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  • 4 hours We Used N1.5bn To Take Care Of Ourselves As COVID-19 Palliative — Nddc MD InformationNG
    National Assembly The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, on Thursday, revealed that no fewer than N1.5b was spent for staffs of the commission as ‘COVID-19 relief funds’. Speaking during an investigative hearing on the N40 billion corruption allegation against the commission, he added that the fund was spent because they also needed to take care of themselves also. The Senate had on May 5 set up a seven-man ad-hoc committee to investigate the “financial recklessness” of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the commission. Read Also: NSCDC, NCDC, NDDC Are Parastatals Designed For ... more
  • 7 hours Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 10th July 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines These are our newspaper Headlines for today, 10th July 2020: Police Nab Robbers Behind Ondo Bank Robbery The Nigeria police has announced the capture of the 7-man gang behind the Ile Oluji, Ondo state bank robbery where four policemen were shot dead. According to a statement on the official Twitter handle of the police, the names of the suspects are: Tunbosun Ojo ‘m’ 42years, Ismaila Ojo ‘m’ 25years, Victor Oyeyemi ‘m’ 36years, Dele Ariyo ‘m’ 44years, Shola Oladimeji ‘m’ 50years and Olubodun Folayemi ‘m’ 44years. Magu Quizzed Over 380 Houses, 7 Crude-laden Ships, N37bn Assets ... more
  • 24 hours Magu Quizzed Over 380 Houses, 7 Crude-laden Ships, N37bn Assets InformationNG
    Ibrahim Magu Ibrahim Magu, the embattled chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission was on Wednesday grilled before the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel. During the questioning, he was asked to account for 380 houses, seven vessels loaded with crude oil and disposal of assets worth N37 billion. Magu is being grilled, following allegations raised against him by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami(SAN). Read Also: Osinbajo Denies Collecting N4bn From Embattled Magu The fresh allegations are part of the over 20 allegations levelled against the anti-graft agency chairman by the AGF. The post Magu ... more
  • 24 hours Osinbajo Asks IGP To Investigate Allegations Linking Him To Magu Funds InformationNG
    Yemi Osinbajo Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has written the inspector general of police, Adamu Mohammed via his lawyer, Taiwo Osipitan over allegations linking him to funds allegedly stolen by embattled RFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu. Osinbajo in the petition asked the IGP to launch an investigation into the allegation and if the purveyor of the report is found guilty, a criminal proceeding should be launched against him. Read Also: Shehu Sani Knocks Osinbajo For Saying Nigeria Is Running Expensive Govt This is coming few hours after he released an official statement via his spokesman, Laolu Akande debunking the report as malicious ... more
  • 1 day FG Never Promised To Keep Fuel Price Permanently Low, Says Petroleum Minister InformationNG
    Fuel pump The recent increment in petrol pump price to over N140 has no doubt generated criticism from Nigerians in the last couple of days. Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, while reacting to the criticisms stated that at no time did the federal government promised to keep the price of petrol permanently low. According to Sylva, when crude oil prices were down, government, through its regulatory functions ensured that the benefits of lower crude oil prices were enjoyed by Nigerians by ensuring that PMS price was lowered, adding that at that time, the government indicated ... more
  • 1 day Court Rejects Okorocha’s Request To Stop EFCC Probe InformationNG
    Rochas Okorocha A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has failed in his bid to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating him on alleged financial misconduct. The former governor had prayed the court to grant him an injunction to prevent the investigation, citing that it is unconstitutional for the EFCC to investigate him on the same matter a panel is currently investigating. The Imo state government had set up a panel to review all financial transactions of the state during the eight-year administration of Okorocha, now a senator. Read Also: We Recovered N7.9bn Stolen By ... more
  • 1 day Osinbajo Denies Collecting N4bn From Embattled Magu InformationNG
    Yemi Osinbajo Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to a now-viral report that accused him of collecting gratifications from the suspended chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu. Speaking via a statement by Laolu Akande, his media aide, Osinbajo described the report as baseless and untrue. Magu is currently appearing before a presidential panel set up to probe allegations of stealing recovered funds by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami. “The attention of the Office of the Vice President has been drawn to a series of tweets and online publications by PointBlank News and Newsreel.com.ng today 8th July ... more
  • 1 day Face Mask Can Cause Failed ATM Transactions – Banks InformationNG
    Facemask Some banks have started sending out emails to their customers that they need to remove their face masks while carrying out transactions through Automated Teller Machines(ATM) so as to prevent ‘failed transactions.’ According to the statement, some ATM machines are equipped with face detection device and wearing a face mask might prevent the feature from working hence a failed transaction might be recorded at the spot. Zenith bank in its message said,  “Wearing of face masks is safety and precautionary measure we must all adhere to in this period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Also: Facemask Is Good, I ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 9th July 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines FG Makes U-Turn, Suspends Reopening Of Schools Indefinitely The minister for education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has declared that schools across the country will not be allowed to reopen anytime soon because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking with newsmen shortly after the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja on Wednesday, he added that Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not determine when schools will reopen. He further explained that final year students will no longer be allowed to return to… Why Can’t Southerners Become EFCC Chairman, Omokri Asks A former presidential aide, Reno ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: EFCC Gets New Acting Chairman InformationNG
    Mohammed Umar, director of operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been appointed as the acting chairman of the agency. Read Also: Don’t Do To Magu What He Did To Others, Ozekhome Begs FG According to NAN, this was confirmed by a top official of the commission, saying that Umar would act in the absence of its suspended acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu. Magu was on Tuesday suspended as the acting chairman of the anti-corruption agency over corruption allegations levelled again him. Information Nigeria recalls that embattled Magu was on Wednesday invited by operatives of the Department of State ... more
  • 2 days Don’t Do To Magu What He Did To Others, Ozekhome Begs FG InformationNG
    Magu Human rights lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has appealed to Nigerians and those in authority, not to subject Ibrahim Magu, the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to the same media trial as he (Magu) subjected public officers accused of corruption. According to Ozekhome, Magu should be presumed innocent until proven otherwise by a court of law, through a free and fair public trial. “The fact that he did it to others did not and does not mean it was right. Two wrongs can never make a right. “As I argued again and ... more
  • 2 days Enough’s Enough, Reopen All Churches Now — CAN InformationNG
    Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) The Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) has called on state government to reopen churches in their states. According to the president of the Christian body,His Eminence, Rev Samson Ayokunle, the continued shut down of these churches is non longer acceptable by the association. He queried why states like Ogun, Lagos and some others have refused to reopen worship centers despite the federal government ordering for a reopening. Read Also: COVID-19: FG Writes Off N4.2bn Debt Of Broadcast Stations He said, “Despite the directive given by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 with regards to the reopening ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 8th July 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines Presidential Aide: Why Allegations Against Magu Can’t Be Ignored A source within the presidency who spoke with newsmen on Tuesday shortly after Ibrahim Magu was suspended as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) says the allegations against the embattled former anti-graft agency boss can not be ignored because they are overwhelming. According to the source who pleaded anonymity because no one hastily been granted authority to speak on the matter, anyone occupying a position such as Magu’s should be devoid of blemish and suspicions. Magu Should Be Placed On Watch-List So ... more
  • 3 days Presidential Aide: Why Allegations Against Magu Can’t Be Ignored InformationNG
    Magu A source within the presidency who spoke with newsmen on Tuesday shortly after Ibrahim Magu was suspended as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) says the allegations against the embattled former anti-graft agency boss can not be ignored because they are overwhelming. According to the source who pleaded anonymity because no one has been granted authority to speak on the matter, anyone occupying a position such as Magu’s should be devoid of blemish and suspicions. The source added that what happened to Magu also shows that nobody in the Buhari administration is above scrutiny. ... more
  • 3 days Magu Should Be Placed On Watch-List So He Won’t Run Away, Says Fayose InformationNG
    Ibrahim Magu The former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has called on security agencies to put the suspended acting chairman of the economic and financial crime commission(EFCC), Ibrahim Magi on watch-list so as to ‘prevent him from running away.’ Read Also: Corrupt Politicians Promoting Smear Campaigns Against Magu: EFCC Speaking via his official Twitter handle, he said the suspended EFCC boss should be subjected to the same fate he subjected him to when he was governor. He tweeted, Just as Magu directed that I be placed on “Watch-list” even when I had immunity as a sitting gov, Magu too ... more
  • 3 days FG Reacts To Viral Video Of Nigerian Man Assaulted In Pakistan InformationNG
    The Nigerian man Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, has reacted to a viral video of a Nigerian man being assaulted by a deadly Pakistani gang. It was gathered that the man’s brother, Andrew had allegedly ripped off the gang. In the video, the gang tied the man’s hands tied behind him as they flogged him while he begged for mercy, saying Andrew will pay up. One of the men later pulled a gun on him and shot but he narrowly missed his head. The Nigerian man said the gang members have threatened to kill him if he doesn’t pay their ... more
  • 3 days Senate Asks FG To Name Ibadan Airport After Ajimobi InformationNG
    Ajimobi The Nigerian senate has requested the federal government to name the Ibadan airport in Oyo state after late Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of the state. The Senate also said it would send a high-powered delegation to commiserate with the deceased’s family. These resolutions were as a result of a motion sponsored by Abdulfatai Buhari, senator representing Oyo north. The lawmaker had drawn the attention of the senators to the demise of Ajimobi by the motion. The former Oyo governor had died at First Cardiology Consultants Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos, following complications from COVID-19. Ajimobi who was aged 70 was ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: Ibrahim Magu Suspended As EFCC Acting Chairman InformationNG
    EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has been suspended by the presidency, BBC reports. This comes a day after he was invited by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) for questioning over 21 corruptions allegations leveled against him. Tony Amokedo, spokesman for the embattled Chairman of the anti-graft agency had denied reports that he was arrested, insisting that he was invited to a presidential panel, chaired by Justice Ayo Salami, a former president of the Court of Appeal. Magu was reportedly detained at the FCID in ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Another Lockdown Looms If… — PTF Chairman InformationNG
    Boss Mustapha The Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF and Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID-19 Mr. Boss Mustapha says Nigeria might head for another lockdown if the need be. Speaking on Monday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce in Abuja, he added that the attitude of Nigerians in the next coming weeks would determine if the President would be advised to consider another lockdown or not. The PTF chairman said; “As to whether we would advise Mr. President to consider another lockdown, I have said it here that lockdowns might not be popular ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: FG Writes Off N4.2bn Debt Of Broadcast Stations InformationNG
    Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed The minister for culture and information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Monday says the federal government has written off 60 percent of debt owed to it by broadcast station following dwindling revenue brought about by Covid-19. According to the minister, the total debt being owed the federal government by broadcast stations amount to N7.8 billion and the 60 percent debt relief amounts to N4.2b. However, he said for broadcast stations to enjoy the debt relief, they are expected to pay the 40 percent debt within the next three months. He said,  “Against this ... more
  • 3 days Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 7th July 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines Baby Factory Operators Attack Policemen In Imo Some policemen suffered an attack upon storming a “hospital” in a Umuocha community in Oguta council of Imo state while trailing a man who allegedly stole a baby from its mother at gunpoint. Upon entering the health facility the man they were trailing ran into, the policemen saw many children and expectant mothers allegedly used for child trafficking. ‘Our Boss Wasn’t Arrested’, EFCC Debunks Arrest Reports The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), says its acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu was not arrested but only honoured an invitation at ... more
  • 4 days ‘Our Boss Wasn’t Arrested’, EFCC Debunks Arrest Reports InformationNG
    EFCC Operatives The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), says its acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu was not arrested but only honoured an invitation at the Banquet Hall wing of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The commission was reacting to reports that Magu was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday. In a statement issued by Dele Oyewale, Head of Media and Publicity of the commission, it said the EFCC’s boss was neither arrested nor forced to honour the invitation. Read Also: BREAKING: DSS Reportedly Arrests EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu The statement read, “Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of ... more
  • 4 days DSS Denies Arresting Magu, Says He Was Only ‘Invited’ InformationNG
    Magu The Department for State Security (DSS) has denied reports that it arrested Ibrahim Magu, the acting Economic Financial and Crimes Commission (EFCC). Read Also: ‘We’ll Come For Looters In Ghana’,  EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu According to the security agency, Magu was only summoned by the presidential panel over alleged corruption cases. The rebuttal was made known by the agency in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya.
