“Its MKO Abiola Stadium”, Prez. Buhari honours Abiola on Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday renamed the Abuja National Stadium after the late self-acclaimed President, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (GCFR). Buhari made the remark during the 2019 Democracy Day Address at the Eagles Square, Abuja. Abiola had run for the presidency in 1993, but the election results were annulled by former military President, Ibrahim Babangida. Buhari, on the 6th of June 2018 had also awarded Abiola posthumously with Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), meant only for Presidents. Buhari on Wednesday also said that Nigeria has all it…

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NiMet predicts nationwide rain

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions with widespread rainfall and thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country on Thursday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Wednesday in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over the central states of Kaduna, Abuja, Gombe, Yola, Mambilla Plateau, Lokoja and Lafia in the morning. It also predicted slim chances of rain over the region later in the day with day and night temperatures of 25 to 31 and 15 to 23 degrees Celsius. The agency predicted that Northern states would have thunderstorms in places…

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Prez. Buhari salutes NASS for transparent polls, urge leaders to serve

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the leadership of the 9th National Assembly, following the emergence of Senator Ahmed Lawan as the President of the Senate and Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Hon. Idris Wase also emerged as the Deputy Senate President and Deputy Speaker respectively. “The President also salutes all the national legislators and their political parties for their display of patriotism and non-partisanship before and during the election. “He commended the transparent and fair nature of the…

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FG, investors to recapitalise DiCos with $4.7bn

The Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Dr. Usman Gur Mohammed, on Monday said that shareholders of the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) that consist of the Federal Government and the private investors in the firms, are to jointly raise $4.7 billion to recapitalize the firms to upgrade power distribution equipment in the country. Upon the privatization of the 11 Discos of the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) in 2013, the Federal Government retained 40 percent of the equity in the DisCos and divested 60 percent to private investors. Power…

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LASG to PDP: Stop peddling fake news, Sanwo-Olu did not buy N187m SUV

The Lagos State Government has denied a claim by the Peoples Democratic Party that the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, acquired a N187m official vehicle. The Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, in a statement, on Sunday, said the vehicle used by Sanwo-Olu, which he said was “certainly not N187m,” was purchased over a year ago. According to Akosile, the Lagos chapter of the PDP had started exhibiting signs of “long-term depression” by joining the “infamous league of fake news promoters.” He said, “As a major…

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Tambuwal at burial of 25 killed by bandits, says its uncivilised and barbaric

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Sunday attended the funeral of 25 persons killed by bandits in a fresh attack which occurred on Saturday in three communities in Rabah local government area of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tambuwal together with heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and government officials later condoled with the families of the victims after the burial held at Gandi town. NAN gathered that the bandits who were in large numbers raided Kalhu, Tsage and Geeri villages near Gandi and killed the 25…

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Guanduje prepares ground for Emir of Kano’s deposition as Anti-graft agency orders suspension

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has recommended the suspension of the  Emir of Kano , Alhaji  Muhammad  Sanusi, over alleged misappropriation of N3.4bn by the Kano Emirate Council. The commission, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, said during its investigation, it discovered that N3.4bn  was allegedly misappropriated by the Kano Emirate Council between 2014 and 2017. The preliminary report of investigation conducted by the commission was signed by its Chairman, Muhuyi Magaji. According to NAN,  the investigation followed a petition against the council. The commission alleged that the…

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Tension in Tompolo’s Kingdom over Maritime University

There is palpable tension in Gbaramatu kingdom, homestead of wanted warlord, Chief Government Ekpomuopolo aka Tompolo, in Warri Southwest local government area of Delta State. The tension was as a result of an alleged renewed military siege on the communities which has led to fears about another military operation. It was gathered tension has been rising in the area following last week’s failure by President Buhari to assent to the bill on the Nigerian Maritime University, which is located in Okerenkoko area of Gbaramatu. The Gbaramatu Traditional Council of Chiefs,…

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EX-Convict Case: Court to hear suit seeking Gbajabiamila’s disqualification for Reps Speakership

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned until Friday, hearing in a suit challenging the nomination of Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, a member of the House of Representative vying for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives in the incoming 9th National Assembly. Justice Inyang Ekwo adjourned the suit, following the prayer of Chief Philip Undie’s counsel, Mr Olasupo Azeez, that the defendant was yet to be served with the originating process. Azeez earlier prayed the court for a short adjournment to enable the plaintiff to regularise…

