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Ex-Customs staff dragged to court over debt of N176million

Ex-Customs staff dragged to court over debt of N176million

A Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned till 5th of November 2019 for hearing of debt recovery suit of N176,586 487.86 instituted against former staff of Nigeria Custom Service, Dr. Kamoru Bolaji Yusuff, by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON. In a statement of claim filed before the court by a Lagos lawyer, Fola Alade, on behalf of the ... Read More »

UMA mourns MUSWEN President, Babalola

UMA mourns MUSWEN President, Babalola

The University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA) has eulogized the late President of the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), Chief Sakariyau O. Babalola who died on Wednesday morning. In a condolence message, UMA President and Chief of Staff to the Governor of Ogun State, Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salis, described the late Babalola who also was the Deputy National ... Read More »

LECTURE: 70 YEARS OF INSPIRING GENERATIONS FOR GREATER HEIGHTS, BY MICHAEL OMOLEWA

LECTURE: 70 YEARS OF INSPIRING GENERATIONS FOR GREATER HEIGHTS, BY MICHAEL OMOLEWA

ADULT EDUCATION AT 70 YEARS ANNIVERSARY LECTURE,DEPARTMENT OF ADULT EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN 2 OCTOBER 2019 70 YEARS OF INSPIRING GENERATIONS FOR GREATER HEIGHTS BY MICHAEL OMOLEWA Protocols Mr. Chairman, Mr. Vice-Chancellor, Dean of the Faculty of Education, other Deans present, Head of the Department of Adult Education and other Heads of Department present, Professors and colleagues in the University, ... Read More »

Breaking: How Maina’s son pulled pistol against security operatives during his father’s arrest- DSS

Breaking: How Maina’s son pulled pistol against security operatives during his father’s arrest- DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force and also gave graphic details of spirited made to ward off security operatives. In a press statement,Peter Afunanya, Ph.D Public Relations Officer Department of State Services National Headquarters, Abuja stated that “This is to confirm that the ... Read More »

Zulum approves one-off subsidy for 26 Borno students in Madinah University

Zulum approves one-off subsidy for 26 Borno students in Madinah University

Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the release of one million naira each to 26 citizens of the state undertaking different Degree programs at the Islamic University of Madinah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The University is known to offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes on courses not only on Islam but also on sciences and engineering. ... Read More »

The Companion, MURIC commiserate with Muslim Ummah on the death of NSCIA’s Deputy President

The Companion, MURIC commiserate with Muslim Ummah on the death of NSCIA’s Deputy President

Two foremost Muslim groups in the country, The Companion and Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) have commiserated with the Muslim Ummah on the death of Alhaji Alhaji (Chief) Sakariyau O. Babalola. Alhaji Babalola, President of Muslim Ummah Of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) and Deputy President-General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs ( NSCIA) died on Wednesday morning. In his condolence ... Read More »

Lecture: Managing Communication For National Development, By Dare Babarinsa

Lecture: Managing Communication For National Development, By Dare Babarinsa

  MANAGING COMMUNICATION FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT The Second Anniversary Lecture of Bowen University Radio, on Monday, September 30, 2019, at the Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State. By Dare Babarinsa Chairman, Gaskia Media Ltd I congratulate the Vice-Chancellor and members of his team for leading this great institution. I also congratulate the management of the Bowen University Radio, who have deemed ... Read More »

NSCIA mourns demise of it’s Deputy President, S. O. Babalola (OON)

NSCIA mourns demise of it’s Deputy President, S. O. Babalola (OON)

  DEATH OF ALHAJI (DR) SAKARIYAU OLAYIWOLA BABALOLA Inna LiLlahi wa innaa ilayHi raji‘uun! It is with utter shock and total submission to the will of Allah that the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) announces the transition if its Deputy President General (South), Alh. (Dr) S. O. Babalola (OON). His janaazah prayer comes up today at the Lagos ... Read More »

Khashoggi memorial to hold outside Saudi Consulate

Khashoggi memorial to hold outside Saudi Consulate

Jamal Khashoggi’s friends, rights activists and press freedom groups will hold a memorial in Istanbul on today outside Riyadh’s Consulate where the Saudi journalist was murdered. The event on the first anniversary of his death will begin at 1:14 pm (1014 GMT), the exact time Khashoggi walked into his country’s diplomatic mission to get documents to marry his Turkish fiancee ... Read More »

SHOCKING! Blood Oath With My Ex Has Stopped Me From Getting Married – Nollywood Actress

SHOCKING! Blood Oath With My Ex Has Stopped Me From Getting Married – Nollywood Actress

