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Operation Amotekun: Lagos, Osun, Ekiti to recruit 1,320 militiamen

Operation Amotekun: Lagos, Osun, Ekiti to recruit 1,320 militiamen

Barely two days after take-off, Lagos, Osun and Ekiti State Governments have announced that they would recruit about 1,320 militiamen for the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Operation Amotekun. Ismail Omipidan, chief press secretary to Osun State Governor, said the state planned to recruit 700 locals that would work with the conventional security outfits in the state. He said all ... Read More »

Top Rated Gospel Artistes Celebrate Oyigiyigi Crooner

Top Rated Gospel Artistes Celebrate Oyigiyigi Crooner

By Tope Olukole “My life is a living testimony of God’s faithfulness. I’m an embodiment of God’s grace, God’s favor personified. What else can I do to appreciate God than to sing His praise to all mankind till my last breath.” These are some of the words coming from Pastor Bukola Olubona as friends in the gospel music circle, church ... Read More »

OSUN IS A LAND GREEN WITH OPPORTUNITIES – CHIEF WHIP

OSUN IS A LAND GREEN WITH OPPORTUNITIES – CHIEF WHIP

The Chief Whip of Osun State House of Assembly, Honourable Tunde Olatunji, has described the state as a land of opportunities. The lawmaker spoke at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Ede where he presented a paper on the “OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF THE BUSINESS LANDSCAPES IN EDE NORTH, EDE SOUTH, EGBEDORE AND EJIGBO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OF OSUN STATE.” at the BS-E4 ... Read More »

Lagos businessman to be arraigned over N2.9billion fraud

Lagos businessman to be arraigned over N2.9billion fraud

The on-going court vacation has stalled the arraignment of a Lagos businessman Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi alleged to have obtained the sum of N2.9billion by false pretences from a Petroleum company Eunisell Limited. Consequently, the case has been adjourned till 29 January, 2020 when the accused businessman will be arraigned. Ndubuisi Amadi and his company, Idid Nigeria Limited, were alleged to ... Read More »

Fighting insurgents: Zulum releases 70 surveillance vehicles to army, others 

Fighting insurgents: Zulum releases 70 surveillance vehicles to army, others 

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday released 70 new surveillance vehicles to support the Nigerian Army, police and volunteers in the civilian JTF and hunters involved in fighting Boko Haram. The vehicles were released at the launch of a Rapid Response Squad (RRS) which held at the Shehu’s palace in Maiduguri. Top officers of the ... Read More »

North West to copy Southwest’s operation Amotekun- Masari

North West to copy Southwest’s operation Amotekun- Masari

The Governors of the North Western States said they are ready to copy their south western states counterparts by launching a joint security operation to check mate the growing state of insecurity in the region including kidnapping and banditry activities Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State who is also the Chairman of the Governors of the region made the ... Read More »

Nasarawa Governor lauds NYSC on development

Nasarawa Governor lauds NYSC on development

The Nasarawa State Government has lauded the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC) for its contribution to the development of the State. Governor Abdullahi Sule made the commendation on Thursday when the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Lafia. The Governor noted that the Scheme had been adding value to the ... Read More »

Customs generates N1.34trillion, surpasses target by N403billion

Customs generates N1.34trillion, surpasses target by N403billion

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, generated a total of N1.34tn revenue for the government in the 2019 fiscal year, an increase of N403.72bn over the N937.28bn target which the Federal Government had set for the service in the 2019 fiscal period. Mr Joseph Attah, Public Relations Officer of NCS, disclosed the figure in a statement issued in Abuja. The revenue ... Read More »

No plan to withdraw charges against El-Zakzaky – Kaduna State Govt.

No plan to withdraw charges against El-Zakzaky – Kaduna State Govt.

