According to reports, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enalamah, yesterday, said the results of the efforts by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will surprise Nigerians in 2017.
The minister, who was in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital spoke with newsmen at the 8th Session of the National Council on Industry, Trade and Investment.
Enalamah said the Federal government is strifing to end the current economic recession. He said:”You will start seeing result at the end of this year and […]
According to reports, the Federal High Court in Lagos Wednesday heard that a former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Director-General Dr Patrick Akpobolokemi allegedly rented his Banana Island home for two years with N40million.
An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Orji Chukwuma, while testifying in Akpobolokemi’s trial, alleged that the money formed part of proceeds of crime.
Chukwuma, who the prosecution’s 11th witness, said Akpobolokemi allegedly lived far above his means.
He said the defendant, a former lecturer at Niger-Delta […]
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed December 7 to hear a suit by ex-First Lady, Patience Jonathan, against the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, seeking to unfreeze her account.
Apart from the EFCC, other respondents are Skye Bank and a former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripama-Owei Dudafa.
Also joined in the suit are Pluto Property and Investment Company Ltd, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Ltd, Transocean Property and Investment Company Ltd and Globus Integrated Service […]
It was gathered that the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) say it would impose an industrial strike if the federal government fails to sort out ongoing mass sack in the oil industry in the next 21 days.
This was contained in a communiqué presented to journalists by the National President of NUPENG, Comrade Igwe Achese, after a meeting of the union’s Central Working Committee (CWC), held in Warri, Delta state.
The communique, which revealed that more than 3000 oil […]
Immediate past governor of Kaduna State, Alh. Muhktar Ramalan Yero, on Wednesday denied spending N2.1 billion on sweet and juice in 2014.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mohammad Abdullahi, on Saturday, alleged that the previous administration led by Yero in the state spent N2.1 billion on sweets, juice and food, annually.
Yero’s Commissioner of economic planning, Mr. Madami Garba Madami, described the assertion as “unprofessional and mischievous comment”.
The former commissioner, in a statement in Kaduna said “our initial intention […]
According to reports, the Senate on Wednesday said it has suspended the amendment of the Act establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in order to allow for adequate consultation with stakeholders.
The red chamber had approved the extension of the validity of the results of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) being conducted by JAMB to three years.
The decision, the senate had said, was granted to reduce the financial burden of the examination on parents, students and JAMB.
Chairman, Senate […]
According to reports, the Chairman, House Committee on Women Affairs, Bauchi House of Assembly, Mrs. Maryam Begel, on Wednesday said that female students in some schools in the state were being withdrawn to engage in menial jobs to generate capital for their marriage.
She said that an interactive session she had with 60 girls of a particular secondary school in the state revealed such practice.
She said, “I had an interactive session with 60 girls of a particular tertiary school in Bauchi […]
Trade Union Congress (TUC) has said former President Goodluck Jonathan could be invited to explain how the controversial $2.1 billion arms money was spent.
The position of the Congress is hinged on the recent statement credited to the ex-president that former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki could not have misappropriated the money.
Jonathan expressed his position when he responded to questions after his lecture on Youth Entrepreneurship at the famous Oxford Union in the United Kingdom.
He said: “They said the National […]
It was gathered that the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has declared that there should be no cover up in the war ongoing war against corruption in Nigeria, saying any political office holder involved in the act of corruption should be made to face the wrath of the law.
Specifically, the group said the minsters currently serving in the cabinet of President Muhamadu Buhari who had been mentioned recently for allegedly attempting to pervert justice should resign and face prosecution .
This was […]
It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC has dismissed the alleged ill health of the former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, calling it a publicity stunt aimed at preventing his arraignment.
The former minister who will be arraigned on November 10, is reported to have slumped in the custody of the EFCC.
He is presently said to be mentally and physically stable.
A source also revealed that a former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, and former FCT Minister, Bala […]
According to reports, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders has said the comments of former President Jonathan about the allegations against his former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), was a way of preparing for his own defence when he was eventually called to question.
Jonathan had expressed disbelief against the allegation against Dasuki while giving a lecture at the Oxford Union in the United Kingdom.
He said, “They said the National Security Adviser (Sambo Dasuki) stole $2.2bn. I don’t believe somebody […]