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Gov Masari presents Katsina 2020 budget to Assembly on Wednesday

Gov Masari presents Katsina 2020 budget to Assembly on Wednesday

Governor Aminu Bello Masari will on Wednesday present the 2020 budget proposal to Katsina state house of assembly. The state commissioner of finance, Alhaji Kasim Mutallab and the state commissioner for Budget and Economic Development, Alhaji Faruk Lawal Jobe announced this at a press conference held after the first executive council meeting presided over by Governor Aminu Bello Masari at ... Read More »

PDP demands justice for slain Woman Leader in Kogi; decries election rigging

PDP demands justice for slain Woman Leader in Kogi; decries election rigging

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded justice for its Kogi State Women Leader, Mrs Acheju Abuh who was burnt to death in her home yesterday by political thugs. In a statement issued today, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman for the party, said the death of Mrs Abuh and others that were killed by political thugs in the Kogi election will never ... Read More »

Breaking: Court sacks 21 Ibadan kings, sets aside Ajimobi’s gazette

Breaking: Court sacks 21 Ibadan kings, sets aside Ajimobi’s gazette

An Oyo State High Court has sacked the 21 chiefs who were elevated as crown-wearing kings in Ibadanland by former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on August 27, 2017. Justice A. Aderemi today also sets aside all gazettes to the effect. In her ruling, the judge said: • “That all the gazettes affecting the chieftaincy laws of Ibadan land ... Read More »

Edo Deputy Governor Betrayed Me – Oshiomhole

Edo Deputy Governor Betrayed Me – Oshiomhole

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC has accused the state’s Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu of betraying him, thus stoking the political crisis rocking Edo State. Addressing party faithful who thronged Iyamoh, his country home, Oshiomhole said his supporters not allow themselves to be used for the wrong reasons because of money. “The only thing I ... Read More »

Lai Mohammed Announces Measures To Strengthen NBC, Punish Hate Broadcasts

Lai Mohammed Announces Measures To Strengthen NBC, Punish Hate Broadcasts

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has announced plans to take the necessary measures for the amendment of the Act establishing the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to align the regulator with the current realities in the broadcasting industry. The Minister made the announcement in Abuja on Tuesday when the received the report of the NBC Reforms Implementation ... Read More »

North Central Development Commission Bill Passes First Reading in Senate

North Central Development Commission Bill Passes First Reading in Senate

By Haruna Salami A Bill for an Act to establish North Central Development Commission, NCDC passed through first reading in the Senate yesterday. The Bill was sponsored by Senator Musa, Mohammed Sani representing Niger east. This new bill brings to three the number of bills on establishment of development commissions before the Senate. Only last week, South west development commission ... Read More »

Buhari Seeks Speedy Passage Of Special Crimes Court Bill

Buhari Seeks Speedy Passage Of Special Crimes Court Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the National Assembly to ensure a speedy passage of the Special Crimes Court Bill. He made the call on Tuesday the national summit on ‘‘Diminishing Corruption in the Public Service’’ organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of ... Read More »

Sowore: Archbishop of Canterbury replies SERAP

Sowore: Archbishop of Canterbury replies SERAP

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Portal Welby has responded to an open letter by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) urging him to use his good offices and leadership and his “friendship with President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on him to obey court orders most recently involving activists Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare who remain in arbitrary detention ... Read More »

Court Jails Fake NYSC members

Court Jails Fake NYSC members

Fake National Youth Service Corps members arrested during the Batch B Orientation Exercise in Kubwa, Abuja have been prosecuted and jailed. Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, Director-General of NYSC, stated this in a release at the Kubwa Orientation Camp yesterday. He said that since then, the clampdown on fake graduates had brought sanity into the process. Last September, about 85 fake ... Read More »

Benue Perm Sec, Pregnant Wife, Children die in fire disaster

Tragedy struck in Benue State yesterday as the acting Permanent Secretary of the State’s Ministry of Science and Technology, Sekegh Akaa, his pregnant wife and two children died in a fire that engulfed their Kwararafa Quarter home in Makurdi, The Punch reports. The fire which began around 2.45am razed the entire house and extended to three other houses including that ... Read More »

