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We’ve uncovered plot to destabilise Nigeria, says DSS

We’ve uncovered plot to destabilise Nigeria, says DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) says they have uncovered syndicated plots by some undesirable groups to cause a breakdown of law and order in various parts of the country including Abuja. According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya, the arrangement is to instigate protests, mass action and violence with a ... Read More »

NIGERIA WILL HAVE 25% OF WORLD’S POOR WITHOUT REFORMS , BANK SAYS

By Alonso Soto Ngeria risks becoming home to a quarter of the world’s destitute people in a decade unless policymakers act to revive economic growth and lift employment, the World Bank said.   The economy of Africa’s top oil producer is expected to expand 2.1% in 2020 and 2021, the bank said in its Nigeria Economic Update report published Monday. ... Read More »

First bank to close branches in 23 states

First bank to close branches in 23 states

First bank of Nigeria Plc has concluded plans to close several branches nationwide this is as a number of Deposit Money Banks in the Country that will close many of its branches in what they described as unprofitable branches investigation by our correspondent has shown. In a letter of approval from the central bank of Nigeria conveying the approval of ... Read More »

THE HISTORICITY OF GOVERNOR ZULUM’S VOYAGE INTO MARTE

THE HISTORICITY OF GOVERNOR ZULUM’S VOYAGE INTO MARTE

 By: Inuwa Bwala Borno is the epicenter of the Boko Haram crisis, and the Lake Chad region is the theatre of the war. No one dares to venture into the region where Boko Haram elements have been holding major towns and villages hostage. Reports of attacks on military and Government convoys, Non-Governmental Organizations’ workers and civilians, with attendant gory and ... Read More »

Sanwo-olu visits bereaved family of  LASTMA officer, promise justice

Sanwo-olu visits bereaved family of LASTMA officer, promise justice

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday issued a strong warning to those bent on attacking law enforcement agents, saying harsh punishment awaits them. The governor gave the warning on Monday at the residence of the late Ola Ganiyu Oyeshina, the slain officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), who died last Saturday after he was attacked by ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua learns Mexican boxing style with new partner ahead of Ruiz rematch

Anthony Joshua learns Mexican boxing style with new partner ahead of Ruiz rematch

Anthony Joshua is now focusing on sharpening his skills with new sparring partner, Elvis Garcia, after reportedly dropping  his other sparring partners ahead of this weekend’s rematch  match against Andy Ruiz Jr  in Saudi Arabia The boxing world was left stunned as the Brit was dropped four times by less-fancied Ruiz Jr on the way to a shock seventh-round stoppage loss. ... Read More »

Senate to receive 2020 budget report Tuesday

Senate to receive 2020 budget report Tuesday

Barring any last-minute changes, the Senate is expected to receive the report on the 2020 Budget on Tuesday from its Committee on Appropriation. The report on the N10.33trillion Budget could not be laid last week following a request by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Barau Jibrin for more time. Jibrin had asked the Senate to give him till this ... Read More »

It will be difficult for PDP to participate in future elections – Secondus

It will be difficult for PDP to participate in future elections – Secondus

The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said that it would be difficult for the party to participate in future elections in the country without electoral reforms. The party chairman said it has not been easy for the PDP operating under a ruling party whose understanding of democracy is “impunity, intimidation and coercion”. Secondus ... Read More »

BREAKING: Court orders forfeiture of Saraki’s houses to FG

BREAKING: Court orders forfeiture of Saraki’s houses to FG

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday ordered the forfeiture of two houses in Ilorin, Kwara State belonging to former Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Justice Rilwan Aikawa gave the order citing section 17 of the advance fee fraud and other related offences act 14, 2006 and section 44(2)B of the 1999 Constitution. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ... Read More »

DG wades into ‘NYSC, Anglican church property’ rift

DG wades into ‘NYSC, Anglican church property’ rift

The face-off between the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra state and the Anglican Diocese on property ownership has been resolved following intervention of the Director General of the scheme, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim. The State Coordinator, Kehinde Aremu disclosed this on Monday while fielding questions from newsmen at the swearing ceremony of the 2019 Batch ‘C’ stream 2 ... Read More »

