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Obaseki’s disqualification: APC will suffer dire consequences – Odigie-Oyegun

Obaseki’s disqualification: APC will suffer dire consequences – Odigie-Oyegun

Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has predicted “dire consequences” for the party’s disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki by the screening panel. This was contained in a statement issued Chief Ray Morphy, Media Adviser, to the partys former chairman, today in Abuja. It reads in part: “While not a surprise, that disqualification is a ... Read More »

I will not appeal my disqualification by APC – Gov Obaseki

I will not appeal my disqualification by APC – Gov Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said he would not appeal his disqualification from participating in the primary election for the nomination of aspirants from which a candidate would be elected to fly the flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state. Obaseki declared this in a statement issued today by Crusoe ... Read More »

NCC: Giving digital boost to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Next Level Agenda

NCC: Giving digital boost to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Next Level Agenda

By Dr. Henry NKEMADU On June 12, Nigeria will be celebrating “Democracy Day” and Twenty-one (21) years of uninterrupted democratic rule. And the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) riding on its mandate to connect Nigeria and create an information rich society, remains on the driver’s seat. Provision of the necessary digital impetus to the actualization of the economic diversification of Mr. ... Read More »

June 12: Uche Ogah felicitates with Buhari, Nigerians on Democracy Day

June 12: Uche Ogah felicitates with Buhari, Nigerians on Democracy Day

Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari, the people of Abia State and Nigerians in general on the occasion of Democracy Day, June 12. *L-R: President Buhari, Dr Ogah* In a statement personally signed by him, titled “Democracy Day Felicitations!”, the Minister said: “Today, June 12, we mark our ... Read More »

Edo Election :APC Disqualifies Godwin Obaseki, Others

Edo Election :APC Disqualifies Godwin Obaseki, Others

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the disqualification of the incubent governor of Edo state, Goodwin Obaseki and two other aspirants. Apart from governor Obaseki, two other apirants are Chris Ogiemwonyi and one other Obaseki was said to have been disqualified because the certificate (Higher School Leaving Certificate) is not known to the law in Nigeria. Obaseki and his ... Read More »

Rochas Okorocha Denies Forfeiture Of ₦7.9 billion, Challenges EFCC To Publish Account Where Money Was Retrieved

Rochas Okorocha Denies Forfeiture Of ₦7.9 billion, Challenges EFCC To Publish Account Where Money Was Retrieved

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has denied  the forfeiture of ₦7.9 billion which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it wants to return to Imo state. In a statement on Friday, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha’s spokesperson, said the EFCC was misinformed to peddle falsehood against the former governor. Okorocha was reacting to a statement credited to Imam Usman, zonal ... Read More »

Junaid, Adebayo, Olodo for 2nd ITREALMS-DigitalSENSEwebinar series

Junaid, Adebayo, Olodo for 2nd ITREALMS-DigitalSENSEwebinar series

Lagos, Nigeria, June 12, 2020: The speakers for the second edition of the ITREALMS digital rights webinar series in collaboration with DigitalSENSE Africa, DNS Women – Nigeria and NaijaAgroNet, have been confirmed, with the: ‘Women and Rights in Digital Era.’ The trio includes an author cum activist and social entrepreneur, Morenike Adebayo; a United Kingdom (UK)-based developmental actor, Abimbola Junaid ... Read More »

Our Democracy and Insecurity – By Muhammad Yakubu

Our Democracy and Insecurity – By Muhammad Yakubu

We usually shower oceans of praises on heroes of democracy of our country during special times. Today, designated as Democracy Day by the Federal Government, is likely to witness torrents of such encomiums for our heroes past and present. *Muhammad Yakubu* Unfortunately, this year’s democracy day is being celebrated amidst unprecedented degeneration of security situation in the country. Yesterday, a ... Read More »

Democracy Day: Buni Calls For Sustained Prayers In Mosques, Churches

Democracy Day: Buni Calls For Sustained Prayers In Mosques, Churches

By INUSA Ndahi, Damaturu Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has urged the people of the state to seize the occasion of the Democracy Day, to pray in mosques and churches for improved peace, security and development of the state and nation. The governor said the Democracy Day occassion should be used to appreciate Almighty Allah for the uninterrupted ... Read More »

Petroleum Industry Intervention Initiative Earmarks 53% of Funding to Construction of Medical Infrastructure

Petroleum Industry Intervention Initiative Earmarks 53% of Funding to Construction of Medical Infrastructure

… Commences building of facilities in three states BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Of the N21billion ($58million) pledged in kind as medical intervention by the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry to combat COVID-19 and improve on healthcare delivery in the country, 53 per cent of the sum has been earmarked for the construction of medical infrastructure across the six geopolitical zones ... Read More »

