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President Buhari Suspends SGF And DG, NIA

President Buhari Suspends SGF And DG, NIA

The President has also directed the suspension of the SGF from office pending the outcome of the investigations. In a related development, the President has ordered a full-scale investigation into the discovery of large amounts of foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, over which the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has made a claim. The President has also directed the suspension

TELL Reporters Emerge Finalists in Pulitzer Contest

TELL Reporters Emerge Finalists in Pulitzer Contest

Two TELL reporters, Anthony Akaeze, Associate Editor  and Juliana Uche-Okobi,  Assistant Editor, have been named finalists in a Pulitzer Grant reporting contest for land issues in Nigeria. The two reporters, who jointly applied for the grant, are part of  three entrants shortlisted by the organizers,  Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. This was revealed by Steve Sapienza, Senior Producer, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, who, in a mail to the duo early this month, said the

Ambode Woos Civil Servants With Welfare Packages

Lagos PDP Asks Ambode to Declare Assets Publicly

The Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked Akinwunmi Ambode,the state governor, to publicly declare his assets. The PDP said the governor should make the public declaration of his assets on or before June 29, 2015. Ambode was sworn in as the governor on May 29. In a statement issued by Taofik Gani, its Publicity Secretary, the PDP asked Ambode to “personally make public in the media, his assets as of

Lagos, Others Defend Huge Pension For Ex Governors, Deputies

The Lagos State Government has justified the enactment of laws prescribing pension for former governors and deputy governors of the state. The state government insisted that contrary to the contention of the plaintiffs who are challenging the law, through a suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja, the state House of Assembly had the powers to enact such law for former governors and their deputies in the absence of a federal legislation in that

Multiple Accidents On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

A trailer loaded with goods is currently on fire at the Sapade area of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway according to eyewitnesses. Elsewhere, on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, a red car also went up in flames around the Ogudu area of Lagos at about 10.30am on Monday. Similarly, another accident occurred around the NSCE Quarry site along the ever busy Lagos Ibadan expressway on Monday when a petrol tanker fell, spilling its content. These accidents have now led

Akinwunmi Ambode

Ambode Comes On Board

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor, Lagos State, has reiterated his readiness to operate an open government. The governor, who said this shortly after he was sworn-in by Funmilayo Atilade, Chief Judge of Lagos State, at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, May 29, 2015, as the 14th governor of the state, also promised all residents of the state of his commitment to serve then to the best of his ability. A visibly happy man, Ambode used the occasion

Fuel to sell for 145 Naira per Litre, As FG Remove Subsidy

Four Convicted For Stealing Petrol

Four men have been convicted and sentenced to 24 years jail term for stealing petroleum products in Lagos. They were sentenced on Monday by a Federal High Court in Lagos for stealing petroleum products belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. The four convicts, who are to share the jail term equally, are Yama Abass, Adeleke Adetoro, Olaniyi Tope and Beliya Abegunde. The men, who stole 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit valued at

Lagos Not Immune to Economic Realities- Fashola

Lagos Not Immune to Economic Realities- Fashola

  Babatunde Fashola, Lagos State governor, has said that the state is not immune to the current economic realities that have made it impossible for some state governments to pay salaries of workers. Fashola spoke on Wednesday at the public lecture of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria, which also included the inauguration of a book, The Example: The Era Of Babatunde Raji Fashola as Governor of Lagos State’, edited by Sam Omatseye. chairman, Editorial

US Envoy Says Free Press Promotes Healthy Democracy 

Jeffrey Hawkins, United States Consul General has emphasized the relevance of free and independent press to healthy democracy in Nigeria.“We all know that a free press is essential to a healthy democracy.  Not only during elections but every day, every week, every month, and every year the news media must remain focused and engaged.”This he said in a program held to mark the World Press Freedom Day on Tuesday May 5, at the Multi-purpose room, U.S

10 Docked For Torturing Three Women

A Lagos High court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has remanded 10 people in prison custody for allegedly torturing 3 women over accusations of stealing pepper at Oba Morufu International Market in Ejigbo, Lagos. The suspects are: Isiaka Waidi, 61, the Market Leader; Jimoh Busari, 50; Oloruntoyin Dauda, 46; Buhari Yusuf, 22 and Azeez Akinosun, 36. While Abdullahi Haruna, 20; Adekunle Adenuga, 38; Saheed Adisa, 29; Lateef Tijani, 37 and Ahmed Adisa, 65 completes the group