Breaking: APC suspends State Congress in Oyo over irregularities 

October 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced suspension of the ongoing State Congress in Oyo state due to forging of documents meant for the exercise and other irregularities. Governor of Yobe state and Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, gave the ordered. In a statement signed by the party’s National Secretary Sen. Read More

Court sacks all 16 Kwara LG TIC chairmen

October 9, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

A Kwara state High court sitting in Ilorin, Friday, sacked the Transitional Implementation Committees (TIC) chairmen and executive members in the 16 local government councils of the state. A judgement the state government said it would appeal. Delivering his ruling, the presiding judge, Justice H. A. Gegele, described the action of the governor (and the government) as “executive rascality and Read More

Absenteeism: Gombe suspends 731 workers from September payroll

September 29, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state government has stopped 731 workers from receiving September salaries for being absent from work. The state Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Muhammad Magaji, who stated this at the monthly news conference on implementation of the Biometric Attendance Verification for the Civil Servants Tuesday, added that 170 others were being investigated. Magaji said the state government saved Read More

CBN need not consult BDCs

September 16, 2021 Adefolarin A. Olamilekan 0

This article is a reaction to the Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) press released in Lagos that was widely reported in the media lately. ABCON said the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) must urgently consult with licensed BDC operators to resolve the issues that trailed the regulator’s foreign exchange (forex) suspensionpolicy. This portrays ABCON said “if 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

Secondus: One House, two discordant PDP oppositions?

August 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In the wake of the raging crisis rocking the leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), though with a semblance of calm at the moment, there was a dramatic twist from its members in the House of Representatives last week. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on the discordance. Emergence of the Minority vs PDP caucus leadership Way back just after inauguration of the Read More

Leaked video: Adamawa APC suspends chair for wishing Buhari dead

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Adamawa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal has slammed indefinite suspension on Yola North local government party chairman, Alh. Sulaiman Adamu, for allegedly wishing President Muhammadu Buhari dead with coronavirus. The party set up a 7-man disciplinary committee to investigate the allegations and recommended the sanction. The party’s decision was taken at an Read More

NERC suspends eligible power evacuation policy

August 11, 2021 Tope Sunday with agencies 0

The Electricity market regulator, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission , NERC, has directed the Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN to suspend evacuation of electricity to eligible customers introduced by the former Minister of Power, Babatunde Fashola. Fashola, who is now the Minister of Works and Housing, was the Minister of Power, Works and Housing during the first tenure of President Muhammadu Read More

Strike: Negotiate grievances with state govts, APC govs tell resident doctors

August 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has appealed to the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to negotiate their grievances with affected state governments and end the ongoing nationwide strike. The APC governors also said that issues affecting resident doctors in federal establishments should be negotiated with the Read More

Abba Kyari: Super cop with a sad end?

August 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The suspension of DCP Abba Kyari, the erswhile head of intelligence response unit, by the Police Service Commission on the directive of the inspector general of police, did not come to many Nigerians as a surprise. The highly decorated super cop who in the last one decade was in the good news for busting criminal syndicates has been indicted by Read More

Breaking – ‘Bribery’: Embattled Super Cop, Abba Kyari, faces suspension from Police

August 1, 2021 Editor 0

The embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari has been recommended for immediate suspension from the country’s Police force following a multi-million dollar bribery alleged levelled against him. The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba gave the recommendatiom pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigation involving him. The IGP, in his letter to the Police Service Commission, Read More

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justice

July 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justiceBy Bode OlagokeAbujaThe mother of Keren-Happuch, Mrs. Vivien Akpagher has broken her silence and spoke for the first time since her daughter died following medical complications arising from condom, which was left inside daughter by the rapist, infecting the daughter with sepsis and resulting in her death on 22nd of Read More

NYCN suspends Enugu state chapter election indefinitely

July 11, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has suspended its Enugu state chapter election that was earlier scheduled to hold on Monday, 12 July 2021. NYCN president Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo who announced in a statement, Sunday explained that the suspension became necessary based on a pending case in court. Sukubo who doubles as the Secretary of NYCN Board of Read More

MTN loses more as telcos data subscribers drop

June 6, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

MTN Nigeria led other telcos, including Airtel, Glo and 9mobile as it accounted for most of the over 3.55 million data subscribers lost in March, 2021, according information obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The decline in the number of telco subscribers could be attributed to the recent suspension of SIM card sales and registration, as Nigerians grapple with Read More

Twitter ban detrimental to free press in Nigeria – IPI

June 6, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The International Press Institute (IPI) has expressed concern over the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the federal government. In a statement jointly signed by its chairman Kabiru Yusuf and secretary Raheem Adedoyin in Nigeria Saturday, they said the ban is detrimental to the free press in Nigeria which uses twitter as a major platform. “IPI notes the concern Read More

‘Saboteur airlines deserve stiffer penalty’

May 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Chairman, West Link Airlines, Capt. Ibrahim Mshelia, has advocated that stiffer sanctions be slammed on airlines that violate the operational requirements and regulations of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) . This is to deter others who would engage in illegal flight operations as against their Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). SULEIMAN IDRIS reports. Charter services Capt Mshelia’s position follows Read More

NPA MD suspension: Northern forum alleges witch-hunt

May 14, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The suspension of the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, was politically motivated by desperate politicians seeking to run for president in 2023, a northern group has alleged. The group, Concerned Northern Forum (CNF), stated that the NPA boss was suspended “because she blocked all financial loopholes which such politicians have been using to milk the Read More

APC leaders suspend party chairman

May 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The leadership crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has degenerated to the suspension of Kuje Caretaker Committee chairman of the party by 10 ward leaders after a meeting where a vote of no confidence was passed on the party executive. The suspension of the Kuje party chairman, Hon. Read More

NPA: Amaechi sets 7-man panel to probe Usman’s suspension

May 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has inaugurated a seven-man panel of enquiry to probe the suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hajia Hazida Bala-Usman. According to him, the panel is to examine and investigate the administrative policies and strategies adopted by the suspended Managing Director while at the helms and confirm compliance with Read More

Lagos Assembly suspends 3 council chairmen

May 4, 2021 Temitope Musowo, 0

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday May 4, 2021 suspended three local government council chairmen over alleged disregard for the guidelines governing their activities. The House said it could no longer continue to watch while the council chairmen stubbornly flout the state’s local government guidelines. The affected chairmen included Hon. Ogidan Mukandasi Olaitan of Lekki Local Council Development Read More

Confusion among Oando shareholders as SEC insists on AGM suspension

May 3, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reiterated that Oando Plc Annual General Meeting (AGM) stands suspended in the latest twist in the long-running battle between the regulator and Oando. SEC in a statement at the weekend quashed conflicting reports that the suspension has been lifted. The commission recalled that in 2017, it received petitions from two shareholders of Oando Read More

Breaking: FIFA slams fresh ban on Blatter, Valcke

March 24, 2021 BBC 0

Fifa has banned ex-president Sepp Blatter from football until 2028 after giving him a new suspension of six years and eight months. Former Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke has received a similar ban, with both also being fined £780,000. The punishments were for “various violations” of Fifa’s code of ethics. The new bans start when the current suspensions of 85-year-old Read More