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Borno: Zulum swears Ibo, Yoruba men among 26 advisers 

Borno: Zulum swears Ibo, Yoruba men among 26 advisers 

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday swore-in chief Kesta Ogualili from Anambra state and Alhaji Yusuf Alao from Oyo and 24 others as his special advisers. Ogualili, a Nigerian of Ibo tribe hails from Dunukofia local government, while Alao a Nigerian from Yoruba tribe, is from Ogbomosho local government area. Zulum had on January 9, appointed both men ... Read More »

Reps Speaker swears in House Leader,calls for reforms

Reps Speaker swears in House Leader,calls for reforms

Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday sworn in Hassan Ado Doguwa and five other newly members of the House who won their rerun election during last Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).In his address,the Speaker called for general reforms in the polity.The full text below: ADDRESS BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ... Read More »

Buhari Marginalising South-west in Appointments, Gani Adams Alleges

Buhari Marginalising South-west in Appointments, Gani Adams Alleges

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, yesterday alleged that the South-west was being marginalised by the President Muhammadu Buhari, in terms of appointments into public offices. Speaking yesterday in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State during the 6th World Congress of the Oodua Progressives Union, Adams said: “Buhari’s government is tainted with nepotism. You have a situation whereby only ... Read More »

We’ll be harder on bandits, Buhari vows

We’ll be harder on bandits, Buhari vows

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said “harder times’’ await bandits whose disruptive activities have brought sorrow to Nigerians, kept many away from their means of livelihood, and heightened insecurity in parts of the country. The President, who received a delegation of Eminent and Respected Citizens of Niger State led by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello in State House, said the ... Read More »

Truth is our problem, Borno Governor says at Defence College lecture 

Truth is our problem, Borno Governor says at Defence College lecture 

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, was guest lecturer at the National Defence College, in Abuja, Tuesday, with the governor being frank in engaging his audience, participants of course 28, amongst them top military officers and civilian policy makers from Nigeria and other foreign countries. Zulum said, the unwillingness of persons in the corridors of power ... Read More »

Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable People in Nigeria, FG Tells US

Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable People in Nigeria, FG Tells US

The federal government has said the speculated plan by the US to add Nigeria to its existing list of visa travel ban countries is ill-conceived. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this yesterday in London during an interview session with Reuters News Agency. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the minister is in London to ... Read More »

Insecurity: Senate to pursue implementation of community policing

Insecurity: Senate to pursue implementation of community policing

Following the worsening security situation in the country, the Senate on Tuesday said it will pursue immediate implementation of community policing. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, stated this in his speech to welcome Senators from the Christmas and New Year recess. He reiterated that the security situation in the country required serious attention and due consideration by the Senate and indeed ... Read More »

FG trying Agba Jalingo for treason not me -Gov. Ayade

FG trying Agba Jalingo for treason not me -Gov. Ayade

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, yesterday denied being responsible for the trial of a journalist and activist, Mr. Agba Jalingo. According to him, Jalingo is being tried for treason by the federal government and not the state. Jalingo was arrested in Lagos on August 22, 2019 following an earlier report in his medium, Cross River Watch, on July ... Read More »

Military Reopens 185km Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu road 

Military Reopens 185km Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu road 

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri The 185km Maiduguri- Damboa- Biu road which has been closed down for the past one year following incessant attacks on vehicles by boko haram has been reopened on the orders of the Chief of Army Staff. Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai. To this end, people of Damboa, Chibok, Askira-Uba, Hawul, Biu, Gwoza, Kwaya Kusar, Shani and ... Read More »

Court reduces Maina’s bail conditions to N500m

Court reduces Maina’s bail conditions to N500m

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday varied the conditions attached to the bail granted former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina. Justice Okon Abang, before who Maina is being tried on charges of money laundering, granted him conditional bail on November 25, 2015. Among the bail conditions were that Maina endorses a bond of N1billion and produce ... Read More »

