• NYSC 2016 Batch B corps member dies in orientation camp in Kano State (photo)

    NYSC 2016 Batch B corps member dies in orientation camp in Kano State (photo)

    A beautiful girl has lost her life in a mysterious manner after falling sick at the Kano State NYSC orientation camp.

    A young and beautiful National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member identified as Ifedolapo has died at the orientation camp in Kano.

    The information was revealed by a Facebook user, Emeka Stefano Ekwe who said that the lady had been sick but was refused treatment simply because camp officials thought she had been pretending.

    Sadly, her condition got worse and she passed away […]

  • See The Shabby State Of NYSC Accommodation In Bauchi Camp

    See The Shabby State Of NYSC Accommodation In Bauchi Camp

    A Facebook user named Clement Eseh shared these pics of the appalling state of accommodation provided for NYSC members in Bauchi. And he wrote this short note below.

    “So my younger sister was posted to Borno state for the ongoing NYSC orientation camp, but she’s camping in Bauchi state due to the security situation in Borno.

    “Above are some pictures of the dilapidated building where she and some others girls have been condemned to spend 21 days. The rooms are dingy, infested […]

  • Kwara State Governor Ahmed disowns fake Facebook accounts

    Kwara State Governor Ahmed disowns fake Facebook accounts

    The public has been alerted to the existence of fake Facebook accounts in the name of the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed.

    The accounts are said to be operated by some unscrupulous individuals to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

    A statement by the Governor’s spokesman, Dr. Femi Akorede, said Ahmed has only two authorized Facebook accounts, which are https://web.facebook.com/Saimaigida/?fref=ts and https://web.facebook.com/Abdulfatah-Ahmed-121771477889618/?fref=ts.

    His Twitter and Instagram accounts are said to be https://twitter.com/AbdulfataAhmed and https://www.instagram.com/alhajiabdulfatahahmed/ respectively.

    The statement by Akorede added: “Any other social […]

  • Pension act meant for those who served the state meritoriously – Edo Speaker

    Pension act meant for those who served the state meritoriously – Edo Speaker

    As the controversy over the new Pension Act for former governors in Edo State rages, Speaker of the state Assembly, Justin Okonoboh, yesterday said the Edo State Pension Bill recently amended by the House is meant for only governors and deputy governors that completed their terms.

    Speaking at a meeting in Benin City with members of state civil society groups, who were at the House to interface on the controversies generated by the Bill, Okonoboh explained that the law was an […]

  • Bayelsa State Governor Dickson appoints school principal perm sec

    Bayelsa State Governor Dickson appoints school principal perm sec

    It was gathered that the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has appointed a secondary school principal, as a permanent secretary in the state.

    The principal, Mr. Egbe Gibson Ockiya, was among four permanent secretaries inaugurated by the Governor on Wednesday, a Government House statement said on Thursday.

    Apart from Ockiya, the other newly-appointed permanent secretaries were Dr. Evelyn Adombazi Tawari, Dr. Zuoboemi Agadah and Mr. Ikobho Howells.

    Dickson said the appointment of Ockiya was the first time a school principal was being made […]

  • Kwara State Government shuts down 132 illegal private schools

    Kwara State Government shuts down 132 illegal private schools

    According to reports, the Government of Kwara State said on Thursday that it had closed 132 illegal private schools operating in the state.

    Hajia Zainab Bello, the Director of Quality Assurance in the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, said apart from being illegal, the schools were operating within unhygienic environments.

    Bello, who spoke on behalf of Alhaji Musa Yeketi, State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development while closing 19 other private schools, said the government had begun verification of […]

  • Malaria: Bauchi State Government to distribute 56,000 treated nets

    Malaria: Bauchi State Government to distribute 56,000 treated nets

    According to reports, the Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria said it would distribute 56,120 long-lasting insecticide-treated nets across 340 health facilities.

    The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Mansur Dada, stated this on Tuesday while briefing newsmen on the exercise in Bauchi.

    According to Dada, the distribution is a collaboration between the state Government, the National Malaria Elimination Initiative and Global funds in its continuous efforts to combat malaria.

    Dada said: “Any pregnant woman that attends […]

  • Rivers: Federal and state legislative polls will hold Dec 10 – INEC

    Rivers: Federal and state legislative polls will hold Dec 10 – INEC

    Pending Federal and State legislative elections in Rivers State will hold on December 10 as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    INEC’s director, Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, stated this yesterday while dispelling a report that the elections have been suspended again.

    Osaze-Uzzi, who described the report as misleading disassociated himself from it saying “the Rivers election will hold as scheduled on December 10.”

    Recall that INEC had two weeks ago fixed the conduct of pending elections into Rivers and […]

  • Gunmen Kidnap The Two Wives Of Nasarawa State Commissioner

    Gunmen Kidnap The Two Wives Of Nasarawa State Commissioner

    Gunmen on Thursday night abducted the two wives of Nasarawa State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Aliyu Tijani, from his residence in Nasarawa town.

    Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, who confirmed the incident on Friday, said the police was on the trail of the kidnappers and would soon apprehend them.

    He said, “We are aware of the abduction and as we speak now, we have gotten information about their location and we are closing in on them.”

    When contacted […]

  • Governor Masari appoints new GM for Katsina State Radio

    Governor Masari appoints new GM for Katsina State Radio

    Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Sani Bala Kabomo as the new General-Manager of the Katsina State Radio.

    This is contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Mr Abdu Labaran, in Katsina on Saturday.

    Until his new appointment, Kabomo was a Director at the state radio.

    He is also the Chief Press Secretary to the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Lawal Abbas.

    It stated that the appointee succeeds Alhaji […]

  • Four ex-Heads of State, 89 others indicted in Halliburton scam

    Four ex-Heads of State, 89 others indicted in Halliburton scam

    Fresh facts emerged yesterday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may soon bring prominent Nigerians implicated in the $180m Halliburton bribe to justice.

    About four former Heads of State and 89 prominent Nigerians were allegedly linked with the scandal.

    In all, 76 prominent Nigerians are listed in the five notebooks submitted by the Halliburton Group to the EFCC.

    There were indications yesterday that the anti-graft agency may quiz some of those listed.

    A former Minister of Petroleum Resources has admitted collecting inducement […]