FG To Ban Foreign Vessels From Operating In Nigeria

The Federal Government has said there are plans to ban foreign vessels from operating on Nigerian waters in the nearest future. the Director-General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside during an interview on Channels Television’s said the agency is working towards a time when foreign-owned vessels will not be allowed to trade on Nigerian waters. …

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Sanwo-Olu Reshuffles Cabinet, Welcomes New Members

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced a cabinet reshuffle, with the appointment of three new members. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,  Gboyega Akosile said eight cabinet portfolios affected by the redeployment include ministries of Local Government, Ministry of Special Duties, Wealth Creation and Employment, Tourism, Arts and Culture, Home Affairs as well as …

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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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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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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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Falana – “Sex offenders’ register can’t stop rapists”

Mrs Funmi Falana, A human rights lawyer and the founder, Women Empowerment and Legal Aids has said that the opening of offenders’ register was not enough to curb incidents of rape and gender-based violence in the country. She noted that concerted efforts to ensure prosecution of sex offenders would go a long way to deal with rapists. Falana, who lamented …

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President Buhari finally reveals why he joined politics after his release from prison

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he joined partisan politics after he was released from prison over thirty years ago. The Nation reports that the president made the revelation when he received the youths leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who came from across the country to pay him a visit in Abuja, Buhari. It was gathered that Buhari …

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