Subscribers not required to submit  IMEI Number -NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC) has denied several media publications reported effect that the Commission will require Nigerians to submit the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of their phones to it from July, 2021.. The commission in a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde said : “At no time did the Commission issue a Statement regarding the registration of IMEI by subscribers and it has no plans to do so.   “The reports in question have emanated from a section of the Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Card…

Breaking: Gov. Ayade dumps PDP for APC

The Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress. Seven Governors elected on the platform of the APC had on Wednesday stormed Calabar, the Cross River State capital, for a meeting with Ayade. Among those that met with Ayade over dinner on Wednesday were the Governors of Imo, Ekiti, Plateau and Yobe States, Hope Uzodinma, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Simon Lalong and Mai Mala Buni respectively. They had arrived Calabar at about 7:30pm. Confirming the development to The Eagle Online was…

BREAKING: EFCC arrests former Imo Governor, Okorocha 

Former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Okorocha, who is the senator representing Imo North was arrested Tuesday at about 4:15 pm at his private office ,Unity House in Abuja. The former governor, Sahara Reporters said was invited by the anti-graft  commission told but he failed to obey the invitation based based on advise. EFCC operatives, who had been on his trail for days, stormed his office on Tuesday evening and arrested him. The anti-graft agency had in 2020…

JUST IN : Niger Governor announces release of abducted travellers

Passengers on a Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) bus who were abducted last week have been released. The announcement was made on Sunday via the official Twitter account of Abubakar Sani Bello, Niger state governor. The tweet read: “Breaking News: The Niger State Government has succeeded in securing the release of all Abducted #RescueNSTAPassengers. Details shortly.” On February 15, gunmen had ambushed the commuters who were said to be returning from a wedding in Rijau local government area (LGA) of the state. At least 21 passengers were reported to have…

BREAKING: Obaseki Wins As Court Dismisses APC’s Certificate Forgery Suit

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the alleged certificate forgery suit filed against the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki. Justice Ahmed Mohammed delivered the judgment on Saturday in a suit filed by the All Progressives Party (APC) and a chieftain of the party, Williams Edobor, against the governor.   The APC and Edobor had filed the suit alleging that Governor Obaseki presented a forged certificate to seek re-election in the Edo State governorship election held on September 19, 2020. According to the plaintiffs, the said document…

BREAKING: Former Pension boss, Maina finally arrested in Niger

Operatives of intelligence service in a collaboration with men of anti-corruption agency in Nigeria on Monday evening, arrested Abdulrasheed Maina, in a town in Niger Republic.     A top intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the arrest was made possible due to an existing mutual relationship and security agreement between the two neighbouring countries. Mr Maina, a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, PRTT, is facing a 12-count money laundering charge levelled against him and a firm by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. EFCC, alleged that…

BREAKING: FG set to reverse pump price to N160 per litre after meeting with labour leaders

The pressure by organised Labour on the Federal Government to reverse the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) back to N160 per litre seems to be yielding fruits. At the end of the resumed negotiations between government and the labour movement yesterday night, the Federal Government indicated willingness to consult widely with the view to reviewing the price downward, saying it might unveil the new price at the resumed meeting slated for December 7. The Federal Government said the period between now and then would allow it embark on…

Gov Sani Bello recovers from COVID-19

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has tested negative to COVID-19 following repeat tests of the viral disease A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mary Noel-Berje, said having gone through repeat tests which turned negative, the Governor is pronounced free of the Virus and confirmed fit to resume his official duties. ” I am happy to announce to you that I have been confirmed negative and declared fully recovered. I can now resume my official work. I thank you all for your prayers and good wishes” the Governor…

NUC approves CUSTECH, Kogi state as 50th state University in Nigeria …institution ‘ll meet international standard ,says Yahaya Bello

The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday granted approval and recognition for the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology, (CUSTECH) Osara, Kogi State as the new addition to the list of State owned Universities in Nigeria. Speaking while reading out the letter of recognition for the institution’s establishment, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Adamu Abubakar Rasheed noted that the newly recognized State University would have the maximum support of the commission. He enjoined the state government to take full advantage of both professional and technical advice…