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Anyone Found Guilty Of Corruption Will Not Be Spared – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to strengthen his anti-corruption campaign in the country, stressing that no one found guilty would be spared. Buhari said this at the opening session of the 45th Annual Accountants Conference and 50th Anniversary celebration of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria tagged “ICAN:Building on ... Read More »

Troops Retake Gomboru Ngala From Boko Haram


The Nigerian Army says troops under Operation Lafiya Dole have retaken Gamboru Ngala in Borno State from Boko Haram terrorists, who had recaptured the town from the military after the community was initially liberated by troops. In a statement on Tuesday by Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani ... Read More »

64m Nigerians Suffer From Mental Illness – Nebo


Former Power Minister, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, yesterday, in Enugu rated governments at various levels low in the area of psychiatric and mental health care. According to him, some medical scholars have revealed that in a population of 160 million or thereabout, “64 million Nigerians suffer from one form of mental ... Read More »

Fayose Gives Finance Directors Six Months Ultimatum To Double Ekiti IGR

Ayo Fayose

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State on Tuesday gave directors of finance and revenue officers in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the state government six months ultimatum to block all leakages and double the state’s internally-generated revenue. He also warned that any government official involved in fraudulent acts would ... Read More »

Ondo Workers Say No To Mimiko’s Competency Test


Workers in Ondo State have rejected the government’s move to conduct competency test for staff of the state Board of Internal Revenue. This was one of the resolutions of the workers’ leadership under the aegis of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council on Monday, where issues on their welfare were ... Read More »

End In Sight To Insurgency, Says Defence Headquarters


The Defence Headquarters said yesterday that the end of insurgency in Nigeria is in sight and that all known camps of insurgents on Nigerian territory have been dislodged. The Acting Director, Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar, spoke yesterday in Abuja when he visited Managing Director of the News Agency of ... Read More »

Illegal Arms Possession: Dasuki Granted Bail On Self-Recognition


The Federal Government on Tuesday arraigned the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), before a Federal High Court in Abuja on one count of possession of firearms without license. Following his not guilty plea to the charge, which was said to violate provisions of 27(1)(a)(i) of the ... Read More »

Adamawa University VC, Others In EFCC Net For Selling 7-Day-Old SUV Worth N13m As Scrap


Top officials of the Adamawa State University, ADSU, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for selling a N13 million government-owned Toyota Land Cruiser as scrap. The development was confirmed by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES. According to Uwujaren, ... Read More »

Why I Banned Adverts Celebrating My Birthday – Shettima

Kashim Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Monday appealed to his political appointees, associates in the All Progressives Congress, APC, foreign and local contractors having dealings with the state, kinsmen, former colleagues in the banking sector as well as friends in different parts of the country, not to place any ... Read More »

Akpabio Discharged From National Hospital After Car Crash


The immediate past Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has been discharged from the National Hospital, Abuja, hours after he was admitted for treatment following an auto crash involving his car and a vehicle belonging to the U.S Embassy on Monday. Mr. Akpabio emerged from ... Read More »

Oshiomole Replies Onolememen, Insists N140bn Was Spent On Second Niger Bridge


Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has insisted that he will not back down on his claim that the Jonathan administration expended N140 billion on the yet to be completed 2nd Niger Bridge in Anambra State. He also insisted that the sum of $700 million was surreptitiously moved from the Sovereign ... Read More »

Why Power Has Been Stable Since Buhari Became President – Godknows


Power supply has improved in recent months in the country. This is because there has been no case of gas pipeline vandalisation which has been responsible for shortage of gas supply to the country’s gas-fired power plants. Accoording to the Ministry of Power, no single case of gas pipeline vandalism ... Read More »

Ambode Commissions 20 Mobile Care Units, 26 Ambulances


Lagos State Governorovernor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Monday, commissioned 20 Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) Ambulances and 26 Transport Ambulances. The governor said it was in fulfillment of his administration’s commitment to bringing quality healthcare service closer to the people particularly during emergency situations. Speaking at the Lagos State ... Read More »

IG Arase Promotes Sergeant To Inspector For Locally Manufacturing Bullet-Proof Vest


A serving Sergeant with the Bauchi State Police Command, Godwin Hosea, has been promoted by the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, to the rank of an Inspector for locally producing a bullet-proof jacket. Decorating the newly promoted Inspector at the Police Headquarters in Bauchi on Monday, the Commissioner of Police ... Read More »

Osinbajo Leaves For Abidjan To Represent Buhari At Adesina’s Inauguration As AfDB President

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will depart Abuja Monday to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the swearing-in ceremony of Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB). A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, ... Read More »

Masquerades Invade Ondo Church, Beat Pastors


Four masquerades have reportedly invaded a Christ Apostolic Church in Epinmi Akoko in Ondo State, flogging two pastors as worshippers fled. One of the masquerades identified as Tunde Arohunmolase was, however, arrested while others fled after flogging the pastors and the worshipers. A Police source told Vanguard that the masquerades ... Read More »

Akpabio Survives Auto Crash, Admitted To National Hospital


The immediate past Governor of Akwa Ibom State now Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, was involved in a road accident in the early hours of Monday in Abuja. It was learnt that the accident, which involved Akpabio’s car and the pilot car in the convoy of a ... Read More »

Okorocha Threatens To Embark On Street Protest If Imo Workers Go On Strike Again


Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has threatened to protest on the streets of Owerri, the state capital, if workers in the state embark on another round of strike. Speaking at the weekend when he held a meeting with Permanent Secretaries, heads of parastatals and labour leaders in Owerri, Okorocha ... Read More »

Frequent Recess By Lawmakers Normal, Says DG NILS


The National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) says the frequency with which members of the National Assembly go on recess is not unusual and will not affect the enactment of laws. Director-General of the institute, Dr Ladi Hamalai, said this at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja ... Read More »

NLC Leadership Tussle Resolved – Wabba


The leadership crisis rocking the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has been resolved and anyone trying to create further division should understand that the body serves the overall interest of the working class and the larger Nigerian society, NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has said. He made this known in Kaduna ... Read More »