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The NYSC and It’s Clarion Call – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria |  July 4, 2012 – The 14th of June may have been just like every other day of the year and may have passed us by without an inkling about its importance, but for the National Youth Service Corp NYSC, it marked a very significant moment in its 39 […]

Baba Suwe: Court declines to hear NDLEA’s plea for stay of execution

THE Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, on Tuesday, declined to hear a motion filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) seeking to stay execution of the judgment of Justice Yetunde Idowu of a Lagos High Court, which ordered the agency to pay N25 million to a popular comedian, Babatunde Omidina, also known as […]

PDP berates Fayemi over humiliation of CAC worshippers

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has berated the governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, over his last Saturday’s humiliation of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) worshippers in Erio-Ekiti, Ekiti State. The PDP, in a statement issued by its zonal publicity secretary, Kayode Babade, said “by personally supervising the seizure of keys of […]

Alleged fraud: Court strikes out suit against Jim Iyke

An Abuja chief magistrate court on Tuesday, struck out the suit brought against Nollywood top actor, Jim Iyke, over alleged criminal breach of trust, criminal force and assault, criminal intimidation and criminal misappropriation. The presiding magistrate, Azubuike Okeagu struck out the matter, after parties involved had a settlement of the case. The police had brought […]

Reps uncover N27bn surplus in PEF Account •Order remitance to Federation Account within 90 days

THE House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, on Tuesday, ordered the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF) management board to pay the sum of N27,051,618,579 into the Federal Government’s coffers within three months, being the 80 per cent of the operating surpluses of the agency for the period of five years. The committee also directed the […]

Oshiomhole warns on sale of voter card

THE campaign organisation of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has alerted the people of Edo State to plan by some politicians to buy voter card from the electorate in the state, charging them to resist such overture. The organisation, in a release made available to newsmen, said despite repeated calls on people of the state not to […]

Overcoming Security Challenge for Nigerian military – By Muhammad Ajah

By Muhammad Ajah | Abuja, Nigeria | July 4, 2012 – Whatever happens in Nigeria, the military should NEVER allow religious sentiments or extremism to infiltrate the barracks. Soldiers and security personnel are such as physical security from God for mankind on earth. That is why they should never allow religion to play a decisive […]

Ukraine to invest $2.6bn in Nigerian mining sector

The government of Ukraine has stated its readiness to invest about $2.6billion in the Nigerian Mines and Steel sector Ukraine’s ambassador to Nigeria, Serhii Khanenko, stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Mines and Steel, Mr Mohammed Sada. The ambassador said that Ukrainian investors were ready to inject $2.6billion into […]

NYSC orientation: ‘State govts ready to protect members’ •Reps order NYSC not to post corps members to crisis prone states

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has assured corps members who are already at their various orientation camps across the country that there would be adequate security to protect their lives and properties throughout their orientation and the service year. The management, through the Public Relations Manager, Mrs Abosede Aderibigbe, stated that […]

ICC monitoring Boko Haram crisis – Chief Prosecutor

THE Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mrs Fatou Bensounda, has revealed that the court was monitoring the Boko Haram insurgence in the country and the effort by the Federal Government to tackle the menace. Speaking to State House correspondents in Abuja after conferring with President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, she said she […]

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