January 16, 2020

President Buhari Nominates Kingsley Obiorah As CBN Deputy Governor

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE       PRESIDENT BUHARI NOMINATES DR KINGSLEY OBIORAH AS CBN DEPUTY GOVERNOR   President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Dr Kingsley Isitua Obiora to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.       In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President Buhari said the nomination was in accordance with the provision of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007.       Dr Obiora, upon confirmation by the Senate, replaces Dr Joseph Nnanna, who retires on February 2, 2020.       Dr Obiora holds a Bachelor’s [Read]

Nnamdi Kanu To Support Amotekun With 1 Million IPOB Men

Amotekun: We have sworn to work with Yoruba leaders, Nnamdi Kanu backs South-West govs       The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday, pledged maximum support to the Operation Amotekun regional security outfit of the South-West geopolitical zone.       He said the outfit had come to stay regardless of the federal government stance on it.       Recall that Vanguard had earlier reported bow the federal government, through the Attorney general of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, declared the security outfit illegal, saying it was not backed by any known law in the country.       However, on Thursday the [Read]

Olamide Is Married To Bukunmi Aisha

Nigerian rapper, Olamide has allegedly gotten married to his longtime girlfriend, Bukunmi Aisha, this is coming after she changed her last name on Instagram.       We can all recall that the couple have been engaged since 2018, after Olamide Adedeji, proposed to her.       The couple have been together for almost 8 years now, and welcomed their first son, Maximiliano Adedeji in 2015.       It seems their relationship has taken a huge turn now, as they might just be legally married.       Bukunmi Aisha has not really been hyper active on social media, recently changed her last name to that of her [Read]

Seyi Makinde: The Actions Of The Audio Governor

Anyone who uses Social Media in Nigeria today, and who is remotely interested in the politics of the country, will be keenly aware of the searchlight beamed on Governor Seyi Makinde (GSM) and his activities in Oyo State in the last seven months. It is the consensus that he is doing well as governor. In some quarters, he is believed to be one of the most empathetic governors in Nigeria who is responsive to the needs of his people. Some have even gone as far as naming him as one of the top four contenders for the people’s choice for Presidency in 2023.       On his part, GSM [Read]

Nigeria To Borrow N510 Billion Via Bond Sale In Q1 2020

Debt Management Office (DMO) has said it would approach the local debt market to auction bonds belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria worth between N420 billion and N510 billion in the first quarter of 2020. The debt office, in a circular issued on Monday showing the bond sale programme for Q1 2020, said the instruments would be offered in three different maturities; 5-year, 10-year and 30-year. In the calendar sighted by Business Post on Wednesday, the DMO said the FGN bond auctions will hold on January 22, February 19 and March 25, 2020. ALSO READ NSE Suspends Trading in Shares of 17 Firms In the first exercise scheduled for [Read]

Ondo State Police Command Arraigns Pastor, Lecturer For Spreading Fake News

The Ondo state police command have arraigned a pastor, John Abiodun, and a university lecturer, Dr Lanre Olu-Adeyemi, before the Ondo State High Court, Akure, for allegedly spreading fake news about the founder of a church, the Promised Land Prophetic Ministry, Akure, Pastor Gbenga Akinbiyi.       According to the police, Abiodun and Olu-Adeyemi were members of the church before they fell out with the pastor. They allegedly went about spreading fake news on the social media that the church and its founder, Akinbiyi, as well as other members allegedly buried a placenta and a newborn baby in the altar.       The defendants were said to have [Read]

Viral Photo Of Me Crying Wasn’t Taken After Supreme Court Nullified My Election- Emeka Ihedioha

Immediate past governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha, has said that the viral photo of him weeping was not taken after the Supreme court nullified his election but was taken at a funeral he was attending in December 2019.       The photo made the rounds on Tuesday January 14th shortly after the Supreme court nullified his election and declared Hope Uzodinma winner of the March 9th state governorship election. News went round that the governor broke down upon hearing the apex court’s judgement.       Viral photo of me crying wasn       In a statement released by his media aide AIC Akwarandu, the former governor [Read]

