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Photo news: Gov Oyetola, Oloyede, others attend turbanning of Liad Tella as Asiwaju Musulumi of Iwoland

Photo news: Gov Oyetola, Oloyede, others attend turbanning of Liad Tella as Asiwaju Musulumi of Iwoland

  Gov Oyetola (L) in warm embrace with Alhaji Tella* Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State was among prominent dignitaries that on Saturday graced the turbanning of Alhaji Liad Tella, a veteran journalist, as the Asiwaju Musulumi (Leader of the Muslim Faithful) of Iwoland. Also present at the ceremony held at the ancient town were the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba ... Read More »

Journalist Dele Agekameh dies at 60

Journalist Dele Agekameh dies at 60

Dele Agekameh, journalist and writer, is dead. He was 60. Agekameh passed on Friday night in Lagos after battling renal disorder for seven years. His first son, Fabian, a lawyer, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES Saturday morning, saying his father was another victim of Nigeria’s poor health system that has killed many. “He first discovered his kidney problem sometime ... Read More »

Army capture 10 senior Boko Haram commanders in Borno onslaught

Army capture 10 senior Boko Haram commanders in Borno onslaught

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI As Nigerian Army continues to heighten the tempo of her operational activities against bandits, insurgents and other criminal elements nationwide, the gallant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have stepped up artillery bombardment of identified Boko Haram criminals’ enclaves and hideouts which led to the capture of 10 suspected Boko Haram Commanders in Borno This was disclosed ... Read More »

Hundreds throng Aso Rock mosque for Juma’at with Buhari

Hundreds throng Aso Rock mosque for Juma’at with Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari and hundreds of Muslims on Friday observed the weekly two raka’at prayer at the Aso Rock Mosque, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that presidential aides, some cabinet ministers and former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, were among the personalities at the mosque. NAN also observed that today’s Friday prayer witnessed seemingly unprecedented number of ... Read More »

Maina’s N1b assets seized

Maina’s N1b assets seized

– EFCC seeks court’s forfeiture order  Items recovered 32 SIM cards (UAE&Nigeria) •19 handsets •One i-Pad •Two laptops •13 flash drives •U.S. ID card •UAE naturalisation certificate •Nigerian passport •Bank documents •Charms THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed an application at the court for the forfeiture of 29 additional assets, worth N1.054 billion, traced to Abdulrasheed Maina. ... Read More »

No compromise on national unity,  Buhari tells royal fathers

No compromise on national unity, Buhari tells royal fathers

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja declared that he is fully committed to the unity of Nigeria, and will devote all his time and energy to promoting it for the benefit of Nigerians. Speaking during a visit to the State House by a delegation of Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers led by the Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, the ... Read More »

Katsina State gov’t explains reason for salary delay of S-power beneficiaries

Katsina State gov’t explains reason for salary delay of S-power beneficiaries

The Katsina State Government has given explanation for the delay in payment of salaries to the 300 S-power beneficiaries of the graduates category. According to the Secretary of the S-power Committee, Ibrahim Nagari, the delay was due to the committee’s scrutinisation of the beneficiaries’ bank details. Alhaji Ibrahim pointed out that 250 out of the 300 persons engaged in May this ... Read More »

AASDU president, Osakwe, commends Awba-Ofemili on N100m Civic Centre Fund project

AASDU president, Osakwe, commends Awba-Ofemili on N100m Civic Centre Fund project

  *L-R: Member of delegation of the Association of Anambra State Development Unions (AASDU Lagos) Chief Mezie Okwuosa; Chairman, Awba-Ofemili Development Union (ADU) Lagos, Mr. Remmy Nweke; another AASDU delegate, Forwarder Stanley Ezenga; Secretary-General AASDU and leader of the delegation, Barr. Ubaka Nwonwu, who represented President-General, AASDU, Chief Barr Vincent Osakwe and 2nd ADU Lagos representative to AASDU, Chief Benard Chidebe ... Read More »

BBC Report: Omo-Agege explains why he reintroduced anti-sexual harassment bill

BBC Report: Omo-Agege explains why he reintroduced anti-sexual harassment bill

Concerned parents and youth should help energize support for proposals towards enacting an effective law against sexual harassment in workplaces and educational institutions, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said. A statement issued by his Media Office on Wednesday explained why he decided to reintroduce the Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Institution Prohibition Bill, which he first proposed ... Read More »

