President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated the new Board of Management of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, with a charge that members of the board should collectively change the narative of the situation in the Niger/Delta region through probility, accountability, justice and commitment to service delivery.
The President, who urged the new board members to exercise patience and tolerance in the discharge of their duties, however, said he had no doubt that members of the new board would meet the yearnings […]
Angered by the N250,000 per sitting allowance of board members of Sovereign Wealth Authority, SWA, the House of Representatives Public Account Committee, PAC, has ordered that it should be furnished with all relevant vouchers concerning such payments within eight days.
The lawmakers, while vetting the accounts of the authority during an investigative hearing last Friday, discovered that there were multiple entries of four sittings in just one day.
This development did not go down well with the lawmakers who discovered that in […]
Kano State Governor, Addullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the appointment of Muhammad Babangida as new Chairman for Kano Pillars.
A statement by Director General, Media and Communications to the Governor, Salihu Yakasai, said other members of the board are: Musa Yakasai, Faruk Haladu, Tijjani Minjibir, Sani Lawan, Murtala Zainawa and Yahaya Idris.
Ganduje appealed to the new management team to ensure that the objective of the administration of restoring the glory of the club was achieved.
He also directed former members […]
One of the arrowheads for the campaign that the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria be scrapped, Alhaji Aliyu Saidu Abubakar, on Wednesday, insisted that Nigeria does not deserve a bicameral legislature.
Aliyu, who is a nominee representing the North East in the proposed Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) stated that the upper legislative chamber was a waste of fund and government resources.
The nominee had appeared before the Senator Gilbert Nnaji-led committee on Communications for the ongoing […]
German airline, Air Berlin, on Monday, said that the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is prohibited on all flights of Air Berlin group.
A spokesperson of Air Berlin said that the Note 7 mobile phones are not allowed to be brought on board immediately since Saturday.
He said: “Safety is always our highest priority in Air Berlin.”
He said this was not the first time, as the airline had already prohibited the use of the device on its flights before.
Meanwhile, another German […]
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Sunday suspended Alhaji Sadiq Rabiu, the Chairman of the state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, over an allegation of fraud during the just concluded Hajj exercise.
The Director-General, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, who disclosed this in a statement in Lokoja, said Rabiu had been handed over to the Department of State Services (DSS) for investigation and possible prosecution.
Fanwo, in a statement he signed, said that the governor was also not happy […]
The Executive Secretary, Delta State Scholarship and Bursary Board, Comrade Elijah Eloge, has disclosed how his team on assumption of office uncovered N400 million bursary illegally paid to students from other states who entered the list of authentic and qualified Deltans, through fictitious documents.
Eloge disclosed this when he received members of Indigenous Newspapers and Magazines Channel (INMC), Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, who were led on a courtesy visit by Comrade Spence Friday Idighri.
“On assumption of office […]
Barcelona board spokesman Josep Vives said he has no evidence that Lionel Messi is interested in leaving the club.
He reiterated his plea for fan support after the Argentine player appealed against a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud imposed by a Catalan court.
Barcelona over the weekend launched a campaign urging fans to “express their sympathy” after Messi and his father, Jorge, were found guilty by a Barcelona court of three counts of defrauding the tax department.
Messi’s management company said the […]
As members of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) await the release of the board and Chief Executive Officers appointments, a source at the presidency has revealed that the appointments were delayed because of the restructuring of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated that until the presidency concludes the restructuring, the board and Chief Executive Officers’ appointments might not be released.
For one year, the APC chieftains have been waiting for […]
Hundreds of youths from tertiary institutions in Ekiti State, yesterday, protested against what they described as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s selective anti-graft war.
They stated that President Muhammadu Buhari must ensure that his anti-corruption war cut across the board if indeed he desired to convince Nigerians that his administration stood for true change.
The students, who represented several tertiary institutions, such as Ekiti State University (EKSU), Federal Polythenic, (POLYADO), Ikere College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti and College of Health and Technology, […]