    A statement from the Department of State Services (DSS), signed by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, Ph.D, has rebutted the alleged arrest of Mr. Ibrahim ... more
  • 4 days FG To Close 3rd Mainland Bridge For Six Months InformationNG
    3rd Mainland Bridge The Federal Ministry of Works says it will be closing the ever-busy 3rd mainland bridge in Lagos for a period of six months beginning from July 24. Disclosing this to newsmen on Monday, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, said consultations are currently ongoing for another phase of repair works to begin on the 11.8 km bridge. According to Popoola, the repair works would start on the outward mainland section of the bridge. He said the Ministry is already working with relevant agencies to ensure the free flow of traffic during the period. READ ... more
  • 4 days BREAKING: DSS Reportedly Arrests EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu InformationNG
    Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). According to Sahara Reporters, he was arrested over allegations that he owns four properties. He is also alleged to have transferred funds abroad through a third party. In 2016, DSS accused the EFCC boss of living in a N40m mansion paid for by one Umar Mohammed, a retired Air Commodore. Reports say Magu is “currently occupying a residence rented for N40m at N20m per annum. This accommodation was not paid [for] from the commission’s finances, but by one ... more
  • 4 days SERAP Gives Buhari 14-day Deadline To Probe N300bn Missing Funds InformationNG
    Muhammadu Buhari The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari a 14-day ultimatum to probe over N300 billion missing public funds or gets his government ready for lawsuit. According to SERAP, Buhari should direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate allegations that over N300 billion of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2017 audited report by the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF). It also urged him to ask “Mr Malami and the anti-corruption ... more
  • 4 days Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 6th July 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines Buhari Hails Nigerian For Returning Missing Wallet In Japan President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed Ikenna Nweke, a Nigerian doctorate student at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, who returned a missing wallet with huge sums of money to the police. Nweke was also said to have turned down offer of a percentage by the authorities. Speaking in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari greeted Nweke for projecting the values of honesty, integrity and contentment that should be the hallmark of a people. I Am Hale, Hearty’ — Ebenezer Obey Debunks Death Rumour Veteran ... more
  • 5 days Buhari Hails Nigerian For Returning Missing Wallet In Japan InformationNG
    President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed Ikenna Nweke, a Nigerian doctorate student at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, who returned a missing wallet with huge sums of money to the police. Nweke was also said to have turned down offer of a percentage by the authorities. Speaking in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari greeted Nweke for projecting the values of honesty, integrity and contentment that should be the hallmark of a people. According to the President, good virtues and propriety were the hallmarks of every culture in Nigeria, while crime is an exception. Read ... more
  • 5 days Why Nigeria Can’t Stop Borrowing – Finance Minister InformationNG
    Zainab Ahmed Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the minister of Budget and Planning has highlighted two key reasons that have made it inevitable for Nigeria to keep borrowing from external bodies. Speaking at a webinar organised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Fiscal Policy Roundtable and Tax Investment and Competitiveness Policy Commission on Saturday, she highlighted the reasons as the dual reality of COVID-19 pandemic and the drop in the price of oil in the international market. She added that before the global health and economic challenges, Nigeria had been grappling with low revenue, noting that the crises had put the ... more
  • 5 days Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 5th July 2020 InformationNG
     
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines Governor Ikpeazu Recovers From COVID-19 Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, has announced his recovery from COVID-19, after spending three weeks in isolation centre. Governor Ikpeazu had announced on June 8, that he tested positive for the virus — and received his negative result on Friday. However, John Kalu, commissioner for information, said in a statement on Saturday, that the governor is now free of the disease. ‘Nobody Can Ban Almajiri’, Says Islamic Cleric Dahiru Usman Bauchi, an Islamic cleric, says the ban of Almajiri system by northern governors will not be accepted. The ... more
  • 6 days BREAKING: Ebonyi Governor Tests Positive For COVID-19 InformationNG
    Dave Umahi Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi has joined the growing list of Nigerian governors who have tested positive for coronavirus. He made the announcement via a statement he released on Saturday, 4th July. Speaking before the result came back positive, he had charged his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state should the result shows positive. Read Also: Madagascar COVID-19 Herb Is For Malaria: Minister He said, “If I test positive, my deputy will carry on with the fight as a frontline worker, but we will be extremely careful and use zoom to do ... more
  • 6 days ‘Nobody Can Ban Almajiri’, Says Islamic Cleric InformationNG
    Almajiri Children Dahiru Usman Bauchi, an Islamic cleric, says the ban of Almajiri system by northern governors will not be accepted. The cleric said this in an interview with The Sun, stressing that those who practice the system have the right to do so under the country’s constitution which gives every citizen the rights to movement and practice of their religions. “The constitution of the country gives us the freedom to practice our religion the way we want it. Our biggest religion is the Quran. Since the Quran has given them (those in power) laws that they have refused ... more
  • 6 days Governor Ikpeazu Recovers From COVID-19 InformationNG
    Okezie Ikpeazu Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, has announced his recovery from COVID-19, after spending three weeks in isolation centre. Governor Ikpeazu had announced on June 8, that he tested positive for the virus — and received his negative result on Friday. However, John Kalu, commissioner for information, said in a statement on Saturday, that the governor is now free of the disease. Read Also: Despite Testing Positive, Ikpeazu Says He Is Stable And In High Spirit “To the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on samples submitted by Governor Okezie ... more
  • 6 days Ogun State Government Extends Lockdown By Two Weeks InformationNG
    Ogun state governor Dapo Abiodun The Ogun State government has extended the lockdown restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic for another two weeks. In his address of Friday, Governor Dapo Abiodun said the five working days in the week are still open for business with only Saturday and Sunday as lockdown days. Also, commercial activities are not permitted on weekends while churches and mosques activities will remain closed. READ ALSO – Again, Ogun State Extends Lockdown By One Week The Governor further explained that the COVID-19 Task Force in markets will continue to ensure physical ... more
  • 6 days Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 4th July 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines NYSC Issues New Certificate To Obaseki Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki has received a new discharge certificate from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The governor’s former certificate has an alphabet missing in his surname which read Obaseki instead of Obaseki. The All Progressives Congress (APC) panel which screened aspirants for the Edo 2020 primary election had cited this error as one of the reasons for disqualifying the governor from the race. I’m Yet To Receive One Naira From FG To Fight COVID-19: Gov Emmanuel Governor Udom Emmanuel says Akwa Ibom State Government has ... more
  • 7 days Airport Reopening: Politicians’ Aides Not Allowed Inside Terminal — FG InformationNG
    Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika As the country prepares to reopen airports, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Thursday said only travellers would be allowed inside terminals. Sirika had earlier announced that Abuja and Lagos airports would resume domestic operations on July 8; and Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports, July 11. Speaking in an interactive session with members of Senate Committee on Aviation in Abuja, the minister said: “All those who have no business in travelling will certainly not be allowed to enter the airport. “So, anybody coming into the airports this time around, whether as ... more
  • 1 week Politicians Using COVID-19 To Play Games With Lives, Says Yahaya Bello InformationNG
    Yahaya Bello Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello has come out to accuse politicians of using the dreaded COVID-19 disease to play games with the lives of Nigerians. Speaking on Thursday while receiving the board of trustees of Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation at his office in Lokoja, he reiterated that his state is free of the dreaded disease. However, he stated that the disease is not new in Nigeria and that the country has its own way of treating it. He said, “Let us stop this game, Nigerians are suffering, instead of the lockdown with its attendant negative effects ... more
  • 1 week Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 3rd July 2020 InformationNG
     
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines   It’s Not Our Duty To Reveal Boko Haram Sponsors: Army The Nigerian Army says it is not in its place to expose those who sponsor Boko Haram insurgents. John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, made this known in a media briefing on Thursday, saying even though the army is aware that some groups are being sponsored, its duty is to defeat “terrorism and other criminality”. According to Enenche, the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the Department of State Services (DSS) has no duty to find out and disclose the identities of those ... more
  • 1 week It’s Not Our Duty To Reveal Boko Haram Sponsors: Army InformationNG
    Nigerian Army The Nigerian Army says it is not in its place to expose those who sponsor Boko Haram insurgents. John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, made this known in a media briefing on Thursday, saying even though the army is aware that some groups are being sponsored, its duty is to defeat “terrorism and other criminality”. According to Enenche, the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the Department of State Services (DSS) has no duty to find out and disclose the identities of those sponsoring the criminal groups. “The kind of weapons these terrorists are using like the ... more
  • 1 week Buhari: Number Of Poor Nigerians Expected To Triple InformationNG
    President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday says that numbers of poor Nigerians is expected to triple due to the devastating effect of COVID-19 on the nation’s economy. According to Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesman, Buhari made this known in a recorded video message to a virtual high-level United Nations meeting focused on trends, options, and strategies in poverty eradication across the world. He said, “All the while, they struggle with the most basic needs like nutrition, shelter, health, education and access to clean water and sanitation,” Buhari was quoted to have said. Read Also: COVID-19 Test Remains Free For ... more
  • 1 week Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 2nd July 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines 774,000 Jobs: Keyamo Displayed Rascality — Ubah Ifeanyi Ubah, senator representing Anambra south, has accused Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, of displaying “rascality” when he appeared before a joint committee of the national assembly. Keyamo on Tuesday was walked out of the national assembly following altercation he had with some senators and house of representatives members while responding to some questions about the recruitment of 774,000 citizens. Petrol To Now Sell For N140 Abdulkadir Saidu, the executive secretary of the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has advised and announced an ... more
  • 1 week NASS Dares Buhari, Halts 774,000 Jobs Programme InformationNG
    President Buhari The National Assembly has halted President Muhammadu Buhari’s planned employment of Nigerians in the Special Public Works Programme 2020 and asked him to seek redress in a law court if he feels the legislators are being nosy. The suspension of the scheme followed after the minister of state for labour and productivity, Festus Keyamo engaged in a heated exchange with the legislators over the modalities of the program. According to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ajibola Basiru (APC, Osun Central), the implementation of the programme shall be on hold, pending proper briefing ... more
  • 1 week 774,000 Jobs: Keyamo Displayed Rascality — Ubah InformationNG
    Ifeanyi Ubah Ifeanyi Ubah, senator representing Anambra south, has accused Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, of displaying “rascality” when he appeared before a joint committee of the national assembly. Keyamo on Tuesday was walked out of the national assembly following altercation  he had with some senators and house of representatives members while responding to some questions about the recruitment of 774,000 citizens. Keyamo was accused by lawmakers of hijacking the programme which is being implemented by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) under a special works programme. However, Keyamo in a counterattack, accused the lawmakers ... more
  • 1 week BREAKING: Petrol To Now Sell For N140 InformationNG
    Petrol Abdulkadir Saidu, the executive secretary of the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has advised and announced an increase in the retail price of petrol from the N121.50. Speaking via a new statement, the ideal retail price for petrol should now be between  N140.80 and N143.80. The statement reads in part: “Please recall the provision for the establishment of a monthly price band within which petroleum marketers are expected to sell PMS at the retail stations, based on the existing price regime”. Read Also: BREAKING: Fire Guts NNPC Petrol Station In Lagos “After a review of the prevailing market ... more
  • 1 week 774,000 Jobs: Don’t Abuse Your Positions, Buhari Warns Public Servants InformationNG
    President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has warned public office holders to desist from using their positions or influence on anyone seeking for government jobs, adding that such act is  “antithetical to the character of the administration.” He made the comment less than 24 hours after it was reported that members of the National Assembly walked out the Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, during an investigative hearing over the 774,000 jobs offer of the Federal Government. Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, made Buhari’s position known via in a statement sent to journalists ... more
  • 1 week COVID-19 Test Remains Free For Residents ― Lagos Govt InformationNG
    Lagos State Governor, Sanwo-Olu The Lagos state government has maintained that covid-19 testing in public laboratories for the state residents remain free of charge. This was made known by Mr Gbenga Omotoso, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy on Wednesday. He then charged state residents to take advantage of the service if they feel unwell or feel they have had close contact with an infected person. He said, ”The state would like to reassure the general public that testing is still free at all the COVID-19 public testing laboratories for all Lagos residents. Read Also: Okowa, Wife Test Positive ... more
  • 1 week 774,000 Jobs: Tinubu’s Daughter, Mc Oluomo, Others To Supervise FG Recruitment InformationNG
    Photo of MC Oluomo and Tinubu’s daughter The Lagos state chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers(NURTW), Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo and Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, daughter of the national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC), Bola Tinubu have both been appointed into the 20-member committee that will undertake the recruitment of 20,000 youths in Lagos by the federal of government. This is in line with the federal government move to employ about 774, 000 youths for three months. Read Also: After Promising Politicians Slots, Keyamo Accuses Them Of Blackmail Over 774,000 Jobs The Minister of State for ... more
  • 1 week Nigeria Is Characterised By Large Population Of Poor People, Buhari Laments InformationNG
