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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Court remands 3 INEC officials for money laundering

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ordered the remanding of three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Ikoyi Prison. The INEC officials were identified as Yemi Akinwonmi, Dickson Atiba and Ogunmodede Oladayo. The remand order was issued by Justice Muslim Hassan shortly after the three officials, attached to Ogun State, were arraigned for allegedly ... Read More »

Ogun former deputy gov, Adegbenga Kaka, joins governorship race

A former deputy governor in Ogun State, Senator Adegbenga Kaka, has declared his intention to join the governorship race in the state. He made the declaration on Monday at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State council secretariat at Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta. Kaka was the deputy to the former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba, and a former senator ... Read More »

GNI explains reasons for voluntary delisting from NSE

Great Nigeria Insurance Plc, GNI, has voluntarily delisted from the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, following the unanimous decision of its shareholders at the company’s Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) in Lagos last week. According to the company, the reasons for delisting from the NSE are that over the past five years, there is little or no trading activity on the shares ... Read More »

Zimbabwe election: Voters set for first ballot without Mugabe

Voters in Zimbabwe are going to the polls in the country’s first election without long-time leader Robert Mugabe’s name on the ballot. The country’s founding president, Mr. Mugabe, was ousted in a coup last year after almost four decades in power. The main contenders in the presidential vote are incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling Zanu-PF party, and opposition leader ... Read More »

Google launches free Wi-Fi hotspot network in Nigeria

Google launched a network of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria on Thursday, part of its effort to increase its presence in Africa’s most populous nation.   The U.S. technology firm, owned by Alphabet Inc, has partnered with Nigerian fiber cable network provider 21st Century to provide its public Wi-Fi service, Google Station, in six places in the commercial capital Lagos, ... Read More »

2019: Why I’m not bothered by defections in APC –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday night that he was not bothered about the defections in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The President, who was responding to a question during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Togo at the Nigerian Embassy, Lome, said most Nigerians appreciated the performance of his administration. According to him, “I am not ... Read More »

We’ve started impeachment moves against Ortom – Hon. Ikyange

The impeached speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Terkimbir Ikyange said on Monday that the assembly has initiated impeachment moves against Governor Samuel Ortom. This is coming at a time when another faction of the lawmakers under the new speaker Hon. Titus Uba said they have suspended the entire Ikyange led members for six (6) months. Speaking to ... Read More »

Kano lawmakers impeach speaker

Members of Kano state House of Assembly on Monday impeached Alhaji Abdullahi Yusif Attah Fagge and replaced him with the former speaker Alhaji Kabiru Al hassan Rurum. The move followed a motion filed in by member representing Warawa constituency Alhaji Labaran Abdul Madari, which was seconded by a member representing Tudun Wada constituency Abdullahi Yaryasa, accusing Abdullahi Atah Fagge of ... Read More »

Nigerians paid less for petrol, diesel, kerosene in June – NBS

Nigerians paid less for petrol, diesel and kerosene as the average prices decreased in June compared to the previous month as well as June 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. The NBS disclosed this in three reports published on its website on Tuesday. For petrol, the average price paid by consumers reduced by 1.4 per cent to ... Read More »