Senate, Customs feud deepens

The seeming face-off between the the upper chamber of the National Assembly, the Senate and the Nigeria Customs Service has been taken a notch further. The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, has revealed its plans to commence investigations into how over N4 trillion was lost due to revenue leakage in the Nigeria Customs…

Sheriff ignores ceasefire agreement, says Makarfi should leave PDP alone

The moves by Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson-led Peace and Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may not have yielded the desired result as the national chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, seems to have ignored the party’s ceasefire agreement. Sheriff on Sunday in Abuja, avowed that the national caretaker committee led…

I belong to the new breed of doctorpreneurs — Dr Abounu

Dr. Abounu Abounu Dr. Abounu Abounu is an entrepreneur who is passionate about tourism and hospitality. In this interview with BUKOLA BAKARE of Punch Newspaper, he speaks on his quest to develop the sector, and his experience as a medical practitioner What stirred your interest in the hospitality sector? One of my hobbies is travelling…

Senate vs Customs: Lawmakers begin probe of N4trillion leakage

The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, has commenced investigation into over N4trillion revenue leakage in the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) between 2006 and 2016. Chairman of the committee, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, told newsmen in Abuja that his committee would stop at nothing in recovering the money. Preliminary investigation by the committee, he said,…

Fashola reveals how FG plans to remove Nigeria from recession

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has revealed that the Federal Government is concentrating on infrastructure development to get the country out of its worse economic recession in 25 years. The minister said the plan, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision is to develop the nation’s infrastructure which will improve…

How Buhari restored Nigeria, US ties – Acting Ambassador

Amb. Hakeem Balogun, Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria, Washington, has described the relationship between Nigeria and the U.S. as “very warm”. Balogun told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the relationship had improved greatly since Muhammadu Buhari became president. According to him, the Nigeria-U.S. relationship was not too good…

Twin 3-storey building collapses in Anambra

An uncompleted twin three-storey hotel at Nkwo-Eziudo market along the Ogidi-Abatete road, Ogidi near Onitsha has collapsed with no case of death or injuries reported. Residents of the area told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 2.30pm when workers had left the construction site. NAN…

Why some Nigerians face extreme vetting at US airports – Envoy

Amb. Hakeem Balogun, the Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, says different reasons are responsible for the extreme vetting Nigerians face during entry into the US. Balogun, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Washington, added that the President Donald Trump’s travel ban did not affect Nigerians. “The…

Lagos issues deadline on Land Use Charge

Lagos State Government has given landed property owners till April 14 to pay the state Land Use Charge, or risk losing the benefit of enjoying 15 per cent discount for paying the levy. Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Modupe Ileyemi, said this in a statement on Saturday. The official said the state government…

NESO Operatives Apprehend 3 Wanted Boko Haram Leaders In Abuja

*bust 200 cattle rustlers in Niger Operatives of the Nigerian Elite Security Organisation (NESO) achieved a major feat by apprehending three wanted Boko Haram suspects in Abuja on Thursday. Corps Commandant General (CCG), Sani Aliyu disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen at the closing ceremony and passing out parade of the organisation’s 2017 recruitment,…

Over 40m Jobs With Quality Seeds Can Be Generated In Agric Sector

Turaki Hassan, Abuja: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has called for development, production and distribution of quality seeds to farmers in Nigeria in order to boost agricultural output and create over 40 million jobs for the unemployed population. Dogara, who said this when he visited Premier Seeds Nigeria Limited, Zaria, Kaduna…

Update on FOREX Market As Central Bank Offered $100m To Dealers

Olalekan Ajayi, Abuja: Following Thursday’s FOREX wholesale auction, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday, March 24, 2017, concluded transactions on the sum of $100 million earlier offered at the interbank market to meet customers’ demands, out of which authorized dealers were only able to pick $81.347 million after an initial bid for $91…

