The Federal Government, yesterday, paid N421 million to the Ikoyi whistle blower, who provided information leading to the discovery of $43.5 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million at No. 16 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. It was gathered that the money was paid to the beneficiary by officials of the Ministry of Finance after which he left
The National Minimum Wage Negotiating Committee recently inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari will hold its inaugural meeting today. The panel is made up of representatives of the Federal and state governments, as well as the private sector. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and their affiliates also have members in the committee.
Yoruba youths in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the auspices of Congress of Concerned Sons and Daughters of Oduduwa, have urged Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike to apologise to Southwest people. According to the group, the governor’s remark about the position of the Southwest in the PDP before last weekend’s convention, is disparaging. If
Troops of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday repelled a violet attack by the Boko Haram insurgents at Mainok community in Kaga Local Government area of Borno. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the troops engaged the insurgents in gun battle at Mainok, about 73 kilometres drive from Maiduguri. Mainok is one of the
Premier League leaders Manchester City extended their record-breaking run of consecutive top-flight wins to 15 with a stylish dismantling of bottom side Swansea City 4-0. David Silva elegantly flicked the fluent visitors in front from close range before Kevin de Bruyne’s whipped free-kick evaded several players on its way in. The procession continued after the
A former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has described the party’s newly-elected National Working Committee (NWC) as “one of the best set of national leaders the party has ever produced. Metuh said on Wednesday in Abuja that he was fully confident that the new NWC would lead the party to
he National leader of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has dismissed report that he was planning to become President Mohammodu Buhari’s running mate in 2019. Tinubu, in a statement issued by his media office, said it was a classic case of utterly and irredeemably-fake news. He said: “The attention of the Asiwaju
Omarosa Newman, a former reality television star-turned political aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, has resigned from the White House to “pursue other opportunities,” Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, said on Wednesday. Newman served as an Assistant to the president and Director of Communications for the White House’s Office of Public Liaison. A former star of
A 28-year-old trader, Kemi Shopade, who allegedly assaulted two Ikeja Electric workers that wanted to disconnect her electricity wire, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Shopade, resident of Alaguntan, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, is being tried for conspiracy and assault. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, said that the accused committed the offences on Nov.
A commercial bus driver, Mr. Olabode Ojo Segun, has been reportedly shot dead at a check point in Oye community, headquarters of Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State, by a policeman. An eyewitness claimed that the bus was travelling from Ikare in Ondo State and had arrived at the checkpoint late in the