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EFCC Charges CSOs to Monitor Social Investment Programmes

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has asked civil society organizations in the country to pay more attention to the implementation of social investment programmes in the country  to ensure that the benefits get to the people that the programmes are meant to serve. Wilson Uwujaren, the Commission’s head of Media and Publicity, gave the charge on Tuesday September ... Read More »

Osinbajo hires Falana on alleged N90bn FIRS election fund story

Osinbajo hires Falana on alleged N90bn FIRS election fund story

  *Falana SAN* *Lawyer writes Vanguard Editor, demands retraction, apology September 24, 2019 Mr. Eze Anaba, The Editor, Vanguard Newspaper, Apapa, Lagos. Re: N90 bn FIRS election fund, Osinbajo’s problem, not 2023 politics-Frank We are solicitors to Professor Yemi Osinbanjo SAN, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (hereinafter referred to as “our client”) on whose behalf and ... Read More »

N-SIPs:Office of VP not involved in disbursement of funds – NSIO

N-SIPs:Office of VP not involved in disbursement of funds – NSIO

  *VP Osinbajo* “To preclude fraud since payment is effected in cash (at least until there are fixed location agents in those communities), every mobile money agent must have a backend technology platform that enables the visualization of transparent disbursements and timely reconciliation, by the Federal office.” NSIO PRESS STATEMENT HOW SIPS FUNDS HAVE BEEN MANAGED SINCE 2016 *Funding and ... Read More »

Vee-Pees: Vice or Virtue?

Vee-Pees: Vice or Virtue?

By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 Never forget, the press is the enemy. The establishment is the enemy. The professors are the enemy. Professors are the enemy. Write that on a blackboard 100 times and never forget it. – Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States of America. An aspirant who made a strong showing in ... Read More »

Why I didn’t vote Lionel Messi – Rohr

Why I didn’t vote Lionel Messi – Rohr

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has revealed why he snubbed eventual winner Argentine Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi for the 2019 Best FIFA Men’s Player award. Only one of Rohr’s choices in the shape of Dutch and Liverpool’s ace defender, Van Dijk Virgil, made the final shortlist of three players along with Messi and Ronaldo; while his other two choices Mbappé ... Read More »

We won’t interfere in alleged face-off between President and Vice President – Senate

We won’t interfere in alleged face-off between President and Vice President – Senate

Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, has said that the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly will not interfere in the alleged face-off between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Adeyeye who said this while answering questions from Senate Correspondents after plenary in Abuja, clarified that while the President reserves the prerogative to ... Read More »

N32 billion Debt: Court orders AMCON to take over properties of Home Trust Savings &Loans boss

N32 billion Debt: Court orders AMCON to take over properties of Home Trust Savings &Loans boss

A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted an order of possession of seven choice properties scattered across Lagos Island in Lagos State belonging to a Lagos businessman, Samuel Olufunmilayo Ademosun and his wife, Toluleke Ademosun, to Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, pending the hearing and determination of the debt recovery suit filed against them by AMCON The properties ... Read More »

LATE ONIRU, AN EXCEPTIONAL MONARCH – GOV ABIODUN

LATE ONIRU, AN EXCEPTIONAL MONARCH – GOV ABIODUN

Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has expressed shock over the demise of the late Oniru of Iruland in Lagos Island, Oba Abiodun Idowu Oniru. Gov. Abiodun who described the traditional ruler as a great leader, astute businessman and thinker said the death “is the end of an era for the entire people of Lagos State”. In commiserating with ... Read More »

Buhari appoints Prof. Tawfiq Ladan as new Director General of Nigerian Institute Of Advanced Legal Studies

Buhari appoints Prof. Tawfiq Ladan as new Director General of Nigerian Institute Of Advanced Legal Studies

  Professor Muhammed Tawfiq Ladan has been appointed by President Buhari as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. The appointment was conveyed to the eminent professor of law of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in a letter addressed to him dated 18th September, 2019 signed by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. ... Read More »

Assume Computer Networks Are Compromised, US Dept of Defense Official Urges

Assume Computer Networks Are Compromised, US Dept of Defense Official Urges

  No matter how secure a computer network or the environment it’s used in may seem to be, users should just assume it’s compromised, the deputy undersecretary of defense for research and engineering said. “This is something I’m very much behind,” Lisa Porter said during a panel discussion on Tuesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. ... Read More »

