2019: Why Nigerians won’t vote PDP, by Tinubu

Says those plotting Oshiomhole’s downfall will fail Aggrieved govs remain my friends -APC chair By Lawrence Olaoye National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, has said that Nigerians will not vote for the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 Presidential election. Speaking to…

Alleged exam malpractice: Senator Adeleke gets bail on self-recognizance

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the recent Osun State Governorship election, was yesterday, arraigned and granted bail on self-recognizance by the Federal High Court, Abuja. The federal government is prosecuting Senator Adeleke, his brother, Sikiru Adeleke alongside Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau (Principal, Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Ojo-Aro…

FEC bans exportation of unprocessed leather

By Lawrence Olaoye The Federal Executive Council (FEC)has passed a policy seeking to ban the exportation of raw, unprocessed leather from the country. Briefing newsmen after the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said adding value to leather before export would…

Court rejects EFCC request to arrest ex PDP chair, Haliru

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court Abuja, yesterday, refused an application for arrest and detention of former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Haliru Bello, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC). The federal government is prosecuting Mr Bello, his son Mohammed and their company, Bam Project and Properties…

Doctors separate conjoined twins in Abuja hospital

A team of Nigerian doctors has successfully separated a set of conjoined twins at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada. The doctors, led by Nuhu Kwajafa of the Global Peace Initiatives, confirmed the success of the operation that took them several hours on Tuesday in a post on his Instagram account @nuhukwaj. “We wish…

FG rejects govs N22,500 minimum wage proposal

By Ese Awhotu As negotiations continue between the nation’s labour unions and government on an acceptable figure as minimum wage to workers, the Federal Government has rejected a proposal by the state governors to pay N22,500 minimum wage. The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, stated government’s position on the matter, yesterday, during a…

Kaduna crisis: DG Progressive Governors Forum commends El-Rufai on proactive action

Femi Oyelola, Kaduna The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum, Alhaji Salihu Mohammed Lukman has commended Kaduna State Government under the leadership of Malam Nasir el-Rufai for the proactive and decisive measures taken during the recent crisis in Kaduna state that claimed lives. According to Alhaji Lukman in a statement he issued in Kaduna…

Reps summon oil coys over alleged N91trn scam

By Christiana Ekpa The House of the Representative Committee on Petroleum Downstream yesterday summoned the Managing Directors of Mahart Petroleum, Alkeri Oil among others for allegedly shortchanging Nigeria to the tune of N91trition. Our correspondent reports that, the motion was moved on the 6th June 2018 to the effect that Nigeria has been shortchanged by…

Body of missing army general found in well

From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos The Nigerian Army said it has discovered the body of the missing general, Idris Alkali, in an abandoned well in Guchwet village of Shen district of Jos South Local Government Area Plateau State. A Brigadier General and Garrison Commander in charge of Operation, 3 division, Ibrahim Umar, confirmed this yesterday….

FG bows to pressure, suspends NHIS boss, Yusuf

By Tobias Lengnan Dapam The Federal Government has finally bowed to pressure and ordered the embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Prof. Usman Yusuf, to proceed on administrative leave immediately. Yusuf has been a “man of interest” and cause of uproar since his suspension last year by the minister of Health,…