Rivers seals 9mobile office over N108m tax default

The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), has decried the unilateral closure of 9mobile Port Harcourt Regional Office by officials of Rivers State Internal Revenue Service (RIRS). A petition addressed to the Executive Chairman, RSIRS jointly endorsed by ALTON chairman and executive secretary, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo and Kazeem Oladepo respectively, lamnted that the…

Ekiti election: INEC dares Olusola to head for court

Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in last Saturday’s election got yesterday a reply to his threat to challenge the result in court. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the supervisor of the poll, told Prof. Kolapo Olusola –Eleka to head for the election tribunal. All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Kayode Fayemi won the…

‘Killer’ of Ondo ex-deputy governor’s girl remanded

An Akure Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State has remanded in prison Seidu Adeyemi, the suspected killer of Khadijat Oluboyo, daughter of ex-Ondo State Deputy Governor Lasisi Oluboyo. The deceased was a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA) Akugba-Akoko. Seidu was remanded by Chief Magistrate BobManuel Victoria after he was arraigned by the police…

The Nation’s Maritime Conference holds today

The maritime conference on  how to maximise the potential of seaports for speedy economic recovery and growth is holding today in Abuja. The conference, the second in the series, is being organised by The Nation in collaboration with Epsilon Limited. Over 2000 participants are expected to attend. The theme of the conference is: “Intermodal Freight Transport: Key…

Warming up for direct primary in race for Osun governor

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) yesterday approved the recommendation of the Osun State Working Committee, led by Gboyega Famodun, for the adoption of direct primary for its governorship shadow election. Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU examines the arguments for direct and indirect primary by opposing forces in the party. The coast…

Executive Order 6 most potent weapon against corruption, says Fed Govt

The Federal Government has described Presidential Executive Order Number 6 of 2018 as “the Administration’s most potent weapon against corruption to date.” The government said it was not surprised at the “pockets of opposition” to the Order, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 5. Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammaed told reporters in…

Osun APC: A case for direct primary

There is an argument on how best to pick the All Progressives Congress (APC) standard bearer for the September 22, 2018 Osun State governorship election. In this article, Ibidapo Balogun, an Abuja-based public affairs analyst, is recommending direct primary. Such process, he submits, produce the best candidate. Party primaries offer a unique opportunity for party…

Lagos International Badminton Classics winners to get $25,000

Winners in the 4th Lagos International Badminton Classics will go home with more money as the prize money of the championship has been increased from $20,000 to $25,000 in this year’s competition. The Classics will hold from hold from Wednesday to Saturday at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. The event is sponsored by the…

Party settles for direct primary

BARRING any last minute change, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will on Thursday pick its standard bearer for the Osun State governorship election through direct primaries, it was learnt yesterday. The process will give all members the opportunity of participating in the selection of the party’s candidate for the September 22 election, APC National Chairman…

Investors: five amazing innovations from Nigerian fintech entrepreneurs

ice President Yemi Osinbajo recently addressed key players in the technology arena at the Silicon Valley to support and investment into Nigeria’s budding technology companies, Hence, Paul Oluwakoya in this report analyses some of the home-grown(Nigeria) Financial Technology innovations for the global market. The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo recently visited Los Angeles,…