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

Reps Member, Jafaru Iliyasu Auna, is Dead

A member of House of Representatives from Niger State, Jafaru Iliyasu Auna, is dead. The Politico understands that Auna died at Maitama General Hospital on...

El Rufai Signs N259.25bn Budget 2020 into Law

The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El Rufai on Monday signed the state’s  Budget 2020 of N259.25bn into law. The Governor disclosed that the...

Oyo to Enforce Road Traffic Law to Curb Incessant Accidents

Oyo State Government on Monday said it had begun the enforcement of law against overloading for commercial cyclists and motorists in the state.  The Chairman,...

South African Court Commits Police Constable to 32 Years in Prison...

A South African court has sentenced a South African police constable for the murder of a Nigerian, Mr Ebuka Okoli. Austin Luciano Reynold was sentenced at...

Appeal Court Upholds Wike’s Re-election  

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt on Monday upheld the re-election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and  struck out the...

Taraba State Assembly Elects New Speaker and Deputy

Mr Joseph Albasu Kunini and Alhaji Hamman Adama Abdulahi on Monday, emerged as the new Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Taraba State House of...

Atiku Cautions Buhari against Taking More Loans

Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari over his administration's plan to take more foreign loans. Atiku stated this on Saturday...

Why We Donated Vehicles to Cameroonian Vigilante Members – Borno Government

Isa Gusau,  Special Adviser on Public Relation and Media Strategy to Gov. Babagana Zulum, has dismissed reports indicating that the vehicles donated by the ...

Woman Killed by Hit-and-Run-Driver in Anambra

A woman was on Sunday killed by a hit-and-run-driver in Awka, the capital city of Enugu State on Sunday night.  According to the Sector Commander...

Kogi State Government Sacks All Political Appointees

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has sacked all political appointees in his cabinet.  He has also directed all of them to hand over government...

Kano Government Sends Bill to State Assembly for Establishment of Four...

In a bid to create more Emirates in the state, Kano State Executive Council has approved the Emirate Council Bill 2019 which provides for...

14 Worshippers Killed in Jihadist Attack on Burkina-Faso Church

Not less than 14 worshippers were killed while an unconfirmed number sustained injuries in a jihadist attack on  Protestant Church of Hantoukoura in Burkina...

Tribute to Yemisi Shyllon, An Art Collector Extraordinaire 

By Babafemi Ojudu Omoba Yemisi Shyllon may not be known to many Nigerians. He is neither loud nor self advertising. He is a remarkable man...

Buhari to Lay the Foundation for Transport University in Daura  Today.

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday perform the foundation laying ceremony for the construction of Transportation University, Daura. The President will also vommission the Kwanar...

Niger LG Polls: APC Clinches 22 Chairmanship Seats, PDP 1, 2 Awaited

The Niger State Independent Electoral Commission(NSIEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner in 22 out of the 23 chairmanship seats announced so...

APC Chieftain Tells Lokpobiri to Reconcile with Bayelsa Governor-elect, Lyon

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena has called on one of the party’s governorship aspirants, Mr Heineken...

Jonathan, Obaseki Call for  Improved Private Sector Funding for Education, Research

Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan and Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki have harped on new approach to funding the education and Research and...

Nigerian Editors Demand Release of Detained Journalists 

The Nigerian Guild of Editors has called for the release of all detained journalists across the country. The call was made in a communique issued...

Bauchi APC Heads to Supreme Court over Guber Defeat

The last may not have been heard of the legal tussle following the verdict delivered by the Court of Appeal in Jos, Plateau State...

Zamfara Govt Sends 200 Students for Overseas Training

Zamfara State Government has concluded plans to send 200 students who are indigenes of the state for overseas training in medical sciences and engineering. According...

Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele Sends Message to Constituents

Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, Ekiti Central, has urged his constituents to contribute to the uplift of humanity, assuring them that they would be rewarded for...

FlashBack: Emery’s Sack, Deziani Criminal Charge and Other Top News Last...

The sack of Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, the controversy surrounding the trial of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Deziani Allisson-Madieke and the...

Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, in Trouble over Failed $460 million CCTV...

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning. Mrs Zainab Ahmed, over...

Atiku Calls for More Government Investment in Education

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Saturday called on government at all levels in Nigeria to commit more funds to education. Atiku ,who spoke...

Danbatta Lauds ICT Contribution to GDP

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has applauded the spate of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)...

Buhari Mourns Kano Business Mogul, Tijani Rabiu

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of  Kano businessman, Alhaji Tijjani Rabiu, the immediate younger brother of the late tycoon Isyaku Rabiu, as "the...

Kogi West Rerun: Melaye Vows to Reclaim Mandate at Tribunal

Senator Dino Melaye, defeated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the November 30 supplementary election in Kogi West, has vowed to challenge the...

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Auto-Crash Kills Five Persons

Five persons died while nine others were injured in an accident along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun Command, Mr Clement Oladele,...

Education: A Pathway to Exit the Dubious Record of Being the...

By Atiku Abubakar, GCON. Before I go into my speech proper, may I please appeal to you all to rise and observe a minute of...

IPPIS: ASUU Queries FG Noninclusion of CBN, NDIC, FIRS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has queried  the Federal Government on  why some federal agencies such as the Federal Inland Revenue Services,...

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