read More »

We must deliver our mandate-Pantami

We must deliver our mandate-Pantami

  The newly inaugurated Minister of Communications, Dr. Ali Isa Pantami has charged Directors, Heads of Parastatals and staff under the Ministry to uphold the tenets of team spirit in the discharge of their duties in order to achieve the Ministry’s mandate under the current administration. He stated this during his assumption of duty at the Ministry’s Headquarters, Abuja. The ... Read More »

Imam Abubakar, two others to bag honorary doctorate degrees at FUOYE’s  2nd Combined Convocation

Imam Abubakar, two others to bag honorary doctorate degrees at FUOYE’s 2nd Combined Convocation

  By Ade Ademiju Federal University Oye-Ekiti, (FUOYE) has reaffirmed it’s commitment to rewarding selfless service to humanity by honouring exemplary personalities who have genuinely dedicated their lives in service to the nation. Bishop Ajakaye* This, the university is doing by honouring three outstanding personalities  including 86-year old Imam Abubakar Abdullahi who had saved 262 Christians that would have been ... Read More »

Power sector indispensable vehicle for govt. policies- Mamman, new Power Minister

Power sector indispensable vehicle for govt. policies- Mamman, new Power Minister

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The newly appointed Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has noted that the power sector is not only the central nervous system, but also the indispensable vehicle for the delivery of all government policies as they relate to the social, economic and industrial development of any country. Mamman who stated this, on assumption of duty at the ... Read More »