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Oyetola presents N119.5bn budget for 2020

Oyetola presents N119.5bn budget for 2020

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday laid before the State House of Assembly the 2020 appropriation bill put at N119, 550,401,040.00. Critical sectors like infrastructure, education, health, water and sanitation and agriculture top the list of allocations in that order. The 2020 budget, tagged “Budget of Restoration” was prepared with the sole aim of meeting the critical needs, yearnings ... Read More »

KOGI: PDP CANDIDATE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE CHALLENGED IN COURT

KOGI: PDP CANDIDATE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE CHALLENGED IN COURT

A Federal High Court in Abuja has been urged to compel the Independent National National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify Engr. Musa Wada. the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16, 2019 governorship election in Kogi State. The request is contained in a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1147/2019 filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja by a ... Read More »

JUDGE GRANTED RELIEF NOT SOUGHT AND RAN INTO GOVERNMENT HOUSE –

JUDGE GRANTED RELIEF NOT SOUGHT AND RAN INTO GOVERNMENT HOUSE –

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Judge of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Justice Jane Inyang of escaping with the judgement she delivered nullifying the party’s primary election that produced Chief David Lyon as the candidate of the party for the Saturday governorship election.The Vice-Chairman, Media, APC Campaign Council, Julius Bokoru, said Inyang, immediately after delivering ... Read More »

We’ll regulate social media despite the criticism-FG

We’ll regulate social media despite the criticism-FG

There is no going back on the planned sanitation of the social media space, the Federal Government insisted on Thursday. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed stated this in Abuja during an audience with online publishers. He declared no amount of criticism will deter the government from going ahead with the proposed measure. He insisted it was the right ... Read More »

COZA :Bisola Dakolo vows to appeal court ruling

COZA :Bisola Dakolo vows to appeal court ruling

A High Court in Bwari, Abuja on Thursday dismissed the case filed by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). The court also awarded costs of N1,000,000 against Dakolo and held that the fine should have been 10 times more because the court’s time was wasted. Justice Oathman A. Musa, in giving the judgment, held ... Read More »

Buhari seeks fair, transparent polls for Bayelsa, Kogi elections

Buhari seeks fair, transparent polls for Bayelsa, Kogi elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for fairness and transparency in the conduct of the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states coming weekend. According to him, voters in the two states will be left alone to decide who takes charge of the administration of their important states for the next four years. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on ... Read More »

Witness:How I gave Obasanjo $140,000 on behalf of Atiku’s son-in-law

Witness:How I gave Obasanjo $140,000 on behalf of Atiku’s son-in-law

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday heard that Abdullahi Babalele, a son-in-law of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, allegedly gave former President Olusegun Obasanjo the naira equivalent of $140,000. An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, Bashir Mohammed told Justice C.J. Aneke that he delivered the cash to Obasanjo on behalf of his “close friend” Babalele. Babalele is ... Read More »

BURNT  SECRETARIAT:SDP CHAIRMAN POINTS FINGERS AT APC

BURNT SECRETARIAT:SDP CHAIRMAN POINTS FINGERS AT APC

Few hours after the  Kogi State secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) was rezed down by unknown arsonists, the state Chairman of the SDP, Alhaji Mukhtar Atima  has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) of being behind the attack. He said the obvious fear of defeat starring APC in the face made it to “release their boys ... Read More »

PDP suspends Ikimi, Oghiadohme, Dokpesi

PDP suspends Ikimi, Oghiadohme, Dokpesi

The simmering crisis in the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) became an open sore over the weekend as the Integrity Group, a pressure group within , Edo State chapter  announced the suspension of notable chieftains of the party from across the three senatorial districts of the state. Those suspended were a former Foreign Affairs Minister, Chief ... Read More »

Anxiety as Ize-Iyamu plots to dump PDP for APC

Anxiety as Ize-Iyamu plots to dump PDP for APC

The frosty relationship godfather,Adams Oshiomhole and godson,Godwin Obaseki may ultimately determine where the pendulum of power swings in Edo State as former governorship candidate  of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for the 2016 governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, may have concluded plans to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress(APC). It was gathered that Pastor Ize-Iyamu may have finalised all ... Read More »

