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Emir Sanusi Accepts Appointment as Kano Council of Chiefs’ Chair

Emir Sanusi Accepts Appointment as Kano Council of Chiefs’ Chair

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, on Friday, accepted his appointment as the Chairman, Kano State Council of Chiefs. Sanusi’s acceptance was conveyed in a letter dated 19th December, 2019 and signed by the acting Secretary of the Kano Emirate, Malam Alhaji Abba Yusuf. The letter reads: “Kindly inform His Excellency that His Highness, Sarkin Kano, had not ... Read More »

UI Promotes Oyo Deputy Governor’s Wife, 18 others to Professorial Cadre

UI Promotes Oyo Deputy Governor’s Wife, 18 others to Professorial Cadre

The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, UI, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka on Friday, December 20, 2019 announced that the Appointments and Promotions Committee for Academic Staff of the institution has approved the promotion of 19 of its members of staff to the professorial cadre. The list also include Dr Amudalat Bolanle Olaniyan, wife of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, ... Read More »

Pension recovery: Ex-governors in Senate set to challenge court order

Pension recovery: Ex-governors in Senate set to challenge court order

A sustained legal battle may be in the offing as ex-governors in the Senate are said to have concluded arrangements to challenge the Court order on the refund of pensions received by them. The Ex-governors who appeared to be jittery over the court order are said to be determined to overturn the order. One of the ex-Governors who volunteered to ... Read More »

Opinion: Integrity in Our Polity, By Abdulwarees Solanke

Opinion: Integrity in Our Polity, By Abdulwarees Solanke

In a rejoinder to my last article, a two-part dissection of Corruption, Courage and Consequences of smothering Conscience, in which I extolled the standpoint of Professor, Isiaq Olanrewaju Oloyede the JAMB Registrar on indiscipline, one of my followers, Ebenezer Morakinyo Osundare, writing from Osun State summarized the piece as an elucidation on integrity in public life. Every responsible government acts ... Read More »

Supreme Court voids Uche Nwosu’s candidature

Supreme Court voids Uche Nwosu’s candidature

The Supreme Court, on Friday, voided the candidature of Uche Nwosu as governorship flagbearer of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 general election in Imo over double nomination. The apex court, in its judgement delivered by Justice Adamu Augie, upheld the judgement of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the court had ... Read More »

Arsenal announce Arteta as new coach

Arsenal announce Arteta as new coach

Mikel Arteta has been appointed as the new Arsenal manager, a year-and-a-half after first missing out on the role.He signed a three and a half year deal worth £5m. The former Gunners midfielder moves back to the Emirates Stadium following three-and-a-half years working as Pep Guardiola’s understudy. ” I’m honoured. This club should be competing for titles. It’s not lost ... Read More »

Fayose sold Ekiti PDP secretariat to himself-Party Chairman

Fayose sold Ekiti PDP secretariat to himself-Party Chairman

Threatens litigation Lingering crisis rocking the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State deepened yesterday as the leadership of the party accused ex-governor Ayodele Fayose of selling the party secretariat to himself by proxy. The party which threatened to sue Fayose said the secretariat, which was a collective property of PDP members and stakeholders, was allegedly sold by the ... Read More »

First Casualty: Mesut Ozil set for Fenerbahce loan as Arteta wields the stick

First Casualty: Mesut Ozil set for Fenerbahce loan as Arteta wields the stick

Mesut Ozil is set to be the first casualty of the Mikel Arteta reign as he’s closing in on a January loan to Turkish side Fenerbahce, as the Arsenal midfielder looks to get his career back on track. The former Germany international has had a torrid time of it so far this campaign, featuring very rarely for the Gunners under Unai Emery, while his ... Read More »

Breaking:Red-hot Haaland flies into Manchester for talks with Solskjaer

Breaking:Red-hot Haaland flies into Manchester for talks with Solskjaer

Erling Haaland  flies  in for further talks with Manchester United on(today) Friday morning as he potentially closes in a move to Old Trafford. The prolific Red Bull Salzburg striker took a Norwegian Airlines flight from Stavanger in his homeland to Manchester set to land at 10.15am. His father, the former Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Manchester City player, Alf-Inge Haaland, was with ... Read More »

