• Intrigues Hinder Implementation Of NIMASA Appointments Committee Report

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    Intrigues seem to have characterised the implementation of the report of the committee set up by the Federal Ministry of Transport to review appointments, placements and promotions carried out in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) from 2008 to 2015. LEADERSHIP investigation revealed that the committee set up by the Ministry has since…

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    Lesser Hajj: ‘Nigerian Embassy Did Not Snub PMB’s Family’

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    The consular-general in the Nigerian embassy in Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Umar, neither side-stepped protocol nor accorded preferential treatment to the family of former Vice President Namadi Sambo over that of President Muhammadu Buhari when both arrived for the lesser Hajj (Umrah) in Saudi Arabia. A senior consular official, who is privy to the protocol arrangements…

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    Centre Calls For Arrest Of NIMASA Boss Over Fraud

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    The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Department of State Security to as a matter of urgent national concern clamp down on the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi, as the Centre has reliably gathered…

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    Patience Jonathan Commences Packing Out Of Aso Villa

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    As the election result trickled in and it became evident that President Goodluck Jonathan had lost, his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, yesterday commenced the process of moving out of the presidential villa. A Presidency source said she summoned her domestic staff and ordered them to pack her personal belongings in readiness for the change of…

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    LEADERSHIP’s Correspondent Escapes Lynching By SURE-P Officials In Lagos

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    LEADERSHIP Newspapers’ transport correspondent, Mr Samson Echenim, yesterday narrowly escaped being lynched by officials in charge of the Subsidy Re-investment Programme (Sure-P) under the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) at the Sure-P training ground in Magodo, Lagos, near the Motorway Centre on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Echenim had gone to the Sure-P training ground to investigate allegations…

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    Presidency: Northern Leaders Express Concerns Over Buhari’s Health

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    Indications have emerged that prominent Northern leaders and elders who had initially declared support for the candidacy of General Muhammadu Buhari in the February elections have started reconsidering their position, following alarms that the general might be suffering a serious health challenge. Reports had it that Buhari collapsed during the presidential campaign rally of the…

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    Economic Management Team To Address Port Challenges

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    The National Economic Management Team chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan has again set up a technical committee to address operational challenges at the nation’s seaports. This is even as some stakeholders have expressed doubts if the federal government would implement suggestions made at the meeting. At a meeting with the technical committee held in Apapa,…

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    Sultan Decries Blame Game As Boko Haram Kills 56 Fishermen In Baga

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    By Midat Joseph, Kaduna; Kareem Haruna, Maiduguri; Muazu Elazeh, Katsina; Bayo Oladeji, Abuja The president of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has told the federal government to wake up to its fundamental and obligatory responsibility of protecting the life and property of Nigerians. The Sultan urged…

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    Exam Ethics Marshals Holds Safe Schools, Pension Workshop

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    Proprietors and administrators of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions have been invited to the south-east pensions and safe schools workshop scheduled to hold at Parktonian Hotel, Awka on 11th November, 2014 by 9am. The Pension and Safe School Workshops have been successfully held for education ministries, agencies and institutions in north-east and north-west zones where…

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    Jonathan Orders Withdrawal Of Tambuwal’s Security Details

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    Two days after formally communicating his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal have been withdrawn on the orders of the President, Commander-in-Chief. Yesterday evening, the Presidency convened a high level meeting ostensibly to discuss Tambuwal’s defection. In attendance At…

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