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Edo Govt. Drags PDP Chieftain To Court For Declaring Himself Chief


The Edo State government has dragged a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Rich Arisco Osemwingie, for proclaiming himself the Ogiamien of Benin Kingdom without the authority of the Oba. In a statement signed by the Secretary to State Government, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, the government threatened to invoke ... Read More »

OPC Commence Search For Falae After Kidnappers Demand N100m Ransom


Founder of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has called for the immediate release of Chief Olu Falae, who was kidnapped on Monday in Akure, Ondo State, on his 77th birthday. Fasehun who was also born on September 21 like Falae, but three years older than the politician, ... Read More »

DSS Found No Firearm, Foreign Currencies During Govt House Raid – Akwa Ibom Govt.


The Akwa Ibom State Government on Monday declared that no firearm nor currency of any kind was discovered during the recent raid of Government House, Uyo by some agents of the Directorate of State Security (DSS) as falsely peddled by agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a section ... Read More »

Falae’s Abductors Reduce Ransom From N100m To N90m

Chief Olu Falae

The ransom for kidnapped former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae, has been reduced from N100million to N90million. Falae, a chieftain of the resuscitated Social Democratic Party, SDP, was abducted on his farmland in Ilado, Akure North local government area of Ondo State by suspected ... Read More »

Sallah: NSCDC Deploys 2,000 Officers In Plateau


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Plateau Command, has deployed 2,000 officers and men to ensure peaceful Eid-El-Kabir in the state. This is contained in statement signed by the corps Public Relations Officer in the state, Naomi Cishak, and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Jos. The statement ... Read More »

Amnesty: More Gangs Surrender Assorted Weapons In Benue


The amnesty programme of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom received a major boost on Tuesday when some gangs from Kwande Local Government surrendered assorted automatic weapons to the state. Ortom spoke at the Benue People’s House when he received the AIG, Zone 4, Mr Yahaya Ardo. The governor expressed delight ... Read More »

Lagos Traffic Gridlock Will Ease In 48 hours – Truck Owners


The National President of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners, Remi Ogungbemi, on Monday assured that the gridlock in the Lagos metropolis would clear within the next 48 hours. Mr. Ogugbemi gave the assurance while speaking on the latest gridlock locking down Nigeria’s economic capital. He said various stakeholders had ... Read More »

FG Exempts NNPC, PHCN, 11 Others From TSA


The Federal Government has excluded 13 government agencies from the current Treasury Single Account (TSA) arrangement related to electronic or e-collection and mop up exercise of government funds from commercial banks. A circular exempting the agencies was communicated to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from the Office of the ... Read More »

Tribunal Upholds Ortom’s Election, Benue Residents Jubilate

Samuel Ortom-Tarzoor

Benue State residents yesterday erupted in wild jubilation as the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Makurdi upheld the election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Governor Samuel Ortom. The tribunal dismissed the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Terhemen Tarzoor, for lacking in merit. Justice Elizabeth Karatu, ... Read More »

Amirul Hajj, Emir Sanusi II Counsels Pilgrims On ‘Devil’ Stoning


The Amirul hajj and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, has urged Nigerian pilgrims to accept the arrangement put in place by the Saudi authorities concerning the ‘stoning of the devil’ at Jamarat. The emir said performing the Islamic rite in batches and spreading the time for the stoning ... Read More »

HID Awolowo Adopted My Wife And I, Says T.Y Danjuma

T.Y Danjuma

Former Defence Minister Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.) declared yesterday in Ikenne, Ogun State that the late Chief HID Awolowo was his and his wife, Daisy’s adopted mother. The billionaire ex-minister said the consolation he got from her death is that she departed with dignity. “My wife Daisy and I were ... Read More »

Bayelsa Gives Agip 3-month Ultimatum To Clean Up 1000 Polluted Sites


Bayelsa State Government has given Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) until December 31, 2015, to clean up over 1,000 spill sites in the state. In a letter to the management of NAOC, the state government decried the poor spill response by the oil firm. The letter dated September 18, 2015, ... Read More »

Afenifere Condemns Falae’s Abduction, Demands Swift Release • Kidnappers Demand N100m Ransom

Chief Olu Falae

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Monday condemned the abduction of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, with a call on the security agencies to track his abductors swiftly. A statement by the spokesperson of Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin in Abuja, said the abduction ... Read More »

Falae’s Kidnappers Demand N100m Ransom


The abductors of Chief Olu Falae have demanded for N100m as ransom before they release him, Vanguard reports. The Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chieftain of the Afenifere, Chief Samuel Oluyemisi Falae was kidnapped by gunmen numbering over 20 on Monday as he turns 77. ... Read More »

Okonjo-Iweala Becomes Senior Advisor Of Global Financial Advisory Firm


Former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has joined a long list of notable ex-public office holders who have worked for financial advisory and asset management firm, Lazard Limited. The New York headquartered company has hired Okonjo-Iweala as Senior Advisor. The ex-minister will focus on the firm’s sovereign advisory group, ... Read More »

LASTMA Commences Booking Of Traffic Offenders


Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Friday introduced the booking of motorists that breach traffic laws as advocated by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Ambode had advocated the booking of offenders as against the arrest and impounding of their vehicles which was the erstwhile practice of LASTMA. With the new method ... Read More »

Id-el-Kabir: FG Declares Thursday, Friday Public Holidays


The Federal Government has declared Thursday September 24th and Friday September 25th as public holidays to mark this year’s Id-El-Kabir celebration. This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the Director of Press, Ministry of Interior, Yusuf Isiaka Alhaji on behalf of the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Abubakar Magaji. ... Read More »

Fire Guts Lagos Internal Revenue Service Office


The third floor of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) office, Ikeja was on Monday morning gutted by fire. The office, located at the Good Shepherd House in Alausa, went up in flames at about 9. 30 am on Monday. The prompt response of men of the Lagos State ... Read More »

Insurgency: Army Okays Promotion Of 5,000 Soldiers


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said the Army has approved the promotion of 5,000 soldiers deployed in the ongoing offensive against Boko Haram in the North-East. He said the step was necessary to boost the morale of the soldiers. The Army Chief made the comment ... Read More »

20 Nigerian Pilgrims Die In Makkah – Hajj Commission


The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Monday confirmed the death of 20 Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of this year’s Hajj. The Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Abdullahi Mukhtar, disclosed this at a pre-Arafat stakeholders meeting at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He said 14 pilgrims died ... Read More »