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Dasuki, El-Zakzaki opted to remain in our custody-DSS

Dasuki, El-Zakzaki opted to remain in our custody-DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has declared that former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki and leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shittes, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, chose to be in its custody on their volition. The Service disclosed this in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Dr Peter Afunanya, on Friday evening. The statement ... Read More »

NECO dismisses 70 staff for certificate forgery

NECO dismisses 70 staff for certificate forgery

No fewer than 70 staff of the National Examinations Council (NECO) have been dismissed for certificate forgery. The approval for the dismissal of the affected staff was approved at NECO’s 17th extra-ordinary meeting of the Governing Board after vetting a report by a verification Committee set up by the management. The dismissal was contained in a statement signed by the ... Read More »

IS IT NOW COOL TO KILL? PROF WOLE SOYINKA WRITES LAWMAKERS

IS IT NOW COOL TO KILL? PROF WOLE SOYINKA WRITES LAWMAKERS

By Wole Soyinka My dear Honourables,   I hope you will excuse me for distracting you from your onerous duties, but I am a current sufferer – and I am not alone  – from a persistent nightmare. That affliction has been induced by your most recent approach to addressing an acknowledged problem that affects, not only Nigerians, butthe entire global ... Read More »

US Attorney General says Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE ‘cannot be trusted’

US Attorney General says Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE ‘cannot be trusted’

By Kate Fazzini US Attorney General, William Barr, has written to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai saying Chinese technology giants Huawei and ZTE “cannot be trusted,” CNBC reports. Barr was writing in support of the FCC’s draft Report and Order that would disallow the two companies – which make popular computers, smart phones, routers and internet equipment – from ... Read More »

Atiku’s allegations against Buhari’s victory unproven-Supreme court

Atiku’s allegations against Buhari’s victory unproven-Supreme court

The Supreme Court on Friday said all allegations raised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the Feb.23 presidential election were unproven. Abukakar, a former Vice President, who contested the election against claimed he won the election. Justice Inyang Okoro said this while giving reasons why the apex court on Oct.30 dismissed ... Read More »

PDP chairman formally resigns

PDP chairman formally resigns

Chief Damishi Sango, the embattled Plateau Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday formally stepped aside by handing over to his deputy, Mr Amos Gombe. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Sango’s resignation was announced by retired Lt.-Gen. Jeremiah Useni, the leader of the party in the state. Useni, also PDP governorship candidate in the 2019 general ... Read More »

Barcelona ‘kicking themselves’ for missing Martinelli following flying start

Barcelona ‘kicking themselves’ for missing Martinelli following flying start

  Barcelona are ruing the decision not to sign Brazilian youngster Gabriel Martinelli following his fast start to life at Arsenal. The £6million summer signing has already scored seven times in nine games in all competitions for Arsenal and has impressed so much that Unai Emery has promoted him to his first-team plans. Martinelli was in Barcelona’s sight before he joined Arsenal but ... Read More »

Lai Mohammed Mourns Ex Information Minister Akinyele

Lai Mohammed Mourns Ex Information Minister Akinyele

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed deep shock and sadness over the death of a former Minister of Information, Chief Alex Akinyele. In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, Alhaji Mohammed described the death of Chief Akinyele a monumental loss to his family, the people of Ondo State and Nigerians in general. The Minister ... Read More »

Court Orders Interim Forfeiture of Alleged Fraudster’s Property in Kaduna

Court Orders Interim Forfeiture of Alleged Fraudster’s Property in Kaduna

By: Owolola Adebola Justice P. Mallong of Federal High Court, Kaduna on Thursday November 14, 2019 ordered the temporary forfeiture of a three bedroom bungalow, belonging to one Yohanna Adamu to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Adamu is being prosecuted by the Commission on a one-count charge of obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N2.5million, (Two ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Three Alleged Internet Fraudsters

EFCC Arraigns Three Alleged Internet Fraudsters

By: Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today, Thursday, November 14, 2019 arraigned three alleged internet fraudsters; Obaro James Omemi, Ehizojie Slyvanus Omokhuale, Eghosa Atekha Osunde and a company, Seaonus Global Logistics Limited before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy to obtain money by ... Read More »

