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EFCC should probe earnings and spendings in the nation’s varsities, says Prof Popoola

EFCC should probe earnings and spendings in the nation’s varsities, says Prof Popoola

Outgoing vice chancellor of Osun State University, Osogbo (UNIOSUN), Prof.Labode Popoola, in this interview with IYABO LAWAL deplores the rot in the nation’s ivory tower, calling on anti-graft agencies to beam their searchlight on university administrators. He also reviewed his performance in the last five years and concluded that he is leaving the institution better than he…

EFCC arraigns Olejeme for alleged N69b fraud

EFCC arraigns Olejeme for alleged N69b fraud

• ICPC orders FSMLST employee to refund N1.3m• Absence of defence counsel stalls trial of NAMA ex-MD, others The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will, today, arraign former Chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Ngozi Olejeme, for allegedly defrauding the agency of N69 billion. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, told The Guardian, yesterday,…

Arrests, police brutality headline #EndSARS memorial in Lagos, Abuja

Arrests, police brutality headline #EndSARS memorial in Lagos, Abuja

• Over 20 police stations burnt by hoodlums yet to be refurbished• FG claims Lekki killings false, ‘Phantom Massacre’• U.S. advises protesters to engage leaders politically• No justice for victims of police brutality one year after, AI laments• HURIWA asks NASS to set up protection board for protesters• NBA demands release of arrested protesters, journalists•…

Turkey coup plotters still active in Nigeria, Erdogan warns Buhari

Turkey coup plotters still active in Nigeria, Erdogan warns Buhari

• Declare bandits as terrorists, el-Rufai urges FG• Security experts urge Buhari to take FETO alert seriously• Nigeria, Turkey trade volume to expand by $5b• Sign MoU on energy, defence, industry, mining Visiting Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has raised the alarm over presence of a terror group hibernating in Nigeria, Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO),…

CNPP Urges FG, South East Governors to Trade Cautiously in Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB, Sunday Igboho Cases

CNPP Urges FG, South East Governors to Trade Cautiously in Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB, Sunday Igboho Cases

“The challenges of poverty, unemployment in the country, and a feeling of lack of a sense of belonging in South East, just like in other parts of the country, should be addressed by the federal government and the states with uttermost sincerity. …Calls for Negotiation with Aggrieved Youths Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has…

Goni Reiterates Commitments to Build a Climate Resilient Environment

Goni Reiterates Commitments to Build a Climate Resilient Environment

Warns against Illegal Logging, Vows to Prosecute Perpetrators Samuel Oyejola, Abuja “Forest loss and damage is the cause of around 10% of global warming. There’s simply no way we can fight the climate crisis if we don’t stop deforestation.  The Conservator General of the  National Parks Service, Dr. Ibrahim Goni has reiterated his commitments to…

Eid-el-Maulud: ALGON Celebrates Prophet Mohammed, Urges Muslims To Emulate His Good Virtues

Eid-el-Maulud: ALGON Celebrates Prophet Mohammed, Urges Muslims To Emulate His Good Virtues

The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) says that the Tuesday, October 19, 2021 public holiday in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SWT) will provide another golden opportunity for Muslims to have deeper reflection on the unique attributes of Prophet Muhammad (SWT) for emulation. In a statement issued by the…

Amid borrowings, MDAs keep N1.5tr operating surpluses, FRC reveals

Amid borrowings, MDAs keep N1.5tr operating surpluses, FRC reveals

Amid unprecedented borrowings by the Federal Government to fund the nation’s budget, the Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), Victor Muruako, has revealed that some federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were yet to remit over N1.5 trillion of their operating surpluses. The FRC chairman disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at a training for Accounting…

A year after mass protests, Nigerian police brutality has ‘resumed’

A year after mass protests, Nigerian police brutality has ‘resumed’

Monsurat Ojuade had just turned 18 when she was killed by a police officer, her sister Omolara said in a trembling voice. News of her death, during a raid in her neighbourhood of Nigeria’s Lagos last month, shocked many in a country preparing to commemorate the first anniversary of EndSARS, a protest movement against police…