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Senate calls for BPE’s budget commensurate review

Senate calls for BPE’s budget commensurate review

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Senate Committee on Privatisation has called for review of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE’s) budgeting structure to reflect its cost of transactions. Vice Chairman of the Committee, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, made this call during the BPE’s 2019 budget presentation at the National Assembly, Abuja this week.  He noted that since the funds generated by ... Read More »

We Will Give Priority Attention To Infrastructure – Gov Badaru

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar has pledged to accord priority attention to promotion of social infrastructure to rural communities across Jigawa State. Speaking at the thanksgiving ceremony for his victory alongside other elected political office holders under the ruling APC, Governor Badaru thanked all those that contributed to his success, assuring to reward the state’s electorates positively. ... Read More »

FAO launches aquaculture support project in Borno

FAO launches aquaculture support project in Borno

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, of the United Nations has launched aquaculture support project to restore livelihoods of households in Borno State. The four-year project, being funded by EU Trust Fund, is to engage 100,000 households in farming, livestock and fish production. Flagging off the project in the Gongulong community of Maiduguri, FAO representative in ... Read More »

Over 30,000 people in acute need of shelter, food and medical care in Monguno

Over 30,000 people in acute need of shelter, food and medical care in Monguno

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI With the rainy season approaching, Medecine Sans Frontiers (MSF) has warned that shelter, water, sanitation, food, protection and medical care must be scaled up in Munguno, Borno State, urgently to avoid a catastrophe. MSF said over 30,000 people who were forced to flee to Monguno following renewed clashes in Borno State in late December 2018 are ... Read More »

I Will Support Foreign Investors – Gov. Badaru

I Will Support Foreign Investors – Gov. Badaru

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar has assured foreign investors willing to invest in Jigawa State free business incentives among other supports. Speaking while receiving an eight man Chinese business delegation headed by Kim Bueong Sam at Government House, Dutse, the governor said that his government will support and encourage any meaningful foreign partners on rice and other ... Read More »

FAYEMI INAUGURATES COMMISSIONERS, ADVISERS

FAYEMI INAUGURATES COMMISSIONERS, ADVISERS

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State will on Tuesday April 9, 2019 swear-in 14 commissioners recently screened and confirmed by the State House of Assembly. Also to be sworn-in are the Special Advisers recently announced by the Governor. The swearing –in ceremony will hold at the Osuntokun Pavilion, Government House Ground, Ado-Ekiti by 11am.   Read More »

FAKE LAWYER ARRESTED IN OGUN

By Owolola Adebola   A 47-year-old man, Balogun Ayodele, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for impersonating to be a lawyer. Trouble started when the suspect appeared as a defence counsel for somebody standing trial in a magistrate court at Ilaro. His appearance and presentation aroused the suspicion of the magistrate who threw several legal questions ... Read More »

Court Serves Businessman Two Years Jail Term

By Bola Owolola Justice Mohammed Tukur of the Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, April 4, 2019, sentenced a business man, Ugwu Ejike Frank to two years in prison for issuance of dud cheque. Frank’s road to jail started when the complainant petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and alleged that sometimes in April 2018, the convict issued ... Read More »

Adeleke unfit to contest guber election – Court

Adeleke unfit to contest guber election – Court

An Abuja High Court has knocked off the temporary victory given by the election petition tribunal which declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as winner of the 2018 Osun governorship election. The court nullified his candidature based on a suit filed by Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The duo ... Read More »

Wike leading with over 290,000 votes as INEC announces 15 LGAs results

Wike leading with over 290,000 votes as INEC announces 15 LGAs results

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, is leading in the results of 15 local government areas so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He has polled so far 426, 279 votes as against 129,855 garnered by Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC). Thus, Wike is leading ... Read More »

Constitutional Crisis Looms As CJN’s Tenure Ends In Three Weeks

Constitutional Crisis Looms As CJN’s Tenure Ends In Three Weeks

The nation may be plunged into a constitutional crisis in about three weeks as the tenure of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Muhammad Tanko, comes to an end, Sunday Punch reports. Muhammad was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 25, 2019 following an order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal that the substantive CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, ... Read More »

