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WTO Job: Patrick Lumumba Backs Okonjo-Iweala

WTO Job: Patrick Lumumba Backs Okonjo-Iweala

Patrick Lumumba, a Kenyan lawyer who served as the director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, has thrown his weight behind Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the candidate Africa should back for the vacant position of Director General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO. Lumumba, who is from the same country as Amina Mohamed, who is also contesting for the job, said Okonjo-Iweala ... Read More »

Isa Funtua, Former NPAN President, Is Dead

Isa Funtua, Former NPAN President, Is Dead

Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, publisher of the defunct Democrat Newspaper and former President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPAN, is dead. Reports indicated that Funtua, regarded as a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and a member of his kitchen cabinet, died of cardiac arrest this evening. The late newspaper publisher was life patron of NPAN and Chairman ... Read More »

Parents Plead For Schools’ Reopening In Jigawa

Parents Plead For Schools’ Reopening In Jigawa

BY SHEHU MUSA, DUTSE. Parents in their hundreds in Jigawa State have made a passionate appeal to the State and Federal Government to allow full scale school’s resumption for the future of our younger generation. Speaking on be-half of the parents, Comrade Shehu Garki lament the situation saying it has derailed our children’s intelligence, as well as caused set back ... Read More »

Makinde presents cash to family of slain PDP loyalist

Makinde presents cash to family of slain PDP loyalist

Succour has come the way of the family of a slain Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loyalist, Mr. Isaiah Adedapo Adegoke, as the Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has presented cash support to the family. The late Adegoke was killed on April 14 during an attack on PDP members by All Progressives Congress (APC) loyalists, who tried to forcefully take ... Read More »

Reps committee chairman recuses self from panel probing NDDC

Reps committee chairman recuses self from panel probing NDDC

The Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has stepped aside as head of the panel investigating alleged financial recklessness in the NDDC. He stated this on Monday during the continued hearing in the National Assembly. The NDDC acting managing director, Daniel Pondei, had on Thursday led a walkout on the ... Read More »

Makinde felicitates Oyo’s first governor, Jemibewon, at 80

Makinde felicitates Oyo’s first governor, Jemibewon, at 80

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has congratulated the first Military Governor of Oyo State, General David Medayese Jemibewon (rtd), on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary today. Makinde, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, described Jemibewon as a trailblazer and an astute administrator whose landmark achievements subsist till date. Jemibewon was first ... Read More »

Sports Minister Dare empowers Oyo Women With Interest-free Loans

Sports Minister Dare empowers Oyo Women With Interest-free Loans

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, has disbursed interest free loan, under the Micro Enterprise Enhancement Scheme (MEES), to women in Oyo State. Dare said in a statement on Friday in Lagos that the first phase of the empowerment programme, which took place at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, was to empower women from Oyo South and Oyo Central ... Read More »

Kemi Jayeoba sets to lead GOMAN

Kemi Jayeoba sets to lead GOMAN

By Tope Olukole Lady Evangelist Kemi Jayeoba is an administrator par excellence. A former commissioner in Oyo State with four different portfolios – Commerce, Industry, cooperatives and tourism; a gospel music artiste, whose albums remain the toast in churches, conferences and Christian gathering across the country and beyond. She is today gunning to be the number one gospel music artiste ... Read More »

Osinbajo’s Long Standing Integrity and Why You Should Ignore the Lies

Osinbajo’s Long Standing Integrity and Why You Should Ignore the Lies

By Seun Bisuga So one renegade reporter began spewing some lies about the Vice President last week but what Nigerians know about the impeccable integrity and unquestionable character of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is not a new subject of public discourse. On July 3, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari said some flattering words about his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. It is ... Read More »

Kerosene price surges 5.58%, PMS plummets by 11.33% in 1 year, NBS reports

Kerosene price surges 5.58%, PMS plummets by 11.33% in 1 year, NBS reports

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported rising and falling of two major petroleum products generally used by Nigerians in the last one year. While the price of the domestic cooking fuel, also known as kerosene, surged by 5.58 per cent in the last one year, the price of the premium motor spirit, also known ... Read More »

IKUN DAIRY FARM COMMENCES MILK PRODUCTION.

