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Ondo pays N1.4bn pension

Ondo pays N1.4bn pension

IT was all smiles and jubilation galore yesterday as the Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko doled out N1.4billion to 1,551 retired primary school teachers and local government workers as their pensions and gratuities.

Edo PDP accuses govt of forcing LG bosses to decamp

Edo PDP accuses govt of forcing LG bosses to decamp

By Simon Ebegbulem BENIN—THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has raised an alarm over alleged use of blackmail and intimidation by the state government to force local government council chairmen to decamp to the Action Congress (AC). But Action Congress through its state Publicity Secretary, Retti Uzzi, described the allegation as untrue, saying […]

Enugu shuts751 illegal schools

Enugu shuts751 illegal schools

ENUGU—THE Enugu State Government has ordered the closure of 751 secondary, primary and nursery schools, which were established in the17 Local Government Areas of the state without meeting the required standard or obtaining government’s approval.

Code of Conduct Bureau  clears Abia NDDC nominee

Code of Conduct Bureau clears Abia NDDC nominee

he Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has denied allegations in “affidavit of facts” sworn to by a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ukwa East/West Federal Constituency, Abia State, Mr. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta that the Abia State nominee into the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr.Aloysius Nwagboso, is being investigated by the Bureau for fraudulent activities and false declaration of assets.

George’s conviction, positive for anti-graft campaign, says AC

George’s conviction, positive for anti-graft campaign, says AC

The Lagos State chapter of the Action Congress (AC) has described the conviction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and former chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Chief Olabode George, as a well deserved judgment for massive corruption while in NPA.

Customs intercepts N29.3m contraband

Customs intercepts N29.3m contraband

Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command (MMAC) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted contraband goods with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N29,222,808.00 in two months, the command’s Area Controller (CAC), Dan Ugo, has said.

Yobe ANPP tasks  aspirants on due process

Yobe ANPP tasks aspirants on due process

DAMATURU — The ANPP in Yobe State has warned all intending contestants of elective posts to follow due process and abide by the rules and regulations of the party or be ready to face disciplinary measures.

Bode George: Warning signal to politicians, says Primate Olabayo

Bode George: Warning signal to politicians, says Primate Olabayo

PRIMATE Theophilus Olabayo of the Evangelical Church of Yahweh has described Monday’s conviction of Chief Bode George, former Chairman, Board of Directors of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for fraud as a warning signal to political office holders whose purpose in office is to plunder the nation’s treasury.

Handover Kowa Dam to Gombe govt, Speakers tell FG

Handover Kowa Dam to Gombe govt, Speakers tell FG

MAIDUGURI — The forum of 19 Northern Speakers has called on the Federal Government to handover the Dadin Kowa Dam to Gombe State government to boost the power supply in the North-East sub-region.

Physically-challenged protest alleged attack by Opeifa

Physically-challenged protest alleged attack by Opeifa

Physically challenged people under the aegis of Disabled Transportation Scheme in Lagos, yesterday, protested alleged highhandedness suffered by members in the hands of Special Adviser to Governor Babatunde Fashola on Transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, last Friday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Benue govt blast  defaulting road contractors

Benue govt blast defaulting road contractors

State Government has decried the attitude of various contractors handling road projects in the state, warning that it would not hesitate to wield the big stick on contractors who deliberately frustrate government’s infrastructural development efforts.

Agbami partners offer N118m scholarship funds to students

Agbami partners offer N118m scholarship funds to students

Thousands of students who are indigenes of Lagos, Ondo, Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa States studying Medical and Engineering courses in various tertiary institutions are currently smiling to banks, courtesy of the N118 million scholarship funds made available by Agbami partners, a group of oil companies.

More questions on FG’s N8b contract for Nigeria 2009

More questions on FG’s N8b contract for Nigeria 2009

Before President Umar Yar’Adua agreed to approve N8.2 billion for the upgrading of broadcast facilities of Nigeria Television Authority, officials assured him that the OB Vans for which the contract was awarded would be ready for the FIFA Under 17 World Cup.

Show of shame in Enugu

Show of shame in Enugu

Who owns Greenfields? Is it rue that a top non African member of FIFA is strongly connected to the company which was awarded the contract to lay the artificial turf at the Enugu Stadium?