Thursday, June 30, 2016

Euro 2016: We were ready for Spain, says Italy’s Eder

22 June 2008: Spain beat Italy on penalties in the Round of 16 at UEFA EURO 2008, continuing their march to glory. That victory eight years ago, secured by Cesc Fabregas’ coolly taken spot-kick, was the turning point for a team that went on to win everything, and convinced them of what they were capable and how far they could go. 27 June 2016: La Azzurra and La Roja face off for the third EUROS in a row,

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, has, struck out a suit challenging the veracity of the academic credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari.

76 Corps members get Ministerial Honours Award

Minister of the Federal Capital Administration, FCTA, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello yesterday gave Ministerial Honours Award to 76 National Youth Service Corps, NYSC members who served and distinguished themselves in the Federal Capital Territory between 2011 to 2013.

Over 300,000 apply for 750 EFCC jobs

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No fewer than 300,000 applications were received for the 750 positions advertised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, an official has said.

Court Jails Former Diamond Bank Staff, Oil Thief

Justice M.A Onyetenu of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced a former banker, Ikechukwu Chukwuma, to six months imprisonment for defrauding his bank, Diamond Bank, a sum of N28, 000, 000. 00(Twenty Eight Million Naira).

Forgery Allegation: FG Urges Saraki, Ekweremadu To Face Trial

The Federal Government has urged Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu to face their forgery case and clear their names instead of politicising the matter.

Court Sacks Embattled PDP Chief, Sheriff

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo, Abuja has declared as “null and void” the process that produced a former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, as chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Michy Batshuayi Passes Chelsea Medical

Michy Batshuayi is edging closer to a move to Chelsea after passing a medical in Bordeaux. Batshuayi, who is currently away on international duty with Belgium at Euro 2016, has been linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs after scoring 17 goals for Marseille in Ligue 1 last season

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

State Governments to adopt TSA Policy operated by FG

State Governments have been urged to adopt the Treasury Single Account, TSA, Policy operated by the Federal Government for effective resource management.

NDIC increases insured deposit for customers of commercial banks

The insured deposit for customers of commercial banks has been increased from two hundred thousand naira to five hundred thousand naira in the event of bankruptcy.

Court sacks Sheriff as PDP chairman

An Abuja High Court has sacked Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). In a judgement, Justice Valentine Ashi nullified the 2014 PDP Constitution Amendment upon which Sheriff was appointed PDP Chairman.

Militants sack Lagos, Ogun communities, scores feared dead

Two communities in Lagos and Ogun states have been deserted following attacks by some suspected militants.

NOA to adopt cultural means of information dissemination- DG NOA

The National Orientation Agency is to adopt cultural means of information dissemination to educate Nigerians on Government policies and programme.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

LASUTH conducts 10 successful cochlear implant surgeries

Dr Wale Oke, the Chief Medical Director, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, on Monday said the institution had conducted 10 successful cochlear implant surgeries. Oke, who made the disclosure at a news briefing in Lagos, said that the surgeries were sponsored by the Lagos State Government.

He said, “Cochlear is implant, an electronic medical device that replaces the function of damaged inner ear. “It is an implant that is fixed in the ear after which the patient will be able to hear very well.

N700 million Campaign Fund: APC Youths demand Ize-Iyamu’s prosecution

The All Progressives Congress (APC) youths in Edo state have appealed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the PDP governorship candidate over the N700million allegedly disbursed for the 2015 presidential campaign in the state.

Finance Minister re-opens NERFUND

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has directed all staff of the National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND), to immediately return to their duty posts as the crisis within the organisation has been resolved by government.

Why we re-opened Silverbird AMCON

A day after they were sealed by Nigerian officials for loan default, some subsidiaries of Silverbird Group reopened for business on Friday afternoon, with apologies to their “viewers, listeners and online subscribers.

UN releases $13m for life-saving assistance to 250,000 people in North-east

Mr Stephen O’Brien, UN Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, issued the release. According to the UN, the destruction of crops and looting of livestock have left many people unable to support their families.