The Kaduna State Government has denied any plan to withdraw the charges against Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN. This denial was contained in a statement issued by the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Aisha Dikko. The statement indicated that both El Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, “are facing eight counts, bordering on culpable ... Read More »

Ara @ 45: Reflections On Nigeria’s Creative Industry

Ara @ 45: Reflections On Nigeria’s Creative Industry

By Tope Olukole As Ara, an A-list Nigerian artiste and Africa’s first female talking-drummer to thrive on world stage marks her 45th birthday, we use the special occasion to survey the state of Nigeria’s creative industry. Does such an industry actually exist in Nigeria? Ara represents millions of Nigerian females who are endowed with outstanding creative talents and who work ... Read More »

Rice smugglers have invited bandits from Niger Republic to ‘clear the borders’ –Gov Masari

Rice smugglers have invited bandits from Niger Republic to ‘clear the borders’ –Gov Masari

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina has put the blame on the new wave of insecurity in the state at the door steps of rice smugglers. He said they have invited bandits from Zamfara State and Niger Republic to clear the closed borders so that they can continue with their nefarious activities. The governor in a series of tweets also ... Read More »

‘The Future Belongs To IT’, Says Buhari As He Meets ICT Professionals

‘The Future Belongs To IT’, Says Buhari As He Meets ICT Professionals

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to use technology for enhanced public service delivery. Receiving the leadership of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPCN) and Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) led by its president, Prof. Charles Uwadia, President Buhari said ‘‘technology in public service delivery is no longer a luxury, but a pressing necessity.’’ ... Read More »

As publishers pivot to paid, newsrooms focus more on sales

As publishers pivot to paid, newsrooms focus more on sales

By Max Willens, With publishers increasingly prioritizing subscriptions as a revenue stream, newsrooms are slowly evolving to nudge reporters into thinking more about sales. At The Dallas Morning News, managers changed the default display setting in their analytics provider Parsely so reporters could track returning visitors rather than page views. At Tribune Publishing, weekly meetings of editors with reporters now ... Read More »

Security Of Lives, Properties Of Our People Paramount To Us – South West Govs

Security Of Lives, Properties Of Our People Paramount To Us – South West Govs

…say Amotekun’s mandate not to rival federal security agencies Governors of the South-West geopolitical zone today launched the Western Nigeria Security architecture codenamed Operation Amotekun, insisting that the security of lives and properties of the people in the zone remained paramount to them. The Governors also clarified that the new outfit would in no way hinder the federal security agencies ... Read More »

Firms with less than N25m turnover will no longer pay company tax- FG

Firms with less than N25m turnover will no longer pay company tax- FG

  The Finance Bill 2019, when signed into law, will ensure that small businesses with turnover less than N25m will be exempted from Companies Income Tax. Currently, all companies are expected to pay the Federal Government 30 per cent of their profit as Companies Income Tax. However, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said once the ... Read More »

Amotekun is no regional police- Fayemi

Amotekun is no regional police- Fayemi

  The Western Nigeria Security Network operation Amotekun is a community policing response to a problem that our people would like to put an end to. But pending the time that the community policing strategy being put together by the Nigeria Police comes to fruition, it is clearly important that we give our people a confidence boosting strategy. Amotekun is ... Read More »

Dangote to move business to Big Apple,New York

Dangote to move business to Big Apple,New York

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, plans to take office space in Big Apple New York to help diversify his investments and avoid the risk of currency fluctuations on his home continent. According to a Bloomberg report, Dangote will use the base and an existing one in London to become more global after the completion of a $12 billion, 650,000 barrel-a-day ... Read More »

Four govs, Ooni arrive for Amotekun’s inauguration

Four govs, Ooni arrive for Amotekun’s inauguration

At exactly 11:59 am, four governors, led by the Chairman, Southwest Governors’ Forum, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu arrived at the venue of the inauguration of Amotekun. He was joined by the host Governor Seyi Makinde; Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi and Osun State Deputy Governor Gboyega Alabi. The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi arrived at the same time. The programme ... Read More »

Admission row: Prof.Oloyede orders ABU to offer girl medicine

Admission row: Prof.Oloyede orders ABU to offer girl medicine

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has ordered Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) to admit a female candidate from Niger State,Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo medicine instead of the Anatomy she was offered. But it is left to Shekwobyalo to either accept or reject.   Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede gave the directive in Bwari, Abuja at a review meeting with the ... Read More »

Court jails DG NCAC ,Runsewe, for contempt

Court jails DG NCAC ,Runsewe, for contempt

An FCT High Court, Maitama on Thursday sentenced, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Crafts (NCAC) for contempt of court order. Justice Jude Okeke in a ruling on the motion seeking for the order of the court to sentence Runsewe to prison for disobeying court order of Dec. 15, 2017, Okeke held that Runsewe, failed to establish ... Read More »