Magu: No provision for Acting Chairman in EFCC act – Lawyer tells Buhari

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Sylva Ogwemoh has warned that the continued stay in office by the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, after two unsuccessful screening attempts at the Senate breaches the enabling law of the anti-graft agency. The lawyer disclosed that there was no provision for the Acting…

EFCC job: Only Buhari can decide Magu’s fate

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has insisted that only President Muhammadu Buhari has the utmost power to determine the fate of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu. Malami said this on a Channels TV programme titled, ‘Question Time’ over the…

Nigeria to rake in N14.67tn investments in 2017

If all things go well, Nigeria will rake in about N14.67tn into its economy from both foreign and local investors before the end of the 2017 fiscal year. This is according to statistics obtained from the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, at the weekend. Details of the projection showed that, when compared with 2016…

National Assembly principal officers in fresh budget padding – SERAP alerts Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, requesting him to urgently instruct security and anti-corruption agencies to forward reports of their completed investigations into allegations of padding and stealing of some N481 billion from the 2016 budget by some principal officers of the National Assembly. The organization…

Protests will continue until you pay salaries – Labour dares Ishaku

Labour unions in Taraba State and Governor Darius Ishaku are talking tough over the ban on protests and demonstrations as announced on Saturday. Peter Gambo, the Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Taraba Chapter, described the governor’s directive as a mere threat, instsisting that the protests will continue until Ishaku paid workers. He said because…

Addax Petroleum CEO under criminal investigation

The management of Addax Petroleum Nigeria Limited on Saturday confirmed that the Geneva Prosecutor’s Office was conducting a criminal investigation into allegations focusing primarily on the company’s business in Nigeria. The company’s Communications Officer, Michael Owhoko, confirmed the development in a statement in Lagos. Owhoko said the Chief Executive Officer of its Geneva Office, Zhang…

Akwa Ibom confronting youth unemployment through sports development

Akwa Ibom State government is tackling the growing challenge of unemployment among youths and the urgent need for wealth creation in many ways. With a growing youthful population of pupils and students graduating from primary and secondary schools each year and many others from institutions of higher learning, confronting youth unemployment requires more than rocket…

NNPC Pledges Regular Update on Crude Swap Under-Deliveries To Nigeria

Ndu Ughamadu, Abuja: The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has pledged to provide members of the public through the mass media with up-to-date information on the ongoing effort by the Corporation to sanitize the record books through the painstaking reconciliation of the transactions executed during the defunct crude for product swap regime. The NNPC in…

Buhari:  America Celebrates A Global Hero 

By: Okanga Agila  Refreshingly, Nigeria’s  successful prosecution of the anti-terrorism campaigns in the Northeast reverberated again on the global scene quite commendably. Recently, America’s Secretary of State, Mr.  Rex Tillerson mouthed exceptional appreciation to Nigeria for its fruitful battles against Boko Haram insurgency. Quite impressively, Tillerson echoed it when assessing the unabated torment of parts…

Amnesty Intn’l : Quit When This Ovation Is Loudest

By: Adebayo Ojo Largely, Nigerians can be described as very docile people in many respects. They are complacent and most times take nothing serious or anything to heart. Contrastively, when Nigerians focus attention on any issue that bothers them, hardly do they extinguish the fire until they consummate a pleasing conclusion. The widespread outrage provoked…

Benue State supports ban on open grazing, endorses Cattle ranches 

​Participants at the just-concluded public hearings on the anti grazing bill have expressed support for a law banning open grazing in Benue.   The participants also endorsed the provision that open grazing be replaced with ranches, but declared that such ranches should be established by individuals, and not by the state government as proposed in…

WHISTLEBLOWING : FG investigating 2,251 cases

The federal government yesterday disclosed that the total number of cases of fraud and illicit transactions by serving or former public officers it is currently investigating under its whistleblowing policy has risen to 2,251.   A breakdown of this, according to data made available by the Ministry of Finance showed that while 95 of such…

