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Former Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, defects to APC

Former Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, defects to APC

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), returning to his former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). An aide to the former speaker confirmed the development today. The acting Chairman of the APC, Mai Mala Buni, also later confirmed the development after he led Dogara to meet President Muhammadu ... Read More »

Ondo 2020: Council chairmen seek Jimoh Ibrahim’s support for Akeredolu

Ondo 2020: Council chairmen seek Jimoh Ibrahim’s support for Akeredolu

The Caretaker Committee Chairmen of the 18 local government areas of Ondo State today sought the support of a business mogul and politician, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim, CFR, for re-election of Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Akeredolu is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Oct. 10 governorship election in the state. Mr Abayomi Adesanya, Caretaker Chairman, Okitipupa Local Government, ... Read More »

Makinde inaugurates Community Policing Advisory council in Oyo

Makinde inaugurates Community Policing Advisory council in Oyo

…says suspects in Akinyele killings will be diligently prosecuted Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Friday, inaugurated the Community Policing Advisory Council, CPAC, in the state, declaring that his administration will work with other stakeholders to make the initiative a success. The governor, who also told the people that the recently apprehended suspects in the Akinyele killings would ... Read More »

$105 billion package to help schools reopen in US

$105 billion package to help schools reopen in US

….As Mnuchin says GOP plan for unemployment extension will be based on ’70% wage replacement’ The Republican coronavirus relief plan will extend enhanced unemployment insurance “based on approximately 70% wage replacement,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday. The Treasury secretary also said a payroll tax holiday, which President Donald Trump has repeatedly pushed for, “won’t be in the base bill.” ... Read More »

Oyo Monarch Pays Thank You Visit To Water Minister

Oyo Monarch Pays Thank You Visit To Water Minister

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Monarch of Saki, in Oyo State, Oba Kahalid Olabisi, in company with former Minister of Communications, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu, and others, Friday, July 24, paid a courtesy visit to the Honorable Minister of Water Resources, Engineer Suleiman Adamu, to register his appreciation and that of his people for the improved water supply facilities provided for ... Read More »

Company files notice of consequence of disobedience to order of the court against AMCON boss, Ahmed Kuru

Company files notice of consequence of disobedience to order of the court against AMCON boss, Ahmed Kuru

Global Sterling Products Limited has filed a notice of consequences of disobedience to order of the court against the Managing Director of Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, Ahmed Kuru and one Lanre Olaoluwa for allegedly disobeying the order of a Federal High Court in Lagos. The company alleged that the duo of Ahmed Kuru and Lanre Olaoluwa refused to ... Read More »

We’ve set Oyo up for massive agribusiness turnaround – Makinde

We’ve set Oyo up for massive agribusiness turnaround – Makinde

…as he launches IITA-backed STEP programme …pledges to replicate scheme in all zones of Oyo The Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, declared that his administration has set up the state for a massive turnaround in agribusiness, adding that the state was ready to absorb anyone who is ready to invest in large scale agriculture practices and agribusiness. ... Read More »

FG Develops Blueprint To Tackle Out-Of-School Children’s Challenge

FG Develops Blueprint To Tackle Out-Of-School Children’s Challenge

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Federal Government has developed a strategic Blueprint to address the menacing challenge of millions of out of school children in the country. The disclosure was made by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, while playing host to the Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, in her ... Read More »

PEWASH to improve on public health, poverty eradication – Water Minister

PEWASH to improve on public health, poverty eradication – Water Minister

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, Thursday, July 23, flagged off the ministry’s phase 2 of the Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) program to continue in his quest to build on the ministry’s ongoing efforts. During the WEBINAR event from his office in Abuja, Adamu noted that the programme was, ... Read More »

Jigawa pays N27b five year pension arrears

Jigawa pays N27b five year pension arrears

BY SHEHU MUSA, Dutse Jigawa State Government through its State and Local Government Contributory Pension Board has paid over N27 billion to 7,051 retired state civil servants from May 2015 till- date, the Executive Secretary state Pension Board, Hon Hashim Fagam has stated. With the recent development, he stated government does not owe a state pensioner. Giving the breakdown, the ... Read More »

How Indorama Molecular Lab Will Help Fight COVID-19 and Sustain Agriculture and Industralisation in Nigeria

