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Month: January 2019

February 16, 2019: Why Nigerians Will Not Look Back By Laolu Akande

Politics
Laolu Akande   In this past three and a half years of the Buhari presidency, one, thankfully, has learnt, experienced and been part of quite a number of things. One of those things is the amount of dedication, the depth of patriotic zeal and sheer hard-work that is going on in this administration. I know the President’s determination to end grand corruption, not only by hisexemplary personal example, but by insisting on the proper processes and by empowering institutions. I know the level of intellectual exertions and sheer human rigour that the Vice President daily brings to his work. Even most, if not all Nigerians and close watchers of Nigerian events, have settled on the notion that not only are both gentlemen, honest people of integrity, but that they are also truly united

Otudeko, Other Witnesses May Appear In Court On Monday Over N5.5bn Debt

Business
Consequent upon the directive of Justice Ayotunde Faji of the Federal High Court, Lagos asking Ecobank Nigeria Limited to bring to court all his witnesses in its legal tussle with the Honeywell Group of Companies Limited over an alleged N5.5billion indebtedness, the chairman of the conglomerate, Oba Otudeko may appear in court on January 14 to give evidence in the suit. When the matter came up for hearing on Friday, first plaintiff witness Oluwakemi Olanrewaju Owasanoye, Head of Treasury and Finance to Honeywell Group of Companies while under cross examination from  Mr. Divine Agbua , Ecobank Plc counsel, told Justice Faji that by an agreement dated July 22, 2013, at a meeting with the then Oceanic Bank Limited, the company agreed to merge all the indebtedness of the com...

FLASHBACK: Five Times Onnoghen’s Accuser Proved Himself Buhari’s Main Man

Breaking News
In less than 24 hours that the petition written by Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI), alleging asset declaration irregularities against Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), became public knowledge, the arrowhead of the organisation, Denis Aghanya, has been unveiled. Aghanya has never been obscure in the media, and he has a history of aligning with President Muhammadu Buhari or with his interests. Former Media Aide Aghanya is a former media aide to Buhari and was also the Publicity Secretary of defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). He is also the current media adviser to Juliet Chikaodili Ibekaku, a senatorial candidate under the umbrella of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Supported Buhari Over the National Assembly ARDI and its Executiv...

PDP, CSOs Accuse Buhari Of Plot To Remove CJN Onnoghen

Politics
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party and other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being the mastermind behind an alleged plot to remove the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. PDP, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), and Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution (CDNDC), made the accusation in different statements on Saturday. The opposition party said the presidency is plotting to destabilise the judiciary ahead of the general election. PDP, through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said: “If President Buhari is committed to cleaning up the system as he claims, we challenge him to allow the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, whose tenure has expired

Melaye Passes Night On The Floor At DSS Medical Facility In Abuja

Breaking News
Dino Melaye on Saturday morning at the DSS medical facility. Dino Melaye on Saturday morning at the DSS medical facility. As the drama between the Police and Senator Dino Melaye continues, the lawmaker is said to have passed the night on the floor outside the building housing the Department of State Security Services (DSS) medical facility in Abuja. Melaye was whisked away from the Police Hospital in Abuja on Friday afternoon and brought to the DSS facility. See Also Police Melaye Refuses To Enter DSS Hospital, Sleeps On Bare Floor In The Premises 0 Comments 16 Hours Ago While the Police is insisting that the lawmaker is fit to stand trial, Melaye insists he needs more time to recuperate after suffering an earlier asthma attack, when he turned himself in to the P...

Atiku Denied Lagos When Approached Over Seized State Allocation, Says Tinubu

Politics
Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and co-chairman of the APC Campaign Council, has disclosed that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), abandoned the state when he was approached over allocation of the state seized by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, when the duo were in power. Tinubu said this when he received Yoruba traditional rulers in Abuja, on Friday. Tinubu claimed that Atiku, who was the vice-president to former President Obasanjo, did nothing when N250million was reduced from the state’s allocation when he (Tinubu) was the governor of Lagos State. “Atiku was vice-president of this country when the local government allocation for Lagos State was seized. When we led a protest to Atiku then

Directors Resign As Lufthansa Sells Shares In Troubled NAHCO

Business
Barely three weeks after Idris Yakubu, Managing Director of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc, was eased out of office, one of its major shareholders, Lufthansa Airlines, has sold its shares in the company. SaharaReporters had reported on December 22, 2018 about the departure of Yakubu from the company, some five months after his confirmation by the board. See Also News NAHCO Gets Four Managing Directors In 16 Months As Yakubu Resigns 0 Comments 2 Weeks Ago It was also gathered that its directors have resigned from the company, as their shares have nosedived in recent weeks. A source close to the company confided in SaharaReporters on Friday that NAHCO issued a statement to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) informing the organisation of the divestmen...