• Bolaji Abdullahi is new APC spokesman

    Bolaji Abdullahi is new APC spokesman

    Bolaji Abdullahi, former minister of sports and youth development, has emerged as the spokesperson for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

    Abdullahi was picked at a mini-convention which held on Thursday at Chelsea hotel, Abuja.

    He replaces Alhaji Lai Mohammed who resigned to become Nigeria’s Minister for Information and

  • APC to hold mini convention today to elect spokesman

    APC to hold mini convention today to elect spokesman

    The All Progressives Congress, APC, will today (Thursday), hold a mini convention to elect a new National Publicity Secretary, a reliable source within the party has disclosed.

    It was also learnt that a former Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdullahi, from Kwara State, was being tipped for the job.

    The former occupant of the position, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, also an indigene of Kwara State, resigned from the post to take up appointment as Minister of Information and National Orientation more than a year ago.

    The […]

  • NNPC boss removes Deen as spokesman, scraps unit set up by Kachikwu

    NNPC boss removes Deen as spokesman, scraps unit set up by Kachikwu

    According to reports, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has effected a major shake-up within the organization.

    About 109 Management staff were promoted, while 24 were redeployment.

    The shake-up saw the return of veteran journalist, Ndu Ughamadu as Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division. He takes over from Garba Deen Muhammad, who recently denied reports that NNPC was planning to increase fuel pump price.

    Ughamadu was NNPC’s Group General Manager (GGM) Government and Labour Relations before his new appointment.

    He served as the […]

  • Kaduna government orders arrest, prosecution of Shiite spokesman

    Kaduna government orders arrest, prosecution of Shiite spokesman

    Kaduna State Government has ordered the arrest and subsequent prosecution of one Ibrahim Musa,who has owned up to being the spokesperson of an unlawful society, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

    This is contained in a statement signed by Special Assistant to the state Governor on Media and publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan.

    Aruwan said an order declaring the IMN as an unlawful society in Kaduna State took effect from Oct.7, 2016.

    “Violation of this order attracts penalty of imprisonment for seven years or […]

  • Why we arrested ex-Boko Haram spokesman Konduga – Police explains

    Why we arrested ex-Boko Haram spokesman Konduga – Police explains

    According to reports, the Borno State Police command has said that it arrested former self acclaimed spokesman of Boko Haram, Ali Sanda Umar Konduga, for criminal trespass and not terrorism.

    In a statement signed and issued to Journalists yesterday in Maiduguri by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) , DSP Victor Isuku, the police said contrary to Wide report of the incident linking terrorism by social Media and print as well, it decided to state the facts for the avoidance of […]

  • Former Boko Haram spokesman sent to psychiatric hospital

    Former Boko Haram spokesman sent to psychiatric hospital

    According to reports, the Borno State Police Command said on Monday that it had placed a former spokesman of the Boko Haram sect, Ali Konduga, under psychiatric investigation.

    This, the police said, followed Konduga’s display of abnormal behaviour since his arrest last week.

    Victor Isuku, the spokesman of the command, said this in a statement he issued in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

    Isuku said Konduga was arrested after a complaint by one Muhammadu Kala.

    He said: “On September 14, one Muhammadu Kala lodged […]

  • Boko Haram spokesman, Konduga, rearrested in Ndume’s house

    Boko Haram spokesman, Konduga, rearrested in Ndume’s house

    According to reports, the embattled self -confessed spokesman of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, Ali Sanda Umar Konduga (a.ka Al-Zawahiri) who was sentenced to three years imprisonment without option of fine and released last week, was rearrested at the Maiduguri residence of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume by some good Samaritans and Policemen attached to Government Reservation Area (GRA) Police Station.

    Sources said, Konduga was identified, beaten and rearrested on Wednesday after he sneaked into the Senator’s house the third times beginning […]

  • Customs generated over N95.7bn in August – spokesman

    Customs generated over N95.7bn in August – spokesman

    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Saturday in Abuja said it generated over N95.7 billion in August.

    The NCS Public Relations Officer, Mr Wale Adeniyi, said in an interview with Newsmen that the revenue had been remitted to the Federal Government coffers.

    Adeniyi expressed satisfaction that the NCS generated the amount in spite of the current foreign exchange challenge and low imports.

    “Last month, August, 2016, the service recorded the highest revenue in 10 years despite the forex difficulty, low imports and general […]

  • Police in Rivers ready for PDP convention – spokesman

    Police in Rivers ready for PDP convention – spokesman

    The Rivers police command has said that adequate security arrangements have been made for the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled to hold on Wednesday in Port Harcourt.

    Mr Nnamdi Omoni, a DSP and Public Relations Officer of the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that the command had done necessary deployments for the convention.

    “ The command is prepared for the convention; necessary deployments have been done and we are prepared for the […]