Tragedy as suspected Fulani herdsmen kill Delsu Staff

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed a senior staff of the library Department, Delta State University, Mr. Sunday Idama. He was allegedly murdered in his cassava farm in Ovre-Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State on Friday. The brutal murder of late Sunday Idama came after Messrs Philip Akpine, Francis Okotie, Sunday Couple, Sunday…

Army denies torturing 40-year-old man to death in Ogun State

The Nigeria Army has debunked the reports that its men were involved in the death of a man simply identified as George, in the Ogijo area of Ogun State. Report went viral over the weekend that George died after he was beaten by troops of the 174 battalion in Ikorodu, Lagos. The report claimed that…

Suswam, two others face fresh N7.5bn fraud charge

​The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned indefinitely, a fresh six-count bothering on N7.5bn, filed against former Governor of Benue Gabriel Suswam by the office of the Inspector-General of Police. The former governor was alleged to have conspired with Omadaki Oklobia, a former Commissioner of Finance during his tenure and one Janet Aluga to…

3 dead, houses razed as gunmen attack Benue community

Fresh attack on Tse-Chia village by gunmen near Kasar in Zaki-Biam witnessed the killing of three people and the razing of houses and property. The incident is coming five days after some invaders attacked and killed several people in Zaki-Biam, headquarters of Ukum Local Government Area, Benue State. According to reports, the gunmen were alleged…

Nigeria at bottom in 2017 world’s passports’ ranking [Full list]

Germany has been declared as the country with the most powerful passport in the world. Its passport has visa-free access to 176 countries. Sweden is in second place with 175 countries, and Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain and United States jointly rank third, with their nationals enjoying access to 174 countries. The United Kingdom, however, dropped…

Four school principals die in auto crash

Four women have been confirmed dead after a bus conveying members of the Association of Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) somersaulted along Benin-Warri express way. The accident which occured Saturday left six others injured. The scene of the crash was a spot between Oghara and Mosogar in Ethiope-East LGA of Delta State….

UK cops say London attacker visited Saudi Arabi 3 times

Further investigation into the life of the London attacker Khalid Masood reveals that the 52-year-old visited Saudi Arabia on three occasions. UK police say Masood’s trips to Saudi Arabia included two stints teaching English — but he was not on any security watch-list, the kingdom’s London embassy said late Friday. “The Royal Embassy of Saudi…

NSE RoundUp! Nigerian equities lose N71bn amidst global decline

Nigerian equities witnessed a reversal in the immediate past week as macroeconomic concerns dampened investors’ appetite for quoted shares. Despite increasing inflow of corporate earnings reports and dividend recommendations, most equities at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) still closed on the negative, reechoing the downtrend that marked global share prices during the week. The benchmark…

We Didn’t Murder Mr. George of Ogijo – Sani Kukasheka

SK Usman, Abuja: The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to media reports and photograph of the corpse of one Mr. George of Ogijo, Ogun State, allegedly “murdered” by troops of 174 Battalion Ikorodu. The story and the photograph were ostensibly shared by one Mr. Kenny Abel Adesanya through his twitter handle. However,…

Buhari backs out from Monday’s visit to Sambisa Forest

President Muhammadu Buhari and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria will no longer be at this year’s Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship holding in the Sambisa forest on Monday March 26. Earlier, the Chief of Training and Operations, Army, Major General David Amadu, had during a press briefing on Friday in Maiduguri…

Staff welfare: FCTA acquires multi-million naira high capacity buses

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) at the weekend commissioned multi-million naira high capacity buses to boost the welfare of the staff of the FCT Administration. Muhammad Bello, FCT Minister who commissioned the 25 high capacity buses in Abuja, explained that the vehicles were part of the first tranche of the FCTA Staff Bus Scheme. Bello…

Abia lawmaker advises FG on way to curb herdsmen-farmers clashes

The Federal Government has been advised to compel cattle owners to establish ranches where their cattle will be kept to permanently end the incessant clashes between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the country. Sam Onuigbo, member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, Abia State at lower chamber of the National Assembly, who gave the advice in Umuahia,…

