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Emefiele Seeks Govs’ Intervention to Save $500m from Palm Oil Imports

Emefiele Seeks Govs’ Intervention to Save $500m from Palm Oil Imports

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday called on state governors to help the country stop the $500 million of scarce foreign exchange being expended on the importation of palm oil to meet identified demand gap of 1.25 million metric tonnes. Emefiele, at the launch of Edo Oil Palm Programme and the Plantation Owners Forum ... Read More »

Buhari not fighting corruption,says Ango Abdulahi

Buhari not fighting corruption,says Ango Abdulahi

Chairman, Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Prof. Ango Abdullahi, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is not fighting corruption in the country, saying that the prisons ought to be full by now, if he is truly fighting the social menace. Abdullahi stated categorically: “We have now seen corruption on a massive scale, and nobody is doing anything about it.” He stated this ... Read More »

Vote enough fund for education, Sanusi tells Northern governors

Vote enough fund for education, Sanusi tells Northern governors

Worried by the increasing number of out-of-school children and the decline in education in northern Nigeria, Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Tuesday tasked northern governors to vote enough money to improve the sector in the region. Speaking in Kaduna at the annual commemoration lectures of Malam Haruna Soba, Emir Sanusi said if enough fund was allocated to ... Read More »

Civil Defence commandant flees as ICPC uncovers 60 buildings

Civil Defence commandant flees as ICPC uncovers 60 buildings

Following the uncovering of an estate of 60 buildings, a female Deputy Commander of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ms Adenike Ishola Bintu, has allegedly jumped bail.. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said she fled to avoid trial. ICPC has secured an interim forfeiture order on two of her assets in Sabon ... Read More »

Nigeria Must Adopt Knowledge-based Economy to Survive, Says Communications Minister

Nigeria Must Adopt Knowledge-based Economy to Survive, Says Communications Minister

The Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has said Nigeria must go digital in line with the trend across the world if the economy must survive. He said the whole world is shifting from natural resources to knowledge-based economy, adding that Nigeria’s continuous reliance on oil would amount to putting the nation’s eggs in one basket. ... Read More »

Commissioner designate denies report that he gave Gov Abiodun condition on preferred ministry

Commissioner designate denies report that he gave Gov Abiodun condition on preferred ministry

Ogun State commissioner designate, Mr. Afolabi Afuape, has denied a media report credited to an online publication, The Encounter, quoting him as giving the governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, a condition on his preferred ministry. Afuape who appeared before the State Assembly for screening last Monday, refuted the story describing it as an “imagination of the reporter, and a disservice to ... Read More »

FIRS gives 7-day notice tax defaulters

FIRS gives 7-day notice tax defaulters

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has served a 7-day notice to tax defaulters, with a warning that it will soon begin a nationwide tax enforcement to bring tax defaulters to book. The Acting Executive Chairman of FIRS, Abiodun Aina in a notification to taxpayers on Tuesday informed them of the plan by the Service to begin tax enforcement against ... Read More »

Fraudster bag jail term

Fraudster bag jail term

By:Adebola Owolola Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, December 16, 2019 sentenced one Segun Ajibola, alias Kate Walter to three months imprisonment with N50,000 option of fine. Ajibola was prosecuted on a one-count charge of fraudulent impersonation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The convict was arrested following intelligence in an operation carried ... 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 ... Read More »

Buhari welcomes proposal by Hyundai to set up car plant in Nigeria

Buhari welcomes proposal by Hyundai to set up car plant in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will collaborate with and support Hyundai Engineering Company Limited to set up a car plant and also rehabilitate petroleum refineries. The president stated this when he received the President/Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Engineering, Mr Chang Hag Kim, at State House, Abuja, on Tuesday. He said that Nigeria was committed to ensuring energy security in ... Read More »

Kalu to court: Free me on bail, I need my herbalist

Kalu to court: Free me on bail, I need my herbalist

A former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, who is serving 12-year imprisonment for N7.65billion fraud and money laundering, on Tuesday prayed the Federal High Court in Lagos to grant him bail, pending the hearing of his appeal against his conviction. Kalu told Justice Mohammad Liman that he is battling serious health challenges and he needs to seek the medical ... Read More »

