Alleged pension fraud: I don’t know where Maina is, Sen. Ndume tells court

Senator Ali Ndume on Friday told the Federal High Court, Abuja that he does not know the whereabouts of ex-Chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.   Ndume, who is standing as surety for Maina, revealed this to Justice Okon Abang following the ex-Pension boss’ absence in court for the third time, which had stalled the ongoing trial. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Maina and his surety, Ndume, were not in court at the resumed trial on September 29 and the matter was adjourned till September 30. Maina’s…

NiDCOM Chairman relaunches diaspora newsletter, plans online radio

Impressed by the production of the repackaged Diaspora Newsletter,  Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has announced that the Commission will soon float a Diaspora radio station. She gave this hit when the staff of the Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of the Commission led by the Head of the Unit Abdur-Rahman  Balogun presented her with copies of the newly produced official newsletter in Abuja. Dabiri-Erewa said the production of the newsletter will give those in the Diaspora some participatory responsibility and afford them the opportunity…

Interpol Arrest 3 for Cybercrime …….as IRT Operatives Rescue American Lady Confined In Lagos Hotel For 16 Months

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja have arrested three (3) suspects; Samson Inegbenesun 30years, Blessed Junior 32years and Muhammed Zakari 36years, all male from Uromi in Edo State, for cyber-related offences including advance fee fraud, money laundering and romance scam. The suspects were arrested in Uromi, following investigations into suspected fraudulent online procurement and supply of COVID-19 protective mask, received through the INTERPOL NCB Wiesbaden, Germany. Investigations revealed that Samson Inegbenosun is an internet fraudster and a member of a Turkey-based online scamming syndicate.…

COVID-19: NYSC meets NCDC on strategies for Post-Lockdown operations

As efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the National Youth Service Corps is strategizing for safe and efficient conduct of its operations ahead of further lifting of restrictions on socio-economic activities in the country. The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this during a courtesy visit to his counterpart of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, in Abuja. He informed the NCDC Chief Executive that NYSC suspended the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course just one week into the exercise as a proactive measure…

COVID-19: Amaecom Group donates hygiene packs,souvenirs to NUJ FCT

In order to cushion the effect of novel coronavirus on media workers, the management of Amaecom Global Limited on Thursday donated 50 hygiene packs to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council to support members working on the frontline towards halting the spread of covid-19. Presenting the items to the Chairman of Council, Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche at the NUJ FCT council secretariat Abuja, Chairman of Amaecom Global, Amaechi Ofomata said the donation was in recognition of Journalists’ role in the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria. Ofomata noted that as…

Police nab 3 brothers for kidnap, murder of a widow in Abuja …exhume remains of the deceased for forensic examination

Police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested three (3) suspects namely; Johnson Emmanuel – 38yrs, Gideon Emmanuel – 31yrs and Success Emmanuel – 27yrs for the kidnap and gruesome murder of one Mrs Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya on 14th May, 2020. The suspects, born by same parents, all male and native of Isiekenesi, Ideato LGA of Imo State were arrested by the Police in their home town where they had taken refuge after committing the crime in Abuja, in order to evade police arrest.…

President Buhari eases COVID-19 Lockdown In Lagos, Abuja, Ogun …..signs proclamation order on Management of Covid-19 in states

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday signed the Proclamation Order on the General Management of Covid-19 in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory and other States in Nigeria as contained in his national broadcast, April 27, 2020. This was in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 3 of the Quarantine Act, CAP Q2 Laws of the Federation 2004 and all powers enabling him in that behalf. Read full address President Muhammad Buhari : 1. Fellow Nigerians 2. I will start by commending you all for the resilience and…

Abba Kyari To Be Buried Today In Abuja

The late Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, will be buried on Saturday (today). Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Basir Ahmad, made this known via his Twitter handle. He tweeted, “Mallam Abba Kyari will be buried later today in Abuja according to Islamic rites.” Before announcing the deceased burial, Ahmad described him as one of the most misunderstood people. He said, “Abba Kyari certainly was one of the most misunderstood people in the history of Nigeria. Those who had the opportunity to know him…

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE EXTENSION OF COVID- 19 PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA MONDAY, 13TH APRIL, 2020

1. Fellow Nigerians 2. In my address on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, I asked the residents of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory to stay at home for an initial period of fourteen days starting from Monday, 30th March 2020. 3. Many State Governments also introduced similar restrictions. 4. As your democratically elected leaders, we made this very difficult decision knowing fully well it will severely disrupt your livelihoods and bring undue hardship to you, your loved ones and your communities. 5. However, such sacrifices…

JUST IN : Four COVID-19 patients discharged in Abuja

Four patients receiving treatment for coronavirus in Abuja have been discharged after recovering from the disease. The federal capital territory administration (FCTA) announced this in a tweet on Saturday. “The FCTA has confirmed the discharge of four (4) #COVID19 patients, bringing the total number of discharged to eleven (11) in the FCT as at 12:30am, April 11th, 2020,” the tweet read. COVID19: FOUR NEWLY DISCHARGED The FCTA has confirmed the discharge of four (4) #COVID19 patients, bringing the total number of discharged to eleven (11) in the FCT as at 12:30am, April…