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NGF Chairman: Gov Fayemi Speaks On His Priority

      ………National Interest Comes First            Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has stated that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) under his watch will address all issues that come its way “as amicably as possible in the overall interest” of the country. Fayemi who spoke moments after he was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum on Wednesday night, said he is ready to build on the commitment of his predecessors by ensuring that States have a strong partnership with the Federal Government as federating units. He explained…

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2019 Polls: Supreme Court Nullifies APC’s Victory In Zamfara State

Supreme Court on Friday nullified All Progressives Congress (APC), participation in 2019 elections  and  declares party with second highest votes as winner  in Zamfara State. The Apex court heard two election appeals seeking to ascertain authentic candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidates in Zamfara in the last general elections. The APC and Malam Sanusi Dan-Alhaji had instituted the case on the primary election conducted by the party for the nomination of candidates to participate in the last general election. Counsel for Dan-Alhaji, Chief Lateef Fagbemi,SAN, while adopting his address,…

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ALTON, Systemspecs, IXPN Back 2019 Digitalsense Forum

…………On Internet Governance, Ipv6 Roundtable  The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) and the leading financial technology solutions provider, SystemSpecs have thrown their weight behind the 2019 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa Forum (NDSF) on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable, slated for Thursday, June 20, at the Welcome Centre Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos. This is coming as the foremost Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) has joined a list of those entities drumming support for 2019 edition of NDSF and what it stands for with…

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NiMET Predicts Cloudy Weather, Thunderstorms On Wednesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions with prospects of widespread thunderstorms over most parts of the country on Wednesday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Tuesday, in Abuja, predicted cloudy conditions over the Central states with morning thunderstorms over Abuja, Ilorin, Lokoja, Minna, and Niger axis. It also predicted thunderstorms over Bauchi, Jos, Kaduna, Abuja, Lafia, Mambilla Plateau, and Makurdi axis during the afternoon with day and night temperatures of 27 to 39 and 18 to 25. The agency predicted that Northern states would experience partly cloudy to…

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SNEPCo Says It Paid N366bn In Revenue To FG, N2.1bn To NDDC In 2018

Nigeria’s foremost deep-water oil and gas company, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), paid N366bn in 2018 as revenue to the federal government from its exploration activities, while it made another N2.1bn as statutory payment to the Niger Delta Development Commission, SNEPCo’s Managing Director, Bayo Ojulari, has said. Ojulari spoke in Lagos at the media launch of the 2019 edition of the Shell in Nigeria Briefing Notes, an annual publication detailing the activities of the business interests of the global energy giant in Nigeria covering SNEPCo; The Shell…

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South African Judge On Holiday Dies Of Snake Bite In Zambia

South African Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, 57, has died after being bitten by a black mamba – one of the most venomous snakes – while on holiday in Zambia. “We are devastated. No words. What an incredible man. His wife, Catherine, is still on her own in Zambia. They were touring Africa. We as a family were very, very proud of him,” relative Ruby Steenkamp said. South African newspaper columnist Max du Preez paid tribute to Judge Steenkamp, describing him as a “clever, kind, progressive man of great integrity”.…

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Fortune Rates Dangote 11th Among Greatest Leaders On Earth

Foremost philanthropist and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has been rated 11th of the 50 World’ Greatest leaders for 2019. The rating carried out by the Fortune Magazine, an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States was released recently and focused mainly on the businesses run by the men and how they have used it to impact their society positively. The time-tested magazine, which first edition was published in February 1930, said the world’s greatest leaders both men and women are transforming the world and inspiring others to…

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Gov Sani Bello Commissions Orphanage 32 Years After Initiation

Over thirty two  years after the initiation of the construction of an Orphanage in Niger State, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello on Wednesday commissioned a multi-million Naira home for the less privileged. In a statement the Media  and Publicity Coordinator to the Governor, Jude Orintunsin said the project was initiated by the military administration of Colonel David Mark, now a Senator, over 32 years ago but  was completed and commissioned by Governor Sani Bello. The Governor described the project as one of his administration’s efforts towards safeguarding and protecting children as well…

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SERAP To Ganduje: ‘Reject Fat Pensions, Luxury Cars-For-Life For Kano Lawmakers’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, urging him to use his good offices and position to: “publicly reject life pensions and brand-new vehicles for lawmakers bill passed by the Kano State House of Assembly, and to prevail on the members of the House to immediately drop the bill, and to honour their fiduciary duties imposed by the Constitution of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and Nigeria’s international anti-corruption obligations.” The organization urged Mr Ganduje to: “prevail on the lawmakers to subordinate their own interests to the public…

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Presidency To PDP: Don’t Drag Us Into Your Smear Campaign Against Judiciary

The Presidency has admonished the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to stop dragging the presidency into their current sponsored media smear campaign against the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa. Reports claiming that an agency of the government, the Department of State Services, DSS has indicted Bulkachuwa of corruption are the latest of this sponsored campaign aimed at causing disaffection between the Executive and the Judiciary, the two arms of government that had operated smoothly under the present dispensation. While the PDP and its candidates are free to…

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