NAHCON: Buhari Names Two More Board Members

NAHCON: Buhari Names Two More Board Members

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday requested the Senate to confirm the appointments of two (2) additional nominees as members of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON). His letter to the Senate reads: “Pursuant to section 3(1)(d) (II) and (III) of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Act, 2006, I am pleased to forward for confirmation by the Senate ... Read More »

Grant me bail: Orji Kalu begs court

Grant me bail: Orji Kalu begs court

Former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, who is serving a 12 year sentence for N7.2billion fraud has prayed a Federal High Court in Lagos to grant him bail from the Ikoyi Correctional Centre pending determination of an appeal against his conviction. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had dragged Kalu and a former Commissioner for Finance in Abia, Jones ... Read More »

FINANCE MINISTRY LAUNCHES ELECTRONIC RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROJECT

FINANCE MINISTRY LAUNCHES ELECTRONIC RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROJECT

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has 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 government’s platforms as well as ... Read More »

BREAKING: President Buhari signs 2020 Budget into law

BREAKING: President Buhari signs 2020 Budget into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the N10.59 trillion 2020 appropriation bill into law. The ceremony was witnessed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Ahmad Lawan, the senate president, Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, and principal officers. At the signing today, the president said;“It is my pleasant duty, today, on my 77th birthday, to sign the 2020 Appropriation Bill ... Read More »

How Gov Abiodun picked Ogun Commissioner Designates – APC Spokesman

How Gov Abiodun picked Ogun Commissioner Designates – APC Spokesman

Publicity Secretary of Ogun State All Progressives Congress ( APC) Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye has shed light on how Governor Dapo Abiodun arrived at the list of names he sent to the state House of Assembly last Thursday for screening as Commissioners The Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration should ... Read More »

Oke-Ona Grammar School Old Students Present Merit Award To Ogun Chief of Staff, Sports Equipment To School (Photo news)

Oke-Ona Grammar School Old Students Present Merit Award To Ogun Chief of Staff, Sports Equipment To School (Photo news)

  Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu( in T-shirt), Chief of Staff CoS to HE Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR, Governor of Ogun State, receiving Oke -Ona Grammar Shool Class of 1981 SET DINSTINGUSHED ALUMNI MERIT AWARD from Mr Femi Ogundimu , National President , Oke-Ona Grammar School, Abeokuta -OGSOSA. Also with the National President is Mr Adeola Sogunle, former National President of ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun meets protesting women, directs Chief of Staff to furnish them with list of female appointees

Gov Abiodun meets protesting women, directs Chief of Staff to furnish them with list of female appointees

Governor Dapo Abiodun on Monday met with the leadership of the Coalition of Women Groups in Ogun State who took their protest for more inclusion of women in governance to the Governor’s Office, Oke Imosan, Abeokuta. During the meeting that lasted for about one hour, Governor Abiodun told the Coalition led by Dr. Biola Akiode-Afolabi, that he needed not be ... Read More »

Suspect hacked my account for six years to commit fraud – Fashola

Suspect hacked my account for six years to commit fraud – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has debunked recent Social Media reports that he was defrauded of the sum of N3.1 million by a Yahoo Boy who is currently being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Setting the records straight on Monday, the Minister, who said he neither knew nor transacted any business ... Read More »

Late Oba Oyekan’s Son Sentenced To Death For Murder

Late Oba Oyekan’s Son Sentenced To Death For Murder

Prince Adewale Oyekan, son of the late Oba of Lagos has been sentenced to death, seven years after he was paraded for killing his boss, Alhaja Sikirat Ekun, a 62 year old businesswoman cum politician. Justice Raliatu Adebiyi of an Ikeja High Court found Adewale guilty and that he gave one Balogun N6000 to kill the woman. The convicts were ... Read More »