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I won’t fall short of people’s expectations, Prince Dapo Abiodun assures at Jummat Service

I won’t fall short of people’s expectations, Prince Dapo Abiodun assures at Jummat Service

  *The Governor-elect addressing the congregation.* Ogun State Governor- Elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured people of the state that he would not fall short of their expectations. He gave the assurance in his closing at the Ijebu Ode Central Mosque where he attended the Jummat Service as part of activities marking his inauguration which will climax with his swearing ... Read More »

AFBA Commends EFCC for Tackling Sacred Cows, Setting Pace in Africa

AFBA Commends EFCC for Tackling Sacred Cows, Setting Pace in Africa

By Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, May 23, 2019 received praise for taking the anti-corruption fight to the doorsteps of hitherto sacred cows in the country and for being the “torchlight for the African Continent in the anti-corruption war.” The commendation came from the president of African Bar Association, AFBA Barrister Hannibal Uwaifo, while ... Read More »

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Announces Resignation Amid Tears

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Announces Resignation Amid Tears

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announces she will step down as the country’s leader after years-long political headwinds that disheveled her aspiration to deliver Brexit. May will quit the Conservative Party Friday June 7. In a live broadcast Friday morning, May said, “Ever since I first stepped through the door behind me as prime minister I have striven ... Read More »

Niger State, FG To Jointly Invest N8.6bn For Completion Of Zungeru/Wushishi Water Works

Niger State, FG To Jointly Invest N8.6bn For Completion Of Zungeru/Wushishi Water Works

….AS GOV SANI-BELLO URGES LEADERS TO FOCUS ON PEOPLE AT THE LOW-END OF THE SOCIETY Federal and Niger State Governments are to jointly invest N8.6 billion for the continuation and completion of Wushishi/Zungeru Water supply project which has been abandoned over 20 years ago. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to that effect was signed in Abuja on Thursday by Niger ... Read More »

Senator Marafa happy over Supreme Court judgment against his party

Senator Marafa happy over Supreme Court judgment against his party

…Says it’s a bitter sweet Victory for Democracy A Senator from Zamfara state on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), Kabir Marafa has described Friday’s verdict of the Supreme Court which nullified the victory of his party in the last Governorship and parliamentary elections as a bitter sweet victory for democracy in the state and the country as a ... Read More »

Atiku lauds Supreme Court judgment against APC electoral victories in Zamfara

Atiku lauds Supreme Court judgment against APC electoral victories in Zamfara

…Says “nothing is as pleasing to the ears of believers, as justice being served in the holy month of Ramadan.”  The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has lauded the Supreme Court over its judgment against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State. The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed ... Read More »

Revenue drive: FG inaugurates ‘Project Lighthouse’ steering committee

Revenue drive: FG inaugurates ‘Project Lighthouse’ steering committee

 The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed on Friday in Abuja, inaugurated the Steering Committee for “Project Lighthouse” targeted at boosting the revenue drive of the nation’s economy. In a statement by the Minister’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Mr Paul Ella Abechi, the Steering Committee for the laudable project will be chaired by the Minister of Finance ... Read More »

Breaking: Supreme Court declares PDP winner of Zamfara polls, nullifies APC candidates victories

Breaking: Supreme Court declares PDP winner of Zamfara polls, nullifies APC candidates victories

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday emerged the major beneficiary of the internal wrangling in the Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress ( APC). This followed the judgement of the Supreme Court in the suit brought by Senator Kabiru Marafa ( APC Zamfara) challenging the conduct of the APC primaries in the state prior the 2019 general ... Read More »

May 29: Motion to abort Buhari’s inauguration lacks merit- Tribunal

May 29: Motion to abort Buhari’s inauguration lacks merit- Tribunal

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has declined to issue an interim injunction to stop the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, from swearing-in President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, pending the determination of issues surrounding his re-election. A four-man panel of Justices of the tribunal which is conducting its proceedings at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in ... Read More »

NAWOJ ignores court order stopping election

NAWOJ ignores court order stopping election

The Lagos Chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) on Thursday ignored the National Industrial Court’s (NIC) ruling that restrained the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and four others from conducting election following an application by a contestant. Justice R.H. Gwandu made the order on Thursday morning after hearing a motion ex parte filed and argued by Omotayo ... Read More »

