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Double Registration:INEC dismisses culpable officials,vows to prosecute Yahaya Bello after tenure

Double Registration:INEC dismisses culpable officials,vows to prosecute Yahaya Bello after tenure

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, said it has not abandoned the criminal case of double registration against the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Voters Education and Information Committee, Festus Okoye, said the Kogi governor is currently shielded by the immunity clause which protects him against any form of prosecution. He disclosed that ... Read More »

FG to Underwrite N544.8bn Electricity Tariffs’ Shortfall

FG to Underwrite N544.8bn Electricity Tariffs’ Shortfall

The federal government will bear a financial burden of N544.894 billion being the cumulative shortfall in electricity tariffs of the 11 electricity distribution companies in Nigeria, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said. The regulatory agency in the December 2019 minor review of Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) 2015 and minimum remittance order for 2020 posted on its website, ... Read More »

Woman arrested for pushing co-wife, baby into well

Woman arrested for pushing co-wife, baby into well

The Kano State Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old housewife, Hauwa Lawal, for allegedly pushing her co-wife Zuwaira Sani, 35 and her 18-month-old son into a well. The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the arrest in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Kano. Haruna said the police received a report on Friday ... Read More »

Kwara appoints judge Saraki sacked to recover 90 illegal properties from him

Kwara appoints judge Saraki sacked to recover 90 illegal properties from him

Fresh trouble is brewing for a former President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, as the Kwara State Government has set up a panel to retrieve no fewer than 90 properties from him and others. The State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, said the properties were owned by the state but converted to personal use by Saraki and others. AbdulRazaq said ... Read More »

Borno’s first flyover begins with Zulum’s flag-of

  Construction of the first flyover in Borno State began yesterday after a ceremonial launch by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum in Maiduguri to ease traffic at the normally congested customs roundabout. The roundabout around a major market, connects the three routes, including linking Maiduguri to Dikwa-Ngala economic road that leads to neighbouring countries-Cameroon and Chad. The length of the flyover ... Read More »

Gas explosion: Buhari mourns death of Atomic Energy Chairman, four others

Gas explosion: Buhari mourns death of Atomic Energy Chairman, four others

  President Buhari* President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness over the gas explosion which led to the death of the Chairman, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Professor Simon Mallam, his son and three others at Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna on Saturday. Prof Mallam* Reacting to the incident, President Buhari in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant ... Read More »

Red Alert: IGP places police on alert aftermath Iranian security chief’s killing

The Inspector General of Police has placed a nationwide alert as a result of the assassination of Iranian security chief by American drone last Friday. See full press release below: DEATH OF IRANIAN GENERAL: IGP PLACES POLICEMEN ON RED ALERT NATIONWIDE The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has placed Police Commands and Formations nationwide on red alert. This ... Read More »

No plan to sack workers – Ekiti State Government

No plan to sack workers – Ekiti State Government

Ekiti State Government has described as untrue, reports that it has concluded plans to sack some civil servants. “The misleading news reports, which quoted an anonymous source in the office of the Head of Service, is nothing but a tissue of lies and a figment of the imagination of the writers,” the state government said on Sunday in a statement ... Read More »

Falana: Malami’s Justification of Dasuki, Sowore’s Detention Factually, Legally Erroneous

Falana: Malami’s Justification of Dasuki, Sowore’s Detention Factually, Legally Erroneous

Human rights activist and senior lawyer, Femi Falana SAN has said that the federal government lacked the necessary legal grounds to detain former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki and the Publisher of Saharareporters, Omoyele Sowore, despite court orders. Both Dasuki and Sowore were on Christmas Eve released from custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) which had kept ... Read More »

FOI: SERAP requests Buhari, Osinbajo, Governors, Deputies, to disclose assets within seven days

FOI: SERAP requests Buhari, Osinbajo, Governors, Deputies, to disclose assets within seven days

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information requests to President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, 36 state governors and their deputies, urging them to use their good offices to: “provide information on summary of the assets, specifically property and income, contained in your asset declaration forms submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) since ... Read More »

I killed LASU student to experiment what I read in 7 books of Moses-Pastor confesses

