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Opinion-Pantami: An Unstoppable Game Changer

Opinion-Pantami: An Unstoppable Game Changer

By Uwa Suleiman Long before he was called to public service, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim  (Pantami)  had  prepared for the task ahead. His life- long foray into the highly complex, intellectual world of digital scholarship, long before we even embraced technology in these climes, is testimony that nature had behooved on him the role he is so excellently playing today. ... Read More »

Senate probes un-remitted N20tr stamp duty revenue

Senate probes un-remitted N20tr stamp duty revenue

The Senate on Tuesday directed its Committee on Finance to investigate the circumstances surrounding the issue of over N20trillion un-remitted stamp duties revenue due to the Federal Government from banks and other financial institutions. It said the investigative activities of the committee would start from 2013 to 2016 and “financial accountability of stamp duty collections from 2016 when the CBN ... Read More »

Gimba Ya’u Kumo bags ICPAN’S HONOURARY DOCTORATE DEGREE

Gimba Ya’u Kumo bags ICPAN’S HONOURARY DOCTORATE DEGREE

Hon. Gimba Ya’u Kumo has been decorated, honored and recognised by The Institute of Corporate and Public Administration of Ngeria(ICPAN) with the “Award of  Doctor of Public Administration”. He was honoured at the Public Administrators Merit Award,  and Dinner Night organized by ICPAN, held today at the National Merit House Maitama, Abuja. In a dignified representation by Hon. B.B Ali, ... Read More »

P&ID scam: Why we gave your account statement to EFCC, GTB staff tells Briton

P&ID scam: Why we gave your account statement to EFCC, GTB staff tells Briton

  Akinwande Adewale Akinseye, a Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) staff, on Tuesday, told James Nolan, the British national and a director in the Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) Nigeria Ltd., that his bank supplied the statements of accounts of the company to EFCC on demand. Akinseye made the remark before Justice Okon Abang during a cross-examination in the ongoing trial ... Read More »

Improve Business Environment to Drive Industrialisation, Elumelu Insists

Improve Business Environment to Drive Industrialisation, Elumelu Insists

The Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman, Heirs Holdings and United Bank for Africa Group (UBA), Mr. Tony Elumelu, yesterday advised African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Heads of State to improve the business environment in their countries to drive industrialisation and wealth creation in member states. He said this while presenting the keynote speech on the theme, “Industrialisation ... Read More »

UBA awards grants to national essay winners

UBA awards grants to national essay winners

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc on Monday awarded millions of Naira as education grants to winners of its annual national essay competition. A 14 year-old student of Louisville Girls High School, Ogun State, Miss Oluwatoroti Jolaosho emerged the overall winner of the 2019 edition of the UBA Foundation National Essay Competition, winning the grand prize of an educational grant ... Read More »

NAHCON: Aregbesola rejoices with Barrister Zikrullah Hassan on Nomination as chairman (Photos and news)

NAHCON: Aregbesola rejoices with Barrister Zikrullah Hassan on Nomination as chairman (Photos and news)

  R-L: Aregbesola, Hassan* Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola has rejoiced with Barrister (Ustaz) Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan on his recent nomination as the new Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Minister gave the felicitation when Barrister Hassan paid him a courtesy visit. He said the NAHCON Chairman designate’s  pedigree and ... Read More »

FG moves to secure $500M AFDB fund for technology innovation

FG moves to secure $500M AFDB fund for technology innovation

Trade and Industry Minister, Richard Adebayo has said the federal government is optimistic of securing a $500 million AFDB fund for technology innovation in the country. Adebayo who disclosed this at the 11th meeting of the National Council on Industry in Uyo said the FG would also work towards the realization of one agro-processing zone in each senatorial district to ... Read More »

Maersk MD battle for life as armed men kill wife in Lagos

Maersk MD battle for life as armed men kill wife in Lagos

Armed men suspected to be robbers on Sunday night killed the wife of Managing Director Maerskline Gildas Tohouo and critically injured the man at their Luggard Drive, Ikoyi residence. The couple resides at the Cul De Sac Compound, the same as former Head of State Ernest Shonekan which is off Oba Adeyinka Oyekan. It was gathered that the incident occurred ... Read More »

AMCON takes over oil firm over N29b debt, appoints manager

AMCON takes over oil firm over N29b debt, appoints manager

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on Monday took over Cedar Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Limited over N29 billion bad debt and appointed Receiver/Manager to oversee the firm. Hon. Justice C.J. Aneke of the Federal High Court Lagos Division granted an injunction against Cedar Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Limited on the application of AMCON over ... Read More »

