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Breaking: Gov. Makinde Makes Details Of Assets Declaration Public

Breaking: Gov. Makinde Makes Details Of Assets Declaration Public

…Says I have fulfilled a campaign promise Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde today made public his campaign promise to publicly declare his assets. The Governor, who visited the Oyo state office of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in Ibadan to receive a copy of the asset declaration form said that his decision to make the assets public was ... Read More »

Breaking: Obasanjo writes Buhari open letter, warns on dangers in insecurity

Breaking: Obasanjo writes Buhari open letter, warns on dangers in insecurity

Dear President and General Buhari, OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT, GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI I am constrained to write to you this open letter. I decided to make it an open letter because the issue is very weighty and must be greatly worrisome to all concerned Nigerians and that means all right-thinking Nigerians and those resident in Nigeria. Since the issue is ... Read More »

We have not donated land for RUGA or NLTP – South East Governors’ Forum

We have not donated land for RUGA or NLTP – South East Governors’ Forum

The South East Governors’ Forum has denied that any of the five governors in the South east geo-political zone donated land for the suspended RUGA or the National Livestock Transformation Plan, NLTP, programmes of the federal government. This was contained in a communiqué signed by Prof Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, Director General, South East Governors’ Forum and released yesterday. It read: ... Read More »

Ruga Is Colonialism – Taraba Governor

Ruga Is Colonialism – Taraba Governor

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has described the Ruga initiative as a form of colonialism, saying it should not only be suspended but cancelled. The federal government had proposed the idea as a means of addressing the incessant clashes between cattle rearers and farmers but it was suspended following public outcry against it. Speaking with journalists at the Government ... Read More »

Reintroducing Ruga Will Disintegrate Nigeria – Edwin Clark

Reintroducing Ruga Will Disintegrate Nigeria – Edwin Clark

Elder statesman and convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Chief Edwin Clark, has warned the Federal Government not to reintroduce the suspended controversial Ruga scheme as such may lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. Chief Clark gave the warning in an interview with journalists yesterday. “Nigeria belongs to all of us. It is true that this country has ... Read More »

BREAKING: Buhari Reappoints SGF, Chief of Staff

BREAKING: Buhari Reappoints SGF, Chief of Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Mr Boss Mustapha and Malam Abba Kyari as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and Chief of Staff, CoS, respectively. Garba Shehu, spokesman for the president, disclosed this in a statement today. “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Mr Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and ... Read More »

Islam and Religious Imperialism

Islam and Religious Imperialism

By Tola Adeniyi I was named Muhammadu Saheed on the 8th day of my birth. I was boarded in a Quran school at age 4 and graduated at age 10 with a talk-of-the-town Wolimat ceremony in Ago-Iwoye. I have also had the privilege of performing the Hadj in Mecca and Medina a number of times. My great grandfather, my grandfather ... Read More »

Let’s talk RUGA aka Fulani Cattle Colonies

Let’s talk RUGA aka Fulani Cattle Colonies

By Nnamdi Elekwachi The Buhari Administration has commenced construction of Cattle Colonies, rebranded “RUGA” in 36 States of Nigeria. The project has started in Kotongora, Niger State on a 31,000-hectare piece of land. The project will be initially replicated in 12 States with six (6) of such colonies to be constructed in each State. What is RUGA aka Cattle Colony? ... Read More »

Tinubu, Others: SEC Releases Multi-billion Naira Fraud Report

Tinubu, Others: SEC Releases Multi-billion Naira Fraud Report

By Our Reporter The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has released its report which detailed multi-billion Naira fraud against the embattled directors of Oando Plc, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, Godwin Omamofe Boyo and others to the court which begins hearing in the matter on Monday June 24, 2019. SEC said that in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, certain insiders of Oando ... Read More »

Buhari’s cabinet: Ambode, Bindow, Abubakar may get ministerial appointments

Buhari’s cabinet: Ambode, Bindow, Abubakar may get ministerial appointments

There are strong indications that the immediate past governors of Lagos, Adamawa and Bauchi states, Akinwunmi Ambode, Mohammed Bindow and Mohammed Abubakar, may be part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s next cabinet. Saturday PUNCH learnt that the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress had resolved that all the APC governors who lost their re-election bids would “automatically’ become the ministerial ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun visits areas devastated by flood in Abeokuta, assures residents of succor (See pictures)

Gov Abiodun visits areas devastated by flood in Abeokuta, assures residents of succor (See pictures)

