NDLEA Intercepts Hard Currency Smugglers

Story Views: 51 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: 112 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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Kogi communal clash claims awaiting NYSC , 3 injured.

Story Views: 17 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. It was black monday for residents of Gadumo and 200 communal  estate in the outskirts of Lokoja the kogi state capital as an early morning violent clash in which dangerous weapons were freely deployed left a fresh HND graduate IShaq Mohammed dead which three other persons sustained various degrees of alleged  gunshots and matchets cut It was  learnt that the crisis which started in 2013 over parcel of land got to a head when youths from both sides on the order of their masters…

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Bello charges NYSC members on good conduct

Story Views: 12 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state  has charged  members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), posted to the state  to exhibit  highest moral standards   and to be  law abiding through out their stay in the state. The governor gave the  charge at the NYSC orientation camp, Asaya, Kabba, at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2000 corps members deployed to the state for the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1. Bello, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Sani Ogu-Salisu, urged…

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Mustapha Mona Audu promises to liberate kogi from poverty

Story Views: 34 ATABOR JULIUS The frontline aspirant  of the All Progressives Party  [APC] for the  November 16 Kogi State  governorship election ,Prince Mona Mustapha  Audu ,  has promised to work towards the emancipation of the people  from poverty and  socio  economic  deprivations pervading the state. Mustapha Mona  Audu  made the promise on  Sunday in Lokoja , the state’s  capital , when he kick started his campaign for the Lugard House which was  witnessed by thousands of his supporters  and  party faithful who  participated in  a memorable “Walk for Freedom…

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Lagos mobile court prosecutes 13 Seven Up company workers for alleged assault on LASTMA officials

Story Views: 26 The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force Thursday arraigned 13 workers of ‘Seven-Up Bottling Company’ for allegedly assaulting Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that the enforcement team of the Agency arrested the staff of Seven Up Bottling company after they allegedly and brutally assaulted LASTMA Officers and injured 3 of them. CSP Egbeyemi disclosed further that investigations revealed that the officers were attacked while trying to tow a truck marked MUS…

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Buhari Appoints Kyari As New NNPC GMD

Story Views: 43 President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Mele Kolo Kyari as the new GMD of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The President also appointed seven Chief Operating Officers alongside Kyari. The newly appointed officers are to work with current officeholders till July 7, 2019, for a smooth transition to take place. This was disclosed in a statement signed on Thursday by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Ndu Ughamadu. “President Buhari has directed that the New GMD and the newly appointed COOs work with the current…

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You cannot license preachers, court tells El Rufai

Story Views: 20 Ben Agande A Kaduna State High Court, presided over by Justice Hajaratu Gwadah on Wednesday declared that the Kaduna state government has no right to screen and issue licences to religious preachers in the state. El Rufai, Kaduna Governor The state High court however asserted that the government has the right to regulate religious activities in the state. The judgement was delivered in suit filed by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), challenging the constitutionality of the bill on the regulation of religious preaching in the state.…

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GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON COMMENDS NYSC MANAGERS

Story Views: 16 The founder of National Youth Service Corps, General Yakubu Gowon has commended the management of National Youth Service Corps for mentoring graduate youths towards becoming responsible leaders in the society. He said the NYSC Scheme has instilled the spirit of selfless service into many Corps Members across the country. General Gowon gave this commendation when the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim visited him in his office in Abuja. While congratulating the DG on his appointment, the former Head of State expressed his delight that the…

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Kogi Govt, NEWMAP sign Multi-billion Naira Erosion control projects

Story Views: 69 Kogi Government along side Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Peoject, NEWMAP on monday signed the contracts for the stabilisation, reclamation and Channeling of Adumu and Agassa erosion sites in Olamaboro and Okene respectively towards ensuring a lasting solution to concerns of environmental degradation in those areas. The agreement was signed by Governor Bello, the NEWMAP representatives, alongside the contractors at the Governor’s office, Lokoja. Governor Bello noted that his government cared for the people of the State by ensuring that the environment where they lived in was…

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Kogi to witness rapid Socio-economic transformation under my watch – Suleiman PDP guber aspirant

Story Views: 19 ATABOR JULIUS, LOKOJA. Ahead of the November 16, 2019, Kogi state governorship election, Alhaji Aminu Abubakar Suleiman an aspirant on the platform of PDP has assured the state of  a purposeful and total quality social , economic and human development that will meet the yearnings and aspirations of all and sundry. This is as he noted that he will vigorously pursue qualitative and technical education that will make the youths the employers of labour even as free medicare for pregnant and aged mothers will be adopted. The PDP governorship…

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Buhari, APC Governors Meet Over Security, Economy

Story Views: 9 Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the council chamber in Abuja to thank him for the support shown in areas of security and economy. According to Chairman of the progressive Governors forum and Governor of Kebbi state who spoke with state house correspondents after the meeting, said the Governors have promised to push for greater cooperation between the state and the federal government. He added that the release of close to N2 trillion by President Buhari to aid infrastructure spending,…

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

Story Views: 25 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: 55 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: 25 …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: 39 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: 24 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: 15 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: 12 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: 13 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: 31 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: 22 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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