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NJC Instigated #EFCC to Humiliate Me, Says Retired Justice Olotu

Retired Justice Gladys Olotu has said that ‎the National Judicial Council (NJC) instigated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and humiliate her, an allegation the council vehemently denied. The council ‎has therefore asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to compel Olotu to appear in court and substantiate her allegation that the council instigated anti-corruption agencies to arrest and detain her. Olotu’s allegation is contained in the ... Read More »

#Shettima: Why I Stayed Away from #APC Convention

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno yesterday said he stayed away from the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention in Abuja as a mark of respect for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. The Special Adviser to Shettima on Communication, Mallam Isa Gusau, said this in a statement he issued in Maiduguri, according to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report. “Shettima stayed away from the Eagle Square, venue of APC national convention ... Read More »

#Chibok girls: The Military Still In Search Of Suitable Rescue Strategy

The need to evolve the right strategy to rescue the over 200 girls abducted from Chibok, Borno State, alive is what separates the girls from freedom, Chairman, National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, has said. In an interview with our correspondent, Omeri emphasised that it was only when the right strategy was adopted that the girls would be rescued alive. The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, had ... Read More »

CONVENTION: Cracks appear in #APC

Following the national convention of the All Progressives Congress held on Friday, cracks have started to appear in the nation’s main opposition party, checks have revealed. Contrary to feelers from the APC that its leaders emerged at the convention through hitch-free consensus, some notable members of the party have expressed anger over the manner the leaders emerged, threatening future actions. A notable founding member of the party, Chief Tom Ikimi, ... Read More »

How Oyegun Became #APC National Chairman

Deft politicking, last minute conciliations, and strategic compromises all came into play at the weekend in Abuja to produce the first substantive national chairman of All Progressives Congress during the party’s first national convention. Chief John Oyegun was elected chairman of the merger party in a broad political consensus that saw the withdrawal of other contestants, including former Bayelsa State governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, who had been backed by APC’s ... Read More »

#EkitiDecides: Don’t Compromise Your Integrity, NSCDC Boss Warns

Barely a week to the conduct of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State, the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ade Abolurin, yesterday warned his men not to compromise their integrity while monitoring the poll. Abolurin who gave the warning while addressing men and officers of the corps in Ado-Ekiti, as part of their preparations for the election, urged them not to be ... Read More »

Mobile Payment Transaction Hits N271 Billion – Tunde Lemo

In spite of the initial apathy to the mobile payment initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), there are indications that the policy is gaining traction as the total value of mobile payments in the country amounted to N271 billion for 25 million transactions as at end of May. The former Deputy Governor of the CBN, Mr. Tunde Lemo, who is also the Chairman Lambeth Trust and Investment Company ... Read More »

I’m a Mother, Not a Single Parent – Toyin olakanpo

She has everything in great measures. Talk about good looks, good fortunes, intellect and compassion. All these she attributed to God and good genes. To keep fit and healthy, she exercises daily, eats at least five fruits/vegetables a day and drinks plenty of water –don’t think she is a vegetarian. Earning cool money, she bought her first property in London at the age of 26. You’ll want to read her ... Read More »

#Rockefeller Foundation invests $.5m in #Ajegunle IT project

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a grant of $500,000 to Paradigm Initiative Nigeria for the expansion of its Ajegunle.org project. The project has worked since 2007 from Ajegunle, an acclaimed underserved community in Lagos State, to connect Nigerian youths with Information and Communication Technology-enabled opportunities. It employs a ‘train-the-trainer’ capacity-building model that uses a positive peer pressure concept to transform Ajegunle as a model for intervention in other underserved communities ... Read More »

#Iraq Steps Up o#Offensive Against Rebel

Iraq says it has intensified a counter-offensive against Sunni rebels who have taken control of large parts of the country. The rebels, lead by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, have seized one entire province and parts of three others, since they launched their offensive last week. The US has responded to the crisis by sending a carrier strike group to the Gulf, led by the George WH ... Read More »

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