Ortom swears in 23 caretaker chairmen

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has sworn in caretaker chairmen for the 23 local governments in the state with a charge to them to ensure payment of salaries and security of lives and properties.

Speaking during the swearing in, Governor Ortom said their appointments became necessary to fill [...]

Sun, 23 June 2019

SERAP sues CCB over asset declaration of public officials

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has filed a lawsuit in the Federal High Court, Lagos, against the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, over the CCB’s claim that it could not disclose details of asset declarations submitted to it by successive presidents and stat [...]

Sun, 23 June 2019

Attacks on Nigerians: FG reads riot act to Ghana, Togo

Following reported cases of attacks on Nigerians in some neigbouring West African countries, the federal government has read the riot act to Ghana and Togo to put an end to the attacks of Nigerians in their countries.

Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa [...]

Sun, 23 June 2019

FDI to Nigeria dips by 43%

Foreign direct investment, FDI, to Nigeria plunged by 43% with West Africa witnessing a 15% decline to $9.6 billion in 2018.

Nigeria’s FDI is now put at $2 billion.

The situation for the continent saw FDI up to US$46 billion in 2018, an increase of 11% on the previous year, accordi [...]

Sun, 23 June 2019

Investment tribunal frowns at AUPCTRE contempt

The Management of the Investments and Securities Tribunal, IST, has frowned at the alleged invasion of their premises by the Amalgamated Union of Public Companies, Technicians, Recreational and Entertainment Employees, AUPCTRE, in violation of an order of the National Industrial Court, that directed A [...]

Sun, 23 June 2019

INEC disowns rumoured resignation of ICT Director

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has refuted claims that its Director of Information and Communication Technology, ICT, Chidi Nwafor, has resigned.

The commission made the clarification in a notice on its official twitter handle @inecnigeria, on Saturday.

It described [...]

Sat, 22 June 2019

Delta ministry denies collecting unauthorized levies, exam malpractice

The Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has denied allegations by the proprietor of Skyset High School, Okpanam, Mr. Carl Ofonye, of collecting unauthorized levies and aiding exam malpractice.

The ministry described the allegations as ‘spurious, frivolous, unfounded and [...]

Sat, 22 June 2019

N5.2bn fraud: Five REA directors bag jail terms

Five former directors of the Rural Electricity Agency, REA, have bagged various jail terms for their culpability in the N5.2billion scam.

Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, sitting in Gudu, Abuja, convicted and sentenced Engr. Samuel Ibi Gekpe, former M [...]

Sat, 22 June 2019


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