• APC to sanction Tinubu over divisive role in Ondo elections

    APC to sanction Tinubu over divisive role in Ondo elections

    Indications have emerged that some members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are calling for the suspension of a National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, over his role against the emergence of the Ondo State Governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu.

    Tinubu had faulted the primary election that produced Akeredolu as the party’s flag bearer in the November 26 governorship election.

    Tinubu who frowned at the election, had demanded the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, John Oyegun for insisting that Akeredolu was the party’s […]

  • NCC to sanction 13 operators over unsolicited telemarketing

    NCC to sanction 13 operators over unsolicited telemarketing

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Monday said it would sanction 13 telecommunications operators for failing to comply with the ‘2442 Do Not Disturb (DND)’ directive on unsolicited telemarketing.

    According to a statement signed by the NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr Tony Ojobo, the directive was issued on April 20, 2016.

    Ojobo said that the 13 operators included: Airtel Network Ltd., MTN Nigeria, Globacom Nigeria, Smile Communication, Visafone Communications, Ntel, Etisalat, Multi-Links, Starcomms, Danjay Telecoms, Gamjitel Ltd., […]

  • N700bn Bail-out Fund, Reps Threaten Sanction Against CBN Governor Finance Minister

    N700bn Bail-out Fund, Reps Threaten Sanction Against CBN Governor Finance Minister

    According to reports, the House of Representatives yesterday threatened to invoke it’s constitutional powers against the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele and the Director General of the Debt Management Office (DMO), Dr. Abraham Nwankwo.

    Chairman of the ad-hoc committee of the House, investigating the disbursement and utilisation of Federal government’s bail-out funds, Hon. Sadiq Ibrahim, issued the threat message while receiving representatives of the three government establishments.

    The committee noted that the representatives were not competent enough […]

  • Lagos vows to sanction schools not operating according to regulations

    Lagos vows to sanction schools not operating according to regulations

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, on Monday said the state government would not also hesitate to withdraw letters of approval from schools that refuse to adhere to regulations.

    Adebule spoke at the 3rd Quarterly Stakeholders’ Forum of Private School Owners, with the theme: “Entrenching Best Practices.

    It was organised by the State Ministry of Education.

    Adebule said quality foundation of human capital at primary and secondary learning institutions was critical to the development and sustenance of […]

  • NAHCON to sanction pilgrims’ agencies over Hajj fare

    NAHCON to sanction pilgrims’ agencies over Hajj fare

    It was gathered that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Friday said it would investigate allegations that states used agents in the collection of hajj fares from prospective pilgrims.

    The Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed, said this at the Post Arafat meeting in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

    He said the commission had received disturbing reports of many pilgrims being duped by unscrupulous people.

    He said any state official found to have aided such illegality would be sanctioned.

    Mohammed said the agencies […]

  • Buhari to sanction staffers for wrongful insertion in his speech

    Buhari to sanction staffers for wrongful insertion in his speech

    President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that those responsible for a wrongful insertion in his speech delivered on September 8, 2016 at the launch of the “Change Begins with Me’’ campaign, be sanctioned.

    According to the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, paragraph nine of the 16 paragraph address Buhari read was similar to a paragraph in President Barrack Obama’s 2008 Victory Speech, noting that it was not a mere coincidence.

    The paragraph read: “Rather than sit back and complain […]

  • FirstBank, others clarify positions on forex sanction by CBN

    FirstBank, others clarify positions on forex sanction by CBN

    Some banks on Wednesday clarified their positions on the alleged suspension from the foreign exchange market transaction by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over alleged non-remittance of the NNPC dollar deposits.

    The affected banks expressed their stance in statements and e-mails to customers on Wednesday in Lagos.

    The banks include the FirstBank Ltd., Fidelity, Keystone and Heritage.

    FirstBank in a statement, said that the referenced NNPC dollar accounts were fully disclosed to the CBN.

    It said that accounts were being operated in line […]

  • Ministry drags 28 states to FEC for sanction over N64.8bn UBE funds

    Ministry drags 28 states to FEC for sanction over N64.8bn UBE funds

    The Federal Ministry of Education has reported 28 states which did not access the N64.8billion UBE funds in the country to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for possible sanction.

    This was because of the states’ inability to access the Universal Basic Education (UBE) fund.

    UBE Executive Secretary, Dr. Hameed Bobboyi, stated this wednesday evening in Abuja, during a meeting with th state chairmen of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

    It was gathered that only nine out of the 36 states and the […]

  • Post-UTME ban: FG to sanction erring varsities, polytechnics

    Post-UTME ban: FG to sanction erring varsities, polytechnics

    The Federal Government has cautioned Nigerian tertiary institutions against flouting its directive banning the conduct of Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).

    Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, who handed down the warning in Abuja on Monday, said the ministry would not hesitate to “wield the big stick” on any erring tertiary institution in the country as Post-UTME has outlived its relevance.

    Adamu’s threat came on the heels of allegations that some universities were still secretly conducting Post-UTME.

    The Federal Ministry of Education learnt of […]