• Oba of Benin tasks Governor Obaseki on campaign promises

    Oba of Benin tasks Governor Obaseki on campaign promises

    Oba Ewuare II, the Benin Monarch, has tasked Governor Godwin Obaseki to fulfill his campaign promises of creating 200,000 jobs for the people.

    Oba Ewuare II urged Governor Obaseki to set up cottage industries that would take the youths off the street.

    He spoke when Governor Obaseki paid his first official visit to the palace of the Benin Monarch.

    Oba Ewuare II said his palace was ready to partner with the state government on the establishment of cluster industries otherwise known as mini […]

  • Senate tasks CBN on illegal hawking of new naira notes

    Senate tasks CBN on illegal hawking of new naira notes

    It was gathered that the Senate has condemned the hawking, selling and otherwise illegally trading in new naira notes.

    Adopting a motion sponsored by Mao Ohuabunwa (PDP, Abia North) and entitled, “Urgent need to end the illicit trade in freshly minted naira notes,” the upper chamber of the National Assembly urged the Central Bank of Nigeria to check the development in line with Section 21 of the CBN Act, 2007.

    It also urged the apex bank to strengthen its system that audits […]

  • CJN tasks new S’Court justices on integrity, fairness

    CJN tasks new S’Court justices on integrity, fairness

    It was gathered that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mahmud Mohammed, has charged the newly sworn-in justices of the Supreme Court to be diligent in the discharge of their duties.

    “Your lordships are coming into the Supreme Court at a time when there are a lot of challenges. And I believe that having successfully scaled the constitutional and institutional requirements, you are no doubt ready to face these challenges head on,” Mahmud said, during the swearing-in of Justice Amina A. […]

  • Governor Mimiko tasks police over security aide’s killing, condoles with family

    Governor Mimiko tasks police over security aide’s killing, condoles with family

    Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has described DSP Idowu Oyewole, the Mobile Police officer in charge of his convoy who was killed by armed robbers on Wednesday, as a dutiful and dedicated officer, while charging police authorities to ensure his killers are fished out.

    This was contained in a condolence message to the family of the deceased, made available by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, yesterday in Akure.

    Describing his death as a pill of reality too bitter […]

  • Rio 2016 Olympics: Ogba tasks Nigerian athletes on training to win medals

    Rio 2016 Olympics: Ogba tasks Nigerian athletes on training to win medals

    The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Mr Solomon Ogba on Sunday adviced Nigerian athletes to intensify efforts in training ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics to enable them win medals. Ogba gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Okpepke, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo.

    “Olympics is for professionals and we are happy to say that we have qualified in most track and field events. “Every professional athlete that wants to […]