Revealed! How EFCC grilled Dickson over N17.5billion ecological fund, assets declaration

August 11, 2021 Admin III 0

Former Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state has said he was interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged diversion of N17. 5billion ecological funds and assets declaration breaches. He gave the insights into the case against him in a statement issued following media reports about his interrogation by the EFCC on Tuesday. Speaking about his encounter with EFCC Read More

APC CECPC: Supreme Court validated Buni’s appointment – govs

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their support for the National Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni with regards to his appointment into such capacity by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. The governors made their position known in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja and signed by their Read More

UNGA: Yoruba group petitions UN, others against pro-Igboho groups

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has petitioned the United Nations, its five permanent members, the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and other powerful countries across the world over a plan by the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, to present a petition against the Nigerian government at the 76th Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Defections: One party system not possible in Nigeria – Gombe gov

July 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state governor Inuwa Yahaya, has rule out possibility of heading to a one party system in Nigeria. The governor said Nigerians should expect more political parties coming up to join the existing ones as soon as they meet INEC’s requirements and constitutional provisions. The governor spoke with newsmen at the national secretariat of APC Friday in Abuja after the Read More

NTIC assures 100% scholarships at 18th annual national mathematics competition

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigerian Tulip International Colleges in conjunction with National Mathematics Centre has organised the 18th edition of the Annual National Mathematics Competition for Mathematics enthusiasts in Primary 5 and 6 across country with assurance that about 28 exceptional pupils will be rewarded with a tuition fee that covers their entire secondary school year at any NTIC branch. The Annual National Mathematics Read More

Stakeholders want NBC vested with license approval powers, kick against tariff control

June 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some stakeholders in the media industry on Wednesday said that Presidential powers to approve broadcasting license in the country should be removed and vested in the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) The stakeholders spoke at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation and Ethics and Values in Abuja. The participants argued that the office Read More

A/Court ruling: Join me to build Ondo, Akeredolu tells Jegede

June 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has asked his main challenger in the last governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede SAN of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to join hands with him in building the state. Akeredolu who was reacting to the Court of Appeal’s judgement in his favour, added that personally he still have much respect for the defeated PDP governorship Read More

Revisit my petition, FUTO student appeals to Lawan

May 26, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

A student of the Federal University of Technology (FUTO) Owerri, Mr Phillip Brian Otobha, has appealed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to revisit the case of victimisation, extortion and breach of duty he leveled against some lecturers of the institution. The native of Emede in Isoko South Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s beach soccer head coach, Adamu, is dead

May 22, 2021 Admin III 0

Head coach of Nigeria’s Beach Soccer national team, Audu Adamu, is dead. Coach Adamu died in Anyigba, Kogit state on Saturday, Blueprint reports. Adamu became the technical adviser of the Supersand Eagles in 2009, and inspired the country to one Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations triumph same year in Durban, South Africa. Coach ‘Ejor’ as fondly called by friends Read More

Staff union petitions Buhari over trade ministry’s reform plans

May 19, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) on Tuesday petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing the Minister of Trade and Investment, the Board Chairman and Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) of attempt to destabilize the free trade zones through the reform it is proposing. In a petition signed by ASCSN Secretary General, Alade Bashir Lawal, Read More

Senate probes alleged killing of Nigerians in Togo

April 21, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigerian Senate has directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions, to probe the alleged killing of some Nigerian nationals of Enugu State origin resident in the Republic of Togo. This followed a petition to the upper legislative Chamber by Concerned Igbo-Eze North Youths, presented by former Deputy President of the Senate and former Speaker of the Parliament Read More

Group decries detention of community leaders at force headquarters

April 6, 2021 Admin III 0

Rights group under the aegis of Talakawa Parliament, Tuesday, decried the “continuous detention” of four Edo community leaders at the force headquarters in Abuja. The group identified the leaders as Fedelis Owen (secretary, Uzebu community), Martins Obakpolor, Sunday Ogbonmwan and Victor Omorogbe.  Speaker of Talakawa parliament Marxist Kola Edokpayi said the quartet were detained up on March 29, 2021 while honouring invitation to Read More

Ebonyi massacre: Effium communities petition Police IG, AI, demand military presence

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Indigenes of Ezza Effium communities in Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state have petitioned the federal government over the lingering crisis in the community.  The petition filed through their Solicitor, Sampson I. Ekigbo, Esq and signed by Hon. Chinedu Awo, urged the FG to take decisive actions to restore peace and normalcy in the troubled community.  The petition Read More

SystemSpecs Children’s Day Essay Competition 2021 opens

March 30, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Leading African Financial and Human Resource Technology firm, SystemSpecs, has announced the call for participation in the 2021 edition of its Children’s Day Essay Competition. in furtherance of its commitment to the development of indigenous IT capacity for national prosperity. The provider of Remita, Paylink and HumanManager made this disclosure recently as it formally invited entries from children across Nigeria Read More

Senate confirms Nababa as Comptroller-General, Nigerian Correctional Service

March 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Haliru Nababa as Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service.  The confirmation of the nominee followed the consideration and adoption of the report of the Committee on Interior. Presenting the report, the Committee’s Chairman, Senator Kashim Shettima (APC, Borno Central), said there was no petition or incriminating report against the nominee, Read More

Oyo Market Crisis: Iyalojas suspend Amerigun, appoint Olorunero acting Iyaloja-General of Ibadanland

March 17, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

The council of Iyalojas in Ibadanland, on Tuesday announced indefinite suspension of Chief (Mrs) Iswiat Abiola Ameringun, as the Iyaloja-General of Ibadanland Rising from the emergency meeting of the Congress of Babalojas and Iyalojas in Oyo state, the council of Iyalojas in Ibadanland named Alhaja Saariat Olorunero as the replacement of the suspended Iyaloja General of Ibadanland The indefinite suspension Read More

Alleged scam: Immigration drags ministry officials, contractor to EFCC

October 28, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

   The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)   stated Wednesday in Abuja that it had petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the Ministry of Interior officials and a private firm, Messrs Continental Transfect Technique Limited on their involvement in the N3.9billion contract for the production of Combined Residence Permit Alien Card (CERPAC). The Comptroller General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, made the Read More

Lagos-based firm battles AMCON over ‘takeover’ of hotel

October 27, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The management of a Lagos-based firm, Suru Worldwide Venture Nigeria Limited, has accused the management of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) of “illegal takeover” of its hotel in Lagos despite the pending court case. The Best Western Hotel, which is situated at No. 12 Reverend Ogunbiyi Street, G.R.A, Ikeja, Lagos State is in dispute over a N10bn loan. The firm in Read More