OBASANJO SOLD APO LEGISLATIVE QUARTERS FOR THIRD TERM BID- HON AGBONAYINMA

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo A member of the House of Representatives, Johnson Agbonayinma (APC, Edo), has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of selling the Apo Legislative Quarters because of his third term agenda. The lawmaker stated this in Abuja on Wednesday while contributing to a motion by Segun Adekola (PDP, Ekiti), on “A Call for Change of Name of Apo Legislative Quarters to Reflect Current Real According to Agbonayinma, it was wrong to continue to refer to the buildings as “legislative or legislators’ quarters” since they are no longer housing…

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OTEDOLA PRESENTS 50,000 DOLLARS TO CHRISTIAN CHUKWU

Christian Chukwu, former coach of the Super Eagles and one of Nigeria’s greatest footballers ever, will travel to the UK for further treatment in the first week of May following the footing of his medical bills by Femi Otedola, the billionaire businessman. Otedola’s offer to foot the bill of the former captain of the national team following reports that he was battling with prostate cancer. The $50,000 cheque was presented to Chukwu on Wednesday morning in Enugu by Philip Akinola, the COO of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, one of…

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40-YR OLD PAEDOPHILE DEFILES POLICEMAN’S DAUGHTER IN ASABA

Parents and guardians have been warned again to keep watchful eyes on their children and wards in order to secure them from sexual predators. This is coming after the 7-year-old daughter of a police officer serving in Kaduna State, was allegedly defiled by a 40-year-old man in Asaba, Delta state. After initial investigation, the suspected paedophile who confessed to the crime – was arrested and is currently in custody. Report has it that the young victim is undergoing treatment in a hospital. Investigation into the matter is ongoing. Watch the…

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BUHARI ARRIVES LAGOS, COMMISSION PROJECTS

President Muhammadu Buhari, has arrived in Lagos on a one-day working visit to the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari and his entourage landed at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at 10.32 a.m on Wednesday amid tight security. The president arrived aboard a Nigerian Air Force Boeing aircraft with registration number 5N-FGT and was welcomed with a dance by cultural troupe and a Presidential Guard of Honour. Those who received him include Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of…

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SIM REGISTRATION OF 95.6 MIL SUBSCRIBERS INVALID SAYS NCC

@SOUNDAZA The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says a total of 95.7 million SIM cards being used by subscribers were not properly registered. Speaking on Tuesday at a regional sensitisation workshop that held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, NCC officials said the agency will send the owners of the SIM cards back to registration centres for recapturing. According to Sunday Dare, NCC’s executive commissioner for stakeholder management, who was represented by Efosa Idehen, director for compliance monitoring and enforcement, perpetrators of fraudulently registered SIM cards will be charged with felony and…

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SHIITES PROTEST IN ABUJA AGAIN SEE PICS AS THEY MARK EL ZAKZAKKY’S BIRTHDAY

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) marched on the streets of Abuja on Tuesday to commemorate the birthday of Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, their leader. El-Zakzaky has been in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) since December 2015. He is currently facing trial over “culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace”. His supporters called on the federal government to release him. They threatened to change their style of protest if the government continues to keep their leader in detention. See pictures below:  

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NIGERIAN DOCTORS CAN LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF THEY WANT- NGIGE

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has said that medical doctors who want to leave Nigeria, are free to do so as the country has a lot of medical personnel. Ngige said this when he appeared on Channels TV Sunrise Daily, saying he was not bothered about the large number of medical doctors leaving the country. The minister was responding to questions about brain drain and deliberate recruitment of Nigerian doctors by foreign embassies in Nigeria. He said, “I am not worried, we have surplus doctors, if…

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MALABU OIL SCAM: ADOKE GOES TO COURT TO PREVENT ARREST

A former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, has asked a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Jabi, to vacate a bench warrant issued against him. The court had ordered the arrest of Mr Adoke alongside former Minister of Petroleum, Duazia Louya Etete (aka Dan Etete) and four foreigners, Raph Wetzels, Casula Roberto, Pujato Stefano, and Burrato Sebastiano. The court order had followed their alleged failure to turn up for their arraignment in a fraud charge relating to the Malabu Oil scandal. Ruling on the…

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NEW DEPUTY CORP MARSHALLS, ASSISTANT CORPS MARSHALLS AND COMMANDERS ANNOUNCED IN FRSC

FRSC appoints four deputy corps marshals, 14 assistant corps marshals Premium Times Nigeria / Agency Report / 1 hour ago The Board of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has approved the elevation of four Assistant Corps Marshals (ACM) to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshals (DCM). It also approved the promotion of 14 Corps Commanders (CC) to Assistant Corps Marshals (ACM) and 16 Deputy Corps Commanders (DCC) to the rank of Corps Commanders (CC). A statement by Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, in Abuja on Tuesday said this was in furtherance to…

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READ ASUU’S REACTION TO AISHA BUHARI’S PLAN TO ESTABLISH A PRIVATE UNIVERSITY

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has described the proposed plan to establish a private university by the first lady, Aisha Buhari, as a disaster to the country’s educational system and a joke taken too far. The chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU, Deji Omole, made this disclosure on Tuesday, while speaking with journalists during an interview in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Mr Omole was reacting to a statement credited to Mrs Buhari, that plans are under way to establish a university which will he…

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