BREAKING: DSS Grills Oshiomhole Over APC Primaries

BREAKING: DSS Grills Oshiomhole Over APC Primaries

The Department of State Services has subjected the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, to serious questioning over allegations leveled against him by petitioners over the conduct of the party’s primaries. Oshiomhole, who was grilled by operatives of the service in Abuja on Sunday, was said to have been accused of collecting bribes from some aspirants. More details…

Read More

Senate In Rowdy Session Over FG’s Social Intervention Programme

Senate In Rowdy Session Over FG’s Social Intervention Programme

Nigeria Senate on Wednesday went rowdy over alleged disbursement of social intervention funds to members of APC throughout the country by the federal government. Senator Biodun Olujimi representing Ekiti South Senatorial district alleged that beneficiaries of the programme were being asked to provide details of their Permanent Voter Card in the application form. While presenting a copy of the form, she further alleged that ‘I Stand with Buhari’ was written on it. Olujimi’s explanation generated…

Read More

UNILAG Joins ASUU Strike

UNILAG Joins ASUU Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Lagos Chapter, has ensured total compliance with the strike directive given by the union’s National Executive Committee. The Chairman of the chapter, Dr Dele Ashiru, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos. He said that the chapter held a congress on Tuesday during which members resolved to join in the industrial action. NAN reports that the ASUU NEC…

Read More

Ariana Grande Crowned Billboard’s Woman Of The Year

Ariana Grande Crowned Billboard’s Woman Of The Year

Award-winning singer, Ariana Grande is rounding up the year on a high note as she has just been crowned 2018 woman of the year. Billboard on Tuesday named the 25-year-old award-winning singer its 2018 Woman of the Year. The multitalentd singer joins previous recipients like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Selena Gomez. Speaking about the reason why they honored Ariana this year, Billboard’s vice president of content Ross Scarano says Grande “consistently stands up…

Read More

Just In: Court Denies Shi’ite Leader, El-Zakzaky’s Bail

Just In: Court Denies Shi’ite Leader, El-Zakzaky’s Bail

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has been denied bail from custody by a Kaduna State High Court. The Presiding Judge, Justice Gideon Kurada in his ruling on Wednesday, said the Shi’ite leader has not shown any substantial medical evidence to grant him bail in his written application. The judge, however, ordered that El-Zakzaky should remain in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) throughout the period of…

Read More

BREAKING: Buhari Endorses N30,000 New Minimum Wage

BREAKING: Buhari Endorses N30,000 New Minimum Wage

President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the new national minimum wage of N30,000 proposed by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage. He gave the approval on Tuesday while receiving the report of the tripartite committee on the review of national minimum wage at the presidential villa in Abuja. The report was submitted by the committee’s chairman, Ms Amal Pepple. Buhari has also promised to send a bill to the National Assembly to effect the change…

Read More

Just In: Four House Of Reps Members Dump APC

Just In: Four House Of Reps Members Dump APC

Four members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives have dumped the party. The Reps’ defection was announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara in Abuja on Tuesday during Plenary. The lawmakers are: Mr Abiodun Awoleye-Dada (Ibadan North) moved to the Accord Party, Mr Samuel Segun-Williams (Abeokuta South) defected to Labour Party, Mr Lawan Hassan-Anka (Anka/Mafara Zamfara State) joined the Peoples Democratic Party and Mr Lam…

Read More

Saraki: Senate to Probe NNPC’s Claim on Diversion of NLNG’s Dividend

Saraki: Senate to Probe NNPC’s Claim on Diversion of NLNG’s Dividend

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the claims made before the Senator Ahmad Lawan’s Adhoc Committee by the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on how and why the corporation was diverting the dividend from the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) to defray the cost of under-recovery in the importation of fuel. Saraki, while reacting to questions…

Read More

U.S. Advocates Greater Investment in Girl-Child Education, More Female Political Participation

U.S. Advocates Greater Investment in Girl-Child Education, More Female Political Participation

United States Consul General F. John Bray has called for increased investment in the education of the girl-child and greater political participation by women in Nigeria. Delivering the keynote address on the second day of the 17th Annual Conference of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), in Lagos on November 2, Consul General Bray encouraged the women leaders to continue working to promote gender equality in Nigeria. He spoke on the topic “Unstoppable…

Read More

FG Expands Tradermoni Scheme To Three Additional Markets In Lagos

FG Expands Tradermoni Scheme To Three Additional Markets In Lagos

The Federal Government on Monday launched the special enterprise and empowerment programme otherwise known as TraderMoni in three additional markets in Lagos, with an assurance that the scheme would be extended to two million beneficiaries by December 2018 across the country. The TraderMoni scheme, which is a collateral and interest-free loan for petty traders, had earlier been launched in some markets in Lagos, while three additional markets in the State – Ketu, Bariga and Oshodi…

Read More
1 2 3 4 5 65