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Unpaid Salaries: Kogi workers reject Gov. Yahaya Bello’s stipends

The Joint Action Union of Local Government Workers in Kogi State has rejected the 25 and 30 per cent salaries paid to local government workers by the state government. The union, which consists of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, Nigeria Union of Teachers, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Nigeria Union of Pensioners and the Non-Academic Staff Union, made this known on Sunday at the end of its state administrative council meeting held in Lokoja. While expressing displeasure over the way local government workers were being treated…

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Prez. Buhari approves State Police, dismiss 37 officers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the establishment of state and local government police. He also approved the dismissal of 37 police officers as recommended by the National Human Rights Commission Presidential Special Panel on SARS Reforms. This was contained in the statement by the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission and Chairman Presidential Panel on SARS Reform, Anthony Ojukwu, during the submission of report of the Presidential Panel on the reform of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), of the Nigeria Police, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Panel according to…

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Why Ogun State Gov., Abiodun made U-turn on Amosun’s abandoned projects

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has made a U-turn over his initial stand not to complete projects initiated and later abandoned by his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun. Abiodun, while speaking on Sunday during a post-inauguration thanksgiving service held at the Cathedral of the St. Peters Church, Ake, Abeokuta, the state capital, pledged to complete the projects because taxpayers money have been expended. The governor had said before he was sworn in that he would complete only projects that had direct benefits to the people. But at the service, Abiodun explained…

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Ogun Assembly reverses Ex-Gov. Amosun’s last minute appointments and contracts

The Ogun State House of Assembly presided by Speaker Suraju Ishola Adekunbi on Friday passed a bill and three resolutions nullifying all appointments, employment and financial agreements undertaken by out – gone Governor Ibikunle Amosun in the twilight of his administration. The resolutions suspended all traditional rulers – about 75 of them, who were appointed and promoted from February, 2019 till May 28, 2019 some hours to the exit of Amosun. The resolution also affects all appointments in respect of an alleged unqualified Permanent Secretaries and employment of 1000 people…

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Songs and jubilation in Alausa as Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat resume

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu accompanied by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat resumed office on Thursday amid songs and jubilation by exited civil servants as the governor took a tour around the State Secretariat at Alausa. The civil servants hailed and praised him as he moved from one block to the other, waving at them in acknowledgement. The enthusiastic civil servants sang songs in Yoruba praising the governor, saying this dispensation will be good for all Lagosians. The governor later addressed them, promising to address all the challenges and…

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VeePee Osinbajo’s expensive joke on Saraki: “Thanks for not doing anything funny.’’

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday jokingly thanked Senate President Bukola Saraki for not taking advantage of the vacuum in power before the presidential inauguration. Osinbajo stated this at a dinner organised in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari and himself at the State House Banquet Hall. Buhari and Osinbajo had earlier in the day been sworn in for a second term in office by the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad. The president, who is billed to depart for Makkah, Saudi Arabia on May 30 for OIC summit,…

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Abiodun resumes duty as Ogun State Governor

Governor Dapo Abiodun and his Deputy, Noimot Salako – Oyedele, on Thursday, a day after their inauguration, resumed office amid thunderous welcome and excitement from the state’s workforce. The governor was received by the Head of Service, Engr. Ishmail Bisiriyu, after inspecting a guard of honour mounted by the Nigerian Police. The Governor who arrived Oke – Mosan by 9:30 am, was later taken round the offices and ministries within the state Secretariat, Oke – Mosan Governor’s Office, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

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See Pictures of new Oyo Gov., Seyi Makinde’s family at his ‘Black Tie’ inauguration ball

The new governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde attended a black tie dinner on Tuesday, as part of the activities lined up for his inauguration, alongside members of his family. He shared photos from the dinner on his Twitter handle @seyimakinde. He wrote, “Last night, as part of the inauguration activities, we had dinner at a black-tie event attended by family, friends and associates.”

