Senate confirms nomination of seven appointees to CCB board, withholds three [Full list]

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the nomination of seven appointees to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) board. They were confirmed after Sam Anyanwu, chairman of the committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions, presented a report for the consideration of the senators. However, while presenting the report on Wednesday, Anyanwu said Vincent Nwanne (Ebonyi) […]

Fayemi scraps education taxes, promises pupils free meal

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has abolished payment of education taxes in primary and secondary schools in Ekiti State. He made the announcement at a ‘Thank You’ visit to Ekiti North and South Senatorial Districts on Wednesday. Education tax was introduced by the immediate past administration of former Governor Ayodele Fayose in 2015 where […]

2,400 corpers expected in Ondo for Batch ‘C’ Orientation Camp –NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps in Ondo State says 2,400 corps members are expected in Ondo State for the 2018 Batch ‘C’ orientation course. Mrs Christy Olatoye, the Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations Unit, NYSC in the state, made this known on Wednesday in Akure. Olatoye said that the programme would begin on October […]

We have no preferred candidate for 2019 elections –American official

The United States of America has said that it has no preferred candidate in the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria in 2019. A political officer in the U.S. embassy in Nigeria, Mr. Phillip Franz, said this during a visit to Katsina State Government House on Wednesday in Katsina. Franz said that the USA was, however, […]

Boko Haram: Outrage over killing of another Red Cross worker

The Senate, the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar; and groups, including the Arewa Consultative Forum and the #BringBackOurGirls coalition, on Tuesday, condemned the killing of an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Hauwa Liman, by Boko Haram insurgents. The sect executed Liman on Monday about a month after it […]

EFCC grills Fayose, asks ex-gov to return N1.3bn

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, finally honoured an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday after losing his immunity from prosecution and arrest. After leading Fayose to the interrogation room, it was learnt that he was asked to write a statement explaining how he spent N1.3bn he allegedly […]

Executive Order 6 needed to combat corruption — British Envoy

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has endorsed the Executive Order 6 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that it is important for rooting out corruption in the country. The envoy in an interview with Channels TV on Monday noted that the order would assist in the fight against graft in the country. […]

At 80, Alaafin inspires fresh discourse on kingship

Some leading scholars attempted to redefine the essence of the Alaafin’s role and position in Yoruba history and culture during an international conference organised by the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding to celebrate the 80thb birthday of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi last Monday. At the event, held recently in Oyo […]

Governor Fayemi appoints SSG, Chief of Staff, CPS

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, has announced the appointment of Abiodun Oyebanji, as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG). Fayemi, in a statement, also confirmed Biodun Omoleye as Chief of Staff to the Governor and Yinka Oyebode as Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor. Oyebanji, a former university lecturer, had previously served […]

Atiku: 180 former lawmakers take position on Obi’s choice as running mate

A 180-member caucus of former National Assembly lawmakers from the South East region has insisted that the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, was the best choice as the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. A former member of the House of Representatives and spokesman of the […]