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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Ayorinde, Bamigbetan named in Ambode’s 36-man cabinet

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday presented the list of would-be cabinet members to the House of Assembly for screening. The Governor is requesting for the screening and approval of 36 persons with 23 as Commissioners and 13 as Special Advisers. Amongst the names are six former cabinet members from the Babatunde Raji Fashola administration including former commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal, ... Read More »

How Falae was attacked, Fulani abductors demand N100m ransom

Chief Olu Falae, the National Chairman of Social Democratic Party, was on Monday abducted by Fulani herdsmen on his farm at Ilu-Abo in Akure. The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation recieved a bad treatment on his birthday as about 20 armed Fulani herdsmen invaded his farm and assaulted his workers. Falae was 77 years old on Monday. ... Read More »

Id-el-Kabir: FG declares Thursday, Friday public holidays

 The Federal Government has declared Thursday and Friday as public holidays to mark this year’s Id-el-Kabir celebration. Ministry of Interior’s Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, in a statement yesterday, urged Muslim faithful and Nigerians to extend love, peace, empathy and tolerance for the overall development of the nation. Read More »

Niger gov under fire over Chelsea, Arsenal

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani, has come under criticism following his trip to London to watch Saturday’s Premier League game between Chelsea and Arsenal. Residents of the state on Monday described the governor’s visit to Stamford Bridge as “frivolous” considering the financial problems of the state. However, the governor explained on his Twitter page that he was at Stamford Bridge to ... Read More »

Court remands’ man for touching neigbour’s private part

An Auchi Magistrates’ Court in Edo on Monday remanded 39-year-old Mustapha Mamud in prison for allegedly touching a woman’s private part. The Magistrate, Mr M. O. Osayi, said the accused should be kept behind bars pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The accused, who resides at undisclosed address in Auchi, is facing a two-count charge bordering ... Read More »

Okonjo-Iweala bags double international appointments

The immediate immediate past Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has announced that she will be joining United States investment bank Lazard. The Financial Times of London, which broke the story, quoted Okonjo-Iweala, a former Managing Director of the World Bank, as disclosing that she would be joining Lazard’s sovereign advice division. It further quoted her as saying that ... Read More »

Ministerial list: Soludo, Fayemi sighted at Aso Rock

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Charles Soludo, and former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, were yesterday sighted at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, filling visitors’ forms on their way to the office of Alhaji Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Soludo entered the Chief of Staff’s office around 5:30p.m., followed by Fayemi about 30 ... Read More »

Saraki’s finally bows to Code of Conduct Tribunal

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, said that as a law-abiding citizen, he would appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal today (Tuesday ). Saraki made this known to newsmen on Monday in Abuja after the Appeal Court had dismissed a suit he filed to stop his trial at the tribunal. The Senate President’s statement is coming after Monday’s ... Read More »

Migrant crisis: Hungary pleads with Europe to unite on migration

Hungary’s prime minister has called for a “united European stance” on migration at the start of a week of intense diplomatic activity. Viktor Orban urged consensus, saying migrants were “breaking the doors” and “millions” could reach Europe. Foreign ministers from Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, who are strongly opposed to obligatory quotas, are meeting in Prague. Germany and ... Read More »

Saraki not arrested, to appear in court tomorrow

Contrary to expectations that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, would have been arrested by the police or security agencies, as directed by Justice Umar Danladi of the Code of Conduct Tribunal last Thursday, Newswatch Times can report that he was not placed under arrest, but is expected to be physically present at the tribunal tomorrow. Saraki’s Chief Press Secretary, ... Read More »