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Akwa-Ibom State Not Owing Workers Salaries- Information Commissioner

Akwa Ibom State Government has stated that it was prompt in the payment of salaries and emoluments of the over 13,000 workers in the state employ. The clarification comes following insinuation in some quarters that the state government owed some workers, especially teachers in secondary school up to three months arrears of salaries. But the state Commissioner for Information and ... Read More »

Folorunsho Alakija Reveals “How God gave me multi-billion Oil Block”

One of Africa’s richest women, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija has revealed that it was God who made her rich and not through her clout and connections in government. In a series of tweets over the weekend, Alakija stated that she engages in the work of God and philanthropy because of her vow the serve him after the miraculous turnaround in her ... Read More »

Amosun Solicits Support of Community for Airport Project

    The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, over the weekend led an agricultural  team to Wasinmi, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the State, to sensitise the people of the area and solicit support for the construction of the proposed airport by the Federal Government. Speaking with the leadership of the community, Amosun assured of appropriate compensation and ... Read More »

At Last, FG Confirms 110 Dapchi Girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram

The Federal Government has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State, are so far unaccounted for, after insurgents believed to be from a faction of Boko Haram invaded their school on Monday 19 February 2018. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture announced the figure after a meeting between a FG ... Read More »

Patience Jonathan wants Three Bank CEOs Jailed

Former first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to commit the Chief Executive Officers of three major banks, First Bank, Skye Bank and Diamond Bank to prison for their persistent refusal to obey the order of court which lifted an embargo placed on the various bank accounts owned by her and others traced ... Read More »

Boko Haram seize 94 School Girls in Yobe State

Authorities of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School at Dapchi town in Bursari local government area of Yobe state say at least 94 schoolgirls are missing after an attack by Boko Haram. The insurgents attacked the town on Monday and targeted the all-girls school after arriving the town around 7 pm with over 18 gun trucks. A community source ... Read More »

“Get Out!” Northern Senate Caucus sacks Adamu, appoints Wamakko as Chairman

The Northern Senators Forum has sacked its Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and replaced him with Senator Aliyu Wamakko. Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, made the announcement of the leadership change at the close of plenary on Wednesday. While others are alleging that he was removed for voting against the re-ordering of the election time table, others are saying ... Read More »

Yusuf Buhari Not Dead-Presidential aide

Contrary to reports making the rounds, Yusuf, the son of Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari is not dead. He is in fact still recovering, according to Presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie. Ms Onochie took to her twitter to state ” The news making the rounds regarding Yusuf Buhari, son of Pres. Buhari, is Fake. He is very alive to their shame. Some ... Read More »

“Black Panther” rakes in $218m in one week

Disney-Marvel’s Afrocentric movie, ; “Black Panther” is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday. The figure means that “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, has doubled its original tracking estimates in less than a month. The film, which carries an estimated $200 million production cost, had been tracking ... Read More »

Kano Pillars Defender, Udochi dies in Car Crash

Chinese Udoji, a solid defender for Kano Pillars yesterday died in a car crash hours after winning man of the match at a game with his former club, Enyimba FC of Aba Idris Malikawa, Kano Pillars’ spokesman, said “it is indeed a sad day for Nigerian football”. “Udoji took his shower after the game and told me he was going ... Read More »