Saturday, May 21, 2016

We Are Detaining Fani-kayode With A Valid Remand Warrant - EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday said it was detaining Femi Fani-Kayode with a valid remand warrant. The Commission was reacting to reports indicating that the former Minister of Aviation was still being detained despite meeting administrative bail conditions by the EFCC.

Lagos Government Dismisses 100 LASTMA Officials And Demotes Many

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Dayo Mobereola, said that no fewer than 100 officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were dismissed in the last one year. Mobereola said this while responding to questions from journalists at the ongoing annual ministerial briefing holding in Ikeja to mark one year of Gov. Akinwumi Ambode’s assumption of office. The commissioner said that the officials were dismissed for various unpardonable offences bordering on unethical conducts. “Up to 100 LASTMA staff members have been dismissed while many were demoted,” he said. Mobereola, however, said that the state government had trained and retrained several LASTMA officials for effective service delivery. He advised LASTMA officials to carry out their duties within the law and shun every tendency to extort money from motorists in the state.

CBN Security Guard Arrested For Stealing Specimen Naira Currency Notes In Abuja

Central Bank Of Nigeria SecurityGuard Arrested For Stealing Specimen Naira Currency Notes In Abuja

Vatasama Danladi, a security guard attached to the
Central Bank of Nigeria has been arraigned for stealing specimen Naira currency notes.

Danladi got into trouble after he deposited the stolen specimen naira notes amounting to N299,000 at GTB ATM deposit machines in Karu and Mararaba sometime in January 2016.

He got into legal trouble when the bank found the
299 pieces of N1000 marked “specimen” during a
process of cash count sometime in January.
He appeared before Justice Kolo of Abuja High
Court yesterday where he pleaded not guilty.

In view of his plea, counsel to EFCC, Andrew Akoja,
urged the court to remand the accused and fix a
date for trial.

Anambra Opens Material Testing Laboratories (Photos)

Anambra State Government has opened more branches of the State Material Testing Laboratory in line with the law which stipulates that new and existing structures in the state must be subjected to quality control test.

The laboratories are equipped with modern civil engineering materials testing equipment and manpower to carry out tests and other civil engineering services in the following areas:

Diezani’s Slush Cash: Wike Ordered Me To Collect N700m From Bank – PDP Scribe

The detained Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Samuel Johnson Okpoko, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he collected N700million poll bribery cash from Fidelity Bank on the instruction of Governor Nyesom Wike.

But while Okpoko will soon be charged to court, the anti-graft agency might put the invitation of the governor on hold because of constitutional immunity.

Nigeria Can Generate 12,000 MW Of Electricity — Fashola

Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola as disclosed that once the current challenges confronting the power sector are fixed, Nigeria will be able to generate 12,000 megawatts of electricity.

The minister said in spite of the challenges, the country’s power sector still possessed the capacity to advance its power generation, transmission and distribution potentials through other energy supply sources.

Apc’s Failings Will Boost PDP Victory In 2019 – Onuesoke

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has predicted that PDP will defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the federal level come 2019.

Onuesoke who gave the prediction while addressing a group of journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said the signs on ground were enough evidence that the masses have lost confidence in the government of the day.

Ekweremadu, PDP Hypocrisy - By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah

Jonathan Nda-Isaiah

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will never cease to amaze me. There are better odds for finding virgins in the maternity ward or Nigeria to be corruption free than for the PDP to shed its spots of hypocrisy and self-delusion.

Last week, leaders of PDP, and governors of the south-east rose from a meeting in Enugu Government House and warned against awarding road contracts in the south-east to incompetent contractors.

FG Sacks John-Kennedy Opara As Christian Pilgrims Boss

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), John-Kennedy Opara, has been removed from office.

A statement by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, said the disengagement of Mr. Opara from office as head of the commission became effective, Thursday.

The statement added that President Muhammadu Buhari thanked Mr. Opara for spearheading the affairs of the commission in the last eight years, and wished him success in his future endeavours.

Don’t Confront My Administration, Buhari Warns Niger Delta Militants

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, urged militants in the Niger Delta to drop their confrontational stance and work with his government to review the Amnesty Programme initiated by the Late ex-President Umaru Yar’Adua Administration.

The Second Coming Of President Buhari- An Episle By Dele Momodu

The Second Coming of President Buhari
By Dele Momodu  

Fellow Nigerians, let me start today’s epistle by saying time flies indeed. Over a year ago, the dream of Major General Muhammadu Buhari to return to power, after being toppled in a military coup by Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and company, was eventually realised after a record fourth attempt. History would record this monumental feat as one of the biggest miracles of our time. It was a testimony to the power of resilience and tenacity.

When Did APC/Buharists Become Patriotic?

Yesterday, March 20, 2016, I went to Tecno office in Maryland (Lagos) to make enquiries on one of their new product(L8). While there, I met with a staff, who is also a chronic follower of  Politics section and a core Buharist. This staff/Buharist started lamenting how PDP guys pick sides with individuals and groups that are against the FG (specifically NDA and IPOB), the act he termed "unpatriotic". I listened to his wailing a and asked him a simple question, WHEN DID APC REALISE THE NEED FOR PATRIOTISM?

In case APC has forgotten, it is good to remind them how "patriotic" they were all through the life of former President Ebele Jonathan with respect to the war against BH Terrorists.

U.S 'Gargantuan' Military Budget: Washington's only real enemy is peace.

War is a profitable business, they say, - so much so, it seems, that the US has placed it at the heart of its economy. This is why US politicians and military officials have claimed that Russia poses a threat to their nation and its allies, analyst Finian Cunningham asserted, adding that Washington's only real enemy is peace.

Just take a look at the US' discretionary spending, he urged. In 2015, the US military budget (nearly $600 billion) made up 53 percent of those funds.