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Some governors and a minister behind my sack – Oshiomhole

Some governors and a minister behind my sack – Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says a serving minister and some governors are responsible for his ordeal in the party. Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock on Thursday, Oshiomhole described himself as a child of light who will always defeat darkness. He did not name the minister and ... Read More »

Contract Scam: EFCC Arraigns ‘Mama Boko Haram’ on New Corruption Charges

Contract Scam: EFCC Arraigns ‘Mama Boko Haram’ on New Corruption Charges

 By:Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal office, on Thursday, March 5, 2020 arraigned Aisha Alkali Wakil (aka Mama Boko Haram) alongside Tahiru Alhaji Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Shoyade on a fresh two-count charge involving an alleged N25million fraud. They were arraigned before Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court, Maidugur. Count two of ... Read More »

Damboa Attack: Zulum Hails Military for Decisive Blow on Boko Haram

Damboa Attack: Zulum Hails Military for Decisive Blow on Boko Haram

 … Scores of insurgents killed,19 vehicles seized by Army … ‘Taking the war to fleeing insurgents impressive’ BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has applauded the Nigerian military’s ground and air components for what he described as “decisive blow against Boko Haram” in the early hours of Wednesday, even when the insurgents ambushed from different directions ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari appoints Justice Mensem Acting President of Court of Appeal

Breaking: Buhari appoints Justice Mensem Acting President of Court of Appeal

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the appointment of Hon. Justice M.B. Dongban Mensem as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal for an initial period of three (3) months, with effect from March 6, 2020, when the incumbent President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, CFR, would statutorily retire from service. Justice Mensem, who is ... Read More »

Bashir Jamoh replaces Dakuku Peterside as DG of NIMASA

Bashir Jamoh replaces Dakuku Peterside as DG of NIMASA

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Bashir Jamoh as the director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA. Jamoh will replace Dakuku Peterside who was appointed in 2016 to head the maritime agency and whose tenure ends on March 10. The newly appointed DG is currently the executive director for admin and finance at NIMASA. Jamoh, ... Read More »

FCTA to partner with Office of Head of Service to improve civil servants’ welfare

FCTA to partner with Office of Head of Service to improve civil servants’ welfare

  FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello (Right) with the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folshade Yemi Esan (Left) during the courtesy visit The Minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has pledged to partner with the office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation to improve the welfare of civil ... Read More »

Land Administration: FCTA To Support States In GIS Upgrade

Land Administration: FCTA To Support States In GIS Upgrade

  FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa BELLO (6th left), the Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Adamawa State Alh. Ibrahim Mijinyawa Yayaji and other staff of the FCTA and Adamawa State after the visit* The Federal Capital Territory Administration has pledged its support for States in their efforts to upgrade their Geographic Information System (GIS) for efficient land administration. This pledge ... Read More »

Loan Defaulters’ Private Jets May Be Seized-Emefiele

Loan Defaulters’ Private Jets May Be Seized-Emefiele

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, saturday said private jets belonging to chronic loan defaulters would be seized. He also pledged that the central bank would continue to support credible entrepreneurs in the country, who would always repay their loans. Emefiele also commended the determination of Dangote Group of Companies to complete the construction of its refinery ... Read More »

Coronavirus patient attempts to escape Lagos isolation centre

Coronavirus patient attempts to escape Lagos isolation centre

Following the detection of the first case of novel Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, and the placing in quarantine of the patient, identified as a 44-year-old Italian, at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos (formerly, Infectious Diseases Hospital), a health worker at the hospital said on Friday that the patient was angry and had attempted to escape   The patient had complained ... Read More »

Coronavirus: 3 Chinese quarantined in Plateau

Coronavirus: 3 Chinese quarantined in Plateau

Three Chinese citizens have been quarantined in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State. The State commissioner of Health, Dr. Nimkong Ndam, confirmed this to Thestateonline.The commissioner said the Chinese were suspected having arrived the state on Friday from Ethiopia. He said they were in the state for mining activities.He said the suspects have been isolated at a centre for ... Read More »

