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EFCC arrests Kwara commissioners, Head of Service, Chief of Staff, others over withdrawal of N1 billion  before elections

EFCC arrests Kwara commissioners, Head of Service, Chief of Staff, others over withdrawal of N1 billion before elections

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested six commissioners and government officials in Kwara State for allegedly withdrawing N1bn a week before the National Assembly and presidential elections held on February 23. The information is contained in an EFCC situation report released on Friday. Those arrested, according to the report, include the Commissioner for Finance, Nurudeen Banu; Accountant General, ... Read More »

“Agbalumo’’ lowers blood sugar, cholesterol- expert

“Agbalumo’’ lowers blood sugar, cholesterol- expert

Dr Andrew Marbell, a nutritionist says the African star apple, popularly known as “agbalumo’’ in Yoruba can lower blood sugar, cholesterol, useful in preventing and good for treating heart diseases. Marbell disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. He said that “agbalumo’’, also known as “udara’’ in Igbo has some nutritional ... Read More »

INEC postpones assembly election in Adamawa constituency over death of APC candidate

INEC postpones assembly election in Adamawa constituency over death of APC candidate

 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the House of Assembly Election for the Nasarawa/Binyeri State Constituency of Adamawa. Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state , Mr Kashim Gaidam, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Yola. Gaidam said that the postponement became necessary following the death of a member of the assembly, ... Read More »

Ogun guber: Coalition for young candidates backs Dapo Abiodun

Ogun guber: Coalition for young candidates backs Dapo Abiodun

Coalition for Young Candidates of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ogun chapter, says it is supporting the All Progressive Congress (APC)’s governorship candidate, Dr Dapo Abiodun, for March 9 election. The group indicated its support in a communiqué signed on behalf of others by 34-year-old Ismail Oyefeso, Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP)’s governorship candidate, and 33-year-old Opeyemi Adelaja, Alliance for ... Read More »

BPE inaugurates 4 committees to address challenges of privatized utilities

BPE inaugurates 4 committees to address challenges of privatized utilities

Pix: Mr. Alex Okoh, BPE DG BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE In its determination to ensure that privatised enterprises in the country provide dividends to the citizenry in line with the privatisation policy of the Federal Government, the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has inaugurated four committees to come up with a mechanism for addressing the complexities and challenges hindering the ... Read More »

Kesington  Adebutu distances self from son’s political calculations

Kesington Adebutu distances self from son’s political calculations

…says son is on his own As a fallout of the political manoeuvring currently on-going in Ogun state, a renowned multi-billionaire son of Remo land, SIR KESINGTON ADEBUTU has distanced himself from son’s political calculations saying, Ladi is on his own. According to the Octogenarian Business mogul, Ladi has lost his case in the Court and therefore, it will be ... Read More »

Ogun Guber: Gbenga Daniel Endorses Dapo Abiodun

Ogun Guber: Gbenga Daniel Endorses Dapo Abiodun

Former Governor of Ogun State and Director General of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Thursday endorsed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun. Daniel belongs to People’s Democratic Party (PDP). “I have directed all our Structures state-wide to cast all their votes on Saturday for Prince Dapo Abiodun, another bona fide ... Read More »

Economic impact of violence against children in Nigeria estimated at USD$6.1 billion by FG, UNICEF

Economic impact of violence against children in Nigeria estimated at USD$6.1 billion by FG, UNICEF

By Aminat Isah The Federal Government( through the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development) and the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNCEF on Thursday released a joint report on the high economic cost of violence against children in Nigeria. The report estimates the economic impact of the violence against children in Nigeria ... Read More »

CBN, EFCC Strategize Against Economic Crimes, May Bar Culprits From Operating Bank Accounts

CBN, EFCC Strategize Against Economic Crimes, May Bar Culprits From Operating Bank Accounts

Officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and their counterparts in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) met on Thursday, March 7, 2019, with the aim of strengthening the country’s fight against economic crimes. The meeting, which took place at the Head Office of the CBN in Abuja, provided an opportunity for the two entities to share experiences ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu reassures, says his government will serve the people

Sanwo-Olu reassures, says his government will serve the people

By Mikail Mumuni Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated that his government will be people oriented, just as theMinister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola urged the Lagos electorates to vote for him and his running mate, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat in the Saturday March 9thgubernatorial election. Speaking ... Read More »