Businessman arraigned for giving false information on Ekweremadu’s guesthouse
The police have arraigned a businessman, Ahmed Echodo, for allegedly giving false information that a guesthouse belonging to the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu was being used to store arms and ammunition. Echodo appeared in handcuff before Upper Area Court, Gudu, Abuja on Tuesday and was charged with “criminal... Read more
Aregbesola swears in 22 commissioners, 16 special advisers
Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola yesterday swore in his executive council made up of 22 commissioners and 16 special advisers. On the list of the commissioners are an Associate Professor of Economics, Olalekan Dauda Yinusa; a Doctor of Law, Ajibola Basiru and a former Senator, Mudasiru Hussain. The governor... Read more
UI proscribes students’ union
The authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI) yesterday proscribed students’ union in the institution following a protest outside the campus. The Senate rose from an emergency meeting, proscribing the union and suspending members of the Executive Council and Students Representatives Council (SRC). The university was shut on Monday,... Read more
Liverpool Sign Solanke , Mahrez Set To Quit Leicester
Solanke’s move to Liverpool was announced on Liverpool’s official website on Tuesday.  A statement on Liverpool’s website reads: “Liverpool FC have agreed personal terms with Dominic Solanke to sign the England youth international this summer. “The 19-year-old striker will complete the transfer to the Reds on July 1, 2017, upon the... Read more
Resign if you love Nigeria, Fayose tells Buhari
Governor Ayodele Fayose has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if he truly loves the country. Fayose said Buhari’s sickness was frustrating development of the country. Addressing journalists in Lagos on Tuesday, the Ekiti State Governor took a swipe at the Federal Government’s anti-corruption war. He said fighting corruption... Read more
Fed Govt woos fleeing firms
SOME companies which left Nigeria may return – if a Federal Government plan to ensure they are back works. No fewer than 3,000 workers lost their jobs in October, last year when some companies left. Such companies include ExxonMobil, Pan Ocean, Sapiem Ground Petroleum, and Hercules Offshore Nigeria Limited.... Read more
Olubadan: I can’t be intimidated, says Ajimobi
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said he will not be intimidated by anybody or group over his administration’s efforts to review the Olubadan chieftaincy system. He spoke while inaugurating the new Government Reserved Area (GRA) sited near the old NITEL premises on Old Ife Road, Ibadan. Two high... Read more
Major Southeast cities were grounded yesterday — no thanks to a sit-at-home order by two pro-Biafra groups to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the stillborn republic. Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and a faction of the Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) declared May... Read more
Obey court orders on Dasuki, El-Zakzaky, Sagay tells FG
The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has asked the Federal Government to obey court orders regarding the detention of embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.); and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Sagay said this during... Read more
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) being implemented by the Federal Government for the citizens are not favours but their right. He spoke at an event showcasing the achievements of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration at the second... Read more