Chimamanda Adichie, Pope Francis, Bill Gate make Fortune Magazine’s list of 50 world leaders

Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie has been named amongst the 50 greatest world leaders in the 2017 Fortune magazine ranking.   The ‘Half of a yellow sun’ writer was ranked at number 42 on the list with Chicago Cubs baseball team president Theo Epstein at number one.   Business mogul Jack Ma of AliBaba group of…

The feud boils over: Senate asks Hameed Ali, customs boss, to resign

The senate has called for the resignation of Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The senate also declared Ali unfit to hold public office and condemned a letter written by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF). Malami in the letter told the lawmakers that the comptroller-general could not appear before the…

INEC says it will transmit votes electronically in 2019, but is silent on altering electoral laws to accommodate the plan

As part of its preparations for the 2019 election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled manual transmission of results from polling units. It will now use e-Collation and Result Transmission System in all the 120, 000 polling units. The commission opted for the new result transmission system after a three-year trial or test…

JUST IN: Plateau Commissioner slumps, dies, while jogging with state governor

Samuel Galadima, Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development in Plateau State , is dead. He died while jogging this morning with Governor Simon Lalong, at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos. Mr Emmanuel Nanle, Director of Press Affairs, confirmed the incident. “Yes, the commissioner slumped while jogging and was rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he died,”…

Reps recommend prosecution of Pius Anyim, imediate past SGF

The house of representatives on Thursday recommended the prosecution of Pius Anyim, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) over the Abuja centenary city project. The recommendation came in form of a resolution directed to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)….

Senate denies Hameed Ali audience, orders him to reappear before it in uniform

The senate has asked Hameed Ali, comptroller general of the Nigerian Customs Service  (NCS) to reappear before it on Wednesday, March 22, in his customs uniform. The senate, presided by Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president, took a voice vote on Ali’s refusal  to appear before the house in uniform, and many voted against listening…