Atiku Campaign Organisation disowns online grant scheme

Atiku Campaign Organisation disowns online grant scheme By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO) has disowned a purported pan to disburse grants to unsuspecting Nigerians. The organisation, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said that its attention had been drawn to an on-going scheme that it purported to disburse grants to […]

Tambuwal appoints 25 commissioners

Tambuwal sends list of 25 commissioners to Sokoto State Assembly By Muhammad Nasir Bello Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, on Thursday forwarded 25 names to the state Assembly for confirmation as commissioners. Tambuwal in a letter dated Oct. 18, read at plenary said, “I am pleased to forward to the House nomination for appointment […]

2019: Atiku will return PDP to power – Babatope

Chief Ebenezer Babatope say Atiku will return PDP to Power A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, on Thursday said the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar would win the 2019 election. Babatope, a former Minister of Transport, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that he was confident that […]

China launches world’s largest drone

Drone The world’s largest unmanned transport drone has been successfully launched by China. The drone which can carry a payload of 1.5 tonnes was tested at Baotou test site in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The large commercial drone Feihong-98 (FH-98) was developed and modified by the China Academy of Aerospace Electronics Technology. It […]

Severance benefit: Nigerian govt involves EFFC, ICPC on verification of ex-Airways workers

Pensioners in Nigeria Federal Government has enlisted operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, in the ongoing biometric data capture verification of ex-workers and pensioners of the rested Nigeria Airways Limited. Besides, the EFCC and ICPC, other security agencies were also enlisted for […]

Senate stands down Electoral Bill consideration

The Senate on Thursday stood down consideration of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for third reading and passage, until Tuesday. The bill, which was captured on the Order Paper, was stood down at plenary for more legislative work. Announcing the development, Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said “in view of the sensitive nature […]

Buhari in crucial meeting with security chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with members of the National Security Council at the State House Villa, Abuja, Daily Trust reports. The meeting, our correspondent reports started immediately after the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided over by the Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo. ADVERTISEMENT The meeting is holding days after the Boko Haram sect […]

Kaduna Assembly to pass whistle-blower, anticorruption bills — Speaker

The Kaduna State House of Assembly says it will pass the Whistleblower Protection Bill and the Anti-corruption Bill by next week, as part of commitment to open governance in the state. The Speaker of the House, Aminu Shagali, made the disclosure at the opening of a meeting with relevant stakeholders on “Open Government Partnership (OPG)” […]

Shekarau returns to court over N900m fraud charges

Ibrahim Shekarau The Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Thursday adjourned the case of alleged money laundering against the former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau. Mr Shekarau was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission alongside former external affairs minister, Aminu Wali and one Mansur Ahmad on six counts bordering on conspiracy and […]

2019: Ondo youths solicit support for Atiku

Atiku Abubakar Some youths in Ondo State have pledged to mobilise support for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for his election in 2019. The youths, under the aegis of Council of Concerned Youths of Nigeria (COCYON), made the pledge on Thursday in Okitipupa in a statement signed by its President, Olumide […]