N9 billion Fraud: EFCC Arrests Ex-Kwara Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

The immediate past governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Sources at the anti-graft agency told Channels Television that a crack team of operatives is questioning the former governor at the EFCC headquarters in the Jabi area of Abuja, the nation’s capital.   He was said to have arrived at the EFCC headquarters at about 10 am on Monday in response to the invitation extended to him by the agency. Following his arrival at the anti-graft agency’s office, Ahmed was…

FG lauds Osun govt on quality service delivery, pledges continued support

The Federal Government on Friday commended the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun for prioritising quality, and maintaining standard in service delivery. The FG also lauded the State for prioritising people’s welfare and wellbeing over other obligations. The commendations were given by the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba, during his courtesy visit to the Governor in Osogbo. The Minister who expressed satisfaction at the leadership style of Governor Oyetola, said the quality of the infrastructure development across the critical sectors was an affirmation of…

INSECURITY: More than 50 villages deserted ,says Gov Sani Bello ….seeks for improved revenue to meet demands 

Niger State Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has stated that not less than 50 villages across  five Local Government Areas have been deserted as a result of prevailing security challenges, thereby causing humanitarian crisis in the State. Governor Sani Bello stated this when he declared opened a two day workshop on strategies for enhancing Internally Generated Revenue of Local Government Councils in Minna,Niger State . The Governor who acknowledged that  the workshop is apt, stressed the need for local government Councils to look inwards and strengthen Internally Generated Revenue by expanding…

Ned Nwoko Foundation seeks collaboration with NYSC on malaria control

The National Youth Service Corps and the Ned Nwoko Foundation have begun talks on a partnership for the control of malaria in the country. The proposal came today when the Chairman of the Foundation, Prince Ned Nwoko, paid a courtesy visit to the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim in his office in Abuja. Nwoko, who described malaria as endemic with about 500,000 deaths resulting from it annually, said the Foundation was determined to tackle the disease in Africa, beginning with Nigeria. He stressed the need for effective sensitization of…

FG extends NIN-SIM linkage by one month ….  as NIN Database exceeds 51Million

 The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami at the Ministerial Task Force meeting on the NIN-SIM data linkage has said over 51 million Nigerians have been assigned NINs. He said there were many Nigerians, who have enrolled and are in the process of being assigned NINs. With each individual having an average of 3 to 4 SIMs, the total number of SIMs tied to NINs would be close to the total number of registered SIMs in the country.   The current number of monthly enrolments…

NiDCOM to secure release of Nigerian wrongfully incarcerated in Cote D’ivoire’s prison

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission and the Nigeria Mission in Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire,following painstaking investigations has confirmed that Itunu Babalola, a Nigerian living in Abijan was wrongfully charged and incarcerated for a crime she did not commit. According to the Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa the Charge D’Affaires of the Nigerian Mission in Côte D’Ivoire ,Mr Mohammed Gana , sent officials of the mission to Bondoukou, a city eight hours outside Abidjan when the case was brought to his attention .. Plans are underway to engage the…

Gov Sule flags-off National Hajj Saving Scheme,urges intending pilgrims to enrol

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has urged intending pilgrims from the state, to key into the National Hajj Savings Scheme, towards actualizing their dream to fulfil their pilgrimage rites. Engineer Sule made the call while flagging-off the scheme at the Government House, on Tuesday. The Governor highlighted on the disadvantage of saving for Hajj with government, stressed that he preferred intending pilgrims from the state to save their contributions with the scheme rather than with the government. According to Engineer Sule, even though such may not happen in Nasarawa…

Oyetola swears in five Judges, charges them on fairness, impartiality

The Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Wednesday swore in five High Court Justices. The new Justices are Adeniji Adedapo Olugbenga, Ganiyat Omobola Lawal, Akande Babafemi Abimbola, Okediya Maurice Olufisayo and Olokede-Obadina Christiana. He said appointment of more Judges was part of efforts to further strengthen the administration of justice and fortify the State’s strong and viable Bench that has superintended prompt and quality dispensation of justice. This was even as the Governor said the administration was committed to building the State on the pedestal of equity,…

A nation surrounded by gunmen By Kolawole Simon

Chilling. I mean very chilling. I felt a shiver down my spine on Tuesday when I saw the video of “new” Niger Delta militants, with war weapons, threatening to bomb Abuja and Lagos because of the “underdevelopment” of the oil-producing region. It brought back sad memories – memories of 2004 when organised lawlessness began to take unimaginable dimensions in Nigeria and we finally lost our “innocence”. Between then (when the militants started a campaign of kidnapping oil workers as well as bombing pipelines) and now, Nigeria has become a nation…

IIP-SARS panel threatens CSP Danjuma Ochejeh with arrest warrant  ….  as two widows link husbands’ deaths to alleged police brutality

The Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of Human Rights Violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Monday warned that it might issue a warrant of arrest on Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Danjuma Ochejeh of Delta state Police Command over allegations of human rights violations by the Police against Ochekpe Community of Anambra state and three other complainants. The Panel noted that it will not hesitate to issue a warrant of arrest on CSP Ochejeh for failing to appear before it…