Total’s Ofon EPC creates 3,000 jobs

Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited has said that its Engineering, Procurement and Construction, EPC, contract for its 65,000 barrels per day Ofon 2 oilfield project, undertaken by Nigerdock, created over 3,000 jobs for Nigerians and recorded 3.2 million man-hours without Lost Time Incident, LTI.

Edo Assembly calls for extension of Voters Registration exercise for one week

Edo State House of Assembly has called for extension of voter registration in the State for a period of one week. The House passed the resolution after the Deputy Speaker of the House, Justin Okonoboh, raised the issue under matters of urgent public importance, lamenting that they are still many Edo indigenes who are willing to vote in the forthcoming governorship election, but they are yet to register due to several problems.

Nigeria will be self-sufficient in rice production in 18 months – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration would make Nigeria self-sufficient in rice production within 18 months.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Court sacks Abia Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu

The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has annulled the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.

N1.04trn fine: Rep drags AGF, Shittu, NCC, MTN to court for slashing fine

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THE last may have not been heard over the disagreement between the legislature and the executive over the N1.04 trillion fine imposed on South African telecommunication giant, MTN, by the Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, which was later reduced to N330bn.

More Argentine stars could follow Messi out – Aguero

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has warned more Argentina players could follow Lionel Messi into international retirement after the Barcelona superstar’s shock exit.

Outspoken Northern politician, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to treat the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, as terrorists and mete out appropriate military action against it as it is doing to Boko Haram insurgents in the North

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Outspoken Northern politician, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to treat the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, as terrorists and mete out appropriate military action against it as it is doing to Boko Haram insurgents in the North.

Insurgency: FG to register foreigners at LGA level, As Immigration wants access to Interpol database

Following intelligence reports showing the high-level participation of foreigners in insurgent activities as well as herdsmen attacks in the country, the federal government has said it would soon begin registration of all foreigners in their local government areas of residence.

Ethnic nationalities condemn prosecution of Saraki, Ekweremadu

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A COALITION of Ethnic Nationalities Youth Organizations in the country has condemned the planned prosecution of the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu by the Federal Government over alleged forgery of Senate Rule, saying that it is a “threat to democracy”.

Why FCT is littered with abandoned houses- NIESV

The new President of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers NIESV, Bolarinwa Patunola-Ajayi has said that the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, is littered with unoccupied buildings, because majority of them are proceeds of corruption.

Economic situation is affecting One Chance business — Robbery suspect

According to one of the six On Chance robbery suspects arrested by operatives of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, in Lagos, yesterday, the economic situation in the country is affecting ‘business.’ The suspect, Adeleke Rasaq, 24, who was arrested alongside his gang members, Lucky John, 22, in Abule-Egba, Agbado Oke Local Council Development Area, they do not make much money from One Chance as they used to in the past.

NGO calls on FG to empower widows

A Non-Governmental Organisation has called on the Federal Government to empower widows across the country. This is to enable them to train their children effectively without difficulty.

State Governors have rendered LGAs ‘impotent’- Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo ruled that the 774 Local Government Areas(LGAs) across the country have been rendered “impotent” and almost “bastardized,” following the massive encroachment into their affairs by the state governors.

Friday, June 24, 2016

CBN unveils N500bn Non-Oil Export Stimulation Facility

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has unveiled the implementation modalities of the five hundred billion naira Non-oil Export Stimulation Facility, and the fifty billion naira Export Rediscounting and Refinancing Facility.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

67 year old man defiles six-year-old girl

A 67 year old grandfather identified as Yahaya Umar is presently cooling his feet in the custody of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Kaduna for allegedly defiling six-year-old minor who happened to be his neighbour in an uncompleted building. Spokesperson of Kaduna Police Command, DSP Zubairu Abubakar, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect to Journalists in Kaduna, added that available medical report indicated that the victim had been earlier abused by another man within the neighborhood.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Disqualification: CCT fixes July 13 for ruling on Saraki`s motion

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has scheduled July 13 to deliver its ruling on an application filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, asking its Chairman, Danladi Umar to disqualify himself from further presiding ‎over his trial for alleged false declaration of assets.