I Have No Hand in Recruitment of New KWASU VC – Governor Ahmed

I Have No Hand in Recruitment of New KWASU VC – Governor Ahmed

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed says it is entirely the prerogative of the Governing Council of the Kwara State University (KWASU) to recruit a new Vice Chancellor as the incumbent’s tenure expires. Governor Ahmed, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr Muyideen Akorede, said social media claims that he was attempting to ... Read More »

How Agbele, Fayose’s Aide, Coordinated Evacuation of N1.2bn cash – Witness

How Agbele, Fayose’s Aide, Coordinated Evacuation of N1.2bn cash – Witness

The trial of Abiodun Agbele, an aide to a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, continued on March 28, 2019, with a prosecution witness narrating how he coordinated the movement of the N1.2bn slush fund, in the build-up to the Ekiti governorship election in 2014. Agbele is standing trial before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court, Abuja, ... Read More »

Alleged $40m Fraud: Jonathan’s Cousin, Azibaola Knows Fate May 27

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed May 27, 2019 to rule on the $40 million fraud case brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against Robert Azibaola, cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan. Azibaola and his company, One Plus Holdings, are facing a two-count charge bordering on money laundering, criminal breach of trust ... Read More »

EFCC Nabs Man for N343.8m Investment Scam

By Bola Owolola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office has arrested one Ayodele Saheed Olaniyi, for defrauding unsuspecting investors in a phony N343,880,000 (Three Hundred and Forty Three Million, Eight Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira) investment scam. Olaniyi’s arrest followed a petition to the EFCC in February, which was investigated by EFCC operatives. The petition had alleged that ... Read More »

9 Unresolved BIGGEST Political Assassinations In Nigeria’s History

9 Unresolved BIGGEST Political Assassinations In Nigeria’s History

Nigeria’s politics has witnessed a wave of troubling political assassinations since return to democratic rule in 1999. Assassination has since become an instrument of settling political scores in Nigeria. Although some of the killings were discountenanced as ordinary murders, the timing of killings leaves no doubt that they were politically motivated. Actions by the government and police to stem the ... Read More »

Standard Alliance Assurance Company Sues Midwestern Oil

By Our reporter In a bid to safeguard their right, ten staffs of Standard Alliance Assurance Company namely, Kadiri Oladele, Dare Shoende, Austin Enajemo-Isire, Olorogun G.O.Emerhor, Chika Onwuchekwa, Olaogun Olushina Moses, Blessing Iyayi Ana, Bode Akinboye, Kadiri Ijerembe Emmanuel and Johnson Eguchukwu have dragged indigenous Oil company, Midwestern Oil & Gas Company Limited before a Federal High Court in Lagos ... Read More »

Okija Town Union Members Battle In Court

The crisis rocking Okija Town Union, Lagos branch, has snowballed into legal battle, as four aggrieved members of the union – Mrs Amaka Anyamene, Chief Oliver Ikebude, Mrs Hellen Ikebude and Mr Chritsopher Ibekwe – have dragged the president of the union, Mr Lawrence Ikechukwu Ukachukwu before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Joined as co-defendants in the ensuing legal ... Read More »

Power sector attains new daily energy peak of 110,724.93mwh

Power sector attains new daily energy peak of 110,724.93mwh

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), at the weekend, said that the power sector had, on Wednesday, 20th of March, 2019, achieved a new daily grid energy peak of 110,724.93MWH, making it an improvement on the previous maximum daily grid energy peak of 109,372,01MWH attained about three years ago on the 2nd of February, 2016. Revealing ... Read More »

Fears gripes INEC staff in Jigawa as kidnappers whisk away staff

By Dahiru Suleman Some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have whisked away an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr Mahadi Hassan. The HOD, Voter Education and Publicity in the state, Mr John Kaiwa, confirmed this to newsmen at the premises of the Commission in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital. He disclosed that Hassan who has been missing ... Read More »