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Orimerunmu Collectives Congratulate Gov. Dapo Abiodun, Assures continued Support

A social and political pressure group, Orimerunmu Collectives has congratulated the newly installed governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun on his successful swearing-in as the new governor of Ogun State. The group based in Orimerunmu, Ofada/Mokoloki LCDA, Ogun State, urged the new Ogun State Governor to avoid the mistakes of the immediate past administration that left the state as a jungle of abandoned projects because the former governor left what he supposed to have done in the morning and afternoon of his eight years administration only to start rushing…

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Buhari Inauguration: Brigade commander orders Oshiomhole off parade ground

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, was given marching orders by the Commander, Guards Brigade, Brig. Gen Umar Musa, for breaching protocol when the latter decided to take part in the President’s inauguration at the Eagle Square on Wednesday. Several dignitaries who had a vital role to play in the inauguration of the President had lined up along the red carpet leading to where the President took the oath of office. The dignitaries include: The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Army…

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We are dissatisfied with your documents, Ogun Dep. Gov-elect tells Amosun’s men at handing over ceremony

Governor Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday evening hands over the reins of power to his successor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, declaring earlier that he had achieved more for Ogun state than his two predecessors – Aremo Segun Osoba and Gbenga Daniel put together. The handover rite which took place at the Oke – Mosan Governor’s Office, about 35 minutes after Amosun had pulled out in a motorcade, was performed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Taiwo Adeoluwa, while the Abiodun’s Deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako – Oyedele, received from him, the…

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Appeal court affirms Oyetola As Osun Governor

In a split judgment of four to one, the appeal tribunal in the Osun State governorship election dispute has set aside the judgment by the tribunal sacking Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. Justice Jumai Sankey, who read the lead on Thursday, held that the election tribunal was wrong in its majority judgment authored by Justice Peter Obiorah, in voiding Oyetola’s victory. While three other members of the appeal tribunal agreed with Sankey, one dissented. The judgment, which the first of four, to be delivered by the appeal panel, is on the appeal…

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More demolition to take place on Orimerunmu road as Akinfolarin’s CDC plans further expansion

The long and twisting journey to unravel the truth about the N648,000 scam rocking the Orimerunmu Area Community Development Committee finally yielded some dividends as National Infinity finally got hold of some documents that has illuminated the dappled transaction.   According to the documents, the Orimerunmu Area Community Development Committee had written a letter to the Ogun State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Department of Planning, Research & Statistics seeking an “approval to construct a dual carriage road and drainages at Orimerunmu” On the 19th of March, 2019, the ministry…

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N.6m Scam: Orimerunmu CDC claims Ogun Govt officials demand Money to construct Community’s Road, Ogun Govt says: It’s a fraud, the letter is fake

Officials of Ogun State government have reportedly asked the Orimerunmu Area Community Development Council, OACDC to contribute a sum of N648,000 naira as cost of  survey, inspection and other sundry costs towards the construction of the Orimerunmu main Road. According to Michael Akinfolarin, chairman of the OACDC, in a letter he claimed to have received from the Ogun State Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning and read at the meeting of the council two weeks ago, following which the OACDC mandated all the Community Development Associations in its to make…

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Buhari opens new Ayinke House

President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled the newly reconstructed Institute of Maternal And Child Health popularly known as Ayinke House located within the premises of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja, describing it as a critical and timely intervention by the State Government in the health sector. Ayinke House, which is Nigeria’s biggest Maternity Hospital, was upgraded from an 80-bed facility to a 170-bed healthcare centre with state-of-the-art medical equipment, as well as information technology services. Aside the entourage of the President which included Ministers and Special Advisers, Governors of…

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Ambode says Lagos ready to take centre stage as Buhari commissions Lagos Theatre

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared open the new 500-seater Lagos Theatre in Oregun, Ikeja area of Lagos State for public use. The theatre is one of the five built by the state government in line with its vision to use entertainment, arts and culture to boost the state’s economy. The President, who arrived the venue at exactly 11:30a.m, after the inauguration was treated to a live dance performance by a young group of talented artists before taking his leave. Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode said the construction of similar theatres in…

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Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, cautions Atiku

The Federal Government has asked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar to allow the court to determine the merits or otherwise of his petition against the winner of the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari. It said it was wrong for the former Vice President to resort to self-help in his desire to claim victory in the election. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohamed, who stated this at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, also condemned the resurgence of posters bearing…

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Prez. Buhari orders Maina’s sack

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate disengagement from service of Mr Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms. In a memo to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the President equally demanded a full report of the circumstances of Maina’s recall and posting to the Ministry of Interior. The report is to be submitted to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, before the end of work today, Monday, October 23, 2017. FEMI ADESINA…

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