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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

N-Power to accommodate 1m beneficiaries – Osinbajo

The N-Power programme of the Buhari-led administration will be expanded to accommodate 1 million beneficiaries in the next phase, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says. Mr Osinbajo was quoted as saying this in a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Office of the Vice-President, Laolu Akande, in Abuja…

The codeine syrup impounded by the Nigeria Customs (Photo by Kingsley Adeniyi, 07/25/2018)

Customs intercepts 4,375 rounds of ammunition,1,160 bottles of codeine

The Nigerian Customs Federal Operations Unit, Zone C, on Tuesday announced the seizure of 4,375 rounds of ammunition, two Magnum pump action rifles and 200 military camouflage vests. The zone also impounded 430 bags of rice valued at N9 million, 1,160 bottles of codeine and 300 blister packs of tramadol.…

Simon-Lalong-Plateau

Lalong, Useni, 19 others jostle for Plateau governorship

As the 2019 General Elections draw closer, 21 candidates have been cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest for the Plateau governorship seat. Their names are contained in a list released on Tuesday in Jos by Imahiyereobo Osaretin, the commission’s Head of Voter Education and Publicly in…

UNIPORT

WAUG: UNIPORT emerges overall winner at 14th games

University of Port Harcourt on Monday emerged the overall winner of the 14th West Africa University Games hosted by the institution in Port Harcourt. The university won the 13-day competition with 75 gold, 36 silver and 24 bronze medals to top the medals table. University of Lagos came second with…

NYSC Corps members

Anambra corps members camp in Ebonyi, Imo

Prospective corps members who were supposed to do their national service in Anambra were moved to Ebonyi and Imo states due to lack of adequate camping facilities. Kehinde Aremu, Coordinator of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra, made the disclosure during the closing of camp for 2018 Batch…

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje; Photo: DailyPost

Again, Court stops Kano Assembly from investigating Gov. Ganduje

A Kano High Court on Monday upheld its earlier order halting the state House of Assembly Investigative Committee from investigating the bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. The court also ordered all other parties involved in the investigation of the bribery allegation to maintain status quo ante, pending the determination…

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke

Why we want to extradite Alison-Madueke – Magu

Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday reaffirmed the determination of the commission to extradite former Petroleum Minister, Deziani Alison-Madueke. Mr Magu said at a news conference in Abuja that the commission could not “wait endlessly’’ to prosecute the former minister on several allegations of…

Immigration officers [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

Nigeria Immigration Service promotes 4,797 officers

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday said it had promoted 4,797 officers and service men as part of comprehensive campaign to boost the morale of its personnel. The Comptroller General, Muhammad Babandede, disclosed this at the inauguration of the 2018 Comptroller General Annual Conference in Maiduguri. Mr Babandede disclosed…

Ifeanyi-Okowa

Delta to spend N8.6bn on health in 2019

The Delta Commissioner for Health, Ononye Mordi, says the ministry is proposing the sum of N8.6 billion expenditure for the 2019 fiscal year. Mr Mordi disclosed this on Monday in Asaba, the state capital during the 2019 budget defence meeting with the state House of Assembly Committee on Health. The…

Haruna Jauro

Alleged N304.1 million fraud: ex-NIMASA D-G seeks to recall EFCC witness

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday fixed December 3 for a former NIMASA Director-General, Haruna Jauro, to recall a prosecution witness to testify in a N304 million fraud charge preferred against him. Mr Jauro is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Jauro assumed…

Oby Ezekwesili

2019: How I’ll build a prosperous Nigeria if elected president– Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, on Monday said she would work to build and deliver a prosperous Nigeria if elected. Mrs Ezekwesili, a former Vice-President of World Bank, made the pledge while speaking with journalists in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari assents to Extradition Bill, four others

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to five bills, including the Extradition (Amendment) Act 2018, Federal Capital Territory Appropriation Act, 2018 and Nigerian Centre For Disease Control And Prevention (Establishment) Act, 2018. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this when he addressed…

