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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 According to The Nation, Adamu directed that all operatives were to be withdrawn from the commission.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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

FEC approves N109.189bn for roads, education project

FEC approves N109.189bn for roads, education project

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved projects worth a total of N109,187,264,000 for the Ministry of Works and Housing and the Ministry of Education. The projects were approved during the FEC meeting held yesterday, July 8. The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari while two ministers, Babatunde Fashola and Adamu Adamu present three memoranda: two from Fashola ... Read More »

Death of CoS: Kwara Government Officials Proceed On Isolation, Tests

Death of CoS: Kwara Government Officials Proceed On Isolation, Tests

By Joel Adedeji, Ilorin Cabinet members and personal staff of the Chief of Staff to the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Adisa Logun who died yesterday evening have been asked to go on isolation. They were said to have had contacts with the late Chief of Staff who was confirmed to have died of COVID-19. The affected cabinet members and staff ... Read More »

COVID-19 Technical Committee Team Buries Late Kwara Chief of Staff

COVID-19 Technical Committee Team Buries Late Kwara Chief of Staff

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin The burial team of COVID-19 Technical Committee supervised the burial of the remains of the Chief of Staff, Aminu Adisa Logun to the Kwara State Governor today. It was at the premises of his house along Ijumu Road, GRA, Ilorin, the State capital in line with COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. . The Late Chief of Staff ... Read More »

Breaking: FG dumps plan to reopen schools

Breaking: FG dumps plan to reopen schools

The Federal Government today suspended planned resumption of schools and participation of Nigerian students in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 4 to September 5. Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education told journalists at the end of the weekly cabinet meeting that federal schools would remain closed until it is safe to reopen them. Adamu ... Read More »

Makinde Constitutes Governing Councils of Tertiary Institutions, Waste Management Agency

Makinde Constitutes Governing Councils of Tertiary Institutions, Waste Management Agency

Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has constituted the Governing Councils of tertiary institutions owned by the state. Also constituted is the board of the Oyo State Waste Management Board, a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa indicated. The statement named Chairmen and Board members for state-owned institutions including The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oke ... Read More »

U.S. To Deport Foreign Students Taking Lectures Fully Online

U.S. To Deport Foreign Students Taking Lectures Fully Online

Foreign students will not be allowed to remain in the United States of America if their institutions move classes fully online. In a statement yesterday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, said affected students would face “immigration consequences”, including deportation, if they failed to comply. But it gave concerned students the option of “transferring to a school with in-person ... Read More »

Uwaila: UNIBEN’s VC Not Happy With Pace Of Police Investigation

Uwaila: UNIBEN’s VC Not Happy With Pace Of Police Investigation

Authorities of the University of Benin have expressed concern over the slow pace of the Police investigation into the rape and gruesome murder of a student, late Uwaila Omozuwa. In a statement, issued by Dr Benedicta Ehanire, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Lilian Salami, had complained about the slow phase of investigation when she visited ... Read More »

Magu Must Step Aside In Order Not To Destroy Evidence – PDP

Magu Must Step Aside In Order Not To Destroy Evidence – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, to step aside, following the invitation he got from the Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday. Magu was invited to appear before a Federal Government panel set up to investigate the allegations of corruption leveled against him. The party asked ... Read More »

DSS Arrests Ibrahim Magu, Acting EFCC Chairman

DSS Arrests Ibrahim Magu, Acting EFCC Chairman

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services today arrested the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Reports indicated that Magu was arrested at the Wuse II office of the DSS this afternoon and is currently undergoing interrogation at the DSS Headquarters In Aso Drive. However, Tony Amokeodo, spokesperson to the EFCC Chairman told Channels ... Read More »