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Revocation of land: Gov Abdulrasaq can’t erase my father’s legacies-  Saraki

Revocation of land: Gov Abdulrasaq can’t erase my father’s legacies-  Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has stated that Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has crossed the line of decency with his recent efforts to erase the legacies of his (Saraki’s) late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki. Saraki, in a statement he personally signed and released in Lagos on Saturday stated that the war of attrition waged against the ... Read More »

One year outside the newsroom, what I have learnt- Otufodunrin

One year outside the newsroom, what I have learnt- Otufodunrin

In December 2018, Lekan Otufodunrin resigned from The Nation Newspapers as Managing Editor, Online and Special Publications to become Executive Director of Media Career Development Network.  One year after his exit from daily news operations, Otufodunrin shares lessons learnt and offers advice for journalists planning to move on from their present job. Don’t leave unless you have to Don’t leave ... Read More »

Gunmen who attacked my country home must be arrested and prosecuted-Jonathan

Gunmen who attacked my country home must be arrested and prosecuted-Jonathan

  Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday conducted sympathisers round the marine security post’s scene of the attack on his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, with a call on security agents to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the gunmen who carried out the attack. The assailants had stormed Jonathan’s country home on December 24, at about 1:30 am, in ... Read More »

Nigeria faces impending bankruptcy- Obasanjo

Nigeria faces impending bankruptcy- Obasanjo

President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday in Lagos expressed deep concern about Nigeria’s current debt profile and warned the Federal Government against “impending bankruptcy.” Obasanjo was a keynote speaker at the “Why I am Alive” campaign celebration in Lagos on Friday. Nigeria’s external debt, he said, grew by as much as 700 percent to N24.947 trillion ($81.2.74 billion), from $10.32 billion ... Read More »

Dozens of French Foreign Legion Soldiers And Commandos Have Become Terrorists

Dozens of French Foreign Legion Soldiers And Commandos Have Become Terrorists

By Stavros Atlamazoglou The French military seems to be inadvertently feeding terrorist organizations with combat-hardened and well-trained recruits. According to a soon-to-be-released study conducted by the French think-tank Centre d’analyse du terrorisme (CAT), dozens of former French servicemen have joined the ranks of terrorist groups. Most of these Jihadists served in Special Operations or elite units, one of which is the French Foreign ... Read More »

How I escaped Oshiomhole’s trap- Obaseki

How I escaped Oshiomhole’s trap- Obaseki

  Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has explained how he escaped traps laid for him by his predecessor and now National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Govenor Obaseki said Oshiomhole picked Philip Shaibu as his deputy and Osarodion Ogie as Secretary to the State Government thinking it was a trap for him. Obaseki stated that Oshiomhole ... Read More »

$600m Steel Plant Will Be Nigeria’s Highest Non-oil FDI – Gupta

$600m Steel Plant Will Be Nigeria’s Highest Non-oil FDI – Gupta

  The managing director of African Industries Group, Mr Alok Gupta, yesterday, said the company’s $600million Integrated Steel Plant will be Nigeria’s highest non-oil Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) when it begins operation. Mr Gupta said federal government’s plan to turn around its iron and steel sector will receive the desired boost with the establishment of the $600m Integrated Steel Plant ... Read More »

Zulum to commissioners: ‘I won’t entertain submissions outside 2020 budget’

… Signs budget into law Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday signed the 2020 appropriation bill into law during which he told commissioners that he will not entertain any submission to fund any project or programme that is not provided for in the budget. He spoke at the executive council chambers of the Government house in Maiduguri.  Zulum ... Read More »

Dabiri-Erewa applauds Nigerian scholar for winning Arabic poetry competition in Saudi Arabia

Dabiri-Erewa applauds Nigerian scholar for winning Arabic poetry competition in Saudi Arabia

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has applauded a  Nigerian Scholar and multi lingual expert, Dr. Ahmad Rufa’i for winning an international Arabic poetry competition in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dabiri-Erewa gave the commendation in a statement by NIDCOM Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, on Friday in Abuja. She said that the defeat of other contestants, ... Read More »

ISWAP Executions: Don’t let terrorists divide us, Buhari begs Nigerians

ISWAP Executions: Don’t let terrorists divide us, Buhari begs Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians not to let terrorists divide the country along religious lines, following execution of some Christians and Muslims by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). In a press statement of Friday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media & Publicity) President Buhari said:“I am profoundly saddened and shocked by the ... Read More »

