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Ganduje congratulates Shekarau on conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degree

Ganduje congratulates Shekarau on conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degree

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has congratulated Senator Ibrahim Shekarau on his conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degree in Science by Ritman University Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. A statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba expresses appreciation on behalf of the government and people of Kano state, to the Ritman University for awarding the former Governor ... Read More »

EFCC vs El-Rufai : Lawyer to Kaduna Gov says court has cleared his client on alleged missing N32 billion from sale of government houses while he was FCT Minister

EFCC vs El-Rufai : Lawyer to Kaduna Gov says court has cleared his client on alleged missing N32 billion from sale of government houses while he was FCT Minister

Court judgment in case filed in 2009 upholds El-Rufai assertion that there is no missing N32bn from sale of government houses By AU Mustapha, SAN We are Solicitors to Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State and the Applicant in the above mentioned matter [hereinafter called “Our Client”] and on his instruction and behalf we thus write to offer ... Read More »

Kogi rerun: APC in massive lead in Lokoja

Kogi rerun: APC in massive lead in Lokoja

With voting, sorting and counting concluded in many of the 53 Polling Units where Kogi West Senatorial Rerun/ Supplementary election took place Saturday, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Sen. Smat Adeyemi continued his electoral lead over Sen. Dino Melaiye of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Here is an update on some of the results as reported on the ... Read More »

APC crises: South-South caucus vows to resist plots to remove Oshiomhole

APC crises: South-South caucus vows to resist plots to remove Oshiomhole

The South-South caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned that it would resist any attempt by forces within the party that are working to remove the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman of the party. The caucus, which made the during a meeting called by the Vice National Chairman (South-South) of the party, Hillard Eta, in Abuja, also ... Read More »

MEDICAL DOCTOR, NURSE OTHERS RESCUED FROM BOKO HARAM BY TROOPS AFTER FIERCE BATTLE IN YOBE

MEDICAL DOCTOR, NURSE OTHERS RESCUED FROM BOKO HARAM BY TROOPS AFTER FIERCE BATTLE IN YOBE

BY INUSA NDAHI, DAMATURU A Medical Doctor, Musa Bulama and a Nurse, Gana Yelwa as well as Malam Bala Musa, Yobe State Primary Healthcare Ambulance driver with 17 others mostly teenergers have been successfully rescued by the troops duringba fierce battle that lasted for an hour in Babangida town of Yobe state. Recalled that, Babban Gida, the administrative Headquarters of Tarmuwa ... Read More »

OPC founder/president, Dr Fredrick Fasehun: One year after, By Prince Osibote

OPC founder/president, Dr Fredrick Fasehun: One year after, By Prince Osibote

Today marks one year that our great founder/president, Dr Fredrick Fasehun transited after a life of exemplary, visionary and dynamic leadership. He made his mark as an exceptional individual, who believed in sharing with the citizens their dreams, desires, pains and challenges. That was why he planted the seed called OPC that defends and protects with a consummate zeal and ... Read More »

Killings in South Africa: We are glad that Justice has been done- Dabiri-Erewa

Killings in South Africa: We are glad that Justice has been done- Dabiri-Erewa

 Abuja, Nov. 30, 2019:Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,  Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has expressed satisfaction over the justice meted out to the police officer that killed a Nigerian in South Africa. In a statement issued by the Head of Media and Public Relations Unit of the Commission, Abdur-Rahman Balogun,  she said ” We are glad that justice has been done”. ... Read More »

How #18bn was paid into Mompha’s account-Witness

How #18bn was paid into Mompha’s account-Witness

A prosecution witness, Peter Ademola Adegoke, a Compliance Officer with  a new generation bank yesterday told Justice Abdullai M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, how the sum of N18bn was paid into the account of a company, Ismalob Global Investments, belonging to Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha Mompha was arraigned on November 25, 2019 on a ... Read More »

Seven LG Chairmen dump PDP for APC in Ekiti

Seven LG Chairmen dump PDP for APC in Ekiti

The ranks of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State was depleted on Friday as seven serving local government chairmen elected on the party’s platform joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). They swapped the umbrella for the broom at a rally held at the Fajuyi Pavilion where they were received into the APC by Governor Kayode Fayemi. The local ... Read More »

Arsenal chiefs search for Arsene Wenger 2:0,as Brender Rodgers emerges early favourite

Arsenal chiefs search for Arsene Wenger 2:0,as Brender Rodgers emerges early favourite