How Indorama Molecular Lab Will Help Fight COVID-19 and Sustain Agriculture and Industralisation in Nigeria

  Indorama-Nigeria, owner of Indorama Eleme petrochemicals and Indorama fertiliser says that its Molecular laboratory accredited by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will help to fight the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Rivers State and Nigeria in general. NCDC yesterday announced that it has accredited five new Molecular Laboratories, including Indorama Molecular lab in Port Harcourt, Rivers State ... Read More »

BREAKING: NDDC Scandal: Reps to drag Akpabio to Court

BREAKING: NDDC Scandal: Reps to drag Akpabio to Court

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has announced the decision of the House to drag the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, to court over alleged defamation of character, Premium Times reports. The speaker stated this on Thursday during the opening of the plenary. Mr Akpabio had on Monday during the continuation of the investigative hearing held ... Read More »

Former NNPC GMD to EFCC: You can’t question me on case not before court over alleged $9.8m fraud

Former NNPC GMD to EFCC: You can’t question me on case not before court over alleged $9.8m fraud

Former Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that it cannot cross-examine him based on a previous case in another court. Yakubu, who stated this through his lawyer, Ahmed Raji, SAN, before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, said Exhibit J, which the EFCC’s ... Read More »

Court Jails Fraudster 10 Years for N200 Million Fraud

Court Jails Fraudster 10 Years for N200 Million Fraud

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Justice J. K.Dagat of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano, Kano State., on Tuesday, July21, 2020 convicted and sentenced Sa’ad Ahmed Madaki to ten years imprisonment. He was arraigned by the Kano Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on one- count charge of obtaining money under false pretense. Troubles came for ... Read More »

Oyo Govt. Approves Issuance of N100bn Private Bond For Road Construction

Oyo Govt. Approves Issuance of N100bn Private Bond For Road Construction

Oyo State Executive Council has approved the issuance of a N100 billion private bond tagged “Oyo Prosperity Bond” to facilitate the execution of priority projects that will further drive economic development. In a statement issued in Ibadan by Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, the Council gave approval for the bond during its weekly virtual meeting. The ... Read More »

Gov. Fayemi Tests Positive To COVID-19

Gov. Fayemi Tests Positive To COVID-19

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State who also chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has tested positive toCOVID-19. The governor disclosed this on Twitter early this morning. He said: “I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive. I’m generally ok and I’m already self isolating at home and receiving the best of care from my medical ... Read More »

Unitech Drilling Company Raises Objection Against Winding Up Petition

Unitech Drilling Company Raises Objection Against Winding Up Petition

A Federal high Court in Lagos has adjourned till October 8, 2020 for hearing, the preliminary objection filed by a limited liability company Unitech Drilling Company Limited against winding up petition filed against it by Oil and Gas service provider company, AOS Orwell Limited. In a petition filed before the court, AOS Orwell Limited alleged that Unitech Drilling Company engaged ... Read More »

Covid-19: FG disburses palliatives to Jigawa

Covid-19: FG disburses palliatives to Jigawa

BY SHEHU MUSA, DUTSE The Federal Government has disbursed 150 trucks of food stuffs as palliatives to cushion the effects of Covid-19 to the people of Jigawa State, the state Governor, Alh. Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar has disclosed. Presently the state government has taken the delivery of 110 out of the 150 trucks which comprised rice, millet, guinea- corn, and maize, ... Read More »

Kwara COVID-19 New Test Centre Helps To Detect More Cases

Kwara COVID-19 New Test Centre Helps To Detect More Cases

….Govt. set to enforce mask law By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin Kwara State government has explained the reason behind the seeming rising figures of COVID-19 in the state just as it will commence going tough on people not wearing masks from this Friday. Addressing a press conference in Ilorin, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor: Rafiu Ajakaiye Saud it was ... Read More »

NDDC Probe: House Speaker dares Akpabio to publish legislative beneficiaries of sleazy contracts

NDDC Probe: House Speaker dares Akpabio to publish legislative beneficiaries of sleazy contracts

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Barely 24 hours after the Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godswill Akpabio, had claimed before the House of Representatives Public Hearing that majority of the sleazy contracts being probed were offered to members of the National Assembly, the rattled Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday, ordered him to publish the names of contract beneficiaries in the ... Read More »