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Different Folks, Different Strokes

Different Folks, Different Strokes

It was a case of different folks strokes for different folks for 12 traditional rulers in Anambra State who paid a ‘thank you’ visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, during the week, in the Aso Rock seat of power, Abuja. While the president had poured streams of encomiums on them for being patriotic in honouring their leader, reverse was the case ... Read More »

EFCC Investigates Two Lebanese for $890,000 Fraud

EFCC Investigates Two Lebanese for $890,000 Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced investigation of two Lebanese:  Dina Jihad Khali and Chamseddine Waell Mohmmed, who were arrested by officers of the Customs Area Command, Port Harcourt, Rivers State,  for attempting to smuggle a total sum of $890,000 ( Eight Hundred and Ninety Thousand United States Dollars) out of Nigeria,  through the Port Harcourt International ... Read More »

HOW NDIC INTERVENED IN FORTIS MICROFINANCE BANK, By Mgt

HOW NDIC INTERVENED IN FORTIS MICROFINANCE BANK, By Mgt

Contrary to misleading reports, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has adhered to statutory guidelines on the distress resolution and liquidation of Fortis Microfinance Bank (MFB) Plc. and the protection of interest of depositors, the corporation’s management has said. Stating this Wednesday, August, 12, the corporation’s Director, Communication & Public Affairs, Dr. Sunday Oluyemi, said the initial efforts by regulatory ... Read More »

Malami Affirms FIRS as authentic Stamp Duties Administrator

Malami Affirms FIRS as authentic Stamp Duties Administrator

The explanation of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, yesterday, on which agency of the federal government reserves the authentic right for the administration of stamp duties in Nigeria, may have rested it on the shoulders of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) which has recently been in contention with the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) ... Read More »

Epitaph of Sen. Buruji Kashamu, By Yinka Odumakin

Epitaph of Sen. Buruji Kashamu, By Yinka Odumakin

Senator Buruji Kashamu died of complications arising from COVID-19 on Saturday and was buried on Sunday in his Ijebu-Igbo hometown with our irresponsible society shunning all protocols on coronavirus by allowing a large crowd of hangers-on to mill around his corpse with possibility of mass infections and subsequent deaths. May his soul rest in peace. But we will not succumb ... Read More »

NNPC Pledges to Boost Gas Delivery to Domestic Market

NNPC Pledges to Boost Gas Delivery to Domestic Market

… As FG Inaugurates Gas Transportation Network Code to Boost Gas Penetration The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has restated its commitment to working with relevant partners and stakeholders in the Oil and Gas Sector to boost delivery of gas to the domestic market.  ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE reports The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, made the commitment ... Read More »

JAMB asks higher institutions to start 2020/2021 admission processes

JAMB asks higher institutions to start 2020/2021 admission processes

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, yesterday gave heads of tertiary institutions the green light to begin the 2020/2021 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, screening on September 7. The board explained that the shift in the date of admission was meant to allow pupils sitting for the 2020 Ordinary Level examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), ... Read More »

Eight arrested over southern Kaduna killings

Eight arrested over southern Kaduna killings

About eight suspects have been arrested in connection with the killings in the southern part of Kaduna state. Addressing reporters in Kafanchan yesterday, Colonel David Nwakonobi, commander of sector 7 of Operation Safe Haven, a special task force drawn from the Defence Headquarters, said six of the suspects were arrested on August 5, 2020, in Lere local government area of ... Read More »

I was already rich before becoming Minister – Malami

I was already rich before becoming Minister – Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, explaining his wealth following calls for his removal over corruption allegations. The Minister in the letter informed the President that he owned lucrative businesses before becoming a minister of the federation. In the letter, Malami listed 27 properties in his asset declaration ... Read More »

L-A-T-E-S-T N-O-W: Majek Fashek for Burial in US

L-A-T-E-S-T N-O-W: Majek Fashek for Burial in US

From all indications, it has emerged that Nigerian music legend, Majek Fashek, who passed on, June 1, 2020, in the United States, will be committed to mother earth in the Yankee country, after efforts to bring his remains back home had failed. ONYEKA AJUMBI ONOCHIE reports This much was reavealed by his eldest son, Randy, in a video message on ... Read More »

