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The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.

NGE raises concern over plans to regulate social media, elects acting president

The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa airport: Adams Oshiomhole lied – Governor Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has lampooned the national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole over claims that the Bayelsa International Airport’s was a waste.

Cross River governor, ASUU at loggerheads over appointment of state university vice chancellor

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) chapter are at loggerheads with the authorities of the state over the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor for the state-owned institution.

Supreme Court fixes date to hear cross-appeal against central bank, Cecilia Ibru

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned a cross appeal against the Central Bank of Nigeria seeking to compel it to disclose information under the Freedom of Information Act.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised the support of his administration for creative industry with a view to making the sector achieve a sustainable economic status. 8

Lagos governor woos Chinese investors at trade fair

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday assured Chinese investors of ample business opportunities in the state that would be mutually beneficial to both Nigeria and China.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Fake auto dealer sentence to six months jail term

The charge reads: “That you, Soladoye Taofeek, in the year 2017 at Ibadan, Oyo State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court by means of fraudulent tricks that you are into auto buying and selling, obtained various sums of money from your victims (Jane and John Doe) and thereby committed an offence.”
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court orders forfeiture of properties belonging to PEF chief, $899,600, N150m cash

Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo Giwa of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, October 31, 2019, granted three separate interim forfeiture applications by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, involving monies and properties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Oyo court jails 29-year-old for internet fraud

Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court on Wednesday sentenced one Wright Shola John to one-year imprisonment for defrauding an American citizen, Erica Hegge, of the sum of $1,450.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, yesterday disclosed that the federal government plans to conduct oil blocks bid rounds in 2020.

CSO asks President Buhari to sack minister over $62 billion debt statement

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), the Accountable Leadership For Better Nigeria Initiative, ALBNI, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, of his duties over claims by the latter that debt owed the federal government by the International Oil Companies, IOCs, would be difficult to recover legitimately.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says no amount of media campaign against its Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu will stop the prosecution of the former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki.

Court orders interim forfeiture of Senator Saraki’s property

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, October 21, 2019, ordered the interim forfeiture of two mighty properties located in Ikoyi area of Lagos State belonging to the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika; flanked by Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, (left) and Chairman, Ekiti Airport Committee, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), right during the foundation laying of the Ekiti Agro Allied Airport, in Ado-Ekiti

Governor Fayemi flags off Ekiti cargo airport project

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Friday, laid the foundation for the Ekiti Airport, signalling the commencement of work on the agro -allied cargo airport, aimed at boosting the state’s agricultural, tourism and educational endowment.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate committee wants more funds allocated to auditor-general’s office

The Senate’s Public Accounts Committee has called for more funding for the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Nigeria will be $1.5 billion richer with PSC Bill – Senate president

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has declared the Federal Government would be $1.5billion richer next year following the passage of the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract (PSC) (Amendment) Bill by the Senate.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Troops capture wanted Boko Haram commander, nine others

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said ten Boko Haram key Commanders have been captured by troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole following the bombardment of criminal enclaves in Borno State.
Lagos-Ibadan rail project

Nigeria/China deal: Federal government approves $3.9 billion for Abuja-Itakpe rail line

The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a $3.9bn contract with the China Construction Railway Corporation, CCRC, to build a standard railway track connecting Abuja to Itakpe, Kogi State. The contract also includes the construction of the Warri seaport.
Chiniki Guard, a Nigerian Information Communication Technology startup application, has won the best prize of $10,000 in the Artificial Intelligence category competition at the ongoing Gulf Information Technology Exhibition. GITEX is a global annual and biggest technology gathering in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, with theme: “Synergising the Mind and Technology Economy.”

GITEX 2019: Federal government woos investors to Nigeria, Africa

The Federal Government of Nigeria at the ongoing 39th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) has invited investors to leverage on the potential of Nigeria to do businesses for the boosting of its digital economy.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Internet fraudster jailed six months in Kwara

Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin, the state capital on Wednesday sentenced another internet fraudster Akinbamidele Femi Johnson to six months imprisonment.

Border closure: Nigerians groan as prices of staple food skyrocket by 65 percent

Nigerians are now feeling the pains arising from the border closure as the prices of staple foods such as rice, frozen foods, and others continue to witness an increase of up to 65 percent.

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Group urges southeast governors to fulfill electioneering promises

The Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), a pan-Igbo socio-political pressure group, has called on the South-East governor to fulfill their electioneering promises made to the people.

Yahaya Bello reelected as Kogi governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello winner of the 2019 governorship election in Kogi state.
Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State on Monday stormed major streets of Yenagoa, the state capital, to celebrate the victory of their party in Saturday’s election.

Jubilation in Bayelsa as APC supporters storm major roads

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State on Monday stormed major streets of Yenagoa, the state capital, to celebrate the victory of their party in Saturday’s election.
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Federal university begs abductors to release it kidnapped lecturer after three months

Barely three months after the abduction of a Lecturer with the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, FUDMA, in Katsina State, Abubakar Idris, the management of the university has appealed to the abductors to release its staff from his captivity.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Bayelsa election: Senator Omo-Agege congratulates Governor-elect David Lyon

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has congratulated the Bayelsa Governor-Elect, David Lyon on his victory in the Nov. 16 governorship election.