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A warning for the Foreign Minister and people of South Africa

A warning for the Foreign Minister and people of South Africa

By Femi Fani-Kayode I would appreciate them in helping us as well to address the belief our people have and the reality that there are many persons from Nigeria dealing in drugs in our country”- Dr. Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor, South African Minister of International Relations. Is this the sort of thing that ought to be said by the South ... Read More »

We will complete all abandoned projects, ensure Oyo gets value for its money — Makinde

We will complete all abandoned projects, ensure Oyo gets value for its money — Makinde

…says ‘we need prayers now more than before’ Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, today, declared that his government will complete all abandoned projects in the state to ensure that the state gets value for its money. According to the Governor, the people of the state might not have seen his Government embark on new projects, adding that that has ... Read More »

Lumumba, Kenyan anti-Corruption Czar, el-Rufai, Ifueko, Fowler to speak at ICAN conference

Lumumba, Kenyan anti-Corruption Czar, el-Rufai, Ifueko, Fowler to speak at ICAN conference

  Professor Patrick Lumumba, Former Director of Kenya Anti-corruption Commission, and a resonant voice on the continent, will lead other national and global eggheads to speak at the 49th Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN which opens on Tuesday in Abuja. Lumumba who has been a leading voice on anti- corruption on the continent of ... Read More »

Ogun APC congratulates Dapo Abiodun on 100 Days in office

Ogun APC congratulates Dapo Abiodun on 100 Days in office

  The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogun State Chapter, has congratulated the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for “strong and steady footing” as he clocked 100 Days in office. In a statement made available to the media on Sunday afternoon and signed by the Publicity Secretary of the Ogun APC Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, the party remarked that the Governor ... Read More »

Prof Banji Akintoye rejects his ‘election’ as Yoruba Leader

Prof Banji Akintoye rejects his ‘election’ as Yoruba Leader

  Second Republic Senator, Professor Banji Akintoye has declined the decision of some Yoruba organizations which on August 22 in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, ‘elected’ him as Leader of the race. In a letter titled “MY RESPONSE TO THE DECISION OF THE MEETING THAT TOOK PLACE IN IBADAN ON AUGUST 22, 2019,” Professor Akintoye pledged his continued loyalty to Chief ... Read More »

I made Fayose Ekiti Governor – Olujimi

I made Fayose Ekiti Governor – Olujimi

Biodun Olujimi, former Senate Minority Leader, has revealed that the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose became governor both in his second term through her unforgettable roles. In an interview with THE NATION newspaper, Olujimi said but for her influence and unalloyed support, Fayose would not have been allowed to participate in the PDP governorship primary election that ... Read More »

Xenophobia: Protesters, foreigners clash in Johannesburg

Xenophobia: Protesters, foreigners clash in Johannesburg

……as Air Peace arrives the former apartheid enclave to bring home stranded Nigerians At least two persons were confirmed to have been injured in renewed xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The attacks, according to reports, broke out few hours ago when armed protesters stormed the streets of Johannesburg demanding the departure of foreigners. It was gathered the protests, which led ... Read More »

Reality film on life in Chibok wins US award

Reality film on life in Chibok wins US award

Daughters of Chibok, a documentary of life in Chibok without the remaining 112 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, has won an award in the United States, courtesy of the Venice Film Festival. The film, produced jointly by VR360 Stories and Northeast Humanitarian Hub, a Yola-based regional nongovernmental organisation, portrays life in Chibok through the home of a mother, Yana, who regularly washes ... Read More »

Ogun, Lagos to take over and toll Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

Ogun, Lagos to take over and toll Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has revealed that Ogun and Lagos States may soon take over the reconstruction of the Lagos-Sango Ota-Abeokuta expressway and return toll gates in order to bring succour to motorists, travelers and residents on the long corridor. Governor Abiodun disclosed this yesterday in Abeokuta at his investitures as the honorary Patron of the Abeokuta Club ... Read More »

BORNO APC CHIEFTAIN COMMENDS GOV ZULUM, DEPUTY FOR DEVELOPMENTAL STRIDES WITHIN 100 DAYS IN OFFICE

BORNO APC CHIEFTAIN COMMENDS GOV ZULUM, DEPUTY FOR DEVELOPMENTAL STRIDES WITHIN 100 DAYS IN OFFICE

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Former Secretary of the Defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Borno state, and Adviser to former Governor Kashim Shettima, Hon. Yusuf Adamu has commended governor of the state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum and his Deputy,  Alhaji Usman Umar Kadafur for their commitment which saw various developmental achievements in the education, health, infrastructures and poverty alleviation ... Read More »

