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Police Barricade ICC Venue of PDP Stakehokders’ Meeting

The Ahmed Makarfi-led  faction of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has raised raised the  alarm over  Police barricade of  the International Conference Centre, ICC venue  of its stakeholders’ meeting  Monday. A statement by the party accused  Ali Modu Sheriff and  the All Progressive Congress (APC) led Federal Government of ensuring the barricade of the venue. The statement claimed that “Senator Ali Modu Sheri ...

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How Gov Ishaku Is Digitising Media Outfits In Taraba, Wiping Out Obsolete Equipment

By Emmanuel Bello For more than two decades, both the television and radio stations in Taraba state had operated with antiquated equipment. The television station was almost a museum of sorts with obsolete gadgets reminding one of the 70s and the 80s. And although kudos has to be given to previous administrations for starting and sustaining these stations, there is no gainsaying the fact that it took Govern ...

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Sokoto Releases N2.2b For Payment Of Gratuity To LG Workers

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has released the sum of N1.2 billion for the payment of accumulated gratuity from the year 2010 for staff of local government councils of Sokoto state. In addition, outstanding allowances, amounting to over N662 million, due to elected representatives for council chairmen and their councilors in the 23 local government areas have also been released, while the sum of N346,747,8 ...

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Lawyers Seek Prosecution Of Violators Of Oath Of Office

By Shittu Ahmed Obassa In the light of pervasive abuse of public trust by public office holders at the three tiers of government in Nigeria  across section of Nigerians, including lawyers have called on  compatriots to discharge  their social responsibilities by  ensuring that culprits.are diligently prosecuted. The lawyers and some other Nigerians made their feelings known in a national survey conducted  o ...

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CBN Unveils New Forex Policy, Threatens To Sanction Offenders

Nigeria’s apex bank,CBN has unveiled new forex policy as part of the efforts “to ease the difficulties encountered by Nigerians in obtaining funds for Foreign Exchange transactions.” The  new policy disclosed through  a statement by the acting Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor  is aimed at among others,  solving problems with regards to travel allowances as well as school and medical  fees. ...

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FAAN Graduates Another 216 Newly Recruited AVSEC, ARFFS

The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has said that management will continue its commitment to human capacity development in order to meet the highest standards of professionalism and best industry practices, as well as continue to train and develop capacity of its members of staff, in line with the provisions of the International Civil Aviation Organization. He made this disclo ...

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Osinbajo Disowns New VP Residence Project, Says Aguda House Okay For Me

Nigeria’s Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has disowned  the controversial  project  to build new residence for the Vice President. In a statement by Laolu Akande on Sunday, osinbajo said it was the past administration which proposed the project. The statement said “For the umpteenth time, we like to clarify that the proposed plan of the immediate past administration to build a new official residenc ...

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I Stand With Makarfi and His Two Lions – Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode has  reiterated his support for Senator Ahmed Makarfi .He also believes governors Nyesom Wike and Ayo Fayose are better that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff who has been declared authentic leader of PDP by a Court of Appeal. Fani-Kayode  said  Wike and Fayose ,”both lions” Reacting to comments by Sheriff, the former minister said, “I read his insulting comments about F ...

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‘We Have Robbed About 35 ATM Users’ In Lagos Market – Suspect – See Photos

A gun – wielding robber, Gbenga Babatunde, 35, arrested by operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police,  Command, has confessed to have robbed about 35 ATM users in Alaba Rago Market, Ojo area of Lagos before his arrest. The suspected robber, who was arrested after a failed bid to rob a lady who withdrew an unspecified amount of money around 5:48 a.m. at an ATM point in Alaba Rago Mar ...

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Contractors Abandon Third Mainland Bridge Road Repairs, Blame Lack of Funds

The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has come under heavy criticism from residents in Lagos over the abandonment of the repair works in the Third Mainland Bridge and other adjoining roads. The Agency last month had began repairs on both carriage ways of the bridge, scrapping the asphalt on some section , but  it has suddenly  vacated site for over two weeks, leaving motorists to contend with the curr ...

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Boko Haram Enjoys Cover From Prominent Personalities- Madagali Youths

By Tom Garba, Yola Youths of Madagali Local Government Area in Adamawa state have said that the reason Boko Haram still persists in their areas was because of the undue influence of some stakeholders on the military authorities to release some members of the Boko Haram insurgency who were identified by their victims. Youth Leader, Alhaji Dauda Usman, who spoke on behalf of the youths of the area  at the fla ...

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Diversion Of Paris Club Loan Refund: SERAP Urges FG To File Legal Action Against States

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has written to the Accountant – General of the Federation Alh. Ahmed Idris, FCNA requesting him “to urgently pass on information to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN relating to the release of N388.304 billion London Paris Club loan refunds to 35 states by the federal government so that Mr Malami can ...

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