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Akeredolu Asks Muslims To Pray For Buhari’s Recovery

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has called for prayers for the quick recovery of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari. Akeredolu made the call, during an Iftar programme (Breaking of fast) with Muslim Communities in the state, held at the International Culture and Event Centre (The Dome) in Akure. He urged the Muslim...

BREAKING: Kogi Indigenes Submit Petition For Melaye’s Recall To INEC

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Indigenes of Kogi West Senatorial Constituency have submitted a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding the recall of Senator Dino Melaye. Earlier in the month, indigenes of Western Senatorial District Kogi State, started the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye from the National Assembly. The exercise which took...

Former Heartland Coach, Kelechi Emeteole, Dies

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Sports  

Former Nigerian International and Ex-Heartland Football Club coach, Kelechi Emeteole, has died. Emeteole, who was also a former head coach of the Nigerian Beach Soccer team, reportedly died in an Indian hospital. Popularly known as The Caterpillar, Emeteole was part of the Green Eagles, and managed several clubs including Rangers of Enugu,...

Nigeria Not Fully Prepared For Emergencies – Health Minister

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole says Nigeria is not fully prepared for health emergencies. Professor Adewole said this at the closing ceremony of the Joint External Evaluation of Nigeria’s health regulations in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Addressing an audience at the event, he said: “You look at how prepared you...

Edo Govt To Upgrade Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium

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Sports  

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has restated the commitment of his administration to re-position sports in the state by upgrading the facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium to meet international standard in a bid to attract world class sporting events to the state. The Governor gave the assurance when he...

Court Of Appeal Dismisses EFCC Motion To Freeze Ekiti Gov. Fayose's Account

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal, Ado Ekiti, has dismissed a motion filed by the EFCC seeking to stop Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, from operating his Zenith Bank accounts. The court said the motion was lacking in merit and speculative because the anti-graft agency suppressed material facts in the matter....

Osinbajo Urges Northern Traditional Rulers To Counsel Misguided Youths

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has called on traditional rulers to advise misguided youths in their domains against divisive actions. Professor Osinbajo made the call on Tuesday when he met with traditional rulers from the Northern states in continuation of his consultations with leaders of the North and South East. The...

Two Killed As Boko Haram Ambush Military/ Police Convoy

2 days ago /
Nation 

Two people have been confirmed dead and many missing, as gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists ambushed and opened fire on a military/police convoy. The incident occurred on Tuesday at Abari/Dalwa village along the Maiduguri/Damboa highway. The large convoy was conveying civilians, soldiers and police on a special duty deployment from...

We Are Going To Arrest Arewa Youths, El-Rufai Vows

2 days ago /
Nation 

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said the Arewa youths that issued a “quit notice” to Igbos in the North will be prosecuted no matter how long it takes. The governor said this on Tuesday when the Igbo Delegate Assembly and Igbo chiefs in the Northern states visited him at the...

FG Appeals CCT Acquittal Of Senate President Saraki In False Asset Declaration Trial

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has appealed a court ruling that acquitted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, of charges of corruption and false declaration of assets. The Court of Conduct Tribunal last week cleared the Senate President of 13-count charge of corruption levelled against him. The government yesterday at the Court of Appeal Abuja...

Akeredolu Signs N170.8bn Budget, Promises To Improve Capital Expenditure

2 days ago /
Nation 

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has resolved to depart from the practice of expending a disproportionate percentage of budgetary allocations on recurrent expenditure. Governor Akeredolu made the resolution in Akure while signing the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law at the Governor’s Office in Akure. The budget totals N170.85 billion. He said...

Obiano Partners UNIDO On Entrepreneurial Education

2 days ago /
Nation 

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has signed a trust fund agreement with the United Nations for Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) for the ‘Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs’ Life Project’. The partnership programme is aimed at upgrading teachers, students in senior secondary schools, undergraduates, graduates, as well as those in technical and vocational...

Traffic Wardens Dismissed Over Extortion

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Security 

Two Traffic Wardens, Musa Muktari and Shuaibu Suleman attached to Wuse Police Division, FCT Abuja Command have been dismissed from service with immediate effect for corrupt practice. This followed an Orderly Room trial at the Provost Department, Force Headquarters Abuja in which both wardens were found guilty of abuse of...

Ifeanyi Ubah Released From DSS Custody

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Mr Ifeanyi Ubah, has been released from detention by the Department of State Services (DSS). Mr Ubah was released unconditionally on Monday night after being detained for six weeks. The DSS arrested Mr Ubah early in May, accusing him of engaging in acts...

FG Will Complete Lagos-Kano Rail Line This Year – Amaechi

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has announced that it will complete the Lagos-Kano rail project as well as a segment of the Lagos to Port Harcourt standard gauge before the end of 2017. The Minister Of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this during an inspection of the container inland dry seaport in Kaduna State,...

SERAP Writes UN To Probe FG, Queens College Over Students’ Death

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned four UN Special Rapporteurs. The group is urging them to use their “good offices and mandates to request the Nigerian government and the authorities at Queen’s College, Lagos to end continuing suffering of students, ensure justice and effective remedies for the unnecessary...

Enugu Govt. To Destroy Illegal Structures

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Enugu State Government has given an ultimatum of 14 days to those who do business along the new artisan market road, asking them to evacuate the place or have their structures demolished. The structures came up following the shutting down of the new artisan livestock market in December 2016 after...

 

Barclays Charged With Fraud In Qatar Case

3 days ago /
International News 

Barclays PLC and four former executives have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance. The Serious Fraud Office charges come at the end of a five-year investigation and relate to the bank's fundraising at the height of 2008's financial crisis. Former chief executive, John Varley...

Environmental Offenders: 23 Persons Get Four Months Imprisonment In Oyo

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Oyo State government has sentenced about 23 people in the state to four months imprisonment or pay a fine of N10,000 for violating environmental laws. The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun made this known to reporters on Monday. He said the offenders were apprehended while dumping...

Ambode Swears In LASIEC Commissioners, DG Safety Commission

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has sworn in new commissioners of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC). The Governor also swore in the Director-General of the state’s Safety Commission as well as members of the state’s Public Procurement Agency; Audit Service Commission; and Science and Innovation Council. According to a...