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Nigerian Legion hails corps members on selfless service

Nigerian Legion hails corps members on selfless service

The National Chairman, Nigerian Legion, Brigadier General AJ Akpa (Rtd) has commended Corps Members for their impact in the education, health, agriculture and other sectors of the economy which spread across the country. He also applauded the Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim for his efforts towards repositioning the NYSC Scheme. Akpa spoke on Wednesday during a courtesy visit to NYSC ... Read More »

ICPC, DSS, FRSC arrest 26 road safety official for extorting motorists

ICPC, DSS, FRSC arrest 26 road safety official for extorting motorists

The operatives of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in collaboration with some agencies of the Federal Government, have arrested another set of 26 officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) for allegedly extorting money from road users on Nigerian highways. The other agencies involved in the operations tagged “Operation Tranquility” included the Federal Road Safety ... Read More »

Nigeria loses $15 billion to tax evasion annually- Fowler

Nigeria loses $15 billion to tax evasion annually- Fowler

The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Tunde Fowler, has said Nigeria loses about $15 billion dollars to tax evasion annually. He stated this on Wednesday as no few than 50 participants tax experts across the globe meet in Abuja to chart ways to combat offshore tax evasion through exchange of information regime. At the meeting, Fowler said ... Read More »

Our Consul General meeting with highest Police authorities in S Africa over renewed attacks on Nigerians – Dabiri-Erewa

Our Consul General meeting with highest Police authorities in S Africa over renewed attacks on Nigerians – Dabiri-Erewa

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has stated that the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria and South Africa will ensure implementation of the Early Warning Signal mechanisms recently signed between both countries in South Africa, as part of the efforts to curb xenophobic attacks. Speaking against the backdrop of renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, she said ... Read More »

National Assembly hails Oloyede for improving fortunes of JAMB

National Assembly hails Oloyede for improving fortunes of JAMB

The Joint Committee on Tertiary Education and House Committee on Tertiary Education and Services of the National Assembly has applauded the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, for improvingg the fortunes of the Board. The lawmakers on Tuesday commended Prof Oloyede for the remittance of N3bn to the Federal Government by JAMB and for stopping to receive ... Read More »

Saudi Hajj Ministry may cancel Mahram condition for women

Saudi Hajj Ministry may cancel Mahram condition for women

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is said considering the cancelation of the condition of Mahram (male guardian) for women of all age groups as a pre-requisite for granting them Umrah visa, Makkah daily reported on Saturday. Marwan Shaaban, chairman of the Hajj and Umrah committee at the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), said this was ... Read More »

Owners of illegal Katsina rehabilitation centers get bail on strict conditions

Owners of illegal Katsina rehabilitation centers get bail on strict conditions

Two owners of rehabilitation centres in Katsina State currently being prosecuted for allegedly running illegal centres and maltreatment of inmates were on Tuesday granted bail by two different magistrates courts in Katsina, although on various terms. Punch newspaper reported that one of those granted bail by a Katsina magistrates’ court on Tuesday was the owner of Niga Rehabilitation and Reformation ... Read More »

Oyetola to swear in Commissioners/Special Advisers on Thursday

Oyetola to swear in Commissioners/Special Advisers on Thursday

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State will on Thursday this week inaugurate the 35 commissioners/special advisers designate earlier confirmed by the Osun House of Assembly. Similarly, the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCoS) in charge of General Administration, Mr. Mikhail Adejare Adebisi, would also be sworn-in on the occasion. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan, ... Read More »

FCT Minister of State inducted into Education International Hall of Fame (Photo News)

FCT Minister of State inducted into Education International Hall of Fame (Photo News)

  Hajiya Dr Ramatu Tijani Aliyu, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, was one of the eminent personalities inducted into the Education International Hall of Fame on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. The induction was performed by the Mighty One Empowerment Foundation in collaboration with Abundant Grace Initiative for Women and Children. The State Online ( thestateonlinengr.com ) brings you ... Read More »

Ease of doing business reforms will bring dramatic changes to economy-Osinbajo

Ease of doing business reforms will bring dramatic changes to economy-Osinbajo

The Buhari administration will continue its determined pursuit of reforming Nigeria’s business environment until the full attainment of the objectives, which will bring dramatic changes in the country’s economy, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo made the assertion on Tuesday while receiving at the Presidential Villa, the 2019 Compliance Report of the Presidential Executive Order 001 which ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun decries marginalization of women in nation building