Fresh violence builds up in S/Africa as armed protesters ask foreigners to leave

Fresh violence builds up in S/Africa as armed protesters ask foreigners to leave

A fresh round of violence is currently building up in Johannesburg, South Africa, as armed protesters are out again, demanding that foreigners should return to their respective countries. According to Sowetan Live, a South African newspaper, the protesters, who carried weapons such as knobkerries, are waiting to be addressed by Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a notable politician and Zulu tribe leader. This ... Read More »

My performance will bring an end to PDP’s existence in Osun, says Gov Oyetola

My performance will bring an end to PDP’s existence in Osun, says Gov Oyetola

  Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has said his performance in the state, in consolidation with the legacies of good governance left behind by his predecessor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, will put an end to the existence of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and other opposition parties in Osun. The Government said this Saturday while delivering his address during a ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun approves importation of vital medical equipment for General Hospital, Abeokuta

Gov Abiodun approves importation of vital medical equipment for General Hospital, Abeokuta

  L-R: Alake of Egbaland, Gov Abiodun* The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that the state government in its resolve to make the health sector in the state an envy of all, has approved the importation of some vital medical equipments that the state hospital lacks, adding that he has approved the importation of the medical equipments ... Read More »

2020 UTME: JAMB in tripartite synergy on use of National Identity Number for candidates registration

2020 UTME: JAMB in tripartite synergy on use of National Identity Number for candidates registration

  R-L: Prof Oloyede, Engr Aziz, Mr Arabi* Ahead of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have forge a common synergy on the use of National Identity Number (NIM) for candidates registration with the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) serving as the bridge. A ... Read More »

Xenophobia: SERAP asks African commission to take South Africa to court, seeks $10bn for victims

Xenophobia: SERAP asks African commission to take South Africa to court, seeks $10bn for victims

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mrs Soyata Maiga, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the commission’s members requesting them: “to urgently submit a case on the escalating xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African citizens in South Africa to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and ... Read More »

Stanbic IBTC Introduces Educational Payment Products To Usher Students Back To School

Stanbic IBTC Introduces Educational Payment Products To Usher Students Back To School

  As another school year beckons, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a member of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has introduced a suite of educational payment products that will ease the burden of school fees which parents and guardians have to bear. Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, being a Nigerian bank, specifically developed the educational products, taking cognisance of the country’s cultural nuances. ... Read More »

Insecurity: South West speakers move to establish special security offices

Insecurity: South West speakers move to establish special security offices

  The Conference of Speakers of South West Legislatures in Nigeria has resolved to tackle the scourge of insecurity in the country through the establishment of special security offices. The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, who doubles as the Chairman of Conference of Speakers of Nigeria, Rt. Hon Mudashiru Obasa made this disclosure at the maiden parley ... Read More »

Tribunal sacks James Manager From Senate

Tribunal sacks James Manager From Senate

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Asaba, Delta State, has nullified the election of James Manager, the senator representing Delta South Senatorial District. Justice C.O. Onyeabo who presided over the Tribunal gave the ruling on Saturday. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Manager of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the election last February but Governor ... Read More »

Tribunal verdict ‘19: D Day scares Buhari, Atiku camps

Tribunal verdict ‘19: D Day scares Buhari, Atiku camps

  R-L: Buhari, Atiku* By Bridget Chiedu Onochie and Adamu Abuh (Abuja) Between Monday and Friday this week, the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal must hand down its verdict in the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on the outcome of the February 23 presidential election. Although the tribunal did not give a ... Read More »

Crash landed plane: Hajj commission warns against ‘misinformation’

Crash landed plane: Hajj commission warns against ‘misinformation’

  “…while waiting for experts to confirm the real situation of the matter, NAHCON requests the general public to be cautious of misinformation.” Press Statement NAHCON Cautions Against Misinformation on NGL 2092 The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has noticed different versions of reports on Max Air flight NGL 2092 also referred to as Niger iii, which departed Jeddah airport ... Read More »