N23billion bribe: INEC suspends 202 staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended 202 of its staff, who were indicted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for allegedly collecting a N23billion bribe ahead of the 2015 general elections. INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of the South West, Solomon Soyebi, disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja. Soyebi…

Buhari to speak on Magu’s saga soon – Presidency

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has confirmed that his principal has met with acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and an official communication will be released soon. Adesina said in a phone chat with Vanguard: “Our last public position was that when…

Fashola, Ambode meet after 22 months

Former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has returned to the state for the first time since he handed over to Akinwunmi Ambode. Fashola, who is now Minister of Power, Works and Housing and some top officials, were received by Ambode at the Lagos House in Ikeja. Ambode described the visit as historic and lauded him…

Nigeria Customs releases quick method to verify genuineness of duty papers

The Nigeria Customs Service has released its helpdesk contacts, for members of the public to confirm Customs duty papers. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Acting Public Relations Officer, NCS, Mr Joseph Attah, on Saturday. The numbers according to the service are: 094621597, 094621598 and 094621599. Attah explained that the numbers are…

PDP will come back stronger – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has insisted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will emerge stronger from its current crisis. He stated this at his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa state, when he received the report of Governor Seriake Dickson-led PDP reconciliation committee. Jonathan commended the efforts of the committee, to ensure that both factions agree…

After altercation, Fashola visits Ambode, promises to refund debt owed Lagos

After their squabble over Lagos road project, the state former governor and current Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Saturday visited his successor Governor Akinwumi Ambode at the Lagos House Ikeja. He assured during the visit that his ministry had made representations to the Federal Executive Council on modalities to pay debts…

7 bag first class degrees as Benue State University holds combined convocation

​Seven persons came out with first class degrees at the 16th and 17th combined convocation ceremony of the Benue State University, Makurdi, on Saturday. According to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Msugh Kembe, 10,248 bagged first degrees, 1,522 had Masters Degrees, 159 got Doctorate degrees, while 469 others bagged post-graduate diplomas making a total of 12,388 persons. …

Dino Maleye : Ahmadu Bello University – A condescending incompetence

By Joseph Edgar… We have always been told that the Ahmadu Bello University was an excellent citadel of learning, the pride of Nothern Nigeria and the alma matter of some of the greatest Nigerians, including the distinguished Senator Dino Malaye, if we are to believe him. However, ever since the certificate scandal was broken by…

Benue Massacre: Mark wants perpetrators brought to book

​Immediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has tasked security operatives to spread their dragnets in order to apprehend perpetrators of the attacks on Benue communities that have left hundreds of people killed  and properties razed . Several communities in Benue state including Zaki Ibiam, Guma, Buruku and Agatu among others have come…

Senate says it’s been vindicated over rejection of Magu as EFCC boss

The Senate says it’s position on EFCC’s acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu and why it refused to confirm his appointment has been justified. Spokesman of the Senate, Dr. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi has stated that the leaked report of the Directorate of State Security (DSS) sent to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami,…

Ekiti to hold councilorship election April 8

The Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission has fixed April 8 for the conduct of Local Government Bye- Election in the state. The election would hold in two wards: Agbado/Oyo ward 4 in Ikere Local Government and Igede Ward 3 in Irepodun / Ifelodun Local Government. There are 177 wards in the state. According to a…

Leaked DSS report proves we were right to reject Magu – Senate

The Senate, on Saturday said the leaked report by the Department of State Services, DSS, on the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has vindicated its rejection of the anti-graft boss. Recall that the Upper Legislative Chambers had recently refused to confirm Magu as the substantive Chairman of the anti-graft…

PHOTONEWS: Delta State library Ozoro in deplorable state

The Delta State Library in Ozoro Community in Isoko North Local Government Area is in a deplorable state. Images exclusively gotten by DAILY POST show an abandoned structure. The structure situated at Ekwerigbe Primary School along NDC road, Ozoro has been neglected for the past four years with dilapidated roofs, furniture and torn books and…

