Obanikoro Dumps PDP

Tinubu

By Akinwale Kasali Former Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2007 election in Lagos state, has left the PDP to reunite with his godfather, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the All Progressives Congress. Barring last minutes change, Senator Obanikoro, a former Minister of State for Defense concluded plan to dump the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the ruling, All Progressives, APC. Koro, as he is fondly called by his admirers has also settled whatever rift he had with his former political godfather, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed…

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Capital Oil Boss Arrested over N11 Billion Petrol Theft

By Akinwale Kasali For the second time in less than two months, Capital Oil boss and former Gubernatorial Candidate of Labour Party in the 2013 Anambra State election, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has been arrested by the State Security Service, SSS, has arrested on allegation of “economic sabotage”. The SSS says that Ubah was detained on Friday in connection to missing petroleum products. “The arrest was sequel to UBAH’s engagement in acts of economic sabotage which include stealing, diversion and illegal sale of petroleum products stored in his tank farm by…

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Ex-Army Chief, Alani Akinrinade Presents Book

Chief Michael Ade Ojo presenting the book.

It was a gathering of who is who at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs on Thursday, May 4, 2017, when the former defence Army Chief Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade presented his book to the public. The gathering which has the presence of Osun State Governo, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) both  reiterates the demand for restructuring of the country which would place the country on the path of progress and moving forward. According to Akinrinade, the book titled “Alani Akinrinade: My Dialogue with…

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Labour Union Calls for Pay Rise

Joe Ajero and Tokunbo Korodo

The call for pay rise and improved working conditions resonated last Saturday, April 29, 2017, during the pre-May Day Symposium organized by United Labour Congress, led by Joe Ajero. The umbrella bodies o United Labour Congress asked employers for the review of minimum monthly salary from N18,000 to N65,000. Nigeria workers have lamented poor remuneration, welfare and working condition in most organisation both public and private sector, the workers who said they are not in celebration mood as all the facilities needed to improve their lives were not practically non-existence…

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Herdsmen Takes Over Benue

By Akinwale Kasali Following the series of attack orchestrated by Fulani Herdsmen in Benue State, the governor of the state, Samuel Ortom, has said that 12 out of the 23 Local Government Areas of the state have been taken over by Fulani herdsmen. To this end, the governor was said to have backed the law outlawing open grazing, saying it would promote the economy and protect lives and property of people, especially in Agatu, which had been taken over by Fulani herdsmen. He also vowed to ensure proper implementation of the…

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FIFA Lifts Messi’s Ban

By Akinwale Kasali Argentina and Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi has seen his four match ban lifted by world soccer governing body, FIFA. Messi, 29, was banned for insulting an assistant referee during a World Cup qualifier against Chile in March. FIFA’s appeal committee described Messi’s behaviour as “reproachable” but decided the evidence against him was insufficient. Here is FIFA’s verdict: The FIFA Appeal Committee has upheld the appeal lodged by the Argentinian Football Association, on behalf of the player Lionel Messi, against the decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee,…

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Suspended NIA Boss Bought Ikoyi House for $1.6Million

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday named Mrs. Folashade Oke as the owner of Flat 7 B , No . 13 , Osborne Road , Osborne Towers , Ikoyi , Lagos , where the sums of $ 43 , 449 ,947 , £ 27 , 800 and N23 , 218 ,000 were recently recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Mrs . Oke is the wife of the suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency , Amb. Ayo Oke, whose agency had laid claim to the…

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