Daily Archives: October 23, 2017

Dambazau lied, I didn’t reinstate, post Maina – Head of Service

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Monday said there was no truth in the reports that she approved the reinstatement of a former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms ...

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IPv6 Council harps on early migration, visits Internet Solutions

As part of its mandate and effort in creating awareness among service providers in the nation Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, the Internet Protocol ...

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FirstBank supports 2017 Down Syndrome Awareness Week

FirstBank has pledged its support for The 2017 Annual Awareness Week of the Down Syndrome Foundation, scheduled for Monday, October 23 – 27. The 2017 ...

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NCC boss, Danbatta, to deliver 23rd BUK inaugural lecture

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, will deliver the 23rd professorial inaugural lecture of Bayero University, Kano ...

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Breaking: Buhari orders immediate sack of Maina from service

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate disengagement of the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, from service ...

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BREAKING: Everton sack manager Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman became the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season on Monday when he was sacked by Everton ...

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Woman sues ex-husband for disrupting marriage

A divorcee, Hajara Usman, on Monday sued her former husband before an Upper Area Court in Karu, Abuja, for stopping her from re-marrying. Usman, residing ...

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BREAKING: Metuh requests to call Jonathan as witness

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday that he would subpoena as his defence witness former President Goodluck Jonathan. His lawyer, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), told Justice Okon Abang that he had written Jonathan to that effect but that the former President did not reply. Ikpeazu said his intention was to apply for subpoena to be issued on Jonathan after the detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, earlier summoned to testify as Metuh’s witness ended his testimony. He said, “We have another witness on subpoena, and at the end of the evidence of this another witness, we will take a decision on whether or not the first defendant (Metuh) will testify. “The other witness we want to subpoena is Goodluck Jonathan, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.” Responding to further questions from the judge, Ikpeazu said, “We wrote him a letter but he did not respond and our plan will be to apply for the subpoena after the first application (for subpoena to be issued on Dasuki).” Although Ikpeazu said Dasuki was scheduled to be the next to testify for the defence, the ex-NSA was absent from court on Monday. Dasuki’s lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN), was however in court to oppose the request to compel the ex-NSA to testify as Metuh’s defence witness. The court session is ongoing. The Court of Appeal in Abuja had on September 29, ordered the Department of State Service to produce Dasuki before the court in Abuja to enable him to testify as Metuh’s witness. In a unanimous judgement delivered by its three-man panel, the Court of Appeal ordered the trial judge, Justice Abang before whom Metuh is being prosecuted, to immediately sign the subpoena filed by the ex-PDP spokesperson and same be served on Dasuki, who has been the custody of the DSS since December 2015. Justice Peter Ige, who prepared and read the lead judgement of the three-man panel of the appellate court,directed Justice Abang to indicate the date which the DSS must produce Dasuki in court and other subsequent dates when the ex-NSA’s court attendance would be required. Other members of the panel, Justices Emmanuel Agim and Mohammed Mustapha, agreed with the lead judgment. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, had in January 2016, arraigned Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Limited, on seven counts of money laundering involving alleged cash transaction of $2m and fraudulent receipt of N400m meant for procurement of arms from the NSA office on November 22, 2014. - Punch.

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My govt not full of lies, facts are there – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied the allegation that his government is full of lies and propaganda ...

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Yar’Adua University hires snake charmers

Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University has hired snake charmers to rid the campus of snakes after a student was bitten and died. The dean of student ...

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