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NUJ suspends ex president, 3 others for alleged anti-union activities

NUJ suspends ex president, 3 others for alleged anti-union activities

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Thursday said it has suspended the immediate past National President of the union, Waheed Odusile, for what it termed anti-union activities. NUJ said it has also suspended NUJ Vice President Zone C, Petrus Obi, National Vice Chairman Zone C of NAWOJ, Chibota Edozie and Ngozi Agbo for alleged persistent anti-union activities. The union ... Read More »

Ogun, Lagos to set up Joint Devt Commission

Ogun, Lagos to set up Joint Devt Commission

Shared values have made both Ogun and Lagos State Governments to set in motion, modalities towards establishing  a joint border commission to oversee the management of the overflow of development from Lagos to Ogun. Barring any last-minute hitch, the two state governors would put pen to paper as arrangements have been concluded to operationalise the joint commission before the year ... Read More »

Buhari, Saudi Crown Prince agree to establish Nigeria-Saudi Council

Buhari, Saudi Crown Prince agree to establish Nigeria-Saudi Council

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Riyadh accepted an invitation from the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, for the establishment of Nigeria- Saudi Council aimed at promoting investments and enhancing relations between both countries. The decision, according to Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu,  was the highpoint of a bilateral meeting between the Nigerian leader and the Crown Prince which took place ... Read More »

NEXIM Bank, NDIC determined  to support exporters

NEXIM Bank, NDIC determined to support exporters

By Haruna Salami The Managing Director of Nigeria Export Import Bank (NEXIM), Abba Bello has observed that the major problem of exporters is the paucity  of funds, adding that banks are usually reluctant to finance export transactions particularly at the pre-shipment stage because of the higher risk of default involved He made the assertion while speaking with journalists after an ... Read More »

ISIS confirms death of ‘caliph’, names new leader, warns US

ISIS confirms death of ‘caliph’, names new leader, warns US

ISIS confirms death of its ‘caliph’ and names Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi as its new chief as it warns America ‘not to rejoice’ in the death of its leadership ISIS confirmed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death in a U.S. special forces raid in Syria The terror group vowed revenge and labelled Donald Trump a ‘crazy old man’ The fanatics declared that ... Read More »

Kano moves to prescribe death penalty for kidnappers

Kano moves to prescribe death penalty for kidnappers

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has directed the Ministry of Justice to amend the panel code to death penalty for kidnappers in the state. He dropped the hint on Thursday during the inauguration of a 16- man commission of enquiry headed on Kano 9 children kidnapped and sold in Onitsha, Anambra state . According to him, the commission ... Read More »

How I opened several bank accounts for Maina – Witness

How I opened several bank accounts for Maina – Witness

The trial of former Pension Reform Task Team chairman, Abdulrasheed Maina, commenced on Wednesday at the Federal High Court, Abuja, before Justice Okon Abang with the first prosecution witness, Mairo Bashir of United Bank for Africa, UBA, revealing how she opened several bank accounts for the defendant. Led in evidence by prosecution counsel, M. S. Abubakar, Mr Bashir informed the ... Read More »

Why l defiled my daughter, dad, 52, confesses in Ekiti

Why l defiled my daughter, dad, 52, confesses in Ekiti

A 52-year-old engineer, Noel Davis, on Thursday confessed to having been defiling his own daughter for the past nine years now. The girl is 12 years old. Our correspondent learnt that the bubble burst when the young girl confessed to her school teacher during a lecture on sex education recently. The suspect who hails from Sierra Leone was thereafter arrested ... Read More »

NCC Rallies North-Eastern States on ICT Investment, Innovation

NCC Rallies North-Eastern States on ICT Investment, Innovation

  Chidi Diugwu, Deputy Director, New Media and Information Security, NCC delivering the EVC’s address at the forum. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken discussion on the need for states to encourage Information and Communication Technology (ICT) investment drive, digital innovation and local content development in the digital ecosystem in the North-Eastern geo-political zone of Nigeria. This was the ... Read More »

NLNG vessel gives helping hand to sick Briton on board smaller vessel

NLNG vessel gives helping hand to sick Briton on board smaller vessel

One of Nigeria LNG vessels – LNG Port Harcourt II – on her way to Sines, Portugal at the weekend, offered a helping hand to a British citizen who fell sick on board a smaller vessel; making him get immediate medical care in Lisbon. This followed request for support by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Lisbon (MRCC). The sick person ... Read More »

