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Anxiety as Ganduje,Fintiri, Tambuwal,four other governors await Supreme court judgement today

Anxiety as Ganduje,Fintiri, Tambuwal,four other governors await Supreme court judgement today

PEOPLE are anxious in seven states especially Imo and Sokoto States ahead of today’s consideration of the governorship electoral petition by the Supreme Court. Supporters of Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal and Imo State Governor Eneka Ihedioha are awaiting the verdict of the apex court with bated breath. The other governors whose cases are to be considered today are Abdullahi  ... Read More »

Barcelona ‘offer club legend Xavi two-and-a-half year contract’ to take over as manager

Barcelona ‘offer club legend Xavi two-and-a-half year contract’ to take over as manager

Barcelona have offered club legend Xavi a two-and-a-half year contract to replace under-fire Ernesto Valverde as manager, according to reports. The club’s sporting director Eric Abidal and CEO Oscar Grau reportedly linked up with the former midfielder in Doha this week following Barca’s Spanish Super Cup defeat by Atletico Madrid in Saudi Arabia. AS has reported that the two-hour meeting was enough to convince the ... Read More »

NAICOM extends licence renewals for brokers and adjusters

NAICOM extends licence renewals for brokers and adjusters

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has approved the renewal of the licences of insurance brokers and loss adjusters to hold every two years as against one year. The Director, Policy and Regulation Directorate, NAICOM who spoke in Kano, said the two-year renewal process will commence from April this year. He added that the commission, last week released the guideline for ... Read More »

Court strikes out Lokpobiri’s case against Lyon

Court strikes out Lokpobiri’s case against Lyon

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has struck out the case of a former Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri challenging the candidacy of the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon. The three-man panel of the court held in a unanimous judgement that Lyon was validly elected as the candidate of the All Progressives ... Read More »

Tell T.Y. Dajuma to speak up!

  By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 Recently, Gen. TY Dajuma was quoted as saying “Nigerians won’t sleep if I reveal things happening in our country” Grandma taught me there is nothing falling from the sky that the ground cannot receive. TY merely exaggerated his own importance! What is it that will shock this country again? Thanks, King Sunny ... Read More »

Fighting insurgents: Zulum releases 70 surveillance vehicles to army, others 

Fighting insurgents: Zulum releases 70 surveillance vehicles to army, others 

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday released 70 new surveillance vehicles to support the Nigerian Army, police and volunteers in the civilian JTF and hunters involved in fighting Boko Haram. The vehicles were released at the launch of a Rapid Response Squad (RRS) which held at the Shehu’s palace in Maiduguri. Top officers of the ... Read More »

North West to copy Southwest’s operation Amotekun- Masari

North West to copy Southwest’s operation Amotekun- Masari

The Governors of the North Western States said they are ready to copy their south western states counterparts by launching a joint security operation to check mate the growing state of insecurity in the region including kidnapping and banditry activities Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State who is also the Chairman of the Governors of the region made the ... Read More »

Firms with less than N25m turnover will no longer pay company tax- FG

Firms with less than N25m turnover will no longer pay company tax- FG

  The Finance Bill 2019, when signed into law, will ensure that small businesses with turnover less than N25m will be exempted from Companies Income Tax. Currently, all companies are expected to pay the Federal Government 30 per cent of their profit as Companies Income Tax. However, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said once the ... Read More »

Amotekun is no regional police- Fayemi

Amotekun is no regional police- Fayemi

  The Western Nigeria Security Network operation Amotekun is a community policing response to a problem that our people would like to put an end to. But pending the time that the community policing strategy being put together by the Nigeria Police comes to fruition, it is clearly important that we give our people a confidence boosting strategy. Amotekun is ... Read More »

Dangote to move business to Big Apple,New York

Dangote to move business to Big Apple,New York

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, plans to take office space in Big Apple New York to help diversify his investments and avoid the risk of currency fluctuations on his home continent. According to a Bloomberg report, Dangote will use the base and an existing one in London to become more global after the completion of a $12 billion, 650,000 barrel-a-day ... Read More »

