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Obono-Obla fired ‘for going beyond brief

Obono-Obla fired ‘for going beyond brief

FORMER Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SIPRPP) Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla was suspended because he was found to have gone beyond his mandate, it was learnt at the weekend. Besides, other members of the panel accused him of misconduct. Obono-Obla was nailed, following a recommendation by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice ... Read More »

Buhari seeks Senate confirmation for appointments into NDDC, INEC, others

Buhari seeks Senate confirmation for appointments into NDDC, INEC, others

By Haruna Salami President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate requesting for confirmation of appointments into the judiciary, INEC and Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. In one of the four letters read on the floor of the Senate Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari requested for confirmation of appointments of the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. In accordance with ... Read More »

Photo News: NITDA presents laptop to visually impaired Msc student

Photo News: NITDA presents laptop to visually impaired Msc student

  The DG of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi CCIE, represented by the Director, Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions, Dr Usman Gambo Abdullahi, recently presented a Laptop Computer/Bag Pack and Internet Dongle to Mr Alex James Esson, a visually impaired Masters Degree Student of Nassarawa State University Keffi, at NITDA Corporate HQ, Abuja.           Read More »

Oloyede gets Exam Ethics Africa Leadership Impact Award

Oloyede gets Exam Ethics Africa Leadership Impact Award

  Prof Oloyede* A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Exam Ethics Marshall International (EEMI), has voted the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, as winner of this year’s Exam Ethics Africa Leadership Impact Award. The organisation’s Founding Chairman Ike Onyechere announced this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja. Onyechere said that the independent award ... Read More »

Alleged N1.6bn Fraud: EFCC appeals acquittal of Dudafa, ex president Jonathan’s aide

Alleged N1.6bn Fraud: EFCC appeals acquittal of Dudafa, ex president Jonathan’s aide

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has filed a notice of appeal against the ruling of Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos which on August 29, 2019 discharged and acquitted Dudafa Warripamo-Owei, a former Special Adviser to a former president, Goodluck Jonathan, and Joseph Iwejuo, a banker, who were both being prosecuted by the EFCC ... Read More »

Atiku’s ‘Laundered Money’ Traced To Obasanjo’s Library

Atiku’s ‘Laundered Money’ Traced To Obasanjo’s Library

  *L-R: Atiku, Obasanjo* The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has extended its investigation of the laundered 150 million euros cash-for-poll by associates of former vice-president Atiku Abubakar to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. It was learnt that the investigators went to the Library on August 8 to authenticate the claims by one of those under probe that ... Read More »

Ekiti commences naming and shaming of sex offenders with Reverend who raped 7-year old girl

Ekiti commences naming and shaming of sex offenders with Reverend who raped 7-year old girl

Worried by recurring cases of rape, the Ekiti State Government on Friday commenced the naming and shaming of offenders of sexual abuses. The first person in the hall of infamy is Rev. Asateru Gabriel, formerly of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Ifisin-Ekiti. A widely circulated flier by the state’s Ministry of Justice indicated that Gabriel is currently serving a five-year prison ... Read More »

Police queries Army: Where is the notorious kidnapper ‘rescued’ by the soldiers?

Police queries Army: Where is the notorious kidnapper ‘rescued’ by the soldiers?

“The Force also considers it insensitive, disrespectful and unpatriotic for the Press Release by the Army to continue to describe Policemen on lawful National Assignment as ‘suspected kidnappers’ long after it had become crystal clear to the Army that these are Law Enforcement Officers who unfortunately were gruesomely murdered in the line of duty by Nigerian soldiers attached to 93 ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu: work to resume on Pen-Cinema Bridge

Sanwo-Olu: work to resume on Pen-Cinema Bridge

  …Lagos Governor, Deputy Inspect Road Repair Exercise In Iju-Agege Areas There will soon be respite for motorists plying Agege-Pen Cinema axis in Lagos, as State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu  assures accelerated completion of the abandoned Pen-Cinema Bridge. The Governor spoke on Sunday while inspecting ongoing rehabilitation work on major roads in Iju area of the state by Lagos State Public ... Read More »

Shipping: Nigeria will lead in redressing gender inequality- NIMASA DG

Shipping: Nigeria will lead in redressing gender inequality- NIMASA DG

In response to growing concerns about the global gender imbalance in the maritime industry, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has moved to redress the situation through deliberate steps designed to accommodate women. The Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, who disclosed this at the weekend, said the Agency was set to do more in collaboration with stakeholders. ... Read More »

