NDLEA Intercepts Hard Currency Smugglers

Story Views: 48 National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Special Area Command has intercepted two currency smugglers at the Airport in Abuja. The suspects, Obasi Derek Chidi who hails from Enugu State and Nebo Obunmneme Lloyd from Abia State were apprehended as they arrived the airport aboard an Ethiopian Airline Flight 911, connecting from Tel Aviv, Israel. They were arrested with various sums of hard currencies neatly concealed in their travelling bags which they failed to declare at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel or upon arrival…

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Police dismantles fake drug syndicate in Lagos

Story Views: 108 The Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team has uncovered a clandestine factory for the production of suspected fake drugs. The Factory was discovered in the residential Area of Ikotun in Lagos State where substantial production, packaging and distribution of suspected fake drug to different parts of the Country. Jimoh Moshood, Police spokesperson who disclosed this in a press release noted that “These dastard acts may have resulted in several deaths, health complications and physical disabilities to many victims Nationwide.”    According to him, the criminal drug…

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LASG announces closure of road from Mile 2 to Tincan Island ports corridor to allow palliative repairs

Story Views: 16 The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of road from Mile 2 to Tincan Island Ports corridor with effect from Monday 17th June, 2019 for 48 hours. The announcement which was made by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation Dr. Taiwo Olufemi Salaam stated that the closure would be effected to allow Hitech Construction Company speed up the palliative repair works on the corridor due to incessant and avoidable accidents experienced by motorists. The Permanent Secretary advised all trucks to avoid the corridor to allow the…

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Pastor Adeboye Prays for President Museveni in Uganda

Story Views: 49 President Yoweri Museveni and his wife, Janet Museveni, have welcomed to Uganda renowned Nigerian Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God worldwide and his wife Foluke Adenike. Pastor Adeboye, who is in Uganda at the invitation of the Redeemed Church of God Uganda, together with his wife, is slated to hold a number of Christian public meetings at Kololo Independence Ceremonial grounds in Kampala starting today 13th to Saturday 15th June 2019. In a cordial meeting held at State House…

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Sanwo-Olu increases LASTMA officers allowance, warns against Corruption, Harassment

Story Views: 21 …Says No Cabinet Member Will Be Exempted From Traffic Rules Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced one hundred percent increase in the allowances of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA officials to encourage and motivate the workers in the performance of their duties and also in fulfilment of his vision to make traffic management and transportation number one priority in his administration. Governor Sanwo-Olu made this announcement on Friday during an interactive session with staff of the agency when he paid an official visit to…

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The David Oyedepo Foundation Calls For Full Scholarship Applications

Story Views: 33 The David Oyedepo Foundation calls for applications From Africans who are looking to pursue an Undergraduate degree program in Landmark University and Covenant University Nigeria. The scholarship program awards scholarships to qualified individuals who are indigenes and residents of African countries, and have been offered admission to specific universities in Nigeria. This scholarship program covers Full Academic fees for a maximum of 4-5 years, Travel allowances, Feeding allowances and Medical/Health Insurance or allowance. Application Deadline: 14th July 2019 Eligible Countries: Africa Type: Undergraduate Eligible Field Of Study:…

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LASG will partner FG, Judiciary to decongest prisons – Sanwo-Olu

Story Views: 19 Gov. Swears In Hon. Justice Alogba As Acting Chief Judge Of Lagos State Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that the Executive will work with the State judiciary and the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to prison congestion, saying that the issue has become be a major challenge to the State’s justice system. Governor Sanwo-Olu stated this on Thursday after swearing in the new acting Chief Judge of Lagos State, Honourable Justice Kazeem Alogba. According to the Governor, “the current situation where over…

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Tribunal Hears Atiku’s Motion Seeking Access To INEC Server

Atiku to formally declare for presidency in two weeks

Story Views: 10 The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has fixed Thursday, June 13 for hearing of the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s application for access to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s electronic server. INEC had declared Buhari and APC the winner of the February 23 election polling 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Abubakar, who polled 11,262,978 votes. But Atiku and the PDP, in their petition filed on March 18 to challenge the outcome of the poll, contended that “from the data obtained from INEC’s server,…

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Buhari Renames Abuja National Stadium After MKO Abiola

Story Views: 7 President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed the national stadium in Abuja after MKO Abiola. The President made the declaration while giving a speech at the Democracy Day celebration which held at the Eagles Square on Wednesday, June 12. He said, “Today, I propose the renaming of the Abuja National stadium henceforth, it will be called Moshood Abiola National stadium”. Buhari also spoke about what must be done to atone for the wrongs done leading to the annulment of the June 12 election. “As we all know, correcting injustice…

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It’s not enough to fight corruption, we have to create wealth, Kagame tells Buhari

Story Views: 7 Speaking at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) summit in Abuja on Tuesday, Kagame congratulated Buhari on his victory at the poll and said Nigeria must share resources equitably, so everyone can join the fight against corruption. “President Buhari, I wish to give you our very warm congratulations on your re-election and best wishes for the entire Nigerian people, on the road ahead,” Kagame said. “I also want to mention here, that President Buhari is AU (African Union) champion in the fight against corruption, and we…

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Breaking News: Ahmed Law emerges as President of the Senate

