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For returning unentitled money paid into her account, public servant is punished!

Contrary to the expectations of many Nigerians that Mrs Husseina Mohammed, a civil servant in kogi state attached to the Teaching Service Commission will be compensated for her honesty in returning the sum of ... ...

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Woman hires her 17 Year Old daughter’s boyfriend to Kill Husband over Insurance Money (PHOTOS)

A newlywed Nigerian woman, 45 year old Uloma Curry-Walker, who was accused of soliciting her firefighter husband’s murder in order to collect $100,000 in insurance money has been convicted of aggravated murder. As God will have it, she wasted her husband’s life for nothing because his ex-wife was still the beneficiary of his Insurance policy.

Acting President Osinbajo replies NASS

The Acting President, Chairing the Federal Executive Council (FEC)in Abuja has replied the Senate which has indicated that it will, henceforth, not attend to anything from the executive unless the EFCC, Mr Magu is removed from office. Below is the statement credited to the Acting President's office:  

As Governor Tanko Almakura fails to pay workers entitlements, he again lies about abuse of traditional rulers by his critiques.

MegaNews can report that after returning from pilgrimage, Governor Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa State has not settled the entitlements of workers in the State. Instead, he adduces an argument that, workers are only 1% of the population.  

Dr Doyin Okupe, former spokesman for President Jonathan Goodluck bids goodbye to the PDP....

Former spokesman for former President Jonathan Goodluck, Doyin Okupe, has resigned from the PDP and party politics for now. Enumerating what appears to be reasons for his seeming frustration with the ongoing polity in the country, he emphasized ...  

OPINIONS

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 16:39

Simon Bako Lalong- the Governor-elect of Plateau State was born on May 5th, 1963. He is a native of Ajikamai in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State. Simon Bako Lalong had his Primary School Education at R.C.M. Primary School Shendam, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1977.

 

He went to G.S.S Shendam where he obtained his O’ Level Certificate in 1982, and thereafter, went to S.P.S Keffi where he obtained IJMB in 1986. This enabled him to study Law at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree in 1990.

He was at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, where he had his one year compulsory studies and was called to bar in 1991. He thereafter, went to University of Jos for post graduate studies, obtaining a Masters Degree in Law(LLM) in 1986.

Lalong started his legal practice in 1992 with the prestigious T- Obot & Co. Legal Practitioners, Jos. This he did soon after serving the mandatory National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) in the Legal Unit of FCDA Abuja. He also worked with Victor Fomwul & Co. Jos from 1997- 1999 as a Managing Partner. He later established his own chambers and was the Principal Partner of Simon B. Lalong & Co. Legal Practitioners.

In 1999, he harkened to the call of the people of Shendam constituency to contest into the state House of Assembly, which he won with a landslide victory under the platform of the PDP (a party he took part in its formation in Shendam L.G.A.). He was subsequently made the Speaker of the State House of Assembly in October 2000.

As a Speaker, Lalong’s rare leadership qualities earned him the record of the longest serving Speaker in the history of Plateau state legislature (2000 – 2006 i.e seven years of unbroken quality leadership).

Also, while serving as a Speaker, his leadership qualities endeared him to all his fellow Speakers across the 36 states in Nigeria who elected him twice as; Chairman, Nigerian Conference of Speakers (i.e. forum of all the 36 Speakers of the federation) from 2001- 2002. He was the National Chairman, forum of All former Speakers of Nigeria and also Chairman of former State Legislators, Plateau State Chapter.

Lalong’s outstanding qualities also made him to win the 1999 and 2003 elections into the State House of Assembly representing Shendam Constituency. As a Member and a Speaker who has served longer than those before and after him (at least as at date), he is proud to be associated with the following landmark enactments leading to: the Establishment of Plateau State University (now Solomon Lar University) Bokkos, Establishment of College of Agriculture Garkawa, Establishment of College of Arts, Science and Remedial Studies, Kurgwi, Creation of additional/new chiefdoms and districts, Creation of additional State Wards, Private Bill on establishment of structures in Local Govt. Councils.

Simon Bako Lalong contested for the Governorship in Plateau state in the April 2015 elections under the Platform of the All Progressive Congress(APC) and won.

RELIGION

Nasarawa State: Which Way Forward For Christians?

Let me first thank you the organizers of this meeting of Christians in Nasarawa State for inviting me to speak to you today on the present prevailing situation that has adversely affected us as a people and a church. I see your invitation to me as a privilege for me to be used by...

WORLD NEWS

9/11 Survivor Captured In Iconic Photo Dies Of Cancer

Marcy Borders, a survivor of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks who was photographed covered in dust after fleeing the World Trade Center, has died of stomach cancer. Borders' family announced her death Tuesday on Facebook. She was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year at the age o...

BUSINESS NEWS

Aganga Says Nigeria Accounts For 75% New Investments In Africa

The Minister of Trade and Investment in Nigeria, Mr Olusegun Aganga, has given the nation’s economy a clean bill of health, saying that despite the challenges of poor infrastructural development, epileptic power supply, insecurity in some states in the north-east, Nigeria’s economy still accounts for 75 per cent of new investments in Africa.  

SPORTS NEWS

Africa's richest man, Nigeria's Dangote, plans to bid for Arsenal soccer club

Lagos - Africa's richest man, Nigerian Aliko Dangote, announced on Thursday that he wanted to buy English soccer team Arsenal and would make a bid "at the right time". Also read: Super Falcons to return Saturday after poor show Dangote, 58, is listed as the 67th richest person ...

NIGERIAN NEWS

Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton Net Most Super Saturday Delegates

Kansas Republican caucus-goers awarded Donald Trump a bit of humility with a 25-percentage point spanking. Cruz also prevailed in Maine’s GOP caucuses, pulling in 60 delegates last night to 46 for Trump, who won in Kentucky and Louisiana and urged Marco Rubio to quit.Meanwhile, B...