Kogi 2019: SDP secretariat razed by suspected political thugs

Kogi 2019: SDP secretariat razed by suspected political thugs

Few days after a  High Court ordered the Independent National Election Commission(INEC) to include Natasha Akpoti  of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on the ballot, suspected political thugs during the early hours of Monday, burnt the Lokoja, Kogi State secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) secretariat. The SDP secretariat is located adjacent to Lokoja local government secretariat, around the ... Read More »

Dangote Group installs 32 silos rice factory in Kebbi

Dangote Group installs 32 silos rice factory in Kebbi

Dangote Group has began installation of facilities its 32 silos rice mill at Saminaka in Shanga Local Government Area of of Kebbi State. On visit to the factory on Sunday, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi noted that the Dangote’s Group investment would  rack up the rice value chain and add value to local farmers thereby creating employment and boosting the ... Read More »

Zamfara govt clears N200m debt to NECO

Zamfara govt clears N200m debt to NECO

The Zamfara Government has paid N200 million examination fees owed the National Examinations Council (NECO), to facilitate the release of students’ results, Gov. Bello Matawalle said on Sunday in Gusau. The examination body had witheld the results of thousands of secondary school students following the non-payment of their registration fees by the state government after promising to do so. But ... Read More »

CAN faults NYSC for expelling corpers who refused to wear shorts, trousers

CAN faults NYSC for expelling corpers who refused to wear shorts, trousers

The Christian Association of Nigeria has criticised the National Youth Service Corps for expelling two corps members who refused to wear trousers or shorts for religious reasons. Two female corps members – Okafor Love Obianuju, with call-up number EB/19C/0523; and Odji Oritsetsolaye, with call-up number EB/19C/0530 – were expelled from the 2019 Batch C Stream 1 in Ebonyi camp over ... Read More »

I’m now ready for dialogue,Nnamdi Kanu tells FG

I’m now ready for dialogue,Nnamdi Kanu tells FG

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has given the Federal Government fresh condition upon which he would sit at a round table with Nigerian Government officials to discuss the issue of the Biafran struggle. Kanu who was arrested and detained by officials of the Department of Security Service (DSS) and granted bail by the court, had ... Read More »

‘I Started Secondary School After I Had My Third Child’ – Bauchi First Lady, Aishatu Mohammed

‘I Started Secondary School After I Had My Third Child’ – Bauchi First Lady, Aishatu Mohammed

Aishatu Mohammed, wife of Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed speaking on the high rate of illiteracy and early marriage among young girls in the state revealed that she had no formal education when she married her husband. In her words, “I was 16 years old and a stark illiterate when I married my husband. We were 100 girls in our family; none went ... Read More »

Liverpool crush Manchester City,move eight points clear

Liverpool crush Manchester City,move eight points clear

Liverpool FC on Sunday extended their lead at the English Premiership League to nine points with a 3-1 victory over arch-rivals Manchester City. Two first half goals from Fabinho and Mo Sallah as well as a fine header from Sadio Mane in the early minutes of second half gave Liverpool a comfortable lead. Bernado Silva scored for Manchester City in ... Read More »

Togo:Dangote builds $60m cement Plant

Togo:Dangote builds $60m cement Plant

Dangote Industries Limited has signed deals with the Government of Togo (GoT), to make phosphate into fertiliser and build a cement factory in that country. With over two billion tonnes of phosphate reserves, Togo is one of the leading phosphate producers in Africa. By partnering the Dangote Group, the country intends to benefit from the expertise and investment capacity of Africa’s largest ... Read More »

Buhari congratulates new Catholic Archbishop of Abuja

Buhari congratulates new Catholic Archbishop of Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari  has congratulated Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama on his appointment as Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, following the retirement of John Cardinal Onaiyekan. In a statement signed on his behalf by Garba Shehu, his spokesperson in Abuja on Sunday, the President said, “As the immediate past President of Catholic Bishops Conference ... Read More »

Nigerian pastor,23 others on trial for sex slavery in France

Nigerian pastor,23 others on trial for sex slavery in France

Twenty-four suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in France go on trial midweek, the latest case to highlight the growing use of Nigerian migrants as sex slaves in Europe.Nigeria was the main country of origin of the migrants arriving across the Mediterranean to Italy in 2016 and 2017, though their numbers have ... Read More »