*Buhari sacks permanent secretaries *Recruitment: Nigerian Army Arrests Fraudster

*Buhari sacks permanent secretaries  *Recruitment: Nigerian Army Arrests Fraudster


Buhari sacks permanent secretaries

A gale of retirements may have swept across the federal civil service as president Mohammdu Buhari may have concluded plan to relieve about 17 Permeant Secretaries of their duties.

This is coming ahead of the swearing in of the ministers-designate on Wednesday. Some of the permanent secretaries led by the new Acting Head of Civil Service of the federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, held a closed door with the president at the presidential villa. Read more

Recruitment: Nigerian Army Arrests Fraudster

The Nigerian Army has arrested one Mr. Onokphemheo Godswork  operating under  the false name, Mr. Guy Ajah, for defrauding applicants of 74 Regular Recruits Intake under the guise of facilitating their recruitment into the Service.

This was disclosed in a statement signed on Tuesday by Col. Onyema Nwachukwu for the Director Army Public Relations (DAPR), saying that Mr. ‘Ajah’ who lured several unsuspecting citizens through a scam email address, recruitmentbord84@gmail.com, had presented himself as a person in authority in the Nigerian Army. Read more

Family of Boko Haram Suspect Disputes Claim

Barely 72 hours after the arrest of Chindo Bello, one of the 100 Boko Haram terrorists declared wanted last month by the Nigerian Army, his family has cried out that he was not a Boko Haram member.

They appealed to the authorities concerned to ensure “justice with fairness in their investigations so as not to give room for miscarriage of justice and release him”. Read more

Anxiety As Deposed Deji Appears in Akure

Anxiety gripped the residents of Akure, Ondo State capital on Tuesday following the public appearance of the deposed Deji of Akure, Prince Adesina Adepoju, five  years after he was dethroned and banished from the town by the government.

The dethroned monarch’s public appearance was sequel to a case he instituted to challenge his dethronement and installation of the new Deji of Akure, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, and the Ondo State Government at an Akure High Court. Read more

Falae: Suspects Want Govt to Provide Legal Rep

Six out of the seven suspects arraigned for the September 21 abduction of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief  Oluyemisi  Falae, on Tuesday asked the Ondo State Government to provide them legal representation.

The request came at the resumed hearing of the case at an Akure High Court during which two additional suspects, Abdulkadir Umar and Babawuro Kato, were arraigned along with five others that had been arraigned on October 15. Read more

Magodo Tragedy: Lagos moves against mudslide disaster

The Lagos State Government has warned Lagos residents living in mudslide and flood-prone areas in the state to relocate to avert disaster. This follows the mudslide tragedy at Magodo area of Lagos which left four siblings dead. The mudslide had led to the collapse of a bungalow killing the four siblings.

The government said people residing along the valley and slopes across the State had been advised to take precautionary measures at securing those buildings or vacate them immediately to avoid loss of lives and properties. Read more


Twenty years after a Nigerian military regime hanged activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, his Niger Delta homeland remains blighted by oil pollution.

Thousands of lives have been wrecked, according to Amnesty International: oil slicks killed the fish, earth crusted with crude grows stunted crops, lungs are polluted from oil flaring. Gen. Sani Abacha’s regime hanged Saro-Wiwa and seven other Ogoni leaders on trumped-up murder charges. “Judicial murder,” charged then-British Premier John Major. Read more

What’s happening to the Centre of Excellence?

AS I was rounding up this piece I came across a news headline from The Nation of  November 2, 2015 titled; “Gridlock, insecurity ‘ll soon be over -Commissioner”. The comment was attributed to Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, Lagos state Commissioner for Home Affairs and I began to wonder; why do we always allow things to get out of control before taking action. Read more

Slovenia to build ‘obstacles’ on border against migrants: PM

Slovenia will in the coming days construct “temporary technical obstacles” on its border with Croatia in order to better manage the influx of migrants, Prime Minister Miro Cerar said Tuesday.

Cerar, whose country has been struggling to cope with the arrival of more than 170,000 migrants bound for northern Europe since mid-October, said however that the frontier will remain open. Read more

Germany ready to assist research institutions in Nigeria – Consul General

The German Consul General to Nigeria, Mr Ingo Herbert, on Tuesday said Germany was ready to support research institutions in Nigeria to improve the lot of the country.