Four govs, Ooni arrive for Amotekun’s inauguration

Four govs, Ooni arrive for Amotekun’s inauguration

At exactly 11:59 am, four governors, led by the Chairman, Southwest Governors’ Forum, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu arrived at the venue of the inauguration of Amotekun. He was joined by the host Governor Seyi Makinde; Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi and Osun State Deputy Governor Gboyega Alabi. The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi arrived at the same time. The programme ... Read More »

Admission row: Prof.Oloyede orders ABU to offer girl medicine

Admission row: Prof.Oloyede orders ABU to offer girl medicine

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has ordered Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) to admit a female candidate from Niger State,Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo medicine instead of the Anatomy she was offered. But it is left to Shekwobyalo to either accept or reject.   Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede gave the directive in Bwari, Abuja at a review meeting with the ... Read More »

Court jails DG NCAC ,Runsewe, for contempt

Court jails DG NCAC ,Runsewe, for contempt

An FCT High Court, Maitama on Thursday sentenced, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Crafts (NCAC) for contempt of court order. Justice Jude Okeke in a ruling on the motion seeking for the order of the court to sentence Runsewe to prison for disobeying court order of Dec. 15, 2017, Okeke held that Runsewe, failed to establish ... Read More »

Political thuggery: UNDP joins Zulum’s model for 2,862 youths 

Political thuggery: UNDP joins Zulum’s model for 2,862 youths 

The United Nations Development Programme has keyed into a social protection model introduced by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum in enforcing his ban against political thuggery in Borno state. The intervention was disclosed on Thursday at the sports centre in Maiduguri in the presence of the Governor who was special guest honour at the closing of his government’s phase and launch ... Read More »

Lagos APC gets new Secretary,as Oladejo replaces Igbokwe

Lagos APC gets new Secretary,as Oladejo replaces Igbokwe

Former Lagos State House of Assembly member Lanre Ogunyemi was on Wednesday elected as the Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Centre of Excellence. He replaced former lawmaker Wale Ahmed, who returned to the State Executive Council as Commissioner for Special Duties. At a special congress of the party at the party office on Acme Road, Ogba, ... Read More »

Miyetti Allah Moves to Stop Farmers, Herders’ Clashes, Bans Night Grazing

Miyetti Allah Moves to Stop Farmers, Herders’ Clashes, Bans Night Grazing

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) wednesday banned night grazing nationwide as part of measures to curb the perennial clashes between herders and farmers. However, pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, differed with the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo on the decision. ACF also called on farmers to stop attacks on underage herders who are too young ... Read More »

Arsenal,Chelsea and Manchester United battle for Lille’s Boubakry Soumare

Arsenal,Chelsea and Manchester United battle for Lille’s Boubakry Soumare

Arsenal have reportedly entered the race to sign Lille 20-year-old midfielder Boubakary Soumare as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his side this month. The defensive midfielder has impressed in Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season, making 24 appearances in all competitions. And now the Gunners are interested in acquiring his services with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea also keen, according to Sky ... Read More »

Borno Gov Meets Security Chiefs over Growing Insecurity

Borno Gov Meets Security Chiefs over Growing Insecurity

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara, wednesday met with heads of the military, paramilitary and other security agencies to assess and review the security situation in the state. The meeting, held behind closed doors at the Government House, Maiduguri, was attended by all the heads of the forces involved in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram. They include the heads of ... Read More »

OPC, others give support as Operation Amotekun goes into action

OPC, others give support as Operation Amotekun goes into action

Local hunters and Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) members who will  serve in the Joint Southwest security outfit Operation Amotekun will not bear arms, it was learnt on Wednesday. Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola stated this in Osogbo. Speaking through  his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola explained: “It is not that we want to arm the local militias. “the ... Read More »

Zulum appoints new Accountant General for Borno 

Zulum appoints new Accountant General for Borno 

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the appointment of Ka’ana Umar Ali as accountant General of the state. He is taking over from Mohammed Abba Sanda who is going into retirement after successful career in the state civil service. Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau announced the new appointment in a statement issued on ... Read More »