    President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has conceded that Nigeria is plagued with large population of poor people, serious infrastructure deficit, lack of housing and a battered economy brought about by the novel coronavirus. Speaking on Tuesday at a virtual meeting with members of the presidential economic advisory council (PEAC), he added that more is needed from all sectors to revamp the economy from the current tide. Read Also: I knew Buhari Was Deceiving Tinubu – Afenifere Chieftain, Adebanjo He said, “We are a country characterised by a large population of poor people, serious infrastructure deficit, lack of housing and a ... more
  • 1 week Okowa, Wife Test Positive For COVID-19 InformationNG
    Ifeanyi Okowa Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has announced that his wife, Edith and himself have both tested positive for Covid-19. This is coming a few days after he announced that one of his daughters tested positive for the novel disease. Read Also: Nigerians Made To Accept Covid-19 By Force, Says Yahaya Bello He made the announcement via a statement on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday. He tweeted, “My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us and our daughter. ” ... more
  • 1 week Nigeria Is Not Fully Ready To Embrace Democracy – Bishop Kukah InformationNG
    Bishop Matthew Kukah The Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, Matthew Kukah, has stated that Nigeria is yet to accept full democracy as its military background has continued to affect effective governance in the democratic dispensation. Kukah who said this while speaking as a panellist during a citizens’ town hall on electoral reforms, a programme organised by YIAGA Africa on Tuesday, June 30, averred that there is greed and the political interest in the country. He added that the quarrelsome nature of the politics, and the way the judiciary has now come to undermine the wishes of the people, suggests ... more
  • 1 week Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 1st July 2020 InformationNG
     
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines 774,000 Jobs: Lawmakers Walk Keyamo Out Of National Assembly Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, was on Tuesday worked out of the national assembly by lawmakers following argument that arose from the planned recruitment of 774,000 people by the federal government. Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning, had announced in April, that approval for the employment of 774,000 Nigerians has been given by the president, Muhammadu Buhari. 774,000 Jobs: Lawmakers Walk Keyamo Out Of National Assembly A suit challenging some provisions of the controversial Control of Infectious Diseases ... more
  • 1 week Court Rejects Melaye’s Suit Against Infectious Disease Bill InformationNG
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  • 1 week Nigerians Made To Accept Covid-19 By Force, Says Yahaya Bello InformationNG
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  • 1 week After Promising Politicians Slots, Keyamo Accuses Them Of Blackmail Over 774,000 Jobs InformationNG
    Festus Keyamo The minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo has accused some politicians of trying to hijack the recruitment scheme into the special public works programme. Recall that the minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, announced in April that president  Muhammadu Buhari has approved the engagement of 774,000 Nigerians on the programme implemented by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE). A month later, Keyamo was credited as saying up to 10 percent slots of the beneficiaries of the programme in each state would be allotted to political office holders “like our distinguished senators, ... more
  • 1 week Nigerian Army Dragged To Court Over Illegal Detention Of Soldier In Viral Video InformationNG
    Army Chief, Buratai The Nigerian Army has been dragged before the Federal High Court, Abuja, over the unlawful arrest and detention of Lance Corporal Martins and his wife, Mrs Victoria Idakpini. Lance Corporal Martins released a video criticizing security chiefs in the country for not doing enough to end terrorism in the country. In the video shared online on June 23, 2020, Martins lamented the needless killings of citizens. He added that he knows he may no longer have his freedom after the release of the video but said it won’t stop him from speaking. Shortly after the video went viral, Lance ... more
  • 1 week Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 30th June 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines COVID-19 Lockdown: FG To Announce Next Lines Of Action Today The Federal Government of Nigeria will on Tuesday, June 30, address Nigerians on the next phase of COVID-19 eased lockdown in the country. The Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, Bashir Ahmad made this known shortly after Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, briefed the president on the latest updates. FG Approves Reopening Of Schools The federal government of Nigeria has approved the reopening of schools across the country. However, ... more
  • 2 weeks COVID-19 Lockdown: FG To Announce Next Lines Of Action Tuesday InformationNG
    President Buhari The Federal Government of Nigeria will on Tuesday, June 30, address Nigerians on the next phase of COVID-19 eased lockdown in the country. Read Also: Gov Okowa Self-Isolates After Daughter Tests Positive For COVID-19 The Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, Bashir Ahmad made this known shortly after Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, briefed the president on the latest updates. He tweeted, “Today is the last day of Nigeria’s phase II of the eased lockdown, members of the Presidential Task Force on ... more
  • 2 weeks COVID-19 Lockdown: FG To Announce Next Lines Of Action Tuesday InformationNG
    President Buhari The Federal Government of Nigeria will on Tuesday, June 30, address Nigerians on the next phase of COVID-19 eased lockdown in the country. Read Also: Gov Okowa Self-Isolates After Daughter Tests Positive For COVID-19 The Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, Bashir Ahmad made this known shortly after Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, briefed the president on the latest updates. He tweeted, “Today is the last day of Nigeria’s phase II of the eased lockdown, members of the Presidential Task Force on ... more
  • 2 weeks FG: Over 1m Nigerians Applied For N-power In Less Than 48 Hours InformationNG
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  • 2 weeks FG: Over 1m Nigerians Applied For N-power In Less Than 48 Hours InformationNG
    N-power The federal government of Nigeria has revealed that no fewer than one million applicants have applied for the N-power scheme since the program opened its portal on Friday night. This was made known by Rhoda Iliya, the the deputy director information, ministry of humanitarian affairs disaster management and social development, on Sunday. In her comment, she further debunked news that the application portal has been hijacked. She said,“The ministry wishes to reiterate that all young Nigerians between the ages of 18-35 with or without formal education can apply for a slot in the new program which would be ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 29th June 2020 InformationNG
     
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines We Broke The Law To Allow Ajimobi Burial In GRA: Makinde Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says the state government didn’t adhere to the established land use rule in Oyo state when it gave approval for the burial of former governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi at his Oluyole Estate residence. Ajimobi died of multiple organ failure following complications from COVID-19 at First Cardiologist Consultant, Hospital in Lagos, last Thursday at the age of 70. The former governor’s burial was initially scheduled for Friday, but was postponed according to Bolaji Tunji, special assistant on ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 29th June 2020 InformationNG
     
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines We Broke The Law To Allow Ajimobi Burial In GRA: Makinde Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says the state government didn’t adhere to the established land use rule in Oyo state when it gave approval for the burial of former governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi at his Oluyole Estate residence. Ajimobi died of multiple organ failure following complications from COVID-19 at First Cardiologist Consultant, Hospital in Lagos, last Thursday at the age of 70. The former governor’s burial was initially scheduled for Friday, but was postponed according to Bolaji Tunji, special assistant on ... more
  • 2 weeks We Broke The Law To Allow Ajimobi Burial In GRA: Makinde InformationNG
