Embattled former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, may face conspiracy charges after new revelations emerged in the ongoing investigation into the arms scandal. A source at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which is investigating Okupe for receiving N100million from embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. SamboDasuki
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Recent statistics have revealed that deaths resulting from substance abuse in Seattle have increased by 58% in the last year. Letâ€™s not forget that a large percentage of famous people who died from substance abuse including Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix were either from Seattle or lived in the area. Alcohol addiction is a huge
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International Master, Oladapo Adu, showed shade of his genius on the big stage following the massive success he recorded at the just concluded Millionaire Chess championship at the Chevron Recreation Centre, Gbagada, Lagos. Playing in the pool of best players in the country, Adu opted to play different openings in the tournament, with the English
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Second republic lawmaker, Senator Franca Afegbua, has called for caution over the feud between Senator Dino Melaye and Oluremi Tinubu, warning that I could lead to disdain and disrespect to the national assembly. In a press statement made available to the Nigerian Pilot, Senator Afegbua said in-fighting amongst the lawmaker could hinder them from performing
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CONOR MCGREGORâ€™s proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr will not go ahead, according to former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis. Back in May, it was reported that the two trash talkers were in negotiations to face one another in a boxing match. McGregor, 19-3, rubbished such suggestions in an interview with ESPNâ€™s Kenny Mayne,
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Water, they say, is life. Hardly is there human endeavour, particularly as it affects health, that water is not required. It is therefore a necessity for all. However, this essential need is a luxury to the people of Iri district in Kajuru Local government area of Kaduna State. To the residents and their immediate neighbours,
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LIVERPOOL legend Steven Gerrard insists there is currently â€˜no job opportunityâ€™ for him at the club despite being in contact with manager Jurgen Klopp. The former England midfielder is into the final six months of his contract with LA Galaxy and is well aware that his playing days are numbered. And while there has been
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Ahead of the forthcoming rerun elections for various seats in the Rivers State and National Assembly, Governor Nyesom Wike has alleged that the national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmud Yakubu is taking actions that were inimical to credible rerun elections in Rivers State through his secret meeting with the stateâ€™s
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Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Benin Zone Coordinator, Anthony Emina-Monye has condemned the National Universities Commissionâ€™s penchant for approving state universities that fall short of the required standard for accreditation. In a statement he signed, Anthony Monye- Emina, Lamented the dearth of infrastructures and gross under funding of tertiary institutions in Ondo State, particularly
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Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun yesterday formerly confirmed to the Senate that Nigeriaâ€™s economy was in recession, even as she added that federal government had since adopted some strategies and policies to address the problems. Adeosun, who stated this while briefing the Senate, however, assured that there was no cause for panic, describing the
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Following the ongoing crisis that has claimed many lives and properties in the Republic of South Sudan, the Senate yesterday urged the federal government to as a matter of urgency, take necessary measures to evacuate Nigerians in the war-torn country. The call by the upper legislative chamber followed a Point of Order raised at the
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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday asked the Senate to screen and subsequently confirm Justices Ejembi Eko and Amina Augie as justices of the Supreme Court. President Buhari in a letter to Senate President Bukola Saraki explained that the two nominees would represent North- Central and North-West respectively. The president Buhari, â€œIn accordance with Section 231 subsection
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President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is talking to Niger Delta militants through oil companies and law enforcement agencies to find a lasting solution to insecurity in the region. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president on Thursday. News Agency of
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Estate Developer, Ahmed Abubakar Goringo has called on the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Muhammad Bello to as a matter of urgency revoke undeveloped plots in Abuja. Goringo, who made the call on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen at an exhibition in Abuja, urged Minister to go round the city and its environs
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The last may not have been heard about the massive corruption in the House of Representatives as Abdulmumin Jibin, immediate chairman of appropriation committee opens can of worms Among his major revelations, the federal legislator accused Speaker Yakubu Dogara of attempting to pad the 2016 budget â€“ He also revealed the real reason he decided
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FAAC: FG, States, LGs share N559, 032bn for the month of June, 2016. Details later…
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Drama as the federal government was on Thursday ambushed by passengers of Abuja-Kaduna rail line and persuaded it to bring down the train fare to N500 for economy class from the N600 it pegged it at with first class going for N900. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Chubuike Amaechi who was ambushed by the passengers
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President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said his administration will continue to welcome innovative ideas in the gas, technology and agricultural sectors to reposition the economy. Receiving the Letter of Credence of the High Commissioner of the Republic of India, Mr. Nagabhushana Reddy, at the State House, President Buhari said Nigeria will strengthen cooperation with
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Ekiti State Government has described the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) decision to appeal the Abuja Federal High Court judgment, granting Governor Ayodele Fayoseâ€™s ally, Mr Abiodun Agbele bail and awarding N5 million damages in his favour as clear demonstration of the anti-corruption agency’s wickedness and show of vendetta against the governor. The
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The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reshuffled the leaderships of the Senateâ€™s committees. Mr. Sarakiâ€™s most outspoken critic, Kabiru Marafa, was appointed chairman of the Petroleum (downstream) Committee. He was chairman of the Committee on National Population. Also, Oluremi Tinubu, a key member of the anti-Saraki Unity Forum, was named chairperson of the Committee on
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