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I’ll fight corruption until it’s exterminated from our polity – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to continue to fight corruption and never rest until corruption in all levels and other vices are exterminated from Nigeria. President Buhari said corruption must be tamed completely if Nigeria must be set on the path of greatness and prosperity. President Buhari gave the statement on Monday at the 2017 Annual National Management Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Management in Abuja. President Buhari The theme of the conference  was Corporate Governance and Institutional Performance. Buhari who was represented by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, said every great nation is the reward of great leadership built on good governance void of corruption. He said his administration has taken it upon itself...

Osun’ll no longer rely on fed allocation in 5yrs time – Commissioner

Osun state government has said that it has put in place policies, programmes and infrastructure that will totally liberate the state from relying on the federal allocation which has, for sometimes, been deciding the progress or otherwise of majority of the states in Nigeria. Foundation for economic prosperity, according to the government, was gradually being built in Osun and was working assiduously to attain a glorious height economically. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa stated this on Sunday while addressing members of a socio-political organization, the Young Mandate Group in Osogbo. Rauf Aregbesola Baderinwa said Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration has provided and invested heavily on profitable and lasting infrastru...

FG confirms new case of yellow fever in Kwara

The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed a new case of Yellow Fever in a young girl in Oke Owa Community, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara. Prof. Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health, said the Lagos University Teaching Hospital carried out the laboratory diagnosis of the case while the Institute Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal confirmed it on Sept. 12. The minister made this known in a statement issued by Mrs Boade Akinola, Director Media and Public Relations of the ministry on Monday in Abuja. The minister said that the State Epidemiology Team has begun investigation in the affected area and surrounding communities following the confirmation of the case. Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole He added that government has deployed a joint team comprising the Nigeria Cent...

IPOB: Buhari sends Shetimma, four other northern governors to south-east to broker peace

A team of five Northern governors led by the Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettimma has been sent to the South-East by President Muhammadu Buhari to broker peace in the region following the recent clash between the secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Nigerian army in Abia state. Others in the team are Aminu Masari (Katsina), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), as seen on TheCable. File: •Governors Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Kashim Shettima (Borno) and Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina) at a joint meeting of the Northern State Governors’ Forum and the Chairmen of the Council of Chiefs of the northern states. The clash which saw gory images and video clips of IP...

Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m suit: Appeal court adjourns hearing till Nov 3

By Onozure DaniaLagos – The Court of Appeal, sitting in Lagos has fixed the hearing of an appeal filed by a former First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan, against the temporary forfeiture of the sum of $5.8million, belonging to the Federal Government to November 3.‎ Patience Jonathan The suit, which was assigned to Justices John Ikyeh, Abimbola Obaseki-Adejumo and Abraham Georgewill on July 5, was stalled at the last sitting on July 12 following the withdrawal of an unnamed member of the panel. Justice Ikyeh, who presided over the appeal, at the last adjourned date had noted that three judges were required to form a quorum before an appeal could be heard. He adjourned hearing till today.“One of us is going to recuse himself from this case for personal reasons, so we are not...

Ill-health stalls ex-Gov. Nyame’s trial

An FCT High Court in Gudu, Abuja, on Monday adjourned the trial of former Taraba Gov. Jolly Nyame due to his ill-health. Nyame is facing trial for alleged misappropriation of Taraba funds to the tune of N1.64 billion during his tenure as the governor. He is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Jolly Nyame Nyame’s counsel, Mr Hassan Fajimite, told the court that Nyame was absent due to ill-health. He said that the ex-governor went to see his doctor. “I regret to inform your lordship that we got a phone call from one of his aides, Mr William, about his ill-health,’’ Fajimite said. He prayed the court to adjourn the case until Tuesday but counsel to the EFCC, Mr Rotimi Jacobs, submitted that Sept. 20 would be convenient for the prosecut...