    Seyi Makinde Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says the state government didn’t adhere to the established land use rule in Oyo state when it gave approval for the burial of former governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi at his Oluyole Estate residence. Ajimobi died of multiple organ failure following complications from COVID-19 at First Cardiologist Consultant, Hospital in Lagos, last Thursday at the age of 70. The former governor’s burial was initially scheduled for Friday, but was postponed according to Bolaji Tunji, special assistant on media to the former governor, due to consultations with the governments of Lagos and ... more
  • 2 weeks We Broke The Law To Allow Ajimobi Burial In GRA: Makinde InformationNG
    Seyi Makinde Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says the state government didn’t adhere to the established land use rule in Oyo state when it gave approval for the burial of former governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi at his Oluyole Estate residence. Ajimobi died of multiple organ failure following complications from COVID-19 at First Cardiologist Consultant, Hospital in Lagos, last Thursday at the age of 70. The former governor’s burial was initially scheduled for Friday, but was postponed according to Bolaji Tunji, special assistant on media to the former governor, due to consultations with the governments of Lagos and ... more
  • 2 weeks Ajimobi Will Not Be Buried In Mosque – Officials InformationNG
    Ajimobi The committee and governing councils of Abiola Ajimobi central mosque have dismissed rumours making the rounds that former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi will be buried at the mosque. The council in its comment noted that the deceased wife, Florence would determine where and how the former governor would be laid to rest. This was made known by Daud Afolabi, the Oyo State Coordinator, National Council of Muslim Youth. Afolabi said, “As you can see, no place was marked within the premises of the mosque for graves. The body of the former governor will be laid ... more
  • 2 weeks Ajimobi Will Not Be Buried In Mosque – Officials InformationNG
    Ajimobi The committee and governing councils of Abiola Ajimobi central mosque have dismissed rumours making the rounds that former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi will be buried at the mosque. The council in its comment noted that the deceased wife, Florence would determine where and how the former governor would be laid to rest. This was made known by Daud Afolabi, the Oyo State Coordinator, National Council of Muslim Youth. Afolabi said, “As you can see, no place was marked within the premises of the mosque for graves. The body of the former governor will be laid ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 28th June 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines Oshiomhole Says He Accepts Dissolution Of APC NWC The suspended national chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC), Adams Oshiomhole says he has accepted the dissolution of the party’s national working committee led by Victor Gaidom. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Saturday, he added that he has instructed his lawyer to withdraw pending appeal at the supreme court. The former Edo governor was challenging a court of appeal order upholding his suspension him as chairman of the party. ‘We Won’t Join APC’ – PDP Governors Fire Back At Yahaya Bello The Peoples Democratic ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 28th June 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines Oshiomhole Says He Accepts Dissolution Of APC NWC The suspended national chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC), Adams Oshiomhole says he has accepted the dissolution of the party’s national working committee led by Victor Gaidom. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Saturday, he added that he has instructed his lawyer to withdraw pending appeal at the supreme court. The former Edo governor was challenging a court of appeal order upholding his suspension him as chairman of the party. ‘We Won’t Join APC’ – PDP Governors Fire Back At Yahaya Bello The Peoples Democratic ... more
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    FBI Six Nigerians have been declared wanted by the government of the United States of America for their alleged involvement in ​business​ email ​compromise schemes. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, took to Twitter in the early hours of Saturday, to seek the help of the public in finding out the whereabouts of the suspected fraudsters. FBI shared photos of the six Nigerians with a tweet which reads; “Help the #FBI find ​six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in ​business​ email ​compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 ​million in losses. Read more about each defendant at http://ow.ly/97Dk50A9Gk8 ​​, ... more
  • 2 weeks US Government Declares 6 Nigerians Wanted For Cyber Crime InformationNG
    FBI Six Nigerians have been declared wanted by the government of the United States of America for their alleged involvement in ​business​ email ​compromise schemes. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, took to Twitter in the early hours of Saturday, to seek the help of the public in finding out the whereabouts of the suspected fraudsters. FBI shared photos of the six Nigerians with a tweet which reads; “Help the #FBI find ​six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in ​business​ email ​compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 ​million in losses. Read more about each defendant at http://ow.ly/97Dk50A9Gk8 ​​, ... more
  • 2 weeks Ajimobi To Be Buried On Sunday: Spokesperson InformationNG
    Ajimobi The last Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state, will be buried d on Sunday, according to his spokesperson. The burial of the former governor who died of COVID-19 complications in Lagos on Thursday was initially scheduled for Friday, but Bolaji Tunji, Ajimobi’s special assistant said the event was postponed after consultations with the governments of Lagos and Oyo. Speaking via a statement on Friday, Tunji said the burial will hold in line with the existing protocol issued by the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19. “In close consultation with the governments of Lagos and Oyo States, the ... more
  • 2 weeks Ajimobi To Be Buried On Sunday: Spokesperson InformationNG
    Ajimobi The last Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state, will be buried d on Sunday, according to his spokesperson. The burial of the former governor who died of COVID-19 complications in Lagos on Thursday was initially scheduled for Friday, but Bolaji Tunji, Ajimobi’s special assistant said the event was postponed after consultations with the governments of Lagos and Oyo. Speaking via a statement on Friday, Tunji said the burial will hold in line with the existing protocol issued by the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19. “In close consultation with the governments of Lagos and Oyo States, the ... more
  • 2 weeks Insecurity: Restructure Now Or Risk Nigeria’s Collapse, Obasanjo Says InformationNG
    Olusegun Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for the restructuring of Nigeria’s federating units as a solution to the country’s insecurity. Speaking at the 2020 Annual Sobo Sowemimo Lecture (Virtual) in Abeokuta on Friday, he added that until Nigeria restructures, insecurity, unstability, non-progressive and stagnation may continue to be-devil the country. The lecture titled “COVID – 19 Pandemic and Nigeria Security Issues: the way forward”, was organized by the Abeokuta Club. Read Also: Obasanjo Presidential Library Lays Off Staff, Blames Covid-19 The former president further accused governments at all levels of ineffectiveness, calling on Nigerians to launch and promote ... more
  • 2 weeks Insecurity: Restructure Now Or Risk Nigeria’s Collapse, Obasanjo Says InformationNG
    Olusegun Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for the restructuring of Nigeria’s federating units as a solution to the country’s insecurity. Speaking at the 2020 Annual Sobo Sowemimo Lecture (Virtual) in Abeokuta on Friday, he added that until Nigeria restructures, insecurity, unstability, non-progressive and stagnation may continue to be-devil the country. The lecture titled “COVID – 19 Pandemic and Nigeria Security Issues: the way forward”, was organized by the Abeokuta Club. Read Also: Obasanjo Presidential Library Lays Off Staff, Blames Covid-19 The former president further accused governments at all levels of ineffectiveness, calling on Nigerians to launch and promote ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘We’ll Come For Looters In Ghana’ – EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu InformationNG
    EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, says the commission will soon be going after Nigerian looters currently hiding in Ghana. Speaking when a delegation of the Chartered Institute of Public Resources Management and Politics (CIPRMP) paid him a visit in Abuja on Friday, June 26, Magu said the commission is putting resources together to go after the looters and recover the stolen wealth stashed in that country. “Corruption is a borderless crime. We are putting our resources together to allow us go to Ghana without restrictions and recovery ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘We’ll Come For Looters In Ghana’ – EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu InformationNG
    EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, says the commission will soon be going after Nigerian looters currently hiding in Ghana. Speaking when a delegation of the Chartered Institute of Public Resources Management and Politics (CIPRMP) paid him a visit in Abuja on Friday, June 26, Magu said the commission is putting resources together to go after the looters and recover the stolen wealth stashed in that country. “Corruption is a borderless crime. We are putting our resources together to allow us go to Ghana without restrictions and recovery ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 27th June 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines Kano To Begin Compulsory Drug Tests For Political Office Holders, Civil Servants, Students Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje has revealed that the state is set to begin compulsory drug tests for civil servants, political office holders and students seeking admission into the state’s tertiary institution. Speaking via a statement by his commissioner for information, Mallam Muhammed Garba, Ganduje restates his administration’s commitment to ensure the state stays free of cases of drug abuse. Gov Okowa Self-Isolates After Daughter Tests Positive For COVID-19 Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, has entered into isolation after one of ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 27th June 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines Kano To Begin Compulsory Drug Tests For Political Office Holders, Civil Servants, Students Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje has revealed that the state is set to begin compulsory drug tests for civil servants, political office holders and students seeking admission into the state’s tertiary institution. Speaking via a statement by his commissioner for information, Mallam Muhammed Garba, Ganduje restates his administration’s commitment to ensure the state stays free of cases of drug abuse. Gov Okowa Self-Isolates After Daughter Tests Positive For COVID-19 Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, has entered into isolation after one of ... more
  • 2 weeks Kano To Begin Compulsory Drug Tests For Political Office Holders, Civil Servants, Students InformationNG
    Governor Ganduje Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje has revealed that the state is set to begin compulsory drug tests for civil servants, political office holders and students seeking admission into the state’s tertiary institution. Speaking via a statement by his commissioner for information, Mallam Muhammed Garba, Ganduje restates his administration’s commitment to ensure the state stays free of cases of drug abuse. Statement below: ”The Ganduje-led administration has been passionate about fighting illicit drug trafficking and abuse and set up a task force. Read Also: Ganduje’s Daughter, Fatima Ajimobi Debunks Death Rumours About Ajimobi “The governor instituted programmes aimed at ... more
  • 2 weeks Kano To Begin Compulsory Drug Tests For Political Office Holders, Civil Servants, Students InformationNG
    Governor Ganduje Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje has revealed that the state is set to begin compulsory drug tests for civil servants, political office holders and students seeking admission into the state’s tertiary institution. Speaking via a statement by his commissioner for information, Mallam Muhammed Garba, Ganduje restates his administration’s commitment to ensure the state stays free of cases of drug abuse. Statement below: ”The Ganduje-led administration has been passionate about fighting illicit drug trafficking and abuse and set up a task force. Read Also: Ganduje’s Daughter, Fatima Ajimobi Debunks Death Rumours About Ajimobi “The governor instituted programmes aimed at ... more
  • 2 weeks Reps Panel Tackles DSTV Over High Tariff, Demands ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ Subscription InformationNG
    A house of representative ad hoc committee has launched an investigation into DSTV “high tariff ” and also insisted that the cable television needs to introduce a pay-as-you-go subscription plan for customers. Speaking on the floor of the house on Thursday, Unyime Idem, the committee chairman, said excuses on why DSTV and other service providers have not introduced the PAYG plan are not tenable. In his comment, he added that the committee is only interested in how to go about ensuring that cable televisions in the country embrace pay-as-you-go noting that there is no going back on their resolve. ... more
  • 2 weeks Reps Panel Tackles DSTV Over High Tariff, Demands ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ Subscription InformationNG
    A house of representative ad hoc committee has launched an investigation into DSTV “high tariff ” and also insisted that the cable television needs to introduce a pay-as-you-go subscription plan for customers. Speaking on the floor of the house on Thursday, Unyime Idem, the committee chairman, said excuses on why DSTV and other service providers have not introduced the PAYG plan are not tenable. In his comment, he added that the committee is only interested in how to go about ensuring that cable televisions in the country embrace pay-as-you-go noting that there is no going back on their resolve. ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 26th June 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines Tinubu Thrown Under The Bus By Buhari, It’s Over — Fani Kayode A former minister for aviation, Fani Kayode says president Muhammadu Buhari has thrown the national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu under the bus and ended his political career by backing Victor Giadom as the acting chairman of the party. Speaking via his official Twitter handle on Wednesday, he opined that the former governor of Lagos state has been used and dumped. Police Chase Out Staff At APC Headquarters In Abuja The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressive Congress ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 26th June 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines Tinubu Thrown Under The Bus By Buhari, It’s Over — Fani Kayode A former minister for aviation, Fani Kayode says president Muhammadu Buhari has thrown the national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu under the bus and ended his political career by backing Victor Giadom as the acting chairman of the party. Speaking via his official Twitter handle on Wednesday, he opined that the former governor of Lagos state has been used and dumped. Police Chase Out Staff At APC Headquarters In Abuja The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressive Congress ... more
  • 2 weeks Abike Dabiri-Erewa Reacts To Viral Video Of Hushpuppi’s Arrest InformationNG
    Abike Dabiri Erewa The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has reacted to the video of Hushpuppi’s arrest released by Dubai police officers. The video explains how the Internet sensation and his accomplices were arrested in an operation dubbed ‘Fox Hunt 2’. Taking to Twitter, Dabiri-Erewa wrote; ”Committing crime and still having the audacity to show off. Ramoni Igbalode aka Hushpuppi . This is really denting to our image as a people , but like I always say ,fraud does not represent who we are as Nigerians . Hardworking . dedicated, committed. Whether your name ... more
  • 2 weeks Abike Dabiri-Erewa Reacts To Viral Video Of Hushpuppi’s Arrest InformationNG
    Abike Dabiri Erewa The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has reacted to the video of Hushpuppi’s arrest released by Dubai police officers. The video explains how the Internet sensation and his accomplices were arrested in an operation dubbed ‘Fox Hunt 2’. Taking to Twitter, Dabiri-Erewa wrote; ”Committing crime and still having the audacity to show off. Ramoni Igbalode aka Hushpuppi . This is really denting to our image as a people , but like I always say ,fraud does not represent who we are as Nigerians . Hardworking . dedicated, committed. Whether your name ... more
  • 2 weeks BREAKING: Ex-Oyo Governor Ajimobi Is Dead InformationNG
