Day: March 22, 2019

PENGASSAN tells Buhari: You can no longer remain as Petroleum Minister

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a substantive minister for the petroleum sector in his second term. Mr. Francis Johnson, PENGASSAN President made the appeal while fielding questions from journalists on Friday in Lagos on the association’s National Executive Council (NEC) held on Thursday. According to Johnson, separating both offices will allow for a more efficient and effective management of the oil and gas sector. It will be recalled that in the last four years, President Buhari had combined his position with that of petroleum minister, while...

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60 die, 28 injured in accident involving two buses

No fewer than 60 passengers are reported killed on Friday in a head-on collision between two buses in southern Ghana. The incident happened about 2:00 am in the Bono East region, some 430 kilometres by road north of the capital, Accra, the region police commander, Joseph Antwi Gyawu, said “the vehicles were travelling in separate directions when the collision occurred.” “At least 60 people have been confirmed dead and one of the buses caught fire with the other seriously mangled,” he added. It was gathered that the buses were each carrying about 50 passengers at the time of the...

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Charly Boy: Keyamo breaks silence on payment

Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, has reacted to claims by Co-convener of Our Mumu Don Do Movement, Charly boy that he (Keyamo) paid him millions to attack Atiku Abubakar. DAILY POST reported that Charly boy in a viral video on Friday confessed to have collected money from Keyamo to promote his song which was against Atiku Abubakar. He was quoted as saying, “When Festus Keyamo came to discuss Deji’s matter with me, he heard my new song where I was dissing Atiku, he paid for the...

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Much Ado About Rita Orji’s Exparte Order

On March 7, 2019, the attention of the Ajeromi-Ifelodun polity was drawn to an Exparte Interim Order in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by Hon. Justice Bello Kawu, in a suit No.: FCT/HC/CV/1252/19 with Motion No. M/3903/19 being a suit filed by Hon. Rita Orji and the Peoples Democratic Party being Applicants and had as Respondents, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); The Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner; The All Progressives Congress (APC); Hon. Kolawole Taiwo; Mr. Adeshola Adelaja and Mr. Ulocha Nnabugwu Oscar. The order as stated, wanted the court to restrain the respondents...

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Ekiti FA unveils logo and trophies

In a move that has been described as the journey into a new dawn for football in Ekiti state, the football association yesterday unveiled its new logo and five gold trophies for this year’s football activities. The well attended event held at Benaiah Hotel, Ado-Ekiti, which had the crème de la crème of football in Ekiti state in attendance was indeed, historic. The Acting Chairman of EKSFA, Ariyo Amos Yomi in his speech enthused greatly about the new football calendar of the FA and particularly, the new competitions planned to help revive football in the state. ” We are...

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