Buhari approves suspension of Amnesty Programme Coordinator

Buhari approves suspension of Amnesty Programme Coordinator

PRESIDENT BUHARI APPROVES SUSPENSION OF THE COORDINATOR OF AMNESTY PROGRAMME By Femi Adesina Following numerous allegations and petitions surrounding the Presidential Amnesty Programme, the National Security Adviser (NSA) set up a Caretaker Committee to look into the activities of the programme, on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari. Part of the Committee’s task is to ensure that allocated resources are ... Read More »

JAIZ Bank Management visits NCC, applauds agency for effective regulations

JAIZ Bank Management visits NCC, applauds agency for effective regulations

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been applauded for its efforts in ensuring effective regulations aimed at protecting the rights and interests of consumers of telecom services as well on its efforts in promoting the provision of improved services at fair and affordable prices to Nigerians. *L-R: Tunji Jimoh, Assistant Director Admistration Department NCC; Anthony Bassey, Senior Manager, Administration NCC; ... Read More »

Buhari confirms Yemi-Esan as Head of Service, retires Oyo-Ita

Buhari confirms Yemi-Esan as Head of Service, retires Oyo-Ita

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan as Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and also approved the retirement of Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita. Mr Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made this known in a statement issued on Friday. The statement reads in part: “His Excellency, ... Read More »

Dangote Commences Pre-testing of $2bn Fertilizer Plant ahead of Inauguration

Dangote Commences Pre-testing of $2bn Fertilizer Plant ahead of Inauguration

Dangote Fertilizer Limited has begun countdown to the inauguration of its $2 billion Granulated Urea Fertilizer complex, with several critical sections of the plant going through various stages of pre-commissioning and test-run. With a capacity of three million tonnes per annum, the plant complex located in the Dangote Free Zone, has been classified as the biggest project in the entire ... Read More »

Why Ore flyover is important, by Buhari

Why Ore flyover is important, by Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Ore Flyover Interchange is important because it will boost economic activities in Ondo State, ease traffic congestion and reduce accidents. The President spoke yesterday at Ore in Odigbo Local Government while inaugurating projects to mark the third year anniversary of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration. The projects are Ondo Linyl Industrial Hub and Ore Flyover ... Read More »

NAHCON Chairman visits NIA boss

NAHCON Chairman visits NIA boss

The Chairman/CEO National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan recently paid a courtesy call on the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar at NIA Headquarters Abuja. R-L: Alhaji Hassan, Amb Abubakar* The NAHCON Chairman paid the visit just before his departure to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for inspection of 2020 ... Read More »

Amotekun:Oyo, Ondo, three others hold public hearings today

Amotekun:Oyo, Ondo, three others hold public hearings today

  In preparations for the passage of the Amotekun bill Lagos, Oyo, Ondo, Ogun and Osun state Houses of Assembly will hold public hearings on the draft bill this week. Ekiti State is ahead of these five states as the state legislature had since passed the bill into law and is awaiting the assent of Governor Kayode Fayemi. Investigation revealed ... Read More »

Trade minister inaugurates mechatronics workshop in Kano

Trade minister inaugurates mechatronics workshop in Kano

Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Maryam Yalwaji Katagun has inaugurated Mechatronics Workshop and Administrative Block at ISTC, Dorayi in Kano metropolis. The intention of the project was to curtail poverty and the ministry is one of the drivers of the campaign. “The programme is one of the Buhari administration’s cardinal objectives,” the minister said. Katagun said: ... Read More »

FG, Katsina to Establish Garment/Textile Factory in Funtua

FG, Katsina to Establish Garment/Textile Factory in Funtua

The Federal and Katsina State Governments on Saturday concluded arrangements for the establishment of Garment /Textile factory in Funtua, Katsina State under the Manufactured in Nigeria, for Export, MINE, Policy promoted by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment The Minister of State, for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Maryam Yalwaji Katagun, who made the above declaration yesterday at ... Read More »

IMF wants CBN to end forex intervention,lauds Finance Act 2020

IMF wants CBN to end forex intervention,lauds Finance Act 2020

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday lauded the Federal Government on its economic reform policies, especially on the Finance Act and the Deep Offshore Basin Act. The commendation is contained in the IMF Article IV Consultation to Nigeria, released on Monday. According to the Fund, the Federal Government had recognized the vulnerabilities facing the economy and taken the steps ... Read More »