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Tragedy:Pastor slumps, dies shortly after defecting to APC in Edo

Tragedy:Pastor slumps, dies shortly after defecting to APC in Edo

A cleric identified as Pastor Aimola John has slumped and died shortly after joining Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Aimola was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital he was rushed to. He had left the APC in 2015 alongside Pastor Ize-Iyamu and was among former PDP members that were returning home to the ... Read More »

Ize-Iyamu, Edo ex-Speaker, others dump PDP for APC

Ize-Iyamu, Edo ex-Speaker, others dump PDP for APC

  Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Thursday led former  Edo State House of Assembly Speaker Bright Omokhodion, former Deputy Speaker Festus Ebea and former state chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria Tony Omoaghe to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Others were Mrs. Tawa Idubor, Chief Blessing Agbomhere, Etinosa Ogbeiwi, Emmanuel ... Read More »

How I escaped gun shot from unknown hoodlums – Oyo Commissioner

How I escaped gun shot from unknown hoodlums – Oyo Commissioner

Oyo state commissioner for Lands and Housing, Mr Abdu-Raheem Abiodun on Wednesday said it was only by chance that he escaped been shot by some yet to be identified gun men who attacked his official vehicle, in his Olomi-Academy residence, Tuesday night. But in the attack, two persons including his official driver, Mr Lukman Fabayo and police orderly attached to ... Read More »

Gov Zulum delivers 20 bungalows to UNIMAID

Gov Zulum delivers 20 bungalows to UNIMAID

*Announces 50 houses for junior staff   Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday commissioned 20 units of semi-detached bungalows, designed with courtyards, expressly built by the state government as intervention that will increase access to staff housing at the University of Maiduguri. The Governor also commissioned ‎solar-powered water system and electricity installations to serve the houses.   Zulum, a ... Read More »

No request from Buhari for Magu’s confirmation, says Lawan

No request from Buhari for Magu’s confirmation, says Lawan

Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, said that there was no request from President Muhammadu Buhari before the 9th Senate for the confirmation of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. He said this when Prof. Itse Sagay, Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), paid him a visit at the National Assembly ... Read More »

Ogun APC takes swipe at APM’s plan to go to Supreme Court over Gov Abiodun’s victory

Ogun APC takes swipe at APM’s plan to go to Supreme Court over Gov Abiodun’s victory

The Ogun State branch of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken a swipe at the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), and its candidate at the March 9, governorship election, on their plan to approach the Supreme Court, saying “court judgement is not for sale” The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, had on Monday, November 11, 2019, dismissed ... Read More »

Buhari Blames Constitution For Delay In Granting Authonomy To State Assemblies

Buhari Blames Constitution For Delay In Granting Authonomy To State Assemblies

  President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja urged lawmakers in the country to always place interest of the people first in all deliberations and negotiations while pointing out that the autonomy of state legislatures has been constrained by the constitution. Receiving the Conference of Speakers at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari said the constitution upholds the standard for all public ... Read More »

Resign or be sacked, Gov Okowa tells non-committed health workers

Resign or be sacked, Gov Okowa tells non-committed health workers

In line with his administration’s determination to ensure full routine immunization coverage of Delta, the Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has advised health workers not committed to their jobs to resign or be sacked. The governor gave the warning in Asaba on Thursday at a meeting with relevant stakeholders on primary healthcare service delivery in the state. He said that routine ... Read More »

Court judgement: Kano govt says it still recognizes four sacked Emirs

Court judgement: Kano govt says it still recognizes four sacked Emirs

Despite Thursday’s court judgement voiding their recent appointments by the Governor Umar Ganduje’s administration, the Kano State Government has said it still recognizes the Emirs and their Emirates. In a statement signed by the state Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, the Government said it was studying the ruling of Kano High Court on the creation of four new Emirates ... Read More »

FG, STATES, LGs SHARE N702.058 BILLION FAAC FOR OCTOBER 2019

FG, STATES, LGs SHARE N702.058 BILLION FAAC FOR OCTOBER 2019

By:ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), has shared a total sum of N702.058 billion as federal allocation for the month of October 2019 among the federal, state and local governments. It was shared at the committee’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 20.   From this amount, inclusive of VAT, Exchange Gain and Solid Minerals Revenue, the Federal Government ... Read More »