No national security without food security- Amb Tunde Oladunjoye

No national security without food security- Amb Tunde Oladunjoye

“Today, our nation is bedeviled by a hydra-headed monster of insecurity as manifested and manifesting in Boko Haram insurgency, Fulani-herdsmen conflict, Niger Delta militancy, kidnapping, armed robbery and counting.” BRIEF REMARKS BY AMBASSADOR TUNDE OLADUNJOYE AT THE CONFERENCE ON “THE ISSUE OF PEACE AND SECURITY IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA” ORGANISED BY COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (COSMAS), TAI SOLARIN UNIVERSITY ... Read More »

Facebook expands third-party fact-checking program beyond Nigeria, four others, to 10 countries across sub-Saharan Africa

Facebook expands third-party fact-checking program beyond Nigeria, four others, to 10 countries across sub-Saharan Africa

  PRESS RELEASE Facebook Expands its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme to 10 Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa Feedback from the Facebook community is one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 8, 2019/ — Joining third-party fact-checking programmes in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal, Facebook (https://www.Facebook.com/) today announced the ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun condemns killing of three students by customs vehicle chasing smugglers

Gov Abiodun condemns killing of three students by customs vehicle chasing smugglers

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has promised to investigate Monday’s tragedy that saw the death of three students of Ojumo Community High School, Ihunbo in Ipokia Local Government Area of the State. The Governor also promised to bring the culprits to book while condemning the incident. In a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on ... Read More »

Security: Osun govt set to turn popular Olajoku’s park to security base

Security: Osun govt set to turn popular Olajoku’s park to security base

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has said that to effectively police the Osogbo-Gbongan-Ibadan road, the popular Olajoku’s park located at Gbongan junction will be rehabilitated and converted to a Joint Task Force base of the security agencies. Addressing the journalists shortly after the inspection of the facilities yesterday, the governor said the decision was taken after justifying the significance ... Read More »

Insecurity: Fayemi Advocates Multi-Level Security System

Insecurity: Fayemi Advocates Multi-Level Security System

  …calls for state and community police, inter-agency cooperation* The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has stressed the need for the country to adopt a multi-level approach in tackling security challenges, urging government to develop enduring national security policies. Dr Fayemi, who spoke on Friday at a Public lecture titled “Perspectives on Security Challenges in Nigeria from 1999 ... Read More »

Let’s look inward to solve our unique challenges, Buhari charges public and private sector leaders

Let’s look inward to solve our unique challenges, Buhari charges public and private sector leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja declared open the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES25) with a charge to public and private sector leaders to look inward to solve the unique challenges confronting the nation’s socio-economic development. President Buhari also pledged that his administration will continue to collaborate with the private sector in designing and implementing developmental projects that will keep ... Read More »

Ekiti To Benefit From World Bank Rural Access & Agric Marketing Project

Ekiti To Benefit From World Bank Rural Access & Agric Marketing Project

The World Bank has said Ekiti would soon join the list of states that will benefit from the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) in year 2020. Engr. Fahard Ahmed, the World Bank Team Leader, made this disclosure in Ado Ekiti on Saturday when the World Bank team and the National office of RAAMP paid a visit. He said ... Read More »

Sowore, Jalingo: SERAP writes NJC, seeks directives on citizens’ rights

Sowore, Jalingo: SERAP writes NJC, seeks directives on citizens’ rights

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council (NJC), urging him to use his offices and leadership of the NJC to “urgently develop measures and issue directives to all courts to respond to the disturbing trends by state governments and federal government to ... Read More »

Ekiti workers to receive N30,000 minimum wage this month- Fayemi

Ekiti workers to receive N30,000 minimum wage this month- Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has stated that his administration would commence payment of N30,000 minimum wage to Ekiti workers this month. He said the payment of the minimum wage was to motivate workers, especially teachers, to deliver the best to the state and reclaim the lost glory and pride of being the education nerve centre of the country. ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Borno Gov enters permanent arrangement with 30 Ka’aba devotees for daily ‘Tawaf’

Boko Haram: Borno Gov enters permanent arrangement with 30 Ka’aba devotees for daily ‘Tawaf’

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has entered an arrangement with 30 residents of Makkah who will on permanent basis, offer daily ‘Tawaf’ (circumambulation of the holy Ka’aba ) to offer prayers for the return and sustenance of peace in Borno State and the rest of Nigeria. The 30 persons, all of them with Nigerian origin ... Read More »

Extraordinary FEC Meeting Now Holds On Monday- Presidency

Extraordinary FEC Meeting Now Holds On Monday- Presidency

The extraordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting originally scheduled to hold on Saturday has been shifted to Monday, October 7, 2019, by 12 noon. Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) who announced this in a press statement said “The meeting is to put finishing touches to the year 2020 budget, which would still be presented to ... Read More »