LIFE AND LIVING

KOGI PDP PRIMARY: FIVE ASPIRANTS STEP DOWN FOR WADA

A few hours to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Primary Election in Kogi State, five  aspirants Tuesday morning stepped down from contesting the party candidacy in favour of immediate past state governor Capt. Idris Wada. Wada was defeated in the November 2015 governorship election by Prince Abubakar Audu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) …

FG SUMMONS SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSIONER OVER XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

The Federal Government has summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Bobby Moroe, over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. Moroe and an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the development to Daily Sun in Abuja. The meeting, Moroe and the official said, was billed to commence at 11 am. The summon …

RECAPITALISATION DEBACLE: WHY MOST DISCOS MAY CLOSE SHOP

If there is one sure way most observers of the current political dispensation would want to assess President Muhammadu Buhari’s success or otherwise at the end of the next four years as Commander InChief of the Nigerian nation, perhaps its fledgling power sector could readily fill the log. But as if it understands this urgency of …

FG SETS UP COMMITTEES ON REVENUE SHARING FORMULA, EXPAND REVENUE BASE

The Federal Government has constituted 12 committees to review the present revenue sharing formula of the federation as well as ways to expand the revenue base of the nation. Chairman, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Mr. Elias Mbas made the disclosure,  yesterday, in Abuja at the inauguration of chairmen and members of the Committees. …

EFCC ARRAIGNS ATIKU’S SON-IN-LAW, LAWYER FOR MONEY LAUNDERING

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Abdullahi Babalele, a son in-law of former Vice President and Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar. Mr Babalele was docked on Wednesday before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on a two-count charge of alleged …

EL-ZAKZAKY ALLEGEDLY DECRIES SITUATION IN INDIAN HOSPITAL

The embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has allegedly decried the condition of Medanta Hospital, New Delhi, where he was taken for treatment, insisting that the situation is worse than what obtains in Nigeria.  El-Zakzaky was quoted as saying an audio message issued on Wednesday that the condition in the health facility …

NIGERIA PRISONS SERVICE NOW NIGERIAN CORRECTIONAL SERVICE

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to an act, changing the name of Nigeria Prisons Service to Nigerian Correctional Service.  The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday. According to him, the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019, repeals the Prisons Acts and changes …