Oyo LGs, Missing Cars: Ajimobi Should Stop Defending Illegality

…His utterances a celebration of failure The Oyo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Senator Abiola Ajimobi, immediate past governor of the state, to stop playing to the gallery with his defence of elements in his government who took away cars and other items belonging to the state. The party in a statement by its Publicity ... Read More »

Obasanjo, Daniel, Duke, others join Gov Abiodun at Thanksgiving Service to round up inauguration activities (See pictures)

Obasanjo, Daniel, Duke, others join Gov Abiodun at Thanksgiving Service to round up inauguration activities (See pictures)

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and former governors Gbenga Daniel (Ogun), Donald Duke (Cross River) were among the dignitaries that joined Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun at a Thanksgiving on Sunday to wrap up activities marking his inauguration. *Gov Abiodun flanked by his wife (R), the Deputy Governor; Chief Obasanjo and priests* *Otunba Gbenga Daniel (2nd left) and other ... Read More »

Banditry will be defeated soon, Buhari reassures Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians that ending banditry remains a key priority of his administration and he would do whatever it takes to ensure the country’s security system confronts these public enemies with merciless determination. Reacting to the recent spike in reported incidents of banditry and kidnappings in some parts of the country, President Buhari while condoling all those ... Read More »

Court summons Ooni’s brother, NAWOJ president over housing fraud

Court summons Ooni’s brother, NAWOJ president over housing fraud

A Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere, Lagos State, has summoned a brother of the Ooni of Ife, Prince Tunji Ogunwusi and his company, Prime Waterview Holdings over the botched housing scheme for which payments made by over 800 Nigerians remain unaccounted for. Also expected to appear before Justice K.O. Dawodu on Wednesday April 10 are the incumbent president of ... Read More »

Rangers’ Coach, Ogunbote, wins Best Coach Award

Rangers’ Coach, Ogunbote, wins Best Coach Award

By Baba Mohammed The coach of Rangers International FC of Enugu, also known as the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Olugbenga Ogunbote has won the Aiteo/NFF Coach-of-the-Year award beating strong contenders, Gernot Rohr of the Super Eagles and Solomon Ogbeide of Lobi Stars for his exploits in the past season. At the award gala night held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos, on Monday, ... Read More »

Kubwa Orphanage: FCTA To Monitor Children’s Progress

Kubwa Orphanage: FCTA To Monitor Children’s Progress

By Baba Mohammed  The FCT Administration (FCTA) has said the Social Development Secretariat (SDS) will monitor the activities at the Divine Wounds of Jesus Christ Orphanage and Rehabilitation Home; Kubwa to ensure that the children are happy and well looked after. Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, revealed this while receiving the children in his office ... Read More »

Opinion: TIME TO BREAK DEADLY CONSPIRACY AGAINST AJAOKUTA STEEL COMPANY, By Natasha Hadiza Akpoti

Opinion: TIME TO BREAK DEADLY CONSPIRACY AGAINST AJAOKUTA STEEL COMPANY, By Natasha Hadiza Akpoti

I have been advised to use pseudo names in publishing this piece, but that’s not my nature. I am one who bolds up to situations and thus, I shall bear my name and consequences this report might stir. From the 14th of August 2015, the day I had an interactive and empowerment session with the black smiths of #Ebiraland; the ... Read More »

FG’s delegation visits Gov Ishaku over campaign rally deaths (See pictures)

L-R: Mustapha, Gov Ishaku A Federal Government delegation led by Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, was in Jalingo, Taraba State, on Sunday, to condole Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku and the government and people of the state on the death of eight persons during the APC presidential rally in the state on February 7, 2019. *Gov ... Read More »

Elections: Osinbajo’s meeting with Muslim Professionals rescheduled

Elections: Osinbajo’s meeting with Muslim Professionals rescheduled

The interactive session between the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo and Muslim Professionals earlier scheduled for tomorrow Sunday, 10th February 2019 has been rescheduled. A statement from the organizers said “The session will now hold today Saturday, 9th February 2019. Venue is the multi purpose hall of the Lekki Central Mosque, Hakeem Dickson Link Road, Lekki-Lagos. Time is 7pm.” While ... Read More »

Faruq Abbas, Ejigbo PDP’s candidate for Osun Assembly steps up campaign (See pictures)

Ejigbo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Osun State House of Assembly, Barrister Faruq Abbas has been on a whistle-stop campaign of the Local Government, selling his candidature. Below are some of the pictures of his engagements: L-R: Alhaji (Barr) Abdus-Salaam Abbas (Former Chairman of Ejigbo Local Government and father of the candidate), Barr Abbas shaking hands with the ... Read More »