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BREAKING NEWS: Court jails ex-NIMASA boss, Omatseye for five years

BREAKING NEWS: Court jails ex-NIMASA boss, Omatseye for five years. A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Mr. Raymond Omatseye, to five years in prison for a N1.5bn contract scam. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned for engaging in contract splitting and bid rigging estimated at over N1.5bn while he was the DG of NIMASA. The offence, according to the EFCC, contravened Section 58(4) (d) of the Public Procurement Act, 2007. Omatseye was also charged with money laundering contrary to Sections 14(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004....

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Real Reason Buhari Is After Me-Tompolo

Real Reason Buhari Is After Me-Tompolo Government Ekpemupolo, the Niger Delta militant declared wanted by the Nigerian authorities, has attributed his problems with the current government to Ayiri Emami, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State. In a statement signed by him, Tompolo also blamed the rift between him and Emami for the continuous military siege on his hometown, Gbaramatu, and environs, which he said is being carried out on the pretext of looking for members of the Niger Delta Avengers. By Sahara Reporters May 16, 2016 Government Ekpemupolo, the Niger Delta militant declared wanted...

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APC Is Edo’s Best; Why Obaseki Should Emerge Flag-bearer

#EdoDecides2016 APC IS EDO’S BEST; WHY OBASEKI SHOULD EMERGE FLAGBEARER Published in January 2016 When Governor Adams Oshiomhole became the governor of Edo State, he inherited a state that was abandoned by his predecessor Lucky Igbinedion of the People Democratic Party. He inherited a state that was full of dilapidated infrastructures. He inherited a state that was comatose by reckless leadership, greed, stealing, corruption and diversion of state funds into private pockets – the pockets of Lucky Igbinedion’s family and cronies. Edo State was a mere shadow with nothing to write home about. Then in comes Governor Adams Oshiomhole, he assumed office and rolled up his sleeves. Governor Oshiomhole is not afraid to speak up, where necessary. He embarked on rebuilding Edo State from the crumbles left behind. He wasn’t perturbed about the scale of work He dug and immersed himself into it rebuilding Edo State from scratch. Today, Edo State is standing tall and on the part of progress. As Oshiomhole prepares to leave the stage, like where an actor has concluded a scene, Edo State needs CONTINUITY to continue from where Governor Oshiomhole stopped. So this brings me to the question who now for Edo State? Who will best represent the people and their best interests? To me, Edolites cannot look at People Democratic Party where the Hawks like of “Mr Fix It” are still loitering around...

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Buhari Unveils N.5 trillion Economic Palliative Package ‎

Buhari Unveils N.5 trillion Economic Palliative Package ‎ The Federal Government has unveiled a social investment package designed to impact on the lives of over eight million Nigerians. This was disclosed on Sunday by Dr. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the President, during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja. Akande explained that some parts of this package would become operational in the coming weeks. The Federal Government has unveiled a social investment package designed to impact on the lives of over eight million Nigerians. This was disclosed on Sunday by Dr. Laolu Akande, Senior...

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Is National Assembly Ready For Change?

Is National Assembly ready for change?, by Chukwudi Enekwechi “Without controversy, there is no change, and without change there is no progress.” – Anonymous. Throughout history, change has remained a permanent feature in the affairs of men/women and nations. Change is the reason mankind has advanced in various areas – technology, science, education, governance, agriculture and numerous other endeavours. In Nigeria, we as citizens have been at the forefront clamouring for change from the corrupt and inept ways of our previous leaders. In fact, our recent history as a democratic nation under the PDP administration was characterized by a...

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