THE Enugu State Chief Judge, Justice Innocent Umezulike, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-man impeachment panel to investigate the two-count charge of misconduct in office and disrespect to constitutional authority levelled by members of the state assembly against the deputy governor, Sunday Onyebuchi.
Justice Umezulike, while inaugurating members of the panel, urged them to discharge their functions without fear or favour.
â€œI am under a constitutional obligation to inaugurate this panel to investigate
NEW acting Head of Service of Oyo State, Mr Williams Adesoji Eniade, whose appointment was recently approved by the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has resumed duties.
Before his new appointment, Eniade was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youths and Sports.
His appointment, according to sources, was approved by Senator Ajimobi and made public by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Dr Festus Adedayo.
Eniade, who succeeded the immediate past Head of Service
FOLLOWING the sack of the state chairman of the Alliance for Progressive Change, Honourable Latep Dabang, by stakeholders of the party and confirming Honourable Amos Gombi as the chairman, the sacked chairman has alleged that the nullification letter from the national secretariat was forged.
The chairman of the interim management committee of the party, Senator John Shagaya, on Monday announced nullification of Dabang election as the winner of the APC chairmanship congress in the state and
MINISTER of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, has disclosed that over 2,500 cars, mostly taxis, are now running on natural gas in Benin, the Edo State capital.
She also said more cars were being converted on daily basis, in continuation of the pilot Compressed Gas Project, which she said was aimed at increasing domestic gas supply as a means to reduce gas flaring.
The minister also said gas flaring was reduced to 12 per cent in 2013, adding that the focus was to ultimately reduce
AFENIFERE Youth Forum (AYF), has called on Yoruba leaders to adopt an all-comprising strategy and join hands with the Federal Government in tacking the Boko Haram menace.
Rising from its emergency meeting on the state of the nation, held at the weekend, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, the group, in a comminuque signed by Honorable Olayinka Fato, Mr Tola Adeyemi and Mr Fredrick Famuyiwa, made available to the public, called for concerted collaboration with the president, in order to foster peace
THE Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, will today swear in the acting chief judge of the state, in person of Justice Ladipo Abimbola. The event will take place at the House of Chiefs, Ibadan, at 11.00 a.m.
Abimbola will replace the outgoing chief judge of the state, Justice B. O. Adeniji, who will retire at 12 midnight, having attained the statutory age of 65 years prescribed by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.
WOMEN journalists in the country have been charged to discharged their duties without fear or favour and imbibe the spirit of professionalism in their activities.
This charge was given by the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Press Week of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Ogun State chapter, held at the Iwe-Iroyin House, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, on Tuesday.
Governor Amosun was represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs,
A FORMER Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Kehinde Ayoola, on Monday said Seyi Makinde possessed the best pedigree among contenders for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket in 2015.
No fewer than nine other contesters, including former governor, ministers and members of the National Assembly are jostling for the sole ticket.
Ayoola, who spoke to the Nigerian Tribune, said apart from being young, Makinde was a self-made man, who had consistently touched the lives of the
THE Nigeria Prisons Service ( NPS) has promoted 3700 officers to different ranks, even as the service charges the promoted officers to reciprocate the gesture by rededicating themselves to service of their fatherland.
Speaking in Bauchi on Tuesday, while decorating the elevated officers of the Bauchi State command of the NPS, the state Controller of Prisons, Alhaji Sidi Mohammed, stated that of the promoted officers, 98 were from the command.
According to him, 41 senior officers from the command
ONE of the doctors who treated the Liberian Ebola patient who died in Lagos has tested positive to the disease.
Among those who had contact with the late Liberian on his way to Nigeria, 70 of them are currently under surveillance. Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, while briefing the press in Abuja, on Monday, said the new case was as a result of the contact the said doctor had with the late Mr Patrick Sawyer at the Lagos hospital, where the Liberian was admitted from the airport.
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, in Washington D.C., United States, on Monday, said days when a few politicians can manipulate outcome of elections are gone forever in Nigeria.
Speaking at a meeting with Nigerian professionals in the United States, President Jonathan said he remained fully committed to keeping the promise he made in 2011, to ensure elections in Nigeria became free, fair and credible.
The president assured that in keeping with that pledge, which had been fulfilled in recent elections
The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) on Monday, raised the alarm over the directive by the main opposition,the All Progressives Congress, (APC), to its officials across the country to relocate to and remain in Osun State until after the Saturdayâ€™s governorship election in the state
In a statement made available to news men in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh,the party condemned the directive,describing it â€œas a brazen assault on democracy tailored
THE seven-man panel inaugurated to investigate purported gross misconduct against Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, on Monday, told pro-impeachment lawmakers to make themselves or their representatives available before the panel today.
This, it said, would help them to substantiate the 16-count charge against the governor before the panel invoked the law.
Its chairman, Yusuf Shehu Usman, said this at the sitting of the panel held at the Conference Room, Ministry of Local Government
everal media reports about Ugandan top government functionaries caught sleeping at important public function is becoming worrisome to many Ugandans, a report has indicated.
Moses Ali, 74, is one of the cabinet ministers who seem to have improvised a way to escape the scrutiny of nosy media cameras that have on several occasions caught senior government officials and MPs dozing when the president is delivering his address and when the national budget is read.
At the most recent state-of-the-nation
THE Nigerian Airforce (NAF) has said it would soon finish the manufacturing of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) capable of detonating high calibre improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and intelligence gathering in crisis-prone parts of the country,
NAF, however, said lack of funds was delaying the speedy completion of the project.
Speaking at a news conference in preparation for the 42nd graduation ceremony of Nigerian Airforce Institute of Technology (NAFIT), Kaduna, its commandant, Toni Adokwe,
Preparations for this weekâ€™s Saturday governorship election in Osun assumed another dimension, on Monday, in Osogbo, when the Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikore issued a stern warning to leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), not to test the strong will of the Federal Government to defend the nationâ€™s democracy.
He maintained that President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s commitment to ensure that Nigeriaâ€™s peace and democratic rule were not truncated should be supported
Ahead Saturdayâ€™s governorship election in Osun, the standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, on Monday, accused the state director of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Okpiroro Abada and Senator Isiaka Adeleke of allegedly plotting to use Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) cadets to perpetrate electoral malpractices.
He contended that â€œthere is synergy between Adeleke, a former governor of the state and Abada to substitute shortlisted names
THE acting Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has sounded a note of warning to people who have no business in Osun State during the election, asking them to stay away during the period or face the full wrath of the law.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Vice President Namadi Sambo, in Abuja, on Monday, he pointed out that only people with official duties to perform in the state would be allowed to move freely within the state during the election period scheduled
THE acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, has cleared the Federal Government of involvement in recent bombings in Kaduna State, which targeted Islamic cleric, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi and former head of state, Muhammadu Buhari.
The acting IGP, Suleiman Abba, spoke on Monday at the outset of his maiden meeting with all Assistant Inspector Generals of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Abba said findings from a delegation of police