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Monday visited areas devastated by flood in Abeokuta, the state capital. Accompanied by his deputy, Alhaja Noimot Salako-Oyedele; Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Olakunle Oluomo; the Head of Service, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu, Permanent Secretary of Works, Engr. Ademolake and other top government functionaries, the visit took him to Odo Gbangba, ... Read More »

Breaking: No more ‘war’ as Dangote, Fayemi reconcile Gov Ganduje and Emir Sanusi

Breaking: No more ‘war’ as Dangote, Fayemi reconcile Gov Ganduje and Emir Sanusi

The face-off between Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has been laid to rest following a reconciliatory meeting between the two in Abuja. Chief Press Secretary to Gov Ganduje, Abba Anwar, gave the cheery news in a statement released in Kano on Saturday. According to him, the reconciliatory meeting was initiated ... Read More »

Paris Club Refund: Bode Mustapha demands N1billion payment from Ogun ex Finance Commissioner within 7 days over alleged libel

Paris Club Refund: Bode Mustapha demands N1billion payment from Ogun ex Finance Commissioner within 7 days over alleged libel

Executive Chairman of Bond Investment and Holdings Limited, Chief Olabode Mustapha has demanded payment of N1 billion (One billion Naira), within seven days, from the immediate past Ogun State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Adewale Oshinowo, for alleged libel. *Chief Mustapha* He is also asking Mr. Oshinowo to retract the alleged libellous statement and publish a written apology regarding same in ... Read More »

Look for new moon after sunset on Monday to end Ramadan, NSCIA tells Muslims

Look for new moon after sunset on Monday to end Ramadan, NSCIA tells Muslims

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has urged Muslims across the country to look for the new moon of Shawwal on Monday, signifying the end of Ramadan The Deputy Secretary-General, NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu, said this on Sunday in a statement. According to him, following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the NSCIA President-General and ... Read More »

Dapo Abiodun sworn-in as Ogun State Governor, says his government will be people-centered (See pictures)

Dapo Abiodun sworn-in as Ogun State Governor, says his government will be people-centered (See pictures)

  The Chief Judge of Ogun State, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, administering Oath of Office on the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, while his wife Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, looks on, at the MKO Abiola Stadium,  Abeokuta* “I stand here today as the standard bearer of the mandate of the people and the facilitator-in-chief of our collective aspirations. And I solemnly ... Read More »

Nigeria, others to benefit from $1million Japanese-Austrian Fund For Climate Change

Nigeria, others to benefit from $1million Japanese-Austrian Fund For Climate Change

The governments of Japan and Austria have approved a $1 million fund to strengthen the participation of the private sector in combating climate change. The funding will be channeled to the Africa Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) grant, which aims to expand the role of the private sector in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of African countries. NDCs are national efforts ... Read More »

Electricity: Some FCT communities to experience load shedding— AEDC (See list)

Electricity: Some FCT communities to experience load shedding— AEDC (See list)

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), says some electricity supply feeders from Kukwaba transmission station supplying power to some communities will experience load shedding, pending replacement of the faulty breaker in the station. AEDC’s General Manager,Corporate Communications, Mr Fadipe Oyebode said this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. He listed the feeders on load shedding to include L31 feeder ... Read More »

World Bank team meets Prince Dapo Abiodun

World Bank team meets Prince Dapo Abiodun

By Mikail Mumuni The World Bank (WB) Country Director for Nigeria and Coordinating Director for West Africa Regional Integration, Mr Mr Rachid Benmessoud and his team on Thursday met with the Ogun State Governor-Elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun. At the meeting which took place in Abuja, the WB team briefed the incoming Governor on the various development activities being undertaken by ... Read More »

Cross River workers kick against early payment of salaries

Cross River workers kick against early payment of salaries

Workers in Cross River State have protested the payment of May salaries on the first day of the month by Governor Ben Ayade. He had in each of the last three years paid May salaries on the first day of the month. But speaking on the development, the state chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Clarkson Otu, said ... Read More »

Amosun and I have been friends for over 25 yrs, yet he did everything to stop me- Dapo Abiodun

Amosun and I have been friends for over 25 yrs, yet he did everything to stop me- Dapo Abiodun

Mr Dapo Abiodun, the governor elect of Ogun State gave a testimony of his sojourn in the mine field and sharks invested water of politics at a Redeemed Christians Church of God London parish recently which has been trending on YouTube for some days now. Here is an abridged version of the testimony as transcribed by Tolani Abati. “Someone say ... Read More »