Taraba State House of Assembly on Wednesday morning passed a resolution
empowering Deputy Governor Garba Umar to step into the capacity of
This follows the absence of Governor Danbaba Suntai, who was flown to
Germany last month after crashing a small plane owned by the state
government into a farm near the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
depot in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
Suntai was flying the plane and had some of his security aides as well as the co-pilot onboard.
None of them died in the crash.
The lawmakers passed the resolution by invoking section 190 of the 1999 Constitution, Premium Times reports.
Niger state governor, Gov. Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu celebrated his
birthday aboard a private jet yesterday. It is estimated that over 65
private jets in Nigeria, but less than 20 commercial air crafts (out of
which less than 15 are operational) to carry 160 million Nigerians!!!
What is it with this private jet madness sweeping across Nigeria?
When people say this government is clueless, it looks like an insult but it is gradually becoming a FACT!
Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday denied the involvement or
existence of any Facebook account for his wife, Abimbola, the First Lady
of the state.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on
Media,, Mr. Hakeem Bello, the First Lady of the state does not operate a
Facebook, Twitter or indeed any social media account.
“Perpetrators of the criminal act should desist henceforth or should
be ready to face the music when the long arm of the law catches up with
them.,”the Special Adviser warned.
Describing impersonation as a criminal offence punishable by law,
Hakeem warned unsuspecting members of the public should avoid falling
victims of fraudsters impersonating the First Lady on the facebook or
any social media outlet.
Olamide releases his highly anticipated sophomore album, title YBNL
(Yahoo Boy No Laptop) with great momentum spurring from his singles,
First Of All, Stupid Love & Voice Of The Street.
The album features appearances from Tiwa Savage, Base 1, Minus 2,
Reminisce, Davido, Kay Switch, Kida Kudz and much more. The album also
boasts of a nice selection of producers including ID Cabasa, Pheelz
If you’re a fan of indigenous hip-hop and good music, this is one to have in the collection.
YBNL ALBUM BELOW AND SAY AND YOU CAN THANK ME LATER.
The murder case of Cynthia Osokogu who was allegedly killed by Facebook
friends seems to be taking a rather slow move as it was adjourned again
creating varied sentiments and reactions from the defendants.
At the Yaba Magistrate Court, the case which was earlier scheduled for November 5, 2012 for the hearing of the Director of Public Prosecutions letter of advice on the trial of the seven men accused of killing Osokogu was postponed again to November 27, 2012.
Although the duly signed letter was said
to be available in court, the court refused to read it on the reason
that it was not stamped. Moreover the presiding Magistrate of the court,
Olalekan Aka-Bashorun was absent on leave at the time of the hearing.
Lawyers who spoke to newsmen at the
court premises expressed their dissatisfaction over the delay. They
lamented that it was rather unconstitutional to hold the suspects in
custody for over 90days without convictions or bail.
The defendant for the two pharmacists, Barrister Chris Obiaka
pointed out that the continuous detention of the suspects would have
gross physiological and emotional effect on them in the long run.
However Police prosecutor, Chukwu Agwu, in charge of the Legal Department of the State Criminal Investigation Department, said he had yet to see the letter.
“I have not seen the DPP’s advice. Maybe
they used different couriers who would serve us at different dates. As
soon as we are served, the authorities would look at it and check the
reasons adduced for whatever advice is given,” he said.
Best Of Nollywood (BON) Awards took place on Sunday, November 11,
2012 with organizers announcing that Tonto Dikeh would performing as a
recording artiste, scoring her first gig as a recording artiste but fans
would have to wait longer to see her perform.. However,
the event took place with the actress absent. There have been much
anticipation by many hoping to see the controversial actress mount the
stage for her first performance as a music act but She is said to have
missed her flight that would have connected her to Lagos from Uyo,
It is also been reported that singles ‘Hi’ and ‘Itz Ova’ hit over 3million downloads.
hundreds of Nigerians apply for Visas to foreign countries for
different reasons – better standard of living, employment opportunities
and the most commonly used “in search of greener pastures”. However, a
large number of these applicants are refused visas for different
The Vice-Consul, United States Consulate, Lagos, Mr. Christopher Richardson,
has said that with regards to the United States of America, many
Nigerian applicants are refused visas because they have not visited
reports that he said this yesterday at a seminar on the ‘American Visa
Regime: the role of lawyers’ organised by the Immigration Lawyers Forum
“The majority of the visa applicants
prefer the US as their first outing. This creates doubt, especially
when the applicant has not visited any other countries before.”
Richardson said applicants were also
rejected visas because of the kind of answers they give to test
questions during interviews.
A reading festival is scheduled to hold
globally on Saturday, November 24, 2012 in 17 countries and 17 cities
and may break three world-reading records.
Spear headed by Nigerian motivational speaker Fela Durotoye, the Project, Gemstone Global Reading festival is scheduled to create a world record with the reading of his book ‘17 Secrets of High Flying Students’.
The festival is targeted to break three
records: the largest book reading event by an author, the record of most
number of children being read to by an adult and the largest global
reading lesson in different countries simultaneously.
NET has gathered that the organisers plan to register about 50,000 secondary school students for the event.
The Banker’s Committee on Tuesday in Abuja unanimously agreed to stop
interbank ATM charge of N100.Briefing journalists at the end of the
committee’s meeting in Abuja, the Managing Director of First Bank, Bisi
Onasanya, said the decision was in line with “popular trends” in other
parts of the world. “Presently when you use the ATM of a bank other
than your bank, there is a charge of N100 which is borne by the account
holder. “We have decided that we will work out the modality and ensure
that with immediate effect we would pass on this cost to the respective
banks which bear the cost of providing services. “No matter where you
are withdrawing your money from, you will not be subjected to any charge
for using the ATM. According to him, the new policy does not cover
withdrawals inside the banking hall when the ATMs are off. “But for
transaction on what we call “not on us”, when you are an FBN customer
and you use the ATM of a GTB bank, it is free and it will no longer bear
any cost.’’ Agnes Olatokunbo, Director of Banking Services at the
Central Bank, said the apex bank and the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) would conduct a joint examination of stockbroking firms
to ensure financial stability. “Presently, the CBN supervises the bank
but in the
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Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, a former Senate leader and the godfather
of Politics in Kwara State, has died this morning. It is reported that
the Waziri of Ilorin, died at his Ikoyi, Lagos residence, in the early
hours of Wednesday. It is believed the politician had been ill for a
His son, Senator Bukola Saraki, has left Abuja for Lagos, to convey
his father’s body to Ilorin, where he will be buried according to