• Court orders Ogunlewe, FUNAAB VC remanded in prison

    Court orders Ogunlewe, FUNAAB VC remanded in prison

    An Ogun State High court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, the state capital, on Friday ordered that the former Works Minister and Pro – Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe and the institution’s Vice – Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole be reminded in prison custody pending the perfection of the bail conditions granted them.

    Lead Counsel for Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, Mr Wale Adesokan and that of Prof. Olusola Oyewole, Mr Benjamin Ogunmodede secured bail for the duo […]

  • Ebonyi State Governor Umahi orders EBSU VC and principal officers to vacate office immediately

    Ebonyi State Governor Umahi orders EBSU VC and principal officers to vacate office immediately

    Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has ordered the Vice Chancellor of the State University (EBSU), Abakaliki, Prof Francis Idike, and other Principal officers of the institution to immediately vacate office having exhausted their 8 years tenure as stipulated in the 2016 EBSU amendment law 005 of 2016 assented to by the State Governor on Friday.

    Umahi shortly after assenting to the law at the State Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Abakaliki, stated that with the new law in place, the Vice […]

  • Lagos House of Assembly orders safety commission boss to vacate office until given approval

    Lagos House of Assembly orders safety commission boss to vacate office until given approval

    According to reports, the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday ordered the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission Hakeem Dickson, to vacate office until given approval by the House.

    The order followed an observation by the Chairman, House Committee on Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Olusola Shokunle, that Dickson was occupying the position without the approval of the House.

    Shokunle told the House that Dickson had not been given approved at any time by the Assembly.

    The lawmaker added that such a development […]

  • President Buhari orders ban of unqualified and unregistered teachers from classrooms – TRCN

    President Buhari orders ban of unqualified and unregistered teachers from classrooms – TRCN

    President Muhammadu Buhari and Ministers of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and Prof. Anthony Anwukah, have agreed to ban unqualified and unregistered teachers from classrooms, Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Josiah Ajiboye has said.

    He also said the Federal Government would not employ teachers without registration certificates and licenses from the TRCN under the 500, 000 teachers’ scheme.

    Prof. Ajiboye said this during the 10th Education Conference in Abuja on Wednesday with the theme: “Improving Education Standards and Emulating the […]

  • Supreme Court orders Appeal court to proceed with PDP leadership appeals

    Supreme Court orders Appeal court to proceed with PDP leadership appeals

    It was gathered the Supreme Court on Tuesday gave order restoring jurisdiction to the Court of Appeal, Abuja, to determine all appeals arising from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), leadership dispute.

    Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, led three other justices of the court to arrive at the decision.

    The Appeal Court had on Oct. 18, suspended hearings into the various applications pending the decision of the apex court.

    The Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party had approached the […]

  • FG Orders Separate Cut-Off Marks For Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education

    FG Orders Separate Cut-Off Marks For Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education

    According to reports, the Federal Government has directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to consult with the relevant stakeholders so as to come up with new and separate cut-off marks for admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education from next year.

    A statement issued on Monday by the Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations), in the Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, said the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, gave the directive after a one-day meeting with […]

  • FG orders probe of alleged inmates’ killing in Ilorin prisons

    FG orders probe of alleged inmates’ killing in Ilorin prisons

    According to reports, the Federal Government has ordered an investigation into the alleged killing of six inmates of Oke Kura Prisons, Ilorin, Kwara State last Thursday.

    The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, directed an an Intra-Ministerial Committee to work closely with the Nigeria Prisons’ management team with a view to unraveling the remote circumstances surrounding the incident.

    This was to prevent a repeat of such in any of the nation’s penitentiary and to sanction any official found culpable, a statement on Monday […]

  • President Buhari orders NYSC to mobilise all prospective corps members

    President Buhari orders NYSC to mobilise all prospective corps members

    According to reports, the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Sulaiman Zakari Kazaure, has said that despite the inadequate budgetary allocation, which has stalled the agency’s operation in the past few months, President Muhammadu Buhari had given the marching order to the agency to mobilise all qualified prospective corps members for the 2016 Batch ‘’B’’ service year.

    In all, the NYSC boss said that over 170,000 corps members will be mobilised this month, while the remaining 86,000 members […]

  • Senate orders CBN to pay equity contribution to mortgage bank

    Senate orders CBN to pay equity contribution to mortgage bank

    According to reports, the Nigerian Senate has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria to immediately pay its equity contribution of 1.5 billion Naira to the management of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.

    The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Housing and Urban Development, Senator Barnabas Gemade, gave the order on Wednesday in Abuja during an oversight visit to the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.

    Senator Gemade said the equity fund would assist the bank in providing affordable housing to Nigerians.

    He also […]

  • Freeze illegal IMTOs’ accounts funding black market, CBN orders banks

    Freeze illegal IMTOs’ accounts funding black market, CBN orders banks

    According to reports, the Central Bank of Nigerian(CBN) has ordered all commercial banks to freeze accounts used by illegal International Money Transfer Operators(IMTOs) to siphon hard currencies to the black market just as it warns Nigerians abroad to stay away from such operators.

    According to the apex bank, the illegal IMTOs lure customers with ridiculous exchange rate and use Naira accounts opened in local banks to channel foreign currencies to fund the parallel market.

    In a statement by its acting Director, Corporate […]

  • Governor Dickson orders full payment of workers’ salaries

    Governor Dickson orders full payment of workers’ salaries

    Ahead of the Supreme Court judgment on Teusday, the Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has announced the commencement of the payment of full salaries, to all civil servants from the month of November.

    For several months, the state workforce had been receiving 50% of their salaries as a result of the lean resources to the state, especially from the Federation Account.

    This however, is about to change as the governor has now directed the State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Maxwell Ebibai, […]