Wednesday , 29 January 2020
Latest News
Home » News (page 30)

News

Double Registration: Court Decides Yahaya  Bello’s Fate Jan. 20

Double Registration: Court Decides Yahaya Bello’s Fate Jan. 20

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, will on January 20, 2020, decide the culpability or otherwise of Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, in an alleged double registration suit. Justice Ekwo fixed the date to deliver his judgment in the suit filed by a governorship candidate in the recent governorship election in Kogi State shortly after parties ... Read More »

Buhari urges banks to invest in Agriculture

Buhari urges banks to invest in Agriculture

  President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the banking sector to keep up its support for the agriculture sector to make the government’s food security programme a total success. President Buhari gave the charge on Friday while receiving the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) led by the chairman, Dr Uche Olowu, at the Presidential Villa ... Read More »

Malami to Represent Buhari at Anti-Corruption Award in Rwanda

Malami to Represent Buhari at Anti-Corruption Award in Rwanda

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN will be representing President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the fourth edition of the Sheikh Tamim International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award ceremony holding on Monday December 9th in Kigali, Rwanda. This is contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, the Special Assistant Media ... Read More »

Rotimi Amaechi attacked in Spain

Rotimi Amaechi attacked in Spain

Some Nigerians living in Spain on Friday attacked Nigeria’s transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi while on a national assignment.“Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain,” Amaechi tweeted on Friday. “They were quickly repelled by the Spanish police before they could do any harm.” The Nigerian ... Read More »

P&ID: FG Uncovers New Fraud Evidence, Files Fresh Suit

P&ID: FG Uncovers New Fraud Evidence, Files Fresh Suit

The Federal Republic of Nigeria today, Friday filed a new and substantive challengei the English Courts in the ongoing fight against the ‘vulture-fund-backed’ P&ID. This was contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, the Special Assistant Media and Public Relations office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and made available to newsmen in ... Read More »

Security Threats: FG Adopts Multi-pronged National Defence Strategy December

Security Threats: FG Adopts Multi-pronged National Defence Strategy December

In the new National Security Strategy (NSS) launched Wednesday, government is also seeking to strengthen border security which it said was critical to addressing the threat of terrorism and transnational organised crime. According to THISDAY, part of the document sighted showed that government would, in the next five years, train its sights on mobilising all instruments of national power in ... Read More »

Bomb rocks Ebonyi school,chops off student’s hand

Bomb rocks Ebonyi school,chops off student’s hand

AN object believed to be an improvised explosive device on Thursday exploded at Glory Land High School, Azugwu, in Ebonyi Local Governement Area of Ebonyi State. The device which exploded during break hour, according to sources within the school, chopped off the left hand of an SS 2 student simply identified as Chibuike while another undisclosed number of students sustained ... Read More »

Ganduje signs Bill for the creation of 4 new Emirates into law

Ganduje signs Bill for the creation of 4 new Emirates into law

  Kano state Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Thursday signed into Law the Bill for the creation of four additional new Emirates in the state. The state House of Assembly had earlier in the day passed the 2019 Emirate council Bill, transmitted to the House by the State Government. The speaker of the House Alhaji Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa announced the ... Read More »

Agbakoba Writes Buhari, Proposes Cooperative Federalism

Agbakoba Writes Buhari, Proposes Cooperative Federalism

A former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend restructuring drive and adopt cooperative federalism and economic transformation. In a letter sent to Buhari yesterday, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria said while he understood the importance of restructuring, political restructuring was dividing the country and impeding development. He ... Read More »

INEC sets January 25 for 28 rerun polls

INEC sets January 25 for 28 rerun polls

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed January 25, 2020, for the conduct of the 28 outstanding court-ordered rerun elections across in the country. The commission announced this yesterday in Abuja in a statement by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye. The statement said the election petition tribunals constituted to try cases that arose ... Read More »

London Court Strikes out Suit against Shell

London Court Strikes out Suit against Shell

A London court yesterday threw out a suit filed against Shell seeking to register a Nigerian judgment in the United Kingdom against the company. The claimants had been awarded N15.4 billion by a Nigerian high court in June 2010 in respect of pollution from a ruptured pipeline maintained by Shell in Tai Eleme LGA of Rivers State during the civil ... Read More »

President’s aides should defend Govt  Better – Aisha Buhari

President’s aides should defend Govt Better – Aisha Buhari

Mrs Aisha Buhari, has charged ministers and aides of the President to defend him and the Federal Government better, warning that public officers must not “keep mute” while fake news merchants attempt to “take over the government.” She enjoined ministers to speak up in favour of President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo when they are unfairly attacked. Aisha who ... Read More »

National Assembly Increases 2020 Budget by N264 billion

National Assembly Increases 2020 Budget by N264 billion

The National Assembly yesterday passed the 2020 budget 59 days after it was laid before them by President Muhammadu Buhari. But the NASS increased the budget by N264billion, thus bringing the fiscal package to N10.594trillion. A breakdown of the document indicates that Capital budget for the Ministries of Work and Housing, Health, Education, Water Resources and the National Assembly was ... Read More »

Makinde appoints Kano indigene as Special Assistant Community Relations

Makinde appoints Kano indigene as Special Assistant Community Relations

…names 14 community Liaison Officers, others Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has announced the appointment of Dr. Olufunmilayo Salami and a Kano indigene, Alhaji Ahmed Murtala as Special Adviser, Health and Special Assistant, Community Relations I, Arewa community respectively. The Governor also approved the appointment of Chief Jacob Adetoro as chairman, Federal Constituencies Liaison Officers, while naming 14 Constituency ... Read More »

CBN APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF CURRENCY OPERATIONS

CBN APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF CURRENCY OPERATIONS

Ahmed Bello Umar has been named new Director, Currency Operations Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, with effective from Thursday December 5, 2019. He succeeded Mrs. Priscilla Ekwueme Eleje, who retired after reaching the statutory retirement age. Isaac Okorafor, Director, Corporate Communications Department of CBN, said in a statement yesterday that Umar, until his redeployment, was the Director, ... Read More »

Abia residents hail Orji Kalu’s Conviction

Abia residents hail Orji Kalu’s Conviction

Some Abia State residents have lauded the 12-year jail term handed down to former Gov. Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos, News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports. Justice Mohammed Idris convicted Kalu on 39 counts of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Chief Ukpai ... Read More »

Shi’ites Decry El-Zakzaky’s transfer to Prison

Shi’ites Decry El-Zakzaky’s transfer to Prison

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has decried the transfer of its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife from the custody of DSS to the Kaduna Prison now renamed Kaduna Correctional Center. The detained cleric ‘s transfer was ordered by a Kaduna State High Court when the case came up for further hearing. In a statement issued today and ... Read More »

Sowore released by DSS, to appear in court Friday

Sowore released by DSS, to appear in court Friday

Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has regained freedom more than three months after he was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). He was released on Thursday evening after the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered his release for the third time. He was arrested and charged to court for planning a nationawide protest tagged #RevolutionNow. Sowore is ... Read More »

FCMB Rewards More Customers in Promo

FCMB Rewards More Customers in Promo

The season six of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) bumper reward scheme tagged, “FCMB Millionaire Promo,” has come to an end with the grand finale draw held recently. At the end of the promo, which ran from March to October this year, another set of 16 lucky customers of the bank emerged as millionaires by winning cash ranging from ... Read More »