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Buhari greets Otunba Oyin Jolayemi at 80

Buhari greets Otunba Oyin Jolayemi at 80

PRESIDENT BUHARI GREETS OTUNBA OYIN JOLAYEMI AT 80 By Femi Adesina President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm felicitations to renowned industrialist, investor and philanthropist, Otunba Matthew Oyin Jolayemi, on his 80th birthday, congratulating him for investments that have transformed the economy of the country, and greatly impacted on the citizenry. President Buhari affirms that Otunba Jolayemi’s entrepreneurial spirit, which spurred investments ... Read More »

No more refund to states for repairing federal roads – FG

No more refund to states for repairing federal roads – FG

The federal government will no longer refund costs incurred by states on repair works carried out on federal roads. Lai Mohammed, minister of information disclosed this after the third virtual meeting of the federal executive council (FEC) today. Henceforth, reconstruction works done on federal roads would be supervised by the ministry of works and housing. Mohammed said: “There is a ... Read More »

Court Jails Four Fraudsters For Internet Crimes

Court Jails Four Fraudsters For Internet Crimes

  Justice Ibrahim Watilat of the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, jailed three internet fraudsters for criminal impersonation and possession of documents containing false pretence. Similarly, Justice Mohammed Abubarkar of the same Federal High Court, on Wednesday, convicted Adekunle Kassim Sobayo of involvement in internet fraud. He was sentenced to six months ... Read More »

Interpol Extends Specialized Platform To EFCC

Interpol Extends Specialized Platform To EFCC

  The International Police (Interpol) on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 extended its globalized information- 247 to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The information platform, codenamed 1P-247, was extended to the EFCC in a brief ceremony attended by the Acting Executive Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, key officers of Interpol and some management staff of the EFCC. The IP-24/7 is ... Read More »

MISS VERA UWAILA: IGP DIRECTS FORCE-CID TO TAKE OVER INVESTIGATIONS

MISS VERA UWAILA: IGP DIRECTS FORCE-CID TO TAKE OVER INVESTIGATIONS

– Orders Strengthening of the Gender-Based Unit of the Force The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the immediate transfer of the ongoing investigations into the inhuman sexual assault and death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa which occurred recently in Benin, Edo State from the Police State Headquarters, Benin to the Force headquarters, Abuja. The ... Read More »

SERAP drags Buhari, NASS to UN over cuts in health, UBE budgets, N27bn for renovation

SERAP drags Buhari, NASS to UN over cuts in health, UBE budgets, N27bn for renovation

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an urgent appeal to three UN special rapporteurs urging them to use their “mandates to urgently request the Nigerian government and the leadership of the National Assembly to immediately reverse the unlawful, disproportionate and discriminatory budget cuts to education and healthcare, and to stop the authorities from spending N27bn to renovate the National ... Read More »

With The USA Police You’re One Minute Away From Death – Former Manchester City Star, Nedum Onuoha Reveals

With The USA Police You’re One Minute Away From Death – Former Manchester City Star, Nedum Onuoha Reveals

Real Salt Lake defender Nedum Onuoha says he has a “fear and distrust” of police in the United States as protests against racial injustice sweep across the country following the death of George Floyd. Onuoha moved to Major League Soccer in 2018 after spells at Manchester City, Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers. “I am always very wary of how I ... Read More »

Ngala: For abandoning patients to iNGO, Borno Governor suspends entire hospital staff 

Ngala: For abandoning patients to iNGO, Borno Governor suspends entire hospital staff 

… orders rehabilitation of 3 schools … wants Logumani, Gajibo resettled Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has suspended all paid staff, amongst them resident medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and lab technicians at the General Hospital in Ngala town. The suspension came after Zulum’s unscheduled visit on Monday at 11am proved that the entire staff, had despite receiving government salaries, ... Read More »

Jigawa Government Spends N2b On Payment of Pension And Gratuities To Retirees – Pension Boss

Jigawa Government Spends N2b On Payment of Pension And Gratuities To Retirees – Pension Boss

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Jigawa state government through its State and Local Government Contributory Pension Scheme Board has stated with the payment of over N2b in settlement  of pension and gratuities to different cadre of the state’s retired civil servants across the state from January to date this year, government is not owing a single kobo pension dues to its ... Read More »