2020 UTME: JAMB tells candidates to get NIN

2020 UTME: JAMB tells candidates to get NIN

  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has called on all prospective candidates for its 2020 UTME to acquire the National Identification Number (NIN). The board’s Spokesman, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said on Tuesday that the aim was to ensure the biometric and other necessary details of a candidate were captured, to check examination malpractice. Benjamin said in Lagos that ... Read More »

RCCG Assistant General Overseer in Charge of Doctrines Dies At 67

RCCG Assistant General Overseer in Charge of Doctrines Dies At 67

Pastor Elijah Daramola who was a member of the Governing Council of the Mission, passed on in the early hours of Sunday September 22 2019 after a brief illness.  HOME-CALL OF Pastor ELIJAH O. DARAMOLA The leadership of the Redeemed Christian Church of God announces the transition to glory of the Assistant General Overseer in Charge of Doctrines, *PASTOR ELIJAH ... Read More »

Govt. alleges plot to eliminate two important personalities in Zamfara with hired terrorists

Govt. alleges plot to eliminate two important personalities in Zamfara with hired terrorists

  Zamfara State Governor The Zamfara State government has said it was ‘in possession of credible intelligence reports’ that some disgruntled politicians of the state origin were collaborating with dispersed elements of Boko Haram terrorist group to launch series of attacks on people of the State and eliminate two unnamed ‘important personalities.’ The alarm was raised through Yusuf Idris Gusau, ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari reports multi-billion dollars P&ID scam to UN

Breaking: Buhari reports multi-billion dollars P&ID scam to UN

“The present Nigerian government is facing the challenges of corruption head-on,” President Muhammadu Buhari declared Tuesday in New York. Presenting the country’s National Statement as the fifth speaker on the first day of the General Debate during the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74), the Nigerian leader also warned that “We are giving notice to international criminal ... Read More »

GTBank Fashion Weekend 2019: Africa’s Biggest Fashion Event Holds November 9th and 10th

GTBank Fashion Weekend 2019: Africa’s Biggest Fashion Event Holds November 9th and 10th

Attendees at the 2019 GTBank Fashion Weekend will be treated to an exciting repertoire of fashion moments   This November, industry leaders, style connoisseurs and fashion enthusiasts from across the globe will converge in Lagos, Nigeria for the 4th edition of the GTBank (https://www.GTBank.com/) Fashion Weekend. Holding on Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of November 2019 at the GTCentre, Plot ... Read More »

Borno govt. set to scale up NSHIP in IDPC clinic camps as UNICEF downsizes adhoc staff

Borno govt. set to scale up NSHIP in IDPC clinic camps as UNICEF downsizes adhoc staff

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Executive Director, Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHDA), Dr. Sule Meleh has assured that the proposed ‘pull down and downsizing of human resources’ (Adhoc staff) from clinics in most of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps by major partners like the UNICEF, would not be a setback, as the Nigeria State Health Investment ... Read More »

Court judgment on Sowore victory for the rule of law—SERAP

Court judgment on Sowore victory for the rule of law—SERAP

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has welcomed decision by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja ordering the immediate release of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, from the custody of the Department of State Service as “a victory for the rule of law, human rights and judicial independence.” In a statement, SERAP ... Read More »

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Appoints Benedict Peters, AITEO Boss To Advisory Board of The U.S.-Africa Business Center

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Appoints Benedict Peters, AITEO Boss To Advisory Board of The U.S.-Africa Business Center

Mr. Peters will join CEO’s from many Fortune 500 companies who have a strong presence in Africa Press Release WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, September 24, 2019/ — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has announced that Benedict Peters, Chairman and CEO of AITEO (http://www.AiteogGroup.com/),  will serve on the Board of Advisors for the U.S.-Africa Business Center. The mission of ... Read More »

OAU Ile-Ife plans own airport

OAU Ile-Ife plans own airport

  Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile Ife, would soon have an airport within the premises of the institution. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede, stated this at the 2019 Faculty of Technology International Conference, held at OAU ICT Park recently. The Vice- Chancellor said the airport would serve as training ground for the planned aeronautic programme of the ... Read More »

NGE President, Bisi Akande’s son, others make Osun Commissioners list

NGE President, Bisi Akande’s son, others make Osun Commissioners list

  * Gov Oyetola* Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has sent the list of 35 commissioner-nominees to the State House of Assembly for ratification. The list was submitted to the Assembly on behalf of Oyetola, who is attending the United Nations General Assembly in the United States with President Muhammadu Buhari, by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince ... Read More »