Ukraine invasion: McDonald’s closes restaurants in Russia, over 60, 000 lose jobs

March 9, 2022 Editorial IV 0

McDonald’s on Tuesday became the latest on the growing list of US multinational companies to suspend activities in Russia, joining Apple, Levi’s and others, but some have chosen to stay in the country despite the risks to their reputation. Following last month’s invasion of Ukraine, the pressure has been mounting and calls for repercussions appeared on social media under hashtags Read More

MDAs presenting old projects as new ones – Buhari

November 30, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

  The federal government would sanction those who bring in personnel into the public workforce by illegal recruitment, pad their payroll and retain ghost workers, President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday in Abuja. He also revealed how some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) present new projects as ongoing ones in the budget. The president spoke   while declaring open the 3rd National Summit Read More

Court cases: APC compiling names for NEC’s sanction – CECPC

September 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has started compiling the lists of party members in court, with a view to securing the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) ratification for their sanction. The ruling party’s leadership also declared that it won’t recognise any parallel congress at the just concluded nationwide local Read More

Privacy invasion: NITDA sanctions Soko loans N10m

August 19, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has sanctioned an online lending platform, Soko Lending Company Limited (Soko Loans) for privacy invasion. NITDA, in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday said the action was taken after receiving series of complaints against the company for unauthorized disclosures, failure to protect customers’ personal data and defamation of character as well as Read More

Sanctions against erring engineers should be regular – Fashola

August 11, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), Tuesday, said unprofessional or unethical engineers should be promptly sanctioned. The sanction, which he said, should be in accordance with the rule of law, according to him, is to prevent them from adversely affecting the national prosperity objectives. Fashola spoke at the 29th Engineering Assembly Organised by the Council Read More

NPA, NSC express worries over hike in tariff rates

June 27, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) have expressed concerns over the arbitrary increase of charges by the Port and Terminal Operators (Nig) Limited, PTOL, without consultation with the necessary regulatory agencies. At a meeting recently, the NPA and the NSC told PTOL that it ran afoul of its lease agreement and government regulations. The meeting Read More

NIM harps on professional conduct, vows to sanction corrupt members

June 17, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

National President of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Mrs. Patience E. Anabor, has said the institution will sanction any of its members found to be corrupt in the society. She stated this Wednesday while inaugurating the NIM University of Abuja chapter in Abuja. Anabor said management of the Institute should practice according to the rules and regulations guiding the Read More

FCTA vows to demolish all illegal structures, warns against infractions

May 19, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed that it would demolish all illegal structures in the nation’s capital no matter how highly placed. Acting director, FCTA department of Development Control, Tpl Garba Kwamkur who disclosed this Wednesday, during weekly inspection of on-going developments across the territory, warned developers to desist from violating the Abuja Master Plan with all sorts Read More

Enriching the propaganda theater

May 9, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

The war theater is where all the gory details are. The avalanche of ammunition expelled all over, guns blazing, pellets dropping, and blood let to run like rain. That is where you see all the fighter Jets in action. That is where the action is for all the vehicles of war and fight against terror. This is the theater of Read More

PDP NASS caucus accuses Buhari of breaches of constitution

May 5, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

… Tells Pantami to quit  The Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the National Assembly declared Tuesday that it has  resolved to compile alleged  breaches of constitution by President Muhammadu Buhari with a view to imposing appropriate legislative sanction on him. Rising from an emergency meeting which lasted for about two hours at the Senate premises, the lawmakers Read More

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Landuse contravention: FCTA seals off hotels, 2 others in Maitama

April 27, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

For allegedly contravening the land use Act, the The Department of Development Control Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has Tuesday, sealed off four developed property in the highbrow area of Maitama District, in the nation’s capital city. The affected property are: Ten Room Hotel; Paris Choice Hotel and Resorts; Six Club and Restaurants; and Deluxe Colours, a paint making firm Read More

Go after separatists in Yorubaland, group tells Police, Army, others

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has condemned the recent crisis across the country especially in Yorubaland, accusing the agitators of sinister motives to destabilise the country. The group, however, asked the Police authority, Army and other security agencies to immediately go after those calling for Yoruba Nation. In a statement released by the group’s national coordinator, Adeshina Animashaun, Read More

