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Magu Charges Corps Members To Be Change Agents

Magu Charges Corps Members To Be Change Agents

By Bola Owolola The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has called on members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to be change agents in a bid to rid the country of corruption. Magu, who was represented by the EFCC Port Harcourt Zonal Head, Abdulrasheed Bawa, stated this on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 ... Read More »

We will take proactive initiatives to end flooding—Gov Makinde

We will take proactive initiatives to end flooding—Gov Makinde

…Commends IUFMP initiative Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, today, expressed the readiness of his government to take proactive measures that would help put an end to flooding in the State. Governor Makinde, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, made the pledge at the closing ceremony of the workshop on Ibadan flood forecast, ... Read More »

Buhari Assigns Portfolio To Ministers

Buhari Assigns Portfolio To Ministers

1) Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah – Abia, Mines and Steel Development, State 2) Muhammed Musa Bello – Adamawa, FCT 3) Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio – Akwa Ibom, Niger Delta 4) Chris Ngige – Anambra, Labour & Employment 5) Sharon Ikeazor – Anambra, Environment, State 6) Adamu Adamu – Bauchi, Education 7) Amb Maryam Katagum – Bauchi, Industry, Trade and Investment, State ... Read More »

FG appoints Kashifu Abdullahi as new NITDA boss

FG appoints Kashifu Abdullahi as new NITDA boss

The Federal Government yesterday appointed Mr Kashifu Abdullahi as the new Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA. Mrs Hadiza Umar, head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations of NITDA confirmed the appointment to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. Umar quoted a statement signed by Mr Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on ... Read More »

No Cause For Alarm – Ambode

No Cause For Alarm – Ambode

The immediate past governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, has assured his supporters that there was no cause for alarm over the raid on his house by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today. In a statement by his media aide, Habib Aruna, the former governor said that the search on his Epe Country home and Parkview ... Read More »

Gunmen Kill Four In Nasarawa Deputy Governor’s Convoy

Gunmen Kill Four In Nasarawa Deputy Governor’s Convoy

Three policemen were reportedly killed by suspected gunmen when the convoy of the Nasarawa state deputy governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe ran into the assailants around Gako hill in Nasarawa Eggon local government, The Nation reports. The incident which also claimed the life of a civilian driver was said to have happened this evening at about 8pm as the deputy governor ... Read More »

EFCC operatives attempted to plant foreign currency in Ambode’s house- Lawyers

EFCC operatives attempted to plant foreign currency in Ambode’s house- Lawyers

  A group of lawyers have alleged that operatives who attempted to search the Epe country home of ex-governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday plotted to plant foreign currency there with a view to implicating him. The lawyers, Fatai A. Adebanjo, Busari M. Olanrewaju and  Samson K. Okuneye made the allegation on Tuesday in a jointly signed press ... Read More »

Breaking: EFCC raids Epe homes of Ambode, his Chief of Staff over alleged fraud

Breaking: EFCC raids Epe homes of Ambode, his Chief of Staff over alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday raided the Epe, Lagos residence of a former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode in connection with the ongoing probe of alleged N9.9billion fraud. Operatives of the agency also raided the Epe home of the former Chief of Staff to the ex-governor. The agency had earlier secured a court order ... Read More »

Thousands displaced at Borno IDP camps by flood

Thousands displaced at Borno IDP camps by flood

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Nganzai, Gwoza, Damboa, Monguno and other Local Government Areas taking refuge at Bakassi Camp situated in Maiduguri Metropolis have been displaced following a heavy down pour in last three days. Although, the former Governor, Kashim Shettima’s during his first tenure in office, precisely in 2011, constructed over 500 3bedroom ... Read More »

Federal Government Reports BBNaija To NBC Over “Live Sex”

Federal Government Reports BBNaija To NBC Over “Live Sex”

Popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, has not made a good impression on the Federal Government of the country and as such, a complaint has been lodged against the show with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The show was reported because of the ‘Live Sex’ that goes on during the show. The complaint led to arrangement for the launch ... Read More »

