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What my father’s death has caused me – Chimamanda Adichie  

What my father’s death has caused me – Chimamanda Adichie  

This is certainly not the best of times for multiple award-winning writer, feminist and public intellectual, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She is mourning the death of her father, Professor James  Nwoye Adichie who passed on in Awka, Anambra State  after a brief illness.  He was aged 88. The writer who spoke to her dad on the phone a day before his ... Read More »

IGP orders immediate withdrawal of all police operatives serving at EFCC

IGP orders immediate withdrawal of all police operatives serving at EFCC

Following the ongoing probe against the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the withdrawal of all police officers serving at the agency. According to The Nation, Adamu directed that all operatives were to be withdrawn from the commission. Adamu’s instruction was reported to be ... Read More »

Reform of Calabar, Kano economic zones a catalyst for world class transformation – Adebayo

Reform of Calabar, Kano economic zones a catalyst for world class transformation – Adebayo

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Federal Government is optimistic that the proposed reform of the Calabar and Kano Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will cause a major revitalization of the two zones and also serve as a catalyst for transforming them into world class standard, Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, has revealed. Inaugurating the Transaction Implementation Committee ... Read More »

Reform of Calabar, Kano economic zones a catalyst for world class transformation – Adebayo

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Federal Government is optimistic that the proposed reform of the Calabar and Kano Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will cause a major revitalization of the two zones and also serve as a catalyst for transforming them into world class standard, Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, has revealed. Inaugurating the Transaction Implementation Committee ... Read More »

Kyari Tasks New PPMC Board on Continued Energy Sufficiency

Kyari Tasks New PPMC Board on Continued Energy Sufficiency

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, has charged the newly reconstituted Board of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) to sustained all-season availability of products across the country. Mallam Kyari who made the call Thursday while inaugurating the new Board of the corporation’s downstream subsidiary at the NNPC ... Read More »

Gov. Oyetola congratulates Akirun on 30th coronation anniversary

Gov. Oyetola congratulates Akirun on 30th coronation anniversary

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has congratulated the Akirun of Ikirun Land, Oba AbdulRauf Olawale Adedeji II, on the occasion of his 30th anniversary of ascension to the throne. Oyetola in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, lauded the sterling leadership of the traditional ruler, which he said has facilitated more progress and ... Read More »

Court Jails Captain, Vessel In Lagos

Court Jails Captain, Vessel In Lagos

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Justice L.N. Oweibo of Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, yesterday, July 9, 2020 convicted and sentenced Captain Peter Okomi to three years’ imprisonment. Also convicted and sentenced were his company, Moyitok Nigeria Ltd and a vessel, M.V. Agbeke, for illegal dealing in petroleum products. The convicts were prosecuted by the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic ... Read More »

Oyo Govt. maintained religious balance in composition of Boards of Tertiary Institutions – Makinde’s aide replies MURIC

Oyo Govt. maintained religious balance in composition of Boards of Tertiary Institutions – Makinde’s aide replies MURIC

…says appointment not lopsided The Chief Press Secretary to the governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, has declared that there was no sign of lopsidedness in the composition of Governing Councils of State-owned tertiary institutions announced on Tuesday. A statement by the Governor’s Media aide, which was made available in Ibadan on Thursday, indicated that there ... Read More »

COVID-19: Lagos lawmaker, Tunder Braimoh, dies

COVID-19: Lagos lawmaker, Tunder Braimoh, dies

Tragedy struck in Lagos again in Lagos as the member representing Kosofe Constituency 2 at the State House of Assembly, Mr. Tunde Braimoh, was confirmed dead. . Buraimoh who was the Chairman, Lagos House of Assembly Committee on Information, Strategy and Security died late Thursday, acoording to reports. He has also served as the Chairman of Kosofe Local Government Area ... Read More »

Buhari & S’East: Arthur Eze nails it

Buhari & S’East: Arthur Eze nails it

By Femi Adesina There’s a wise saying in Yoruba land, which goes thus: “If you like, feed the entire city with pounded yam, egusi soup and stockfish on a daily basis, there’ll still be people who won’t like you.” Let’s be honest and frank with ourselves. There are some people with primordial antipathy towards President Muhammadu Buhari, despite the man’s ... Read More »

