SOME residents of Jos, the Plateau State capital, under the aegis of Coalition of Plateau Residents for Peace and Development took to the streets in protest of alleged outrageous and indiscriminate estimated billing system by the management of the Jos Electricity Company, JED. The protesters led by the steering committee chairman of the group, Barrister […]
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LAGOS State government has announced the cancellation of re-sit examination for Secondary School Placement Test in the state. The Permanent Secretary of the state’s Ministry of Education, Adesina Odeyemi, who disclosed this at the end of a meeting of stakeholders in the sector, said the cancellation was necessitated by the fact that most candidates scheduled […]
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LEADER of Coalition for Buhari, Zuwaira Sani Bakori has called on the National Assembly to immediately pass the Anti-corruption Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, and to strengthen and provide a legal backing to President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption in the country. Bakori, who made the call while addressing a press conference at the Nigeria […]
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TEARS and panic trailed the night fire outbreak last Wednesday, which gutted a filling station, 10 vehicles, 13 buildings and other property worth millions of naira at Upper New Market Road in Onitsha. An eyewitness said that the fire started at about 8pm when an articulated vehicle laden with petrol fell inside a Mobil filling […]
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IN its efforts to ensure successful hajj exercise this year, the Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has given up to March 1, this year, for all intending pilgrims for this year’s hajj from the state to remit 50 percent of the hajj deposit into the board’s bank account. Speaking to newsmen in his office […]
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KOGI State government has disclosed plans to carry out reforms in the transport sector aimed at repositioning it for a better performance and resultoriented outfit in 2017. The state Commissioner for Transport, Salisu Sami-Egwu disclosed this while briefing journalists shortly after his ministry’s budget defence at the state House of Assembly on Thursday in Lokoja. […]
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SENATOR representing Plateau Central at the National Assembly, Joshua Dariye has said he was a supporter of Governor Simon Lalong by conviction and not convenience. Dariye, a former governor of the state, told newsmen in Jos that he knew Lalong’s antecedents since when he was the speaker of Plateau House of Assembly. The senator said […]
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NATIONAL Industrial Court, NIC, sitting in Ibadan has restrained the University of Ibadan from further ejecting a lecturer of Microbiology, Dr. Adenike Ogunse, in her official quarters pending the hearing and determination of a suit challenging her dismissal from the services of the university before Justice F. I. Kola-Olalere Justice Kola-Olalere granted the interlocutory injunction […]
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FEDERAL Government has dismissed claims by Governor AyodeleFayose of Ekiti State that the statutory allocation due to Ekiti State was being withheld by the Ministry of Finance. The ministry in a statement on Thursday denied that allegation and explained that it was “incorrect as the Ministry has not withheld any statutory allocation due to Ekiti […]
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FEDERAL Road Safety Corps, FRSC, officer, Oluwafemi Ojo and his wife, who were abducted by suspected kidnappers along Ogotun- Igbara Odo Road in Ekiti State last Saturday, have been set free by their captors. They regained freedom on Wednesday after spending four days in the kidnappers’ den. A family source told newsmen yesterday that the […]
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PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State has accused leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, of being the brains behind federal government’s seizure of the January allocation to the state, stressing that the APC’s action was anti-people strategy aimed at causing trouble before 2018 governorship election in the state. The PDP said this had […]
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AS part of its contributions to the actualisation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s initiative in the areas of job and wealth creation, industrial growth and sustainable development, the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, said it would commence the next phase of the National Industrial Skills Development Programme, NISDP, on March 1. According to a statement signed by […]
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INDIGENOUS People of Biafra, IPOB, has stated that they were poised for the restoration of Biafra, even as it admitted that freedom fighting was not for the lily-livered but for men of courage. IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful declared in a statement yesterday that there was no going back in the struggle because the restoration of […]
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PROSECUTION witness, Mustapha Gadanya, in the ongoing trial of the former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Stephen Oronsaye, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that the second defendant, Osarenkhoe Afe, willingly wrote and signed the statement he made to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Gadanya, an EFCC operative, told […]
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THE story was widely reported in both the traditional and the new media. I am referring to the report which was in public domain early in the week from Ekiti state Government House in Ado-Ekiti , when the state governor, Ayodele Fayose cried out to Nigerians that this year’s January allocation due to his state […]
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WHILE his Arsenal team-mates carried the disappointment and humiliation of their 5-1 trouncing at Bayern Munich back to London together, Alexis Sanchez slipped away to get away from the torment. The Chile international’s future at the Emirates Stadium is in doubt as his contract expires next season, as does Mesut Ozil’s, and there has been […]
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AGENT of Marco Verratti admits he could be on the move from PSG. Outstanding in victory over Barcelona last night, Verratti has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United this season. Donato Di Campli told Premium Sport: “Marco is at a major crossroads in his career, he is 24 years old and will have to […]
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ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, chapter, has opposed the financial autonomy granted to the university by the state government. The university’s ASUU chairman, Dr. Nghargbu K’tso made the union’s position known yesterday when he led other members on a courtesy visit to the state House of Assembly standing committee on […]
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CHAIRMAN of the National Population Commission, Chief Eze Duruiheoma has disclosed that the Federal Government needs N200billion to conduct the 2018 population and housing census across the country. Duruiheoma said this yesterday in Abuja at a press conference in Abuja on the commencement of Fieldwork for the third Phase of the Enumeration area demarcation for […]
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CENTRAL Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that it disbursed $2.83bn to “critical sectors of the economy” between December 2016 and January 2017. Isaac Okorafor, CBN’s acting director, corporate c o m m u n i c a t i o n s department, made this known in a statement issued on Thursday. Okorafor said […]
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