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Fayose Suspends SSG

Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has suspended the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Modupe Alade, for alleged incompetence. This is conveyed in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi and made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday. Fayose, according to …

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A Big “YES” To Increase In Tobacco Taxes

By Abdul Adeku One lasting legacy that former President Goodluck Jonathan bequeathed to the nation was the signing of the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) into law on May 28, 2015. Effectively the NTCB is now the Tobacco Control Act 2015. Among some commendable provisions such as ban on single …

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Aero, Arik, Others Cancel Flights Over Bad Weather

Majority of the  nation’s domestic airlines have cancelled and rescheduled many flights across the country over bad weather in the last 48 hours. A source confirmed to NigerianCurrent that flights to Asaba, Benin, Warri, Kano, Yola and Abuja are among the affected cities. Passengers are left with the option of …

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Group Applauds  Tinubu, APC Leaders, Over Support For Sylva

Bayelsa Democratic Front ( BDF), a Yenagoa-based socio-political group, has commended the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over his Tuesday’s visit to Yenagoa, Bayelsa State during which he drummed support for the APC Governorship Candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva. In a statement issued in …

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Sylva Explains Absence At Governorship Debate

– Commends Moses Siasia for Flooring Dickson The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in this Saturday’s election and former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, has given the reason for his absence at the debate organized by the Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG), in Yenagoa on …

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Breaking: Appeal Court Declares Oscar Pistorius  Guilty of Murder

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after a South African appeals court overturned an earlier manslaughter verdict. He killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013 after shooting her four times through a locked toilet door. He is currently under house arrest after spending one year …

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Ikpoki Resigns As MTN Nigeria CEO

The Chief Executive Officer, of MTN Nigeria Michael Ikpoki has resigned his appointment with immediate effect . The head of regulatory and corporate affairs , Akinwale Goodluck has also resigned following the major shake up in the telecommunications giants. Their resignations may not be unconnected to the pending N1.04trillion fine …

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Dasuki Lists Ex-governors, PDP Chiefs in $2b Deals

By: Yusuf Allion FORMER National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki has made some “mind-boggling” revelations on the $2billion “phoney” arms contracts, a source said yesterday.   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and a Federal Government committee are probing how huge sums of money meant for procurement of arms …

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EFCC Grants Dokpesi Bail, But Seizes His Passport

Chairman of African Independent Television and founder Daar Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi has been granted bail yesterday. Dokpesi said he was accused of alleged conspiracy and misappropriation of public funds. He was granted bail upon presentation of two guarantors and also seized his passport. He described his two day detention …

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Passenger Dies Aboard Arik Owerri-Lagos Flight

A passenger , Alber Nnadi confirmed dead on board an Arik flight from Owerri to Lagos. Nnadi was said to have been found dead at the when passengers were disembarking the flight at the Murtala Muhammed Domestic Airport GAT, Lagos Arik Air in a statement signed by its Communications manager, …

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