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Supreme Court verdict reaffirmed general acceptance of Makinde, PDP – Oyo PDP

Supreme Court verdict reaffirmed general acceptance of Makinde, PDP – Oyo PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State has congratulated Governor Seyi Makinde over the Supreme Court judgment which upheld his electoral victory yesterday. The party in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Engr. Akeem Olatunji, said the verdict reaffirmed the general acceptance of PDP and the Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, as reflected in the landslide victory recorded at ... Read More »

Makinde’s Supreme Court victory, a triumph of justice, people’s will – Oduyoye, Gov’s Political Adviser

Makinde’s Supreme Court victory, a triumph of justice, people’s will – Oduyoye, Gov’s Political Adviser

The affirmation of the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde in the March 9, 2019 governorship election by the Supreme Court on Wednesday has been described as a triumph for justice and the power of the people to democratically determine their leaders. Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters, Hon. Babatunde Oduyoye, who stated this in reaction to the ruling of ... Read More »

Kwara budgets N162b for 2020

Kwara budgets N162b for 2020

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has presented a budget of N162 billion for the 2020 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly today. A breakdown of the package showed that the budget comprises 53 percent and 47 percent for capital and recurrent expenditures respectively. “Basically, we are presenting a budget estimate of N162 billion for 2020, up from ... Read More »

Makinde wins at Supreme Court

Makinde wins at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Seyi Makinde as the governor of Oyo state. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Makinde as the winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state. But Adebayo Adelabu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, challenged the outcome of the election at the Election Petition Tribunal seeking a nullification of ... Read More »

Grant me bail: Orji Kalu begs court

Grant me bail: Orji Kalu begs court

Former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, who is serving a 12 year sentence for N7.2billion fraud has prayed a Federal High Court in Lagos to grant him bail from the Ikoyi Correctional Centre pending determination of an appeal against his conviction. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had dragged Kalu and a former Commissioner for Finance in Abia, Jones ... Read More »

FINANCE MINISTRY LAUNCHES ELECTRONIC RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROJECT

FINANCE MINISTRY LAUNCHES ELECTRONIC RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROJECT

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has launched an electronic records management (ERM) platform for the tracking of incoming and outgoing mails and letters from and to the ministry. The minister noted that the launch was in furtherance of the current administration’s commitment to digitizing all government’s platforms as well as ... Read More »

BREAKING: President Buhari signs 2020 Budget into law

BREAKING: President Buhari signs 2020 Budget into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the N10.59 trillion 2020 appropriation bill into law. The ceremony was witnessed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Ahmad Lawan, the senate president, Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, and principal officers. At the signing today, the president said;“It is my pleasant duty, today, on my 77th birthday, to sign the 2020 Appropriation Bill ... Read More »

Late Oba Oyekan’s Son Sentenced To Death For Murder

Late Oba Oyekan’s Son Sentenced To Death For Murder

Prince Adewale Oyekan, son of the late Oba of Lagos has been sentenced to death, seven years after he was paraded for killing his boss, Alhaja Sikirat Ekun, a 62 year old businesswoman cum politician. Justice Raliatu Adebiyi of an Ikeja High Court found Adewale guilty and that he gave one Balogun N6000 to kill the woman. The convicts were ... Read More »

Court Sacks Senator Ifeanyi Ubah Over Certificate Forgery

Court Sacks Senator Ifeanyi Ubah Over Certificate Forgery

A Federal High Court in Abuja has sacked Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young People’s Party, YPP, from the Senate over certificate forgery. The judge, Bello Kawu, also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to issue certificate of return for Anambra South Senatorial seat to Obinna Uzoh of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Justice made these rulings in the suit ... Read More »

Obaseki not ready for settlement — Oshiomhole

Obaseki not ready for settlement — Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo was not ready for amicable resolution of the crisis rocking the party in the state. Oshiomhole disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Benin shortly after receiving Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in his residence in Benin He said: “The governor has been refusing and avoiding ... Read More »

