Thursday, 27 April 2017

Illicit Arms: Ekweremadu Hails FG on Whistle-Blower Policy

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has commended the Federal Government, and some states for giving serious consideration to his suggestion for the extension of the whistle-blower policy to the proliferation of illicit arms in the country.
He gave the commendation while responding to question by reporters on the move by the government to implement his suggestion and how to address connected concerns such as human rights infringement, misuse of whistle blowing for political witch-hunt, and contemplation of compensation for whistle-blowers on illicit arms.

Saraki Calls For Urgent National Dialogue To Fix Education Sector

...As Queens College Old Girls' Petition Senate
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has called for an urgent roundtable discussion involving all stakeholders, the government and international development agencies on how to halt the dwindling fortunes of education in the country. 

Saraki spoke yesterday when the Advocacy Group of the  Queens Collage Old Girls' Association led by its National President, Dr. Frances Funmi Ajose, submitted a petition concerning the sordid state of affairs in their alma mater to him at the National Assembly.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Jonathan Speaks: Buhari Dismantling My Legacy; Jega, Mu’azu, IGP Betrayed Me

A former President Goodluck Jonathan has reopened issues about Nigeria’s historic 2015 presidential election which he and his party, Peoples Democratic Party, lost to Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress.

Again, Buhari Absent at FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is again absent at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council currently holding inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

In his stead, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is presiding over the meeting.
Penultimate Wednesday, Buhari was absent at the same meeting but the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said it was nothing to worry about.

Northern Nigerian Policeman Threatens To Kill 200 People If Buhari Dies

In a bizarre and audacious post, a policeman from Biu LGA in Borno state,  Inusa Saidu Biu has threatened to kill at least 200 people if anything happens to President Muhammadu Buhari. 

According to the armed officer, Buhari was poisoned but still survived. Now they're trying to force him to resign so that corruption will continue in the government.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Army Generals Escape Buried Explosives Along Pulka-Banki Junction in Borno State

Two senior army officers escaped harm as their convoy encountered and cleared four Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried by suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists along their way from Bama to Gwoza on Saturday.

Brig.- Gen. Sani Usman, the Director Army Public Relations stated this in a statement in Maiduguri.

Saraki Mourns Senator Adeleke

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the death of two-term serving Senator, Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, a development he described as a sad personal loss.

Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described Adeleke — the first elected Governor of Osun State — as an important figure in the Eighth Senate.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Senator Isiaka Adeleke Is Dead

A member of the Nigerian Senate, Isiaka Adeleke has died. The three-term Senator currently representing Osun West Senatorial district having won the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in 2015. Reports on Sahara Reporters said Mr. Adeleke died today at Bikets Hospital in Oshogbo the Osun state capital after suffering a heart attack according to family sources.
He was 62 years.

Osinbajo’s Committee To Investigate Lawal, Oke in Camera

The Presidential committee to investigate corruption allegations against the two suspended officials of the Buhari administration says it will conduct its work in camera.
A statement by the Vice President’s Spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, on Saturday in Abuja said that the camera sitting of the committee would enable all parties in the matter to make full disclosures.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Suspended NIA DG, Oke, Admits Jonathan Ordered Release Of $289m

The suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayodele Oke, has met with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, where he admitted that his agency received the sum of $289,202,382 on the orders of former President Goodluck Jonathan in February 2015.

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, ordered the suspension of Oke over the role of the NIA in the ownership of $43m (about N13bn) and other currencies uncovered in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Former England Defender Ugo Ehiogu Dies At 44

Former England defender of Nigerian descent Ugo Ehiogu is dead. 

The death of the 44-year-old ex-Aston Villa centre-back was announced by Tottenham Hotspur on their official website on Friday, a day after he collapsed and was taken to hospital. 

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Abuja Airport: Stakeholders Urge FG On Immediate Construction Of Second Runway

To avert the inconveniences experienced during the reconstruction of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (Abuja) runway,  Aviation experts and other stakeholders in the sector  have called on the contractors, Julius Berger Nigeria not to move its equipment from the site and to ensure that it commences work on the second runway immediately.

Saraki Mourns Chanchangi

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed grief over the demise of the Chairman of Chanchangi Airlines and foremost businessman, Alhaji Ahmadu Chanchangi, who he described as an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the late Chanchangi would be missed for his philanthropy, diligence, management finesse and humble lifestyle. 

Naira Appreciates Further Against The Dollar

The naira has appreciated by N12 against the US dollar in the parallel market.
This is coming due to $62 million dollar supply to Bureaux de Change segment by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

The CBN yesterday sold $20,000 to 3,170 BDCs, amounting to $62 million supply into the segment.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

President Buhari Suspends SGF, DG NIA

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. David Lawal; and the Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke.

Their suspension orders were contained in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.