We have not endorsed Akeredolu for second term – APC

We have not endorsed Akeredolu for second term – APC

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied claims that it endorsed the second term ambition of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State. The party’s spokesperson, Lanre-Isa Onilu said this in a statement he issued this evening to debunk claims by the “Unity Mandate Agenda” alleging that Akeredolu has been “endorsed” for a second term ... Read More »

Zulum on 4th visit to remote Kala-Balge; 10,000 households get food items

Zulum on 4th visit to remote Kala-Balge; 10,000 households get food items

By:INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI … Zulum wants Wulgo community resettled … Borno Governor meets Soldiers in Rann, Wulgo Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has led the distribution of food and non food items to 10,000 households living in Rann, headquarters of the Kala-Balge, the remotest local government area of the state. The latest visit was the fourth by the governor ... Read More »

Lagos APC Pays Tribute To Senator Munir Adekunle Muse.

Lagos APC Pays Tribute To Senator Munir Adekunle Muse.

The Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the death of Senator Munir Adekunle Muse as a great loss to the state and the nation in general. In a press statement released Tuesday evening, Lagos APC Spokesman Honourable Seye Oladejo said the late politician was a people’s favorite,a leader and statesman. “Sen. Muse served meritoriously as the chairman of ... Read More »

Kaduna State has not reopened markets or places of worship – Govt.

Kaduna State has not reopened markets or places of worship – Govt.

Kaduna State has not reopened markets or places of worship By Muyiwa Adekeye 1. The Kaduna State Government has not reopened markets or places of worship. These public spaces were closed in March 2020 as the state stepped-up Covid-19 prevention efforts. As announced last week, relevant government agencies will engage business, community, and religious leaders to discuss and agree on ... Read More »

AfDB Presidency : I am solidly behind you for re-election, Buhari assures Adesina

AfDB Presidency : I am solidly behind you for re-election, Buhari assures Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will stand solidly behind Dr Akinwumi Adesina in his bid to get re-elected as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB). The President spoke at State House, Abuja, Tuesday, while hosting Dr Adesina on a courtesy visit. “In 2015, when you were to be elected for the first term, I wrote to all African leaders, ... Read More »

AfDB:  Akinwunmi Adesina confers with Buhari

AfDB:  Akinwunmi Adesina confers with Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received in audience, President of African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina in State House, Abuja. President Buhari with L-R: AFDB Special Adviser on Industrialization Prof. Oyebanji Oyeyinka, AFDB President Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, Chief of Staff Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed as he receives in audience ... Read More »

Borno Inaugurates Community Policing Advisory Committee Fight Insecurity

Borno Inaugurates Community Policing Advisory Committee Fight Insecurity

By INUSA NDAHI , Maiduguri The Borno State Governor, Prof. BabaGana Umara Zulum has reiterated the commitment and determination of the present administration to ensure peaceful and very secured society for its citizens.  The State Governor Stated this on Tuesday during the occasion of the Inauguration of Borno State Community Policing Advisory Committee (CPAC) which held at the multipurpose Hall ... Read More »

BOKO HARAM ON RAMPAGE, 13 KILLED, OTHERS INJURED IN SEPARATE ATTACKS ON BORNO COMMUNITIES

BOKO HARAM ON RAMPAGE, 13 KILLED, OTHERS INJURED IN SEPARATE ATTACKS ON BORNO COMMUNITIES

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI NO fewer than 13 people including a female suicide bomber were killed in separate Boko Haram attacks in communities of Kwabula, Kondori, Ali Gambori and Damboa villages of Askira-Uba, Konduga, Nganzai and Damboa Local Government Areas of Borno state. Reliable Sources have informed. In Kwabula of Askira-Uba Local Government Area, two civilians were killed when suspected ... Read More »

Lagos High Court Orders Orji Kalu’s Release

Lagos High Court Orders Orji Kalu’s Release

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Nigerian Correctional Services to immediately release a former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu. Kalu is in the Kuje Correctional Service centre following his conviction last December for looting N7.65billion belonging to Abia State. Justice Mohammad Liman granted the lawmaker’s application for release moved by his counsel Lateef ... Read More »