EFCC declares Lekki cyber crime hotbed, nabs 402

September 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared fast-developing upper middle class area of Lagos Metropolis, Lekki, as an emerging new hub of internet-related fraud. Data from the investigation activities of the Lagos Command of the EFCC for the second quarter of 2021, that between April and June, 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Read More

Nigeria’s rising debt: DMO’s failure?

September 3, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

…Country won’t develop without borrowing more – Minister … Other options available – Odeyemi …It’s worrisome, back to pre-1999 situation – Expert …Profile huge burden, unsustainable – TBN … Nigeria meeting obligations without defaulting, DMO insists Nigeria’s ever increasing debt profile continues to be a huge source of concern to most citizens even as many fear the country may eventually run into Read More

Fraud: CAC to grant CCB access to data

September 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) is set to grant the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) access to its database to enable it carry out seamless investigation of companies suspected to be engaged in illicit activities. The Registrar General/CEO of the CAC, Alhaji Garba Abubakar, who gave the commitment on Friday in Abuja when he received the CCB chairman, Professor Muhammad Read More

Anniversary: Osun lists Akande, Adeboye, 9 others for lifetime achievement award

September 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

As part of activities lined up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of Osun State, the government, Wednesday, listed former governor Adebisi Akande, Pastor Enoch Adeboye (General Overseer, RCCG worldwide), Sheikh Abdur’rasheed Hadiyatulla (President, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria), and former Chief of Defense Staff, General Ipoola Alani Akinrinnade, rtd, for lifetime achievement award. Others in the Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

Senator Gumau’s campaign directors resign over abandonment

August 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Campaign directors of the senator representing Bauchi south Lawal Yahya Gumau, Monday resigned their positions over their alleged abandonment by the lawmaker. The former directors disclosed their resignation in a press statement issued to our correspondent. They include Alhaji Aminu Abubakar who was the director general of the senator, former director of publicity Alhaji Salmanu Buzaye and director for disabled Read More

PDP Govs Forum celebrates Abia, Adamawa, Delta, Edo, Enugu and Taraba states at 30

August 27, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has congratulated governors of Abia, Adamawa, Delta, Edo, Enugu and Taraba states on the occasion of 30th creation anniversary of their states. The Chairman of the Forum, Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal  on behalf of his colleagues in the Forum sent a symbolic thirty (30) momentous salvos to the Government and Read More

FG inaugurates 12-member inter-ministerial committee on Nigeria at 61

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government has inaugurated a 12-member Inter-Ministerial Committee for the 2021 Independence Day Celebration to plan, organize and execute all approved activities befitting for the 61st anniversary on October 1, 2021. The committee comprises of Secretary to the Government of the Federation as chairman while Minister of Information and Culture, Minister of Interior, Minister of FCT, Minister of Health Read More

Niger gov wants states joint operations to end banditry, kidnappings

August 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has called for joint operations of the  affected states  to  end  the nefarious activities of bandits and kidnappings.  The governor stated this when he visited Ma’undu in Mariga local government Area of the state which has been deserted by members of the community for about one year now due to banditry activities.   He said,  Read More

NOC launches new website

August 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has launched their new website. The website, www.nigeriaolympic.org has all the informations available about the Olympic movement in Nigeria. According to the NOC Image maker, Phemmy Adetula, it’s most expedient that we, as an organization have a functional website. We are forward looking and must let the world know about our activities and events. “With this new Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

30th anniversary: Delta to honour iconic contributors to statehood

August 24, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state government. Monday, said it would honour illustrious Deltans who contributed immensely to the growth and development of the state as it celebrates its 30th anniversary of creation. Chairman of the Central Organising Committee for “Delta at 30 Celebration,’’ Dr Kingsley Emu, made this known at a media briefing in Asaba as part of activities of the week-long celebration. Emu, Read More

Anambra: APC’s chances of landslide victory certain – Buni

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, said the chances of his party in winning the forthcoming governorship election with a landslide victory has increased. Buni stated this Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating National Campaign Committee of the party head by governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman. Other party Read More

