Monthly Archives: January 2019

Ohanaeze Ndigbo: 2019 presidential election is war to change Southeast’s fortune


APEX Igbo socio-political organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo said yesterday that it was emboldened by the fact that Ndigbo were completely down in taking the decision to endorse the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku. The group’s President-General, John Nnia

Alleged N544.1m contract abus: EFCC files 10-count charge against ex-SGF Babachir, five others


Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal and five others are set to face a 10-count charge. The others are Hamidu David lawal; Sulaiman Abubakar; Apeh John Monday; Rholavision Engineering Limited  and Josmon Technologies Limited. All

Lagos Assembly insists Ambode must appear before it over ‘infractions’


The Lagos State House Assembly yesterday insisted that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and some of his commissioners it invited to explain infractions on this year’s budget must appear before it. The Assembly said should the infractions continue, it would apply constitutional

Osinbajo, NBA ponder six-point resolution over Onnoghen’s suspension


A Political solution to the Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen crisis of integrity rocking the Judiciary is in the works, Our correspondent has learnt. A 12-man Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) team has met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on

I’ll create Electoral Fraud Commission, says Atiku


PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar yesterday promised to establish Electoral Fraud Commission to try anyone found infringing on electoral laws. Atiku said the present government lacks political will to punish offenders. He and his running mate,

2019 elections: Obasanjo vouch for Atiku to reposition Nigeria


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday restated his confidence in his erstwhile deputy Atiku Abubakar to reposition the country. He spoke at the 2019 Island Club Quarterly Business Lecture, where the former vice president delivered a lecture titled: “My vision to

No bomb on Lagos-Abuja Air Peace flight, says FAAN

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THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has described as false, report of a bomb scare on an Air Peace aircraft that took off from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja en route Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. Its spokesperson, Mrs.

$43.4m Ikoyigate cash: Ex-NIA boss Ayodele Oke, wife’s trial begins tomorrow

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THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will tomorrow arraign former National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director-General Ambassador Ayodele Oke and his wife Folasade, before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Their arraignment is in connection with the $43, 449, 947,

Access Bank empowers students with IT-skills via Activate


The Information Technology (IT) Unit of Access Bank Plc yesterday  empowered students from Lagos schools with Information Technology(IT) skills.    The programme tagged: Activate allows the lender, in partnership with Microsoft Nigeria and other  IT firms, to train students from 24

Stanbic IBTC plans youth leadership forum

Stanbic IBTC Bank

Three outstanding young Nigerians will be headlining the 2019 Stanbic IBTC Youth Leadership Series (YLS), which holds on February 1,  in Lagos. The are Kemi Adetiba, filmmaker and music video/television director; Onyeka Akumah of FarmCrowdy, innovator, agriculturist, and entrepreneur; and