Monthly Archives: June 2019

Osinbajo distances self from Ruga settlement

• Says FG Will Not Take States Land For Scheme • Govt. Secures 55,000 Hectares Of Land For Programme As the controversy surrounding the Federal Government’s plan to establish Ruga settlements for cattle herders across the country rages, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied that his office was coordinating the programme, even as some states have already donated lands for

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FG phases out old Yellow Card, replaces with new electronic version

The Federal Government has announced its plan to phase out completely, all old versions of Yellow Card and replace with a new e-Yellow Card with effect from Monday, July 1. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, who disclosed this yesterday in Abuja, said the introduction of the new e-Yellow Card, otherwise known as International Certificate of

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Otedola completes sale of Forte Oil, deal lifts share price by 10%

Barely one week after the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), endorsed the transfer of the 75 per cent majority equity in Forte oil, from its Chairman to Prudent Energy and Services Limited, in a share purchase deal, Femi Otedola yesterday, completed his divestment after receiving full payment for the sale to Prudent Energy. With the development, Otedola appears to now focus

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NBC lifts suspension on AIT, Raypower

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission(NBC) has lifted the suspension placed on the Daar Communication, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power FM. NBC director general Isaq Modibbo Kawu announced the settlement on Friday an agreement was reached by both parties. The settlement, he said, is based on the fulfilment of some conditions. NBC in May sent two separate letters

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Buhari to announce cabinet in July, says SGF

The long-awaited announcement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet ministers will become a reality in July after the National Assembly completes its leadership processes and lawmakers resume from recess. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, disclosed this in an interview with The Guardian on the sidelines of the just-concluded meetings of the African Export-Import Bank in

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Court dismisses certificate forgery case against Kwara governor

Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin yesterday dismissed the certificate forgery case filed against Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State after the claimant insisted he was withdrawing the case. Justice Adenike Akinpelu struck out the case after Adekunle Oluwafemi Abraham, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who had filed the case, told the court he had indeed

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Osinbajo’s comment display of Buhari’s insensitivity to Nigerians, says PDP

Yoruba youths berate Afenifere faction for misquoting Vice President The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s dismissal of kidnappings in the country has confirmed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration is insensitive to the sufferings of Nigerians.A statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, it argued that by attempting to trivialise kidnapping, Osinbajo

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