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Alleged pension scam: Maina, son to remain in Kuje Correctional Centre till 2020

Alleged pension scam: Maina, son to remain in Kuje Correctional Centre till 2020

Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), and his son, Faisal, are to remain in Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja, till January 2020. Justice Okon Abang, who gave the order, on Wednesday, adjourned hearing on Abdulrasheed’s bail variation application till Jan. 13, 2020 while Faisal’s trial continuation was adjourned till Jan. 20, 2020. Earlier on Wednesday, Justice Abang ... Read More »

Senate okays Muhammad Nami as FIRS Chairman

Senate okays Muhammad Nami as FIRS Chairman

…board members too. The Senate, this afternoon, confirmed the appointment of Muhammad Mamman Nami as the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS. Senate President Dr. Ahmed Lawan hit his gavel at about 2:51 pm today,( Wednesday)  signalling the confirmation of Nami’s appointment by the Senate. President Mohammadu Buhari sent Nami’s name to the Senate as FIRS Executive Chairman last week. ... Read More »

Internet Society Foundation Announces $300,000 in Grants for Projects that Promote the Benefits of the Internet

Internet Society Foundation Announces $300,000 in Grants for Projects that Promote the Benefits of the Internet

Projects in Mali, Madgascar, South Africa among grant recipients WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, December 18, 2019/ — The new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of medium and large grants (ranging from $12,000 to USD $30,000 each) to 13 ground-breaking projects that seek to spread the benefits of the Internet around the world. The Internet Society ... Read More »

MUSWEN’s new Executive Secretary assumes office

MUSWEN’s new Executive Secretary assumes office

A new Executive Secretary for the Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria (MUSWEN), Professor Muslih Tayo Yahya, has formally assumed office as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Umbrella body of all Muslims in the Southwest of Nigeria. He succeeds the pioneer and immedate past Executive Secretary of MUSWEN, Professor D. O. S. Noibi, whose retirement commenced on November 17, ... Read More »

Nigeria Seeks More UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Nigeria Seeks More UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (second right); Commissioner for Culture and Tourism of Osun State, Dr. Adebisi Obawale (second left); Curator and Site Manager of Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, Mr. Adekunle Fatai (left) and a Grove Devotee, Orisafunke Labuata (right) when the Minister visited the Grove in Osogbo, Osun State, on Tuesday.    The Minister of Information ... Read More »

Management should have ears to the ground, tolerate gossip, invest in intelligence, says AIG Oyebade in lecture delivered at OAU

Management should have ears to the ground, tolerate gossip, invest in intelligence, says AIG Oyebade in lecture delivered at OAU

 LECTURE TITLED, ‘CONFLICT DYNAMICS: VIEWS AND SOLUTIONS’ DELIVERED BY AIG ADELEYE OLUSOLA OYEBADE, mni ASSISTANT INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, ZONE XI, OSOGBO DURING THE SECURITY WEEK OF THE SECURITY DEPARTMENT, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE ON 18TH DECEMBER, 2019 AIG Oyebade delivering his lecture*   INTRODUCTION Conflict, an integral and avoidable part of human existence, is inherent and prevalent within ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun’s victory at apex court reflection of God’s verdict- Ogun APC

Gov Abiodun’s victory at apex court reflection of God’s verdict- Ogun APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State has described the Supreme Court verdict that affirmed the victory of Prince Dapo Abiodun as a validation of the popular saying that “when God  says yes, no man can say no”. In a press statement issued on Wednesday and signed by the Publicity Secretary of APC Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, the party ... Read More »

Supreme Court upholds  Udom Emmanuel’s victory

Supreme Court upholds Udom Emmanuel’s victory

The Supreme Court in Abuja has upheld the election of Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state. The apex court in a judgment delivered on Wednesday, Dec. 18th, said the case filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lacked merit. The APC candidate Obong Nsima Ekere, in the March 9 governorship election had challenged the victory of ... Read More »

Suspected herdsmen ‘annexes’ Ekiti, hoist Flag near Fayemi’s hometown

Suspected herdsmen ‘annexes’ Ekiti, hoist Flag near Fayemi’s hometown

Some suspected herdsmen have reportedly taken over some areas in Orin-Ekiti, Ido/Osi local government area of Ekiti State near Governor Kayode Fayemi’s hometown, Isan-Ekiti. We gathered that the herders had hoisted a red flag at the ‘annexed’ farmlands, where they warned the farmers to keep off or face death. *Protesting youths of the community Residents told journalist on Wednesday during ... Read More »

