FIRST VOTE ON EMBATTLED US COURT NOMINEE AFTER FRAUGHT HEARING

Brett Kavanaugh denies sexual assault allegations in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Brett Kavanaugh’s US Supreme Court nomination was expected to pass a first hurdle in the Senate Friday, a day after a dramatic hearing that saw the conservative judge fight off assault allegations recounted in harrowing detail by his accuser. Share on: WhatsApp

JUST IN: TWO AIR FORCE PLANES CRASH IN ABUJA

The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed that two of its aircraft crashed in Abuja on Friday.The accident happened when the aircraft were carrying out their daily rehearsal ahead of their display during Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary on Oct. 1. Spokesman of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said that no life was lost. […]

INTERIM HEADS TO OVERSEE FCT AGENCIES VACATED BY POLITICAL OFFICE SEEKERS

Following the indication of interest by some political appointees of the Federal Capital Territory Administration to contest political offices in the forthcoming 2019 elections, the FCTA has posted some officers to supervise the affected Secretariats, Departments and Agencies. The appointments became necessary in order not to leave any vacuum in the operations of the affected […]

BELLO WELCOMES NEW COMMANDER, DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS GARRISON, REITERATES COLLABORATION WITH SECURITY AGENCIES

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has pledged to work with the Defence Headquarters Garrison, as well as other security agencies in the FCT towards effective maintenance of peace and security in the Territory. Malam Bello gave this assurances while welcoming the newly posted Commander of Defence Headquarters Garrison, Brig. Gen. […]

Oyetola coasts to victory as APC sweeps Ife South, Ife North, Osogbo

Gboyega Oyetola, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday swept the two polling units in Ile-Ife, in Osun state, where rerun elections were ordered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to determine the winner. Ife South, Mr Oyetola got 283 votes, while the PDP candidate got 15 votes. In Ife North(Unit […]

Minimum wage: Labour gives warning of nationwide strike.

The organised labour has served warning of an imminent nation-wide strike over Federal Government delay in the implementation of a new national Minimum Wage. Mr Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress (ULC) gave the warning in a communique issued after its meeting on Monday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the […]

2019 BATTLE FOR PARTY TICKETS: CONTENDERS AND PRETENDERS (1)

BY OSCAR NWOGU Datti Baba Ahmed, PHD, a consummate academic and founder of Base University Abuja believes that politics and academics are one and the same thing. And so he was among the early birds, if not the first that announced his presidential ambition for the 2019 general elections. Four months before the real battle […]

BACK TO SCHOOL VISITATION: GOVERNOR AKEREDOLU’S WIFE URGES ONDO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS TO STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE.

As schools resume for academic activities for the new session, Teachers and Students of Ondo State have been advised to pursue excellence in the teaching and learning process in the state. Share on:

Central Bank takes over Skye Bank

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday announced the takeover of Skye Bank. The apex bank also withdrew the operating licence of the bank. Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor, said in consultation with the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), the CBN decided to establish a bridge bank, Polaris Bank, to assume the assets and liabilities […]

LALONG’S FADED FORTUNES

Plateau State governor, Simon Bako Lalong, is arguably under heat.Adjudged to have performed below average, and getting increasinglyunpopular among his people due to worsening insecurity and histhoughtless bootlicking of the Buhari presidency, and the waningfortunes of the ruling All Progressives Congress, and loss of footageof the APC in Plateau State, Governor Lalong is troubled and […]

Atiku names Iwuanyanwu, 58 others into PDP ‘nomination council’

Frontline presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar has named Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and 58 other persons as members of his presidential nomination council ahead of the PDP presidential primaries. Members of the council drawn from several states of the country are eminent stakeholders in the […]

APC releases new timetable for primaries

Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the revised timetable for the conduct of its primaries ahead of February 2019 general elections. The ChannelsTV quoted the National Organising Secretary of the party, Mr Emma Ibediro, saying that the timetable had been approved by the National Working Committee. Accordingly the 2018 primaries would be held […]

FEC Approves Implementation of Strategic Roadmap for Digital Identity Ecosystem in Nigeria

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the immediate commencement of the implementation of a strategic roadmap for Digital Identity Ecosystem in Nigeria at its meeting, held on Wednesday September 12th, 2018 and chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR. The digital identity Ecosystem is a framework that leverages on the existing capabilities and infrastructure of […]

EFCC, Customs place Fayose on watch list

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has written the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to demand an urgent placement of Ekiti State governor on criminal watch list. The anti-graft agency said in the September 12 letter that Ayo Fayose poses a flight risk and may leave the country via land borders, airports or even seaports. […]