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How I escaped Oshiomhole’s trap- Obaseki

How I escaped Oshiomhole’s trap- Obaseki

  Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has explained how he escaped traps laid for him by his predecessor and now National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Govenor Obaseki said Oshiomhole picked Philip Shaibu as his deputy and Osarodion Ogie as Secretary to the State Government thinking it was a trap for him. Obaseki stated that Oshiomhole ... Read More »

$600m Steel Plant Will Be Nigeria’s Highest Non-oil FDI – Gupta

$600m Steel Plant Will Be Nigeria’s Highest Non-oil FDI – Gupta

  The managing director of African Industries Group, Mr Alok Gupta, yesterday, said the company’s $600million Integrated Steel Plant will be Nigeria’s highest non-oil Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) when it begins operation. Mr Gupta said federal government’s plan to turn around its iron and steel sector will receive the desired boost with the establishment of the $600m Integrated Steel Plant ... Read More »

Zulum to commissioners: ‘I won’t entertain submissions outside 2020 budget’

Zulum to commissioners: ‘I won’t entertain submissions outside 2020 budget’

… Signs budget into law Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday signed the 2020 appropriation bill into law during which he told commissioners that he will not entertain any submission to fund any project or programme that is not provided for in the budget. He spoke at the executive council chambers of the Government house in Maiduguri.  Zulum ... Read More »

The End of the Beginning; Going Out to Make Impacts, By Lawal Saheed Adesile, FUTA’s 2018/2019 Best Graduating Student

The End of the Beginning; Going Out to Make Impacts, By Lawal Saheed Adesile, FUTA’s 2018/2019 Best Graduating Student

Valedictory Speech by Lawal Saheed Adesile, Department of Physiology ,FUTA’S BEST GRADUATING STUDENT 2018/2019 ACADEMIC SESSION with 4.92 CGPA delivered at the 31st Convocation Ceremony on Friday December 20, 2019 The Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, I adopt the already observed protocols. All praises and adoration be to Almighty God for giving us the opportunity to witness this special day. “Everybody ... Read More »

Police to prosecute woman who maltreated housemaid in Enugu

Police to prosecute woman who maltreated housemaid in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command has rescued a maid, Peace Goewam, captured in a viral video where she was being traumatized by her madam. In the video, which elicited angry reactions from Nigerians, the woman, Mrs. Amaka Ortolehi, from Ngor-Okpala, Imo State, was seen maltreating the maid in most heartless manner. The incident, our correspondent gathered, led the Enugu State ... Read More »

ZULUM MARKS CHRISTMAS IN SOUTHERN BORNO, SAYS HE WON’T RELENT ON ‎SECURITY

ZULUM MARKS CHRISTMAS IN SOUTHERN BORNO, SAYS HE WON’T RELENT ON ‎SECURITY

  …Directs 8 new projects Governor Babagana Umara Zulum is marking the Christmas season in the southern part of Borno State which has the highest population of Christian-citizens. He spent last night in Uba, a majority Christian portion of Askira-Uba local government area. Muslims are majority in Askira portion of the council. Governor Zulum, in his Christmas message, wished all ... Read More »

Wike Rejects PDP’s Intervention in Disagreement with Dickson

Wike Rejects PDP’s Intervention in Disagreement with Dickson

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has rejected the offer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership to intervene in the conflict with Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, over the Soku oil wells/fields returned to Rivers State by the Federal High Court. In an interview in Port Harcourt Tuesday, Wike said there is no premise for the intervention by the ... Read More »

APC demands probe of attack on Jonathan’s Otuoke home

APC demands probe of attack on Jonathan’s Otuoke home

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation into the attack on the Otuoke country home of former President Goodluck Jonathan. In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in Abuja on Tuesday, the APC condemned the attack and urged security agencies to fish out the perpetrators and their ... Read More »

FG bows to pressure,orders DSS to release Dasuki,Sowore

FG bows to pressure,orders DSS to release Dasuki,Sowore

PRESS STATEMENT RELEASE OF COL. SAMBO DASUKI (RTD.) AND OMOYELE SOWORE 1. The Office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation has reviewed the pending criminal charges against the duo of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) and Omoyele Sowore. Whilst the Federal High Court has exercised its discretion in granting bail to the Defendants in respect of the charges against ... Read More »

CBN: Nigeria’s Non-oil Revenue Rises to N370bn in Nov

CBN: Nigeria’s Non-oil Revenue Rises to N370bn in Nov

Nigeria’s total non-oil receipt increased by 16.7 per cent to N369.84 billion in November, up from the N316.79 billion realised the previous month. This formed part of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) monthly economic report obtained yesterday. However, the amount of non-oil earnings, which was 43.1 per cent of total revenue in the month under review, was below the ... Read More »