Gov Abiodun decries marginalization of women in nation building

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has said that it is regrettable that women are not given adequate recognition for their contributions to building an egalitarian society and prosperous nation. Prince Abiodun, who stated this at the 19th Conference of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Government Officials (COWLSGO) held on Tuesday at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, ... Read More »

CJN faults amended AMCON Act

CJN faults amended AMCON Act

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, has faulted some provisions in the amendment to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Act, particularly the aspect that limits the determination of appeal to 60 days. The CJN in a statement by Fesus Akande, spokesman for the Supreme Court, today said that the CJN spoke in Abuja during a courtesy ... Read More »

How we evacuated N1.219bn from plane for Fayose’s aide – Banker

How we evacuated N1.219bn from plane for Fayose’s aide – Banker

An official of Zenith Bank Plc, Dr Abiodun Oshode, told a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday  that the bank took a bullion van to the Akure Airport in Ondo State to evacuate N1.219billion cash from an aircraft in 2014. Oshode told Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke that the bank rendered the service at the request of Abiodun Agbele, an aide ... Read More »

EFCC recovers N20m wristwatches from ‘Instagram big boy’, Mompha

EFCC recovers N20m wristwatches from ‘Instagram big boy’, Mompha

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said that it has recovered wristwatches worth N20m from ‘Instagram big boy’, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha. Mustapha, was arrested by the EFCC on his way to Dubai last Friday. The EFCC in a statement by its Spokesman,Wilson Uwujaren, alleged that the celebrity used his bureau de change to launder funds. The statement read, ... Read More »

Opinion: How ethnicity will destroy Nigeria, By Michael Owhoko

Opinion: How ethnicity will destroy Nigeria, By Michael Owhoko

Who will rescue Nigeria from the clutch of ethnic venom that is gradually but steadily being secreted by ethnic nationalists through their actions and behavioral disposition? I have opted to refrain from specific examples in this write up to water down envisaged reactions from those who may feel offended; but I have also left sufficient allusion for easy mental judgment. ... Read More »

FRSC officials beat man to death, bury corpse in shallow grave

FRSC officials beat man to death, bury corpse in shallow grave

The corpse of one Odion Omafo Samuel, 36, has been exhumed from the shallow grave it was buried allegedly by four officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) attached to Abudu outpost in Edo State. Names of the FRSC officials were given as Francis Igboh, Sunday Ogi, Samson Alolade and Joseph Onolade. Police sources said preliminary investigation showed that ... Read More »

Nigerian military targeted journalists’ phones, computers with “forensic search” for sources –CPJ

Nigerian military targeted journalists’ phones, computers with “forensic search” for sources –CPJ

  Hamza Idris (left), an editor with the Daily Trust newspaper, sits with colleague Hussaini Garba Mohammed in their office in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, in February 2019. The office was raided in January by the military, who seized 24 computers. (CPJ/Jonathan Rozen) Hamza Idris, an editor with the Nigerian Daily Trust, was at the newspaper’s central office on January 6 when ... Read More »

Vietnam seeks closer ties with Nigeria

Vietnam seeks closer ties with Nigeria

A member of Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)’s Central Committee and Deputy Chief of the Party’s Central Committee Office, Nguyen Hai Ninh, has sought for closer relations between Nigeria and Vitamin. He made the call during a visit by a delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam ( CPV) to members of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs in ... Read More »

Maina to be arraigned on  Friday as he forfeits 23 properties to FG

Maina to be arraigned on Friday as he forfeits 23 properties to FG

By Owolola Adebola Justice Folashade Giwa Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday October 22, 2019, gave an order, authorising the federal government to take over 23 properties belonging to the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. This comes as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC is set to arraign him on ... Read More »

Insecurity: World Bank to invest $510m in Lake Chad Basin

Insecurity: World Bank to invest $510m in Lake Chad Basin

  The World Bank is willing to invest $510m, in three tranches, in the Lake Chad Basin to address insecurity, desertification and humanitarian challenges, among others. Nigerian Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this yesterday in Washington DC at a press briefing on the sidelines of the 2019 World Bank/IMF meetings. She said  “The initial tranche ... Read More »