N135billion debt: Ubah frustrating resolution process – AMCON

N135billion debt: Ubah frustrating resolution process – AMCON

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, has accused Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of frustrating its efforts to resolve his N135billion debt crisis with the corporation. In a statement by AMCON, the corporation said all necessary steps it took to resolve the matter amicably were frustrated by the debtor. Contrary to Ubah’s claim that the Federal Government and AMCON humiliated him, ... Read More »

Africa requires 1.3m jobs a month to keep pace with its workforce

Africa requires 1.3m jobs a month to keep pace with its workforce

…. Small Businesses are the answer. Now let’s finance them By Aliou Maiga Ten years ago Sia Roberts saw an opportunity in Burkina Faso. People needed better access to affordable drinking water. So he had the idea to launch his own business. He started packaging clean water in plastic bags in the country’s capital. To grow, he needed the help ... Read More »

OBEY NIGERIA’S LAWS AND COURT ORDERS – SULTAN ADVISES POLITICAL LEADERS

OBEY NIGERIA’S LAWS AND COURT ORDERS – SULTAN ADVISES POLITICAL LEADERS

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar II, has advised all political leaders – president, governors and all influential persons to obey court orders and the country’s laws to avoid lawlessness. The Sultan who spoke at the 2019 4th Quarter Meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, NIREC, with the theme: “Religion and Civil Authorities in Dialogue for Nation Building,” said being ... Read More »

Fans attack Ibrahimovic’s statue in Malmo

Fans attack Ibrahimovic’s statue in Malmo

Because of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s involvement with Hammarby, a club in which he has purchased a 25 percent share, Malmo fans have vandalised his statue in a bid to disassociate themselves from the 38-year-old, Daily Mail reports. But the Swedish police have stepped in to protect Ibrahimovic’s statue from collapsing after fans attempted to saw off the feet as well as ... Read More »

Two INEC staff jailed over N362 million bribe

Two INEC staff jailed over N362 million bribe

Two members of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, have been jailed 21 years each by a Yola High Court for receiving a bribe of N362 million from Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Madueke, during the 2015 general elections. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had filed a three count charge against the men. They were sentenced to ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg on how to be a multi-billionaire and not raise spoiled kids

Mark Zuckerberg on how to be a multi-billionaire and not raise spoiled kids

By Catherine Clifford Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of $74 billion, according to Forbes. The Facebook CEO and his wife, Priscilla Chan, could buy their two daughters almost anything. But they don’t. Zuckerberg told CBS’ Gayle King how he and Chan raise their kids to be grounded despite the family wealth. “First of all, we don’t give them everything,” ... Read More »

Niger Gov. presents 2020 Budget of N148.2bn to Assembly

Niger Gov. presents 2020 Budget of N148.2bn to Assembly

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has presented a N148.211billion package for the 2020 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly, News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. The budget, which is N194.698 billion (13.2 per cent) lower than the 2019 budget, has been christened “Budget of Inclusion for Sustainable Development.” A breakdown of the budget showed that N78.243 billion ... Read More »

BREAKING: President Buhari Appoints New Chairman for AMCON; Board Members for FIRS

BREAKING: President Buhari Appoints New Chairman for AMCON; Board Members for FIRS

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new chairman for the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON. He is Edward Lametek Adamu. In a letter sent to the Senate today asking for confirmation of the nominee, the president also named new board members for the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS. Yesterday, President Buhari appointed a tax consultant, Mr Nami, as the ... Read More »

Employ Educated People Living With Disabilities In Kwara Govt. – Deaf Group

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin The hearing impaired group as well as the other people living with disabilities have called on the Kwara State Government to give them employments in government. This, they say would accommodate their interests and that of other people living with disabilities in the state. Chairman Kwara State Association for the Deaf, Mr. Ridwan Hassan, made this ... Read More »

EFCC Saved Me From Inheriting Empty Treasury  -‎ Kwara Governor

EFCC Saved Me From Inheriting Empty Treasury -‎ Kwara Governor

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin But for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that froze the accounts of government on the eve of his inauguration, he would have inherited an empty treasury, Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said. The governor was speaking at the International Anti Corruption Day Rally Organized by the EFCC Ilorin Zonal Office in the State ... Read More »