I killed LASU student to experiment what I read in 7 books of Moses-Pastor confesses

THE police in Osun State on Saturday exhumed the corpse of Favour Daley – Oladele, the Lagos State University student, who was allegedly killed for money rituals at a church in Ikoyi-Ile in the state, last month. The pastor of the church, Segun Philips, a woman- Bola Adeeko, and her son, Owolabi, are being interrogated by the police in connection ... Read More »

I have no interest in Ijebuland kingship and not positioning my son-Subomi Balogu

I have no interest in Ijebuland kingship and not positioning my son-Subomi Balogu

Founder of FCMB Group Plc, Otunba Subomi Balogun at the weekend dispelled claims by some individuals that he was projecting one of his sons as a successor to the throne of Awujale of Ijebu-Ode. Balogun, an octogenarian and philanthropist, noted that it was callous and wicked for any person to speculate the successor of the Awujale of Ijebu-Ode, Oba Sikiru ... Read More »

“I Will Knockout Wilder Before 7th Round,” Anthony Joshua Boasts

“I Will Knockout Wilder Before 7th Round,” Anthony Joshua Boasts

Two-time heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has boasted that he will knockout WBC champion, Deontay Wilder, before the seventh round whenever they fight. The British-Nigerian boxer reclaimed his WBA, IBF and WBO belts after defeating Andy Ruiz in a rematch last month in Saudi Arabia and is now expected to fight the undefeated American in a grudge match this year. The ... Read More »

Trump threatens to attack 52 Iran sites if they target 35 USA’s

Trump threatens to attack 52 Iran sites if they target 35 USA’s

President Donald Trump has threatened to hit 52 critical targets in Iran in retaliation if Tehran strikes any American interests in the region, upping the stakes after Iran said it had identified 35 targets for potential strikes and raised the red ‘flags of revenge’ over a key mosque ‘ Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any ... Read More »

ASD boss accuses Shehu Sani of name dropping CJN to collect bribe money

ASD boss accuses Shehu Sani of name dropping CJN to collect bribe money

The alleged extortion case involving former Senator Shehu Sani became messier over the weekend as his accuser also said he name dropped the Chief Justice of Nigeria’s name to collect additional money to influence judges from him. The development came just as the Chairman/CEO of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda, debunked the claims of Shehu Sani, insisting that he is ... Read More »

Professor, Two Others Killed In Kaduna Gas Plant Explosion

Professor, Two Others Killed In Kaduna Gas Plant Explosion

  At least three people were killed and several others injured when an illegal gas plant caught fire and exploded on Saturday in Kaduna State. The incident occurred at the Sabon Tasha area of Chikun Local Government Area of the state, a few kilometres away from the Kaduna refinery. Among the casualties was a university professor who came to have ... Read More »

NIDCOM disclaims ‘ Door Of Return Nigeria- 2020’ program

NIDCOM disclaims ‘ Door Of Return Nigeria- 2020’ program

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has issued a disclaimer on a proposed program tagged ‘Door Of Return Nigeria- 2020’ The disclaimer titled BEWARE OF FAKE OF DOOR OF RETURN-NIGERIA 2020 PROGRAMME signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun,Head, Media and Public Relations ,NIDCOM, the agency reads: “The attention of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has been drawn to a purported *Door of ... Read More »

Death is inevitable, says Niger State Gov at prayer session for late wife of ADC

Death is inevitable, says Niger State Gov at prayer session for late wife of ADC

Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has described death as inevitable. He stated this at the third-day Special prayer session for the repose of the soul of Malama Fatima Mohammed, the wife of his aide-de-camp (ADC) ,Liman Tanko. The prayer session held was at the ADC’s residence at the Crystal FM area, Maitumbi, Minna. Gov Sani-Bello commiserated with the entire ... Read More »

NERC orders DisCos to increase tariff from Jan 1

NERC orders DisCos to increase tariff from Jan 1

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the 11 electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to increase their tariff effective from January 1, 2020. The NERC published the new tariffs for the different DisCos and categories of customers on its website via its order dated 31st December, 2019, which its chairman, Prof. James Momoh and Secretary Dafe Akpeneye issued in Abuja ... Read More »