Why we closed Obasanjo farms- Official

The chairman, Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue, Bicci Alli, has said the closure of Obasanjo farms in Ibadan was not politically motivated as being speculated. The board chairman said this in Ibadan on Thursday while reacting to the closure of the business of a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, in Ibadan. “Our process and procedures…

EFCC, ICPC, HEDA, others strategise against corruption

By Ese Awhotu Various anti-graft agencies including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions, EFCC and the Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, Non-governmental Organisations and civil society today held a brainstorming session to strategise against corruption in the country. The brainstorming session tagged, “A special forum on anti-corruption situation room” engaged anti-corruption stakeholders on promoting…

Osun guber: Buhari overrules IGP on Adeleke’s arraignment

By Lawrence Olaoye , Tobias Lengnan Dapam and Vivian Okejeme President Muhammadu Buhari has overruled the invitation extended to the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 22 Osun state gubernatorial polls, Senator Ademola Adeleke. A credible source in the Presidency yesterday disclosed that Buhari was uncomfortable with the invitation extended…

Flood: 0ver 200 communities submerged in kebbi -Official

From Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi Over two hundred communities in Kebbi state have been submerged by the recent flood while destroyed thousands of farmlands across the State. Briefing newsmen yesterday in his office, the Executive Director of the State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Abbas Kamba said that the flood which occurred through River Niger, destroyed…

Kano Police Academy disowns admission list

From Mustapha Adamu, Kano The Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State has disowned a list of candidates who were ostensibly successful in the last selection examination, published in the Daily Trust newspaper publication of Tuesday, the 18th of September 2018 (on pages 35 to 41). This was contained in a statement signed by DSP Muhammad…

We’re not recruiting, NECO alerts of fraudsters

From Yakubu Mustapha Minna The National Examination Council has charged the general public to disregard an online publication purporting that the body is planning to recruit new staff. The National Examination Council, NECO, said it was the antics of fraudsters to dupe unsuspecting applicants. The Acting Registrar of the Council, Abubakar Gana disclosed this yesterday…

Pricing out good candidates

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has put hefty prices on nomination forms for the various positions for which it intends to field candidates in next year’s general elections. The polls come up in February. The party is asking for 45 million naira ($125,500, 108,000 euros) from every aspirant who wants to take part in…

The difficult side of democracy

By Abdul Mahmud As many perceptive observers have correctly noted, chaos lies at the core of our democracy. They point to the madness or, more profoundly, the struggle over “who gets what, when and how”, of those who squeeze the civic out of our democratic order to gain political notoriety, as evidence. The madness that…