EFCC arraigns ex-Kwara scholarship board chair, others for fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission yesterday arraigned the immediate past Chairperson of the Kwara State Scholarship Board,  Hajia Fatimah Yusuf, and two others over alleged involvement in bursary fraud in the board. Yusuf was arraigned alongside Fatai Lamidi, Executive Secretary and Stephen Ajewole, the accountant in the scholarship board, before the court presided over by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye. They …

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Another alleged OAU randy lecturer placed on half salary

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, said it has commenced investigations into the allegations of request for sex levelled against a lecturer, Olabisi Olaleye, by a female student, Motunrayo Afolayan.  Afolayan is a 400- level student in the Department of International Relations in the Faculty of Administration of the university where Olaleye teaches. This fresh allegation …

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Kidnapping: Katsina imposes curfew on use of motorcycles, tricycles

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has signed an Executive Order prohibiting the use of motorcycles and tricycles between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. across the state. The state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Ahmed El-Marzuq, who announced this on Wednesday in Katsina, said the dusk-to-dawn curfew takes effect from Jan. 20. He explained that motorcycles and tricycles …

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We informed national security agencies before establishing Amotekun – Fayemi

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said the community security outfit, Operation Amotekun, initiated by the South-West Governors, was to complement national security outfits. He stated that the outfit is not a competitor to national security outfits. According to him, national security agencies were well-informed and collaborated with South-West governors in the course of the …

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Jordan Henderson and Lucy Bronze named 2019 England Players of the Year

Jordan Henderson, Liverpool skipper, has been named England men’s Player of the Year for 2019 ahead of his colleagues Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane. Henderson won the award for the first time, edging out the Manchester City and Spurs stars with his incredible stellar form for the Premier League giants Liverpool. The 29-year-old midfielder has been a regular face in …

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Accountant general says 7.5% VAT is in full force, contadricts Finance Minister’s statements

Ahmed Idris, the accountant-general of the federation, and the minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, have given conflicting information regarding the implementation of the finance bill. Idris said the implementation of the finance bill, including the increment of Value Added Tax from 5% to 7.5% has begun. However, Idris’s statement is contrary to the earlier statement made …

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Iran president working to prevent war amidst high tension

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said that dialogue with the world was possible despite high tensions with the United States, stating that Tehran was working daily to prevent war.President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech that the government is working daily to prevent military confrontation or war adding that it is a daily concern for him.The latest surge in …

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AMOTEKUN: We are considering similar outfit, says M-Belt

FOLLOWING Tuesday’s declaration by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, that the South West security outfit codenamed Amotekun is illegal, and reactions  trailing FG’s position, the people of Benue State and the Middle Belt said, they were not opposed to Amotekun, saying they were prepared to emulate the initiative. This came as Chairman of …

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Preacher claims marriage vows are satanic with biblical fact

A controversial Ugandan preacher, Aloysius Bugingo, of House of Prayer Ministries, has stirred controversy after telling his congregants that marriage vows are not written anywhere in the bible but are actually from hell. The preacher, who is ideally, Uganda’s version of Pastor Ng’ang’a, was preaching during a lunch hour service when he said he had read the bible from Genesis …

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