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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Group gives minister two weeks to resign or face court action

A non-governmental organisation, Centre for Law and Civil Culture (CLCC), has called on the embattled Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Mallam Isa Pantami to emulate the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and tender his resignation letter without further delay.

Kingsley Moghalu accuses Presidency of double standards

A former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a presidential candidate in the last general election, Kingsley Moghalu, has accused the presidency of double standards in the matter involving the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, over his past radical Islamic views and supporting the Boko Haram terrorist group.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Kingsley Moghalu: Isa Pantami should not continue as minister

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and ex-presidential candidate, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, has said that Isa Pantami should never have scaled the vetting process that saw him emerge as the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy.
A constitutional rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Mike Ozekhome, has condemned Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi’s attack on journalists, saying the governor has no legal, constitutional or moral powers to pronounce “fatwa” against the correspondents of the Sun and Vanguard Newspapers in the ordinary course of their duties.

Mike Ozekhome: Isa Pantami can be prosecuted for terrorism

Lagos lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has faulted the federal government’s position on whether Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, can be prosecuted for terrorism.

Ogun pharmacists boycott NMA, NAMM strike action

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter, has said its members are not joining the strike action embarked by the Nigeria Medical Association in the state over the incessant kidnapping of health workers.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governors order reopening of schools shut down over hijab controversy

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has announced the immediate reopening of the 10 schools shut down over the hijab controversy.

Hijab crisis: Students, parents decry continuous closure of schools

Parents and students of the 10 grant aided missionary schools closed down indefinitely by Kwara Government over Hijab controversy have bemoaned the continuous closure of the schools.

WAEC registration: Kwara government warns principals against extortion

The Kwara Government has warned principals in public schools not to extort students during the registration of the upcoming West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara shuts 10 schools over Hijab controversy

Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, said in a statement that affected schools are the Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) College, Sabo Oke and St. Anthony College, Offa Road.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governor celebrates 61st birthday with students with disabilities

The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Friday visited the school of special needs where he joined students with disabilities to cut his 61st birthday cake.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

How Nigerian government’ll disburse N75 billion youth fund – minister

While speaking to 77 District Heads and religious leaders in Kaduna in continuation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to all his cabinet members to return home and interface with their constituents on the efforts of the present administration towards national development, the minister said
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank, IMF charged on economic transformation

The Development Committee of the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Annual Meetings 2020 has called on the multilateral organisations to support and accelerate a resilient recovery centered on jobs and economic transformation.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

House of Reps summons finance minister, predecessor over N1.7 trillion

The former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and the incumbent Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, are expected to appear in person before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts to give accounts on the sum of 1.7 trillion naira appropriated for the implementation of National Social Investment Programmes from 2016 to 2019.
He is Mr Lamido Yuguda whose appointment was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter sent to the Senate on Tuesday requesting the confirmation of Yuguda as the Director General of the Commission.

Capital market expert sets agenda for new SEC chief

Barring any last minute hitches, a substantive Director General will soon assume duty at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), ending Ms Mary Uduk’s more than two years tenure in acting capacity.

Embattled SEC chief Mounir Gwarzo resigns

The embattled Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo, has resigned from office.

South West PDP welcomes Oyinlola, chieftains of APC, ZLP, ADC, others

The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday joined leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South West geopolitical zone to receive bigwigs from rival political parties to the party, declaring that a fresh wave of unity, which will move across Nigeria, has begun in the South West.

Tunde Fowler speaks on FIRS handover controversy

The immediate past Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler, said he did nothing wrong in handing over the management of the tax revenue agency to the Coordinating Director, Domestic Taxes Group, Abiodun Aina.
6 President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received Cyril Ramaphosa, his South African counterpart, in Abuja.

Presidents Buhari, Ramaphosa to meet over xenophobic attacks

Presidents Muhammadu Buhari and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa will meet on the sidelines of the ongoing African Export Import (Afrexim) bank Annual General Meeting in Abuja to discuss the killing of Nigerians and citizens of other African countries in South Africa.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Why former finance minister deserves reappointment – APC chieftain

Former Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed has been described as one of the experienced hands needed by President Muhammadu Buhari in piloting the affairs of the country.

SEC’s abuse of power negatively impacts Oando’s employees, board of directors

In the Oando versus the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) crisis it seems the SECs strategy is to use silent warfare and third parties to achieve one objective - the destruction of Oando PLC.

Workers shut SEC over attempts to reinstate suspended chief

The battle for the headship of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) got fiercer Monday morning as the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, SEC Branch, locked up offices of the headquarters of the Commission over attempts by suspended DG Mounir Gwarzo to resume duties.

Court orders reinstatement of suspended SEC chief Mounir Gwarzo

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the immediate reinstatement of Mounir Gwarzo, the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), back to his position.

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A Tanzanian PhD student, Ngowi Emanuel Harrison, died in India on April 26 of Covid-19 complications.

Tanzanian student dies of coronavirus in India

A Tanzanian PhD student, Ngowi Emanuel Harrison, died in India on April 26 of Covid-19 complications.
The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Elizabeth Modupe Osunjuyigbe, an employee of Access Bank Plc, for an alleged fraudulent diversion of funds to the tune of over N34m.

EFCC arrests bank staff for ‘N34 million fraud’

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Elizabeth Modupe Osunjuyigbe, an employee of Access Bank Plc, for an alleged fraudulent diversion of funds to the tune of over N34m (Thirty-four Million Naira).
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC assures will continue to meet financial obligations to FAAC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has clarified that the revenue projection contained in the letter to the Accountant General of the Federation being cited in the media pertains only to the Federation revenue stream being managed by the Corporation and not a reflection of the overall financial performance of the Corporation.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Investment in agric will curb youth restiveness

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has advised the Federal Government to invest sufficiently in agriculture as a strategy to curb youth restiveness in the country.
Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), disclosed this in Abuja on in an interview with newsmen.

TRCN: Nigerian teachers becoming more competitive globally

Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), says Nigerian teachers are currently becoming more competitive globally.

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Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the Governor of Sokoto State, Mr. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as a dynamic governor for his infrastructural development in the state.

Ex-President Obasanjo hails Sokoto governor on capital projects

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the Governor of Sokoto State, Mr. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as a dynamic governor for his infrastructural development in the state.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it arrested 114, 934 people across the country between January and March for diverse traffic offences.

FRSC arrests 114, 934 offenders nationwide in Q1

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it arrested 114, 934 people across the country between January and March for diverse traffic offences.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Rivers governor condemns attack on security personnel

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has strongly condemned the barbaric and dastardly attack on security personnel along Omagwa/Isiokpo/Elele Owerri Road in Ikwerre LGA of the State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after a 17-day medical trip to London, the United Kingdom.

APC: President Buhari will deal with terrorists, criminal gangs

The All Progressives Congress APC Advocates Forum has weighed in on the controversy surrounding past extremist views held by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Sheikh Isa Ali Pantami, saying like the biblical Apostle Paul who got converted on his way to Damascus, the minister should be judged based on his track record of service and not his past.
Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu continues his fine form in the Belgian Jupiler league after scoring for KRC Genk against Kortrijk on Saturday.

Super Eagles star reveals dream Premier League transfer

Onuachu scored 29 goals in the regular season in Belgium and he is widely expected to quit Genk for a bigger club and league in the summer even though he still has a contract at the Belgian club till 2024.