• FRCS denies claim of carrying arms, says there is no immediate plan to do so

    FRCS denies claim of carrying arms, says there is no immediate plan to do so

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday urged the public to ignore reports going round that the corps had started distributing and mandating its personnel to carry arms.

    Mr Bisi Kazeem, FRSC Head of Media Relations and Strategy, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the rumour was being circulated by mischievous elements seeking to provoke disorder in the society

    Kazeem said that some “irresponsible” people took a recent statement by the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, out of context to […]

  • Governor Obaseki Fires Embattled SUBEB Boss Under EFCC Investigation with immediate effect

    Governor Obaseki Fires Embattled SUBEB Boss Under EFCC Investigation with immediate effect

    Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on Friday wielded his big stick with the suspension of the embattled Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Chief Steve Alao from office with immediate effect.

    In his replacement, Governor Obaseki has approved without delay the appointment of Mallam Ali Sulayman as the interim Board Chairman of the board and the appointment takes immediate effect.

    The suspension order and appointment of new board chairman was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Secretary […]

  • PDP suspends Kashamu, others with immediate effect

    PDP suspends Kashamu, others with immediate effect

    The Ogun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has announced the suspension of some top members.

    The chapter said the suspension is with immediate effect.

    This is contained in a statement jointly signed by Hon. Sikirulai Olawale Ogundele, State Chairman, and Hon. Olabode Bankole, State Secretary.

    It said the development follows the report of a Panel which was constituted in June, 2016 to investigate allegations of financial improprieties, anti-party activities and sundry reckless acts that are capable of bringing the party […]

  • Obaseki sacks permanent secretary with immediate effect

    Obaseki sacks permanent secretary with immediate effect

    Edo State Government Thursday announced the sack of Major Lawrence Loye (Rtd), from office as Permanent Secretary in the Public Service of the State with immediate effect.

    His sack was contained in a press statement in Benin issued to Major Lawrence Loye and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq.

    The statement reads in part: “I write to inform you that His Excellency, the Governor has approved your removal from office as Permanent Secretary in the Public Service […]

  • SERAP asks Obaseki to immediate withdraw N300m pension for Oshiomhole and deputy

    SERAP asks Obaseki to immediate withdraw N300m pension for Oshiomhole and deputy

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has called on newly installed Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, to immediately withdraw the bill of N300 million mansion retirement benefits for immediate past governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, and his former deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu.

    SERAP said Obaseki should rather use the funds to clear the backlog of pension arrears spanning between seven and 45 months.

    The call came at the hills of reports of amendment of Law for Pension Rights of the Governor […]

  • FG demands immediate release of detained Nigerian students in Turkey

    FG demands immediate release of detained Nigerian students in Turkey

    According to reports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said it was determined to ensure cases of Nigerian students experiencing different forms of maltreatment in Turkey and elsewhere are urgently addressed.

    The Ministry’s Spokesperson, Mr Clement Aduku, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.

    Aduku was reacting to a report that the Federal Government had not taken appropriate actions to protect the welfare of Nigerian students in Turkey caught up in its post-coup situation.

    He said that contrary […]

  • ECOWAS court orders immediate release of Dasuki, FG to pay N15m compensation

    ECOWAS court orders immediate release of Dasuki, FG to pay N15m compensation

    The Economic Community of West Africa States, ECOWAS, Court has ordered immediate release of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Muhammadu Sambo Dasuki (rtd) from detention, where he has been kept since December 2015.

    The regional court held that the detention of Dasuki violated both national and international laws on the right of persons and citizens to freedom of liberty.

    In a judgement by the court and delivered by Justice Friday Chijioike Nwoke, the ECOWAS court imposed a fine of N15,000,000 against Nigeria […]

  • Flood looms in Kogi communities, government orders immediate relocation

    Flood looms in Kogi communities, government orders immediate relocation

    Residents residing along the banks of Rivers Niger and Benue in Lokoja, Kogi State are now gripped with fear of possibility of flooding as the water level in both rivers rose to 9.2 centimetre.

    A statement issued on Monday in Lokoja by Kogi State Ministry of the Environment, confirmed that the water level in both rivers was close to the 9.9 centimetres, which led to the 2012 flooding.

    “With this development, flooding is very likely in some communities along rivers Niger and […]

  • PDP calls for Buhari’s immediate resignation

    PDP calls for Buhari’s immediate resignation

    The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday railed against President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing his administration of incompetence, and saying he should step down after the nation slipped into economic recession.

    “We join all well meaning Nigerians to call on Mr. Buhari to resign if he is unable to reverse the disastrous economic decline he has brought on Nigerians,” the party said hours after figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics confirmed that Nigeria had slipped into recession.

    The NBS said Nigeria’s Gross […]

  • CACOL calls for immediate investigation into IGP Idris’ claims Arase left with 24 police vehicles

    CACOL calls for immediate investigation into IGP Idris’ claims Arase left with 24 police vehicles

    The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, through its Executive Chairman Mr. Debo Adeniran has called for the immediate investigations into the claims of the new Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris that his predecessor, Mr. Solomon Arase carted away over 24 vehicles belonging to the Police when he exited office.

    Mr. Adeniran expressed shock over the reports in the media that DIGs, ‎who were also retired at the same time made away with between seven and eight cars each.

    He said, […]

  • Ban on post-UTME is with immediate effect, says Minister

    Ban on post-UTME is with immediate effect, says Minister

    The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has reiterated the ban on the Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, otherwise known as Post-UTME, saying that the ban is with immediate effect.

    He explained that although he had made this known earlier, the emphasis has become necessary in order to ensure that no stakeholder is left in doubt as to government’s position on the matter.

    These were contained in a press statement made available to LEADERSHIP on Monday in Abuja by the deputy director, […]