    Ajimobi Former governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi has passed on after suffering from the novel coronavirus attack. His condition was said to have deteriorated badly few weeks ago before he finally breathe his last on Thursday in Lagos. Until his death, he was the deputy national chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Read Also: Ajimobi Left N19k From N5.2b Withdrawn 3 Weeks To Handing Over: Gov Makinde He was elevated to the position of the national chairman of the Party after an appellate court confirms the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the party. ... more
  • 2 weeks BREAKING: Ex-Oyo Governor Ajimobi Is Dead InformationNG
    Ajimobi Former governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi has passed on after suffering from the novel coronavirus attack. His condition was said to have deteriorated badly few weeks ago before he finally breathe his last on Thursday in Lagos. Until his death, he was the deputy national chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Read Also: Ajimobi Left N19k From N5.2b Withdrawn 3 Weeks To Handing Over: Gov Makinde He was elevated to the position of the national chairman of the Party after an appellate court confirms the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the party. ... more
  • 2 weeks Ghanaian Govt Promises To Rebuild Demolished Nigerian Embassy Staff Quarters InformationNG
    Mrs. Shirley Ayokor Botchewey The Ghanaian government has promised to rebuild the demolished part of the Nigerian High Commission building. Recall that some armed men invaded the consulate last week and demolished the building which was still under construction and meant for Nigerian High Commission staff. Speaking to journalists on Thursday June 25, Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Mrs Shirley Ayokor Botchewey said the demolished building will be restored to its original state. READ ALSO – Demolition: Nigeria Won’t Engage In Street Fight With Ghana, Says Presidency Botchewey further revealed that Nigeria paid for the land 20 years ago even though the ... more
  • 2 weeks Ghanaian Govt Promises To Rebuild Demolished Nigerian Embassy Staff Quarters InformationNG
    Mrs. Shirley Ayokor Botchewey The Ghanaian government has promised to rebuild the demolished part of the Nigerian High Commission building. Recall that some armed men invaded the consulate last week and demolished the building which was still under construction and meant for Nigerian High Commission staff. Speaking to journalists on Thursday June 25, Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Mrs Shirley Ayokor Botchewey said the demolished building will be restored to its original state. READ ALSO – Demolition: Nigeria Won’t Engage In Street Fight With Ghana, Says Presidency Botchewey further revealed that Nigeria paid for the land 20 years ago even though the ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 25th June 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines Buhari Increases Research Grants To N7.5bn President Muhammadu Buhari has granted approval of the tertiary education trust fund to increase the National Research Fund (NRF) to N7.5 billion for the year 2020 from its initial N3 billion. This was made known by Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, executive Secretary of TETFund, during a retreat in Abuja on Wednesday. He added that the approval would give an opportunity for the establishment of twelve… Fayemi’s Failed Mission To Villa With Giadom A new report has indicated that the governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi failed in his bid to ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 25th June 2020 InformationNG
    Information Nigeria’s Newspaper Headlines Buhari Increases Research Grants To N7.5bn President Muhammadu Buhari has granted approval of the tertiary education trust fund to increase the National Research Fund (NRF) to N7.5 billion for the year 2020 from its initial N3 billion. This was made known by Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, executive Secretary of TETFund, during a retreat in Abuja on Wednesday. He added that the approval would give an opportunity for the establishment of twelve… Fayemi’s Failed Mission To Villa With Giadom A new report has indicated that the governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi failed in his bid to ... more
  • 2 weeks Buhari Increases Research Grants To N7.5bn InformationNG
    President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has granted approval of the tertiary education trust fund to increase the National Research Fund (NRF) to N7.5 billion for the year 2020 from its initial N3 billion. This was made known by Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, executive Secretary of TETFund, during a retreat in Abuja on Wednesday. He added that the approval would give an opportunity for the establishment of twelve COVID-19 and related infectious disease Molecular Laboratories. Bogoro said: “In addition, the BOT also endorsed and was subsequently approved by the President that six Medical Simulation Research and Clinical Training facilities in six ... more
  • 2 weeks Buhari Increases Research Grants To N7.5bn InformationNG
    President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has granted approval of the tertiary education trust fund to increase the National Research Fund (NRF) to N7.5 billion for the year 2020 from its initial N3 billion. This was made known by Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, executive Secretary of TETFund, during a retreat in Abuja on Wednesday. He added that the approval would give an opportunity for the establishment of twelve COVID-19 and related infectious disease Molecular Laboratories. Bogoro said: “In addition, the BOT also endorsed and was subsequently approved by the President that six Medical Simulation Research and Clinical Training facilities in six ... more
  • 2 weeks Demolition: Nigeria Won’t Engage In Street Fight With Ghana, Says Presidency InformationNG
    President Buhari The Nigerian government says it will not fight dirty with its Ghanaian counterpart over the demolition of a building at the Nigerian high commission in Ghana. Speaking with newsmen on Wednesday, the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu stated that matters like this would rather be  dealt with diplomatically. He made the comment following calls from some quarters that a retaliation is necessary. Read Also: Nigeria Must Reciprocate Attack In Ghana – Reps He further lauded the president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Ado for calling president Muhammadu Buhari over the incident. He said,“The president of Ghana has called and regretted the ... more
  • 2 weeks Demolition: Nigeria Won’t Engage In Street Fight With Ghana, Says Presidency InformationNG
    President Buhari The Nigerian government says it will not fight dirty with its Ghanaian counterpart over the demolition of a building at the Nigerian high commission in Ghana. Speaking with newsmen on Wednesday, the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu stated that matters like this would rather be  dealt with diplomatically. He made the comment following calls from some quarters that a retaliation is necessary. Read Also: Nigeria Must Reciprocate Attack In Ghana – Reps He further lauded the president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Ado for calling president Muhammadu Buhari over the incident. He said,“The president of Ghana has called and regretted the ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigeria Must Reciprocate Attack In Ghana – Reps InformationNG
    Femi Gbajabiamila The house of representatives says Nigeria must retaliate the attack on its high commission in Ghana. According to Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, showing “diplomatic maturity” by merely demanding an apology will not address the issue. Gbajabiamila made this known on Tuesday in Abuja. The staff quarters of the high commission which is still under construction was reportedly demolished by armed men. A monarch in Ghana claims after that the plot of land where the building is located is owned by his community and that it has was forcibly taken away from them. Speaking when Geoffrey Onyema, minister of ... more
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    Femi Gbajabiamila The house of representatives says Nigeria must retaliate the attack on its high commission in Ghana. According to Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, showing “diplomatic maturity” by merely demanding an apology will not address the issue. Gbajabiamila made this known on Tuesday in Abuja. The staff quarters of the high commission which is still under construction was reportedly demolished by armed men. A monarch in Ghana claims after that the plot of land where the building is located is owned by his community and that it has was forcibly taken away from them. Speaking when Geoffrey Onyema, minister of ... more
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