MonthFebruary 2016

Gunmen abduct retired SSS officer in Taraba

A retired officer of the State Security Service, Mr Hosea Danjuma, was on Tuesday abducted by gunmen at his residence in Baisa, headquarters of Kurmi Local Government Area of Taraba. The Caretaker Chairman of the council, Mr Steven Agya, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jalingo. Agya […] Gunmen abduct retired SSS officer in Taraba [hmp_player]

Siasia is better than Oliseh – Onigbinde

Former Super Eagles handler, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, has stated that Samson Siasia is a better tactician than Sunday Oliseh. Siasia has been appointed as the interim coach of the national team, after Oliseh resigned from the position last month. Onigbinde has now publicly backed his appointment and claimed he has better experience and behaviour. “I […] Siasia is better than Oliseh – Onigbinde [hmp_player]

We know nothing about Ese’s abduction – Kano State government

Kano State Government has dissociated itself from the reported abduction, forced marriage and conversion to Islam of one Ese Oruru from Bayelsa state since Aug. 2015. A statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports, Malam Muhammed Garba, who condemned the whole episode, decried security agencies’ poor handling of the matter. It […] We know nothing about Ese’s abduction – Kano State government [hmp_player]

Emeka Anyaoku kicks against devaluation of naira

A former Commonwealth Secretary General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has kicked against the calls in some quarters for the devaluation of Nigerian currency, Naira. Anyaoku said the devaluation will no doubt lead to inflation, to the detriment of common man. He made this observation in Akure, Ondo State capital, during the Anniversary Symposium organized by the […] Emeka Anyaoku kicks against devaluation of naira [hmp_player]

N2.3bn scam: Court admits more exhibits against Akpobolokemi, others

A federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Tuesday, admitted more exhibits against a former Director- General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi and five others. Akpobolokemi is standing trial, alongside five others, on a 13- count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing and fraudulent conversion of funds, to the […] N2.3bn scam: Court admits more exhibits against Akpobolokemi, others [hmp_player]

Ikpeazu dissolves Transition Committees in 17 LGs, names new Heads

Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has approved the dissolution of Transition Committees in the 17 Local Government Areas of Abia State. The Transition Committee Chairmen were directed to hand over to the Head of Service of their Local Government areas. A statement by the Governor’s aide, Obed Asiegbu, called on Abia State Independent […] Ikpeazu dissolves Transition Committees in 17 LGs, names new Heads [hmp_player]

State Government fires Akwa United FC board

The Akwa Ibom State Government, has disbanded Akwa United FC’s interim board on Tuesday. Governor Udom Emmanuel took the decision, after the Promise Keepers were dumped out of the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup over the weekend. Maurice Cooreman’s team needed a draw to progress to the next round, after they beat AS Vita 1-0 awat […] State Government fires Akwa United FC board [hmp_player]

UBA appoints Kennedy Uzoka as Group Managing Director, Victor Osadolor as Deputy MD

The UBA Group Board Tuesday approved the appointment of Kennedy Uzoka as the new Group Managing Director, with effect from August 1st, 2016 and subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Mr Uzoka succeeds Phillips Oduoza, who retires on July 31, 2016, after two terms of leading the UBA Group. According to […] UBA appoints Kennedy Uzoka as Group Managing Director, Victor Osadolor as Deputy MD [hmp_player]