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Fayose, Olujimi set up parallel Atiku campaign teams

The crisis within the Ekiti State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seem not yet over as former governor of the state, Mr Ayodele Fayose, and the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, on Tuesday inaugurated parallel Peoples Democratic Party  Presidential Campaign Councils in  the state. While Fayose, at an event in the Adebayo area of the state capital, ... Read More »

Armed robbers attack Benue NLC Chairman, shoot wife

Benue State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Godwin Anya, has been attacked by armed robbers. Although he escaped unhurt, his wife was shot. Anya disclosed this to journalists in a telephone interview to explain his absence at the protest march by the labour on Tuesday. Anya said he could not lead the protest because of the robbery attack in ... Read More »

Nigeria Lost $2.8bn To Oil-related Crimes In 2018 —UN Report

The United Nations says Nigeria lost an estimated 2.8 billion dollars in revenues in 2018, mainly due to oil-related crimes. This is according to a new ‘Report by the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel’ on Monday in New York. The report, which covered from July 1, 2018 to December 31, ... Read More »

Breaking News: Daily Trust Maiduguri Editor Released

By INUSA Ndahi, MAIDUGURI The detained Maiduguri Bureau Chief of Daily Trust, Uthman Abubakar has been released on Tuesday evening by the military authorities who detained him since Sunday afternoon. The Editor-in-Chief of Daily Trust, Mannir Dan-Ali, announced the release shortly after speaking to the editor who was brought back to the Maiduguri office by an unnamed Major who handed ... Read More »

Minimum wage saga: Vote out political party that denied workers minimum wage- NLC

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Members of the NLC jigawa chapter have  held peaceful protest on the lingering delay in the implementation of the proposed new national minimum wage. Reading the address of the National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress,  Comrade Ayuba Wabba , Jigawa state NLC Chairman, Comrade Yau Dutse directed its members nationwide to vote out any politician ... Read More »

MILITARY CONFIRMS BOKO HARAM ATTACKS ON BORNO VILLAGES

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Benson Akinroluye has  confirmed the multiple attacks on Auno and Sajeri communities near Maiduguri Borno State. Sources and residents who fled the area said, two persons were killed with five houses razed ablaze after the insurgents looted foodstuff, livestock and provisions before they were later repelled by the ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Borno NUJ Kicks Against Continue Detention of Her Member By Military

By INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ, Borno Council kicked Against Continued detention of a Daily Trust Bereau Chief North East, Mallam Uthman Abubakar for allegedly leaking a story on the a planned Military onslaught in Baga Town which is been occupied by Boko Haran terrorists. Recalled that armed group of Military last Sunday invaded Daily Trust ... Read More »

‘Amaechi, You Are Courageous, Return Home To The PDP’- Atiku

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the leaked audio tapes of Rotimi Amaechi on the state of the nation, and he described the move as courageous. Atiku, in a statement yesterday by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, urged Amaechi to resign his appointment and return to the PDP. Atiku decried ... Read More »

N132m Alleged Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Ex-Sec, Adamawa Pilgrim Welfare Board, 3 Others

By Adebola Owolola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe zonal office, on January 7, 2019 arraigned Lucious Mayo, Elisie Yaduwa, Elisha Yahaya and Rhoda Samson before Justice Nathan Musa of an Adamawa State High Court, on a nine-count charge bordering on “conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence, diversion, inflation of contract price, forgery and refusal to make full ... Read More »

EFCC Secures Conviction of Bizman for N2.5m Fraud

By Adebola Owolola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on January 7, 2019 secured the conviction of Mustapha Babangida for a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of N2.5 million. Babangida was brought before Justice Ibrahim Karaye of the Kano State High Court for defrauding Obi Bartholomew, in a fraudulent business deal involving the ... Read More »

MURIC expresses concern over fate of IDPs

  The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has said it is deeply worried by the alleged deteriorating condition of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North East of Nigeria. The Islamic human rights organization raised the concern in a statement issued and signed by its founder and director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Tuesday, 8th January, 2019. “According to the United Nations ... Read More »

JJC Skillz Shares Story Of How He Married Funke Akindele

Abdulrasheed Bello, the husband of popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, who is popularly known as JJC Skillz, has said that he paid attentions to his dreams that was why he got married to the actress. The music producer took to his Instagram account to reveal that he once dreamt that he will marry Funke Akindele but she never believed him. In the post with a ... Read More »

Breaking: Auno, Borno village under Boko Haram attacks

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Auno village located at the outskirt of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State came under Boko Haram attacks on Monday evening. Sources and  reports have said. Auno west along Damaturu- Maiduguri highway is about 20 kilometres drive from Maiduguri have witnessed massive development with reconstruction of destroyed residential houses, schools and places of worship by Borno ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Borno presents 10 undisclosed demands to Buhari

*L-R: President Buhari, Gov Shettima during the visit BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI  A delegation of the Borno state Governor, traditional rulers, elders, national and state assembly members, ‎local government chairmen, women groups, the Nigerian Union of Journalists and labour unions, on Monday presented a letter containing security-related  “observations” and ten undisclosed demands to President Muhammadu Buhari  at the Presidential Villa ... Read More »

RCCG FCT Province 4 Holds Skills Acquisition Training

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS), The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) FCT Province 4 is holding a Skills Acquisition and Empowerment program for its members and other interested members of the public. The program which is in collaboration with Capacity Development and Enhancement Initiative is being jointly anchored by Pastor (Dr.) Dele Babade and Pastor Sola ... Read More »

ASUU: FG approves over N35.4bn, strike may end soon

The protracted strike action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Unversities (ASUU) may end soon as Federal Government has approved over N35.4 billion to meet their demands. This came to light on Monday night in a resolution between the Federal Government and the leadership of ASUU at the Conference Hall, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Abuja, in which ... Read More »

Ogun : Six Commissioners, One DG Quit Amosun’s Cabinet

Six commissioners in Ogun state on Monday quit the cabinet of Governor Ibikunle Amosun. The Commissioners are  Mrs Ronke Sokefun (Urban and Physical Planning); Mrs Adepeju Adebajo (Agriculture); Leke Adewolu (Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs); Adedayo Adeneye (Information and Strategy); Kolawole Lawal (Forestry) and Modupe Mujota (Education, Science and Technology). Sokefun resigned to enable her assume duty as the Chairman, ... Read More »

FIRS hits N5.3 trillion, highest in Nigeria’s history, targets N8 trillion in 2019

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, re-wrote Nigeria’s collection history in 2018, when it announced today, Monday that it has collected a  total of N5. 320 trillion. Tunde Fowler, Executive Chairman, FIRS, who made the announcement in Lagos today at a retreat: “Parliamentary Support for Effective Taxation of the Digital Economy” said it is targeting N8 trillion for 2019. The ... Read More »

Shettima sleeps in Monguno where military battled Boko Haram last week 

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI   To raise the confidence of 57,000 residents, displaced persons from three local government areas, civil authorities, Civilian JTF fighters, police and the military, Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima ‎at the week end spent the night in Monguno town where Boko Haram insurgents were battled and repelled by the Nigerian military after attempt by the terror group ... Read More »