S/West PDP: Ondo Senator leads party leaders to pledge support for Fayose, Olafeso

In preparation for the Zonal Congress of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the South-West, the Senator representing Ondo South, Nicholas Tofowomo, today, led other leaders of the party in Ondo State to pledge support for Dr Eddy Olafeso as National Vice Chairman and all other candidates presented by the group led by former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose. The delegation, which visited Fayose in his Lagos residence described his commitment and leadership credentials as “unrivalled, either in or out of office.” Tofowomo, who spoke on behalf of the…

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BREAKING: APC sacks Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi

The Igo Aguma-led All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has suspended the Transport Minister and former Governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi, from the party. The development has deepened the crisis in the state APC as both camps strived to gain control of the APC ahead of the 2023 general elections. The Amaechi’s group of the party had at the weekend declared the suspensions of Senator Magnus Abe, Igo Aguma, Livingstone Wechie, Wogu Boms and all caretaker committee leaders inaugurated by Aguma.Aguma in a statement signed by his Media…

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PDP To APC: Rein In Your Bandits Now

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to immediately rein in its ‘bandits’ as our nation can no longer cope with the daily marauding, kidnapping and wanton killings by these outlaws. The PDP invites Nigerians to note how the APC has become deflated and dumbstruck since its connections to the escalation of acts of terrorism and banditry, including the gruesome killings and kidnapping of innocent Nigerians for ransom in the last five years, were exposed. The APC further betrayed its complicity by always evading demands…

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FG Extends Deadline For NIN Registration

The Nigerian Government has extended the deadline for to connect National Identification Number (NIN) with their SIM cards registration records. The new deadline is now January 19, 2021 for those with NIN. For those without NIN, the deadline has been extended to February 9, 2021. This is coming at a time when the government was criticised for issuing two weeks to Nigerians to update Sim registration. More details soon.

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SEC Suspends Physical Meetings And Visits Due To The Second Wave Of Covid-19

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Monday, suspended, till further notice, all physical meetings and visits to its offices, due to the rising cases of COVID-19 infections across the country, following the second wave of the pandemic. The commission on Friday, in a statement on its website, encouraged stakeholders in the capital market to conduct meetings and other engagements virtually. “Public companies are advised to take appropriate precautionary measures as recommended by the Federal and State Governments as well as the NCDC to ensure the safety of shareholders and participants…

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IPOB Chides S’East Govs over Rejection of Security Outfit

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has slammed governors in the South-east over rejection of a security outfit recently launched by the pro-Biafran group. The group had last week announced the inauguration of a security out named ” Eastern Security Network” primarily targeted at checkmating the activities of criminal herdsmen in “Biafraland”. Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, who doubles as the Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum, had reportedly distanced the governments and people of the area from the IPOB security arrangement. But IPOB, in a statement yesterday, described the…

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Ekiti State translates “Amotekun” law, others into Yoruba language

As part of efforts to make people of Ekiti State to understand state laws, the Ministry of Justice has translated six laws into Yoruba language. Prominent among the laws is the Ekiti State Security Network Agency Law, 2019 establishing the Ekiti State Security Network Agency and “Amotekun’’ Corps to assist in maintaining law and order. The Ekiti State (Transition) Law, 2019 to establish arrangements for the political transfer of administration from one democratically-elected governor to another, was also translated into Yoruba language. Another is the Ekiti State Gender-Based Violence (Prohibition)…

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NIN: Mammoth crowd storms NIMC office at Alausa over fear of SIM apocalypse

A mammoth crowd stormed the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) office at Alausa in Ikeja, Lagos on Monday. This was in response to the mandate given by the Federal Government on December 14 that all Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) not synchronised with valid National Identity Number (NIN) by December 30th 2020 will be disconnected. The last time Nigerians were thrown into such turmoil was when the Federal Government announced the mandatory for all bank customers to be captured in the Bank Verification Number (BVN) project. However, the announcement of the…

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Police dismiss four officers for aiding arms smuggling. Two others demoted.

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed four senior police officers and demoted two others for alleged misconduct and acts unbecoming of public officers. The commission’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, announced this yesterday in a statement in Abuja. The statement said the commission would also reprimand four officers for various offences. Ani said the decision was reached on Friday at the 10th plenary meeting of the commission, presided over by its Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a former Inspector General of Police (IGP). According to Ani,…

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Senate Approves N13.6 Trillion Budget For 2021

The House of Representatives has passed a total of N13.6 trillion as the approved budget for 2021. President Muhammadu Buhari had submitted a N13.082 trillion budget to a joint session of the National Assembly on October 8th, 2020. In a special plenary on Monday to mark the end of the year, the lawmakers passed the budget out of which N496 billion will be for statutory transfers for agencies such as the National Assembly and INEC which is under the first line charge. The lawmakers are sticking to the 40 dollar…

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