SEE THE MEN SET TO TAKE OVER FROM BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO,

THEY ARE HIS SONS, Bishop David Oyedepo’s daughter-in-law Kemi shared the photos on Facebook. The wife of David Oyedepo Jnr who turned a year older today, wrote: “His family are proud to call him one of theirs – son, brother, husband, father, and we’re so proud to call him our Pastor! Happy birthday, Pastor David! We just can’t get tired of showing you love! You are such a loving Pastor so we are giving you what you give us selflessly!”

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SEE THE 11 STATES THAT HAVE DONATED LAND FOR GRAZING RESERVE FOR FULANI HERDSMEN

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh on Thursday said 11 states had provided 55,000 hectares to establish ranches to curb farmers and pastoralists clashes in their states. Mr. Ogbeh made this known at a news conference in Abuja. The minister said the states were Plateau, Kaduna, Kano, Gombe, Katsina, Taraba, Niger, Adamawa, Jigawa, Sokoto and the FCT. He said of all the enterprise in the livestock sector, only the poultry industry had achieved an appreciable level of commercialisation. Mr. Ogbeh said other industries in the livestock sector…

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JONATHAN’S MEN UNDER SURVEILLANCE BY SECURITY AGENCIES, FIND OUT WHY

Strong indications have emerged that close associates and allies of former former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan have been put under surveillance by the nation’s security agencies. This followed heightened insecurity in the oil rich Niger Delta‎ following the spate of bombings of oil pipelines and and other facilities by the nascent militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA). A top security source disclosed that although government had yet firmed up investigations regarding the ‘involvement or ‎complicity’ of some of Jonathan’s close allies, it was not ‘waving aside deeper scrutiny.’ He said…

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2 SENIOR TRADITIONAL RULERS’ KIDS MAKE OYO 14- MEMBER CABINET

Oyo State House of Assembly yesterday announced the names of the 14 Commissioner- nominees forwarded to it by Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Also read was a list of eight members to constitute the State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC. The names of the nominees, which were announced during a plenary session of the House by the Speaker, Michael Adyemo , was received on May 26, with reference number Gov/2016/05/120, with the caption: ‘Nomination of Commissioners into the state Executive Council.’ The names of the commissioners include the son of Soun of Ogbomoso,…

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NO MORE POST-UME IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES- FG PEGS CUT OFF MARK, SEE THE NEW SCORE

The Federal Government Thursday scrapped the conduct of post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for candidates seeking admission into higher institution. The government explained that all tertiary institutions were at liberty to conduct screening for candidates seeking admission into any school. Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said this on Thursday in Abuja after declaring open the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria. Adamu, expressed confidence in the examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), adding that there…

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SACHET WATER EXPOSED TO SUN CAN KILL FAST, SAME WITH MOIMOI IN CELLOPHANE- MINISTER

he Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Audu Ogbeh, on Thursday, raised the alarm that Nigerians who are eating moinmoin cooked in cellophane bags risk serious health challenge as the product is poisonous. He stated this at a One-day Public Hearing on  Food security bills organised by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. The  minister explained that Nigerians were unconsciously eating  poisons in some food items on a daily basis as a result of wrong habit of  processing and preserving the foods. He specifically mentioned moinmoin  prepared…

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MORE TROUBLE FOR FEMI FANI KAYODE, AS HE CAN’T LEAVE CUSTODY BEFORE JULY

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Thursday that it was investigating the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Campaign Organisation for the 2015 election, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, for fresh allegation. The anti-agency said the fresh allegation was different from the case of the N800m which the former Minister of Aviation allegedly received as campaign fund from the $2.1bn meant for procurement of arms. It said this on Thursday before a High Court of the Federal High Court in Apo, Abuja, where it also disclosed that fresh petition…

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SEE HOW SENATOR TINUBU CHALLENGED BUKOLA SARAKI TODAY, BUT THEY ENDED UP LAUGHING OVER IT

There was a mild drama at the Senate’s plenary Thursday when the Wife of a leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Senator Oluremi Tinubu accused the Senate President, Bukola Saaki of demoting her. Tinubu, (APC, Lagos Central) who chairs Senate Committee on Women Affairs challenged Saraki for placing Senator Andy Uba higher than her during the adoption of votes and proceedings. Our correspondent reports that both Tinubu and Saraki are second timers at the Upper Chamber. They have been at the Red Chamber since 2011. Saraki had at the commencement…

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HOW N166MIL GIFT FROM CONTRACTOR LANDED AIR VIE- MARSHALL, OGUNTOYINBO IN TROUBLE

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja‎, on Thursday ordered the remand of a Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Air Force‎, Air Vice-Marshal Olutayo Oguntoyinbo, in Kuje Prison pending the hearing of his bail application slated for June 6. Justice Olukayode Adeniyi gave the order of remand shortly after Oguntoyinbo pleaded not guilty to the the charge of accepting N166m gift from a contractor with the Nigerian Air Force. He allegedly received the gift from the contractor, Société D’ Equipments Internationaux Nigeria Limited,…

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FORMER NNPC MD, BARKINDO BECOMES OPEC SECRETARY GENERAL

A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Mohammed Barkindo, has emerged as the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Two OPEC delegates said Nigerian candidate Barkindo was chosen to be OPEC’s new secretary-general on Thursday in Vienna at the group’s 169th conference, Reuters reported. Barkindo, who was recently nominated by the Federal Government for the position, led the NNPC from 2009 to 2010 and served as acting secretary-general of OPEC in 2006, as well as representing Nigeria at the group. OPEC has been looking…

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