REPORTER KICKED OUT FROM KANO GOVERNMENT HOUSE FOR REPORTING BOTCHED ARMED ROBBERY INVOLVING GOVERNOR GANDUJE’S CONVOY

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has asked the management of Freedom Radio to replace its Government House correspondent, Abbas Yushau, for reporting a botched armed robbery involving the governor’s convoy. According to Daily Nigerian, Mr Yushau had reported that Ganduje’s convoy survived armed robbery attack along Jos-Abuja road on October 5. In his account, Mr Yushau said nobody in the convoy was hurt after the governor’s security engaged the robbers in gun duel that lasted for over 20 minutes. The governor, through his spokesman, Salihu Yakasai, expressed displeasure over the…

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ADEMOLA ADELEKE, DANCING SENATOR FULFILS ELECTORAL OF 250MIL SCHOLARSHIP, SEE PICS

Senator Adeleke fulfills N250 million scholarship campaign promise therenaissanceng.com Senator Ademola Adeleke from Osun West Senatorial District has presented of a sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Million (N250,000,000) to sixty six undergraduates from the ten local governments in his District. Addressing students, parents and party faithful at the occasion in Ede, Osun state on Wednesday, Adeleke said the scholarship scheme was a fulfilment of one of his campaign promises, pledging to continue to serve the interest of the generality of Nigerians, irrespective of party affiliations. He said the scheme…

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LUKA BINNIYAT, KADUNA JOURNALIST REGAINS FREEDOM AFTER ABOUT 100 DAYS IN PRISON

Former Vanguard Correspondent in Kaduna, Luka Binniyat, on Thursday met all the bail conditions and has been released on bail. Binniyat was charged to court by the Kaduna State Government that accused him of incitement and spreading falsehood capable of undermining the peace of the state as regards the troubled Southern Kaduna. A statement by the chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kaduna Council, Comrade Adamu Yusuf, said Binniyat walked out of the Kaduna prisons at exactly 12:50pm. The statement said “those at the prison included Barrister James Kanyip his defence…

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CONTROVERSY CONTINUES: ‘I APPROVED LOANS FOR NNPC, NOT CONTRACTS’ – OSINBAJO

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday clarified that what he approved for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation when President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical vacation were financing loans and not contracts. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Vice-President made the clarification while answering reporters’ questions after the ground-breaking of the multi-billion naira Bonny-Bodo Road project, in Bonny, Rivers State. Akande quoted Osinbajo as explaining that the approvals he granted to the NNPC while he was Acting President were for…

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AILING MINISTER EXPECTED BACK IN NIGERIA THIS WEEKEND

From: Fred Ezeh, Abuja Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, who had been in US hospital in search of solution for an undisclosed ailment for weeks now, has been certified fit by his doctors. Daily Sun authoritatively gathered that barring any new medical development, the ailing Minister would return to Nigeria, on Sunday, to continue his official duties. Media aide to the minister, Anthony Akuneme, who confirmed the arrival of the Minister for Sunday, declined comment about his time of arrival but said that the doctors had assented…

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KEMI OLUNLOYO SENT BACK TO PRISON, SEE PICS

According to an update on her insgagram page. Read.. “The judge granted me a new bail of 150k plus two sureties and stated that attorney Fatai Lawal should have been punished. Everything is closed now so they are taking me to PRISON for another 24 hour thing. My new lawyer and same surety are processing the papers. Mr IGP, you can’t break me. “ She also share some images of the SARS official who attacked her earlier and wrote: The person that attacked me in Yellow shirt, a SARS undercover…

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OYO GOVT CONDEMNS ILLEGAL TAX COLLECTION BY LGS

The Oyo State Government has cautioned people of the state not to accept Local Government Poll Tax Receipts (LGPTR) in place of Tax Clearance Certificates (TCC). It described the LGPTR receipt as illegal. The state government, however, vowed to deal with any state or local government official that is caught defrauding the unsuspecting public in the name of collecting tax payment as a prerequisite for registration of new students and subsequently issued receipt not up to the amount collected. Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela who issued…

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IMOHIMI EDGER SPEAKS ON TAGBO, DJ OLU AND CHIME AMAECHI

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Imohimi Edgar addressed journalists on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 and shared new details about the deaths of Mr Tagbo Umeike, Oluwagbemiga Abiodun a.k.a DJ Olu and Chime Amaechi. The commissioner revealed that he had a meeting with Tagbo’s family, Davido and Caroline Danjuma. He also spoke on DJ Olu and Chime Amaechina’s death, “Substances suspected to be hard drugs were recovered from DJ Olu’s car. Investigation are still going on and the substances discovered in the car have been taken for analysis to determine what…

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OSINBAJO ADMITS APPROVING N640 BILLION OIL CONTRACTS FOR NNPC

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has taken responsibility for granting authorisation to the NNPC for two oil contracts worth N640 billion. A statement by presidential spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said Mr. Osinbajo approved the contracts in his capacity as acting president in July. “In response to media inquiries on NNPC joint venture financing, VP Osinbajo, as Ag President approved recommendations after due diligence,” Mr. Akande said. The admission comes a day after PREMIUM TIMES amplified a curious part of the NNPC response to the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu’s allegations…

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