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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 »

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 »

CCT convicts Onnoghen, bans him 10 years from holding public office

CCT convicts Onnoghen, bans him 10 years from holding public office

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers. Reading the lead judgment, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, ordered the immediate removal of Onnoghen from office as the CJN. Onnoghen had been on suspension since January 25, 2019 and had reportedly resigned on ... Read More »

N8.7tn pension fund: PenCom bars PFAs from investing in bonds issued by nine states

N8.7tn pension fund: PenCom bars PFAs from investing in bonds issued by nine states

The National Pension Commission, PenCom, has barred pension fund administrators from investing in the bonds of nine states that have yet to amend their state pension laws and join the Contributory Pension Scheme, The Punch special investigation reveals. This restriction might be extended to 15 other states that had joined the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, but were not showing full ... Read More »

Nationality: I trust the tribunal will treat APC’s claim with the contempt it deserves, says Atiku

Nationality: I trust the tribunal will treat APC’s claim with the contempt it deserves, says Atiku

Former Vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has fired back at the ruling All Progressives Congress led government, saying it is the nationality of those who made Nigeria extreme poverty capital that is in doubt, not his. Atiku had filed a petition at the Presidential Election Tribunal ... Read More »

Atiku is a Cameroonian, not qualified to be Nigerian president, APC tells tribunal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is a Cameroonian and as such not eligible to contest election to become Nigerian president. This was the party’s response to the election petition filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. APC is the third respondent to the petition. ... Read More »

Relationship :What Many a Woman Wants in Her Man, By Abdulwarees Solanke FCIPDM

Relationship :What Many a Woman Wants in Her Man, By Abdulwarees Solanke FCIPDM

About a fortnight ago, I was part of an impressive audience of Muslim professionals that gathered to listen to the Chief Missioner of the Ansarudeen Society Worldwide, Imam Abdulrahman Ahmad on the troubling phenomenon of crashing marriages and how to deal with the problem. The event was held at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Nurudeen Olowopopo Way ... Read More »

Facebook artificial intelligence (AI) researchers create the world’s most detailed population density maps of Africa

Facebook artificial intelligence (AI) researchers create the world’s most detailed population density maps of Africa

 New AI-powered, high-res maps to help humanitarian aid and relief agencies better assist people in need Press Release: JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 9, 2019/ — Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is working closely with key non-profit and research partners to use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and infrastructure challenges in sub Saharan Africa. These efforts range from rural ... Read More »

Corps members’ allowance will be increased soon- Kazaure

Corps members’ allowance will be increased soon- Kazaure

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, General Suleiman Kazaure Friday, March 29, assured that the federal government will soon increase the allowance paid corps members. Speaking in Abuja during the swearing-in ceremony of 3,022 Batch A corps members into the FCT orientation camp, he said all hope was not lost as the scheme was waiting for the ... Read More »