The Oyo State Government on Sunday declared that it has exempted some Mosques and Churches that are not making profit from payment of taxes and levies. Executive Assistant to the state Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe, disclosed this at the thanksgiving mass to celebrate the 70th year birthday of the Catholic Archbishop of Ibadan Diocese, Most Rev....
The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it has dismissed three soldiers arrested among a kidnapping gang in the outskirts of Maiduguri. Olusegun Adeniyi, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this while handing over the dismissed soldiers to the police in Maiduguri. Mr Adeniyi, a major general, disclosed that the soldiers were arrested with 22 other suspects by a joint...
The Nigerian Army says the Operation Positive Identification (OPPI) in the North East has started yielding positive results with the arrest of five key terrorists suppliers and fighters. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), Col. Ado Isa, disclosed this on Monday. Isa said that the troops of OPLD had intensified searching for and arresting all suspected...
The Zamfara State Government said it has obtained ‘credible intelligence reports’ indicating that some politicians in the state “are making clandestine moves to destabilise the state.” The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) controlled government did not mention the names of the politicians. A statement issued by Director General, Press Affairs, Zamfara Government House, Yusuf Gusau, alleged that the politicians are collaborating...
The House of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Capital on Sunday upheld the victory of Nse Ntuen (APC), member representing people of Essien Udim at the State House of Assembly. The presiding Judge, Justice Akanbi also ordered the INEC to issue the APC candidate Certificate of Return, having been declared and returned by the...
The Chairman of the Labour Party in Ogun State, Comrade Abayomi Arabambi, has denied having any deal with the immediate past governor of the state, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, in respect to the party’s election petition against the incumbent Prince Dapo Abiodun at the tribunal. Arabambi cleared the air over a controversial letter allegedly written by him and sent to...
In an effort to discharge one of its statutory responsibilities of encouraging what is good and forbidding what is haram, Kano State Hisbah Board has destroyed over 196,400 bottles of alcohol. Speaking shortly after flagging off the destruction exercise at Kalemawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area, Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, said Islam has strongly condemned...
Former Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has said that the elderly people in South East may embrace the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, if the other parts of Nigeria conspire and deny the zone Presidency in 2023. He also said that the agitation and crusade being carried out by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his group for...
The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has reiterated its readiness to empower additional 106,000 women across four states in Northern Nigeria, with a sum of N1.1 billion before the end of 2019. This initiative is in continuation of its micro-grant programme aimed at poverty amelioration through economic empowerment of women. The Aliko Dangote Foundation has already commenced the identification of...
The Nigerian Army has disclosed that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) have busted and arrested 18 suspected cultists with 3 serving army personnel, who are allegedly involved in kidnapping and armed robbery in Maiduguri, Borno State. Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, OPLD, Colonel Ado Isa made the disclosure in a statement issued on Sunday where he said the...