FIRS: Fowler thanks Buhari, hands over to Abiodun Aina

FIRS: Fowler thanks Buhari, hands over to Abiodun Aina

Immediate past Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Tunde Fowler, on Monday thanked President MuhammaduB for the privilege he had to serve the nation and for what he was able to do with the support of all Staff. The Presidency on Monday anñounced at the expiration of Fowler’s asked him to handover to the most senior Director ... Read More »

Oloyede named LEADERSHIP  Person of The Year 2019, bags NASU Fellowship

Oloyede named LEADERSHIP Person of The Year 2019, bags NASU Fellowship

Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-Haq Oloyede has been named Person of the Year 2019 by the LEADERSHIP newspapers. The news was incidentally broken to Professor Oloyede by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu. The latest edition of JAMBulletin, made available on Monday to The State Online by Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB Spokesman, disclosed ... Read More »

Buhari Nominates Nami to Replace Fowler as FIRS Boss

Buhari Nominates Nami to Replace Fowler as FIRS Boss

“Mr Muhammad has served, and is still serving, on many companies’ Board and Statutory Board Audit Committees. He was appointed as a member, Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Stolen Assets in November, 2017 by President Buhari.” STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENT BUHARI NAMES NEW FIRS BOARD FOR SENATE CONFIRMATION President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of a new ... Read More »

Book Launch: EKEDC Powers Book On Electricity

Book Launch: EKEDC Powers Book On Electricity

  L-R: Chairman, Board of Directors, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Mr  Charles Momoh; author, Mrs Koforowola Olokun-Olawoyin; Mr Basit Olawoyin( Partner, Eximia Legal Consultants), Chairman of the occasion, former Governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke; book reviewer,  Engr. Reynolds Beks Dagogo-Jack FNSE, during the presentation of the book “The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, Post Privatization|Trend|Realities|Challenges” in Lagos Eko ... Read More »

Ganduje Bags Award As Best Governor In Human Rights Protection, Education, Infrastructural Dev, Others

Ganduje Bags Award As Best Governor In Human Rights Protection, Education, Infrastructural Dev, Others

National Human Rights Commission Awards Ganduje Best Governor In Human Rights Protection, Education, Infrastructural Dev, Others By Abba Anwar In a special 2019 Human Rights Summit Awards, of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state was specially recognized with an Award of Excellence in the area of human rights promotion and protection, good administration ... Read More »

Why we can’t release Adoke-INTERPOL

Why we can’t release Adoke-INTERPOL

THE International Police (INTERPOL) has rejected the request of former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Mohammed Bello Adoke for release from its custody in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). It said it could not grant the request because it deals with states and not individuals. Adoke’s lawyers wrote the INTERPOL, seeking his release based on what they called the ... Read More »

Finance Minister orders suspension of $300m Customs modernisation deal

Finance Minister orders suspension of $300m Customs modernisation deal

THE Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has directed the suspension of a $300m Customs modernisation deal. The directive comes on the heels of a resolution and letter addressed to the minister by the House of Representatives. In a letter titled “Suspension of proposed concession  arrangement  for the Customs modernisation  project”,  jointly signed by Chairman Finance, James Faleke; Chairman Public Petition, ... Read More »

NAHCON: Barrister Zikrullah Hassan is diligent, transparent and meticulous – MURIC

NAHCON: Barrister Zikrullah Hassan is diligent, transparent and meticulous – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has applauded the recent nomination of Barrister (Ustaz) Zikrullah Olukunle Hassan by President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria ( NAHCON). MURIC made the commendation via a press statement issued on Saturday, 7th December, 2019 by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. According to MURIC, “Dhikrullah Hassan is the ... Read More »

EFCC secures forfeiture of N1.5bn hospital linked to Rochas Okorocha’s aide

EFCC secures forfeiture of N1.5bn hospital linked to Rochas Okorocha’s aide

A day after former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, was convicted and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for a N7.65bn fraud by a Federal High Court in Lagos, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC secured another victory in its campaign against grand corruption in public service  as Justice T.G Ringin of a Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, today December 6, ... Read More »

Buhari urges banks to invest in Agriculture

Buhari urges banks to invest in Agriculture

  President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the banking sector to keep up its support for the agriculture sector to make the government’s food security programme a total success. President Buhari gave the charge on Friday while receiving the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) led by the chairman, Dr Uche Olowu, at the Presidential Villa ... Read More »