Victory of Mimiko’s ex-deputy, triumph of light over darkness – Akeredolu

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State, on Saturday hailed the victory of former Deputy Governor of the state, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, at the Court of Appeal in Akure. He described the development as triumph of light over darkness. A statement in Akure by his Chief Press Secretary, Segun Ajiboye, quoted the governor as saying, “the…

NCC says active telecoms users now 154million

Active users telecommunication services in Nigeria decreased from 155.1 million in January to 154. 1 million in February, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The NCC noted a decrease of 993,063 in the number of telecoms users across the country in January. “Active users of telecommunications services in the country increased to 154,120,484 in…

Three feared dead as another Benue village comes under attack

The Police said in Makurdi on Friday that Tse-Achia village near Kasar in the outskirts of Zaki Biam, Ukum Local Government Area of Benue, has been burnt. This is coming few days after Zaki Biam Yam Market was razed by hoodlums leading to the death of 17 people and 11 injured. The Police Public Relations…

Benue Killings: IGP Briefs Buhari, Says Fulani Herdsmen Are Innocent

​ The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, where he briefed him on the recent killings in Zaki-Biam, Benue State, and parts of Ile-Ife, Osun State. The President had on Tuesday directed security agencies to immediately launch investigation into the killings, with a view to…

Senegal’s Macky Sall Lauds President Buhari on The Gambia

Femi Adesina, Abuja: President Macky Sall of Senegal has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention in The Gambian impasse that led to the restoration of democracy in the West African country. Former President Yahya Jammeh had baulked at handing over power to Adama Barrow, winner of an election held last December, but ECOWAS leaders,…

CONFIRMED: Nigeria friendly with Burkina Faso cancelled

Super Eagles’ friendly with the Etalons of Burkina Faso scheduled for Monday in London has been called off after several Burkina Faso players failed to gain visas to enter the United Kingdom. The Eagles drew 1-1 with Senegal on Thursday night after Kelechi Iheanacho’s late penalty cancelled out Moussa Sow’s opening goal at the Hive…

Buhari’s government is blood-sucking evil, wicked – Fani-Kayode

A former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode, has described the current government led by President Muhammadu Buhari as evil and bloodthirsty. Fani-Kayode, who averred that Buhari is not competent enough to lead Nigeria, said the president had only succeed in turning non Hausa-Fulani Nigerians into second class citizens and slaves. He wrote thus on…

​Fulani Herdsmen Killings: Benue indigenes protest to Lagos Assembly

​ Scores of indigenes of Benue State resident in Lagos on Friday staged a peaceful protest to the Lagos State House of Assembly over the incessant attacks of the people of their state by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Some of their placards bore diverse messages such as: “No more herdsmen,” “Disarm all Fulani herdsmen,” and “PMB…

I am not seeking revenge against Saraki, Melaye – Ali Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume has insisted that he bears no grudges against Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye. Ndume stated this in an interview with Daily Trust, while responding to insinuations that he called for the probe of both lawmakers because of his removal as Senate Leader. He said it was the tradition of…

Buhari: God shamed enemies – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has declared that God has put his principal’s enemies to shame by restoring his health. In an article on Saturday titled Buhari’s health: Gloating is of no value, Adesina recalled the events that surrounded the health saga of the President. Going down memory…

Plateau State Athletes Win 13 Awards in Sports

  The Director of Sports, Plateau State Sports Council, Dapar Logan has said that the state has received 13 awards from different sports events across the country this year. Logan, who made the disclosure in Jos, said that the athletes had made the state proud. He said the athletes had impressed the state with their…

Release Kemi Olunloyo unconditionally – Foreign journalists tell police

A group of New York-based journalists operating under the umbrella of Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called for the immediately and unconditionally release of blogger, Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo and newspaper publisher, Samuel Welson. In a statement signed and issued on Friday by CPJ West Africa representative, Peter Nkanga, the group urged the police to release…

