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target=_blank rel=noopener>EFCC: Group asks Senate to stay confirmation of Bawa
By Chukwudi Nweje, Lagos The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), has urged the Senate not to confirm President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee to head the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, until he clears himself of all allegations of corruption. In a letter addressed to the president of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Former Ogun governor Daniel validates his APC membership
From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Former Ogun State Governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel on Thursday registered as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Daniel registered at his Ward 12, Isote in Sagamu local government area. The former governor, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Olufunke Daniel, was registered by Ward Chairman Suji Olusegun.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19 not an excuse to not provide infrastructure – Wike
From Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike said no government should use COVID-19 as an excuse not to invest in infrastructural development that can foster economic development and prosperity. Governor Wike made the remark during a facility tour of the ultramodern Government House Hospital and Administrative Building in Port Harcourt by the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigerian Breweries tours four cities with Desperados
By Chinenye Anuforo, Lagos Nigerian Breweries Plc is lighting up four cities in Nigeria as it continues the launch of its new tequila-based beer, Desperados. The beer, regarded globally as an iconic beer for young fun lovers, will be bringing its unique experiences to celebrities, influencers, and other young free-spirited Nigerians who enjoy challenging the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Delta shuts down private lessons operations
From Paul Osuyi, Asaba The sledgehammer of the Delta State Government on Thursday fell on private lessons operators in the state following an order of immediate closure of such lecture centres. Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education Patrick Ukah, who handed down the order in Asaba, said the move was to regulate operations of the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Enugu community leaders hail Ugwuanyi’s intervention in land tussle
From Fred Itua, Abuja Representatives of the Concerned Kindred Families of Ndiaga Amechi Uwani Awkunanaw and the owners of Onu-Ogboekwu/ Ogboudene Land in Amechi Uwani Awkunanaw community have hailed the governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for intervening in a land tussle. Speaking on behalf of the community, Sir Richard Nnamani, said the governor’s zero
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target=_blank rel=noopener>PRESIDENCY RENEWS HOPE OF NIGERIAN YOUTHS WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW EFCC CHAIRMAN
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, broke the Jinx of 18-years tradition of appointing non – policemen as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), with his recommendation of Abdulrasheed Bawa, as the head of the anti-graft Agency. Besides, Bawa, will be the first EFCC’s Cadet to head the Commission.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ekiti govt bans roadside trading, relocates traders to approved markets
From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State Government has ordered roadside traders in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital, to relocate to approved markets. In a statement made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, the State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Hon. Akin Omole explained that the directive was for the safety of the people from avoidable
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Afreximbank, AAAM sign MoU to deepen automotive investment in Africa
From Uche Usim, Abuja A concerted effort to boost the financing and promotion of the automotive industry in Africa has led to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM). Prof Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Mike Whitfield, President of
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Fireworks in Senate over Buhari nominee
From Fred Itua, Abuja Senators on Thursday disagreed sharply on the floor of the Senate with plans by some lawmakers to suspend the confirmation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee. Mr Victor Chinemerem Muruako was nominated by the President recently as chairman of Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC). The nominee had acted as a sole administrator for
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target=_blank rel=noopener>‘Nigerian Idol Season 6’ set to hit DStv, GOtv screens March
Edwin Usoboh All is set for the return of popular singing competition show, ‘Nigerian Idol’. The organisers of the show, MultiChoice Nigeria, have announced that the sixth season of the show will start airing on March 14, 2021 on DStv and GOtv. The announcement was made at a virtual media session Thursday to officially
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Akeredolu dissolves cabinet
Adewale Momoh, Akure Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has dissolved the state’s Executive Council. The dissolution of the cabinet is coming about a week to the February 24 second term inauguration of the governor. The announcement was made on Thursday during the valedictory meeting of the Executive Council Meeting
target=_blank rel=noopener>Australian Open: Djokovic beats Karatsev to reach final
Top seed Novak Djokovic overcame stern resistance from Aslan Karatsev to reach the Australian Open final and end the Russian qualifier’s remarkable run. Despite the world number 114 causing moments of tension, Djokovic had enough quality to win 6-3 6-4 6-2, reports the BBC. The 33-year-old Serb won the final four games to
target=_blank rel=noopener>Olonisakin, Buratai, others appear before senate panel for screening as ambassadors
The immediate past Service Chiefs have appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs for screening as ambassadors of Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari appointed them as ambassadors after they left office in January. The ex-service chiefs are Abayomi Olonisakin, former chief of Fefence Staff; Tukur Buratai, former Chief of Army Staff; Ibok-Ete Ibas, former
target=_blank rel=noopener>Ooni to OPC: ‘Be law abiding’
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, on Thursday cautioned members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) against taking the laws into their hands. The traditional ruler urged the group to be law abiding in. Ooni gave the advice when he received members of the OPC, led by its President, Prince Osibote
target=_blank rel=noopener>Wenger: Mbappe could have joined Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Kylian Mbappe could have signed for Arsenal on a free during his time in north London. Mbappe has been talked about as a long-term successor to Lionel Messi in the pantheon of footballing greats after his exhilarating hat-trick on Tuesday night, reports Sky Sports. The 22-year-old, whose contract at
target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari approves appointment of Orji Ogbonnaya as Executive Secretary of NEITI
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as the Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI. A statement from the Office Of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation released in Abuja explained that Dr Orji’s appointment takes effect from Friday, February 19. Dr Orji Ogbonnaya
target=_blank rel=noopener>Apple lobbies for India incentives as it plans iPad assembly
Apple Inc is angling to participate in a new scheme to boost India’s exports of computer products, part of what government and industry sources say are plans to bring iPad tablet manufacturing to the South Asian country. India launched a $6.7 billion plan to boost smartphone exports last year, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria
The Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Nigeria. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Dr. Mojisola Adeyeye made the announcement during a live briefing on Thursday. She noted that the vaccine can be stored at 2 to 8-degree centigrade. The vaccine
target=_blank rel=noopener>NPFL: Wikki Tourists’ bus burnt
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaigners Wikki Tourists FC were involved in an accident that left the team’s bus burnt to ashes along Kibo road around the popular forest area after Jos in Plateau State. The Bauchi-based outfit was on the way to Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, to honour the NPFL match day 11
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