Access Bank Showcases Art, Fashion

Access Bank Showcases Art, Fashion

The second edition of the Born in Africa Festival (BAFEST), an initiative of Access Bank Plc, recently held in Lagos. Following a successful maiden edition last year, this year’s edition was also a success, according to a statement. Themed, “More for the Culture,” the 2019 BAFEST was a dynamic fusion of African art, film, fashion and music, attracting thousands of ... Read More »

NJC recommends 33 judges for appointments

NJC recommends 33 judges for appointments

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the appointment of 33 judicial officers, including Chief Judges for six states. NJC’s spokesman Soji Oye announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. Oye said the appointments will affect Anambra, Kebbi, Cross River, Zamfara, Ogun, Osun, Rivers, Imo, Sokoto, Ekiti and Niger states. Those recommended for appointment as Chief Judges are: ... Read More »

NGF:  FG’s $29.96bn Loan Bid Doesn’t Involve States

NGF: FG’s $29.96bn Loan Bid Doesn’t Involve States

The 36 states of the federation thursday distanced themselves from the request by the federal government to the National Assembly to borrow $29.96 billion. The governors of the 36 states under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) said in Abuja that since it was the federal government, and not the federation that wanted to borrow the fund, the ... Read More »

Adoke under interrogation over $1.06b Malabu deal

Adoke under interrogation over $1.06b Malabu deal

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) was on Thursday taken into custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), shortly after returning into the country. He was undergoing grilling at the Wuse 2 Annex Office of the anti-graft commission as at 9.32pm. Adoke’s passport was seized by the agency. The EFCC ... Read More »

Nigeria contemplates N2tr loan from pension fund for roads, other infrastructure

Nigeria contemplates N2tr loan from pension fund for roads, other infrastructure

Nigeria may have to borrow N2 trillion from the Pension Fund if the National Economic Council (NEC) gives the go ahead to do so early next year. This indication was given on on Thursday during a briefing by governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu (lagos), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, after NEC’s 100th ... Read More »

EFCC Secures Final Forfeiture of Properties Belonging to PEF’s General Manager

EFCC Secures Final Forfeiture of Properties Belonging to PEF’s General Manager

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, December 18, 2019 secured the final forfeiture of properties belonging to one Goddy Nnadi, general manager, Corporate Service, Petroleum Equalization Fund, (PEF) and Galbani Nigeria Limited, before Justice Folashade Giwa of the Federal Read More »

First Ever Nigeria-Saudi Investment Summit Forum Holds In Abuja

First Ever Nigeria-Saudi Investment Summit Forum Holds In Abuja

A two-day Nigeria- Saudi Investment Forum has opened in Abuja . The Investment Forum which is to create new opportunities for investment between Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attracted more than 50 Corporate and portfolio investors., and also featured a hajj and Umrah exhibition The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians  in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM) Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa ... Read More »

Letter to outgoing NAHCON Chairman (Part 2)

Letter to outgoing NAHCON Chairman (Part 2)

  Barr Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad* TO THE OUTGOING CHAIRMAN OF NAHCON (2) By Abubakr Siddeeq Muhammad, “My advice to the incoming chief executive of NAHCON in this regard is to find ways of including more media practitioners from the South,  ensuring adherence to federal character in the composition of the Media Team in order to have balance and forestall the ... Read More »

Muhammad Nami assumes office at FIRS, pleads for support

Muhammad Nami assumes office at FIRS, pleads for support

  R-L: Mr. Abiodun Aina, Ag Executive Chairman, FIRS with the new Executive Chairman FIRS Muhammad Mamman Nami, at Revenue House, Abuja on Thursday* The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami assumed office at the Revenue House, FIRS Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday. Nami met with the Management and Staff of the Service and assured them that he ... Read More »

JAMB generates N20bn in 3 years – Registrar

JAMB generates N20bn in 3 years – Registrar

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says the board has generated N20 billion from University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) between 2016 and 2019. He made the disclosure during a two-day meeting with Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre Operators, State Coordinators of the Board, Financial Institutions and Internet Service Providers on Thursday in Zaria, Kaduna State. ... Read More »

I will solve my problem in Nigeria without any pressure from Dubai Police- Adoke

I will solve my problem in Nigeria without any pressure from Dubai Police- Adoke

Former Minister of Justice and Attorney of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke on Wednesday, 11th December, 2019 gave an undertaken before the Dubai Police H.Q. General Department of Criminal Investigation Wanted DPT-( Interpol), asking to be allowed to go home to face his charges of conspiracy, official and money laundering. “I would go to NIGERIA authorities to solve my problem ... Read More »