NAF Holds Legal Officers’ Course To Enhance Service Delivery

NAF Holds Legal Officers’ Course To Enhance Service Delivery

  The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Directorate of Legal Services (DLS) today, 18 November 2019, commenced a 3-week Capacity Building Course geared towards keeping participants abreast of modern trends in legal practice with a view to repositioning the Directorate for effective legal service delivery. The Course, part of the human capacity building initiatives of the current NAF administration, is in ... Read More »

NYSC, catalyst of national development – Gowon

NYSC, catalyst of national development – Gowon

The former Head of State and founder of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme, Gen Yakubu Gowon has commended the management of the Scheme for the grooming of successive batches of youth Corps Members for national development.   He posited that the contributions of the NYSC Scheme as a catalyst of socio-economic development of the country cannot be over emphasized. ... Read More »

Lai Mohammed Urges NUJ To Lead  Campaign Against Fake News, Hate Speech

Lai Mohammed Urges NUJ To Lead Campaign Against Fake News, Hate Speech

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has challenged the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to lead the ongoing efforts to rid the social media of fake news and hate speech Receiving the national executive of the NUJ led by its President, Mr. Chris Isiguzo, during a courtesy visit to his office on Monday, the Minister said it ... Read More »

Anti Hate Speech Bill: My Life Under Threat – Sen Sabi

Anti Hate Speech Bill: My Life Under Threat – Sen Sabi

By Haruna Salami The controversy surrounding the  Anti Hate Speech Bill currently before the Sense has taken a new dimension with the sponsor, Senator Abdullahi Sabi’s life under threat. Senator Sabi revealed that he has received threat messages from Nigerians since he introduced the bill on the floor of the Senate. Abdullahi, a Deputy chief whip of the Senate, said ... Read More »

Those eyeing Oyo Gov’s seat should wait till 2023 – Makinde

Those eyeing Oyo Gov’s seat should wait till 2023 – Makinde

….promises to cooperate with the University of Ibadan to move the state forward Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has told his political opponents to wait till 2023 to face him at the polls. The Governor, who was speaking while flagging off the reconstruction of the 65-kilometre Moniya-Ijaye-Iseyin Road, said that the people of Oyo State rejected the main opposition ... Read More »

Again, Bill Gates Emerges World Richest Man

Again, Bill Gates Emerges World Richest Man

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and philanthropist, has again, reclaimed the position of the world’s richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates reportedly has a net-worth of $110 billion. He replaces Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, at the top spot after Microsoft’s shares went up nearly 48 percent this year. Microsoft’s success this year has been helped by winning a ... Read More »

Trump ‘Strongly Considers’ Testifying In His Impeachment Probe

Trump ‘Strongly Considers’ Testifying In His Impeachment Probe

President Donald Trump said today he is “strongly” considering accepting a challenge from opposition Democrats to testify in his own impeachment investigation, AFP reports. After the speaker of the lower house, Nancy Pelosi, upped the ante by suggesting that Trump come forward to tell the “truth,” the Republican president said he was keen. Pelosi suggested “that I testify about the ... Read More »

APC to hold emergency NEC on Friday

APC to hold emergency NEC on Friday

Barring any last-minute changes, the very contentious National Executive Council (NEC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should be convening on Friday, November 22, 2019. The last NEC of the party was convened fifteen months ago  in August 2018, contrary to the party’s law, which stipulated quarterly meeting of the body. Reliable sources within the APC National Secretariat confirmed ... Read More »

Arsenal steal match on Man’ City, contact father of Brazilian teenager Reinier Jesus’

Arsenal steal match on Man’ City, contact father of Brazilian teenager Reinier Jesus’

Arsenal have reportedly contacted the father of highly-rated Flamengo midfielder Reinier Jesus about a future move. Reinier made his first-team debut for Flamengo in July and signed a new contract earlier this month lasting until 2024, with a release clause set at £60million. Manchester City, Real Madrid, Juventus and PSG are also interested in the 17-year-old, but Arsenal lead the way after making contact with ... Read More »

Akpabio, Ekpenyong’s DGs in war of words over rerun poll

Akpabio, Ekpenyong’s DGs in war of words over rerun poll

Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio and his opponent Senator Chris Ekpenyong are in war of words over the rerun poll for Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom state. The Appeal Court sitting in the neighbouring Calabar, Cross River state, had ordered a rerun to determine the actual winner of Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial district. However, the ... Read More »