Fire wreaks havoc in Imo, burns Deputy Gov's quarters The official residence of the Imo State Deputy Governor Eze Madumere at the Commissioners’ quarters in Owerri, the state capital has been gutted by fire. The inferno affected an apartment and damaged valuable properties, Channels TV report. Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Mr Uche Onwuchekwa, said the fire incident...... read more
BREAKING: Shake up in Lagos as Ambode fires three Commissioners, appoints five Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday carried out a major cabinet reshuffle, dropping three commissioners and appointing five new ones. In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, the three affected cabinet members are Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, Mr. Femi Odubiyi and Mr. Anifowoshe Abiola. The...... read more
More hard times for Kogites as Gov Bello fires 1,774 workers, eight perm secs The Kogi State Government has confirmed the retirement of eight permanent secretaries, some directors and the dismissal of 1,774 employees from the state civil service. It was gathered that the affected members of staff were served their letters last December. The letters were signed by the state’s Head of Service, Mrs....... read more
Board positions: Buhari makes U-turn on dead appointees President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha to review the recent appointment of dead people into the boards of Federal Government agencies. Buhari gave the directives following the controversies that trailed the discovery of some dead people on the list of those appointed...... read more
Dead appointees in Buhari's list shortlisted two years ago -Presidency *Its unpardonable National embarrassment -PDP The Presidency on Saturday defended inclusion of the names of some dead persons in the list of appointments into boards of some agencies released by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Friday. At least, five of the nominees in the list of slightly below 1,500...... read more
Rage over Buhari's new appointees as Dead, living beings get board slots Controversy has dogged series of appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari following announcement of 209 board chairpersons and 1,258 board members by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) late on Friday . This was the largest single appointments made by the president since assuming office in...... read more
Peter Obi on Xmas: Remember the poor, reach out, touch someone Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has admonished Christians to express and charity, the hallmark of the teaching of Jesus Christ, in order to live the full tenets of Christmas. Obi, while felicitating with Christians on the occasion of the 2017 Christmas celebration, also reminded faithful not to forget...... read more
BREAKING: Buhari swears in new Perm Secs, seeks confirmation of more RECs President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore-in the remaining seven permanent Secretaries out of the 22 appointed earlier in the year. The inauguration preceded the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting and had the cabinet members and serving permanent secretaries as well as some guests of the new officials in attendance. The President...... read more
‘Molested’ female passenger: She is our staff, I’ll personally deal with her – FRSC boss Remember the female passenger, who was seen being beaten by a man in the uniform of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), whose video went viral on the social media and attracted a huge public condemnation? Well, the true story is that she is the culprit, rather than the victim and...... read more
After studying Accounting, Emir of Kano's son joins Nigeria Police First son of Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, Aminu Sanusi has joined the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). The prince, who has a degree in accounting from the University of Buckingham, UK, graduated from the Plateau academy of the police with the rank of assistant superintendent of police (ASP). He studied...... read more
Senate holds special public hearing on job creation for Nigerian youths Youths and other stakeholders will be given the opportunity to brainstorm on how to stimulate economic growth and creation of abundant employment opportunities in the country, at the Senate brings the issue to the front burner with a Special Public Hearing on Youth Job Creation and Entrepreneurship, on Monday.   The purpose...... read more
Justice Ademola retires voluntarily from High Court bench Justice Adeniyi Ademola on Thursday tendered his letter of voluntary retirement from the bench of the Federal High Court, Abuja. The judge was due for his statutory retirement in March, 2018, but he suddenly turned in his letter of voluntary retirement dated Dec. 6, 2017. Although his one-paragraph letter was submitted to the Office...... read more
Gov Okorocha swims in more controversies, swears-in own sister as Happiness Commissioner Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in 28 new commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state. He charged them to prove their worth in the service of the state and her people. One of the commissioners sworn in by the governor...... read more
Ateke Tom emerges King of Rivers Community Ex- Niger Delta warlord, Ateke Micheal Tom has been crowned the new Amanyanabo of Okrika Town.   At coronation ceremony, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  charged  the new Amanyanabo of Okochiri town to continue to invest  in the sustenance of peace in Okrika.   Governor Wike advised the newly...... read more
Buhari lines up committees for new minimum wage, Alex Ekwueme's burial President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a 30-member tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee for the negotiation of a new National Minimum Wage.The Committee will be inaugurated on Monday at the Council Chambers, Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Sate House, Abuja. The committee is made up of persons from the public...... read more
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