Ingo made the assertion at a forum of Humboldt Higher Education and Research Linkage held at University of Lagos, Akoka. Read more

Court orders remand of former Benue governor over allegation N3.1b fraud

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday ordered the remand of former Benue Governor, Gabriel Suswam in the EFCC custody pending perfection of his bail conditions.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed ordered the remand of Suswam and his ex-Commissioner of Finance, Omodachi Okolobia, while ruling on a bail application, moved by Mr Ahmed Raji, SAN, counsel to the defendants. Read more

Germany ready to assist research institutions in Nigeria – Consul General

The German Consul General to Nigeria, Mr Ingo Herbert, on Tuesday said Germany was ready to support research institutions in Nigeria to improve the lot of the country.

Ingo made the assertion at a forum of Humboldt Higher Education and Research Linkage held at University of Lagos, Akoka. Read more

Bring contractor back to site in Apapa, Ambode urges FG

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has appealed to the Federal Government to direct the contractor handling the construction of the container trailer park and the Port link road in Apapa to return to site.

Ambode spoke with newsmen shortly after inspecting some traffic points in Lagos. Read more

Death toll rises to 22 in attack on Syria regime bastion: media

The death toll from mortar fire Tuesday on Syria’s coastal city of Latakia rose to 22, one of the bloodiest shellings there since the country’s war began, state media reported.

The toll rose to “22 people killed and 62 wounded” in the attack on eastern neighbourhoods of the regime bastion, state television said. Read more

We have no business with your bailout funds, APC tells Kogi Govt

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as blackmail the decision by the Kogi State government and the PDP Governors’ Forum to blame political interference for the delay in releasing bailout funds for the state.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said it had no business with the release or otherwise of the bailout funds to Kogi state. Read more

Shots, teargas fired at pro-Biafra protesters in Port Harcourt

Police in Nigeria’s oil hub of Port Harcourt on Tuesday fired shots and teargas to disperse hundreds of pro-Biafra supporters as they marched for the release of a key activist, residents said.

Shots were fired into the air to scare away the protesters in the southern city, while air force helicopters were deployed for surveillance, they added. Read more

Conservation and sustainability of Nigerian museums

THE existence of the museum depends greatly on its collections which are of inestimable value. The museum has several purposes and functions of which the crucial one is conservation. The major purpose of conservation is to ensure that the collections of the museum are preserved and made available for future generation. Read more

What Jonathan told US Presidential Precinct Board

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, who arrived the United States of America, yesterday, as a guest of the Presidential Precinct, Challotsville Virginia, has assured the international community that African leaders are displaying more commitment to democracy and good governance, as a means of engendering sustainable development and improving the lives of the people. Read more

Ronaldo premieres his film in London

From soccer pitch to red carpet, FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo, premiered his personal portrait film “Ronaldo” in London on Monday. Ronaldo reunited with his former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson on the red carpet, which also saw a late arrival from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Read more


Poll: Dickson, Sylva, 18 others sign peace pact

Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, former Governor Timipre Sylva and candidates for other political parties in the state have signed a peace accord.

The candidates on Tuesday committed themselves to ensuring a peaceful and violence free governorship poll with the signing of the accord at the Creek Motel in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital. Read more

Don’t fail Nigerians, Buhari’s wife tells APC

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has appealed to the governing All Progressives Congress not to renege on their electoral promises to Nigerians.

Specifically, Mrs. Buhari called on the party to ensure that it fulfiled its promises of paying N5,000 to 25 million unemployed Nigerians and giving school children one free meal a day. Read more

EU budgets N5bn against human trafficking in Nigeria, others         

The European Union has budgeted the sum of €25 million (about N5.325 billion) to assist Nigeria and other members of the Economic Community of West African States to tackle incessant cases of human trafficking in the next five years.

The figure was revealed at the ongoing workshop on Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa in Abuja funded by EU. Read more

Plans to medicalise female circumcision worries UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund has said the plan by some people to use medical professionals to continue with the practice of Female Genital Mutilation/ Cuttings is unacceptable.

A representative of UNICEF,  Mrs. Roseleen Akinroye,  said this on Tuesday at a training of media practitioners from Osun, Ekiti and Oyo States on the need to stop the practice  of female genital mutilation/ cutting. Read more











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