Workers accuse Ag. Executive Secretary, ARCN, of abuse of office, leadership failure

The staff of Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) have accused its Acting Executive Secretary, Prof Ambrose Voh, of incompetence, abuse of office and leadership failure. Mr Adewale Oloyede, the Chairman of the Joint Action Committee of ARCN, made this known in an interview with Nigerian Pilot on Friday in Abuja. Oloyede said that the…

Nasarawa suspends scholarship board’s secretary over missing fund

The Nasarawa State Government, on Friday, said it had suspended the Secretary of the state scholarship board, Abdulwahab Suleiman for alleged missing of fund. The Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government, Mallam Mohammed Abdullahi, made this disclosure in a statement he made available to newsmen in Lafia. He said the suspension, which took immediate effect,…

N120bn bribery allegation: Senator Misua docked, granted N5m bail

FEDERAL Government yesterday arraigned Senator Isah Misau before an Abuja High Court at Maitama for making bearing “injurious falsehood” capable of harming the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the Nigerian Police Force and the Police Service Commission, PAC. Misau who was docked on a five-count charge, pleaded not guilty before the Chief Judge,…

EFCC to take over assets belonging to Patience Jonathan’s foundation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, filed a motion before the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking to take over assets belonging to Ariwabai Aruera Reachout Foundation owned by wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience. EFCC, in an ex-parte motion that was signed by its lawyer, Mr. Benjamin Manji, applied for…

Apapa wharf gridlock gives me sleepless night – Fashola

The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola Thuurday expressed displeasure over unresolved gridlock caused by tanker and truck along Apapa wharf road which has continued to cause pain and discomfort to Lagosian. Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,  assures of rehabilitation works on Apapa-wharf roads soon Speaking during a stakeholders meeting with…

Reps probe $14bn missing gas fines

He explained that it would amount to an overstatement statistics wise, that the quantity of gas flared in the country exceeds over 40% of the total gas flared across Africa and amounting to unaccounted trillions of Naira. He spoke of government’s various attempts to stop and discourage gas flare and redirect the wastage to wealth…

Liberia set for presidential runoff next month — Electoral body

Liberia’s electoral body has said a runoff was inevitable early November since no candidate obtained the required 50 per cent plus one vote in the Oct. 10 presidential poll in the country. Head of the National Elections Commission Jerome Korkoya announced the final results of the presidential and parliamentary polls in the country on Friday,…

Enugu Govt. releases fund for accreditation of 2 health institutions – Commissioner

The Enugu State Government has released an undisclosed sum for the accreditation of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Awgu, and School of Public Health, Nsukka. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Fintan Ekochin, made this known in an interview with the Nigerian Pilot on Friday in Enugu. Ekochin, who did not disclose the amount…