NRC MOVES TO REVIVE OLD NARROW GAUGE IN EASTERN RAIL LINES

NRC MOVES TO REVIVE OLD NARROW GAUGE IN EASTERN RAIL LINE The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has commenced moves to reactivate the old narrow gauge networks with the Eastern line already at an advanced stage to resume operations. The Eastern line from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri is one of the old narrow gauge lines currently receiving attention of the federal …

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NIGERIAN SOLDIER SHOOTS SELF TO DEATH OVER LOW MORALE

NIGERIAN SOLDIER SHOOTS SELF TO DEATH OVER LOW MORALE An army officer in the 353 Artillery regiment, Ojo cantonment, Lagos identified as Boyi ThankGod has killed himself. The soldier, attached to Headquarters 35 Artillery Brigade Abeokuta, Ogun State, was said to have suddenly cocked his rifle and shot himself in the head. The incident happened on Monday, a colleague of …

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INEC VERIFIES ABURE-LED LABOUR PARTY EXCO, SAYS DOCUMENTS PROVIDED SATISFY 80% OF NEEDED MATERIALS

INEC VERIFIES ABURE-LED LABOUR PARTY EXCO, SAYS DOCUMENTS PROVIDED SATISFY 80% OF NEEDED MATERIALS The Apapa-led Executives of the Labour Party may have suffered a severe blow as a three-man panel of officers from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), led by Assistant Director EPM, Omoregie Uhunmhangho, carried out an authentication exercise at the National Secretariat of the Labour Party. …

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WHY I DIDN’T SACK EMEFIELE – BUHARI

WHY I DIDN’T SACK EMEFIELE – BUHARI Former President Muhammadu Buhari has said that despite the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele being linked to the race for the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 presidential ticket, he did not ask him. He also said that he could not have removed the apex bank’s chief from …

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#GBAJAFRAUD TRENDS, FOLLOWING LEAKED MEMO APPROVING N3B FOR BETTA EDU

#GBAJAFRAUD TRENDS, FOLLOWING LEAKED MEMO APPROVING N3B FOR BETTA EDU The hashtag #GbajaFraud has taken social media by storm as a leaked memo allegedly exposes Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu, in a financial controversy. The memo, circulating widely online and obtained by undisclosed sources, implicates Gbajabiamila in approving the withdrawal of three billion naira from the …

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INTERIOR MINISTER, TUNJI-OJO, FAILED TO APPEAR BEFORE CCB, ASKS FOR RESCHEDULING

INTERIOR MINISTER, TUNJI-OJO, FAILED TO APPEAR BEFORE CCB, ASKS FOR RESCHEDULING Minister of Interior Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, On Tuesday, failed to appear before the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for an interview about his alleged ties to one of the businesses awarded contracts by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development. The Minister, who was set to appear …

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ENUGU COMMISSIONER PAYS HOSPITAL BILL OF DETAINED MOTHER WITH HER TRIPLETS

ENUGU COMMISSIONER PAYS HOSPITAL BILL OF DETAINED MOTHER WITH HER TRIPLETS Enugu State Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology, Lawrence Ezeh, has paid the bills of a woman, Joan Orajiobi, and her triplets, detained by an Enugu private hospital. Enugu State Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology, Lawrence Ezeh, has paid the bills of a woman, Joan Orajiobi, and her …

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EDUGATE: PRESIDENT TINUBU APPROVED RELEASE OF N3B – LEAKED MEMO

EDUGATE: PRESIDENT TINUBU APPROVED RELEASE OF N3B – LEAKED MEMO One week after her suspension, a leaked memo indicated that the President approved the release of ₦3 billion for which Edu is being investigated among other allegations. A leaked memo allegedly emanating from the Office of the Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, indicated that the President released ₦3 billion to …

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ANGRY PLATEAU WOMEN SET DISTRICT HEAD’S HOUSE ABLAZE

ANGRY PLATEAU WOMEN SET DISTRICT HEAD’S HOUSE ABLAZE In a heightened display of frustration, enraged women of Bokkos LGA of Plateau State has set ablaze the residence of the District Head of Bokkos Monday Adanchi. The infuriated women had accused Adanchi of abandoning them during a critical period marked by persistent killings of innocent citizens, which tragically continued after the …

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TINUBU ORDERS PROBE OF ARRESTED OIL BUNKERING VESSEL

TINUBU ORDERS PROBE OF ARRESTED OIL BUNKERING VESSEL President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has ordered a probe into the arrest of an oil bunkering vessel, MT Kali, in the offshore location of the Anglo-Dutch energy giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Bayelsa State. The investigation team is headed by the Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Undiandeye. The …

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FORMER MINISTER BLAMES RISING KIDNAPPINGS ON SECURITY AGENCIES NOT USING NIN-SIM DATA

FORMER MINISTER BLAMES RISING KIDNAPPING ON SECURITY AGENCIES NOT USING NIN-SIM DATA Former Minister of Communication and Digital Economy under the Buhari administration, Professor Isa Pantami, has blamed security agencies for not utilising the NIN-SIM data to tackle rising kidnapping for ransom and banditry. “NIN-SIM policy has been working,” said Prof. Pantami. “However, the relevant institutions fighting criminality are to …

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INEC, JUDICIARY MURDERED DEMOCRACY IN 2023 – OKEKE, EX-PSC CHAIR

INEC, JUDICIARY MURDERED DEMOCRACY IN 2023 – OKEKE, EX-PSC CHAIR The former chairman of Police Service Commission ((PSC), Chief Simon Okeke (Ochendo Amichi has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the judiciary of brutally murdering democracy at the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, He also raised the alarm over excluding the Igbo, one of the major tribes in …

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PDP MOVES TO RECLAIM SENATE, REPS SEATS AFTER SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT

PDP MOVES TO RECLAIM SENATE, REPS SEATS AFTER SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun moves to take back 24 legislative seats from the All Progressives Congress, APC, following the judgement of the Supreme Court. The PDP formally submitted a petition to the National Judicial Council (NJC) and the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FSJC) regarding the removal …

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HOW LALONG, 22 OTHER LAWMAKERS BENEFITTED FROM APPEAL COURT’S’WRONG’JUDGEMENTS

HOW LALONG, 22 OTHER LAWMAKERS BENEFITTED FROM APPEAL COURT’S ‘WRONG’ JUDGEMENTS While the Supreme Court was settling the disputes over the governorship elections in eight states on Friday, it zoomed in on Plateau State to point out sweeping electoral injustice fostered in the state by the Court of Appeal‘s decisions on the cases arising from the 2023 general elections. In …

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EDUGATE: CCB TO GRILL TUNJI-OJO OVER N438M CONTRACT FRAUD

EDUGATE: CCB TO GRILL TUNJI-OJO OVER N438M CONTRACT FRAUD The Code of Conduct Bureau will on Tuesday quiz the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, over the alleged connection of his company in a N438m contract ‘fraud’ at the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. It was alleged that New Planet Projects, reportedly belonging to the minister, benefited from the …

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