June 12: This day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our journey as a nation, our achievements and struggles, says Buhari in Democracy Day Broadcast ( Read the full broadcast)

June 12: This day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our journey as a nation, our achievements and struggles, says Buhari in Democracy Day Broadcast ( Read the full broadcast)

NATIONAL BROADCAST BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ON DEMOCRACY DAY, JUNE 12TH 2020 Fellow Nigerians, 1. The 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 years of uninterrupted civil administration in our dear country. This day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our journey as a nation, our achievements and struggles. 2. It is a day to honour our founding fathers ... Read More »

Oriolowo: Fulfilling Promises of Worthy Representation – By ADAM ADEDIMEJI

Oriolowo: Fulfilling Promises of Worthy Representation – By ADAM ADEDIMEJI

With the 365 days that has just gone since the 9th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was inaugurated, Senator Adelere Adeyemi Oriolowo, like almost all his colleagues, has spent a quarter of his first term of four years. For a journey of 1,460 days, with the possibility of being renewed further, 365 days is far more than a step on the ladder ... Read More »

Oil Company That Can’t Fix Refineries Wants to Build Hospitals

Oil Company That Can’t Fix Refineries Wants to Build Hospitals

For decades, Nigeria’s state oil company couldn’t maintain refineries meant to ensure domestic fuel supply, forcing Africa’s biggest producer to rely on imports. Now it wants to build hospitals to attend to the health needs of the country’s more than 200 million people. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. indicated this shift of focus when it announced plans on Tuesday to ... Read More »

Zenith Bank discloses projections following release of CBN’s latest Treasury Bills calender

Zenith Bank discloses projections following release of CBN’s latest Treasury Bills calender

Zenith Bank Plc has said it expects the volume of Nigerian Treasury Bills (NTBs) issuance to reduce in the short to medium term. This was disclosed in the tier-1 bank’s weekly economic intelligence report that was published earlier today. The report is coming just days after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released its Treasury Bills calendar for the third ... Read More »

EFCC Secures Interim Forfeiture of Ex-Airforce Boss’ Assets.

EFCC Secures Interim Forfeiture of Ex-Airforce Boss’ Assets.

  Owolola Adebola Justice Anwuli Chikere of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, June 11, 2020, ordered the interim forfeiture of $228,428.16( Two Hundred and Twenty Eight Thousand, Four Hundred and Twenty Eight United States Dollars, Sixteen Cents) and N120, 546,042.02( One Hundred and Twenty Million, Five Hundred and Forty Six and Forty Two Naira, Two Kobo), ... Read More »

EFCC Probes Benue Governor’s Aide Over Alleged N42m Fraud

EFCC Probes Benue Governor’s Aide Over Alleged N42m Fraud

  Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Office has commenced investigations into allegations of misappropriation of funds to the tune of N42million, involving an aide of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Hembah (retired). Hembah, who is Governor Ortom’s Special Adviser on Security Matters allegedly abused his office on July 12, 2019 ... Read More »

EFCC Uncovers Over 1000 Ghost Workers in Kwara

EFCC Uncovers Over 1000 Ghost Workers in Kwara

  The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered over 1000 ghost workers in the payroll of Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) and a cash recovery of over N138, 000, 000 (One Hundred and Thirty-eight Million Naira) from the state’s treasury looters. Head, Ilorin Zonal Office of the EFCC, Mallam Isyaku Sharu ... Read More »

Reminiscence on June 12 Struggle and its Imperatives By Kayode Fayemi

Reminiscence on June 12 Struggle and its Imperatives By Kayode Fayemi

  1. June 12, 2020 marks the second anniversary of the declaration of the June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria. It also affords one, the privilege of looking back at the journey so far and to recall the historic moment, the heroes/heroines that made this possible, lesson and significance of the Day in our national life. 2. One of ... Read More »

Professor James Nwoye Adichie, Chimamanda’s father, dies

Professor James Nwoye Adichie, Chimamanda’s father, dies

James Nwoye Adichie, first Nigerian Professor of Statistics and father of renowned novelist, Chimamanda is dead. The academic who celebrated his 88th birthday on March 1 reportedly died last night. The Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) hailed from Abba, Njikoka local government area of Anambra State. Adichie was a member of International ... Read More »

Omo- Agege says Nigerians must not forget lessons of June 12, commends Buhari for honouring Abiola

Omo- Agege says Nigerians must not forget lessons of June 12, commends Buhari for honouring Abiola

Nigeria and Nigerians must continue to learn from the lessons of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said. In a special message to commemorate this year’s Democracy Day, Senator Omo-Agege also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for officially declaring June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day instead of May 29, adding that ... Read More »