How I forced Chinese firm to build Transportation University – Amaechi

How I forced Chinese firm to build Transportation University – Amaechi

  The Minister for Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has said the establishment of Transportation University in Daura, Katsina  was an attempt at responding to the question of how we (Nigeria) will maintain the infrastructure being built in the country. Speaking at the ground  breaking ceremony of the new University in Daura on Monday, the Minister said started engaging the Chinese ... Read More »

BORNO AF-NSHIP WARNS HEALTH WORKERS AGAINST FRAUD, BEGINS TRAINING ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

BORNO AF-NSHIP WARNS HEALTH WORKERS AGAINST FRAUD, BEGINS TRAINING ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BoSPHCDA) under the Executive Director, Dr. Sule Meleh, and the Additional Financing -Nigeria State Health Investment Project (AF-NSHIP), a World Bank assisted project under the Coordination of Hajiya Habiba Saidu on Sunday 1st December, 2019 warned Facility Managers and Financial Clerks in old and newly contracted Primary Health ... Read More »

Borno Government Proposes N134.5 Billion Budget For 2020

Borno Government Proposes N134.5 Billion Budget For 2020

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Borno State government has proposed a Budget of N134.5 Billion with Recurrent Expenditure of N67.54 Billion and Capital Expenditure of N66.96 Billion representing 50.37% Recurrent Expenditure andb49.73% Capital Expenditure. This is even as Government seek procurement of new fleets of buses for both intra and inter-state mass transit services and also to introduce state owned ... Read More »

150 cameroonian vigilantes: Ekhomu spoke out of ignorance, Zulum’s spokesman replies

150 cameroonian vigilantes: Ekhomu spoke out of ignorance, Zulum’s spokesman replies

It was for his ignorance of current security cooperation amongst states within the Lake Chad Region, that Dr Ona Ekhomu‎, President, Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON) issued press statement criticizing Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for equipping 150 Cameroonian vigilantes who have joined the fight against Boko in northern part of Borno State, in ... Read More »

Buhari commends siting of university of transportation in Daura

Buhari commends siting of university of transportation in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Federal Ministry of Transportation for convincing the China civil engineering company (CECCC) to construct a university of transportation in Daura, Katsina state. Buhari made the commendation during the groundbreaking ceremony of the newly established university in Daura on Monday. He said the university would bring rapid development to the nations transport sector as well ... Read More »

Nigeria, Niger Meet over Border Closure

Nigeria, Niger Meet over Border Closure

The Federal government delegation is presently in a closed-door meeting with Customs officers on the Nigeria- Niger Republic border post at Magama Jinia, Katsina State. The delegation left for the border after arriving Katsina on Monday morning. It was led by Miinister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammad. Others on the team were the Minister for Industries, Trade and ... Read More »

Border closure in Nigeria’s best interest-Afe Babalola

Border closure in Nigeria’s best interest-Afe Babalola

The Founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) has implored Nigerians to endure the economic hardship brought by the partial closure of land borders in the country’s interest. Babalola said the federal government’s initiative was in the best security and economic interest to revamp the country’s industries and give local entrepreneurs hopes of survival in the ... Read More »

FG explains two months payment delay of N-Power beneficiaries

FG explains two months payment delay of N-Power beneficiaries

The Federal Government has explained why beneficiaries of N-Power programme across the country have not been paid their stipends in the last two months. N-Power is one of the national Social Investment Programme (SIP) designed by the present administration to reduce the growing rate of poverty, unemployment and social insecurity. According to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and ... Read More »

Court okays IGP’s recruitment of constables

Court okays IGP’s recruitment of constables

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed the case instituted by the Police Service Commission over the recruitment of 10, 000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force. In the matter with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1120/19, the Police Service Commission had dragged the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector General of Police and the Minister of Police ... Read More »

Court of appeal upholds Wike’s re-election, strikes out ADP’S appeal

Court of appeal upholds Wike’s re-election, strikes out ADP’S appeal

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt on Monday upheld the re-election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as they struck out the appeal filed by the defeated Governorship Candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Mr Victor Fingesi. Mr Victor Fingesi had approached the Court of Appeal after the Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal on October 5, 2019 ... Read More »