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I, 8 Other Prominent Northerners Collected N53m From Anenih – Yakassai

ELDER Statesman, Tanko Yakasai yesterday confirmed that Chief Tony Anenih gave him and eight other prominent Northerners N53m for advocacy visit to northern traditional rulers. Yakasai said he received the money after Anenih had asked him to suggest nine apolitical but respected individuals from the north who will help mobilize their subjects for hitch free […]

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Full Text Of Saraki’s Speech During IMF Chief’s Visit

ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI TO THE MEETING WITH THE PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON THE VISIT OF MADAME CHRISTINE LAGARDE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, (IMF) ON 06 JANUARY, 2016. Protocol: Your Excellency, on behalf of my […]

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Why We Shut Oshodi Electronics Market – LASG

The Lagos State government yesterday said the electrical and electronics section of the Oshodi Main Market was shut down because it constituted an environmental menace. It added that the move was aimed at sanitising and beautifying the Oshodi area and bringing transformation in particular, to the Owonifari area where the market is located, as well […]

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LASG Approve Hostels For LASU, 70-Years Retirement Age

The Lagos State Government has approved hostels for the Lagos State University, Ojo. The government also okayed 70 years as retirement age for professors of the institution. The state Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, signed a bill, the Lagos State University (Amendment) Bill, into law to make these possible on Tuesday at the Lagos House, Ikeja, describing […]

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15 Die In Edo Auto Crashes

At least 15 persons were killed in road accidents that occurred in Edo State between December 18, 2015 and January 3 this year. The deaths resulted from 26 road accidents within the yuletide celebrations. According to The Nation, The state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Familoni Oluwasusi, said these on Wednesday. […]

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$2.1BN Arms Deal: Investigation Is A Hoax, Says Dokpesi

The $2.1 billion arms purchase scandal currently being investigated by the security agencies is a hoax, the chairman of DAAR Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has declared. Dokpesi is standing trial for allegedly collecting N2.1 billion of the cash from the erstwhile National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki. He is currently on bail. The DAAR Communications […]

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Anenih Writes EFCC On How He Shared N260m

Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT) chair Tony Anenih has explained how he disbursed the N260 million paid into his bank account from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) believes the cash came from the allegedly misappropriated $2.1 billion arms funds. Anenih wrote […]

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I Will Not Fire Workers – Mimiko

The Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, declared on Tuesday that the state would not fire its workers in spite of the harsh economic situation in the country. This was contrary to the expectation of the stakeholders in the state who believed that the state would reduce its workforce in 2016 to enable it meet […]

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Lagos Demolishes Oshodi Market

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday demolished the Owonifari Market at Oshodi which has been in existence for more than 40 years. Report on Tuesday said that the Lagos State government had closed the market to curb security challenges within the Oshodi metropolis. According to the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the […]

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Shi’ite Leader To Face Felony Charges In Police Custody

THE leader of the Shi’ite Islamic group, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, is being kept at a police detention facility in Kaduna State, it was learnt on Tuesday. It was gathered that El-Zakzaky was handed over to the police for investigation in the aftermath of the bloody clash between his followers and soldiers in December, 2015. It was […]

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Dokpesi Sent Seasonal Greeting Card To The Presidency

DESPITE the ongoing trial at a federal high court in Abuja on charges of money laundering and corruption pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The Chairman of DAAR Communication, owners of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM, Chief Raymond Dopkesi, on Tuesday sent season’s greeting cards to President Muhammadu […]

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Arms Deal: SERAP Wants EFCC To Prosecute CBN, Bank Executives

SOCIO-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent petitions to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) requesting them to use their good offices and investigate the high levels of anomalies in the operations of Nigerian banks, other financial institutions, including the Central Bank […]

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