Zero fatality recorded in Oyo’s Covid-19 isolation centres since inception – Task Force

Zero fatality recorded in Oyo’s Covid-19 isolation centres since inception – Task Force

…2yr-old, 95yr-old, among recoveries …We undertake comprehensive assessment – Prof. Alonge The Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19, said on Monday, that Isolation Centres run by the state has recorded zero fatality since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state, in March 2020. This feat, the Task Force noted, is due to the holistic approach adopted by medical personnel managing ... Read More »

Makinde sacks Works Commissioner, swaps two others

Makinde sacks Works Commissioner, swaps two others

…As Gov appreciates his contributions Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has relieved the Commissioner for Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Professor Raphael Afonja, of his appointment. The governor, in a letter dated August 10, 2020 and signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, said the termination takes immediate effect. A statement by the Chief Press ... Read More »

FG Spends N409.9bn to Settle Ex-PHCN workers, Says BPE

FG Spends N409.9bn to Settle Ex-PHCN workers, Says BPE

The Federal Government has, so far, spent N409, 915,331,675.45 on the payment of severance benefits to ex-workers and death benefits of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has said. ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE reports In a statement signed by the Bureau’s Head of Public Communications, Mrs. Amina Othman Tukur, she said the payment streams ... Read More »

El-Rufai: Anybody who denies rotational presidency is wrong

El-Rufai: Anybody who denies rotational presidency is wrong

…Says I’ll not support a northerner in 2023 Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has stressed the imperative to respect the spirit of rotational presidency in Nigeria to foster national unity among the country’s geopolitical zones that make it truly a nation, noting that anybody who denies the notion is deceiving him or herself. ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE reports He said, ... Read More »

Community residents share loot stolen by bank robbers

Community residents share loot stolen by bank robbers

Some residents of Okeho town, Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State, have been accused of stealing huge sums of money they allegedly recovered from armed robbers who attacked the community’s First Bank branch on July 29, PREMIUM TIMES reports. Corroborating the allegation, the traditional ruler of the town, Onjo of Okeho, Rafiu Mustapha, told the paper that investigations were ... Read More »

JAMB to review commencement date for 2020 admissions

JAMB to review commencement date for 2020 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it is considering a new date for the launch of the 2020 admissions process. In a statement yesterday, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the spokesperson of the board, said that JAMB will meet all heads of tertiary institutions on August 10 to discuss the possibility of shifting the commencement of admissions to a ... Read More »

How Anambra Gov’s aide was assassinated inside govt’s quarters – Report

How Anambra Gov’s aide was assassinated inside govt’s quarters – Report

How Anambra Gov’s aide was assassinated inside govt’s quarters – Report Gunmen on Sunday stormed the residence of Mr Azubuike Ekwegbalu, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Security, leaving him dead after allegedly stabbing him with a kitchen knife. It was gathered the incident occurred early hours of Sunday at his residence at the Commissioners’ Quarters Awka, ... Read More »

Water Ministry charged to be proactive to Lake Chad Basins

Water Ministry charged to be proactive to Lake Chad Basins

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has been charged to give proactive attention to the Lake Chad Basins with a view to strengthening the river basins in the northeast region for maximum efficiency. Issuing the charge was the Northern Governors Forum, which members gathered in Maiduguri, Borno State, Saturday,  August 8, for the second random meeting. The forum asked the ... Read More »

Buruji Kashamu for burial at noon today, says spokesman

Buruji Kashamu for burial at noon today, says spokesman

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Late Sen. Buruji Kashamu who succumbed to Corona Virus pandemic yesterday in Lagos, will be committed to mother earth today at 12 noon in his Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State country home, in line with Islamic rites, a statement by his spokesman, Austin Oniyokor, has confirmed. The statement said the lawmaker, who represented Ogun East Senatorial District and ... Read More »