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China Poses Largest Long-Term Threat to U.S., DOD Policy Chief Says

China Poses Largest Long-Term Threat to U.S., DOD Policy Chief Says

SEPT. 23, 2019 | BY TERRI MOON CRONK It is not an exaggeration to say China is the greatest long-term threat to the U.S. way of life, but China also poses the greatest challenge to the Defense Department, DOD’s policy chief said. John C. Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, made the assertion during a panel discussion today at the Center for ... Read More »

Photo news: Mohammed, Malami, Emefiele, IGP Adamu, Magu in London on P&ID issue

  Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed being interviewed by Reuters TV in London Monday. The Minister is in London as part of FG’s delegation currently visiting the UK to engage with the international media and other stakeholders over the P&ID issue. Read More »

Growth in Fintech Drives Growth in Cyber attacks

Growth in Fintech Drives Growth in Cyber attacks

Africa’s Fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years and the continent’s Fintech firms have grown to 491 from 301 in 2017, with $132.8 million raised in 2018   Africa’s Fintech sector is booming! According to reports (http://bit.ly/2kqyD6q), Africa’s Fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years and the continent’s Fintech firms have grown to 491 from 301 in ... Read More »

Abiodun signs Ogun Investment Promotion Agency, three other bills to law

Abiodun signs Ogun Investment Promotion Agency, three other bills to law

  Governor Dapo Abiodun has signed into law, a bill to have a one stop shop for investors wishing to establish their companies in Ogun State. The bill was presented to him for assent by the leadership of the State House of Assembly Friday. It is known as Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of Ogun State, 2019 Three other Bills ... Read More »

Lecture: Developing our cultural heritage for sustainable domestic & foreign tourism patronage, By Dare Babarinsa

Lecture: Developing our cultural heritage for sustainable domestic & foreign tourism patronage, By Dare Babarinsa

  *L-R: The Ooni of Ife and Chief Babarinsa* DEVELOPING OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE FOR SUSTAINABLE DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN TOURISM PATRONAGE By Dare Babarinsa Chairman, Gaskia Media Limited I am happy to be back home in Ile-Ife today. For me, Ife is not just the home of the Yoruba, it is especially my home. In 1969, I was admitted into the ... Read More »

Breaking- $9.6b P&ID case: Nigeria meeting with legal consortium next week in UK – Malami

Breaking- $9.6b P&ID case: Nigeria meeting with legal consortium next week in UK – Malami

    Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has said Nigeria is meeting with its legal consortium early next week in UK in preparation for the case with Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) Limited against Nigeria listed for 26th September. A recent judgment of a British court empowered the firm to seize about $9.6bn worth ... Read More »

Breaking: Court winds up P&ID, orders forfeiture of assets to FG

  The Federal High Court in Abuja has convicted and subsequently ordered the winding up of Process and Industrial Development Limited and its Nigerian affiliate, P&ID Nigeria Limited, for charges of fraud and tax evasion in respect of the contract leading to the recent controversial judgment of a British court empowering the firm to seize about $9.6bn worth of Nigerian ... Read More »

Dirty fight to be Nigeria’s army chief triggered theft of ‘billions’ by soldiers – General

Dirty fight to be Nigeria’s army chief triggered theft of ‘billions’ by soldiers – General

  Major-general Hakeem Otiki at the Court Martial* A military court-martial for the troubled Nigerian Army major-general, Hakeem Otiki, opened on a very personal note in Abuja on Tuesday, with the defence team labouring to cast the case as springing from a protracted resentment rather than merely another manifestation of endemic corruption in the military. The defence argued that a ... Read More »

Breaking: Onigbinde, ‘Buhari’s critic’ resigns as Adviser to Minister for Budget

Breaking: Onigbinde, ‘Buhari’s critic’ resigns as Adviser to Minister for Budget

  Co-founder of BudgIT, Seun Onigbinde, on Monday, announced his resignation as the Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, citing ‘furore’ that greeted his appointed. Onigbinde announced his resignation on Monday following stiff opposition by many pro- President Muhammadu Buhari groups and supporters who claimed he is a critic of the president and his ... Read More »

Now is the time to stamp out terrorism- Buhari charges ECOWAS leaders

Now is the time to stamp out terrorism- Buhari charges ECOWAS leaders

  President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, urged ECOWAS leaders not to allow terrorist groups destabilise the region. ”Our region has made commendable progress in the realization of its regional integration and we must not allow terrorist groups to destabilize our Community and undermine the aspirations of our people for a safe, secure and prosperous ... Read More »