NLNG poised to increase production by 35% as it takes FID for Train 7

NLNG poised to increase production by 35% as it takes FID for Train 7

  GMD, NNPC Mele Kyari and NLNG MD, Tony Attah after Train 7 FID announcement * Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) on Friday in Abuja took the Final Investment Decision (FID) for its Train 7 Project, which will increase its production by 35% and its competitiveness in the global LNG market, according to a statement signed by Eyono Fatayi-Williams, General Manager, ... Read More »

NITDA Tackles Lagos State Internal Revenue Service Over Breach of Nigeria Data Protection Regulation

NITDA Tackles Lagos State Internal Revenue Service Over Breach of Nigeria Data Protection Regulation

“The Agency will further investigate this breach and the circumstances surrounding it with the aim of assessing the impact of the breach as well as determine responsibility and culpability of data controllers or processors connected to the breach and prevent future occurrence.” PRESS RELEASE 27th December, 2019 Abuja Breach of Nigeria Data Protection Regulation by the Lagos State Internal Revenue ... Read More »

Letter to outgoing NAHCON Chairman ( Final part)

Letter to outgoing NAHCON Chairman ( Final part)

*TO THE OUTGOING CHAIRMAN OF NAHCON (3)* By Abubakr Siddeeq Muhammad, * Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, outgoing NAHCON Acting Chairman* *WHAT YOU COULD NOT ACHIEVE* The last part of this series would hardly be very palatable, I must warn, as it touches on either what you should have done or what you desired to do but did not or could ... Read More »

Redeemed Christian Church Prays For Drowned Pastor, Children

Redeemed Christian Church Prays For Drowned Pastor, Children

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, is offering prayers for the family of Pastor Gabriel Diya and his two children who died in a swimming pool at the Costa del Sol, in the south of Spain on Christmas Eve. Also, the church is praying for the parishes that were under his supervision. “At this very difficult time, our prayers ... Read More »

No Child Would Be Left Behind In Oyo State – Makinde

No Child Would Be Left Behind In Oyo State – Makinde

… Says at 52 ‘I’m grateful to everyone who has made an impact on my life Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has declared that no child would be left behind in his administration’s development plan for Oyo State, hence his decision to declare free and qualitative education in the state as the surest way to lift people out of ... Read More »

Why FG Released Dasuki, Sowore – Malami

Why FG Released Dasuki, Sowore – Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said there was no pressure mounted on the Federal Government at home or abroad that compelled the release of Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki. The Minister who spoke to the BBC Hausa and the Hausa Service of the Voice of America said the Government released the duo on compassionate grounds. ... Read More »

The End of the Beginning; Going Out to Make Impacts, By Lawal Saheed Adesile, FUTA’s 2018/2019 Best Graduating Student

The End of the Beginning; Going Out to Make Impacts, By Lawal Saheed Adesile, FUTA’s 2018/2019 Best Graduating Student

Valedictory Speech by Lawal Saheed Adesile, Department of Physiology ,FUTA’S BEST GRADUATING STUDENT 2018/2019 ACADEMIC SESSION with 4.92 CGPA delivered at the 31st Convocation Ceremony on Friday December 20, 2019 The Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, I adopt the already observed protocols. All praises and adoration be to Almighty God for giving us the opportunity to witness this special day. “Everybody ... Read More »

Buhari is Nigeria’s Mr. Infrastructure- BMO

Buhari is Nigeria’s Mr. Infrastructure- BMO

President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to making Nigeria better than he met it is not in doubt, in spite of efforts to rubbish his legacy. The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says this is crystal clear in the manner the country keeps looking like a giant construction site in the last four and a half years. In a statement signed by its ... Read More »

Da’wah is obligatory upon every Muslim, says Gov Oyetola at The Dawn DHP

Da’wah is obligatory upon every Muslim, says Gov Oyetola at The Dawn DHP

“As we are followers of Muhammad (SAW), the responsibility of continuing this work rests on our shoulders. So we should try to keep in mind of whom we are enjoined to imitate by striving to participate in dawah at all times. The Prophet (SAW) says: “By Allah, if a single person is guided by Allah through you, it will be ... Read More »

Police to prosecute woman who maltreated housemaid in Enugu

Police to prosecute woman who maltreated housemaid in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command has rescued a maid, Peace Goewam, captured in a viral video where she was being traumatized by her madam. In the video, which elicited angry reactions from Nigerians, the woman, Mrs. Amaka Ortolehi, from Ngor-Okpala, Imo State, was seen maltreating the maid in most heartless manner. The incident, our correspondent gathered, led the Enugu State ... Read More »