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Omo-Agege congratulates Buhari on tribunal victory

Omo-Agege congratulates Buhari on tribunal victory

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the  Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. In a congratulatory message on Wednesday personally signed by him, Senator Omo-Agege described the development as victory for democracy. “I join the millions of Nigerians in congratulating you on your overwhelming electoral victory won on the basis of ... Read More »

Fowler to accountants: Don’t shield tax evaders

Fowler to accountants: Don’t shield tax evaders

From the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS Tunde Fowler came a  stern admonition to the nation’s accountant on Wednesday: don’t go to bed with tax evaders. Rather let’s join hands to build a bigger cake for the nation. But accountants and lawyers scoffed at Fowler’s admonition, alleging that he was employing strong tactics in getting taxpayers to be tax ... Read More »

Dapo Abiodun felicitates with Buhari on victory at Tribunal

Dapo Abiodun felicitates with Buhari on victory at Tribunal

  R-L: President Buhari, Gov Abiodun* Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Wednesday expressed joy at the outcome of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal’s ruling, which affirmed the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari. The tribunal dismissed the case brought against President Buhari by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. Governor Abiodun, in a statement by ... Read More »

Victorious Buhari to opposition: ‘Let’s put all bickering and distractions behind us’

Victorious Buhari to opposition: ‘Let’s put all bickering and distractions behind us’

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which on Wednesday upheld his election and dismissed petition filed against him by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. He said the ruling on the February 23, 2019 poll, “is victory for Nigerians who trooped out to overwhelmingly ... Read More »

CSR: EKO DISCO DONATES OVERALL KITS TO LAWMA

CSR: EKO DISCO DONATES OVERALL KITS TO LAWMA

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has donated hundreds of overall kits to Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) at their Ijora Olopa office. This donation which is part of the electricity distribution company’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities took place today, Wednesday,  September 11th. Delegates from EKEDC led by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Engr Adeoye Fadeyibi who was ... Read More »

I didn’t order policemen to shoot FUOYE students-Erelu Fayemi

I didn’t order policemen to shoot FUOYE students-Erelu Fayemi

  Wife of Ekiti Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has denied that she instructed security details attached to her to shoot protesting students of the Federal University Oye Ekiti(FUOYE) on Tuesday. She was reacting to accusation by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) who alleged that ordered policemen to shoot the students. But in a statement she personally signed on ... Read More »

Breaking: PDP rejects Tribunal judgment, heads to Supreme Court

Breaking: PDP rejects Tribunal judgment, heads to Supreme Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected Wednesday’s judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which affirmed the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and dismissed the petition filed by the party and its presidential candidate in the last presidential polls, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. PDP in a press statement on Wednesday evening by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary “encouraged Nigerians ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari floors Atiku at Presidential Election Petition Tribunal

Breaking: Buhari floors Atiku at Presidential Election Petition Tribunal

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed the case instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the outcome of the February 23, 2019 presidential election won by President Muhammadu Buhari. The petitioners had asked the five-man tribunal, led by Justice Mohammed Garba, to nullify President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the ... Read More »

Why we revoked 26,000 hectares forest allocated to Ajimobi — Oyo Govt.

…Education ministry set to return N28 million illegal fees to parents The government of Oyo State, has explained why it cancelled 26,000 hectares forest lands which was allocated to the immediate past Governor Abiola Ajimobi during his administration. The state government which made the explanation through the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola, said that it was ... Read More »

Joshua tipped to reclaim titles

Joshua tipped to reclaim titles

ANTHONY Joshua has been tipped as a strong favourite with bookmakers to regain the WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight titles which he lost to Ruiz, when they meet in a purpose-built arena in Diriyah, on the outskirts of the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. But Ruiz will not be taking anything lightly. “I don’t underestimate any fighter,” Ruiz said. “I ... Read More »

Presidential election dispute: Buhari’s COS, Kyari, others storm court for ruling

Presidential election dispute: Buhari’s COS, Kyari, others storm court for ruling

Party and Presidency dignitaries have been trooping to the tribunal this morning for the judgment in the election petition by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The Chief of Staff (COS) to President Muhammad Buhari, Abba Kyari, is the latest of dignitaries to arrive at the venue of the much expected judgment in the petition by PDP and ... Read More »

We’re open to business, in a hurry to develop Oyo — Makinde

… To partner Federal Mortgage Bank on housing for workers Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, said on Tuesday that his administration is in a hurry to develop Oyo State so as to achieve a turnaround of its economy within a short time. The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, said that the state was ... Read More »

Roads: Residents applaud Ogun govt on palliative efforts

Roads: Residents applaud Ogun govt on palliative efforts

Business Operators and Residents of Odo-Sangoolu, along Ijebu-Ode-Epe Express road, Oba Erinwole Road in Sagamu Local Government Area of the State and Iperu Market roads have applauded the palliative and rehabilitation efforts of the Prince Dapo Abiodun led-adminstration, as the development would reduce untold hardship experienced on the roads. Speaking during an inspection tour of the zone by Officials of ... Read More »

Finance Minister presents DRAFT 2020 – 2022 MEDIUM TERM EXPENDITURE FRAMEWORK & FISCAL STRATEGY PAPER (MTEF/FSP)

Finance Minister presents DRAFT 2020 – 2022 MEDIUM TERM EXPENDITURE FRAMEWORK & FISCAL STRATEGY PAPER (MTEF/FSP)

  The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning; Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed has presented the 2020 – 2022 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP.) alongside the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning; Prince Clem Agba and other key stakeholders. The presentation was at a public consultative forum at the auditorium, Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning ... Read More »

Tribunal dashes Ajimobi’s hope for Senate

Tribunal dashes Ajimobi’s hope for Senate

  The Oyo State National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ibadan, the state capital, on Tuesday dismissed the petition filed by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its candidate in the Oyo South’s Senatorial election, former Governor Abiola Ajimobi. It also declared Senator Kola Balogun of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the election ... Read More »

ICT’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP surpasses Oil and Gas’ in 2nd quarter of 2019- NBS

ICT’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP surpasses Oil and Gas’ in 2nd quarter of 2019- NBS

  The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has revealed that the contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) surpassed that of Oil and Gas in the second quarter of 2019. This was made known in a report released on Tuesday, 2nd September, 2019. In the report, it was observed that the country’s GDP grew ... Read More »

Buhari loses ‘Commander’ who served him for 30 years

Buhari loses ‘Commander’ who served him for 30 years

The Presidency has announced the death of a staff, nicknamed ‘ Commander’ who served President Muhammadu Buhari and his family for over 30 years. The death was announced on Tuesday by Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) who stated in a press statement that : “President Muhammadu Buhari mourns the passing of a loyal and ... Read More »

A Post-Soviet “War and Peace”:What Tolstoy’s Masterwork Explains About Putin’s Foreign Policy

A Post-Soviet “War and Peace”:What Tolstoy’s Masterwork Explains About Putin’s Foreign Policy

  Tolstoy* By Michael Kimmage On February 23, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the final day of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the most expensive winter games to date and the first hosted by an Eastern-bloc country since the Soviet Union’s collapse. Amid the fanfare and the flag-waving, the Russian leader’s attention was likely elsewhere—across the Black Sea, on the ... Read More »