DHQ Counters Borno Gov, Insists No Nigerian Territory under Terrorists’ Control

DHQ Counters Borno Gov, Insists No Nigerian Territory under Terrorists’ Control

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday dismissed calls by the Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, on the military to recapture some local governments in the state from insurgents. The DHQ told reporters yesterday in Abuja that contrary to the governor’s claim, no Nigerian territory is under the control of terrorist groups – Boko Haram and Islamic State for West ... Read More »

Kukah Accuses Buhari of Nepotism

Kukah Accuses Buhari of Nepotism

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Dioceses, Rev Fr Matthew Hassan Kukah, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism. Kukah made the accusation Tuesday during a press conference at Saint Bakhitha Catholic Secretariat in Sokoto. The cleric explained that the behaviour and attitudes of the president is causing tension and anxiety in the country. “I’m not speaking because I’m a Christian ... Read More »

Four dead as Goodluck Jonathan survives gun attack in Otuoke

Four dead as Goodluck Jonathan survives gun attack in Otuoke

Unknown  gunmen killed a soldier on guard duty at the courtyard of former President Goodluck Jonathan situated close to the bank of the river at Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State. Multiple sources said about three of the gunmen were killed by the soldiers, who foiled their attempt to break into the house. One of the sources, who spoke in ... Read More »

International Breweries N165bn Rights issue closes today

International Breweries N165bn Rights issue closes today

The N165billion Rights issue by International Breweries Plc, a subsidiary of ABInBev, closes today. The company opened the offer for 18,266,206,614 units of ordinary shares of 50 kobo each at N9.00 per share on Thursday, December 5, 2019, and was expected to close Tuesday, December 24, 2019. Under the plan, for every 8 shares held by shareholders whose names appeared ... Read More »

OSHIOMHOLE IS A COMPULSIVE LIAR – Special Adviser to Gov. Obaseki

OSHIOMHOLE IS A COMPULSIVE LIAR – Special Adviser to Gov. Obaseki

The Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, has described Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a compulsive liar. In his reaction to a widely publicized interview by the party’s chairman that he begged to have just one commissioner in Godwin Obaseki’s government, as against allegations that he was ... Read More »

Sowore: Judge withdraws from trial

Sowore: Judge withdraws from trial

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, recused himself from the fundamental rights suit filed by the Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore. He made the decision during the hearing of the fundamental rights suit filed by the detained activist. Mr Sowore had in his suit dated November 20 against the State Security Service (SSS) said ... Read More »

Missing child: Sotitobire pastor cries,as judge remands him in prison

Missing child: Sotitobire pastor cries,as judge remands him in prison

The General Overseer of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Akure, Ondo state, Prophet Babatunde Alfa wept as an Akure Chief Magistrate Court ordered him and six others to be remanded in the Olokuta Correctional Centre in Ondo state over alleged conspiracy to kidnap and aiding kidnapping. They were dragged to the Akure magistrate’s court sitting at Oke-Eda by the Department of Security ... Read More »

Court refuses Kalu’s bail request to meet herbalist

Court refuses Kalu’s bail request to meet herbalist

federal high court in Lagos has dismissed the bail application filed by Orji Uzor Kalu, former  governor of Abia state. Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison on December 5, 2019, for money laundering, had returned to court seeking bail on grounds of ill health. In his appeal which was filed on December 17, Kalu said he is battling “serious ... Read More »

Oshoala, Osimhen, Chukwueze Make Top 3 CAF Award

Oshoala, Osimhen, Chukwueze Make Top 3 CAF Award

Three Nigerian players – Oshoala, Osimhen and Chukwueze made the list of Top 3 CAF Award. Surprisingly, retired Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, did not. In a release, the soccer ruling body, CAF, named the top three contenders for all categories and shortlisted top three nominees for each award category. CAF said the decision was reached following votes from a ... Read More »

Fayemi, Masari, Gen. Abdulsalami, others to resolve Ganduje, Sanusi crisis

Fayemi, Masari, Gen. Abdulsalami, others to resolve Ganduje, Sanusi crisis

A group of elders has been constituted to wade into the crisis between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the Emir of Kano, Mohammad Sanusi ll. The chairman of the body is General Abdulsalami Abubakar, GCFR. The elders are to bring full reconciliation and effective resolution of the matter. A press release signed by Adamu Fika (Wazirin Fika) said two-State Governors are ... Read More »