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Service Chiefs, Customs Boss, NSA, Others May Go

LAGOS – It would seem that the presidency has finally caved in to criticisms of lopsided appointments into key national positions in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Against this backdrop, President Buhari is said to have, therefore, approved the reshuffling of service chiefs and others. Those believed to have been sub­sequently approved for replacement are the …

Edo 2020: Obaseki Picks PDP Membership Card Today

LAGOS – Barring any last minute changes, Governor Godwin Obaseki will today formally announce his mem­bership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) a few days after resigning from his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). ­ A member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) told our correspondent that the governor would reg­ister his membership …



U.S. Indicts Six Nigerians For Cybercrime

 The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice, on Tuesday sanctioned six Nigerians for conducting an elabo­rate scheme to allegedly steal over $6 million from victims across the United States. The six Nigerians are Richard Uzuh, Micheal Olorunyomi, Alex Ogun­shakin, Felix Okpoh, Nnamdi Benson, …

Pressure Mounts As Inflation Rises To 25-Month High At 12.4%

LAGOS – The Consumer Price Index report published by the National Bureau of Statis­tics (NBS) on Wednesday showed that headline infla­tion rose to a 25-month high of 12.4 percent year-on-year in May 2020, from 12.3 per­cent in the prior month. This was despite the sus­tained upward pressure on consumer prices as head­line inflation rose 1.2 …

Confusion As Giadom, Eta Fight To Control APC

ABUJA – The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) got messier on Wednes­day as Victor Giadom, Deputy National Secretary, declared himself the acting national chairman of the party, citing the FCT High Court ruling that sacked Comrade Adams Oshiomhole before the Ap­peal Court’s intervention on March 20. He also announced the nullification of the …

COVID-19: Eight Health Care Workers Among Bayelsa’s New 54 Patients

YENAGOA – The Bayelsa State COVID-19 Task Force raised the alarm on Wednesday that the state would record an escalation in coronavirus infections in the weeks ahead. The Deputy Chairman of the state Task Force, Dr. Inodu Apoku, gave the in­dication in Yenagoa while confirming the new 54 COVID-19 cases announced for the state. “Yesterday, …

Recapitalisation: AIICO Seeks NSE’s Nod To Raise N3.5bn Through Rights Issue

LAGOS – Despite the business dis­ruption caused by the coro­navirus, AIICO Insurance Plc has continued to pursue its recapitalisation plans as the foremost underwriting firm is seeking the Nigeri­an Stock Exchange’s (NSE) approval to raise N3.5 bil­lion through Right Issue. Ahead of its recapitalisa­tion plans, the company has kicked-off another phase in its recapitalisation strategy …



Killings, Insecurity Should Give Govt Sleepless Nights – Jama’atu Nasril Islam

KADUNA – Concerned about the in­creasing insecurity situa­tion in the country, Nigeri­ans from all walks of life have continued to call on the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to save lives of the citizenry. One of the groups, which lent its voice, was the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) under the leadership of His …

Benue: OPWS Kills Two Herdsmen, Injures Another

MAKURDI – Troops of the military spike operation in Benue State, Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), on Tuesday night killed two suspected Fulani militia at Gyungwu Amua in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. Daily Independent gath­ered that the troops, which had engaged the armed herdsmen in a gun-battle, also injured one of the herdsmen …

Customs Ex-Officer, Wife Cry Out Over Destruction Of Property In Ogun

A retired Assistant Comp­troller-General of Cus­toms, Fasanya Salami Ag­baje and his wife, Titilayo Fasanya, have appealed to the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun and Inspec­tor General of Police to come to their rescue over alleged destruction of their properties by one Adewun­mi Odutala and Kehinde Odubade Atiku. The couple in their petition also called on …

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