Posted on Sat 25 Nov 2017, 09:29 AM

Oba Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos has said that the current situation in Kaduna educationministry calls for retraining and not sack as reports have suggested.

In a remark during a courtesy visit to the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, Oba Akiolu said “...this issue of teachers failing examinations in Kaduna, for me, there should be training and retraining of teachers.

“This will make us get the best of them that can compete anywhere with their counterparts,”

Posted on Sat 25 Nov 2017, 12:03 AM

A 28 year-old woman was arrested by the Katsina Police Command for allegedly killing her 40-day old stepson whom she claimed to have only given water to drink.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bensen Gwana who paraded the suspect before newsmen yesterday stated that the suspect allegedly poisoned the baby while giving him water to drink.

According to Gwana “The mother of the baby suspected foul-play and took the baby to the Mai’adua Hospital and later Daura General Hospital where it was confirmed that the boy was poisoned.

Posted on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 11:38 PM

Sequel to reports that former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with a chunk of the Dasuki fund had been released, the SGF in a statement by his attorney has denied the reports.

Anyim Pius Anyim was arrested in connection with a sum of N520m he was said to have collected from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki during the build-up to the 2015 general election.

Posted on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 05:40 PM

Following the surprise exit of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar from the All Progressives Congress, Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has described the exit as a good one for the APC

Speaking with State Gouse Correspondents after observing Jumaat with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, El-Rufai stressed that although they already knew Atiku would leave in December, his decision to leave earlier is a welcome development.

Posted on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 10:18 AM

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has resigned  his membership of the APC. This is the 4th time, the former VP will be leaving his party. The first was leading to the 2007 elections when he joined the Action Congress from the PDP.


Atiku's resignation is hinged on 5 cardinal points


• Arbitrariness and unconstitutionality

• Draconian clampdown on all forms of democracy within the party and in government

• Failure to manage the expectations of the populace and failure to Deliver even mundane matters of Governance

Posted on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 07:13 AM

The 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, in Port Harcourt, have recovered more corpses and skulls from the den of a former militant leader, General Don Wanni, in Aligwu community, Omoku, in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The decomposed bodies and skulls were recovered, in the early hours of Wednesday, after the GOC, Major-General Enobong Udoh, led men of the Division to comb the forest where the notorious kidnap kingpin used as shrine and graveyard.

Posted on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 06:52 AM

The Cable reports that Maryam Sanda, the lady accused of killing her husband is the daughter of Maimuna Aliyu, the woman whose nomination into the board of the ICPC.

Aliyu's nomination into the board of ICPC was dropped over an allegation that she abused her office as executive director of Aso Savings and Loans Limited.

She was charged to court on a three-count charge of abuse of office, misappropriation of public funds and criminal breach of trust.

Posted on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 06:14 AM

38 points have been identified for the first phase of toll gates of federal highway across the country and the federal government has concluded plans to bring back tolling on highways soon.

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola  disclosed this to the Senate Commitee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency on Thursday.

The minister said that tolling will take effect after the roads have been made motorable.  He added that the gates will be located at the spot of the old ones

Posted on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 05:53 AM

The National Economic Council has been informed of the list of 500 tax dodgers made up of some prominent citizens with investments abroad.

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, explained that such Nigerians can take advantage of the Voluntary Assets & Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) to settle past taxation defaults.

“Letters would soon be going out to these Nigerians, including a number of prominent ones, asking them to take advantage of the tax amnesty in order to avoid prosecution and fines by simply paying up their tax defaults,” she said.

Posted on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 05:41 AM

Another top member of the PDP has left the party for the APC. This time, it is wife of a former National Chairman of the party, Dr. Maryam Ali.

Mrs. Ali renounced her membership of the PDP to declare for the APC at an event held at the APC national secretariat, in Abuja on Thursday.

Wife of Ahmadu Ali who chaired the PDP, as the largest party in the country, is for the purpose of continued service to her people.


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