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  • Emir Sanusi admits spending N3.4 billion in less than 3 years

    April 24, 2017 1:44 PM 14

    The Emirate Council of Kano State has dismissed spending N6 billion of the emirate but admitted to have spent N3.4 billion since Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II took over office in June 2014. Addressing a press conference in Kano on Monday, the senior council official in charge of finance, Bashir Wali, who doubles as the Walin Kano, told journalists that the emirate

  • Court throws out Obanikoro’s N100million suit against EFCC

    April 24, 2017 1:38 PM 15

    A N100m human rights suit filed by former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been dismissed by the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday. Obanikoro sued the anti-graft agency, for unlawful invasion of his houses and seizure of property. His lawyer, Lawal Pedro, urged the court

  • Bayelsa Govt. condoles NUJ over death of journalist

    April 24, 2017 1:28 PM 15

    Bayelsa State Government has expressed grief over the sudden death of Mr. Chris Ejims, a state correspondent of the New Telegraph newspaper. Late Ejims, 49, a native of Ezira community in Orumba North Local Government Council of Anambra State died, on Thursday, at his residence, Ox-Bow lake Yenagoa after a brief illness. The state government, in a statement

  • Police arraign 7 persons for allegedly selling day-old baby

    April 24, 2017 1:15 PM 16

    Lagos – Seven persons including six women were on Monday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly conspiring to sale a day-old baby. The accused are, Onyinyecgi Oseneye, 22; Prisca Okocha, 45; Glory Ehinmi, 35; Regina Anyanwu, 59; Chizoba Nwate, 35; Elizabeth Michael, 68; and Nike Nwatemole, 40. The seven were arraigned

  • Davido “heartbroken” as his uncle, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, is buried

    April 24, 2017 1:04 PM 15

    Hip hop star, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, has revealed that he is “heartbroken” over the death of his uncle, Senator Isiaka Adeleke. The Senator representing Osun West, passed away on Sunday morning at Biket Hospital in Osogbo, the state capital, after reportedly suffering from heart attack. Davido, who has been quiet since his uncle died, took to Instagram

  • Ogun to upgrade rural roads

    April 24, 2017 11:44 AM 14

    The Ogun State Government says it is set to embark on grading of rural roads across the state to boost socio-economic development of the areas, in order to extend the dividend of democracy to the rural dwellers. Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, Hon. Gbenga Adenmosun, made this known at a joint meeting with Community Heads and Zonal

  • Communities must take security as part of CSR, says NSCDC

    April 24, 2017 10:14 AM 15

    The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Delta State Command, has called for an active synergy between security agencies and the civil populace in the area of security. The state’s Commandant of NSCDC, Beatrice Irabor, said in Asaba, that this would assist the command to provide effective security for the citizenry especially at the grassroots

  • National Assembly Includes Second Runway For Abuja Airport In 2017 Budget — OsunDefenderOsunDefender

    April 24, 2017 9:44 AM 15

    The National Assembly has included a budget for the construction of a second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, in the 2017 Appropriation Bill. According to news reports, the lawmakers have agreed to the construction of another runway for the airport. “The National Assembly has agreed that the construction of a second runway for Abuja

  • Jonathan reacts to Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s death

    April 24, 2017 7:41 AM 14

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke as an icon and a great philanthropist. Jonathan stated that the “void his death has caused will be hard, if not impossible to fill”. “I received the news of the death of Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke with a sense of great personal loss. It is hard to imagine that the very lively

  • Manchester United to pay Monaco £8.5million after Martial’s goal at Burnley

    April 24, 2017 7:19 AM 16

    Manchester United are due to pay Monaco £8.5million, after Anthony Martial scored in their 2-0 win over Burnley on Sunday. Martial made it 1-0 for United in the first half, following a quick break and it means they will now have to stump up another fee to Monaco. Louis van Gaal signed the France striker in 2015 for an initial £36million, but the fee could