Imo Senator Slumps, Dies

Imo Senator Slumps, Dies

A member of the National Assembly, Senator Benjamin Umajunogu, is dead. Umajunogu, a ranking Senator from Imo North senatorial district, was said to have slumped on Wednesday at his Abuja residence and died before being rushed to the hospital. Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, confirmed Umajunogu’s death to newsmen at the Senate lobby on Wednesday afternoon. He ... Read More »

Christmas: Borno Governor releases December salaries, pensions  

Inbox x By:Isa Umar Gusau Workers and pensioners in Borno State will celebrate the Yuletide with smiles as December salaries and pensions have started hitting their bank accounts. This follows a directive by the state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum that no affected Christian should celebrate Wednesday’s Christmas without December salary or pension. The governor directive, according to his spokesman, ... Read More »

Finance Ministry launches electronic records mgt project

Finance Ministry launches electronic records mgt project

  BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, on Monday in Abuja, launched an electronic records management (ERM) platform for the tracking of incoming and outgoing mails and letters from and to the ministry. The minister noted that the launch was in furtherance of the current administration’s commitment to digitizing all ... Read More »

SHEHU OF BORNO TURBANS CHRISTIAN AS EMIRATE’S CHIEF HOST, URGES MILITARY TO END BOKO HARAM WAR

SHEHU OF BORNO TURBANS CHRISTIAN AS EMIRATE’S CHIEF HOST, URGES MILITARY TO END BOKO HARAM WAR

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Shehu of Borno, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Dr. Abubakar Ibn- Umar Garbai Elkanemi has on Wednesday Turbaned Mr. Bata Auta Madaki Ndahi as the ‘Zanna Sotoma of Borno’ (Chief Host/Ambassador of Borno Emirate), with a strong appeal to the Federal Government and the Security Agencies to redouble their efforts in the fight against Boko Haram. ... Read More »

Kidney failure: Borno Governor directs free dialysis, research on causes 

… Gives go ahead on home-based transplant BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI As a state owned specialist hospital begins kidney dialysis, Governor Babagana Umara ‎has directed his commissioner of health, Dr. Salisu Kwayabura to put in place measures that will make the dialysis procedure free for patients. The aim is to reduce pains faced by low income citizens and their families ... Read More »

Kwara budgets N162b for 2020

Kwara budgets N162b for 2020

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has presented a budget of N162 billion for the 2020 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly today. A breakdown of the package showed that the budget comprises 53 percent and 47 percent for capital and recurrent expenditures respectively. “Basically, we are presenting a budget estimate of N162 billion for 2020, up from ... Read More »

Makinde wins at Supreme Court

Makinde wins at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Seyi Makinde as the governor of Oyo state. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Makinde as the winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state. But Adebayo Adelabu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, challenged the outcome of the election at the Election Petition Tribunal seeking a nullification of ... Read More »

Pope lifts ‘pontifical secret’ rule in sex abuse cases

Pope lifts ‘pontifical secret’ rule in sex abuse cases

THE Pope has declared that the rule of “pontifical secrecy” no longer applies to the sexual abuse of minors, in a bid to improve transparency in such cases. The Church previously shrouded sexual abuse cases in secrecy, in what it said was an effort to protect the privacy of victims and reputations of the accused. But new papal documents yesterday ... Read More »

Arteta swoop for Guardiola’s trusted hands,including Nigerian-born,Fagbemi

Arteta swoop for Guardiola’s trusted hands,including Nigerian-born,Fagbemi

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke has returned to America and is poised to approve Mikel Arteta’s appointment as the club’s new manager. Arteta’s return to the Emirates Stadium is at an advanced stage following talks with the club’s kingmakers — head of football Raul Sanllehi, technical director Edu, managing director Vinai Venkatesham and head of football operations Huss Fahmy. Josh Kroenke, son ... Read More »

Akeredolu, deputy split over 2020 governorship race

Akeredolu, deputy split over 2020 governorship race

Reconciliation between Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) and his estranged deputy, Agboola Ajayi, has hit the rocks, it was learnt on Tuesday Party elders, who expressed worry over the sour relationship, lamented that there was no end in sight to the acrimony. According to party sources, the bone of contention is the struggle for the governorship ticket of the ... Read More »