Monday, 24 April 2017

Army Generals Escape Buried Explosives Along Pulka-Banki Junction in Borno State

Two senior army officers escaped harm as their convoy encountered and cleared four Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried by suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists along their way from Bama to Gwoza on Saturday.

Brig.- Gen. Sani Usman, the Director Army Public Relations stated this in a statement in Maiduguri.

Saraki Mourns Senator Adeleke

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the death of two-term serving Senator, Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, a development he described as a sad personal loss.

Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described Adeleke — the first elected Governor of Osun State — as an important figure in the Eighth Senate.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Senator Isiaka Adeleke Is Dead

A member of the Nigerian Senate, Isiaka Adeleke has died. The three-term Senator currently representing Osun West Senatorial district having won the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in 2015. Reports on Sahara Reporters said Mr. Adeleke died today at Bikets Hospital in Oshogbo the Osun state capital after suffering a heart attack according to family sources.
He was 62 years.

Osinbajo’s Committee To Investigate Lawal, Oke in Camera

The Presidential committee to investigate corruption allegations against the two suspended officials of the Buhari administration says it will conduct its work in camera.
A statement by the Vice President’s Spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, on Saturday in Abuja said that the camera sitting of the committee would enable all parties in the matter to make full disclosures.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Suspended NIA DG, Oke, Admits Jonathan Ordered Release Of $289m

The suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayodele Oke, has met with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, where he admitted that his agency received the sum of $289,202,382 on the orders of former President Goodluck Jonathan in February 2015.

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, ordered the suspension of Oke over the role of the NIA in the ownership of $43m (about N13bn) and other currencies uncovered in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Former England Defender Ugo Ehiogu Dies At 44

Former England defender of Nigerian descent Ugo Ehiogu is dead. 

The death of the 44-year-old ex-Aston Villa centre-back was announced by Tottenham Hotspur on their official website on Friday, a day after he collapsed and was taken to hospital. 

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Abuja Airport: Stakeholders Urge FG On Immediate Construction Of Second Runway

To avert the inconveniences experienced during the reconstruction of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (Abuja) runway,  Aviation experts and other stakeholders in the sector  have called on the contractors, Julius Berger Nigeria not to move its equipment from the site and to ensure that it commences work on the second runway immediately.

Saraki Mourns Chanchangi

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed grief over the demise of the Chairman of Chanchangi Airlines and foremost businessman, Alhaji Ahmadu Chanchangi, who he described as an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the late Chanchangi would be missed for his philanthropy, diligence, management finesse and humble lifestyle. 

Naira Appreciates Further Against The Dollar

The naira has appreciated by N12 against the US dollar in the parallel market.
This is coming due to $62 million dollar supply to Bureaux de Change segment by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

The CBN yesterday sold $20,000 to 3,170 BDCs, amounting to $62 million supply into the segment.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

President Buhari Suspends SGF, DG NIA

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. David Lawal; and the Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke.

Their suspension orders were contained in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

The Cover-up Inside Buhari’s Presidency By O'Femi Kolawole

Why the cover-up? What is Aso Rock hiding from Nigerians? Who is the Buhari administration seeking to protect? And why is this Presidency exhibiting the traits of a confused administration that has a scandal on its hands but is looking for a way to cover up its shame and embarrassment? I’m talking about the $43m, £27,000 and N23 million discovered and recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the luxurious 16 Osborne Road, Ikoyi building on April 12 and the very disappointing manner the federal government has handled the matter so far.

NCPC Opens Bid For Air Carriers And Ground Handling For 2017 Christian Pilgrimage

The Nigerian Christian pilgrim Commission (NCPC) has commenced its 2017 bid opening for Air Carriers and Ground Handlers for the 2017 pilgrimage exercise to Israel, Rome and Greece. The event which took place at the Commission’s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja attracted prospective Air Carriers, Ground Handlers and observers.

Zimbabwe Schools Accept Goats For Tuition Fees

Parents in Zimbabwe who cannot afford school fees can offer livestock such as goats or sheep as payment, a government minister has said.
The country's education minister Lazarus Dokora told the pro-government Sunday Mail newspaper that schools will have to show flexibility when it comes to demanding tuition fees from parents, and that they should accept not only livestock, but also services and skills. "If there is a builder in the community, he/she must be given that opportunity to work as a form of payment of tuition fees," the paper quoted him as saying.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Abuja Airport Reopens After Six Weeks

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport scheduled to be reopened tomorrow 19th April has officially reopened by the Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirka on Tuesday for operation. Reports say an Ethiopan Airline landed in Abuja as the airport reopens. 

Whistleblower Narrates What Transpired In The Lagos Apartment Where EFCC Seized $50m

While Ayodele Oke, the Director-General of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA) has claimed that the $43 million, N23.2 million and £27,800 (N13billion)  cash found in an apartment in Lagos last week belongs to his agency, online newspaper, SaharaReporters is reporting that the woman seen hauling the money into the apartment in Ghana-Must-Go bags may have been Folashade Oke, his wife.