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Breaking: Buhari intervenes in case of lady detained in S Arabia over drug planted in luggage

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Mr Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to immediately intervene in the case of Zainab Aliyu, the student, incriminated in drug related matters and being detained by the Saudi Arabia authorities. A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Media aide to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, SSA to ... Read More »

Photo News: At last, Abiodun’s, Amosun’s Teams meet

Photo News: At last, Abiodun’s, Amosun’s Teams meet

By Mikail Mumuni As the May 29, 2019 handing over date draws nearer, the Dapo Abiodun Transition ( INTERFACE) Committee on Monday morning ( April 29) met with the team of outgoing Governor Ibikunle Amosun. The meeting took place at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State. The team of the Governor-Elect was led by the Deputy Governor-Elect, Engr. (Mrs) Noimot Salako-Oyedele ... Read More »

The Historicity Of President Buhari’s Visit To Borno

The Historicity Of President Buhari’s Visit To Borno

By: Inuwa Bwala Some people may argue that there is nothing amusing about Presidential visits to states, either for official or private reasons. Not many were therefore excited with President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Borno on Thursday. To them, it was just one out of so many such outings. But to the people and Government of Borno State, especially, the ... Read More »

Less Than One Month To Go: Gaidam Approves Further N325.6 Million for LG Retirees

Less Than One Month To Go: Gaidam Approves Further N325.6 Million for LG Retirees

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has approved the sum of N325, 620, 511.61 for the payment of outstanding liabilities of 316 retired local government staff. This is coming barely a month to the end of his tenure as governor, having served his constitutional requirement of two terms in office as elected. The approval followed their ... Read More »

SERAP urges Gov. Dickson to reject life pension for Bayelsa lawmakers

SERAP urges Gov. Dickson to reject life pension for Bayelsa lawmakers

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State urging him to use his “good offices as trustee of the state’s resources, and consistent with your constitutional oath of office, to reject the proposed life pension bill by the leader of the House of Assembly Peter Akpe, and to prevail upon ... Read More »

NLC accuses Ngige of large scale corruption at NSITF

NLC accuses Ngige of large scale corruption at NSITF

“…the Minister had within this period that he was the sole manager of NSITF, recruited hundreds of people, majority of whom are from his community. He has also been in the habit of forcing the approval of hundreds of millions of Naira for dubious induction trainings, procurement and monetisation of jeeps for himself and the Minister of State in the ... Read More »

NAHCON warns Hajj Tour Operators on Licence fees deadline

NAHCON warns Hajj Tour Operators on Licence fees deadline

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has noticed that, some 2019 Hajj Tour Operators are yet to pay their Licenses’ fees. The deadline for the payment is before or on Tuesday, 30th April – 2019. Failure to comply with this deadline, will means automatic forfeiture of their 2019 Hajj License, as the Commission will delist the company accordingly. Signed: ... Read More »

FG Offers Employment, Scholarships To 168 Corps Members

The Federal Government has offered immediate employment and scholarships to 168 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), who distinguished themselves during their 2015, 2016 and 2017 service years. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the announcement during the combined 2015, 2016 and 2017 President’s NYSC Honours Award, at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Representing the President, ... Read More »

NNPC To Bridge Products Supply Gap – Baru

NNPC To Bridge Products Supply Gap – Baru

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, says the corporation plans to bridge the gap of petroleum products supply in the country. Baru disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists after a facility tour of Lee Engineering and construction Firm, in Warri Delta, on Saturday. He said that with the Nigeria’s projected population growth of ... Read More »

Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth

Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth

“Shareholders welcomed Ecobank’s profit for the year to 31 December 2018 as they approved all the resolutions at the AGM,…” PRESS RELEASE Shareholders hear Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth as they approve all resolutions at 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lomé, Togo The 31st AGM also provided a platform for the bank to demonstrate its commitment to promoting ... Read More »

Opinion- A Giant’s Crawly Democracy: Thoughts on Consensus Politics in Nigeria ,By Abdulwarees Solanke

Opinion- A Giant’s Crawly Democracy: Thoughts on Consensus Politics in Nigeria ,By Abdulwarees Solanke

What is the future of Democracy Nigeria, Africa’s giant and the Blackman’s pride? Can democracy in its present practice in the country endure as we still grapple with the crises of nation-building? In any case, these crises of nation-building are not peculiar to Nigeria as they feature in all complex polities desirous of resolving certain critical issues that impinge on ... Read More »

