Thursday, December 5, 2019

I Don’t Collect Pension as Ex-governor Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has said that he has never collected any pension as ex-governor from Rivers State. The former governor disclosed this via his Twitter handle.

Kano Assembly Passes Bill Seeking Creation of Four New Emirates

The Kano Emirate Council Bill 2019 which seeks the creation of additional four emirates has been passed into law by the Kano State House of Assembly. The bill was re-submitted

Court Orders Transfer of Zakzaky, Wife from DSS Custody to Correctional Center

A High Court on Thursday ordered the Department of State Services, DSS, to transfer the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zinat, to

Former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, Bags Jail Term for N7.1bn Fraud

The Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu to 12 years imprisonment following a N7.1bn fraud as governor. Kalu and his

Makinde Appoints Kano Indigene as Special Adviser

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed Dr Olufunmilayo Salami as Special Adviser on Health and Alhaji Ahmed Murtala who is an indegene of Kano State as Special Assistant

Court Orders DSS to Release Sowore, Bakare Within 24 Hours

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the DSS to release Omoyele Sowore and Bakare within the next 24 hours. Recall that the DSS has countlessly  flouted orders issued

Customs Intercepts Petrol Laden Jerrycans Concealed in Caskets by Smugglers

The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has said it intercepted 19 ‘jerrycans’ of Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol concealed in two caskets by suspected smugglers.

Senate Constitutes Committee to Review 1999 Constitution – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, on Wednesday disclosed that the red chamber would set up a committee on the review of the Nigerian Constitution. He explained that the 

FG Approves N4bn for Kwara-Osun Road, N244m for Veterinary Research Institute

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N4 billion for the completion of a road connecting Kwara state and Osun states. This was disclosed by the Minister of Works and

FG Issues Federal Universities Dec. 6 Deadline to Enrol into IPPIS

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has directed the Vice Chancellors of Federal Universities who are yet to enrol their institutions into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information

Sugar Council Projects 1m Metric Tones of Sugar Production in 2020

The National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) has announced that it is projecting a sugar production of about 1 million metric tones in the year...

Buhari Unveils Locally-Made Mine-Resistant Vehicles

President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled locally produced mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles named "Ezugwu" and other armoured vehicles designed to carry out insertion and extraction of...

Buhari’s Daughter Bags First Class Honour in UK University 

President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter, Aisha Buhari(jnr) has graduated with a First Class honour in a United Kingdom University. The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, disclosed this...

Reduce Price of Data to Attract More Customers – Minister...

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said that if the price of mobile data is low, the demand will be higher, when...

FG Undertaking 524 Highway, Bridge Projects Nationwide – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has updated the Federal Executive Council on the ongoing road and bridge construction/rehabilitation projects...

Publishers Charged on Adherence to Professional Standards

Stakeholders at a two day sensitization workshop for researchers, authors and publishers in the North East and North Central  have been charged  to adhere...

Sanwo-Olu Renames Onikan Stadium after Mobolaji Johnson

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday renamed the well known Onikan Stadium after the first Military Administrator of Lagos, Brigadier Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson. The...

I am not Tired of Being in Power- Ugandan President 

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has said that he is not tired of being in power even after 33 years of ruling his...

Buhari Seeks Senate Approval for 16 Nominees of NAHCON

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday submitted a list of 16 nominees of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) seeking their approval from the Senate. News...

Lagos Police Command Rescue Abducted Corps Member

The Lagos Police Command on Tuesday said it has rescued a corps member, Faith Onyiwara, who was kidnapped around Ilamija, in the Epe area...

This Decade will be the Hottest Recorded- UN

The Secretary-General to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Petteri Taalas, has stated that the current decade is on track to be the hottest on...

Over 30m Nigerians Might Fall Below Poverty Line by 2030— World...

The World Bank has warned that the number of people living in extreme poverty in Nigeria might increase by more than 30 million if...

Ondo Govt Lied, 100 Govt Officials Attended Akeredolu Daughter’s Wedding in...

The Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Ondo State chapter, has alleged that  hundred aides of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu graced the wedding ceremony of his daughter...

Police Confirm Killing of 2 Cops by IPOB in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra has confirmed the death of two police officers allegedly attacked and shot by suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous...

Yuletide: NNPC Assures Nigerians of Adequate Fuel Supply 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured Nigerians that it has made adequate arrangement to ensure adequate supply of petroleum products across the...

ICPC Prosecution, Digital Switch Over(DSO) and Lai Mohammed By Kolawole Johnson

In 2006, a global initiative was driven by the International Telecommunication Union for Digital Switch Over (DSO) of broadcasting from analogue to digital. The Geneva...

Kwara Assembly Member, Ahmed Rufai, is Dead

A member representing Patigi in the Kwara State House of Assembly,  Ahmed Rufai, is dead. The Speaker of the House, Salihu Danladi, disclosed this in...

Messi Picks Record Sixth Ballon d’Or

Barcelona and Argentine forward, Lionel Messi has become the first player in history to win the Ballon d'Or six times. Messi beat Liverpool defender, Virgil...

Gbajabiamila Postpones Celebration of PWDs Day Due to Rep’s Demise

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has postponed the planned celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs),...

Border Closure has Brought Domestic Fuel Consumption Down by 30 Percent–Buhari

Two months into closure of Nigeria’s land border to curb smuggling activities, especially rice, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is betting on same measure to...

I Became an Orphan at an Early Age – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria’s socio-economic and political salvation will come from education, urging citizens to embrace learning as a way of life...

LG Dissolution: APC Requires Training in Constitutional Process— Oyo PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State has hit back at the All Progressives Congress, insisting that the Local Government election conducted by...

Presidency Slams Former CDS, Alex Ogomudia, over comment on ‘Violent Restructuring’ ...

The Presidency has reacted to the statement credited to a former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Alexander Ogomudia (rtd) that, 'Nigeria may be restructured...

Gbajabiamila Mourns Rep Iliyasu 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed sadness over the demise of the member representing Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency of...

Africa’s First Transport University in Daura will Enhance Capacity of Nigerians...

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the University of Transportation, which will be the first in Africa, will provide technical skills, enhance managerial capacity and...

Governor Abiodun Condemns Death Penalty for Hate Speech, Supports Social Media...

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, Monday disagreed with calls for death sentence for those who abuse the use social media as a tool for...

Buhari Hails Katisna Government’s Investment in Infrastructure  

President Muhammadu Buhari has said efforts of the state government in constructing and improving road networks across the state deserved commendation, especially the focus...

Borno: Education Gets Lion Share as Governor Zulum Budgets N134.5 Billion...

Projects and services related to education have been allocated N23 billion, by far the highest in sectoral allocations for the year 2020 in Borno...

Don’t Invite Anarchy to Oyo State with Appointment of LG Caretaker...

Oyo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has vehemently opposed the planned appointment of caretaker chairmen for the 33 local government areas in...

Governor Sani Bello Mourns Jafaru, Member Representing Magama /Rijau Federal Constituency

Niger State Governor, Sani Bello, has expressed his shock over the death of Hon. Jafaru Iliyasu Auna, Member of House of Representatives, representing Magama/Rijau...

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