Court clears FG of disobedience on Dasuki

[caption id="attachment_9737" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sambo Dasuki[/caption] A High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday cleared the Federal Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of disobedience of any court order in the ongoing trial of ex-National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki. The court held that it was wrong for Dasuki to accuse the federal government and the EFCC of violating the order granting him bail when there was evidence that he was only arrested after he had been released from prison for fulfilling his bail conditions. Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf gave the ruling on Dasuki’s application in which he had sought among others, an order restraining the EFCC from proceeding with his prosecution and an order quashing the charge against him....

Beyonce to embark on ‘Formation’ world tour

[caption id="attachment_9729" align="alignleft" width="300"] Beyonce Knowles Carter[/caption] The Queen B is set for her world tour named after the singer recently released song and video, ‘Formation’ Less than 24 hours after releasing her ‘Formation’ single, and five minutes from burning down the Pepsi Halftime Super Bowl 50 stage has the pop mega-star announced the Formation World Tour. The aforementioned performance happened to be a spot-on dress rehearsal for Mrs. Carter is rocking nothing but sports stadiums this time around. Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, Feb. 15 in Europe and Tuesday, Feb. 16 in North America. Members of the Beehive will be privy to purchase tickets in advance beginning Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Monday, Feb. 15 for shows going on sale on Feb. 22.  ...

Muyiwa Ademola, Bimbo Oshin star in new movie

[caption id="attachment_9725" align="alignnone" width="300"] Bose Oladimeji’s new movie[/caption] Rising actress cum producer, Bose Oladimeji is currently filming her new movie titled Aiye Etan (World of Deceit). Shot in Lagos, the forthcoming movie parades stars like Muyiwa Ademola, Bimbo Oshin and others. An English graduate, Bose Oladimeji joined Nollywood in 2009 cutting her teeth under the tutelage of seasoned director,  Adebayo Tijani. She made her first appearance in a film titled, ‘Owe Akala and has since featured in several movies....

I am sorry, Oliseh apologises to NFF

[caption id="attachment_9731" align="alignnone" width="300"] Sunday Oliseh[/caption] TVC E, SPORT - Super Eagles head Coach, Sunday Oliseh has retracted his outburst on the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF after his recent attacks on the federation as well as his perceived critics. In a text message to one of the national dailies, the NFF president Amaju Pinnick confirmed that Oliseh sent in the apology on Monday. “Yes, he did,” Pinnick responded to a text message sent to him by our correspondent. The Super Eagles coach has received a lot of criticism since Nigeria crashed out at the knockout stage of CHAN 2016. Oliseh in turn fired back, saying his team were not well motivated while the competition lasted in Rwanda. On Sunday he lashed out at his critics calling them “insane”. ...

Court dismisses Dasuki’s application to halt trial

TVC E, NEWS - The FCT  high court has dismissed the application filed by  Sambo Dasuki  to quash the charges against him. The trial judge, Yusuf baba Hussain, held that the EFCC is not in contempt of the court since he's now in custody of the DSS. The judge held that the application lacked merit and was subsequently struck out  ...

Adamawa APC refutes suspension of Gov. Bindow’s CoS

TVC E, POLITICS - The Adamawa State Chapter of All Progressive Congress, APC, has refuted the purported suspension of Abba Jimeta, the Chief of Staff to Governor Jibrilla Bindow by the embattled Yola North party Chairman Hon Salihu Baba Ahmed. The party's state Organising Secretary Ahmed Lawal addressing journalists in Yola said that the suspension is illegal ran contrary to the APC constitution. He said that the embattled chairman who announced the suspension of the Chief of Staff to the Governor defected from APC to Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) during the last general election wondering why such a person will mischievously go on air to announce the suspension of the party chieftain on personal ground....

Organised Labour protest new electricity tariff in Abuja

[caption id="attachment_9708" align="alignleft" width="300"] Transmission Plant[/caption] TVCE, BUSINESS - Organised labour and Civil society organisations in Nigeria say only a reversal of the recent forty five per cent increment in electricity tariff will guarantee industrial peace and harmony. They insist arbitrary increase cannot take effect when there is a subsisting court order restraining electricity distribution companies from going ahead with the increment. Correspondent Joke Adisa reports that Nigerian workers and their leaders made good their threat to picket distribution companies, the regulatory commission and the National Assembly. They are bent on registering their displeasure at the new tariff regime which took effect from the first of this month. The take-off point is the Labour House recently renamed Pascal Bafyau House. The protesters file into the streets causing traffic jams and chanting solidarity songs Placards in hand, they head for the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company where they insist that the electricity tariff shouldn't be hiked until all consumers...

Anti-corruption war must start from the top – Olusegun Obasanjo

TVC E. The former president of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo has described corruption as a ‘hydra-headed monster’ and stressed that the fight against it must begin from the top. The ex-president was a special guest at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun state, on Friday, where he called on President Muhammadu Buhari to start his anti-graft fight with himself, the vice president, the Senate president and the speaker of the House of Representatives. “I believe very much that fighting corruption just has to start from the top.” This was during the institution’s Staff Club’s interactive programme titles “Seventh Roundtable with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Reflections of an Elder Statesman. ...

Janitors earn N375,000 in Niger state

  TVC E. It was learnt from a close source to the verification firm, Sally Tibbot Consultants that no fewer than three permanent secretaries in Niger State civil service earned over N1.3 million monthly. It was revealed that  the salary of a permanent secretary should be between N400,000  and N500, 000 but the said permanent secretaries because of their professional background earn another salaries as consultants to another government agency bringing their monthly earnings to N1.3 million. Investigation revealed that a messenger earns N265,000 in Ministry of Finance and a cleaner also earns N375,000 in General Hospital Minna whereas they are supposed to earn less than N30,000 each monthly. In the same vein at the Veterinary Department  in the Ministry of Agriculture a man who took cows for grazing earns accelerated salary scale of  N375,000  while originally his salary is  only N23,000 monthly. This was revealed during the ongoing verification of the state workforce on how...

Nigerian Shaapera wins ‘TECNO Own The Stage’

TVC E. It was a pleasant and memorable night for Shaapera that, after months of competing against some of Africa’s finest talents, Shaapera yesterday February 7, emerged as the maiden winner of ''TECNO Own The Stage.'' The Nigerian-born Shaapera went home with the competition’s grand prize of $25,000 at the end of Sunday’s Grand Finale in Lagos. she also earned for herself a recording deal as well as a brand new TECNO Phantom 5 . While Nandy from Tanzanian went home with $15,000, a three-month internship programme at the internationally acclaimed Chocolate City, and a Tecno Phantom 5 smartphone, while Pascal, from Phantom 5 smartphone finished in third place and earned for himself $10,000 and a Tecno Phantom 5 smartphone. Sikin, who was the other Kenyan that made it into Sunday’s Grand Finale, placed fourth at the end of the show....

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