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17
Jul2017

PDP SUPREME COURT VERDICT, PROOF OF HOPE IN NIGERIA'S JUDICIAL SYSTEM - BABAWANDE

PDP SUPREME COURT VERDICT, PROOF OF HOPE IN NIGERIA'S  JUDICIAL SYSTEM - BABAWANDE

The July 12 Supreme Court ruling declaring Senator Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic Chairman of the Peoples' Democratic Party has been described as a victory to democracy and a proof of hope in Nigeria's Judicial System. The Deputy Secretary of the PDP in the United States of America, Mr. Olufemi...

17
Jul2017

JOURNALIST, WIFE, SON KILLED IN GAS EXPLOSION

JOURNALIST, WIFE, SON KILLED IN GAS EXPLOSION

National vice president of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), South-South zone, Eddie Bekom, died on Sunday at Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, where he was receiving medical attention following injuries he sustained in a domestic gas explosion. His wife and one of their sons also died from injuries they also...

17
Jul2017

WOMAN KILLS HUSBAND OF SEVENTEEN YEARS

WOMAN KILLS HUSBAND OF SEVENTEEN YEARS

In Osogbo, the Osun State capital, a thirty nine year old woman, Mrs Omotayo Salawudeen has confessed to killing her late husband Alhaji Salawudeen Hakeem. Mrs Salawudeen made the disclosure while being interrogated by journalists during the police parade of criminals at the Police Headquarters in Osogbo. The suspect, who...

16
Jul2017

ARMED ROBBERS ATTACK YORUBA MOVIE ACTORS, ODUNLADE ADEKOLA, MR LATIN

ARMED ROBBERS ATTACK YORUBA MOVIE ACTORS, ODUNLADE ADEKOLA, MR LATIN

Two popular Yoruba movie actors, Bolaji Amusan, popularly called Mr Latin, and Odunlade Adekola were attacked by armed robbers on Saturday night. The actors were returning from a Glo music show in Ijebu-Ode, when their cars ran into the armed robbers who had laid siege along Ilishan-Sagamu road. Mr Latin...

16
Jul2017

YORUBA, IGBO, N'DELTA, MIDDLE BELT LEADERS UNITE AGAINST FULANI HERDSMEN

YORUBA, IGBO, N'DELTA, MIDDLE BELT LEADERS UNITE AGAINST FULANI HERDSMEN

South-West, South-East, South-South and Middle Belt leaders on Saturday, united against the threat of Fulani herdsmen and called for a new fiscal formula that would move Nigeria from its current dependence on oil and gas revenues to a fully diversified economy. The leaders admonished the Federal Government to immediately disarm...

16
Jul2017

APC SUSPENDS BUHARI'S AIDE, 19 OTHER TOP MEMBERS

APC SUSPENDS BUHARI'S AIDE, 19 OTHER TOP MEMBERS

Enugu State Caucus of All Progressives Congress (APC), has unanimously endorsed the suspension of 20 members of the party by the State Executive Committee for alleged misconduct and anti-party activities. Among those suspended were the State Deputy Chairman, Adolphus Ude; Women Leader, Queen Nwankwo; and Senior Special Assistant to the...

15
Jul2017

WE'LL SHOCK SOUTHWEST SOON, AREWA YOUTHS WHO ISSUED IGBO QUIT NOTICE THREATEN

WE'LL SHOCK SOUTHWEST SOON, AREWA YOUTHS WHO ISSUED IGBO QUIT NOTICE THREATEN

President of Arewa Youth Forum, AYF, Gambo Gujungu has accused South West leaders of using Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and former Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode to pitch Nigerians against President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and the Northern region. Gujungu made the claim while reacting to Fayose’s recent remark that he would...

15
Jul2017

ANOTHER NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBER DIES

ANOTHER NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBER DIES

A member of the House of Representatives, Abdullahi Wammako, is dead. Mr. Wamakko represented Kware/Wammako federal constituency of Sokoto State. He died at the National hospital after a brief illness, spokesman of the House, Abdulrazak Namdas, announced. “We just got the information that we lost Abdullahi Wammako from Sokoto” Mr....

15
Jul2017

POLICE RAID EX-AGF ADOKE'S COUNTRY HOME IN KOGI

POLICE RAID EX-AGF ADOKE'S COUNTRY HOME IN KOGI

A team of policemen on Friday afternoon raided the country home of Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney general of the federation, in Okene, Kogi state. The team, made up of over 20 police officers, arrived the home of the senior advocate with a search warrant from Abuja. They were said...

