General Overseer of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, has refused to comment on the alleged 9.3 million dollars arms deal allegedly involving the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, on the grounds that he does not have enough information on the issue.
Kumuyi who spoke with newsmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, at the weekend, said he preferred to leave comments for those who are investigating the matter, saying, â€œI will not comment
The pace-setting Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), has expressed its readiness to support the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) towards reducing the alarming rate of road accidents in Ekiti state in particular and in Nigeria in general.
Speaking while receiving the new FRSC Corps Commander, Barrister Stanley Chinedum, in his office, ABUADâ€™s Founder and Chancellor, Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, said the move was part of the universityâ€™s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in ensuring the
A Lagos-based socio-political group, the Lagos for the People Association (LPA), has declared its readiness to propagate equal opportunities for all citizens of the state ahead of the next general election.
The group, in a statement endorsed by its Director of Publicity, Azeez Salako, stated that â€œLagos has, since 1999, been turned into a cow to be milked mindlessly by a cabal under the leadership of a notable empire builder whose major focus is to frustrate and annihilate the poor masses in the
Gunmen, at the weekend,shot and killed the district head of Unguwan Muazu in Kaduna State and title holder of the Dokajin Cika Soron Zazzau, in Zazzau Emirate Council, Alhaji Kabiru Buhari, near a farm on the outskirts of the state capital.
Police authorities have confirmed the killing and are currently investigating the murder of Buhari, whose car and body were discovered by a combined security and community search team at his farm near Maigiginya in Nariya, Kabala West, Kaduna.
The Police Public
A 25-year old Fulani herdsman, Abdullah Buldi, arrested by Eggon youths after the invasion of Gidan Gambo village in Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, has confirmed that he participated in series of attacks and destruction of properties in the on-going face-off between farmers and nomads in the state.
Buldi, who was captured while trying to escape after the invasion, said he was hired alongside 200 others to
The Nigerian Navy has warned its personnel that the force would not tolerate any act of mutiny, indiscipline and other acts inimical to service law.
Rear Admiral Obiora Charles-Medani, Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command (ENC), Calabar, gave the warning on Saturday during the third quarter Eastern Naval Command route march.
He said that the objective of the march was to ensure physical fitness among its personnel and also build a spirit of togetherness which was in tandem with the
The Federal Government has concluded plans to partner with Odua Chamber of Commerce, Industries,Mines and Agriculture (ODUACCIMA), for a regional international trade fair billed to attract over 5,000 exhibitors and participants.
The Chairman, 2014 Odua International Trade Fair Planning Committee, Asiwaju Olaitan Alabi disclosed this at a press conference held at the MKO Trade Fair Complex, Abeokuta to herald the trade fair which will hold between November 21 and 30, 2014.
Ndigbo leader, His Royal Higness, Cmdr. AbleGod Anthony Uwakwe has called on Ndigbo in Bayelsa State to unite and be their brotherâ€™s keeper, even as they gear up to a grand celebration of Igbo Day world-wide in Bayelsa.
This, Uwakwe said while speaking with journalists in Yenagoa.
He noted that Ndigbo has the highest population of non-indigenes resident and doing business in the state, urging them to live in harmony with indigenes of the state.
He stressed the need for Ndigbo sons and daughters
The Ogun State chapter of the Labour Party (LP) said at the week end that the position of the factional secretary of the party, Mr Sunday Oginni that the former governor of the state, Chief Gbenga Daniel lacked power to merge LP with PDP was a misplaced expression.
LP said Mr Oginni who claimed to be the secretary of the party is a mere interloper who has no locus standi to arrogate such position to himself.
Labour Party Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr Deji Kalejaye in a statement
AN aspirant to the Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr Abdulwasiu Olasunkanmi Akere, has stressed the importance of strengthening industrial and labour law in the state, a major means of empowering the people.
He stated this at an interactive session with some journalists in Ibadan, the state capital, on Saturday.
Reacting to the question on what would be his legislative priority in the State House of Assembly if elected, the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader in Ward One Constituency One of the
The International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos has organised a two-day workshop on professional, conflict-sensitive, public interest and gender support reporting towards the 2015 elections for North West journalists.
Held at the Access International Hotel, Kaduna, over the weekend, journalists were drawn from Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Jigawa, Kano and Kaduna States.
In his opening remark, the director of the centre, Mr Lanre Arogundade, represented by Mr Sanmi Falobi, said the workshop was organised
The president, Yewa Traditional Council, Ilaro, Ogun State, The paramount ruler of Yewa land, Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle, has debunked the rummour that the traditional council of the area has endorsed one of the candidates vying for the position of governor in the state.
This was contained in a press release signed by the secretary, Yewa Traditional Council, Mr. Niyi Faremi, and made available to Sunday Tribune.
The release warned all aspirants viying for elective positions in Yewaland
The senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Comrade Uche Chukwumerije, yesterday declared he will use the rest of his political life to protect â€œthe Igbo nationâ€ from being truncated .
Senator Uche Chukwumerije, who stated this while presenting his 12 years score card of stewardship at the senate before PDP state party executives in Umuahia, commended them for being resolute .
According to him, the unity of the party in the state no doubt has brought
THE Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, has assured that substantial portions of the ongoing rehabilitation of rail track in the Eastern corridor from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri will be completed latest by December this year to enable trains to move from Port Harcourt to Gombe.
The minister gave the assurance yesterday while speaking with journalists at Inkil in Bauchi, shortly after inspecting the ongoing rehabilitation work, saying that over 90 per cent of the work had been completed so
The Centre for the Vulnerable and Underprivileged (CENTREP) has condemned the invasion of a High Court premises in Ekiti State by thugs, leading to the alleged beating up of the presiding judge.
This was contained in a statement signed by its executive director, Mr Oghenejabor Ikimi, and made available to Sunday Tribune on Saturday in Warri, Delta State.
The statement also condemned the Nigeria Police for invading the High Court premises in Port-Harcourt, describing the two incidents as barbaric
MS Annkio Briggs, a frontline activist, has warned the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the idea of jettisoning the zoning arrangement if it wants to win the 2015 governorship election in the state.
She said Rivers PDP was embarking on a fruitless journey and might lose the governorship seat in 2015 if its leadership should insist on fielding a candidate for the election from the Ikwerre extraction.
She also described the state chairman, Mr Felix Obuah, as
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has assured its numerous customers of improved electricity services, blaming consumersâ€™ complaints on the activities of vandals which he said brought about the epileptic supplies.
Addressing the grievances of his clients during a customer forum in Abeokuta, IBEDC Managing Director, Fortunato Leynes, said: â€œOur transformer cables and feeder pillars, oil and other line materials suffer untold thefts and damages. The aftermath of these vandalisms
A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Friday discharged and acquitted the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Adeyemi ikuforiji, alongside his aide, Mr Oyebode Atoyebi, over allegations of money laundering made against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Ruling on the no case submission initiated by the Speaker together with his aide, the court, presided over by Justice Ibrahim Buba, declared that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima-facie
Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) said on Friday that it had collected more than 20 million signatures endorsing the candidacy of President Goodluck Jonathan for 2015 election.
TANâ€™s Director of Communication and Strategy, Dr. Udenta O Udenta, announced this on Friday during a chat with journalists in Abuja.
Udenta said that the group was committed to the realisation of President Jonathanâ€™s second term ambition, adding that more signatures would be collected from the North