Alleged $153m Fraud: Witness Reveals How Diezani Removed $70m from NNPC Coffers

Alleged $153m Fraud: Witness Reveals How Diezani Removed $70m from NNPC Coffers

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE A first prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Dauda Lawal, Executive Director, First Bank Plc, has told Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, how he delivered 12 padlocked bags containing $70m to an Abuja-based banker on the instruction of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. The ... Read More »

Bola Tinubu, Ibrahim Magu, The Cabal And 2023

Bola Tinubu, Ibrahim Magu, The Cabal And 2023

By Rèmí Oyèyemí “There is limit to the power of money. Even at times when money seems effective, it is temporary. In the long run, it would not work. The love, affection and loyalty of your people are the only things that could endure. Treachery against them, never pays or the innocent, the past may hold a reward, but for ... Read More »

Suspected Killer Gang From Neighbouring State Camps In Kwara LG

Suspected Killer Gang From Neighbouring State Camps In Kwara LG

….Government Swings Into Action By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin A gang of suspected killers are now feared to have arrived Kwara from neighbouring states which is attracting government pro-active action. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaiye said a group of suspected criminals were reported to have arrived Baruten Local Government from neighbouring state and camped in the Council Area. ... Read More »

Makinde Commissions Family Court

Makinde Commissions Family Court

…pledges stiff measures against gender-based violence Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has declared that his government will put in place stiff measures to curtail gender-based violence in the state. The governor, who stated this on Thursday, while commissioning the Family Court at the Iyaganku GRA, Ibadan, the state capital, pledged that the government would continue to maintain cordial ... Read More »

Internet fraudster sentenced to sweep Ilorin streets

Internet fraudster sentenced to sweep Ilorin streets

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of Kwara State High Court, Ilorin on Thursday, July 9, 2020 convicted and sentenced 25-year-old internet fraudster, Salawu Victor, to community service. The convict was prosecuted by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on one-count charge of impersonation, to which he pleaded guilty. The charge read: “That ... Read More »

NNPC Records 19 Per Cent Gas to Power Supply Increase in April

NNPC Records 19 Per Cent Gas to Power Supply Increase in April

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Thursday, in Abuja, announced an increase of 19.14 per cent in the average daily natural gas supply to power plants which translates to 788millon standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscfd), equivalent to power generation of 2,873MW. The corporation, in a release by its Group General Manager, Group Public ... Read More »

NNPC Reports Explosion at NPDC’s Benin River Valve Station (BRVS)

NNPC Reports Explosion at NPDC’s Benin River Valve Station (BRVS)

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reported an explosion incident which occurred at Gbetiokun, OML 40, operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), on behalf of the NPDC/Elcrest Joint Venture. The incident, which occurred on Tuesday during the installation of a ladder on a platform (Benin River Valve Station) for access during discharging of ... Read More »

Hushpuppi not guilty of fraud, says lawyer

Hushpuppi not guilty of fraud, says lawyer

Legal representative to Ramon Abbass (Hushpuppi), Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky and Berliner has said the popular Instagram celebrity is not guilty of any of the charges against him. Speaking during an interview with Forbes, Pissetzky said “Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi is absolutely not guilty of all the charges they are accusing him of. “Abass was running a very legitimate business ... Read More »

Suspect arrested as prominent monarch escapes assassination in Rivers

Suspect arrested as prominent monarch escapes assassination in Rivers

Tragedy was averted in Rivers yesterday as the paramount ruler of Upata Kingdom, HRM Nye Udu Felix Enene Otuwarikpo in Ahoada East local government area of the State escaped assassination by the whiskers. The incident occurred around 9: 00am as the monarch was driving through Ihuowo community to his office at Edeoha town both in Ahoada East local government area. ... Read More »

VP OSINBAJO WILL NOT BE DISTRACTED BY CAMPAIGNS OF LIES AND CALUMNY – PRESIDENCY

VP OSINBAJO WILL NOT BE DISTRACTED BY CAMPAIGNS OF LIES AND CALUMNY – PRESIDENCY

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said that he would not be distracted by campaigns of lies and calumny embarked upon by some online platforms. This was contained in release issued and signed by Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the president, yesterday. It read: “The attention of the Office of the Vice President has been drawn to a series of ... Read More »