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Directive On LG Funds: MIIVOC Backs NFIU … Petitions President Buhari

An advocacy-based Civil Society Organisation, Media Initiative against Injustice, Violence and Corruption (MIIVOC) has thrown its weight behind the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) over its recent directive on the management of Local Government funds. In a letter dated 23rd of May, 2019, signed by the group’s Executive Director, Dr. Walter Duru, MIIVOC urged President Buhari to...

Why Desperation Characterises Nigeria’s Politics – Okoh

Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, the Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, says desperation will continue to characterise Nigeria’s politics until servant leadership is practiced. Okoh said this in Ibadan on Friday at the 2019 University of Ibadan Alumni Association lecture entitled: ‘Servant leadership: Remedy for Politics of Desperation in Nigeria’. Okoh urged Nigerians to take a cue...

Smuggling, Dumping, Greatest Challenges Hindering Economic Policies – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Dr. Godwin Emefiele, has identified smuggling and dumping of goods as the greatest challenges hindering the success of Nigeria’s economic policies. Emefiele said this in Ibadan on Friday at the first Distinguished Leadership Lecture of the University of Ibadan. Emefiele stated that smuggling and dumping had done more harm to the nation’s economy...

INEC Meets Saturday In Zamfara

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will meet on Saturday to deliberate on matter arising from the Supreme Court judgement on the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara. The Commission made this known in a statement issued by Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee on Friday in Abuja. Okoye said that commission’s decision...

Pastor Demands Justice Over Killing Of Son Allegedly Ordered By Abuja Socialite

Residents of Umuchiakuma in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State were treated to an unusual tragic spectacle on January 4, 2018 when an Abuja-based society lady, Monica Ota Uche, allegedly stormed the village with policemen and ordered them to open fire on youths who blocked her way. On that day, Uche allegedly ordered her police escorts...

FG To Release N30 Billion For Digital Switch Over Process – NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says the Federal Government is working on releasing N30 billion to boost the process of Digital Switch Over (DSO) in the country. The Director-General of the NBC, Ishaq Kawu, told newsmen in Lagos on Friday that the money would be released in two batches of N15 billion each. Kawu said that the money...

Wike Financed The ‘Failed Suspension’ Of Omoyele Sowore – Biokpomabo

The Rivers State Chapter of Africa Action Congress (AAC) says its attention has been drawn to a sinister attempt by the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike to scuttle the party’s efforts to reclaim its mandate at the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, adding that the recent move by Mr. Wike, is seen in the action of...

Nigeria Has Highest Concentration Of Sickle Cell Patients – Prof. Osaghae

Prof. Dominic Osaghae, Dean, School of Clinical Medicine, Igbinedion University Okada, Edo, says Nigeria has the highest concentration of victims of sickle cell disease in the world. Osaghae spoke in an interview on the sidelines of his inaugural lecture. The theme of his lecture is “The Roadblocks on the Highway to Survival of Children: The Intervention of...

Adeleke’s Case: Prosecution Counsel Escapes Prison

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, threatened to send Simon Lough, a police prosecutor, to prison for violating an order of the court. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in his ruling, held that it was obligatory on every person to obey orders of the court. Ekwo said: “This court stands to commit Mr. Lough to prison custody...

El Zakzaky’s Eye Riddled With Bullet Particles – Activists

A civil rights organisation, Initiative for Conciliation and Right Protection on Thursday commended the Federal Government for allowing foreign medical doctors to examine the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky, and his wife. The organisation, which asked the government to allow El Zakzaky and his wife to go for treatment abroad, said...