15
Jul2017

5 REASONS I'LL IGNORE HEALTH MINISTER'S SUSPENSION ORDER - NHIS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

5 REASONS I'LL IGNORE HEALTH MINISTER'S SUSPENSION ORDER - NHIS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Suspended Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Usman Yusuf, has given five reasons why he will ignore his suspension from office as ordered by Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole. Mr. Yusuf, in his letter dated July 12, acknowledged receiving the suspension letter dated July 6, but gave five...

15
Jul2017

HEALTH MINISTRY REPLIES NHIS CHIEF, SAYS SUSPENSION ORDER STANDS

HEALTH MINISTRY REPLIES NHIS CHIEF, SAYS SUSPENSION ORDER STANDS

Federal Ministry of Health has reacted to the response of the embattled Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Usman Yusuf, to his suspension. Mr. Yusuf in a July 12 letter addressed to Health Minister, Isaac Adewole, said he would not obey the suspension order, listing five reasons for...

14
Jul2017

POLICE ARRESTS JAILBIRD, 3 OTHERS WITH HUMAN PARTS IN OGUN

POLICE ARRESTS JAILBIRD, 3 OTHERS WITH HUMAN PARTS IN OGUN

Three men namely Saibu Popoola , Aliu Ajiroba and Jimoh Ijiola have been arrested by officers of the Ogun State Police Command for being in possession of two human skulls. This was contained in a release by the State Police Public Relations officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi who disclosed that two...

13
Jul2017

FATHER PUTS SON ON SALE TO RAISE MONEY FOR MOTHER'S BURIAL

FATHER PUTS SON ON SALE TO RAISE MONEY FOR MOTHER'S BURIAL

Two 30-year-old men, including a father that wanted to sell his son for money to organise burial of his mother, were, yesterday, arraigned in Iyaganku Magistrate’s Court, Ibadan. The names of the accused were given as Haruna Sule, the boy’s father, and his friend, Abdulfatai Quadri. They were arraigned on...

13
Jul2017

JONATHAN SPEAKS ON PDP'S SUPREME COURT VERDICT

JONATHAN SPEAKS ON PDP'S SUPREME COURT VERDICT

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described Sen. Ahmed Makarfi’s victory on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership tussle at the Supreme Court on Wednesday as verdict that would bring PDP together. Jonathan stated this on Wednesday on his tweeter handle in his reaction to the court judgment on the party’s leadership...

13
Jul2017

BUHARI, OSINBAJO TALKS: CABINET SHAKE-UP LIKELY SOON

BUHARI, OSINBAJO TALKS: CABINET SHAKE-UP LIKELY SOON

A Cabinet reshuffle is likely soon. It is all part of the fallout of Tuesday’s London meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, sources said, pleading not to be named. Some ministers may be dropped. Some ministers may also swap portfolios in the new plan. The imminent...

13
Jul2017

MAKARFI TAKES OVER PDP HQ AFTER SUPREME COURT VICTORY

MAKARFI TAKES OVER PDP HQ AFTER SUPREME COURT VICTORY

Following the ruling of Supreme Court on Wednesday, which sacked Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, National Caretaker Committee of the party, under the leadership of Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has taken over PDP national secretariat in Abuja. The secretariat was until Wednesday morning occupied by...

12
Jul2017

WITH RISING DEBT, FG SAYS CAN'T BORROW ANY MORE

WITH RISING DEBT, FG SAYS CAN'T BORROW ANY MORE

Against the backdrop of the nation’s rising debt profile, Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has said the Federal Government must not borrow more to fund its budget. Adeosun said the government should instead raise the money needed by other means, calling into question planned foreign loans of $2bn from...

12
Jul2017

NIGER DELTA LEADERS CALL FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF 2014 CONFAB REPORT

NIGER DELTA LEADERS CALL FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF 2014 CONFAB REPORT

· Maintain region not part of Biafra · Abdulsalami, Kukah caution political elite against divisive statements Leaders and elders of Niger Delta under Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) have reiterated their demand for the implementation of the 2014 National Conference report and the relocation of the headquarters of oil multinationals to...

12
Jul2017

SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT VICTIMS OF GUNSHOTS

SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT VICTIMS OF GUNSHOTS

Senate on Tuesday passed the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill aimed at ensuring the passage of a law that victims of gunshot wounds receive treatment from medical workers and assistance from security agencies. Speaking on the passage of the Bill, Senate President, Abubakar Saraki, said not...

12
Jul2017

JAMB BEGINS SALE OF DIRECT ENTRY FORMS

JAMB BEGINS SALE OF DIRECT ENTRY FORMS

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has commenced sale of Direct Entry application form for candidates who have A-level results and wish to gain direct admission to degree programmes in Nigerian tertiary institutions. JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, said this in a statement on Tuesday. The board has equally commenced sale...