In what comes as quite diabolical, Nollywood actress Sylvia Ukaatu has revealed that she took a blood oath with her ex-boyfriend at the tender age of 18 which has prevented her from getting married to anyone else, Scoopernews reports. According to reports, the actress opened up revealing that all her efforts to settle down have been futile such that whenever ... Read More »

Breach of contract: court orders Keystone Bank to pay Chinese firm $778,118.72

Breach of contract: court orders Keystone Bank to pay Chinese firm $778,118.72

A Federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered Keystone Bank Limited to pay a Chinese firm, Hexing Electrical Company, damages in the sum of $778,118.72 over a breach of contract. The judgment of the court was sequel to a suit filed before the court against Keystone Bank Limited, Chris International Agencies Company and Central Bank of Nigeria as defendants, ... Read More »

Breaking: Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Deputy President Dies

Breaking: Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Deputy President Dies

  The President of Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (C) and Deputy President General (South) of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Dr. Sakariyau O. Babalola is dead. He died this morning, Wednesday. Babalola became Deputy President General (South) of NSCIA on Saturday August 13, 2016 at a conference of the body held in Benin City, Edo State ... Read More »

NAF Gets First-ever Female Air Warrant Officer

NAF Gets First-ever Female Air Warrant Officer

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has approved the promotion of Master Warrant Officer, Grace Garba, to the exalted rank of Air Warrant Officer. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, announced this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He said with the promotion, MWO Garba becomes the first female Senior ... Read More »

Bala Mohammed and the Fulani ethnic nationality question, By Ladan Salihu

Bala Mohammed and the Fulani ethnic nationality question, By Ladan Salihu

  Gov Bala Mohammed* A Response to the Nigerian Tribune Editorial Titled: “Bauchi Governor and the Stateless Fulani” During a recent interview session with the Channels Television network; in response to a question, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, His Excellency Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, CON, stated that the Fulani herdsmen, no matter where they came from, should benefit from ... Read More »

Ex-police officer found guilty of killing black neighbour

Ex-police officer found guilty of killing black neighbour

Amber Guyger shot Botham Jean in his own apartment in Dallas. Amber Guyger A white former police officer who said she fatally shot her unarmed black neighbour after mistaking his apartment for her own has been found guilty of murder. A jury reached the verdict in Amber Guyger’s high-profile trial for the killing of Botham Jean in Dallas, after six ... Read More »

ECONOMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL RESTRUCTURING FOR THE NEXT NIGERIA, By Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR

ECONOMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL RESTRUCTURING FOR THE NEXT NIGERIA, By Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR

****************************************** Speech delivered at The Platform on “Re-Designing the Nigerian Economy with New Ideas”; The Covenant Place, Beside the National Theatre, Iganmu; October 1, 2019. ****************************************** INTRODUCTION/DISCLAIMER: Happy Independence Day Celebration!!! Many thanks to Pastor Poju and the organizers of The Platform for the invitation. Let us start with a disclaimer. We accepted the invitation on 17th May, 2019 and ... Read More »

MMPN Oyo State elects new Executives

MMPN Oyo State elects new Executives

 Controller News, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Ibadan, Alhaji Ridwan Fasasi has been re-elected as the Chairman, Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria, MMPN, Oyo State Chapter. The Vice- Chairman is  Alhaji AbdurRofih Adebayo from BCOS, General Secretary from Ministry of information is Alhaja Aminat Busari- Adeleke, Mr Aliu Odukoya of NTA is the Treasurer while Chief Missioner is Mallam ... Read More »

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Gridlock: Residents turn refugees on Island, Churches

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Gridlock: Residents turn refugees on Island, Churches

As the gridlock along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway occasioned by the ongoing reconstruction of the road by Julius Berger Construction Company bites harder, residents working in Lagos now take refuges on the Island, mainland and in churches. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that hundreds of residents living in the adjourning communities along the ever busy expressway but working in ... Read More »

Dickson, Kukah, Adesina, Onanuga, others for GOCOP third annual conference

Dickson, Kukah, Adesina, Onanuga, others for GOCOP third annual conference

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State will be the Chief Guest of Honour at the third annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) holding at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State on October 4, 2019. A statement on Tuesday by GOCOP Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, said the theme of the conference is “Economy, Security and National Development: The ... Read More »

Buhari respects the Constitution, he won’t seek third term, says Presidency

Buhari respects the Constitution, he won’t seek third term, says Presidency

STATE HOUSE STATEMENT ON PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMITS The Presidency wishes to correct internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary regarding presidential term limits, given credence by so-called support groups, staging street demonstrations asking President Muhammadu Buhari to do a third term. There are no circumstances – nor set of circumstances – under which President Buhari may seek to amend the Constitution ... Read More »