It was gathered that the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board has been saddled with the responsibility of paying salaries of primary school teachers across the 18 local government areas of the state.
Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Dr. Stephen Odey, who made this disclosure while briefing journalists in Calabar, said the board would on Tuesday carry out biometric exercise on all teachers to ensure regular payments from December.
He also said the board has commenced the replacement of wooden classroom chairs […]
President-elect Donald Trump is in for a quick wake-up call and will have to adjust his temperament when he confronts the realities of his new job on Jan. 20, President Barack Obama said on Monday.
In a news conference at the White House, Obama said the freewheeling Trump could not be as outspoken as he was during the long and bitter campaign that ended last week with the Republican’s surprise win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Subdued and carefully choosing his words, Obama […]
According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has taken over the investigation of allegations of corruption against some judges in the country from the Department of State Service.
A top operative of the commission said on Saturday that the commission took over the investigation of the judges, who were raided by operatives of the DSS following a directive by the President that the EFCC should do a painstaking investigation into the allegation.
Newsmen had quoted sources in the Presidency as […]
A section of the Onuebum Road leading to Otuoke, former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s home town in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has been taken over by flood.
Motorists, especially private car owners, are now forced to travel through Elebele Road to access Otuoke community, host to a federal university.
Also, petty traders operating along the Otuoke-Onuebum Road have been sacked by the rising water level from the adjoining forest.
The road is the closest route for residents of Azikoro, Agbura, […]
According to reports, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed will today confer the rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) on 22 successful lawyers to kick-start the 2016 legal year of the Supreme Court.
Those to be conferred with prestigious rank include the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Mr. Olanrewaju Onadeko, three academicians and two females.
The oath taking ceremony which will be administered by the CJN will increase the number of SANs in the country to […]
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has taken over one of the nation’s commercial banks, Skye Bank pending when a buyer is found. This was after it dissolved the Board of the financial institution.
New Telegraph reports that the CBN took the decision as Skye Bank has been deemed ‘unhealthy’ and is a measure to prevent a total collapse of the bank.
The bank is thought to have an estimated non-performing loan portfolio of N700bn, much of which is due to an […]
Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor of a Federal High Court, Lagos Division has ordered the Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, to take over Afrijet Airlines Limited.
The company is allegedly owing AMCON nearly N10 billion.
The order also affects Ibe’s Continental Aviation Services Limited. AMCON has since appointed Prof. Gbolahan Elias, SAN, as Receiver/Manager.
At about 11:00am Friday, the Receiver/Manager took possession of the assets of Chief Ibe, including Afrijet Plaza, the corporate head office of the airlines located on Sheraton-Opebi Link Road […]
A massive retirement spree looms in the Nigerian Police Force as officers senior to the new Acting Inspector General of Police, (Ag.IGP) Ibrahim Idris, and of Assistant Inspector General (AIG) rank will be disengaged in accordance with the established norm,.
Such retirement, according to a police source, would follow accepted command and control practice and in line with Idris’ avowed disposition when he returned from the Presidential Villa where he was issued the instrument of office.
He said his administration would focus […]
The Lagos state government, on Friday revealed plans to phase out the 14-seater commercial buses popularly referred to as ‘Danfos’ and other rickety buses over concerns for the safety of the buses plying roads in the state.
Lagos state commissioner for transportation, Dr Dayo Mobereola made this known while addressing newsmen at the 2016 ministerial press briefing in commemoration of the first year in office of the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, in Alausa, Ikeja. Mr. Mobereola said that plans have been […]
Tyga who just split from his ex, Kylie Jenner was seen with his new model girl friend, Demi Rose again in Cannes. This time, the two were seen enjoying a shopping spree at Saint Laurent yesterday afternoon.
Tyga picked up several items for himself and bought a couple of designer purses for the 21-year-old model.Later in the evening, the new couple stepped out for dinner at the Agent Provocateur restaurant in