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Former NNPC GMD Maikanti Baru is dead

Baru, Former NNPC GMD The immediate-past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, is dead. This was disclosed by Mele Kyari, the current GMD of the state-run oil company. According to Kyari in his twitter handle, “My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of […]

POLICE SUMMONS LAWYER OVER ALLEGED MALICIOUS PETITION AGAINST MINISTER

Reuben Nwankwo (Abuja) Adamu Mohammed, Police Inspector General The Nigeria Police on Thursday summoned the National Coordinator of Coalition of Public Interest Lawyers and Advocates COPA, Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi, over his coalition’s petition against the Minister of State, Mines and Steel,Mr Uchechukwu Ogah to Economic and Financial Commission EFCC alleging Forgery. The coalition had, via […]

NDLEA BURST HASHISH OIL LABORATORY IN LAGOS

By Reuben Nwankwo Col. Mohammed Mustapha (Rtd), NLEA Boss The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has clamped down on an undercover laboratory that is producing hashish oil in Lagos operated by Oladapo Ifedayo Oluseyi Adedayo who was arrested by the agency. In a press statement from the Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs of the […]

Covid 19: Lagos BRT May Stop Operation May 25th

By Wagom Ori (Lagos) Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state Governor The negative impact of the much dreaded corona virus disease pandemic on the Nigerian economy may have started manifesting as challenges of logistics resulting from it  may force the Lagos state Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to stop operation come May 25th According to a reliable source […]

Group Passes Vote of Confidence on NASS, NASC; Condemns Media attacks

Ochai Sunday (Abuja) National Assembly Complex, Abuja A renowned advocacy body on national issues, Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance in Nigeria (COCMEGG) has passed vote of confidence on the activities of National Assembly NASS, its management and service commission while at the same time condemned what it termed media arracks […]

President Buhari Sacks NECO Registrar, Four Top Staff After Two year Suspension

Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Charles Uwakwe as Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council. Also dismissed from service were four other management staff of the council for various offences. Uwakwe and two of the dismissed management staff were on 10th May, 2018 placed on suspension, while an investigative […]

Rwanda Deploys Robot To Monitor Recovery Of COVID-19 Patients

Kagame, Rwandan President Rwanda has deployed robots to support the treatment of COVID-19 cases in the country as part of moves to reduce exposure of health workers to the virus. The robots named Akazuba, Ikirezi, Mwiza, Ngabo and Urumuri will also help in storing medical records of patients, eliminating paper-based filing systems in the country. […]

N119bn Fraud Query: Suspend Fed. Perm Sec Umar Bello Now, CWAI Advises FG

Ochai Sunday (Abuja) Mrs Yemi-Esan, Head of Service of the Federation One of the foremost Civil Society Organization CSO in Nigeria, Citizens Watch Advocacy Initiative, CWAI has urged the Federal Government to suspend the permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Science and Technology Dr Mohammed Umar Bello, who has been issued query on allegations of […]