British police [Photo: Daily Express]

‘Far-right parents’ who named son after Hitler jailed in Britain

A couple who named their child after Adolf Hitler were convicted in Britain on Monday for being members of a banned far-right group, National Action. Hitler is one of the most well-known—and perhaps reviled— political figures in history. As the leader of Nazi Germany, he orchestrated World War II and…

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

One dead, six injured on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway accident

One person has been confirmed dead, while six others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Mack truck and a Toyota Hummer bus around Eldorado axis on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

Accident Scene

Auto crashes kill 1,054 people in 33 months along Lagos-Ogun routes — FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said 1,054 people were killed in auto-crashes within 33 months along the Lagos-Ogun routes. John Meheux, the zonal commanding officer in charge of Ogun and Lagos States, made the disclosure in his remarks at the “2018 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’’…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

EFCC secures 703 convictions in three years – Magu

Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Committee (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, said the commission secured 703 convictions from 2015 to date. Mr Magu made this known at a news conference in Abuja on Monday to mark his third anniversary at the helm of the affairs at the anti-graft agency. “In the…

Ondo State House of Assembly

Removal of Ondo Speaker, deputy irreversible – Faction leader

Olamide George, who insists he remains the new Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, says the removal exercise carried out by 18 members of the assembly on Friday is irreversible. Mr George, in the company of 15 other members, spoke with reporters on Monday at the Nigeria Union…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Two children, dog found dead in Lagos freezer

Residents of Ikorodu in Lagos were on Sunday thrown into mourning when the corpses of two children and a dog were found in a freezer. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident was said to have occurred at 2, Christian Onoja Street, Igbogbo in Igbogbo-Baiyeku Local Government…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

I stand for stronger state govts, state police – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has restated that he is an advocate of fiscal federalism, stronger state governments and state police. Mr Osinbajo made this submission while delivering the 40th Anniversary Lecture of the Association of Friends on Monday in Lagos. The theme of the lecture is “Restructuring and the Nigerian…

Buruji Kashamu, the senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District

INEC List: Court adjourns hearing in Ogun PDP governorship appeal

The Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division, on Monday adjourned to November 20, argument of applications in the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the order obtained by the Buruji Kashamu-led faction. The party appealed against the order, which directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise…

Jamal Khashoggi (Photo Credit: The Independent)

Canada has heard Turkish recordings on Khashoggi’s killing – PM Trudeau

Canadian intelligence officers have listened to Turkish recordings of what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday. He said he was discussing with allies what next steps should be taken. Mr Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed at…

Rasheed Ladoja

Alleged N4.7bn fraud: Court dismisses Ladoja’s no-case submission

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday dismissed a no-case submission by former Governor Rashidi Ladoja of Oyo State in a case of alleged N4.7 billion fraud. Mr Ladoja was charged with converting N4.7 billion from Oyo State treasury to his personal use. He is being prosecuted by the…

Simisola Ogunleye a.k.a Simi

Simi, Wande Coal thrill London fans in sold-out concerts

Nigerian singers, Simisola Ogunleye a.k.a Simi and Oluwatobi Ojosipe aka Wande Coal pulled off electrifying performances at their individual sold out concerts in London. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while Wande Coal held his concert at the over 2, 000 capacity Indigo at the O2 Arena, Simi took…

Chief Opeyemi Bademosi [Photo: metro daily nigeria]

Murder: Court remands Togolese cook in prison pending DPP advice

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday ordered that a 22-year-old Togolese cook, Sunday Anani, be remanded in prison for 30 days, pending advice from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Mr Anani is facing a charge of murder before Chief Magistrate, O.O Oshin. In her…

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Police charge 137 suspects for various offences at Lagos Airport

The Lagos Airport Police Command on Monday said that no fewer than 137 people were charged to court for committing various offences at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos between January and September 2018. The spokesman for the command, DSP Joseph Alabi, a deputy superintendent of police, disclosed this to…