Ogun Job Portal Hits 25,000 Mark

Ogun Job Portal Hits 25,000 Mark

  *Gov Abiodun* Over 25,000 unemployed persons have registered with the Ogun State Government Job Portal opened last Thursday. Already, the State Government has started analysing the profiles and would very soon  in a couple of weeks start matching those on the database and linking them with prospective employers, according to a statement issued by Kunle Somorin, Chief Press Secretary ... Read More »

Magu Urges Students to be agents of change

Magu Urges Students to be agents of change

By Owolola Adebola The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has charged Nigerian students to uphold the right values of discipline, accountability, and shun every act of criminality. Magu stated this on Friday, August 16, 2019 when he received executive members of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, who paid a courtesy visit ... Read More »

IDP food: Gov Zulum goes spiritual, raises Qur’an against theft, multiple ration

IDP food: Gov Zulum goes spiritual, raises Qur’an against theft, multiple ration

  …Marks 2nd day in Monguno over 190,045 IDPs Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday went spiritual in Monguno where he has so far spent two days, coordinating, supervising and trying to sanitize the distribution of food items to one hundred and ninety thousand and fifty ‎internally displaced persons, majority of them from Marte, Kukawa, Mobbar, Guzamala and ... Read More »

IPOB: Kanu threatens more Igbo leaders with attack, offers reward for overseas itinery

IPOB: Kanu threatens more Igbo leaders with attack, offers reward for overseas itinery

  Former Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu assaulted by IPOB members in Germany* “…if you are working in any Government House in the South East and you know which city in the world the governor is going to be, inform us so that we will mobilize for him and you will be rewarded with N1 million.”-Nnamdi Kanu Leader of the banned Indigenous ... Read More »

Dabiri-Erewa condemns attack on Senator  Ekweremadu in Germany

Dabiri-Erewa condemns attack on Senator Ekweremadu in Germany

  The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has condemned Saturday’s attack on the former deputy senate president and current serving senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremadu at the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival held in Nuremberg, Germany. Senator Ekweremadu who was attending as a speaker/special guest of honor at the event ... Read More »

Ekweremadu recounts ordeal in the hands of IPOB members in Germany

Ekweremadu recounts ordeal in the hands of IPOB members in Germany

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has fingered some members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) as being responsible for the Saturday attack on him in Germany on Saturday. He gave the account of the event on his social media handle, @iamekweremdu. Narrating the incident, Ekweremadu said: “I attended the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention ... Read More »

UN invites Peace Corps for CONFAB in US

UN invites Peace Corps for CONFAB in US

By Haruna Salami The Peace Corps of Nigeria, PCN has been invited by the United Nations to attend its 68th annual Civil Society Conference in United States of America. The 3-day gathering of Civil Society Organisations is being organized by the Department of Global Communications (formerly DPI), in cooperation with the NGO/DPI executive committee and the participation of its associated ... Read More »

ICPC Freezes Ex-Gov Yari’s $669,248; N24.3m

ICPC Freezes Ex-Gov Yari’s $669,248; N24.3m

  A Federal High Court, Abuja, has granted permission to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to freeze various sums of money in bank accounts traced to the immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari. Justice Taiwo Taiwo, gave the permission Friday, when he ruled on an ex-parte motion filed by ICPC ordering that ... Read More »

How El-Zakzaky contacted team of lawyers, human rights and Shiite groups in India for asylum purpose- FG

How El-Zakzaky contacted team of lawyers, human rights and Shiite groups in India for asylum purpose- FG

  “…he initiated contacts with a team of lawyers led by Ali Zia Kabir Chaudary and Gunjan Singh in that country. He also contacted some Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), such as the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) and other Shiite groups. His aim was to seek asylum and eventually relocate to another country.” PRESS STATEMENT THE REPATRIATION OF IBRAHEEM EL-ZAKZAKY FROM ... Read More »

El-Zakzaky arrives Abuja, returned into custody by DSS

El-Zakzaky arrives Abuja, returned into custody by DSS

    . …As Shiite group vows to continue ‘struggle’ Radical Shiite leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. On arrival from India where his treatment was aborted, the leader of the Shiite group, known as Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) was said to have been whisked away by security agents, according to a ... Read More »