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Governor Amosun Reshuffles Cabinet

Femi Kehinde, Lagos Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has announced a minor reshuffle in membership of its Executive Council. The  Changes involve four Commissioners and four Special Advisers to the Governor. In a release signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr.Taiwo Adeoluwa, those affected include Dr. Lanre Tejuoso, former commissioner of Environment who […]

Jonathan Takes Over Negotiations With ASUU

By Femi Kehinde, Lagos President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday took over the Federal Government’s negotiations with Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) with the sole aim of ending the four month-old strike. The meeting with the ASUU representative took place at the First Lady Conference Room in the Presidential Villa. Other members of the Federal […]

Breaking News: Great Nigeria House, Lagos on Fire

By Femi Kehinde, Lagos The Great Nigeria House, a 25-storey building along Martins Street, off Balogun, on the Marina, Lagos Island is on fire. It housed banks and other businesses. As at the time of at the time of filing this report, properties worth millions of Naira have been destroyed. The Federal and State Fire Services […]

Breaking News: Taraba State Speaker is Dead

Femi Kehinde The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Haruna Tsokwa, is dead.  He took ill last Thursday and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, Assembly Spokesman, Tanko Kaura confirmed the death of the Speaker. Kefas Sule, special assistant media to the Acting Governor, Garba Umar also confirmed that,  “He […]

President Jonathan To Present 2014 Budget To NASS Nov 12

Femi Kehinde President Goodluck Jonathan has notified the leadership of National Assembly of his intention to address and present the 2014 budget estimates to a joint session of the two houses on November 12, 2013. Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan In a letter conveyed to the two houses and dated October 23, 2013, was delivered to […]

Vice President Sambo Heads PDP Governorship Campaign in Anambra

Femi Kehinde, Lagos Vice President, Namadi Sambo has been appointed to lead the governorship election campaign in Anambra for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Tony Nwoye in November 16 election. Other members of the campaign committee include: the party’s national chairman, Bamanga Tukur, its Board of Trustees chairman, Tony Anenih, Senate President David Mark, Speaker […]

Arik aborts Lagos bound flight as plane develops ‘Technical Issue’

Femi Kehinde, Lagos A Lagos bound Arik Air flight was aborted on Wednesday night in Abuja when the aircraft allegedly developed technical issues. The flight, which was to take off from the local wing of the Abuja airport to the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, was scheduled for 7pm but was […]

N225m Armored Car: Police Arrest Dino Melaye over Oduah-Must-Go Protest

By Femi Kehinde, Lagos The Executive Director, Anti-Corruption Network and former member of the House of Representatives Hon. Dino Melaye, was arrested this afternoon by police in Abuja and whisked away in a Toyota Hilux van, marked NPS 21280 at about 1pm over a protest calling for the removal of the Minister of Aviation, Ms. […]

True Federalism Best Option For Nigeria, Says IBB

Femi Kehinde, Lagos Former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, has canvassed for true federalism as the best option for Nigeria. Babangida stated this when the Chairman of Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Chief Elias Mbam, paid him a visit at his residence in Minna on Monday. He said that the devolution of powers between […]

In 2015 No Candidate Will Contest Against Jonathan From South-South –Uduaghan

By Femi Kehinde Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has warned that that no opposition should come from the South-South against President Jonathan in 2015 if the President decides to contest. He stated this in a Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS), phone-in programme in Asaba. According to him, “President Jonathan has every right to run for […]

Breaking News: Comrade Baba Omojola is dead

By Femi Kehinde, Lagos Renowned economist, Comrade Baba Omojola is dead. He died at the age of 75. Omojola was a hero of democracy in Nigeria. Omojola is rated among the 99 best economists in the world,  He has worked as Consultant for the UN on several research programmes on economic development in Africa. Details of […]

Patience Jonathan’s Mum for Burial November 1

Femi Kehinde, The remains of  late Madam Charity Oba, the mother of the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, will be committed to mother earth on November 1. A statement by the Director of Information in the Presidency, Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba, in Abuja on Friday said the final burial ceremonies will commence on October 31 “On […]

Kidnappers of Oronto Douglas’ Sister Demand N500m Ransom

By Femi Kehinde Abductors of Oronto Douglas’ sister have contacted the husband of their victim and demanded N500 million ransoms to free the 48-year old woman. Auguster Douglas-Ayam, the sister to the Presidential Adviser on Research, Documentation and Strategy, was seized and whisked away to an unknown area in the creeks by nine gunmen who […]

Breaking News: Controversial NPC Chairman Festus Odimegwu Resigns

By Femi Kehinde, Lagos The Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Festus Odimegwu has resigned his appointment from the Commission. A statement issued on Thursday by the Special Assistant (media) to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sam Nwaobasi, confirm that President Goodluck Jonathan has already accepted the resignation. The statement reads: […]

Kano Cancels Annual Dubar Over Emir Bayero’s Health

Femi Kehinde The annual traditional Durbar to commemorate the Eid-el-Kabir celebration was cancelled in Kano due to the health condition of Alhaji Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano. The District Head of Dala, Alhaji Aminu Bayero of Kano Emirate Council, while briefing journalists announced the cancellation of all traditional activities planned for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration […]

Security Agents Are After Us, Says ASUU Leader

Femi Kehinde The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is alleging use of security agents to threaten the lives of their leaders’ by the Federal Government.  In a statement by ASUU and signed by Dr Olusegun Ajiboye of University of Ibadan chapter, titled: “ASUU strike: Union leaders go underground”, the ASUU leader alleged that he […]

EFCC Arrests Fake Assistant Commissioner of Police

By Femi Kehinde The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested, one  Kunle Adeshola a self-acclaimed Assistant Commissioner of Police who has been parading himself as an operative of the Commission and defrauding officials of government agencies under the guise of conducting phantom investigations. In a statement by Wilson Uwujaren, acting Head, Media & […]

Enugu Govt Demolishes Multi-million Naira Mountain of Fire Regional Headquarters

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu At last, Enugu state government has demolished the controversial magnificent multi-million naira regional headquarters of the Mountain of Fire and Miracle ministry church, Enugu, after a prolonged legal battle. Officials of Enugu capital Territory Development Authority ministry, who carried out the exercise arrived the church premises at about 9am on Tuesday The […]

Corps Member Rape: Court Acquits Osun Monarch

…Says they had consensual sex The Alowa of Ilowa-Ijesa, Oba Adebukola Alli, the traditional ruler who was alleged of raping a Youth Corps member, Miss Helen Okpara has been discharged and acquitted by an Osun State High Court. Justice Oyejide Falola of an Osun State High Court, Osogbo ruled that Helen failed to tender enough […]

Nigerian Online Publishers Form Association, Promise to Sanitise Industry

By Femi Kehinde Online publishers in Nigeria have come under an association in a bid to sanitise the industry. The Nigerian Online Publishers Association (NOPA), already registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), held its inaugural meeting on Tuesday in Lagos. The meeting was attended by online publishers from various parts of the country. They […]

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