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Certificates of Return and May 29 Handover: Obey the rule of law, Intersociety tells INEC, parties and electoral courts

Certificates of Return and May 29 Handover: Obey the rule of law, Intersociety tells INEC, parties and electoral courts The Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety) has called on “the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), various parties in the 2019 Election Petitions Tribunals (pre and post-election litigations) and the electoral courts handling the electoral disputes to strictly follow due process and stop observing laws in breach.”...... more

Court watches lawmaker’s nude video

Court watches lawmaker’s nude video Justice Emmanuel Ayoola of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital, Monday, watched the nude video of the state assembly leader, Hon. Timothy Owoeye. The nude video had gone viral on social media alleging that the legislator was attempting to bath with blood when he was caught in...... more

BREAKING: Presidency orders immediate clearance of Apapa Port congestion, traffic menace

BREAKING: Presidency orders immediate clearance of Apapa Port congestion, traffic menace The presidency has issued a directive for the immediate clearance of Apapa Port Congestion and emergency clean-up of gridlock on Apapa road. This was disclosed in a statement signed on Tuesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, the office of the vice president, Laolu Akande....... more

Visa: FG engages US over dropbox suspension

Visa: FG engages US over dropbox suspension The Federal Government has engaged the United States Government over the recent indefinite suspension of interview waivers (dropbox) for Nigerians renewing their visas. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed the diplomatic interface, yesterday, when he briefed newsmen on the ministries’ activities during the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari. Last...... more

Okorocha’s court action won’t stop EFCC — Magu

Okorocha’s court action won’t stop EFCC — Magu Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said on Tuesday that the court action of outgoing governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, would not deter the anti-graft agency from investigating or arresting him after May 29. Last week, Governor Okorocha dragged the anti-graft agency to the...... more

Bunkering: Army clears accused General, indicts Governor Wike

Bunkering: Army clears accused General, indicts Governor Wike The Nigerian Army has dismissed the claims by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike against the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division and Land Component Commander of Operation Delta Safe, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, as false allegations. Wike had accused Sarham of operating an illegal oil bunkering squad to finance his ambition to...... more

Okowa, at valedictory session, gives Commissioners Friday deadline to hand over

Okowa, at valedictory session, gives Commissioners Friday deadline to hand over Ahead of the May 29, 2019 commencement of his second term in office, the Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday held a valedictory Executive Council meeting, with a promise to run an all-inclusive government in his second term as it was instrumental to the success recorded so far in...... more

Bayelsa oil spill victims will get justice, Environmental Panel Chair assures

Bayelsa oil spill victims will get justice, Environmental Panel Chair assures Chairman of the Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission (BSOEC), Most Reverend John Sentamu, on Tuesday, assured victims of environmental degradation in the state that the commission will not rest until they get justice. The Dr. Sentamu-led panel was inaugurated in March this year by Governor Henry Seriake Dickson as an...... more

No plans to proscribe NUPENG — Ngige

No plans to proscribe NUPENG — Ngige   The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Christ Ngige, has denied the allegations by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) that he was on a vendetta mission to proscribe NUPENG. Ngige said this in a statement by Mrs Rhoda Iliya,...... more

Arewa group decries smear campaign against CBN Governor Emefiele

Arewa group decries smear campaign against CBN Governor Emefiele A group under the auspices of Arewa Pragmatic Leadership Advocates (APLA) has warned those it called mischief makers to desist from all forms of smear campaign against the Central Bank of Nigerian (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele. The group in statement issued and jointly signed by Mohammad Kabir President; Barr. Joy Maisamari,...... more

Saraki, Health Minister lament state of health institutions, want more budgetary allocations to Primary Health Centres

Saraki, Health Minister lament state of health institutions, want more budgetary allocations to Primary Health Centres The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, has said that teaching hospitals in Nigeria cannot survive alone and in isolation, and stating that there is an urgent need to develop the foundation, particularly the Primary Health Centres. According to him, “The problem we have is that the foundation is bad...... more

Rights activist advocates registration of tricycle riders association as a trade union

Rights activist advocates registration of tricycle riders association as a trade union A human rights activist, Mr. KeneChukwu Okeke, has advocated the registration of tricycle riders in Anambra State as a trade union. During an elaborate ceremony held in Onitsha on May 18, 2019 at the Patrick Okolo Memorial Primary School Courtyard, Okeke stated: “The Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN) is the...... more

Bullish telecom sector could be cash cow to governments and agencies — Olude

Bullish telecom sector could be cash cow to governments and agencies — Olude Executive Secretary of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Mr. Ajibola Olude, has joined voices with numerous other ICT stakeholders in Nigeria in asking governments at all levels to step up their sincerity in insuring the continuous growth of the sector through infrastructure development and security of the ones...... more

Microsoft opens $100m ADC Site in Lagos

Microsoft opens $100m ADC Site in Lagos In a bid to further increase their presence in Nigeria nay Africa thereby empower partners and customers as they use Microsoft solutions in FinTech, AgriTech and OffGrid energy and other such fields important to the country and continent, Microsoft last week opened the first Nigerian site of its Africa Development Centre...... more

BREAKING: Aviation unions shut down NCAA Lagos airport offices

BREAKING: Aviation unions shut down NCAA Lagos airport offices Aviation unions on Wednesday shut down the offices of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) at the Lagos airport in protest against the new organogram approved for the agency by the Federal Government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unions are: Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of...... more

