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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 »

Ekiti varsity sacks over 900 workers

Ekiti varsity sacks over 900 workers

No fewer than 900 members of staff of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti were dismissed by the institution’s management for various offences that allegedly contravene its condition of service. The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Eddy Olanipekun who made this known while addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, said the decision was taken by the institution’s Governing Council ... Read More »

Stoppage of some ex governors pension: Malami determined to comply with court order, says public interest paramount

Stoppage of some ex governors pension: Malami determined to comply with court order, says public interest paramount

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has said the Federal Government will be guided by public interest in complying with the court order regarding payment of pension for ex-governors who later occupied positions at the federal level. This was contained in a statement by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, the Special Assistant on Media and Public ... Read More »

APC Ogun mourns Titi Ajanaku’s passage

APC Ogun mourns Titi Ajanaku’s passage

PRESS STATEMENT The Ogun State Chapter of  All Progressives Congress (APC), mourns the painful exit of one of the illustrious daughters of Ogun, a foremost grassroots politician, women and community leader,Chief Titilayo Ajanaku, who hearkened to the glorious home-call yesterday, Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Mama Ajanaku, reputed as the first female local government council chairman, former Special Adviser on Women ... Read More »

No evil deed shall go unpunished,” Judge says as he slammed 12 years jail term on Kalu

No evil deed shall go unpunished,” Judge says as he slammed 12 years jail term on Kalu

For former Gov. Orji Kalu, it was a dramatic turn of events at the premises of Federal High Court, Lagos on Thursday. Like a senator that he is, the former governor of Abia State had walked in majestically into the court premises accompanied by a couple of aides for judgment in a case of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering ... Read More »

Court orders DSS to transfer El-Zakzaky, wife to Kaduna Correctional Centre

Court orders DSS to transfer El-Zakzaky, wife to Kaduna Correctional Centre

A High Court on Thursday ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to transfer the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zinat, to the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Kaduna, to allow his lawyers easy access to him. Justice Gideon Kurada, the trial Judge’s order was sequel to the application by Haruna Magashi, counsel ... Read More »

APC CHIEFTAIN COMMENDS ZULUM FOR ALLOCATING LION SHARE TO EDUCATION SECTOR

APC CHIEFTAIN COMMENDS ZULUM FOR ALLOCATING LION SHARE TO EDUCATION SECTOR

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Former Secretary of the Defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Borno state, Hon. Yusuf Adamu has commended governor of the state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for allocating lion share of N23 billion to Education sector out of the total sum of N134.5 Billion for the year 2020.This is even as he advised the State Government ... Read More »

BREAKING: Senate passes N10.594tr 2020 budget

BREAKING: Senate passes N10.594tr 2020 budget

The Senate on Thursday passed the 2020 Budget of N10.594 trillion, as against N10.33trillion presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senators effected an increase of N264billion on the Budget. The passage, followed the consideration and adoption of the budget report of Senate Committee on Appropriation chaired by Senator Jibrin Barau. Senator Barau while presenting his report ... Read More »

Don’t handcuff me in public, Orji Kalu begs prison warders

Don’t handcuff me in public, Orji Kalu begs prison warders

With tears dropping down his cheeks,former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, has suggested that he has a role to play in the national politics of 2023.   *Orji Uzor Kalu going inside the prison today Kalu, who is the Senate’s Chief Whip smiled at reporters and said, ‘2023, here we ... Read More »