Rigging allegation: PDP has conceded defeat ahead 2023, says APC

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already conceded defeat even before the forthcoming 2320 general elections are held. The governing party described PDP’s allegation on the procurement of E-voting machines as “idle conspiracies and wild”, saying it was clear testimony that the opposition party has “already conceded election defeat long before the 2023 Read More

Democratic development: PGF boss advocates improved relationship between govt, CSOs

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

For Nigeria’s democracy to develop and the welfare of Nigerians improved, a call has been made for an improved relationship between the Nigerian government and the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). In a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja, Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the governing party, Salihu Moh. Lukman, said part of Read More

Breaking: In Gwoza, Zulum receives another Chibok schoolgirl with kids (Pictures)

August 14, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Borno state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Saturday in Gwoza, received another Chibok girl who was rescued by the 26 Task Force Brigade, Gwoza. According to the official Facebook handler of the governor: “The schoolgirl, Hassana Adamu, alongside her two children, was handed over to Governor Zulum by the Commander, 26 Taskforce Brigade, Brigadier General DR Dantani. “Zulum was in Read More

Breaking: NNPP drags APC to court, seeks disqualification from FCT poll

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Federal High Court Abuja, asking that the ruling party be disqualified from contesting the forthcoming chairmanship position election in the Abuja Municipal Council (AMAC), slated for February 12, 2022. In the originating summons pasted at the main entrance of the APC national secretariat Thursday in Read More

Migration: FG launches project for vulnerable returnees in northern states

August 12, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and other stakeholders, has launched a project to provide immediate socio-economic relief to vulnerable migrants returnees impacted by Covid-19 in Yobe, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara and Jigawa. Addressing participants at the launch of the project Thursday in Abuja, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Read More

BEDC decries rising cases of vandalism in franchise areas

August 12, 2021 David Agba 0

BEDC Electricity Plc (BEDC) has decried the rising cases of vandalism across its franchise zone which it says aside being an economic crime is an act of sabotage against the good purpose and intents of the company, canvassing that the effects of vandalism should stimulate tougher laws to be enforced to protect public property, especially electricity infrastructure. This information was Read More

South-west NTI PGDE result to be released soon – DG

August 12, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Acting Director General, National Teachers Institute (NTI), Kaduna, Mallam Bashir Mamman, Tuesday, stated that the results of students of Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in the South-west will soon be released. Mallam Mamman, who dropped this hint in Ibadan while addressing a press conference, said all the issues delaying the release of the results have been resolved with the University Read More

The bid to restore Kano’s commercial status

August 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

The flagging off of the construction of the Kano-Kaduna railway project as well as the commissioning of a three-layer bridge in Kano City by President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano recently were ample demonstration of the commitment of the Buhari and Ganduje governments to restore Kano to its glorious era as the centre of commerce in the West African sub-region. The rail project Read More

Benue needs good governance not press conferences, APC chieftain tackles Ortom

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Benue state, Dr Garus Gololo, has urged the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, to focus on bringing the dividends of democracy to the people, rather than indulging in “endless media interview.” He also criticized the governor for distracting public attention from his administration’s failures by fishing around for imaginary enemies.Reaction Read More

Stock market trends lower, sheds N126bn

August 9, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Exchange (NGX) yesterday opened on a negative note, shedding N126 billion, despite the inflow of companies half year results and interim dividend declared within the period. Operators attributed the decline in share price on profit taking embarked by investors during the day. Specifically, Market Capitalisation of listed equities declined by 0.62 per cent Read More

SME’s, tech coys, others count losses as Twitter ban persists

August 9, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

As the ban placed on Twitter operations in Nigeria enters its tenth week, small businesses and other tech companies have continued to count their losses, and have also appealed to the federal government to revisit the ban. The Federal Government had on June 4, 2021, announced a ban on Twitter and through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) directed telecoms companies, Read More

Shell confirms exit plan, shops for local investors

August 9, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Royal Dutch Shell has engaged Standard Chartered to shop for local investors to buy some of its onshore assets as the oil major blames insecurity, poor government engagement and the recently passed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for pushing them out of Nigeria. According to Shell the Nigeria’s Niger Delta businesses are for now not core to its on- going business Read More