Monday, August 10, 2020

Schools Reopening: JAMB to Give New Commencement Date for Admission

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it is considering new date for the commencement of the 2020 admission processes from the earlier announced date of Aug. 22. The

Agboola Ajayi Dumps PDP, to Announce Next Move

Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, less than two months after joining the party.  His resignation from the PDP might not be unconnected to

Okada Ban: Bauchi Govt Auctions Seized Motorcycles to Owners

Bauchi State government has ordered  the auctioning of seized commercial motorcycles to their original owners, beginning from Monday, the 10th of August 2020. The State Commissioner for Information,  Garba Dahiru,

Tinubu Mourns Kashamu, Says “We Must be Kind to the Dead”

Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has mourned a former lawmaker representing Ogun East Senatorial district in the 8th Senate, Buruji Kashamu, who died on Saturday.  The National Leader

Anambra Governor’s Aide on Security Murdered

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano's Senior Special Assistant on Security, Mr Azubuike Ekwegbalu, was murdered in his residence on Sunday by some assailants. Mr Ekwegbalu, 43, was allegedly stabbed with

PDP BOT Chairman Seeks Conduct of LG Election by INEC

Sen. Walid Jibrin, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged the National Assembly to hasten the process of empowering the Independent National Electoral

Obasanjo Tests Negative for Covid-19

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has tested negative for COVID-19. Obasanjo's  spokesman, Kehinde Akinyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. Akinyemi explained that his boss took the test on

Buhari Mourns APC Chieftain, Dr Dapo Williams

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora over the  loss of Dr (Otunba) Dapo Williams, a prominent member of Nigerian UK Diaspora. Sympathizing with

NDDC Management, Akpabio Lied to You on Why Scholars Abroad Were Not Paid, Group Writes Buhari

A civil society group, Act for Positive Transformation Initiative, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing the Interim Management Commission of the Niger Delta Development Commission and Minister of Niger

North East Governors Call for Revocation of Abandoned Contracts in the Region

The North East Governors Forum has called on the Federal Government to revoke all abandoned capital projects awarded to contractors in the region. This was part of the resolutions reached

Amnesty Winds Down Reintegration Programme — Boroh

The Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, says the PAP is winding down its re-integration programme in enhancing human capacity development. Boroh said...

Dogara Felicitates with Sultan at 61

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has felicitated with Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa‘ad Abubakar III, on his 61st birth...

How AMCON Intervention Saved Arik Air – Ex vice-chairman

A former Vice-Chairman of Arik Air, Sen. Anietie Okon, has alleged that the plan by some “powerful” individuals to takeover the airline and sell...

Kenyan Lawmakers to Oppose Moves to Cut Salaries

Kenya’s newly elected legislators will oppose cuts by the wage-setting body that will turn them into “beggars”, a parliamentary service commission member said on...

Rooney Retires from International Football

Former England Captain Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday, ending a 14-year career in which he became the country’s top...

Court Fixes Aug.31 to Hear Man’s request to be Appointed wife’s...

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, has fixed Aug.31 for hearing of the suit instituted by one Ekeocha Enyeribe, against the Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers,...

Sultan Declares Sept. 1, as Sallah Day

The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sept. 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir day. This is...

Netanyahu Warns Putin on Iran’s growing Threat to Middle East

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warns Russian leader Vladimir Putin, on Wednesday that Iran is an escalating threat in the Middle East. Russia has managed...

FG to Release Funds for October 2016 to August 2017 Retirees’...

The Acting Director-General of National Pension Commission (PenCom), Mrs Aisha Dahir-Umar, on Wednesday said the Federal Government had begun working out modalities for pension...

Monetary Policy Offers Limited Tools for Economic Recovery – Emefiele

Mr Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says monetary policy offers limited tools for dealing with the current economic challenges...

Ondo NULGE Backs Council Autonomy

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has said the aim of the agitation for local government autonomy is to free the third...

Budget Ministry: New Perm Sec Assumes Duty, Promises Open-door Administration

The new Permanent Secretary, Mr Leon Aliboh, deployed to the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, has assumed duty. Aliboh was sworn-in on Aug. 16...

President Buhari to Receive Report on SGF, DG NIA

Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the Presidenton Media and Publicity, says the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) will not hold on Wednesday. Adesina...

You are not speaking for us, Ondo Workers Tell Union Leaders

Civil servants in Ondo State are on a war path with their union leaders, it was learnt yesterday. The Politico gathered from within their ranks...

FAAC: Revenue Drops by N184.2bn as FG, States, LGs Share N467.8bn...

Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, said on Tuesday that the Federal Government, states and local governments shared N467.8 billion in August. This indicates a shortfall in...

Gov Ortom Visits Wife of His Assassinated Aide, Vows to Fish...

Gov Samuel Ortom has visited the wife of his assassinated aide, Dr Tervershima Adyorough, at Benue State Teaching Hospital, where she is receiving treatment. Ortom,...

Nigeria Needs Open Economy to Thrive, say Ezekwesili, Aig-Imoukhuede

Dr Oby Ezekwesili, a senior economic adviser for Open Society Foundation and Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, the President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, said on Tuesday that...

EKSG Disburses N190million Vehicle/Housing Loans to 751 Teachers, Others.

The Ekiti State Government on Tuesday announced the release of N190 million as vehicle and housing loans to 751 teaching and non-teaching staff in its secondary...

Commission Approves Promotion of 6,455 Senior Police Officers

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 6,455 senior Police Officers contained in a recommendation from the Inspector General of Police,...

Nigeria Ranks 3rd in Global Internet Crimes behind UK, U.S., says...

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Nigeria currently ranks third globally in cyber crimes behind the UK and the U.S. NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Prof....

Former Taraba Acting Governor Dumps PDP for APC

Former acting governor of Taraba, Alhaji Garba Umar, on Tuesday dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Umar said in...

Anambra Poll: APC Has no Preferred Candidate, says Izunaso

National Organising Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Osita Izunaso, has said that the party has no preferred candidate for the forthcoming governorship...

Mrs Buhari Expresses Commitment to Welfare of Women, Children

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has renewed her commitment to improving the lives of women and children in the country. Mrs Buhari...

ODSG Urges National Boundary Commission to Resolve Ogun, Ondo Boundary Dispute

The Ondo State Government (ODSG) has appealed to the National Boundary Commission (NBC) to end the boundary dispute between Ondo and Ogun States. The state...

Customs Impounds Army Camouflage Uniforms

The Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a 40ft container of plain Army camouflage uniforms along and arrested...

Why Mathematics should not be neglected – Prof.

A Professor of Mathematics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Samuel Okoya, on Tuesday said neglect of Mathematics is an injury to all knowledge. Okoya...

Coca-Cola, PespiCo, Others Agree to cap Sugar in Drinks

Singapore’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday seven major drinks companies, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, would limit the sugar content of drinks they sell...

Osinbajo Hails ECOWAS Bank for Infrastructure Funding, Development

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday praised the ECOWAS Bank for investment and Development for being proactive in infrastructure funding and development in the...

Woman Married to 2 Husbands Get Divorce

A middle aged woman married to two husbands in Ibadan has gotten the leave of a Customary Court to divorce one of the husbands. The...

Buhari Meets Security Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s service chiefs are currently meeting inside the residence at the State House, Abuja. While the meeting is holding behind...

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