We can’t return to PDP, says ex-Bayelsa acting governor

We can’t return to PDP, says ex-Bayelsa acting governor

A former Bayelsa State acting Governor, Chief Nestor Binabo, has dismissed reports that he and other prominent members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the Saturday governorship poll in the state. Describing the insinuation as evil propaganda, Binabo said the likes of a former Chief of Staff, Dikievie Ikiogha and former ... Read More »

Court Nullifies Bayelsa PDP Primaries

Court Nullifies Bayelsa PDP Primaries

  A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has nullified the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Bayelsa State on grounds of illegality. One of the PDP gubernatorial contestants, Timi Alaibe, had approached the Federal High Court after the Bayelsa PDP primary in the state, claiming that the primaries were manipulated and held through a ... Read More »

: WAEC releases Nov/Dec examination results, withholds 9,457

: WAEC releases Nov/Dec examination results, withholds 9,457

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released results of candidates that sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination in Nigeria and withheld the results of 9,457 candidates. The Head of National Office, WAEC Nigeria, Mr Olu Adenipekun, announced the release of the results on Friday at a media conference in Lagos. According to him, a total ... Read More »

Kogi :Masked gunmen attack Governor Makinde’s hotel in Lokoja

Kogi :Masked gunmen attack Governor Makinde’s hotel in Lokoja

Some armed and masked security men who appeared in police uniforms have attacked Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State in Lokoja, Kogi State Capital. This was contained in a statement signed and released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa. The statement reads: “Information reaching us from Lokoja, the Kogi state capital confirmed that some armed and ... Read More »

Nigeria, Benin, Niger raise joint team on border reopening

Nigeria, Benin, Niger raise joint team on border reopening

A joint patrol team comprising Nigeria, Benin and Niger Republic will set up a date for the opening of the borders, the countries said on Thursday. The patrol team was set up by the tripartite committee of the three countries on border closure. Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, who read a communique at the end of a four-hour meeting, said ... Read More »

Buhari right not to have submitted certificates to INEC – Supreme Court

Buhari right not to have submitted certificates to INEC – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has held that President Muhammadu Buhari was right not to have submitted his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The court, while giving reason for dismissing the appeal by the PDP and Atiku Abubakar, held that Buhari was eminently qualified to contest the last presidential election. The court held that contrary to claim by ... Read More »

Ex-Information minister, Alex Akinyele dies at 81

Ex-Information minister, Alex Akinyele dies at 81

Nigeria’s former Minister of Information, Chief Alex Akinyele, is dead. He was 81 years.A statement by one of his sons, Constantine Akinfolarin Akinyele, confirmed that the Ondo chief passed away Thursday night after a brief illness. Akinyele, an a trained public relations specialist and an administrator after serving as the Minister of Information, later became chairman of the Nigerian Sports ... Read More »

IGP Redeploys Police Commissioners

IGP Redeploys Police Commissioners

By Demola Abimboye The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has redeployed some Commissioners of Police to states. Deputy Commissioner of Police Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, in a statement today listed the postings and redeployment as follows: Cross River State, CP Nkereuwem A. Akpan; Akwa Ibom State, CP Kenneth Ebrimson; Ogun State, CP ... Read More »

You can’t take Gov’s seat through back door – Oyo Group

You can’t take Gov’s seat through back door – Oyo Group

….. Ibadan Mogajis urge Governor Makinde to keep his focus By Demola Abimboye An Oyo State-based socio-political group, the Oyo Kajola Group (OKG), today chided Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9 election, and his party for seeking to snatch the governorship seat through the backdoor. Adebayo Ayandele, the group’s Media ... Read More »

Receiver /Manager Takes Over Borini Prono

Receiver /Manager Takes Over Borini Prono

By Demola Abimboye Mr Olamide Owolegbon appointed by United Bank for Africa Plc UBA Plc as Reciever/Mananger can now take over all fixed and floating assets of BORINI PRONO and Company wherever found and whatsoever jurisdiction of the court and in Nigeria, particularly but not limited to all the assets of the company within its registered office, 11 Burma Road ... Read More »