Arsenal want to replace sacked Unai Emery with a manager in the mould of charming legendary former boss Arsene Wenger. Sportsmail revealed at 9.09am on Friday morning that Emery would be sacked, with the majority of the club’s board set on replacing the beleaguered Spaniard. Owner Stan Kroenke ratified the board’s decision on Friday and Emery’s departure was announced at 10.09am, with assistant ... Read More »

Real reasons Jonathan worked against PDP in Bayelsa guber poll

Real reasons Jonathan worked against PDP in Bayelsa guber poll

By:Jethro LELEKUMO   IN the run up to the 2015 President election, Nigeria cut the worrisome image of a country on the edge, on the brink of division, inching towards the precipice. The country was deeply divided between two fiercely opposing opinions represented by the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress. The political division was so fierce that ... Read More »

Why 8th Senate rejected Buhari’s $30bn loan request —Shehu Sanni

Why 8th Senate rejected Buhari’s $30bn loan request —Shehu Sanni

Senator Shehu Sani, over the weekend said that the Eighth National Assembly rejected the $30 billion loan requested by President Muhammadu Buhari under the external borrowing plan because it did not want the country to sink into a “perpetual debt trap.” Sani who was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debt in the 8th Senate, disclosed this in ... Read More »

FIFA plans new ‘African Champions’ League for top 20 teams’ worth $200m

FIFA plans new ‘African Champions’ League for top 20 teams’ worth $200m

THESE are definitely the best of times for African clubs as World football governing body, FIFA has plans to introduce a new league into African football expected to make at least $200 million in revenue. This plan, if implemented, will be a big boost for African clubs who find it had to make ends meet with the current continental club ... Read More »

Anambra may surpass worker’s expectations on minimum wage- Obiano

Anambra may surpass worker’s expectations on minimum wage- Obiano

Anambra State workers were in a frenzy yesterday, when the state  government announced that it may surpass their expectations on minimum wage. The government gave the assurance during  the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE 7th Quadrennial State Conference in the state The state governor Willie Obiano, while addressing the state delegates,  and leaders of the union the  from ... Read More »

We’re winning IPPIS battle, says ASUU

We’re winning IPPIS battle, says ASUU

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday said it had received reports of overwhelming compliance of her members nationwide with the directive not to enroll in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The Union says there is clear evidence that the union is winning the struggle against lawless government and autocratic leadership of the country. The ... Read More »

EFCC quizzes Air Peace boss Onyema,may place former Amnesty boss on INTERPOL Alert

EFCC quizzes Air Peace boss Onyema,may place former Amnesty boss on INTERPOL Alert

AS part of the ongoing probe of alleged $44.9 million wire deals, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has interrogated the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Ifechukwu Onyema. Also, there were strong indications last night that the EFCC may watch-list a former Special Adviser/Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme Office. It was learnt that the ex-Special Adviser ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun set to inaugurate new Head of Service, Minimum Wage Committee

Gov Abiodun set to inaugurate new Head of Service, Minimum Wage Committee

  As the Head of Service in Ogun State, Engr Lanre Bisiriyu takes a bow from the State Civil Service next week, Governor Dapo Abiodun has promised to expeditiously inaugurate a new one “to continue on the right path of leadership for the State Public Service.” He also said he would emplace a committee to work out modalities for the ... Read More »

Petition: Africa Should be Allowed to Use its Resources – African Energy Chamber

Petition: Africa Should be Allowed to Use its Resources – African Energy Chamber

The African Energy Chamber launches a petition against the idea that the continent should not explore its full hydrocarbon potential in the wake of the climate change debate JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, November 29, 2019/ — On the backdrop of the climate change debate, Africa finds itself in an unfortunate position where it is required by the global energy industry to ... Read More »

Hon. Bakura Hails Zamfara Govt on repeal of ex-governor’s pension

Hon. Bakura Hails Zamfara Govt on repeal of ex-governor’s pension

By Haruna Salami As the controversy over the repeal of the law authorizing pension to former governors, deputy governors and speakers  and deputy speakers of the Zamfara  state rages, Hon. Ahmed Mohammed Bakura has applauded the state government for taking the bold step. Honourable Bakura representing Maradun federal constituency of Zamfara state who gave the commendation in a chat with ... Read More »

The Shoals of Ukraine :Where American Illusions and Great-Power Politics Collide

The Shoals of Ukraine :Where American Illusions and Great-Power Politics Collide

By Serhii Plokhy and M. E. Sarotte   Signing the Budapest Memorandum, December 1994. At first, it might seem surprising that Ukraine, a country on the fringes of Europe, is suddenly at the turbulent center of American politics and foreign policy. With an impeachment inquiry in Washington adding further detail to the story of the Trump administration’s efforts to tie U.S. security assistance ... Read More »