Month: September 2021

EFCC Secures Two Convictions Over Fraud

EFCC Secures Two Convictions Over Fraud

From Bola Ogunlayi, Ibadan. Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, has convicted Alade Oluwasegun Kolawole and Tosin Kunle Kehinde on separate one count charge of fraudulent impersonation brought against them by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The offence ,according to the Commission is contrary…

77 oil firms owe Nigeria $6.48b amid continuous borrowing

77 oil firms owe Nigeria $6.48b amid continuous borrowing

• Nigeria’s debt may hit N40tr by 2022• Outstanding tax enough to offset budget deficit, says ex-CITN boss• Remittances from taxable Nigerians poor, CISLAC laments• Experts insist FG borrowing to evade in-country potential Finance, energy and tax experts, yesterday, raised concerns over the inability of the Federal Government to harness existing opportunities in the country…

Stakeholders insist INEC embraces Kaduna council election template

Stakeholders insist INEC embraces Kaduna council election template

We’re ready as far as the laws permit, Says INEC The September 4 2021 local government election in Kaduna State, conducted under Governor Nasir El Rufai of All Progressives Congress (APC), using Electronic Voting System (EVS), despite its shortcomings, has become a reference point for the National Assembly, whose majority voted against the inclusion of…

World Heart Day: Experts warn on spike in heart disease cases, deaths

World Heart Day: Experts warn on spike in heart disease cases, deaths

• Say heart disease claims 18.6m lives per year, still number one cause of death worldwide• Blame menace on rise in smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, air pollution• List avoidance of tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity as remedy to stop 80% of deaths from heart disease To mark the World Heart Day (WHD)…

Police ‘ll recruit 20,000 junior officers soon – IGP

Police ‘ll recruit 20,000 junior officers soon – IGP

Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, says the Nigeria Police will soon begin the recruitment of 20,000 junior police officers.x The IGP gave the hint on Tuesday evening when he paid a working visit to Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State at the State Secretariat, Agodi in Ibadan. Baba informed the governor that Nigeria Police…

Saraki, groups push for electronic collation of election results in 2023

Saraki, groups push for electronic collation of election results in 2023

The National Consultative Front (NCFront) has challenged Nigerians to compel the Federal Government to adopt electronic transmission of election results in 2023. The group said after wide consultation, it found that one major factor for electoral malpractices was the manual transfer of election results, which it described as archaic, problematic and prone to abuses and…

Power shift: Your position unconstitutional, North governors reply South colleagues

Power shift: Your position unconstitutional, North governors reply South colleagues

• Back FG on VAT, say Lagos, Rivers misunderstand the tax• They only exercised their right under freedom of expression, Southern governors chair reacts• Yoruba group flays NSGF, traditional rulers, says gentleman’s agreement must be respected In apparent display of fault lines set to define the fierce contest for the 2023 presidential election, the Northern States…

How soldiers sell arms to survive in North East, by naval officer

How soldiers sell arms to survive in North East, by naval officer

A Naval officer, Commodore, Jamila Malafa, yesterday, relived how soldiers deployed for the anti-insurgency fight in the North East sell arms to survive. She also accused Western nations of fuelling terrorism in the region. Malafa said the amount of ammunition supplied to Nigeria as an aid for counter-terrorism war was a “deliberate act to worsen…

Zamfara residents lament indefinite telecoms shutdown amid rise in bandits’ activities

Zamfara residents lament indefinite telecoms shutdown amid rise in bandits’ activities

• Decry lack of access to ATMs, funds, families• How telecoms shutdown is silently killing residents — Report• Neighbouring states bear brunt of the shutdown• 34 killed in fresh Kaduna attack, eight in reprisals• NATCOMs urged state govt to alternate shutdown About 9.2 million Zamfara State residents looking forward to the expiration of the two weeks…

IMC Alien To ALGON Constitution, a Mistake With Fraudulent Intent – Ex-spokesman Alerts Nigerians, Security Agencies

IMC Alien To ALGON Constitution, a Mistake With Fraudulent Intent – Ex-spokesman Alerts Nigerians, Security Agencies

“At this point, the stakeholders of the Association, including the ALGON Board of Trustees (BOT) felt concerned and stepped into the matter. At that moment, so many things were made clear to us (The IMC) and ALGON Constitution was also thoroughly made clear to us. Former spokesperson of the defunct Interim Management Committee (IMC) of…