Sanwo-Olu Orders Demolition Of Fela Kuti’s Statue Built By Ambode

Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the demolition of statues of Afro maestro, Fela Anikulapo Kuti built by the immediate past administration of Akinwunmi Ambode.   The statue was unveiled in honour of the late Afrobeat icon at Allen roundabout in Ikeja, capital of the state, in 2017.Sanwo-Olu has identified the roundabout as one of the busy spots in the state.   The other roundabouts are at Ikotun, Lekki-Epe expressway and Maryland.Gboyega Akosile, spokesman of the governor, told TheCable on Monday that the artwork will be relocated to an area where it won’t cause traffic.         [Read]

Seyi Makinde Visits Obasanjo, Blasts Malami On Amotekun

The Oyo state Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on Wednesday held a closed door meeting with the Former President Olusegun Obasanjo .     The meeting was held at former President Obasanjo penthouse mansion in the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, OOPL, in Abeokuta, the state capital.   Although, details of their discussion was not known, but speaking to Journalists after the closed door meeting, Engineer Seyi Makinde said he was at the Obasanjos residence to greet him for the new year.   His words, ” I have come to visit Baba to wish him happy new year, you know he is Our Baba   On Amotekun security outfit, [Read]

Breaking: Imo Gov-elect Orders All States Account Freezed

The governor-elect of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has given an order to all financial institutions where the state funds are maintained not to honour any draft till further notice. This order came a few hours after that the Supreme Court declared him the duly elected governor of the state on Tuesday.   A letter addressed to the regional directors and managers of all the financial institutions in Imo state and signed by Cosmos Iwu, director-general of Senator Hope Uzodinma campaign organization on behalf of the governor-elect, ordered the financial institutions to “post no debit” on all the accounts of the state domiciled in their banks till further directive.   [Read]

Imo: Okorocha Congratulates Uzodinma, Offers Hands Of Friendship

Senator Rochas Okorocha, has congratulated the new governor-elect of the state, Senator Hope Uzodinma, promising to give him his “unflinching support” as he assumes office today January 15th. In a statement released by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha, who now represents Imo West Senatorial District at the Senate, said that Uzodinma’s emergence was a good omen for the All Progressives Congress in the state. The statement reads, “The former governor of the state and senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has congratulated Senator Hope Uzodinma over his victory at the Supreme Court which declared him the new governor of the state. “Owelle Okorocha also congratulated the [Read]

Olabisi Olaleye In Sex For Marks Accusation Scandal In OAU –

fresh sex-for-marks scandal is currently rocking the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, as a 400-level student of the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Business Administration has accused a lecturer, Olabisi Olaleye, of sexually harassing her. Motunrayo Afolayan, who has since lodged a complaint at the university’s Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies, alleged that Mr Olaleye failed her in ‘Diplomacy,’ course code IRS 305. The lecturer teaches the course alongside a female colleague, Omolara Akinyemi. The allegation comes nearly two years after a widely publicised scandal involving another lecturer in the faculty, Richard Akindele, and a student. Mr Akindele, a professor of Accounting, was dismissed from the university [Read]

Five Aid Workers Abducted By Boko Haram, Released

 The five aid workers abducted on December 22 by gunmen believed to be Boko Haram terrorists after their vehicle was ambushed along Monguno and Damaturu, have reportedly been released. Premium Times reported that the release of the aid workers said to be two females and three males, was facilitated by the State Security Service. Though it is not clear if any ransom was paid to secure the release of the five abductees, it was however gathered that they arrived at the DSS office in Maiduguri at about 4 pm today, January 15. The source said; “It is a big day for us here in Borno with the release of the [Read]

Six Killed As Gunmen Attack Convoy Of Emir of Potiskum

    The convoy of the Emir of Potiskum in Yobe State, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram suffered a gunmen attack along the Kaduna-Zaria expressway in Kaduna State at about 11:00 pm on Tuesday January 14.       Four aides of the Emir and two other passengers of a commercial luxurious bus were killed in the attack which also left five others injured.       Kaduna State Police Spokesperson, DSP Yakubu Sabo who confirmed the incident on Wednesday January 15 said the gunmen abducted an unidentified number of passengers to an unknown destination after opening fire on the convoy before the arrival of security operatives.       While the [Read]

Trump finally signs ‘phase one’ of trade deal with China after 18 months of trade war

                                US president Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the first phase of a trade deal with China, skyrocketing US stock markets in the process.       Trump, who made placing tariffs on China for manipulating their currency, stealing intellectual property and cheating the US on Trade finally got his wish of a new trade deal with China after almost two years long trade war that has hurt U.S. farmers and created a drag on global economic growth.                                    [Read]