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Committee gets 6 months as Zulum begins 500 housing estate

Committee gets 6 months as Zulum begins 500 housing estate

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday laid foundation for the construction of an estate of 500 mass houses encompassing roads, drainages, school and shopping complex near the state university in Maiduguri. The governor gave a committee, headed by the deputy governor, Umar Kadafur, six months to reach advance level or even complete the estate. That indicated readiness to ... Read More »

Yoruba Elders to Buhari: Call Malami to order

Yoruba Elders to Buhari: Call Malami to order

The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has lent its voice against declaration of Amotekun as illegal by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami Malami has described the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun an illegal outfit on Tuesday. He said it ran against the provision of the constitution which vests the power to secure ... Read More »

Amotekun has come to stay,Soyinka tells FG

Amotekun has come to stay,Soyinka tells FG

  Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has declared that the establishment of Operation Amotekun by Southwest governors ‘has come to stay irrespective of its legality’. Soyinka said the supplementary security outfit launched in Ibadan last week, came up as a result of series of meetings by the leaders of the region to curb insecurity issues that the existing security bodies ... Read More »

How The Blunders Of Ihedioha’s Lawyers Made Uzodinma Imo Governor

How The Blunders Of Ihedioha’s Lawyers Made Uzodinma Imo Governor

By:Kenneth Ikonne Hope Uzodinma may not have won the 2019 Imo State gubernatorial election, yet the Supreme Court, on the facts, was right in declaring him the winner of that election in law. The error was not the Supreme Court’s, but that of Governor Emeka Ihedioha’s legal team; and it was a crucially fatal error. What happened was this: during ... Read More »

Amotekun is our own Civilian JTF-Fayemi

Amotekun is our own Civilian JTF-Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has come out to explain the logic behind the setting up of Amotekun, the security outfit in South West, which Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation dismissed as illegal. Fayemi said the issue now should not be about whether Federal Government or governors can misuse Police or any security outfit. Power, unrestrained, according ... Read More »

Amotekun: Southwest governors will respond to Malami soon-Akeredolu

Amotekun: Southwest governors will respond to Malami soon-Akeredolu

The Ondo State Government said on Tuesday night it had not been officially informed about the Federal Government’s decision to brand the southwest security outfit, Operation Amotekun, an illegal entity. The Special Adviser to the state governor on Security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, said the government had not been informed of the development.He said: “We are yet to be informed, ... Read More »

Malami’s view on Amotekun,a joke,says Afenifere

Malami’s view on Amotekun,a joke,says Afenifere

Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has described the Federal Government’s announcement of southwest security outfit, Amotekun, as a joke taken too far. This is just as it called on the South-West governors to ignore the Attorney General of the Federation. Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin said: “They are joking. Now they have exposed themselves that they are the ones ... Read More »

SMBLF rejects Malami’s illegal directive on Amotekun

SMBLF rejects Malami’s illegal directive on Amotekun

The attention of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum(SMBLF) has been drawn to the illegal diktat by the Attorney – General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami(SAN) declaring Amotekun, the South West security (not military or Police) outfit illegal. We consider his action as an abuse of office to suppress the rights of federating units to secure themselves and ... Read More »

S/Court sacks Ihedioha, declares Uzondinma winner of Imo guber poll

S/Court sacks Ihedioha, declares Uzondinma winner of Imo guber poll

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, sacked governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State. The apex court, in a unanimous judgment by a seven-man panel of justices that was led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, held that Ihedioha who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was not duly elected. Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun who ... Read More »

2023: INEC to commence registration of voters soon

2023: INEC to commence registration of voters soon

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo state, Mr Mutiu Agboke, says the continuous voters registration would soon commence. Agboke made the disclosure at a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday in Iseyin. He said the exercise would capture new registrants and those that have issues with their PVCs such as replacement of lost or defaced cards and  transfers from former locations. ... Read More »

Supreme Court Stands Down Uzodinma’s Appeal against Ihedioha’s Election for Judgment