11
Jul2017

OSINBAJO VISITS BUHARI IN LONDON

OSINBAJO VISITS BUHARI IN LONDON

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has visited President Muhammadu Buhari in London, spokesman, Laolu Akande has said. In a tweet today, Akande said Osinbajo and his boss held a meeting today and he will be returning to Nigeria immediately. Akande did not provide more information. The visit may well signal that...

11
Jul2017

MAPOLY TEACHERS LOCK DOWN SCHOOL TO PROTEST IMMINENT MASS SACK

MAPOLY TEACHERS LOCK DOWN SCHOOL TO PROTEST IMMINENT MASS SACK

The Academic Staff ‎Union of Polytechnics, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, on Tuesday began an indefinite strike over alleged plans to sack the workforce of the institution to pave way for employment of staff for the newly-established university. The National University Commission, NUC, recently approved the conversion of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic...

11
Jul2017

OAU STUDENTS, WORKERS FORCE JUDGE TO REVERSE RULING ON VC ACCUSED OF FRAUD

OAU STUDENTS, WORKERS FORCE JUDGE TO REVERSE RULING ON VC ACCUSED OF FRAUD

The Federal High Court sitting in Ede, Osun State, has amended its earlier verdict sending Anthony Elujoba, the former Vice chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, to Ilesha prisons. The reversal came after workers and students of the school protested and locked down the court barring the judge and others from...

11
Jul2017

FORMER UNIVERSITY VC SENT TO PRISON OVER ALLEGED N1.4 BILLION FRAUD

FORMER UNIVERSITY VC SENT TO PRISON OVER ALLEGED N1.4 BILLION FRAUD

A former Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Anthony Elujoba, has been remanded in Ilesha Prisons after his bail application was dismissed. Justice David Oladimeji of the Federal High Court in Ede, Osun State, ruled that Mr. Elujoba be remanded till July 19 when the case will be brought...

11
Jul2017

MAN ARRESTED FOR HACKING OGUN LAWMAKER'S FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

MAN ARRESTED FOR HACKING OGUN LAWMAKER'S FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a man, Ojo Adebowale for allegedly hacking into the facebook account of a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Ojo Adebowale Viwanu. Viwanu is a legislator representing Ipokia/Idiroko State constituency of the State. Adebowale, a security guard with Proton...

11
Jul2017

OSBC SANCTIONS STAFF OVER APC ELECTORAL LOSS

OSBC SANCTIONS STAFF OVER APC ELECTORAL LOSS

Osun State Broadcasting Corporation has sanctioned three of its staff members for celebrating the failure of the rulling All Progressives Congress in the just concluded by-election in Osun West were Dr. Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party came out victorious. Findings made it known that the state...

11
Jul2017

LAGOS COMMUTERS STRANDED AS BRT DRIVERS PROTEST

LAGOS COMMUTERS STRANDED AS BRT DRIVERS PROTEST

Thousands of commuters were stranded on Monday at various Bus Rapid Transport, BRT, bus stops and terminals in Lagos following a protest embarked upon by the bus drivers across the state. Commuters formed long queues at BRT bus terminals in Ikorodu, Ketu, Ojota, Palm Groove and Onipanu, waiting for the...

11
Jul2017

NTA REPORTER SHOT DEAD IN BENIN

NTA REPORTER SHOT DEAD IN BENIN

A reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Benin, Mr Lawrence Okojie, was shot dead by gunmen on Saturday night in Benin. Okojie was reported to have been killed around Ogunola Junction, off Siluko Road. The spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Moses Nkombe, who confirmed the report, said...

11
Jul2017

HYENAS, JACKALS WILL SOON BE SENT OUT OF MY HUSBAND'S KINGDOM - AISHA BUHARI

HYENAS, JACKALS WILL SOON BE SENT OUT OF MY HUSBAND'S KINGDOM - AISHA BUHARI

Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, has given an insight into the power play at the Nigerian seat of power in the wake of a sickness that has kept her husband out of the country for over two months. President Muhammadu Buhari had flown to London 63 days ago to...

10
Jul2017

US-BASED NIGERIAN WOMAN KILLS HUSBAND TO COLLECT $100,000 LIFE INSURANCE

US-BASED NIGERIAN WOMAN KILLS HUSBAND TO COLLECT $100,000 LIFE INSURANCE

A newlywed Nigerian woman, Uloma Curry-Walker, has been found guilty by US court of soliciting her firefighter husband’s killing to collect $100,000 in insurance money. Uloma, 45, could receive life in prison without parole for the November 2013 slaying of William Walker, whom she had married just four months earlier....

