Mainagate: Again, Senators bar Journalist from covering probe Barely one week after journalists were barred from covering the maiden sitting of the Senate adhoc committee set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding the return of Abdulrasheed Maina to the country and how he was readmitted into the civil service as a director‎, the federal lawmakers again sent newsmen out...... read more
Unpaid Salaries: Another Civil Servant commits suicide in Kwara Barely two weeks after Kogi recorded the death of a Cuvil Servant, Another civil servant in Kwara State has committed suicide over unpaid salaries. The deceased, Mr. Biodun Bashir is said to be a staff of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) in KwaraState at Oyun Local Government. According to Abdulrazaq O Hamzat,...... read more
Galadima replaces Salami as corruption monitoring committee leader The National Judicial Council (NJC) has replaced a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami, as the head of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO). The Director of Information of the NJC, Mr Soji Oye, said on Tuesday that Salami was replaced by a retired...... read more
Buhari's govt recalled Maina, gave him needed protection, Family member confirms The family of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Pensions boss, on Wednesday alleged that their son was reinstated by the Federal Government because he is a messiah that reformed the Pension scheme. Insisting that Maina is not a fraudster, spokesperson of the family, Aliyu Maina accused a “cabal” of being behind the travails...... read more
Recall of ex-Pension Boss: I acted in public interest but conspiracy exposed me -Buhari's AGF The Attorney General of the Federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has stated that he acted in public interest in recommending the recall and promotion of Mr Abdulrasheed Maina. Malami made the comment during an interview with the Vanguard newspapers. The minister however said he would rather respond to...... read more
Page: United states may reject 82-year-old Ambassadorial nominee from Nigeria A former U.S intelligence community expert, Matthew Page, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s 82-year-old Ambassadorial nominee to the United States, Sylvanus Nsofor, may be rejected for not being a “dynamic and energetic” person. Recall that Nsofor’s nomination as Ambassador to the U.S had sparked controversy when President Buhari sent his...... read more
Buhari's Minister, Head of Service 'tear each apart publicly' over reinstatement of Maina The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Monday said there was no truth in the reports that she approved the reinstatement of a former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, and his subsequent posting to the Ministry of Interior. In a...... read more
BREAKING: Buhari surrenders, orders immediate withdrawal of ex-Pension boss from service President Muhammadu Buhari has called for immediate termination of former Pension leader, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina from Civil. This was meant known through his Special Assitant on media, Femi Adesina who just tweeted; "PMB orders immediate disengagement of Mr Abdulrasheed Maina from service. Asks for full report on circumstances of his recall." Adesina...... read more
Buhari's Minister defends reinstatement of 'corrupt' ex-Pension Boss Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau has defended federal government's reinstatement of a sacked chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina despite a pending corruption trial. Mr. Maina was in 2013 declared wanted by the Nigeria’s anticorruption agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. “Dark complexioned Maina is...... read more
Backlog of salaries: Panic spreads in Kogi as Civil Servant commits suicide A director with the Kogi state civil service, Edward Soje has committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree, in the capital, Lokoja. According to NAN, Soje’s lifeless body was found hanging on a tree close to the Maigumeri barracks of the Nigeria army, in the state capital, Lokoja. Police reports confirm...... read more
Buhari cages Medical Doctors, bars 'public' practitioners from working elsewhere The Federal Government has placed a restriction which bars medical doctors working in public hospitals from engaging in private practice. This was part of decisions taken at Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Federal Government also promised to henceforth invoke the no work no pay...... read more
BREAKING: CJN swears in Osinbajo's brother, Keyamo, 27 other new SANs The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen (SAN), on Monday swore in 29 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria. The new SANs sworn in at the Special Court of the Supreme Court in Abuja included a Lagos lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo and the Alliance for Democracy’s candidate in the last governorship election in...... read more
Osinbajo's brother, Keyamo, 28 others get SAN rank, September 18 The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, will on September 18, confer the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria on 30 lawyers. A statement by the Director of Press and Information, Supreme Court, Dr. Festus Akande, said the conferment of the SAN rank on the lawyers was part of the...... read more
Dickson bags continental award for transparency, good governance Another plague of honour, was added to the growing list already earned by Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, as he was bestowed with the ‘Good Governance in Africa’ Award by the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development, in recognition of his efforts at promoting good governance and accountability in the last...... read more
EnviroNews, to receive awards at 8th Environment Outreach Public Lecture Leading online environment and development magazine, EnviroNews Nigeria, along with several others organisations and individuals, will be honoured during the 8th Environment Outreach Magazine Public Lecture and Environmental Awards Ceremony scheduled to hold on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. The “2017 Environmental Awards” honour individuals and corporate bodies...... read more
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