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Kwankwaso has been politically retired-Ganduje

Kwankwaso has been politically retired-Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has fired another missile to the immediate-past Governor of the state and his estranged political ally, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso saying the latest outing of the All Progressive Congress (APC) during the just-concluded Kano re-run has “retired” Senator Kwankwaso from politics. Ganduje stated this in Kano Government House on Friday while receiving the ... Read More »

Plateau to Immortalise UNIMAID Student Murdered by Boko Haram

Plateau to Immortalise UNIMAID Student Murdered by Boko Haram

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has promised to immortalise the late student from the state, Mr. Ropvil Dalyep, who was recently killed by Boko Haram terrorists while on his how way to resume school in Maiduguri, Borno State. Lalong made the promise yesterday during his condolence visit to the family of the deceased in Jing community in Lankan District ... Read More »

Malami extols media roles in good governance

Malami extols media roles in good governance

Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has described media-government synergy as a critical factor in ensuring transparency and good governance. Malami made this known when a delegation from Daar Communications Plc (owners of AIT and Ray power) paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Friday 31st January, 2020. *The Minister (3rd right), his ... Read More »

Manchester United turn their attention to last minute deal for Odion Ighalo

Manchester United turn their attention to last minute deal for Odion Ighalo

Manchester United have turned their attention to Odion Ighalo in their increasingly frantic search for a striker. United have conceded defeat in their bid to land Bournemouth’s striker Josh King. They made a bid of around £20m on Thursday night which was described as ‘a joke’ by senior Bournemouth officials. This afternoon they followed that up by informing the Cherries they are ... Read More »

Police arrest Patience Jonathan’s cousin for attempted murder

Police arrest Patience Jonathan’s cousin for attempted murder

The Police in Bayelsa State have arrested Mr. Victor Oba, a cousin to a former first lady, Patience Jonathan, for attempting to kill his ex-lover, Seigha Atia. Oba, who is the Manager of the first lady’s hotel, Aridolf Hotels and Spars, was said to have hit his 23-year-old ex-lover with his Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) damaging her left leg beyond ... Read More »

BORNO TWIN SUICIDE BOMBING KILLS FOUR, FIVE INJURED

BORNO TWIN SUICIDE BOMBING KILLS FOUR, FIVE INJURED

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The twin female suicide attacks which took place in Muna Galti general area of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital has claimed the lives of two innocent civilians and two attackers suspected to be dreaded members of Boko Haram sect. The incident which occurred at about 7:45pm on Thursday also left five others injured. Confirming the suicide ... Read More »

Varsities face new strike as govt pays only  lecturers on IPPIS

Varsities face new strike as govt pays only lecturers on IPPIS

ONLY varsity teachers captured on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) will get alert for their January salary, the Federal Government said on Thursday. The IPPIS has been a subject of controversy between teachers’ umbrella body – Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) – and the Federal Government. The payment of tertiary institutions’ lecturers will begin today, it was ... Read More »

Unizik student is first Lassa Fever victim

Unizik student is first Lassa Fever victim

A student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University(UNIZIK) has been confirmed as the first Lassa fever patient in Anambra State. The Emergency Response team, which has been monitoring situation in the state, has moved the victim to Abakaliki, Ebonyi state after necessary decontamination. The Lassa fever case from Unizik was confirmed at the Chukwukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH)where she was ... Read More »

WHO declares coronavirus a global health emergency

WHO declares coronavirus a global health emergency

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared novel coronavirus as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the decision was based on the recommendations of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005). In a statement issued from Geneva, the Director General explained the reason ... Read More »

US Embassy Denies Bishop David  Oyedepo Visa

US Embassy Denies Bishop David Oyedepo Visa

A mild drama, thursday, played out at the Lagos office of the Embassy of the United States as the founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State and Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel International, Bishop David Oyedepo was denied visa. But an ace comedian, Abovi Ugboma, popularly known as Bovi was lucky with the embassy as ... Read More »

