Thursday, September 22, 2016

Governors pass vote of confidence on the Minister of Budget and Minister of Finance

Today, the governors said Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, are not responsible for plunging the country into recession. This rubbishes the National Assembly’s call for the removal of the two ministers.

'Not a Game': US Flies More Nuclear Bombers Over Korean Peninsula

Following the US Defense Secretary’s warning that American troops are prepared to fight North Korea, the Pentagon has flown two bombers over the peninsula in a show of force.

"The slogan of US Forces Korea, many of you probably know, is 'fight tonight.' Not because that’s what we want to do, but because that’s what we have to be able to do and we are ready to do," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Monday.

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Ipob’s Threat Forces Bishops To Flee Anambra

THE five- day standing committee of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, ended abruptly in Awka Wednesday following the sit-at-home threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The meeting, attended by 170 Bishops from all the Dioceses in the country, was the highest decision-making gathering of the church and would have ended on Friday.

According to the IPOB threat, all markets, banks and other institutions would be shut and movement restricted in the entire South East geo-political zone.

Jilted Lover Commits Suicide In Mararaba

A man in his mid-30s, identified as Godwin, weekend, brought his own life to an early end at Kabayi, Mararaba, near Abuja. Reason: His wife allegedly jilted him. His relations, friends and neighbours were shocked by the development.

An investigation revealed that the victim, from Cross River State, lost his first wife sometimes ago and thereafter got hooked to the latest one who, he claimed, her uncaring behaviour made him to drink a poisonous substance called Otapiapia.

James Ngilari Remanded For N167m Fraud

A High Court sitting in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, has ruled that the former governor of Adamawa State, James Ngilari, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

A statement by the EFCC’s spokesman for the Gombe Zonal office, Gbenga Aroyehun, which was made available to newsmen in Bauchi, said that Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court, presided over the court sitting which sat in Yola on Wednesday.

FG to begin the payment of N5,000 this month, begins shortlisting candidates for 500,000 jobs

On Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed that the FG had commenced shortlisting candidates for the 500,000 jobs it promised. His words: “The process for the recruitment has started. About 1.2 million people applied.

EFCC Freezes Patience Jonathan’s Personal Account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen Patience Jonathan’s personal account, titled ‘Patience Ibifaka Jonathan’, which is domiciled in Skye Bank Plc.

Impeccable sources within the agency told our correspondent on Wednesday that the move had become necessary due to the prima facie case established against the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife.

Pictured! Fake Female Beggar And Son Arrested In Lagos

A fake street beggar, 40 years old Mrs Chinagoro Uwenke who uses her son to beg for alms was arrested by operatives of Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) at Oshodi Thursday.

Chairman of the Task Force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Superintendent of Police (SP) while parading the suspect disclosed that there were many fake beggars pretending and deceiving innocent members of the public with different illnesses/diseases.

Recession: Osinbajo, Governors In Crucial Meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday held the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting with state governors and other council members in Abuja.

The meeting started at the Council Chamber of the State House around 11:10 am

About 23 State Governors were in attendance when the meeting started.