Absence of alleged Fake Medical Doctor stalls ICPC Case in Court

Absence of alleged Fake Medical Doctor stalls ICPC Case in Court

The ongoing trial of Mr. Martins Ugwu, for an alleged impersonation of a medical doctor has been stalled by his absence in court. Mr. Ugwu, who is being prosecuted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and is on remand at the Keffi Prisons over another matter, was scheduled to appear before the High Court of ... Read More »

CISLAC decries arrest of NewsDigest’s journalists

CISLAC decries arrest of NewsDigest’s journalists

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is seriously disturbed by reported arrest and detention of the Editor of News Digest, Mr. Gidado Yushau Shuaib and the professional webmaster for News Digest, Mr. Adebowale Adekoya over an investigative report published through their medium, revealing unchecked and unsanctioned use of Indian Hemp by the workers of Hillcrest Agro-Allied Industry in Ilorin ... Read More »

In Riyadh, Nigeria and US discuss infrastructure financing

In Riyadh, Nigeria and US discuss infrastructure financing

  President Buhari with U.S Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, Nigeria’s Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva (standing) and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, in Riyadh.  President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the willingness of the Nigerian government to mobilize additional capital from development finance institutions for the upgrade of critical infrastructure in ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu mourns passage of Brigadier General Mobolaji Johnson

Sanwo-Olu mourns passage of Brigadier General Mobolaji Johnson

Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed sadness over the death of the first Military Governor of the State, Brigadier Gen. Mobolaji Johnson (rtd) on Wednesday at 83. Mobolaji Johnson died in Lagos after a brief illness. Sanwo-Olu, in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, described the late Gen. Johnson as a complete ... Read More »

OSOPADEC Boss Under Pressure To Employ Politicians’ Families As 5,000 Jobseekers Write Test

OSOPADEC Boss Under Pressure To Employ Politicians’ Families As 5,000 Jobseekers Write Test

*Commission’s chairman can’t be bought As over 5,000 persons applied for different positions at the Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, the commission’s boss, Gbenga Edema, is said to be under tremendous pressure by some politicians in the state to favour their candidates, Sahara Reporters can authoritatively report. Edema denied being under pressure. But sources told SaharaReporters that many ... Read More »

Fist military governor of Lagos, Mobolaji Johnson dies at 83

Fist military governor of Lagos, Mobolaji Johnson dies at 83

The first  Military Governor of Lagos State, Brig. General Mobolaji Johnson (rtd) is dead. He was 83. He passed on at about 4 pm on Wednesday, according to family sources. Johnson served as governor in Lagos State from May 1967 to July 1975 during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon. Born to the family of Joshua Motola Johnson and ... Read More »

Former Ghanaian President Mahama to deliver Realnews Seventh Anniversary Lecture in Lagos

Former Ghanaian President Mahama to deliver Realnews Seventh Anniversary Lecture in Lagos

H.E. John Dramani Mahama, former President of the Republic of Ghana will deliver the Seventh Anniversary Lecture of Realnews Magazine on Tuesday, November 19, at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos. “Beyond Politics: An Economic Narrative for West Africa” is the main topic of the Lecture with “The End of Oil: Wither the Nigeria Economy” as the sub-theme. Maureen Chigbo, publisher of ... Read More »

Digital Economy Depends on a Safe Cyber Space – DG NITDA

Digital Economy Depends on a Safe Cyber Space – DG NITDA

  Dr Usman Gambo Abdullahi* The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE has disclosed that growth and potentials of digital economy depends on the trust in the internet and cyber space. Abdullahi made this disclosure today in Abuja while delivering his opening remarks at the Information Assurance Workshop, a two day event put together ... Read More »

Patriotic woman donates salary to South African returnees

Patriotic woman donates salary to South African returnees

By Abdur-Rahman Balogun Abuja, Oct. 30, 2019: A Nigerian woman and two-time cancer survivor has displayed the spirit of benevolence by donating her one month salary to the children of Nigerians who returned from xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The lady, who pleaded anonymity, said she had been in the hospital for 18 months, and vowed that if she survives ... Read More »

ASUU gives condition for joining IPPIS

ASUU gives condition for joining IPPIS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said it will only join the Federal government Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information system (IPPIS) if acts establishing universities were amended by the National Assembly. Other conditions include addressing all grey areas with regards to sabbatical, external examiners, external assessors and earned academic allowances as well as ... Read More »