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Kashamu to Makarfi “I am not afraid of Expulsion”

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, has warned Ahmed Makarfi, chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to stop threatening him with expulsion from the party. Kashamu, in a statement made available to INDEPENDENT on Wednesday, said he has done nothing to warrant being expelled from the party. He said: “Reference to comments credited to you ... Read More »

NAN Unions issue strike notice “They are unserious”-MD

Three labour unions in the Agency of Nigeria (NAN) have issued a 21-day strike notice to implement three demands. The unions are the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services (AUPCTRE) and the Radio, Television and Theatre Art Workers Union (RATTAWU). In a formal letter conveying the strike notice to management ... Read More »

Ex-LIRS Director, Olanike Disu’s death 24 hours after birthday shock family, friends

Friends and family are now expressing shock over the death of Olanike Disi the beautiful former Director of the Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS). Disu’s sudden death was particularly shocking and strange because it happened barely 24 hours after her birthday and also weeks after the death of her husband! The mother of two, died 4 September after celebrating her ... Read More »

Hurray!CAC Registers Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN)…sets up Committees

This is cheering news from The Guild Of Professional Bloggers Of Nigeria (GPBN) an umbrella body of Bloggers set up to regulate the activities of blogging in Nigeria as it has now been formally registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). The development is contained in a Press Statement signed by the Acting Publicity Secretary of the body, Miss Helen ... Read More »

Saudi King meets Saraki, other world leaders in Jeddah

Senate President Bukola Saraki along with Presidents and heads of parliaments of other nations met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at an annual reception in Jeddah. Saudi’s leading English daily newspaper “Arab News” reported that the annual reception held at Mina Palace for heads of state, Islamic dignitaries, guests of the Custodian of the two ... Read More »

Just In: Resident Doctors Begin Strike

Hope of averting another bout of crisis in the healthcare sector failed this morning as the National Executive Committee (NEC) of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) rose from its meeting in Abuja, voting for total and indefinite strike. NARD President, Dr. Onyebueze John, in a text message said “Rising from our NEC meeting, which started by 7pm yesterday and ... Read More »

Okey Bakassi, wife celebrate 16th Wedding Anniversary

Nigerian comedian, Okechukwu Onyegbula, fondly called Okey Bakassi and his ‘childhood sweetheart’, Ezinne have been married for 16 years. The couple, who got married on September 1, 2001, have three kids together and the comedian shared cute family photos to celebrate the anniversary as he wrote, ‘Wow!! We have been married for 16years today. Thanks, Mrs Onyegbule for your love and support. Happy wedding ... Read More »

Court affirms EFCC’s Power to freeze suspicious accounts

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the power of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has the power to freeze suspicious accounts. The court said the anti-graft agency can direct banks to suspend operation of accounts suspected to have been used for criminal activities, or any account of into which slush funds and proceeds of crime have ... Read More »

Adebanjo Explodes”2019 Elections May Not hold if Nigeria is not Restructured”

Chief Ayo Adebanjo, a staunch follower of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, has been in the forefront of agitation for restructuring of the country. The Afenifere chieftain warns that the 2019 general election may not hold if the country is not restructured. He bared his mind ono ther urning national issues. Excerpts: On arrival from his medical vacation, President Muhammadu ... Read More »

Dangote Denies Interest in 2019 Presidential Election

Africa’s richest man and President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has denied any interest in becoming Nigeria’s President in 2019, adding that he is busy businessman not a politician. Dangote made the denial while reacting to a report that officials of PDP think-tank programme set up by former President, Goodluck Jonathan have contacted him to be the party’s presidential flag ... Read More »