IKUN DAIRY FARM COMMENCES MILK PRODUCTION.

  The recently resuscitated Ikun Dairy Farm at Ikun Ekiti in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State, has started producing milk for the first time since it was established about 40years ago. The State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Aare Muyiwa Olumilua, who made this known in Ado Ekiti, described the development as a symbolic milestone, and a ... Read More »

How NNDC Management ‘wasted’ N80bn in 5 months – NGO tells Reps Committee

How NNDC Management ‘wasted’ N80bn in 5 months – NGO tells Reps Committee

Mr Johnson Kolawole, the Head, Directorate of Research and Programmes, Act for Positive Transformation Initiative, NGO has accused the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of gross abuse of budget implementation process. Mr. Kolawole spoke at the ongoing investigative hearing of House of Representatives Committee probing alleged N40 billion irregular expenditure in NDDC on Friday ... Read More »

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi: The war on women

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi: The war on women

A few days ago, we received the news of the passing of Ms Tolulope Arotile, the first ever female combat flying helicopter pilot in the history of the Nigerian Air Force. She died in a car accident and she was in her early twenties. It is such a dreadful loss and I pray that God Almighty will comfort her family ... Read More »

Court Orders EFCC To Return Bukola Saraki’s Houses To Him

Court Orders EFCC To Return Bukola Saraki’s Houses To Him

The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to return houses belonging Bukola Saraki, former Senate President, it seized to him. The court, in a judgment by Justice Rilwan Aikawa, released the houses back to Saraki, while delivering judgment on an application by the EFCC seeking to permanently forfeit the houses to the ... Read More »

Arotile: Family demands probe, Afenifere rejects crash report

Arotile: Family demands probe, Afenifere rejects crash report

The family of Tolulope Arotile, the late first Nigerian female combat pilot, and the Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Thursday rejected the accident theory of the Nigerian Air Force as the cause of the death, calling for a probe. The late combat pilot died on Tuesday at the age of 24 after a car that was reversing hit her. Tolulope’s ... Read More »

NDIC Highlights Need To Clarify BOFIA Act In Light Of Seeming Ambiguity

NDIC Highlights Need To Clarify BOFIA Act In Light Of Seeming Ambiguity

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE In a bid to establish effective legal instruments to secure the safety and stability of the nation’s financial system, there is a need to closely examine enabling laws with a view to harmonizing the positions of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the NDIC Act 2006 and the ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests Uniport Undergraduate, Mother, Girlfriend For Internet Fraud

EFCC Arrests Uniport Undergraduate, Mother, Girlfriend For Internet Fraud

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on Thursday July 16, 2020 arrested a 22-year old Computer Science undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt, Kenneth Gift, his girl friend, Dandy Spice and mother, Dorah Aninah for suspected internet fraud in Agbor, Delta State. Their arrest was sequel to a petition ... Read More »

Osun celebrates Folorunsho Alakija at 69

Osun celebrates Folorunsho Alakija at 69

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has paid glowing tribute to Chief (Mrs.) Folorunso Alakija as she marked her 69th birthday. The Governor and the Government of the State of Osun acknowledged her philanthropic efforts in the state. In a release by Mrs. Funke Egbemode, commissioner for information and civic orientation, the governor said: “It is such a great honour ... Read More »

ARMY RECRUITMENT: Be wary of scammers, Oyo Govt. warns residents

ARMY RECRUITMENT: Be wary of scammers, Oyo Govt. warns residents

The Oyo State government has warned indigenes and residents of the state to be wary of scammers circulating a fake 2020/2021 recruitment form into the Army. The government, in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the state has been made to understand that the form for 2020/2021 recruitment exercise currently ... Read More »