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Fire razes Fayose’s Mercedes G-Wagon in Lagos

ONE of the cars in the convoy of the Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, a Mercedes G-Wagon, was razed on Wednesday. Governor Fayose was said to be on his way to the airport after an engagement in Lagos State when the car suddenly caught fire. The car was razed despite efforts to put out the fire by the personnel ...

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Cabal behind my brother’s ordeal —Maina’s brother

Family members of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms have said the ‘Cabal’ at the presidency were behind the ordeal their son is passing through. This was even as they maintained that their son was not a fraudster but a messiah who brought reforms into the pension scheme. It would be recalled that recently, president ...

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Buhari assents to North-East Development Commission Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari  has assented to the North East Development Commission (Establishment) Bill, 2017. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters(Senate), Sen Ita Enang, made this known in a statement on Wednesday. According to him,  the Act, establishes the North-East Development Commission. He noted that the commission had the mandate to receive and manage funds allocated ...

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Boko Haram Attacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers In Yobe

Boko Haram terrorists have attacked a military base in Sasawa town of Damaturu Local Government Area in Yobe State. A top security source, who preferred to be unnamed, confirmed to Channels Television on Wednesday via phone that eight soldiers including an officer and a civilian were killed, while several others were injured in the attack which took place on Tuesday. “I ...

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Time To Open ‘New Page’ In Anti-Corruption War, Says Osinbajo

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says the time has come to open a new page in the Federal Government’s fight against corruption. Professor Osinbajo gave the hint on Wednesday at the opening of a capacity building forum for justices and judges in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. He said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was rejigging the entire anti-corruption system, including ...

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Kogi Govt Bans Unionism In State-Owned Tertiary Institutions

Kogi State government has banned the activities of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Trade Unions of Tertiary Institutions and all forms of unionism in the state-owned tertiary institutions. The government made the announcement in a statement signed on Wednesday by the state governor, Yahaha Bello. Institutions affected are Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja; Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa; Kogi State ...

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Mainagate: One Scandal Too Many For Buhari’s Administration – Ezekwesili

The former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has said the controversial reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina to the civil service is one scandal too many and the most lethal blow to the administration’s fight against corruption. President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday October 23, ordered the immediate dismissal of Maina from the Federal Civil Service and also called for a full ...

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Maina’s Family Accuses EFCC Of Witchaunt

The family of the embattled former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina has faulted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for sealing off properties belonging to him in Kaduna and Abuja on account of alleged corruption. The family says the houses in question were properties which he inherited from his father long before he joined ...

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EFCC Seals Maina’s Plaza, Properties In Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has sealed two houses allegedly owned by the embattled former chairman of the Presidential Task Reform Team, Abdulrahseed Maina in Kaduna State. The two properties include a two-storey shopping plaza at No. 2C Ibrahim Taiwo road and another one storey duplex at Katuru road all located in the state capital.       Other properties ...

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Debt profile: Govt counters BudgiT’s report, says Osun is not insolvent

OSUN State government has described as a gross misrepresentation of facts, report by BudgiT, a civic technology organisation, describing the state as tending towards insolvency. In its reaction to the BudgiT report, entitled: “State of States,” where it described Osun debt profile as worrisome, the state government said the debt was still within its capacity to defray. According to the ...

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