Military pension fund: Probe alleged diversion of N2.5bn, FG urged

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group, Opinion Pole Assembly (OPA) has called on the federal government to investigate the alleged looting of N2.5 Billion Military Pension Fund, recover the missing fund and sanction the culprits appropriately.  In a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja by the Publicity Secretary, Bashir Mohammad, the group specifically demanded that the Chairman of the Military Pension Board, Commodore Saburi Abayomi Read More

Nigeria loses over N455bn yearly to poor sanitation – Senate

March 25, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

…Kicks against Open Defecation  The Senate on Wednesday lamented that  Nigeria is currently losing over N455 billion or US$3 billion annually due to poor sanitation.  The upper legislative chamber accordingly passed for second reading ,  a Bill seeking for  establishment of  the “Clean Nigeria Agency for the purpose of  prohibiting  open urination/defecation in order to keep Nigeria clean and disease Read More

DPR threatens sanction on erring petroleum marketers

March 22, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) North-west zonal office Kaduna has warned petroleum marketers against under dispensing, hoarding and selling petrol above government approved pump price belt of N161 to N165 per litre. The Zonal Operations Controller, Kaduna, Malam Ahmed Rufa’i Shakur, whose operation covers Northwest states of Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara, gave the warning after Read More

ONW urges Ndigbo to accept Covid-19 vaccine, alleges diversion

March 15, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

A socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide (ONW ) Monday alleged that medical doctors are diverting the covid-19 vaccine meant for Igbo to their private hospitals. The group in a statement signed by its  Secretary General Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, did not only called on South-east Governors to make strict rules guiding the vaccine, but urged Ndigbo to accept the vaccine as Read More

NAHCO risks NSE sanction over secret suspension, reinstatement of MD/CEO

February 25, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) risks being sanctioned by the Nigerian Stock Exchange following the secret suspension and subsequent reinstatement of its Managing Director/CEO, Adetokunbo Fagbemi, by the Board of Directors. Fagbemi’s suspension was only brought to the attention of the investing public, in a statement, after the Board held an emergency meeting on Wednesday, February 24, to reinstate Read More

Western media and the Africans’ psyche

December 10, 2020 Umar Faruk 0

People with history of how lowly the western powers (Europe and America) look on Africa would, with regard to the Cable News Network’s (CNN) released video footage of alleged Lekki shooting of the #EndSARS protesters by Nigerian soldiers, laugh and say: it so comes to pass, and reoccurs. I am not a historian, but I do not need to be Read More

AGF inaugurates National Arbitration Policy Committee

October 14, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, Tuesday, inaugurated members of the National Arbitration Policy Committee. Among other things, the committee is expected to come out with a comprehensive policy that will ensure that domestic transactions originating and terminating in Nigeria are arbitrated in the country. In a statement issued by Special Assistant on Media and Read More

SARS: Disbandment grossly insufficient says HURIWA

October 13, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has said that the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) was grossly insufficient, even as the rights group has demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari constitutes a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate activities of the squad. HURIWA in a press statement by the National Coordinator, Read More

Breaking: ECOWAS lifts sanctions on Mali

October 6, 2020 AFP 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has lifted post-coup sanctions against Mali. The 15-nation-member of ECOWAS slapped sanctions on Mali after the August 18 military coup, which toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The sanctions “will be lifted when a civilian prime minister is named,” ECOWAS Commission President Jean-Claude Kassi Brou had earlier stated. Mali’s junta last week removed Read More

Edo: Situation Room tasks INEC on transparency, sanctions for COVID-19 guidelines violation

August 18, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, a coalition of 70 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on transparency in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo state. The Situation Room Convener, Mr Clement Nwankwo, and Co-Convener, Barr. Esther Uzoma, in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, also tasked the electoral body to map out sanctions for Read More

2019/20: ‘Premier League to end football season abruptly’

April 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino claims the Premier League will soon release a statement announcing the cancellation of the 2019-20 season. The Serie A chief, whose club share owners with Watford, revealed the shock news on Tuesday night amid the ongoing worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on Sportitalia, he said the English top flight is set to follow in the footsteps of Belgium’s Jupiler League, who last week confirmed Read More