Orji Kalu strikes oil deals in Venezuela

Orji Kalu strikes oil deals in Venezuela Former Governor of Abia State and Senator-elect, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, was a guest of the embattled President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela on Monday. Orji, now a senator-elect in his state met Maduro at the Miraflores Palace, Caracas. Globovision.com reported that Orji discussed with his host, strengthening relations between Nigeria and...... more

Prison warder who sells drugs to prisoners nabbed in Jos

Prison warder who sells drugs to prisoners nabbed in Jos Mr. Kabiru Danlami, a personnel of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) in Plateau State, has been arrested with a substance suspected to be cannabis sativa in the Jos prison. Danlami was caught last Friday with the hard drug popularly known as Indian hemp within the prison yard by men of the...... more

NMA kicks as Police arrest, detain doctor who attempted to save suicide victim

NMA kicks as Police arrest, detain doctor who attempted to save suicide victim The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has condemned the alleged harassment and intimidation by the Police of a doctor, Dr. Daniel Eitokpha, who attempted in vain to rescue a suicide victim. Dr. Ekpe Phillips Chairman of the NMA in the FCT told newsmen in Abuja that the attack was a case in...... more

Banditry: Angry relatives display 14 corpses of victims before Emir of Katsina, Masari

Banditry: Angry relatives display 14 corpses of victims before Emir of Katsina, Masari Protesting relatives of victims of banditry and violent killings from Batsari Local Government Area, on Tuesday, in Katsina, took 14 corpses of their dead relations to the Palace of Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmuminu kabir Usman and to the Government House where they also displayed the dead bodies before Governor Aminu...... more

Police to divert traffic on routes to Presidential Election Tribunal venue today

Police to divert traffic on routes to Presidential Election Tribunal venue today The FCT Police Command has announced that there would be diversion of traffic of some major routes leading to the venue of presidential election tribunal in Abuja. The command spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah in a statement on Tuesday said there would be diversion of traffic at Goodluck Ebele Way and Shehu...... more

160 jostle for 33 permanent secretaries’ seats in Kano

160 jostle for 33 permanent secretaries’ seats in Kano Not less than 160 applicants, including recently sacked permanent secretaries and substantive directors under grade level 16 are presently jostling for 33 vacant slots of permanent secretaries in Kano State. Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje hit top echelons of the state civil service with an unexpected shock when he relieved the...... more

Police arrest mastermind of Kaduna mob action resulting in death of 3

Police arrest mastermind of Kaduna mob action resulting in death of 3 The Nigerian Police have arrested the mastermind of the incident that resulted in the death of three in Kaduna. Spokesperson of the police, Kaduna State command DSP Yakubu Sabo, said in a short statement issued to newsmen on Tuesday: “Today (Tuesday) at about 1700hrs, the Police Operatives investigating the incident of...... more

Medical student commits suicide for failing exams

Medical student commits suicide for failing exams A 300 Level medical student of the Niger Delta University (NDU) has committed suicide for failing to pass his examination. It was gathered that the student identified as Uzakah Timi Ebiweni, dived into the Amassoma River and drowned before help could get to him. It was gathered that few hours after...... more

Nigeria shuts four foreign missions

Nigeria shuts four foreign missions The Federal Government has closed four of its missions abroad due to funding issues, a report by The Nation said. It quoted Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, as saying that the affected missions are Sri-lanka, Serbia, Ukraine and Czech Republic. "The outgoing minister, who is an advocate of Smart mission...... more

FG approves N25bn allowances for ASUU members

FG approves N25bn allowances for ASUU members The Federal Government on Tuesday said it had approved additional N25 billion payment for Earned Academic Allowances for members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It was learnt that the money is a part payment contained in the Memorandum of Action the Union signed with the government. The government...... more

Aviation unions to disrupt flight activities, declare indefinite strike today

Aviation unions to disrupt flight activities, declare indefinite strike today   The Aviation union, made up of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the National Association of Air Transport Pilots and Employees (NAAPE), have declared an indefinite strike taking effect from Tomorrow (Wednesday)...... more

EFCC quizzes Kwara Govt, State Assembly officials over suspicious payments

EFCC quizzes Kwara Govt, State Assembly officials over suspicious payments  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ilorin Zonal Office has commenced investigations into the alleged illegal payment of about N400 million to some members of the Kwara State House of Assembly and the State Executive Council members before the expiration of their tenures. To this end, the anti-graft agency is...... more

Nigeria spends $1.2bn on milk importation annually ― Ogbeh

Nigeria spends $1.2bn on milk importation annually ― Ogbeh The Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said that milk worth $1.2 billion is being imported into the country annually. Chief Ogbeh disclosed this at the 2019 National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI) and commissioning projects at the institute in Shika Zaria, Kaduna State. Recall that the...... more

Anambra CP to commercial drivers: No more tinted shuttle buses, covered Keke

Anambra CP to commercial drivers: No more tinted shuttle buses, covered Keke The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State (CP) Mustapha Dandaura, has ordered with immediate effect, the arrest of any commercial vehicle driver especially shuttle buses with tinted glasses in the state. Also affected by the order are keke drivers operating with thick curtains that shield occupants from view. A statement by...... more

Rebooting Nigeria’s fledgling economy, By Chima Christian and Oseloka H. Obaze

Rebooting Nigeria’s fledgling economy, By Chima Christian and Oseloka H. Obaze Nigeria’s economy is stressed. Several performance indicators and ratings point to its parlous inclination. But no performance indicator is as stark as everyday realities that confront the general populace. Beyond the gross erosion of the disposable income, many Nigerians are presently unable to afford three square meals and medical care. Food...... more

 

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