UniIorin, ABU, UNIBEN are most subscribed universities- Prof Oloyede, JAMB Registrar

UniIorin, ABU, UNIBEN are most subscribed universities- Prof Oloyede, JAMB Registrar

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has named the University of Ilorin (UniIlorin), as the most subscribed university by candidates in the 2019 admission exercise. Professor Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), disclosed the information at 2018 National Tertiary Admission’s Performance Merit Award held in Abuja, on Thursday. A total of 86,401 candidates applied to ... Read More »

NGF: We will address issues in overall national interest- Fayemi

NGF: We will address issues in overall national interest- Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has stated that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) under his watch will address all issues that come its way “as amicably as possible in the overall interest” of the country. Fayemi, who spoke moments after he was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum on Wednesday night, said he is ready ... Read More »

Re: Don’t reappoint Lai Mohammad as Minister

Re: Don’t reappoint Lai Mohammad as Minister

Our attention had been drawn to the press release issued on the 22nd May 2019 by some elders claiming to be speaking for Kwara South APC elders. This should be disregarded in its entirety and whatever it stands for. We are bold to say that the signatories of the said release, Chief J.B. Ayeni and one Jide Usman, are not ... Read More »

My administration will hit the ground running, Dapo Abiodun assures Ogun people

My administration will hit the ground running, Dapo Abiodun assures Ogun people

  *Prince Abiodun giving his address* Ogun State Governor-Elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured that his administration due to come into office on May 29 will hit the ground running in tackling challenges being currently experienced by the people of the state. The incoming Governor spoke on Thursday during the pre-inauguration lecture held at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, the ... Read More »

Buhari finally confirms Adamu Mohammed as Police IGP

Buhari finally confirms Adamu Mohammed as Police IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the Acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed as the new Inspector General of police. The confirmation was announced at the police council meeting presided over by the president on Thursday. Mr Mohammed was appointed in the acting capacity on Jan. 15, when he took over from former IGP, Ibrahim Idris Read More »

Facebook Celebrates One Year of NG_Hub

Facebook Celebrates One Year of NG_Hub

It’s flagship hub space in the heart of Yaba, in partnership with CcHub LAGOS, Nigeria, May 22, 2019/ — Celebrating exactly a year to the day since the doors of NG_Hub opened in Lagos, and Facebook (www.Facebook.com) further cemented its ambitions to train users across Nigeria in digital skills, Facebook released an infographic highlighting key milestones over the past year. ... Read More »

Opinion: Corporate Governance Imperatives for Government Broadcasters, By AbdulWarees Solanke

Opinion: Corporate Governance Imperatives for Government Broadcasters, By AbdulWarees Solanke

Towards the end of 2017, the Federal Government of Nigeria released the names of chairmen and members of boards of various parastatals that did not yet have a constituted board since 2015 when the new government was inaugurated. These federal news organizations include the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and the Federal Radio Corporation of ... Read More »

FAAC SHARES N616.198b TO FG, STATES AND LGs FOR APRIL 2019

FAAC SHARES N616.198b TO FG, STATES AND LGs FOR APRIL 2019

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total of N616.198 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of April, 2019. The Committee announced that as at 20th May, 2019, the balance in the Excess Crude Account was $144million. The total distributable revenue of N616.198 billion comprised revenue from Value Added Tax (VAT), Exchange Gain ... Read More »

Court Convicts Former DG For Converting NIMASA’s  N139m To Personal Use

Court Convicts Former DG For Converting NIMASA’s N139m To Personal Use

A former acting Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Mr Calistus Obi and Alu Dismas, who was a personal assistant to Obi’s predecessor, Patrick Akpobolokemi have been convicted by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday. They were convicted for converting N139million belonging to NIMASA. The court remanded the convicts in ... Read More »

Buhari Congratulates Fayemi As NGF Forum Chairman

Buhari Congratulates Fayemi As NGF Forum Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on his emergence as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), his media aide, Garba Shehu stated in a statement Thursday. Shehu noted that the President expresses delight that Dr. Fayemi’s choice was by consensus, indicating the degree of confidence reposed in him by his colleagues. He urges ... Read More »