Monthly Archives: April 2018

Row In House Of Reps Over $496m Super Tucano Fighter Jets

The House of Representatives plenary became a rowdy session this morning over calls for impeachment of President Muhammadu  Buhari by  a member of the Peoples Democratic Party,  Kingsley Chinda.The row was over the payment of  $496 million to the United States Government by the Buhari administration for the much needed 12 Super Tucano fighter jets. It followed the reading of ...

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Plateau Declares N3.09bn IGR In Q1

The Plateau Government on Tuesday declared N3.09 billion Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the first quarter of 2018. Mr Dashe Arlat, the Chairman, Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS), made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos. Arlat said that revenue collected during the period was the highest ever in the history of ...

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Sex-For-Marks: Monica Osagie To Expose Prof. Before Panel

Miss Monica Osagie, the student who alleged that a don at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun, demanded sex from her for marks has appeared on Tuesday before an investigative committee set up by the university authorities. Osagie, a postgraduate student in the Masters of Business programme, had released a recorded telephone conversation, which went viral, in which the ...

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Lagos IGR Hits N103.4bn In First Quarter 2018

…Capital Expenditure Gulps N93bn The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said its internally generated revenue for the first quarter of Y2018 stood at N103.476billion, as against N96.7billion recorded in the previous year, thereby accounting for 81 per cent of the total revenue of N141billion generated in the quarter. Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Segun Banjo who disclosed this ...

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Herdsmen Kill Two Catholic Priests, 17 Parishioners In Benue

At least 19 people including two Catholic priests and parishioners were, on Tuesday, killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ayar Mbalon village, Gwer East Local Government area of Benue State. Daily Sun gathered from sources that the parishioners and the priests had gone for early morning mass about 5:30a.m. when the herdsmen who stormed the village and the church wasted ...

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2019: See How Political Gladiators Fare On Social Media

The importance of social media in information dissemination has taken a new trend as its acceptability grows wider and even more popular than the conventional media. Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, top the list of most popular platforms through which celebrities, politicians, businesses and even news organisations disseminate information. In Nigeria, the social media wave has caught on ...

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My House Under Police Siege – Sen Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye, the Kogi west senator who was released some few hours after his arrest at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport said police had laid siege to his home in Abuja. “Over 30 heavily armed fierce looking mobile police men have just stormed My residence in Maitama, Abuja”, he tweeted. “All roads leading to the House has been condoned ...

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Sen. Sani Claims N5b From El-Rufai For Libel

Sen. Shehu Sani, has filed a counter claim at the Kaduna State High Court against Gov. Nasir El-Rufai claiming N5 billion for alleged libellous broadcast. Gov. El-Rufai had in February sued Sani demanding N500 million for alleged defamatory statement contained in a publication. Sani, who represents Kaduna Central senatorial district, filed the Statement of Defence and Counter-Claim on April 20. ...

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Court Asked To Order Saraki, Melaye, Others To Refund Illegal N13.5m Allowance With Interest

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye and 107 other senators to refund “illegal and unconstitutional N13.5 monthly allowance received by each senator with interest, and to stop the lawmakers from receiving such unjustified allowances.” SERAP is also asking the court to order ...

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Lagos Warns Property Owners Against Converting Residential Buildings To Religious Centres

…saves N4.5billion in three years from non sponsorship of religious pilgrimages …registers 13,000 religious bodies in one year, urges residents to report noise pollution The Lagos State Government saved a total of N4.5billion in the last three years as a result of the decision of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to stop the sponsorship of people for religious pilgrimages to Israel and ...

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