FG Opposes Dasuki’s Request To Halt Trial

Abuja – The Federal Government has vehemently opposed the move by former National Security Adviser (NSA), to President Goodluck Jonathan, Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd), to have his trial adjourned indefinitely. Dasuki is facing prosecution for unlawful possession of firearms as well as money-laundering allegation filed against him since 2015 by the Federal Government. At…

Lead Poisoning:  Senate Summons Fayemi on Mining Roadmap 

The Senate, Tuesday resolved to invite the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to brief it in plenary on his ministry’s mining roadmap and implementation framework geared towards protection of the residents of mining host communities. The Senate in taking the decision also mandated its committees on Environment and Solid Minerals to visit communities…

We Don’t Owe Union Bank- Ontario Oil

The management of Ontario Oil and Gas Limited has denied any fraudulent sale of refined petroleum products, as alleged by Union Bank in what the company described as a “hurriedly” procured ex parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Speaking through its counsel, Ben Udoh, Ontario acknowledged that it did approached…

Group Disagrees With Agbakoba’s Suit To Nullify Buhari’s Ministerial Position

Asaba – Transparent Leadership and Democracy, VATLAD, an advocacy group that focused on democracy and transparency in leadership, has disagreed with the position of Olisa Agbakoba’s suit asking a Federal High Court to nullify President Buhari’s Ministerial position as Minister for Petroleum Resources. The suit was filed by Agbakoba at a Federal High Court, Abuja, challenging…

Nigerian Politics Heavily Monetized – IBB Spokesperson

Abuja – The Special Adviser to the former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, and one time Commissioner of Information in Edo state, Kassim Sule Afegbua, has said that Nigerian politics is heavily monetized at the detriment of merit. According to him, “Democracy in Nigeria has its many definitions; it is a “selective” process that robs Peter to pay Paul,…

Aregbesola Sets Up Committee To Tackle Illegal Mining In Osun

Osogbo – Worried by the spate of activities of illegal miners in the state, Osun Government has raised a committee on mineral resources and environment management, to curb illegal mining activities in the State. The Committee is headed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Mineral Resources, Honourable Tunde Ajilore, while Federal Mines Officer in…

82yr-old Man Remanded In Kirikiri Over Rape Of Underage Girl

Lagos – An Ikeja Magistrate Court, sitting in Lagos, has ordered that an octogenarian Ayoade Omobolaji, be remanded in Kirikiri Prison custody for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl (names withheld). The Presiding Magistrate, Bola Osunsanmi, ruled that Omobolaji will remain in prison custody pending perfection of his bail conditions. The 82-year-old suspect, Omobolaji was arraigned on a…

Buhari Sends 2018/2020 MTEF To NASS

Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday forwarded the 2018-2020 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) to the House of Representatives. However, efforts by journalists to get the attached FSP for details of the projections proved abortive. The President, in a letter read by Speaker Yakubu Dogara on the floor of the…

Communication Minister’s PA Resigns, Threatens Legal Action Over 23 Months Unpaid Salaries

Ibadan – Rasaq Olubodun, Personal Assistant to the Honourable Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has threatened to drag the Minister to court over unpaid 23 months salaries running into N10 million. Olubodun, who hails from the same Saki town in the Oke Ogun area of Oyo State with the minister, has also resigned his appointment as Shittu’s…

GKCC Celebrates 9th Anniversary

Last Sunday, God’s Kingdom Christian Centre International (GKCC), marked its 9th anniversary. Speaking at the anniversary celebration, which took place at the Church’s Ojodu, Lagos headquarters, the General Overseer of the ministry, Rev. John Kome thanked God Almighty for yet another occasion to celebrate God’s faithfulness, which he stated, is a milestone in the ministry….

Sen. Okoro Dumps APC, Returns To PDP

Enugu – Senator Fidelis Okoro, a former Senator representing Enugu North senatorial district has announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Okoro, a former PDP Senator, had defected to APC shortly after PDP lost power at the federal level in 2015. The controversial former senator however announced his…

Globacom Launches Enhanced Voice, Data Package For Lagos Cooperatives

Globacom has partnered with the Lagos State Cooperative Federation (LASCOFED) to connect an initial 5,000 workers both in the public and private sectors including  the Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SME) sector through an enhanced communications platform including both voice and data facilities. LASCOFED is a conglomeration of all cooperatives in Lagos State with over…