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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Adeleke Tella Joins Ogun guber race …..vows to banish hunger in the state

A fresh impetus was added to the race towards who occupies the Oke -mosan government house, in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital on Tuesday with the entrance of Omo Oba Aderibigbe Adeleke Tella into the race which already had a courterie of over twenty aspirants . The entrance of Tella ..a relatively young and upwardly mobile enterpreneur into the race, ... Read More »

Kaduna Fixes Date For Local Government Election

The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADDIEC) has fixed December 30, 2017for the conduct of Local Government Election across the 23 local councils in the state. Chairman of the Commission, Saratu Dikko made this announcement on Friday. She said political parties can now conduct their primaries to enable them to commence their electioneering campaigns. According to Dikko, the timetable for ... Read More »

Fayose’s commissioners may spend holiday in EFCC custody

The Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo, and the Accountant General, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi, may spend the prolonged holiday in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The suspects, who were arrested by the EFCC while Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, was inaugurating his presidential campaign on Thursday, were allegedly involved in the diversion of N7bn. ... Read More »

Court orders MTN to pay ex-Nigerian operations manager N4.8bn

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), Akure Division, has ordered MTN Nigeria Communications Limited and MTN International, Mauritius, to pay its former Network Group Operations Manager, Mr Paul Odunewu, $13,419,728.54, £10,000 and N2,540,000 (totalling N4, 825,036,735.9) following wrongful termination of employment. Justice Oyejoju Oyewunmi made the order on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 following Odunewu’s suit challenging his 2006 termination ... Read More »

IPOB: Nobody can hold me liable if Kanu does not show up in court – Senator

The senator representing Abia-South District, Enyinnaya Abaribe, says he is not liable if the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, does not show up in court on October 17 for continuation of his trial for alleged treasonable offences. Mr. Abaribe was one of three sureties in the bail for Mr. Kanu in the case. The other ... Read More »

Buhari, Sambo, Saraki observe jumaat prayer

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday observed juma’at prayer with some highly placed Nigerians at the State House, Abuja as part of the activities to mark Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary. Among those who attended the special Juma’at prayer were former Vice President, Namadi Sambo; Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. ... Read More »

UK seeks clarification about Kanu’s status, whereabouts from FG

The United Kingdom has asked the Federal Government to clarify the status and whereabouts of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The British government said it had asked the government if the British national was alive or dead. However, it could not be immediately ascertained if the Federal Government had responded to the inquiries or not. ... Read More »

Trump’s Scandal-Hit Health Secretary Resigns

President Donald Trump’s embattled health minister was forced to leave the US administration Friday, amid a scandal over his use of costly private jets for government travel. “Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his resignation earlier today and the President accepted,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. Trump had earlier in the ... Read More »

Senate approves death sentence for kidnapping

THE Senate has approved death sentence for abduction, wrongful restraints or wrongful confinement for ransom. The upper chamber also approved 30 years jail term for anybody that colluded with an abductor. This followed the passage of a bill on abduction, wrongful restraints or wrongful confinement for ransom. The upper chamber, which did clause by clause consideration of the report by ... Read More »

Govt to float $2.5b Eurobond to bridge 2017 budget

The Debt Management Office (DMO) said yesterday  the Federal Government would float Eurobond to raise 2.5 billion dollars before December. DMO Director-General Patience Oniha stated this at the 2017 Nigerian Debt Capital Markets Conference and Awards, organised by the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange in Lagos. She said the borrowing would enable the country to bridge the gap in the 2017 ... Read More »