Story Views: 25 Senator Ahmed Lawan has won the election to become the senate president in the 9th Assembly after defeating Senator Ali Ndume. Senator Ahmed Lawan polled 79 votes out of 107 senators seated to defeat Ali Ndume who polled 28 votes. Senator Lawan was the majority leader in the 8th Assembly after losing out to former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

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NASS Leadership: PDP endorses Ali Ndume, Umar Bago

Obasanjo’s counsel to Buhari: We are vindicated-PDP

Story Views: 17 By Emmanuel Oloniruha The National Working Committee (NWC)  of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed  support for  Sen. Ali Ndume for the position of the President of the Senate of the 9th National Assembly (NASS). The party in a statement issued by its  National Secretary,  Sen. Umar  Tsauri, early on Tuesday also endorsed Mr Umar  Bago for  the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives. Tsauri said that the endorsement was arrived at after very extensive consultations with critical stakeholders ahead of the inauguration of…

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Huawei’s ‘oak OS’ Will Be Launched in October

Story Views: 22 Huawei’s own Oak OS software seems nailed on for October when it will be revealed running on the new Mate 30 series.  This is pretty much what we’ve suspected ever since Huawei’s blacklisting by The US Government. Although there’s a reprieve on the ban currently, this is only set to run until August.  We’ve known for a few months that Huawei was developing its own software as a backup and a trademark filing has been spotted for Oak OS, though it’s thought to be known as HongMeng OS…

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Presidential election petition tribunal updates

Story Views: 18 Justice Mohammed Garba has been appointed to replace Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa as the chairman of the 2019 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Until his appointment, Justice Mohammed Garba was the presiding Judge of the Lagos State Division of the Court of Appeal. The Tribunal is currently in session. More updates …

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Saraki Donates Severance Allowance To Leah Sharibu’s Family, Others

Saraki mourns Sen. Mustapha Bukar

Story Views: 25 Senate President Bukola Saraki has directed the National Assembly Management to distribute his severance allowance to the families of Leah Sharibu and two other aid workers killed by Boko Haram terrorists. He also instructed children of late Senators in need of financial assistance should benefit from the allowance. In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki stated the families of Hussaini Ahmed Khoisan and Hauwa Liman, the two murdered aid workers by Boko Haram should also be included. In the case of…

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President Buhari writes Acting CJN on appointment of five Justices of Supreme Court

Story Views: 19 Accepts Onnoghene’s voluntary retirement President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad, on the appointment of additional five Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In a statement made available on the presidency twitter handle, The President wrote: “Pursuant to the provisions of Section 230(2) A&B of the Constitution of the Fed Republic of Nigeria, 1999(as amended), I am pleased to request that you initiate in earnest the process of appointing…

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Kogi lawmaker promises to use IT to tackle unemployment in the constituency

Story Views: 32 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The newly inaugurated kogi state House of Assembly member representing Ijumu constituency  Hon. Kilani Olusola Uluomo has promised to use IT infrastructures to drive the economy of his people. The lawmaker gave the hint in Lokoja during the inauguration ceremony of the 7th Assembly of the state House of Assembly. Oluoma decried the level of youths unemployment in his constituency which is fueled by lack of capacity to compete in a knowledge based society saying that he will  bring his background in Information technology…

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Kogi Politics: Between Thunder and Lion

Story Views: 36 By Achema Ochemeje In Igala, a language spoken by the larger population of Kogi State, the word Akpabana, meaning Thunder is not an idle word. Mere pronunciation of the word calls everybody to attention, with persons of questionable character scampering for cover. You can swear by anything but not Akpabana because it may not wait for the rainy season before it strikes its victims. Akpabana strikes with incomparable precision, bright and brief. It is the messenger of the God of Justice and vengeance. It is therefore not…

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Kolawole re-elected kogi speaker

Story Views: 55 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The erstwhile Speaker of the kogi state 6 th House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Matthew Kolawole has emerged as the new Speaker of the Assembly. Matthew Kolawole, Kabba Bunu state constituency was  the sole candidate for the speaker  position  who was nominated by Hassan Abdullahi Bello, Ajaokuta and Seconded by Alfa Momoh Rabiu Ankpa 11 state constituency respecively. The speaker who is the first to win back to back to the  House of Assembly election from Kabba Bunu constituency was elected as a speaker…

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FG Accepts Walter Onnoghen’s Retirement, To Pay Him Full Benefits

Story Views: 24 The Federal Government has finally accepted the notice of retirement of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, with a decision to pay him his full entitlement. This is coming against the backdrop of recent overtures being made by the presidency to the retired jurist, urging him to be of assistance to the All Progressives Congress-led government in resolving the election cases the party has in various courts in the land. Onnoghen, on April 4, sent his notice of retirement to President Muhammadu Buhari following his…

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Nechama Rivlin, Israeli First Lady, Dies at 73

Story Views: 36 Israel is mourning first lady Nechama Rivlin, who died Tuesday months after a lung transplant. She was 73 years old and was a frequent presence beside her husband, President Reuven Rivlin, despite her illness. Nechama Rivlin was born in an Israeli farming community. Her parents emigrated from Ukraine. She married the lawyer and future president in 1971 and was known as a popular first lady whose interests focused on the arts, the environment and children with special needs. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Nechama Rivlin “heroic”…

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