IPOB: Army releases more patrol troops

The Nigeria Army has increased military presence as a measure to prevent any form of reprisal attacks in Zaria, following reports of attacks on non-indigenes resident in parts of South East. The Assistant Director, Depot Nigerian Army/Nigerian Military School (MNS) Public Relations, Capt. Haruna Mohammed-Sani, gave the statement to newsmen. Troops: Nigeria army increases troops to patrol Zaria He said the unfortunate development in the South East had led to the imposition of curfew in Jos Plateau State. He explained that the Commandant, Depot Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Victor Ezegwu, met with military, paramilitary and other stakeholders to ensure that proactive measures are put in place. The military was taking measures to safeguard lives and property and avert any occu...

Goal-hungry Man City can still improve, warns Pep

Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola Fbl | ENG | Pr | ManCity | Guardiola associated with xLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Monday 9/18/2017 – 11:35 UTC+2 | 347 words Pep Guardiola says his free-scoring Manchester City side can still improve — in a chilling message to Premier League rivals — but is refusing to get carried away by their electrifying early-season form. City hammered Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday to complete three wins in seven days, scoring 15 goals without reply. Hailing full-back recruits Kyle Walker, Danilo and Benjamin Mendy for transforming City’s blueprint, Guardiola, whose side are top of the Premier League alongside Manchester United, said his team are nowhere near their peak. “Even if it looks like we cannot improve, of course we can im...

Rooney gets two year ban after drink-drive guilty plea

Former England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to drink driving. *Rooney The Everton forward was stopped by police when driving a woman’s black Volkswagen Beetle at 2:00 am (0100 GMT) on September 1, while his pregnant wife and their three sons were on holiday. Stockport Magistrates’ Court in the northwest of England heard Rooney was almost three times over the legal drink-drive limit. A breathalyser test showed his alcohol level was 104 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath. The drink-drive limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath. Rooney apologised for his “unforgivable lack of judgement” after his guilty plea. “Following toda...

“If Buhari had not come to power we wouldn’t have …”

By Samuel OyadonghaYENAGOA – FORMER member representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Clever Ikisikpo, has extolled President Muhammadu Buhari for granting an indigene of the state a licence to build a private refinery in Bayelsa. President Muhammadu Buhari The gesture, according to the former lawmaker, is an indication of President Buhari’s commitment to developing the Niger Delta region. Senator Ikisikpo, an indigene of Ogbia, same local government area with former President Goodluck Jonathan, declared that Buhari had done what the immediate past PDP led Federal Government with a Bayelsan at the helm of affairs failed to do for the state. He stated this at Kolo in Ogbia Local Government weekend when students from Bayelsa East Dist...

Breaking: Boko Haram slaughters Chief Imam, 4 others in Borneo village

BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURISuspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect on Sunday night invaded Kurmiri village of Titiwa Ward, about 15 kilometres away from Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno state, in which the terrorists slaughtered the Chief Imam of the village alongside four other persons. The Chief Imam, Ustaz Goni Bukar Tabare is the Senior brother to a popular Politician in Magumeri, Mallam Goni Kundube. Boko Haram Magumeri has witnessed a series of deadly attacks in recent past, including the ambush, killing and abduction of NNPC oil exploration workers, contracted staff of University of Maiduguri and 15 members Civilian JTF in Bornoyesu village of Council July this year. The attackers, according to investigation came into the Village armed with Ak47 r...

Ignore impostors, Arewa youths urge Ambode

By Dapo AkinrefonTHE Arewa Youths Consultative Forum. AYCF, has called on Governor Akinwumi Ambode to be wary of some characters parading themselves as leaders of Arewa Community in the state. Arewa community celebrate Lagos @50 at Agege stadium.PHOTO BY AKEEM SALAU In a statement by the President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Mallam Yerima Usman Shetima, he lambasted a couple of personalities who he described as bloody impostors who claimed to be leaders and mouth piece of the Arewa Community in the state simply because they are in appointed offices. Yerima was supporting a report credited to the Sarkin Fulani of Lagos State, Alhaji Mohammed Bambado who, in an interview alleged that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has abandoned the Arewa community after supporting him to victory...