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Flynn Scandal: Trump Knew Of Russia Phone Call Issues ‘Weeks Ago’

(BBC.COM) President Donald Trump knew weeks ago there were problems with Michael Flynn's Russia phone calls, a White House spokesman has said. The president was told by the Justice Department at the end of January that Mr Flynn may have misled US officials and the public, said Sean Spicer. He was asked to quit three weeks later due to an "erosion of trust". Republicans have joined congressional calls for an ...

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Valentine, Baba’s Vacation And Other Stories, By Reuben Abati

“Happy Valentine’s day, my friend” “You don’t wish someone Happy Valentine’s day with ordinary mouth, my friend” “Are you a woman?  The gifts are for women, not male friends.” “You see, yourself?  You are a bush man just like one of my friends who got a text message from his girlfriend, and he started asking what is the meaning of bae and boo. The girl used those words and our friend was lost.” “Bae. Boo. I ...

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Adeosun: FG to Expand TSA Coverage

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun on Tuesday said the Federal Government is determined to expand the coverage of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) to cover more agencies in 2017. Speaking in Abuja at the opening of a two-day retreat on the TSA, the Minister, who described the implementation of the policy as a success story, said the Federal Government would expand the programme and continue to pers ...

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Union Bank Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebrations

  Union Bank, one of Nigeria’s most respected financial institutions, has kicked off celebrations to mark its 100th anniversary of service in Nigeria. The kick-off event was held on Tuesday, February 14th and the bank’s headquarters in Lagos. Union Bank was established in 1917 as Barclays Bank DCO (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas) and through the years went on to become one of Nigeria’s leading financi ...

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Nigeria: Inflow Into TSA Hits N5.244trillion

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris has noted that the quality of  leadership provided by President  Muhammadu Buhari, which he described as  rare courage and political will is a major reason for the successes so far achieved by the Treasury Single Account policy implementation. The AGF made this disclosure  during his welcome Address at the opening of a two day retreat on the one year ...

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NLC, TUC and a dying legacy of protests,By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com,  www.zainabokino.blogspot.com There was a time in this country when Organized Labour under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) would sneeze and the country would shiver. I don’t know whether anybody noticed the NLC protest to the Villa last week. It was meant to draw the attention of the federal government to the hardship largely occasioned by rising cost of living in the co ...

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Babachir Lawal, Garba Shehu Address Pro-Buhari Rally

By Abdullahi Mohammed The Special Assistant to President on media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu has  stated that the war against corruption has   powerful enemies that are trying to sabotage this government through propaganda. He made this remark on Tuesday while addressing the protesting crowd who are in support of President Muhammadu Buhari administration at the Unity fountain in Abuja. Shehu said "The ...

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Zaria Massacre: Court Asks KDSG To Produce Army Witnesses In Court

Two consolidated suits involving 92 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria pending before the Hon. Justice David Shiri Wyoms sitting at High Court No. 6, Kaduna which came up on Tuesday the 14thday of February 2017 has been further adjourned to the 1st day of March 2017 for continuation of hearing. The case was adjourned sequel to the application of the Director of Public Prosecution of Kaduna State Dar ...

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Court Orders Forfeiture of Yakubu’s $9.8m to FG

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano presided over by  Justice Zainab B. Abubakar Tuesday ordered the forfeiture of the sum of $9,772,00 (Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand United States Dollars ) and  £74,000 (Seventy Four Thousand Pound Sterling) recovered from a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC,  Mr. Andrew Yakubu to the Federal Governm ...

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EFCC Docks Haruna for N4m Rice Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today February 14, 2017 arraigned one Zaharaddeen Haruna before Justice Nuhu Yahaya Galadanci of the Kano State High Court on a five count charge of obtaining by false pretence and issuance of dud cheque. The accused person who is a vice chairman of Agriculture and Allied Employees  Union of Nigeria, allegedly awarded the complainant a contract for the supply of ...

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Track All Cattle Coming Into Nigeria; FCT Minister Challenges Anti-Cattle Rustling Committee

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has challenged the National Implementation Committee for the Curtailment of Cattle Rustling in Nigeria to evolve a robust mechanism to track all the cattle coming in from the neighboring countries. The Minister gave this challenge on Tuesday, while receiving members of the Committee led by its chairman, AIG Charles Ugomuoh that were in the FCT Administration for A ...

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N1.64bn Fraud: Court Dismisses Ex-Gov, Nyame’s No-Case Submission

Jolly Nyame, a former governor of Taraba State, has been ordered by a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Gudu, to begin his defence on March 8, 2017 after Justice Adebukola Banjoko, on February 14, 2017 dismissed his application for a “no-case” submission. Nyame, who is standing trial for a 41-count charge of criminal misappropriation of N1.64bn state funds, had on January 18, 2017 through his couns ...

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