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Senate President wants state of emergency declared in power sector

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Monday called on the Executive to, as a matter of urgency, declare a state of emergency in the power sector to overcome the legion of problems stalling steady power supply in Nigeria. Lawan stated this while declaring open a one-day round-table discussion with the theme: “Addressing Nigeria’s Power…

Alleged P&ID scam: Court dismisses James Nolan’s plea for bail variation

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, thrown out the application for bail variation filed by the British national, James Nolan. Justice Okon Abang, who dismissed the prayer, said the application lacked merit. The judge wondered why Nolan could not respond to the serious allegations leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission…

ICPC arraigns Gov Ortom’s aide, another over N4.7bn graud

Two officials of the Benue State Government, Mr. Stephen Amase, Principal Private Secretary to the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Mr. Manger T Emmanuel, a former Commissioner of Works and presently, Special Adviser, Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology, Benue State have been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences…

Troops eliminate 37 Boko Haram fighters in merciless operation

Videolink: https://youtu.be/p2LHh0HHHEM In a merciless weeklong operation against Terrorists, the Nigerian troops and vigilantes have eliminated 37 Boko Haram Terrorists and recovered four Guntrucks. In the operation led by Commander Sector 3 of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, the troops also ransacked and destroyed notorious terrorists enclaves in Duguri Arge around the Tumbus,…

Buhari replaces Fowler, FIRS boss, with Nami

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated a replacement for the Directo-General of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Babatunde Fowler, to the Senate for confirmation. He is Mohammad Nami, a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, CITN, and a graduate of both Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and Bayero University, Kano, with a Bachelor…

It’s wrong to compare Sowore, Bakare with Boko Haram, SERAP tells FG

The Social Economic Rights andAccountability Project, SERAP, has condemned the Presidency for comparing detained Presidential candidate of the Action Alliance Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-accused with the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists. SERAP spoke in reaction to the statement made by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba…

Fayemi provides succour for disengaged EKSU workers

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has directed Ekiti State Bureau of Employment,Labour and Productivity (BELP) to provide employment support services to anyone who has just been disengaged from the services of Ekiti State University as announced by the Management. Concequently, the Bureau has directed affected persons to visit its online address: www.ekitistate.gov.ng/BELP or visit…

Fayemi’s wife wants state of emergency on sexual violence

The First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has reiterated her call on government to declare a state of emergency on sexual violence in the country. Mrs Fayemi said such declaration would bring about the political will to fight the scourge adding states that had passed the law on Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act…

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