Amnesty International and global rejection

By Peter Kayode Amnesty International has been in the news again, this time around, and its typical fashion of turning the truth on its head in pursuit of an often disjointed agenda aimed towards causing conflict in countries where they have their operations. The case of Nigeria is no different from other countries where Amnesty International have been accused of …

Court orders Toke Makinwa to pay ex-husband N1m for defamation

Toke Makinwa …OPA to remove defamatory words from book within 30 days By Onozure Dania  Justice Olukayode Ogunjobi, of a Lagos High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square Thursday ordered On Air Personality (OAP) Omotoke ‘Toke’ Makinwa to pay ex-husband and fitness entrepreneur Maje Ayida the sum of N1 million for defamation.  Justice Ogunjobi said that …

Toke Makinwa loses legal battle to ex-husband, Maje Ayida

By Juliet Ebirim A Lagos State High Court at Tafawa Balewa Square presided by Hon. Justice Ogunjobi on 12th November 2020 has ruled in favour of fitness entrepreneur Maje Ayida over defamation lawsuit against popular media personality, Toke Makinwa. The court in its judgment held that after careful consideration of the evidence before the court, it …

Why alternative dispute resolution is useful for business conflicts – Osinbajo

…..VP assures foreign investors: Terms of doing business in Nigeria very competitive Professor Yemi Osinbajo As part of measures to attract foreign investors, the Buhari administration is promoting the adoption of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and creating the necessary infrastructure which will enhance the speedy resolution of business related disputes, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, …

Vanguard Thanksgiving: Nigeria’s glory, dignity will be restored soon — Cleric

From left: Pastor Israel Akerele, Elder Orisi Emmanuel, Coordinator, Vanguard Media Fellowship; Pastor Patrick Ayomike, G.O. Hope of Glory Christian Centre and Guest Minister, Mr. Gbenga Adefaye, GM/Editor-in -Chief, Vanguard Media Ltd., and Mr. Innocent Nwanekwu, Assistant, Admin Manager, Vanguard, during the Vanguard Media Christian Fellowship End of the Year Thanksgiving and Praise Service, held at …

Ahmed Omilana’s gift to humanity

Dr. Ahmed Omilana and his wife, Funmilayo. Dr. Ahmed Omilana, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of Fitplus Healthcare Limited, is a medical pacesetter. For the medical expert, scientist and serial entrepreneur, the sky is the limit as he will go to any length to make sure he gives his all whether he is working on a new …

El-Rufai leads old students to GSS Kafanchan reunion

  Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State is among dignitaries expected as the Old Students Association of Government Secondary School, Kafanchan hold their reunion on Saturday. Other renowned personalities expected are immediate past Governor of Katsina State and Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu Shema, His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Isah Muhammadu, Emir of Jema’a. Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Moses …

Defamation: El-Rufai slams N1.5bn suit against Omokri, Odinkalu, others

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai. By Ikechukwu Nnochiri Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna State has filed defamation suits against a former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, erstwhile Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu and other activists, demanding an aggregate sum of N1.5billion as damages. The Kaduna State …

FG endorses digital ID for IDPs

To establish centre for Digital Innovation By Emmanuel Elebeke The Federal government has approved digital identity for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs and also Centre for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This followed  a presentation of memos to the Federal Executive Council on a Draft National Policy on Digital Identity for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria and a …

Kaduna commences verification of retirees

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The Kaduna State Pension Bureau has commenced the payment verification for two batches  of  retirees and deceased people under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS). A statement issued by Professor Salamatu Isah, the Executive Secretary of the Bureau on Thursday, said that the exercise began on Tuesday   and it will cover batches 7 …

#EndSARS campaigners tackle CBN in court, seek unfreezing of accounts

Allege denial of fair hearing, abuse of judicial process By Ikechukwu Nnochiri – Abuja Fourteen out of the twenty alleged #EndSARS promoters that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, secured an order to freeze their bank accounts, on Thursday, approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to set-aside the order. In a motion they filed …

Alleged Arrest: ‘Depressed’ Sowore plotting to commit suicide  – Group

The Coalition Against Fake Activists (CAFA) has rubbished alarm of arrest raised by Omoyele Sowore, describing the Sahara Reporters publisher as “depressed, plotting to commit suicide”. CAFA demanded that Sowore be urgently placed under suicide watch due to the “underlying mental and psychological conditions that can no longer be ignored”. The group said this has become paramount following a tweet in which …

Alleged Arrest: ‘Depressed’ Sowore plotting to commit suicide – Group

  The Coalition Against Fake Activists (CAFA) has rubbished alarm of arrest raised by Omoyele Sowore, describing the Sahara Reporters publisher as “depressed, plotting to commit suicide”. CAFA demanded that Sowore be urgently placed under suicide watch due to the “underlying mental and psychological conditions that can no longer be ignored”. The group said this has become paramount following a tweet in …

Reps query BPP over N22million welfare package, N57million for travels

By Tordue Salem – Abuja The House of Representatives Committee on Public Procurement on Thursday rebuked the Bureau of Public Procurement over a ‘frivolous’ expenditure of N57million on local and international travels and N22 million spent on welfare packages for staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. While N52,073,305 was expended on local travel N5,697,055 was spent …

1140 active COVID-19 cases managed in Lagos communities — Commissioner

Professor Akin Abayomi The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has disclosed that 1140 active cases of COVID-19 were being managed in Lagos communities under the state’s home-based care programme. Abayomi made the disclosure through his verified Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi on Thursday while giving the state’s COVID-19 update. The commissioner said that the …

MDAs will return unspent funds to treasury after Dec 31— Akabueze

Ben Akabueze By Sherifat Lawal The Director-General, Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, has stated that all unutilised funds by Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, will be returned to the treasury by December. Akabueze, who made this known on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday, added that Nigerian system is designed in such a way that yearly budget …

FG commences transfer of N20,000 to rural women in Gombe

Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. The Federal Government has commenced the disbursement of N20,000 cash transfer to 1,000 rural women in Gombe State. The event was inaugurated by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, in Gombe on Thursday. According to Farouk, …

Police gun down 4 suspected bandits, recover 2 motorcycles in Niger

The Police Command in Niger said its operatives in collaboration with a local vigilance group have shot four suspected bandits in Mashegu Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Adamu Usman, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Thursday. Usman …