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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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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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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Countries to sue Iran for nationals’ death in Ukrainian airliner crash

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Vadym Prystaiko, said the countries whose nationals died in the downing tragedy in Iran would gather for a meeting on Thursday to discuss possible legal action against Iran. Prystaiko, who spoke on the sidelines of an official visit to Singapore has said that the issue of compensation and an investigation into the incident would also be addressed …

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RevolutionNow protest ongoing in Lagos

Security operatives are seen around the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos as #RevolutionNow protest march commences. Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 General Election, and publisher of the online medium, Sahara Reporters, had called for the staging of the #RevolutionNow. He described the move as a protest against bad governance in the country. …

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Buhari upgrades College of Agriculture to University

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to two Bills passed by the 8th National Assembly, upgrading the College of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State, to a full-fledged University, and reforming punitive measure of the Architects Registration Council. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) Mr Ita Enang disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday. …

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A-Ibom govt tasks ministry with publications harmonisation

IN a bid to ensure proper management of information in the state, the Akwa Ibom Government has approved the harmonization of all publications of government activities, through the Ministry of Information. According to a statement yesterday in Uyo, this was one of the key decisions taken, during the second term inaugural State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Udom …

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Lampard appointed as Chelsea boss

Chelsea have appointed former midfielder Frank Lampard as their manager on a three-year deal. Lampard, 41, has left Championship side Derby County to take over at a club where he spent 13 years as a player. He succeeds Maurizio Sarri, who left Stamford Bridge in June to take charge of Italian champions Juventus. Lampard led Derby to the Championship play-off final, where …

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