*AMCON shuts Senator Bruce’s companies over debt *DSS Arrest: CNPP Demands NSA, EFCC Chairman’s Resignation Within Seven Days

*AMCON shuts Senator Bruce’s companies over debt *DSS Arrest: CNPP Demands NSA, EFCC Chairman’s Resignation Within Seven Days


AMCON shuts Senator Bruce’s companies over debt

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria on Thursday morning sealed the Abuja premises of Silverbird Galleria belonging to Senator Ben Murray Bruce. The galleria currently houses the Abuja studio of the Radio and Television stations of the senator as well as his other business interests. Read more

DSS Arrest: CNPP Demands NSA, EFCC Chairman’s Resignation Within Seven Days

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has demanded the resignation of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Mohammed Babagana Monguno (rtd), and that of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu within seven days following the indictment and subsequent arrest of a member of the Presidential Investigative Committee on Arms Procurement superintended over by the NSA. Read more

Falana: EFCC Can Prosecute Fayose as Sitting Governor

Contrary to the diverse legal opinion that faulted the freezing of the bank accounts of the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, a human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, wednesday said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) could investigate and prosecute him as a sitting governor. Read more

NASU sacks OAU branch over protest, strike

The National Headquarters of the Non-Academic Staff of Universities has dissolved its Obafemi Awolowo University’s Chapter. This was contained in a letter exclusively obtained by our correspondent late Wednesday. The letter tittled ‘Dissolution of NASU, OAU Branch Committee’, was dated June 21, 2016 with ref number NASU/UV/5/Vol.‎XVII/102. Read more

Error Message for Nigerians Trying to Apply for Government Jobs

Nigeria’s government has launched a mass online recruitment drive to offer training and employment opportunities to young people. The initiative has been met with enthusiasm, and a fair bit of frustration from users trying to access the site. Read more

NBC training centre as good as varsity, says MD

Managing Director of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), Mr Ben Langat, has described the training provided by the firm’s Technical Training Centre (TTC) as good as that of a university. Langat spoke last Thursday at the 25th graduation of the centre during which 14 Graduate Engineers and 18 technicians graduated after completing 15 and 18 months intensive training programme. Read more

Learning from NBC

Last Thursday, the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) graduated 32 engineers and technicians from its Technical Training Centre (TTC) after undergoing 15-18-month training in mechanical, electrical, pneumatics, and other aspects of engineering.  Read more

School scores 100% in UK inspection

The Lagos Preparatory School (LPS), Ikoyi, is celebrating its success in the inspection by the Independent School’s Inspectorate (ISI), a well-recognised UK team that inspects schools following the British curriculum overseas. The inspection was carried out over  four days in February. Read more

Foundation donates classrooms, furniture

Ford Foundation has partnered with a human rights group, Journalists for Democratic Rights (JODER), to put smiles on the faces of pupils of Farm Settlement Community Primary School, Odogunyan, a suburb in Ikorodu. Read more

NTI to govt: fight ritual killing, child abuse

The Federal Government has been urged to take up the fight against child abduction for rituals and other violence. Director-General/Chief Executive of the National Teachers’ Institute, (NTI) Dr. Aminu Sharehu made the plea during a special Children’s Day programme in commemoration of this year’s Children’s Day celebrations in Kaduna. Read more

Discount card now available for students, corps members

Many students and corps members in Nigeria are unaware that they can buy goods and pay for various services from about 1,815 firms at a discount of up to 50 per cent. Abimbola Daramola, a former member in the Federal House of Representatives, Abuja, said signing up for the Nigerian Students and Youth Corps Discount Card enables undergraduates of both public and private tertiary institutions to enjoy the discount. Read more

Lagos establishes three primary schools

The Lagos State Government has approved the establishment of three new public primary schools in the state. A memo from the School Support Services Department dated June 13, 2016, listed the schools as: Local Government Primary School, Oke-Ishagun/Ikola, Alimosho Local Government Education Authority (LGEA); Community Primary School, Abule-Eko, Ikorodu LGEA; and Tsangaya Primary School, Orofun, Ibeju-Lekki, LGEA. Read more

Ex-British MP seeks quality education

First black female Member of Parliament United Kingdom, Ms. Diane Abbott, has described education as the only key that open doors to endless opportunities. The British politician who was the keynote speaker at this year’s yearly lecture organised by Oxford and Cambridge Club of Nigeria Spring, brought her wealth of experience in education, socio-economic development and international relations. Read more

Checking youth unemployment

The problem of youth unemployment is attracting global attention.  The issue has been discussed at many local and international forums, with political and economic leaders raising the alarm about the huge population of youths (about 30 percent worldwide) without jobs and the likelihood of that population exploding exponentially in the next decade. Read more

Celebration as ASCON DG bows out

Time stood still on Wednesday last week as Mr Ajibade Peters, Director-General, Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Badagry took a bow from the college after two terms of eight years in the saddle and total of 35 in the institution. The downpour did not dampen the spirits of workers, friends, and well-wishers who trooped to the college to felicitate with Peters and his better half, Rebecca. Read more

Group introduces contract farming to develop agricultural sector

The Federation of Agricultural Commodity Association of Nigeria said on Thursday that it had introduced contract farming among its members as part of efforts to develop the nation’s agricultural sector. The contract farming specialist with FACAN, Mr Isaac Ojonugwa, disclosed this in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. Read more

FG, States Share N305bn as May Allocation Increases by N23bn

The three tiers of government shared a total of N305.128 billion for the month of May as the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) concluded its plenary in Abuja wednesday. The increased allocation, which is N23.628 billion higher than the N281.500 billion shared on April was attributable largely to improved collections in mineral and non-mineral receipts. Read more

Halliburton: Fayose, A Drowning Man – Lagos Lawmaker –

Member representing Epe Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Segun Olulade, has said that the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose is gradually becoming a nuisance and should immediately be called to order by leader of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Olulade in a statement issued on Wednesday, wondered why Fayose has chosen to continually attack President Muhammadu Buhari and extending it to his the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari.

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Humanitarian emergency grips Nigerian aid camp – MSF

More than 1,200 people have died from starvation and illness at an aid camp in Northeastern Nigeria that houses people fleeing the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Thursday. Read more

Vardy rejects Gunners move, commits to Leicester

Jamie Vardy gave a huge boost to champions Leicester on Thursday by rejecting an offer from Arsenal to sign a new contract. The 29-year-old striker — presently on duty with England at the Euro 2016 finals — agreed to an improved four year contract offer from ‘The Foxes’ and spurning Arsenal’s advances after they activated a £20million ($30m) release clause. Read more

Pistorius says Steenkamp would want him freed

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has said he believes his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp would want him to devote his life to charity rather than be sent back to prison for killing her.The South African former Paralympian athlete, who is awaiting a jail sentence for murdering Steenkamp in 2013, told British broadcaster ITV that he did not kill his partner intentionally. Read more

Britain votes on EU membership after tight campaign

Millions of Britons voted Thursday in a bitterly-fought, knife-edge referendum that could pull the island nation out of the EU and spark the biggest crisis in the bloc’s 60-year history. A record 46.5 million voters have registered to decide Britain’s future in the 28-nation European Union, which was born out of a determination to unite in lasting peace after the carnage of two world wars. Read more

Pistorius does not want to ‘waste his life’ in prison

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who has been convicted of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has said he he does not want to “waste my life” behind bars.  In his first TV interview since he shot her dead at his home on Valentine’s Day 2013, Read more




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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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