Malami welcomes SERAP Anti-Corruption Report

Malami welcomes SERAP Anti-Corruption Report

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has expressed satisfaction that Nigerians are optimistic in their confidence in the Federal Government’s fight against corruption. This is contained in a statement signed by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations Office of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice and made available to newsmen ... Read More »

Justice Minister allays fears of agencies involved in recovery of looted funds over regulations

Justice Minister allays fears of agencies involved in recovery of looted funds over regulations

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has assured all agencies involved in the recovery of the looted funds that the essence of regulations set in place was not to take away their statutory powers. Malami gave the assurance on Thursday while delivering his welcome address at the head of agencies sensitization on the implementation of ... Read More »

Let’s use religion to promote unity, Gbajabiamila urges Nigerians

Let’s use religion to promote unity, Gbajabiamila urges Nigerians

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has urged Nigerians to use religion to promote unity and inculcate good values among the citizens. The Speaker said if that is achieved, Nigeria would be a better society. Gbajabiamila spoke when he hosted members of the African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI) led by Prof Jerry Gana, who paid him ... Read More »

We must leverage the power of ICT to contain insurgency and emergencies – Danbatta, NCC Boss

We must leverage the power of ICT to contain insurgency and emergencies – Danbatta, NCC Boss

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has said that Nigeria must leverage and appropriately deploy telecoms and ICT resources in the fight against insurgency and to contain other emergencies. He affirmed that empirical knowledge of what ICTs can do in tackling numerous challenges explained Commission’s insistence on compliance by all stakeholders to ... Read More »

TCN, electricity union bicker over unremitted N29m check-off dues

TCN, electricity union bicker over unremitted N29m check-off dues

Usman Mohammed, TCN MD BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) are presently at each other’s throat over an alleged unremitted N29m check-off dues from the former to the later. While the company insists it has paid the dues up to date, the union sees this ... Read More »

African Economic Outlook 2020: Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

African Economic Outlook 2020: Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

The slower than expected growth is partly due to the moderate expansion of the continent’s “big five” — Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, January 30, 2020/ — For the first time in a decade, investment expenditure rather than consumption accounts for more than half of GDP growth; report calls for urgent investment in education and infrastructure ... Read More »

Maryam and the mirage called love- By Dare Babarinsa

Maryam and the mirage called love- By Dare Babarinsa

Five years ago, Maryam was seriously in love with Bilyamin Bello. They married and hope to live happily ever after. Then the vagaries of life that brought fear, suspicion and danger; intervened. Two years into their marriage, they have had a child (some report said two) and they were the envies of their neighbours. Both were from privileged backgrounds and ... Read More »

NAHCON: Senate confirms Barrister Zikrullah Hassan, others

NAHCON: Senate confirms Barrister Zikrullah Hassan, others

By Mikail Mumuni The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of Barrister ( Ustaz) Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan by President Muhammadu Buhari as Chairman/CEO of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON). Barrister Hassan on Wednesday at the Senate screening* Also confirmed were the other nominees into the Board of the Commission. New Chairman/CEO of NAHCON and other members of the ... Read More »

Senate probes NNPC over $25 billion Turn Around Maintenance expenditure

Senate probes NNPC over $25 billion Turn Around Maintenance expenditure

The Senate on Thursday directed its Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to investigate the expenditure of over $25 billion on the turn around maintenance of the nation’s four refineries in the last 25 years. The move by the Senate followed a motion sponsored by Senator Yusuf Yusuf representing Taraba Central Senatorial District. Yusuf in his lead debate noted that the ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Baker in Sokoto for Allegedly Defrauding FG of N8.5m Cassava Bread Fund

EFCC Arraigns Baker in Sokoto for Allegedly Defrauding FG of N8.5m Cassava Bread Fund

By: Adebola Owolola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, arraigned a Sokoto-based baker, Abdurazak Adamu, before Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the State High Court 7, Sokoto State. The defendant was docked on a one-count charge of criminal breach of trust to the tune of N8.548, 140.80 (Eight Million, Five Hundred and ... Read More »