Again, Sani Bello seeks Assembly’s approval for N25bn Sukuk bond

Sani Bello

Daniel Atori, Minna   The Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has written to the state House of Assembly for an approval to access N25 billion Sukuk development bond. This will be the second time the Governor would be introducing such a request to the House of Assembly after Senator David Umaru, then lawmaker representing APC-Niger East, kicked against the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s plan to take a N21.5 billion Sukuk bond. It should be recalled that the governor had introduced a request to take N21.5 billion Sukuk…

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2019: Again, Okotie joins presidential race

               …begs APC, PDP for adoption   The Pastor in charge of the of the Household of God Church, Rev. Chris Okotie, has written to the All Progressives Congress(APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) indicating his intention to run for the 2019 presidential election. Okotie, a serial contestant on the platform of the Justice Party, beween 2003 and 2007, had previously claimed to have received divine mandate in 2003 to become the president of Nigeria. Yesterday, while speaking during a church service in his church in Oregun Lagos, Okotie…

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Again, Diezani temporarily forfeits 56 houses to FG

How ex-minister paid $22m cash for properties There seems to be more troubles for a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, as Justice Abdul- Azeez Anka of a Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the temporary forfeiture of 56 houses situated in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja, valued at $21,982,224 (about N3.3 billion) allegedly linked to her, to the Federal Government. The houses were allegedly bought between 2011 and 2013 by the former minister from proceeds of suspected unlawful activities during her tenure in office. The attached…

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Again, water crisis hits Queen’s College

Students offered automatic promotion without exams   The water crisis at the Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos, which led to the death of three pupils of the school between February and March, has resurfaced. The school management had on August 3 abruptly shut the school, calling off the on-going third term examination over what it described as water challenge on the campus. This development came exactly three months after the students resumed from a forced two-month break following the deaths of their colleagues – Vivian Osuinyi, Bithia Itulua and Praise Sodipo…

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Again, judiciary on trial

The recall of six suspended judges by the National Judicial Council (NJC) has, again, pitted the third arm of government against the executive. The judges, who were suspended about eight months ago, were on June 7 asked by the NJC to resume duties following an alleged Federal Government’s inability to initiate any criminal charges against them. NJC’s decision followed an outcome of a meeting held to review the suspension of the judges after a raid of their residence by the Department of State Services (DSS). The NJC, however, noted that…

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Again, MAPOLY lecturers demand Okebukola’s removal

Kunle Olayeni   Lecturers of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta have again demanded the removal of the chairman of the Transition Committee driving the conversion to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH), Prof Peter Okebukola. Okebukola, a former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), was appointed by the Ogun State government to facilitate official take-off of the new university. New Telegraph recalled that an alleged plot by the ex-NUC scribe to sack 250 MAPOLY lecturers led members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)…

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Again, Aisha Buhari returns to London

Wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has returned to London, United Kingdom, to meet her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, where he is currently recuperating from an undisclosed ailment. The president travelled to London on May 7 for a follow-up medical treatment and has said that he will return when his doctors certify him fit. Mrs. Buhari visited Nigeria on Thursday and proceeded to Owerri, the Imo State capital, where she attended the annual August Meeting organised by the wife of the state governor, Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha. Presidency sources confirmed…

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Again, Eagles slip on FIFA ranking

  Nigeria’s Super Eagles has slipped further in the World football governing body, FIFA monthly rankings released on Thursday. With 715 points, the Gernot Rohr side crashed one spot to the 39th position on the log. On the continent, the Eagles are now sixth best ranked country behind Egypt, Senegal, Congo DR, Tunisia and their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier opponents, Cameroon. Nigeria aim at improving her placement on the log in the next edition of the ranking as they duel against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in a double…

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Again, Okowa woos investors to Delta

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday assured investors interested in the state of his government’s support by providing the enabling environment for their businesses to flourish.   The governor said the state was investors’ friendly and economically viable to support willing investors to thrive and impact positively on the economy of the state. Speaking when he commissioned the RainOil Ultra- Modern Mega Station and Mall in Asaba yesterday, Governor Okowa expressed delight that the company was contributing its quota to the economy of the state and helping in ending unemployment…

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Again, Osinbajo meets service chiefs over Borno bombings

Anule Emmanuel   Acting President Yemi Osinbajo again met with the nation’s service chief on Saturday night at the presidential villa to review the situation with the recent bombings by the Boko Haram sect in the north east. Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity to the acting President Laolu Akande said the meeting was aimed at rescuing those abducted by the sect while carrying out oil exploration searches in the Lake Chad area. Akande on his twitter handle on Sunday said that those present at Saturday’s meeting were the…

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