Lumumba, Kenyan anti-Corruption Czar, el-Rufai, Ifueko, Fowler to speak at ICAN conference

Lumumba, Kenyan anti-Corruption Czar, el-Rufai, Ifueko, Fowler to speak at ICAN conference

  Professor Patrick Lumumba, Former Director of Kenya Anti-corruption Commission, and a resonant voice on the continent, will lead other national and global eggheads to speak at the 49th Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN which opens on Tuesday in Abuja. Lumumba who has been a leading voice on anti- corruption on the continent of ... Read More »

133 Nigerian refugees return to Adamawa after years in Cameroun, says UNHCR

133 Nigerian refugees return to Adamawa after years in Cameroun, says UNHCR

  BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI At least, 133 Nigerian refugees have arrived yesterday in Yola, Adamawa State, after leaving Minawao refugee camp in Cameroon earlier, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement. The first voluntary repatriation of refugees started on 22 August 2019, coordinated by the Government of Nigeria, the Government of Cameroon and UNHCR, the UN Refugee ... Read More »

Buhari Assigns Portfolio To Ministers

Buhari Assigns Portfolio To Ministers

1) Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah – Abia, Mines and Steel Development, State 2) Muhammed Musa Bello – Adamawa, FCT 3) Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio – Akwa Ibom, Niger Delta 4) Chris Ngige – Anambra, Labour & Employment 5) Sharon Ikeazor – Anambra, Environment, State 6) Adamu Adamu – Bauchi, Education 7) Amb Maryam Katagum – Bauchi, Industry, Trade and Investment, State ... Read More »

Breaking: Fowler replies query from Abba Kyari (See copy of his letter)

Breaking: Fowler replies query from Abba Kyari (See copy of his letter)

  *Mr Fowler* “FIRS has control of non-oil revenue collection figures while oil revenue collection figures are subject to more external forces”   Mr. Tunde Fowler, Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has responded to the query served on him by the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari. *Mallam Kyari* In his response dated ... Read More »

Features-Unilorin FM @ 10: A giant in the Savannah, By Kunle Akogun

Features-Unilorin FM @ 10: A giant in the Savannah, By Kunle Akogun

  Like the acorn sowed exactly 10 years ago on a fertile soil, the Unilorin 89.3 FM station is steadily blossoming into a virile oak tree, making waves in all areas of broadcasting while effectively serving as one of the public relations outfits of the Better by far citadel. Established on August 13, 2009 by the administration of Prof. Is’haq ... Read More »

Age barrier: JAMB advises candidates “strictly follow instructions in brochure” before registration

Age barrier: JAMB advises candidates “strictly follow instructions in brochure” before registration

  *Dr Fabian Benjamin* The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has advised candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to always read and strictly adhere to instructions contained in the examination brochure before registering for the examinations. The board’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria ... Read More »

GTBank releases 2019 half year audited results, declares Profit Before Tax of N115.8b

GTBank releases 2019 half year audited results, declares Profit Before Tax of N115.8b

  Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has released its audited financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2019 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges. The half year result shows positive growth across key financial metrics and reflects GTBank’s leading position as one of the best managed financial institutions in Africa. The Bank reported a Profit Before Tax of ... Read More »

Opinion-Muslim Activists Push Toxic Feminism: The War Against Motherhood, By Umm Khalid

Opinion-Muslim Activists Push Toxic Feminism: The War Against Motherhood, By Umm Khalid

  *A group of Muslim women at a workshop* Many Muslim young women living in the modern world are lost when it comes to the marriage versus career question. They wander along with no real guidance, following in the footsteps of their non-Muslim counterparts and falling face-first into the same disastrous outcomes. Some of us parrot gimmicky feminist one-liners and ... Read More »

Ogun: Appeal Court dismisses Labour Party’s suit against Abiodun

Ogun: Appeal Court dismisses Labour Party’s suit against Abiodun

  The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Friday dismissed the appeal by the Labour Party against the election of Prince Dapo Abiodun as Governor of Ogun State. The Court described the Labour Party’s repeated challenge of the Ogun State Governor as lacking merit and outrightly frivolous. It upheld the submission of Abiodun and All Progressives Congress (APC) counsel, ... Read More »

Fayemi Inaugurates New Council Of Traditional Rulers, Cautions Against Unnecessary Rivalry

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Thursday inaugurated the newly constituted State Council of Traditional Rulers under the chairmanship of Alawe of Ilawe, HRM Oba Adebanji Alabi, with a call on the obas to support the present administration’s efforts at bringing development to every part of the State. The Governor also charged the traditional rulers and all Ekiti indigenes ... Read More »