Supreme Court Stands Down Uzodinma’s Appeal against Ihedioha’s Election for Judgment

The Supreme Court has stood down the appeal challenging the election of Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State for judgement. Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and presiding Justice of a seven member panel of Justices of the apex court, Justice Ibrahim Mohammad stood down the appeal for judgment shortly after counsel representing parties in the appeal adopted their written ... Read More »

Kaduna seals Keystone, FCMB banks over N294.8m taxes

Kaduna seals Keystone, FCMB banks over N294.8m taxes

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) on Tuesday sealed off Keystone Bank and First City Monument Bank (FCMB) branches in Kaduna metropolis over unremitted taxes. The banks, according to the revenue agency, were closed for failure to remit taxes accrued to the tune of N294.85m to the state government agency. The banks’ branches at Bank Road, Ahmadu Bello Way, ... Read More »

I Never Sold Kwara Govt Properties To Friends: Ex-Governor Ahmed

I Never Sold Kwara Govt Properties To Friends: Ex-Governor Ahmed

  Former Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has refuted claims that his administration sold 110 government properties to friends and cronies. In a statement issued by his media aide, Dr Muyideen Akorede, in response to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak’s reported claim that his predecessor sold 110 government properties to associates, Alhaji Ahmed disputed the conflicting figures cited by the ... Read More »

Dangote targets $30billion in revenue by 2022

Dangote targets $30billion in revenue by 2022

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has projected a turnover of $30 billion for his businesses in the next two years. He said though the company’s annual turnover is about $4 billion now, but with the completion and running of the refinery, fertilizer, petrochemicals and other businesses, the company’s turnover should be in the region of $30 billion in the ... Read More »

Banks borrow N19.6tn from CBN amid rising liquidity problems

Banks borrow N19.6tn from CBN amid rising liquidity problems

Commercial banks borrowed N19.64 trillion from the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2019, indicating a 73% increase from the N11.36 trillion borrowed in 2018. This was revealed in the apex regulator’s financial data report. The banks through the apex’s bank Standing Lending Facility (SLF) window borrowed N7.43 trillion in the second half of 2019 against N4.5 trillion borrowed within the same ... Read More »

Amotekun and the North’s fears 

Amotekun and the North’s fears 

  By Lasisi Olagunju   Amidst ruffled feathers, south-western states of Nigeria took their destiny in their hands and launched their Amotekun on Thursday. The Yoruba people know that a madness that takes years figuring out how to be naked will never dance in the marketplace. They have seen the king’s selective potency – and his selective impotence. They also ... Read More »

2020 UTME: ‘Date for sales of registration documents unchanged’

2020 UTME: ‘Date for sales of registration documents unchanged’

JOINT Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the date for the sales of its registration documents for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) still stands, despite the suspension of the NIN. The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, said that the process for ... Read More »

Sacked lecturer still commissioner -designate, says Abiodun

Sacked lecturer still commissioner -designate, says Abiodun

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said Prof. Sidi Osho, a former lecturer with the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, hasn’t taken her Oath of Office. The governor, through his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, said the don is still a commissioner-designate and not a substantive Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology. The clarity follows reports of a sack letter ... Read More »

Banks rush for capital injection ahead new CBN capitalisation announcement

Banks rush for capital injection ahead new CBN capitalisation announcement

Commercial banks are  gripped with fear of the unknown ahead of a possible announcement of a new recapitalisation plan by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) this year. Most banks have gone far beyond the N25 billion minimum capital requirement and are strategising to raise Tier 2 capital. As part of this strategy, one of the bank’s chief executive officers, ... Read More »

NBA faults Malami’s position on ‘Operation Amotekun’

NBA faults Malami’s position on ‘Operation Amotekun’

Before the launch of Operation Amotekun by South-west governors, 23 states in the country were operating local security outfits to complement the efforts of the police. The operation unveiled last week by the governors to help enhance the safety of the region against kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and related crimes, has attracted controversy as some northern youth groups have criticised ... Read More »