10
Jul2017

OYO GOVT INSISTS OLUBADAN CHIEFTAINCY LAW REVIEW NOT POLITICAL

OYO GOVT INSISTS OLUBADAN CHIEFTAINCY LAW REVIEW NOT POLITICAL

The last may not have been heard on the Olubadan Chieftaincy law review by the Oyo State government as the government on Sunday, said the massive attendance and response by various stakeholders to the ongoing Olubadan Declaration Review panel has justified and vindicated its action. Commissioner for Information, Culture and...

10
Jul2017

PORT WORKERS GO ON STRIKE TUESDAY

PORT WORKERS GO ON STRIKE TUESDAY

Port workers are set to embark on nationwide protests on Tuesday over their disagreement with some sections of the Ports and Harbour Bill, which they observed could lead to massive job losses. A source close to the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) said on Sunday in Lagos that the...

05
Jul2017

SENATE SET FOR SHOWDOWN WITH OSINBAJO, SAYS MUST OBEY RESOLUTIONS

SENATE SET FOR SHOWDOWN WITH OSINBAJO, SAYS MUST OBEY RESOLUTIONS

The Senate on Tuesday resolved to suspend all confirmation requests from the executive until decisions of the legislature are respected by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. In a four-prayer motion unanimously adopted by the lawmakers, the Senate frowned at a statement credited to Osinbajo that the Senate had no power to...

05
Jul2017

NIGERIA DEBT PROFILE WORSENS AS FG BORROWS N3.57 TRILLION IN 21 MONTHS

NIGERIA DEBT PROFILE WORSENS AS FG BORROWS N3.57 TRILLION IN 21 MONTHS

The Federal Government said on Tuesday that it borrowed N3.57tn between June 2015 and March 2017 to finance budget deficits. The government said this in response to an enquiry by The PUNCH, which sought to know what use it had put the funds being borrowed in the last two years...

04
Jul2017

FATHER, MOTHER, 3 CHILDREN DIE AFTER JOLLOF RICE MEAL

FATHER, MOTHER, 3 CHILDREN DIE AFTER JOLLOF RICE MEAL

Five members of a family died after a meal in the sleepy rural Umuokpara Umanu, Obollo community in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State. The deceased are Mr. Vitalis Nwosu, his wife, Obianuju, and their three children, Chinonso, Chinasa and Odimnobi. Mrs. Obianuju Nwosu served the family jollof...

04
Jul2017

SENATOR CAUGHT IN LEAKED VIDEO WITH TWO WOMEN SPEAKS

SENATOR CAUGHT IN LEAKED VIDEO WITH TWO WOMEN SPEAKS

Senator Bukar Ibrahim has owned up to a scandalous video that showed him dressing up in the presence of two women in a room, presumably after sex. But Bukar Ibrahim, representing Yobe East Senatorial District, told PREMIUM TIMES in his first interview since the scandal broke that he had not...

04
Jul2017

OSINBAJO SIGNS DIASPORA COMMISSION BILL

OSINBAJO SIGNS DIASPORA COMMISSION BILL

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has assented to Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Establishment Bill 2017. He also signed the Petroleum Training Institute Amendment Act 2017. Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday that the acting president...

04
Jul2017

NIGERIA NOW IN STATE OF EMERGENCY - DOGARA

NIGERIA NOW IN STATE OF EMERGENCY - DOGARA

Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, on Monday raised the alarm over the deployment of military personnel in over 28 states in the country. Dogara said the development was an indication that Nigeria was already in a state of emergency in peacetime. The Speaker expressed shock over the...

04
Jul2017

CUSTOMS LAUNCHES E-AUCTION PORTAL AS BIDDING FOR SEIZED VEHICLES BEGINS

CUSTOMS LAUNCHES E-AUCTION PORTAL AS BIDDING FOR SEIZED VEHICLES BEGINS

Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) has launched an Electronic Auction (e-auction) portal as bidding for seized and overtime vehicles started on Monday. Speaking shortly before he launched the portal, Ali said the launch marked the end of the manual process which had many complaints of fraud. He...

04
Jul2017

KANO ASSEMBLY SPEAKER RESIGNS OVER EMIR SANUSI PROBE

KANO ASSEMBLY SPEAKER RESIGNS OVER EMIR SANUSI PROBE

Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Mr Kabiru Rurum, has resigned amidst allegation of collecting money to scuttle the investigation of Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. The House had moved to investigate the Emir for alleged corruption, but later backed down. Kano’s anti-corruption agency also suspended its investigation...

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