Lawan names Omo-Agege Chairman Constitution Review Committee

Lawan names Omo-Agege Chairman Constitution Review Committee

 The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan has announced that the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege will chair the Senate Committee on Constitution Review. L-R: Lawan, Omo-Agege* Lawan who said the committee would be inaugurated very soon, said the task has traditionally been saddled on the office of the Deputy President of the Senate and this ... Read More »

Adeduntan: Banking Sector Recapitalisation Will Support Economic Growth

Adeduntan: Banking Sector Recapitalisation Will Support Economic Growth

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, in this interview says the focus of the Central Bank of Nigeria in ensuring that the Nigerian banking industry sector remains strong will position the financial institutions to support the overall growth of the economy. The FirstBank boss also predicts that the economy will record stronger growth this year. ... Read More »

Borno PDP impressed with Zulum’s performance’

Borno PDP impressed with Zulum’s performance’

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Borno is “highly impressed” with Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s handling of security and general performance that is “unusual in less than one year”, Usman Badeiri, factional chairman of the party said in a statement he shared. He however said himself and the state, local and ward executives he leads have no plan to ... Read More »

Despite Supreme Court Judgment, Makinde, 12 Others Run LGs with Caretakers

Despite Supreme Court Judgment, Makinde, 12 Others Run LGs with Caretakers

Oyo State and 12 other states of the federation are still running local government administration without elected officials despite a judgment of the Supreme Court which about four years ago expressly forbade them from doing so. Investigation showed that the states are running the local government areas through caretaker committees, appointed by govern Among the defiant states are Borno and ... Read More »

Kwara Govt: Saraki Has No Legal Right to Disputed Ilorin Land

Kwara Govt: Saraki Has No Legal Right to Disputed Ilorin Land

The family of Second Republic Senate Leader, late Dr Olusola Saraki, has no legal right to the piece of land opposite his house in Ilorin, where he built his Ile Arugbo (old peoples home), so says a top official of the Kwara State government. The official, who preferred anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the issue, agreed ... Read More »

Rail Project: Amaechi Delighted By Improved Pace of Work

Rail Project: Amaechi Delighted By Improved Pace of Work

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, has revealed that there is a remarkable improvement achieved in Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway line as against when he last visited a week ago. To this end, informed that he is almost out of Lagos to focus on the next project starting from Ibadan-Kano. The minister disclosed this yesterday after an inspection tour with ... Read More »

Amotekun:APC Govs Prepare Framework to Tackle Insecurity, Agree on Community Policing-Lalong

Amotekun:APC Govs Prepare Framework to Tackle Insecurity, Agree on Community Policing-Lalong

The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) has said that it would prepare a framework as part of its plans to tackle insecurity in all the All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled States after agreeing on community policing. The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, disclosed this on Friday while briefing jornalists at the end of the 1st quarterly meeting of PGF Governance ... Read More »

Lassa fever: Zulum propels Borno’s emergency response team 

Lassa fever: Zulum propels Borno’s emergency response team 

… Wants tight measures around IDPs … No cause for alarm, team assures Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has stimulated a standing emergency response with a call on the health professionals to ensure the full containment of lassa fever so it does not spread beyond one case so far established. Zulum also directed that special attention be accorded to ... Read More »

PENCOM orders employers to submit Insurance Certificates of employees and benefits

PENCOM orders employers to submit Insurance Certificates of employees and benefits

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has ordered all employers of labour covered by the Pension Reform Act 2014, to submit copies of the insurance certificates with the schedule of benefits of their employees to the commission. Section 4 sub-section 5 of the Pension Reform Act stipulates that all employers of labour should set up group life insurance policy for their ... Read More »

FG to Borrow N2tn from N10tn Pension Fund

FG to Borrow N2tn from N10tn Pension Fund

The National Economic Council (NEC) thursday in Abuja announced the resolve of the federal government to borrow N2 trillion from the current N10 trillion pension funds to finance the development of infrastructure. It also pronounced a national emergency on the power sector, noting that the federal government had pumped N1.7 trillion into the sector in the last three years with ... Read More »