Minister visits Star Times HQ, commends partnership with NTA

The Minister of Information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has commended the collaboration between the Chinese Media Group, Star Times and the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA. He gave the commendation when he visited the Headquarters of Star Times in Beijing, China. Alhaji Lai Mohammed who said the collaboration had revolutionalized T.V. viewing in the country, expressed gratitude to the Chairman of the Company, Mr. Xinxing Pang, over his plans to expand its operations in Nigeria.

House of Reps hopeful of imminent end to Doctors strike

The House of Representatives in Nigeria is hopeful that the industrial action embarked on by the National Association of Resident Doctors will be called off in the next few days. Lawmakers are intervening in the faceoff between the representatives of the Ministry of Health and the leaders of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

FG sacks striking doctors

The Federal Government has ordered the sack of striking resident doctors in the country. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in a circular signed by Amina Shamaki, permanent secretary of the ministry directed chief medical directors (CMDs) and medical directors (MDs) of FG tertiary health institutions to fill the vacancies created by resident doctors who have “abandoned” their programme.

I’m committed to fighting sickle cell — Mrs. Ikpeazu

The wife of the Abia state Governor, Mrs Nkechi Victor Ikpeazu, has described sickle cell disease as a terrible killer, saying her pet foundation; Vicar Hope Foundation is doing more to sensitize people on the need to know their genotype.

No genetically modified organisms officially grown in Nigeria

The Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed has called on Nigerians not to panic over the current issue of Genetically Modified Organism GMO.

Alleged Forgery: Senate Summons Attorney-General

The Senate has summoned the Attorney General of the Federation to appear before its committee on Judiciary and Human Rights to justify with concrete evidence his allegations of forgery against top officials of the Senate.

Ageing Institute commences training programme for Nigerians

The United Nation's International Institute on ageing based in Malta has commenced a training programme for Nigerians to develop their capacity to care for older persons. To this end a Memorandum of understanding was signed in Abuja between the institute and the Dave Omokaro Foundation on Ageing.

Buhari appoints Ibrahim Kpotum Idris as new IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Idris Ibrahim as Acting Inspector General of Police.

Monday, June 20, 2016

PSC approves promotion of 4,542 Police officers

The Police Service Commission, Monday approved the promotion of 4’542 senior Police officers to their next rank between May and June 2016. The breakdown of the promotions are as follows; CP to AIG 7, DCP to CP 6, ACP to DCP 20, CSP to ACP 8, SP to CSP 107, DSP to SP 1,431, ASP to DSP 1,252 and INSP to ASP 1,711.

Forgery: Saraki, Ekweremadu, to be arraigned tomorrow

Barring last minute intervention, the embattled Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, are scheduled for arraignment before an Abuja High Court sitting at Jabi on Tuesday, on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and forgery.

Prepaid Meters: Finance, corruption reasons for non-patronage of local manufacturers – Expert

An indigenous meter manufacturer, Mr Atilade Bolarinwa, on Monday listed finance, technical partner influence and corruption as major reasons why Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) were not patronising made-in-Nigeria meters.

President Buhari resumes office after vacation

President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo in Buhar's office as he  resumes work after vacation today
President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo in Buhari’s office as he resumes work after vacation today.

Resident doctors begin strike over unpaid salaries

The National Association of Resident Doctors in federal teaching hospitals have commenced an indefinite strike over the non payment 10 months salaries of some of its members.

Edo 2016: 740 delegates elect PDP governorship candidate in Benin

Accreditation of 740 delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), who will elect the party’s candidate for the Sept. 10 governorship election in Edo began on Monday in Benin.

City People publisher’s son, The Seye Kehinde launches new photos

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18-year-old fashion and conceptual photographer, The Seye Kehinde or TSK as he is fondly called has just launched photographs from his latest photo series tagged “El’oro … Toda La Vida” which is spanish for Golden Lifetime. Namesake to his father, the publisher of softsell giant, City People, The Seye Kehinde remarked on his new photos saying, “With these new pictures I decided to play with colours, feathers and paint.