Fayemi’s Wife, 2 Govs, ex-Ghanaian President win Zik Leadership Prize

Fayemi’s Wife, 2 Govs, ex-Ghanaian President win Zik Leadership Prize

Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has won the 2018 Zik Leadership Prize for humanitarian Leadership. This was disclosed by the organisers of the annual Prize in Lagos during the week. Other winners of the 2018 Zik prize in leadership as announced by the organisers, include former Ghanaian President, John Mahama, immediate past national chairman of the All ... Read More »

JAMB to release 2019 UTME results from Monday

JAMB to release 2019 UTME results from Monday

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has assured candidates of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that results would be ready from April 29. The Board’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Bwari. Benjamin said that screening of the results would soon ... Read More »

Amosun and I have been friends for over 25 yrs, yet he did everything to stop me- Dapo Abiodun

Mr Dapo Abiodun, the governor elect of Ogun State gave a testimony of his sojourn in the mine field and sharks invested water of politics at a Redeemed Christians Church of God London parish recently which has been trending on YouTube for some days now. Here is an abridged version of the testimony as transcribed by Tolani Abati. “Someone say ... Read More »

CSR: GOV SANI-BELLO   CALLS ON MAINSTREAM FOUNDATION, NGOs, INVESTORS TO SUPPORT  EDUCATION AND HEALTH SECTORS IN THE STATE

CSR: GOV SANI-BELLO CALLS ON MAINSTREAM FOUNDATION, NGOs, INVESTORS TO SUPPORT EDUCATION AND HEALTH SECTORS IN THE STATE

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has called on non-governmental organisations to support and complement government’s efforts at developing healthcare delivery and education in the grassroot of the state. The Governor made call on Tuesday when Mainstream Foundation (a non-governmental organisation) paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Minna the state capital. Governor Sani-Bello who noted that the ... Read More »

Breaking: Brigadier Shuaibu Ibrahim Becomes New DG NYSC (Read profile)

Breaking: Brigadier Shuaibu Ibrahim Becomes New DG NYSC (Read profile)

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukuru Buratai has approved the appointment of the pioneer Registrar Nigerian Army University Biu, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim as the new Director General National Youths Service Corps (NYSC). Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim replaces Major General Suleiman Kazaure who was on the saddle since April 18, 2016 as the NYSC Boss. Born on July 13, ... Read More »

Dapo Abiodun assures TASCE of immediate attention

Dapo Abiodun assures TASCE of immediate attention

The Ogun State Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured the management, staff and students of Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ijebu, of immediate attention once his government is inaugurated on May 29, 2019. Abiodun gave this assurance on Friday, when he granted audience at his Iperu Remo residence to the Coalition of Tai Solarin College Of Education Staff (COTAS), ... Read More »

BORNO AF-NSHIP BEGINS 2nd BATCH TRAINING OF HEALTH WORKERS ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN 5 LGAs

BORNO AF-NSHIP BEGINS 2nd BATCH TRAINING OF HEALTH WORKERS ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN 5 LGAs

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHCDA) through the Additional Financing -Nigeria State Health Investment Project (AF-NSHIP), a World Bank assisted project has embarked on 2nd Batch Training for Facility Managers and Finance Clerks from contracted Health Facilities and General Hospitals in five Local Government Areas of the state. The training was inline with ... Read More »

Former CNN Journalist Visits Lagos for Week-Long World Press Freedom Day Activities

Former CNN Journalist Visits Lagos for Week-Long World Press Freedom Day Activities

By Owolola Adebola Lagos––Professor Jennifer Thomas, former CNN producer and current Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Howard University in Washington, DC will visit Lagos from April 29 to May 3rd to help the United States Consulate General mark this year’s World Press Freedom Day. At CNN, Professor Thomas played a vital role in the network’s coverage of major news ... Read More »

‘God bless you’, Buhari says to Shettima after commissioning 13 landmark projects in Borno

‘God bless you’, Buhari says to Shettima after commissioning 13 landmark projects in Borno

In his last activity before departing Maiduguri on Thursday evening, a joyous and overwhelmed President Muhammadu Buhari, looked into the eyes of Governor Kashim Shettima and with emotions, he said, ‘Kashim, Allah Ya yi maka albarka’ meaning “Kashim (Shettima) May God bless you”. The President offered the prayer in the presence of former SGF, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe and some ‎members ... Read More »