Venezuela said on Thursday it had arrested 11 top executives of the country’s leading private bank, Banesco, for “attacks’’ against the country’s rapidly depreciating currency, the struggling OPEC nation’s latest move against the private sector.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday night declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal constituency bye-election in Kwara state.
A Presidential Reconciliatory Committee, Saturday, held a closed door meeting with the aggrieved candidates of the All Proressives Congress loyal to the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in Abeokuta.
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has described Saturday’s House of Representatives by-election into Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency as a contest between the Peoples Democratic Party and security agents rather than among political parties, even as he expressed confidence of the party’s victory.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, on Saturday said various air interdiction missions conducted by the troops had substantially degraded Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast and Lake Chad regions.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as a preacher, should “search his soul, seek forgiveness and make restitution for entangling himself in corruption and sharp practices, instead of his lame effort at concealment in the N5.8 billion Northeast Intervention Fund scandal.”
The Senator representing the Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe has warned politicians not to plunge Rivers State into the kind of violence and mayhem that characterized the 2015 general elections.
As part of efforts to boost its internally generated revenue, the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has established a world-class ICT and Prometric centre for corporate services, as well as to promote information technology in the country.