THE END OF BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY HAS COME- PRESIDENT BUHARI

With the formation of a stronger regional coalition, Nigeria and its neighbouring countries now have an increased capacity to deal effectively with Boko Haram and other terrorist groups, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday. The President reaffirmed his belief that the full activation and deployment of the Multi National Joint Task Force which has been … Continue reading THE END OF BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY HAS COME- PRESIDENT BUHARI

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PDP BROKE, TO REDUCE STAFF AND CUT SALARIES BY 50%

Two months after losing power at the national level and in majority of the states, the national leadership of the former ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, has concluded plans to sack half of its workforce. Towards this end, the National Secretary of the party, Prof. Wale Oladipo, has communicated the decision of the National Working … Continue reading PDP BROKE, TO REDUCE STAFF AND CUT SALARIES BY 50%

OIL WORTH $13.7 BILLION STOLEN UNDER NNPC- TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna-Ahmed, on Wednesday said between 2009 and 2012, about 160 million barrels of oil valued at $13.7bn was stolen under the watch of the national oil giant, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. She also said that subsidy payment from 2005 to 2012 indicated that … Continue reading OIL WORTH $13.7 BILLION STOLEN UNDER NNPC- TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE

THE YORUBA OBA WHO OVERTOOK OBA SIJUWADE AS NIGERIAN RICHEST KING

The Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, HRM Frederick Obateru Akinruntan has emerged as the richest king in Nigeria according to Forbes rating. Oba Akinruntan beat the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade to emerge the wealthiest monarch in Nigeria. According to Forbes magazine, Oba Akinruntan and Oba Sijuade were mentioned as one of the 5 wealthiest … Continue reading THE YORUBA OBA WHO OVERTOOK OBA SIJUWADE AS NIGERIAN RICHEST KING

NIGERIAN’S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO THE UK VISITS OBA SIJUWADE’S FAMILY IN LONDON

House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara said Oba Sijuwade is a monumental loss to the nation. Former Osun State Governor Isiaka Adeleke described him as an epitome of intellectual kingship.   Oba Okunade Sijuwade was ‘King of Africa’. -Ndigbo Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Dr Dalhatu Tafida, yesterday visited the London home of Oba Okunade … Continue reading NIGERIAN’S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO THE UK VISITS OBA SIJUWADE’S FAMILY IN LONDON

UNITED STATES GAVE BUHARI NAMES OF OIL THIEVES

The United States of America has handed over the names of Nigerian oil thieves to President Muhammadu Buhari, a member of the President’s entourage during last week’s visit to the US confided in The PUNCH on Tuesday. “I can tell you that the President already has the list of names of the people engaging in the … Continue reading UNITED STATES GAVE BUHARI NAMES OF OIL THIEVES

OONI OF IFE, OBA OKUNADE SIJUWADE IS DEAD

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, is dead. Details of the monarch’s demise are sketchy as at press time, but sources in the Osun State Government House in Osogbo confirmed the development. It was learnt that the state Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has just been briefed on the development, but the source was not forthcoming on … Continue reading OONI OF IFE, OBA OKUNADE SIJUWADE IS DEAD

EFCC GRILLED SENATE PRESIDENT’S TOYIN SARAKI OVER STOLEN BILLION OF NAIRA

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday interrogated Mrs Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President for about six hours over alleged corruption. Saraki was invited by the Commission for questioning over alleged shady contracts during her husband’s tenure as governor of Kwara between 2003 and 2011. The invitation was in relation to alleged … Continue reading EFCC GRILLED SENATE PRESIDENT’S TOYIN SARAKI OVER STOLEN BILLION OF NAIRA

DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE PRETENDING TO BE SICK TO AVOID PROSECUTION

As information continues to emerge of the billions of dollars of public funds that Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, stole with the help of cohorts she handpicked, the embattled former minister is apparently playing the sick card in the United Kingdom where she has spent most of her time since ex-President Goodluck Jonathan lost … Continue reading DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE PRETENDING TO BE SICK TO AVOID PROSECUTION