• Lagos State to honour former Minister Rasheed Gbadamosi with art exhibition

    Lagos State to honour former Minister Rasheed Gbadamosi with art exhibition

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said the state would in January 2017 host an art exhibition in honour of a former Minister of National Planning, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi, who died on November 16 at the age of 72.

    Ambode disclosed this on Thursday at a reception hosted by the Lagos State Government in honour of the late Gbadamosi, who was, among other things, an industrialist and an art enthusiast.

    The state reception in Gbadamosi’s honour […]

  • Former minister supports Judges’ arrest by DSS, slams NBA, PDP

    Former minister supports Judges’ arrest by DSS, slams NBA, PDP

    Former minister of state for Education and lawyer, Olorogun Keneth Gbagi, yesterday backed last Saturday’s raid and arrest of some senior judges by the Department of State Services (DSS), arguing that the security agency didn’t act foul of any law.

    He added that the laws of Nigeria gave the DSS the legitimacy to raid the judges’ house and arrest them even without a court warrant.

    Gbagi, who is a trained criminologist, also took a swipe at the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and […]

  • Police confirm release of former Minister and husband

    Police confirm release of former Minister and husband

    According to reports, the Police Command in Kaduna State on Wednesday confirmed the release of the immediate past Minister of Environment, Mrs Laurentia Malam, and her husband, Pius.

    They were abducted along Bwari/Jere axis on Kaduna-Abuja highway on Monday evening.

    The Command’s spokesman, ASP Aliyu Usman, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna that the two regained their freedom on Wednesday evening.

    “They were rescued at Jare through the effort of the security operatives,’’ he said.

    Usman said no one had been arrested […]

  • Cute family photo of former minister Femi Fani-Kayode, his wife Precious & son

    Cute family photo of former minister Femi Fani-Kayode, his wife Precious & son

    Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode pictured in a selfie with his wife, Precious and their cute son, Aragorn. Precious’ grand parents also came to visit her and their great grand-child.

    Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode pictured in a selfie with his wife, Precious and their cute son, Aragorn. Precious’ grand parents also came to visit her and their great

  • Malabu oil deal: EFCC to grill former minister and others over $1.092bn cash

    Malabu oil deal: EFCC to grill former minister and others over $1.092bn cash

    Former Petroleum Resources Minister Dan Etete is set to visit the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to answer questions on the controversial Malabu Oil Block (OPL 245).

    The EFCC is searching for $1,092,040 billion paid by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Nigeria Limited (SNEPCO) and Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited (NAE) into an escrow account.

    The anti-graft agency has raised a team to grill the ex-minister and all those implicated in the deal.

    Those implicated are six former ministers in the administration […]

  • Former Minister Ojo Maduekwe laid to rest in Ohafia

    Former Minister Ojo Maduekwe laid to rest in Ohafia

    The body of a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, was buried at his hometown, Asaga in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia on Saturday.

    Maduekwe, who was also Minister of Culture and Tourism as well as Transport, who died at the age of 71, was buried after a service by the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria.

    Some of his friends and associates described him as a man of ideas and one who was greatly interested in nation building.

    Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu […]

  • Ex-Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, pays condolence visit to the widow of former Minister, Ojo Maduekwe (Photos)

    Ex-Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, pays condolence visit to the widow of former Minister, Ojo Maduekwe (Photos)

    Former Governor of Abia state, Ojo Maduekwe, today paid a condolence visit to the widow of the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ojo Maduekwe who died in Abuja yesterday June 29th.

    Former Governor of Abia state, Ojo Maduekwe, today paid a condolence visit to the widow of the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ojo Maduekwe who died in Abuja yesterday June

  • How and Why Abacha blocked privatization of NNPC in 1993 – Ex-Minister reveals

    How and Why Abacha blocked privatization of NNPC in 1993 – Ex-Minister reveals

    Former Minister of Finance, Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, has said the current challenges plaguing the nation’s petroleum sector would have been a thing of the past had late Gen. Sani Abacha not halted the privatization of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, after taking over power in 1993.

    Shamsudeen who spoke in Abuja, yesterday, at the inauguration of a study group on giving voice and voting power to retail shareholders in the country, said, “The biggest problem of this country is lack […]

  • Former Minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro pictured with his wife and sons at his graduation from US University

    Former Minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro pictured with his wife and sons at his graduation from US University

    Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, United States of America. He graduated May 13th. Obanikoro bagged a Post Graduate qualification in History.

    Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, United States of America. He graduated May 13th. Obanikoro bagged a Post Graduate qualification in

  • Photo after rescue, former minister Iyabo Anisulowo pictured with Ogun Governor, Amosun … see photo

    Photo after rescue, former minister Iyabo Anisulowo pictured with Ogun Governor, Amosun … see photo

    The former Minister of State for Education who was kidnapped last week Wednesday, was rescued by the Lagos state police command yesterday May 3rd.

    Anisulowo said she lived on only water all through her stay with her abductors. She described the experience as terrible and dehumanising. She’s pictured with Ogun State governor Ibikunle Amosun and Ogun state Commissioner of

  • Abducted former Minister, Sen. Anisulowo rescued, two suspected kidnappers arrested

    Abducted former Minister, Sen. Anisulowo rescued, two suspected kidnappers arrested

    Six days after her abduction, a former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, was Tuesday rescued from suspected kidnappers.

    Two suspects were also arrested by the police in connection‎ with the abduction of the former minister. Anisulowo, 65, was kidnapped last Wednesday ‎while returning from her farm in Sawonjo, Yewa North Local Government Area of the state.

    Her Toyota Sport Utility Vehicle with registration number LSD 115 AM was recovered by the police shortly after the incident. Though details of her rescue […]