B/Faso friendly may be cancelled as only 8 players get visa

Although there has been no official statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) concerning the matters arising, but the friendly game between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Etalons of Burkina Faso is on the brink of being cancelled. Reports have it that the Burkinabé FA Boss, Sita Sangaré, said his players and coaching…

Ile-iIe crisis: Stop taking sides – OPC boss, Gani Adams warns Police

The leader of Oodu’a Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams has accused the Nigeria Police of taking sides in the recent violent clash that engulfed the ancient town of Ile-ife, between some indigenes of the town, and Hausa/Fulani settlers. This was contained in a statement signed by Adams and made available to DAILY POST on…

Whistle-blowing: Nigerian government receives 2,351 tips

Ministry of Finance, says it has so far received 2,351 tips from whistle-blowers bordering on cases of embezzlement of government funds, looting of assets and contract inflation, among others. A statement signed by Mr Festus Akanbi, the Special Adviser, Media to the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, said that the tips came via text…

PMB’s HEALTH: Gloating is of no value

By Femi Adesina… I learnt an enduring lesson on the day General Sani Abacha died. It was June 8, 1998, and death had laid its icy hands on the maximum ruler, and the scepter had fallen from the grip of the king. I was deputy editor of National Concord, the newspaper owned by Basorun M.K….

Farmers attract $200bn World Bank loan to Nigeria

Small and medium-scale farmers in Nigeria have attracted $200 million World Bank loan facility to the country. The bank’s loan will have a low-interest rate, and a maturity of 25 years, with a five-year grace, or moratorium. The International financial Institute was quoted by Reuters as confirming the development, adding that the money will help…

ALLEGED e-PASSPORT FRAUD: Senate summons Dambazau, AGF, others

Senate has summoned top officials of President Muhammadu Buhari administration and four private companies to appear before it to explain an alleged multi-billion Naira fraud in the e-passport scheme. Top officials of government invited to make clarifications are the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami; Accountant General of the…

​Fulani Herdsmen not behind killings in Benue, says Police Commissioner

The Benue State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, has exonerated Fulani herdsmen from the ongoing killings in Benue State, the nation’s acclaimed food basket. The police boss warned that no one should rope the herders into the lingering crisis rocking Benue for years now. This comes days after the state witnessed another heavy bloodbath in…

​Why I substituted the anti-grazing bill – Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has explained why he substituted the bill for prohibition of open grazing and establishment of ranches and replaced it with another which seeks to establish a livestock promotion agency in the state.  Recall that nine months ago, Governor Ortom sent the anti-open grazing bill to the state House of Assembly…

Eagles’ll be at their best against B/Faso, Rohr promises

After securing a 1-1 draw against Senegal on Thursday, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is optimistic that his side will be at their best on Monday when they face the Etalons of Burkina Faso in another friendly tie in London. Rohr, who said he is “satisfied with the whole attitude” of his players during the…

SENEGAL FRIENDLIES: Organizers to refund money for failed livestream

​While dissociating itself from ​the failure to have Thursday’s friendly between the Super Eagles and ​​Teranga Lions of Senegal in London streamed live​, ​the ​Nigeria Football Federation ​(NFF) has ​said organizers of the tie will refund​ ​the monies ​of ​​fans​ who paid to watch​.​ Many Nigerians paid N500 each to watch the friendly on the…

NJC shuts Bayelsa courts

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has shut courts in Bayelsa State. Bayelsa Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Kemasuode Wodu, said this on Friday. He lamented that about 10,000 cases were pending at different Federal High Courts in Yenagoa following the closure. Kemasuode said the courts were closed down because the presiding judges, Justice Hajiya Nganjiwa…

DSS releases more damning report against Ibrahim Magu in new documents, letter

A new seven-page letter by the Department of Security Service (DSS) which sheds more light on the corruption allegations against the Acting-Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu has been released. The letter appeared to have been written in response to a request by the Attorney General of the Federation and…