36 Speakers of HoA meet Buhari,demand autonomy.

36 Speakers of HoA meet Buhari,demand autonomy.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Speakers of the 36 State Houses of Assembly who seized the  occassion to  urge President Muhammadu Buhari to issue an executive order on the implementation of full autonomy for state legislatures. The speakers were led by the Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly and ... Read More »

Court sacks new Kano Emirs,dissolves new four Emirates

Court sacks new Kano Emirs,dissolves new four Emirates

A Kano High Court has nullified the appointment of four new emirs upgraded to the status of first-class emirs by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Subsequently, the court invalidated and ordered the immediate dissolution of their emirate councils established alongside the emir’s appointment. The emirs are Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; emir of Karaye, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar; emir of ... Read More »

Fed Govt releases  new wage  payment template to labour

Fed Govt releases new wage payment template to labour

  The least paid federal worker on Level 1 Step 1 will earn N360,000 per annum while the highest-paid at Level 17 Step 9 will take home N6,215,435 per annum. These are the highlights of  the minimum wage payment template released by the Federal Government. The circular on the new wage, dated November 14 and signed by the Acting Chairman ... Read More »

Maina dumps wheel chair,continues trial supported by two men

Maina dumps wheel chair,continues trial supported by two men

Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), on Thursday, arrived in the Federal High Court, Abuja, for continuation of his trial. Maina, though came into Court 6 without a wheelchair, he was however supported by two men as he walked slowly into the court. The former pension reform boss, who arrived at the court at about 9:30am, dressed ... Read More »

Lawmaker commends HoR Speaker,Zulum for donating to IDP’s

Lawmaker commends HoR Speaker,Zulum for donating to IDP’s

Member Representing Askira – Uba and Hawul Federal Constituency in Borno state, Hon. Dr. Haruna Mshelia has commended the foresight of the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Engineer Mustapha Maihaja and other stakeholders for the prompt approval and delivery of assorted relief items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)/victims of Boko Haram sect in his constituency. He ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth sacks Prince Andrew,strips him of 249,000 pounds salary

Queen Elizabeth sacks Prince Andrew,strips him of 249,000 pounds salary

The Queen of England has ‘sacked’ Prince Andrew from royal duties after discussing the crisis with Prince Charles and summoning her distraught ‘favourite son’ to Buckingham Palace to learn his fate. The Duke of York is today being urged to fly to America to speak to the FBI with lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein’s victims warning him ‘any delay’ must lead to ... Read More »

PTA to probe Queens College Parent-guard spat

PTA to probe Queens College Parent-guard spat

The Chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association of the Queen’s College, Abass Ahmed, has condemned the action of a parent to one of the pupils, who allegedly assaulted security guards for not allowing her daughter into the school. Ahmed, while condemning the action of the pupil’s mother, noted that there were laid down rules and regulations guiding pupils, adding that the ... Read More »

Yahaya Bello to receive Certificate of Returns today

Yahaya Bello to receive Certificate of Returns today

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to present the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, with his Certificate of Return today, having won last Saturday’s governorship election in the state INEC in a statement yesterday, in Lokoja, said the presentation of the Certificate of Return to the winner of the November 16 governorship election will take place at 11am at ... Read More »

KDSG concludes screening of 5351 applicants, interviews to follow

KDSG concludes screening of 5351 applicants, interviews to follow

The Kaduna State Government has concluded the screening of the 5351 applicants who passed the CBT stage of the ongoing recruitment process. The screening results are being compiled, following which the successful candidates will be invited for interviews by the government ministries, departments or agencies in which they have indicated interest. The screening exercise is the first instance of face-to-face ... Read More »

We ‘ll honour all our agreements, Oyetola assures investors

We ‘ll honour all our agreements, Oyetola assures investors

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has assured prospective investors that the state will honour all the agreements made with them. He pledged the administration’s commitment to continue to provide enabling environment for the investors and their businesses to grow and thrive. Governor Oyetola stated this while addressing the participants at the opening ceremony of the State of Osun Economic and ... Read More »